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Education, fortune & teachers

Courtesy: Pradeep Maheswari, trainers forum

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

- Jim Rohn

Education is the abitlity to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence

- Robert Frost

Relationship with teachers. Notes from my diary
by Pradeep Pk Maheshwari on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:47pm

I wonder why the students of modern times do not see the incongruity. They go to a teacher whom they call Master to learn because evidently they know and feel that they do not know and are not certain of the path. BUT they presume themselves to be knowledgeable enough to judge/test the teacher.

First appreciate the work the teachers do. Second appreciate that they are not doing a job but a service. Third appreciate that the teacher is not obliged to his student but it is the other way round. Fourth appreciate that the teachers are there to pass on their learning and always also judge the receptivity, eagerness and readiness of the student. When they feel the vessel is not ready or wasting time, they often withdraw.

1) I tend to think that The Buddha had many prior lives of preparation for the break that he got in the one he realized Enlightenment.

And to many other Qs floating around, here is my input:

2) Quotes should be seen only in context to get full realization from them. They are like milestones. On a journey of a thousand miles, every milestone will be indicating a different info – that info is particular only to that point. The positions of the milestones are not interchangeable. Only the guy who has traveled the whole thousand miles would know which one goes where.

3) Answering questions is the prerogative of the teacher. Logic and laws do not govern His behavior. Mostly a teacher answers if He feels that it will serve some purpose.

4) We must give due importance to the fact speech requires energy which is supplied by the Soul and it is not to be wasted

5) To make a difference most teachers have to also put in their consciousness into their exchanges to help the student. This is a drain and fatiguing; therefore indulged in with circumspection.

6) The atmosphere carried by the student can often pollute the teacher’s atmosphere too and energy/effort has to be put in to keep the atmosphere clean. So if the teacher exercises restraint in his dealings, why not?

7) The student preparing himself by testing waters and planning is OK but he needs to also not take anything for granted.

* I have always wondered why people bother their heads with academic exercises when they are not looking for answers. I would rather spend my time eating chocolates, pizzas and watch a spy thriller on TV or just go to sleep. It puts a lot of teachers into effort that is not really appreciated or evidently needed. Many teachers then withdraw and that becomes a great loss in the long run.

Thanks and Regards
PK (Pradeep Kr Maheshwari)-

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