“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” – Galileo #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
“Guru” means the one who “dispels ignorance, all kinds of ignorance”, ranging from spiritual to skills such as dancing, music, sports and others.
Ganesh Chaturthi coinciding with Teacher’s Day today is an apt reminder of why Guru has been revered as God right from the earliest stories of mythology across most religions if not all. And who better than Lord Ganesha, the Hindu God of Intellect and Wisdom, to remind us of this philosophy.
Each of Lord Ganesha’s body parts describe Ganesha’s character and the qualities humans should adopt through life. Not so coincidently I suspect, the 5 parts of his elephant face uncannily represent the qualities that students should imbibe from their teachers/gurus.