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Mentoring Matters (Part 2)

The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.
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Today I was cleaning my aquarium and suddenly recalled the poem which my teacher taught in kindergarten, “Machli Jal ki Rani hai……”, as I was observing the fishes, I realized how true it was. How easily my teacher taught me the life cycle of fishes and the importance of water for them.

The story…..

The story which I left untold, now the time has come to complete it….

Four college friends after 10 years …………………..life in spite of having a good job, salary.

Professor then took out 4 cups of tea. One of each gold, silver, copper and mud. When he served the tea to his students he saw the first cup to be taken was of gold then silver and last was made of mud. Students then asked why you brought these different cups. Professor replied I’ve heard whatever is happening in your life. But you see I wanted to teach you all a lesson. The true happiness of drinking tea comes in the cup of mud and even you put it in the gold or silver cup doesn’t reduce the value or taste of tea. In spite of knowing this, you all wanted a gold cup. All of you have a good salary, job but still, you all are not happy why? Because you are finding happiness in materialistic things and not what actually gives happiness.

Lord Krishna says: Undoubtedly, O Arjuna, the mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by any constant vigorous spiritual practice — such as meditation — with perseverance, and by detachment, O Arjuna. (6.35)

Krishna was one of the greatest teachers of humanity..
He not only gave the message of how to lead a life but also provided the will to Arjuna to act. Which was most important..

At times it happens despite knowledge and skills people fail to perform. The real teacher is, who provides the “Will” to his Students to Act, as Krishna did to Arjuna.

Although Arjuna had gained knowledge under the greatest of the greatest teachers during the crucial time he lost his “Will” to perform, where Krishna came and gave him the will to act.

So, in the future we not only need teachers who just provide knowledge but also the “Will” to his students to perform and do justice with the world just like in the above story.

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.

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As said in our scriptures:-

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा ग्रुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुः साक्षात् परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ॥

Guru Brahma, the teacher is Brahma, who is the creator of the world similarly here teacher is the creator of many great personalities, guru is Vishnu who is the preserver, guru Devo maheshwaraha means guru is the lord Shiva, guru saakshat parabramha means guru is the superior god of all as Brahma, tasmai Shri Guruve Namaha means as the teacher’s students we are thanking and taking blessings of him.

Even our scriptures have placed guru to the highest position. It has put guru equivalent to God. Who is responsible for the Creation of many Personalities.

I would like to end by thanking all my mentors for their love and concern in brightening my future.

15 replies on “Mentoring Matters (Part 2)”

These type of articles make sure that the reader have a smile on face when the essence of the article leaves a deep print on the heart.
More power to you 🙌

One needs a mentor to achieve success it’s very true but one name comes to my mind The Eklvaya who was more skilled than Arjuna and what Dronacharya did we all know…Great Part 2!!

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