I was wondering how we recognize someone as a Guru

Author: Dr. Ali Khwaja

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Today is Guru Purnima day. I was wondering how we recognize someone as a Guru. Is it someone who taught us with a chalk and duster in the classroom? Is it a religious or spiritual person who can give us gyan and lead us on to moksha? I look upon many people outside the classrooms and religious garbs as my gurus. Some have taught me humility, some forgiveness. Others have inculcated patience in me, while some others have taught me empathy. One thing is clear -- I have learnt much more from people who have taught by practicing and being role models rather than from those who have given lectures and sermons. Let us all together salute each of these unsung and unrecognized Gurus !

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