Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time: The greatest teacher ever

The syllable gu means shadows
The syllable ru, he who disperses them,
Because of the power to disperse darkness
the guru is thus named.

Advayataraka Upanishad 14—18, verse 5

This post is a tribute to all my teachers who have directly or indirectly influenced me. These include my parents, my grandparents, my friends, my educators, my idols, my heroes and last but not the least, people whom I dislike. But I have realized that each second in your life teaches you something or the other. For instance:
  • Standing on a local train station teaches you about the daily struggles people have to go through in a day.
  • Visiting the hospital to visit a doctor for a minor headache teaches you the extent of suffering present in the world.
  • A visit to an airport terminal teaches you how people long to be with their loved ones.
On this day let us not forget about those small incidents which teach us a lot of things, which our teachers or elders will never be able to teach us. These things are only taught by one thing and that is TIME. I wonder how many of us realize this and value this.


aniket said...

I thought TIME was restricted to teaching for CAT. :P

Shruti said...

Mr Philosopher ;)