DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GURU AND A TEACHER (Post No.2908)

school tree

Compiled by London swaminathan

 

Date: 19  June 2016

 

Post No. 2908

 

Time uploaded in London :– 12-06

 

( Pictures are taken by London swaminathan)

 

DON’T REBLOG IT AT LEAST FOR A WEEK!  DON’T USE THE PICTURES; THEY ARE COPYRIGHTED BY SOMEONE.

 

 

(for old articles go to tamilandvedas.com OR swamiindology.blogspot.com

 

 

Who is an Acharya/ teacher? Who is a Guru? Who is an Upadhyaya?

mdu school

Manu Smrti says:

The twice born man who initiates the pupil and teaches him the Veda together with the ritual texts and the secret texts is called his teacher (2-140)

Upaniiyatu yah sishyam vedamadyaapayet dvijah

Sakalpam sarahasyam ca tam aachaaryam pracakshate (Manu 2-140)

xxx

But a man who teaches one portion of the Veda or even, again, the subsidiary texts of the Vedas, and does it to make a living, is called the instructor.( 2-141)

Ekadesam tu vedasya vedaangaanyapi vaa punah

Yo adyaapayati vrutyartam upaadyaayah sa uchyate

Xxx

 

Nishekaadiini karmaani yah karoti yataa vidhi

Sambaavayati caannena sa vipro gurur ucyate

Guru is the one who helps the person by giving him the food, helps to perform rituals according to the rules.

Xxx

Teacher with 10,000 Students!

Muniinaam dasasaahasram yoannadaanaati poshanaat

Adyaapayati viparashirrasau kulapatih smrutah

Kulapati is the one who feeds and teaches 10000 students. Nowadays Kulapati is used for the vice chancellor of a university.

Xxx

school village.jpg

teacher_studentr

Definition of a teacher

A teacher is one who has control over his senses, who is above the ‘dwantvas’ (good and bad, agony and ecstasy etc), honest, truthful, pure and sharp witted.

He must know the scriptures and he must follow the rules laid in the scriptures. He must be proficient in Gayatri mantra. He must come from a family of spotless character.

 

An Acharya is a person who knows the scriptures and its meaning; he makes others to follow the scriptural rules and he himself practises them. He preaches what he practises; and practises what he preaches.

–subham–

 

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: