Prof Jayadeba Sahoo
Contd from prev issue
We attribute the virtues of ‘Satyam-Shivam-Sundram’ to God meaning thereby that He is the Ultimate Truth, the Supreme Benefactor and the Purest. From this point of view in our culture, a teacher of spirituality, often addressed as ‘Guru,’ needs to be sinless, knowledgeable and selfless well-wisher of humanity. We also often call the Almighty as ‘Incorporeal-Viceless-Egoless’ (Nirakari-Nirvikari and Nirahankari). From this point of view also, an ideal spiritual teacher qualifies for this status. He must be universally available to all his students without any discrimination of social or economic status (Nirakari). He must be as discussed above, sinless and free of all vices of the material world (Nirvikari-viceless) and finally he should not have any desire for name or fame or any greed for material comforts and luxuries (Nirahankari-egoless ). Hence is it not fair to equate him with the Supreme soul? The muse has rightly worshipped him when he says:
The great saint, Kabir extolled “Guru Gobind dono khare, kake lagun paye, Balihari Guru aapki, Gobind diyo milaye. Teacher and God are standing before me, whom to pay my obeisance, I will bow to you my teacher who guided me to God.”
Brahma Kumaris in the service of Teachers
PBKIVV has a number of dedicated persons who have either served in the education field or are still doing that. Hence, they have an experience in imparting moral education. It also has a large number of dedicated sisters who can not only teach this subject, but also inspire students by their exemplary conduct and character.
The faculty members of this institution visit various schools, colleges and universities on invitation, to inspire the staff members and students by their elevated knowledge and meditation.
Let us realize before it is too late, that it is RajYoga meditation that removes mental tension, injustice, dishonesty and other kinds of inhuman behaviour. Understanding the theory of the laws of karma, teachers should change their attitude towards the students and their profession by means of spiritual knowledge and world's only open eyed meditation, which is RajYoga Meditation of Brahma Kumaris. One must, therefore, help in this noble task by encouraging more and more people to join Brahma Kumaris, who is selflessly building a better society.
A mediocre teacher tells, a good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates and the great teacher inspires.
On this day, we gratefully remember and honor all the teachers that have made our life much more knowledgeable and fulfilled, as serving as our beacons of light.
The writer is Faculty, Brahma Kumaris, RERF & Professor (Ex- Dean), Faculty of Education, RGU, Cell: 91- 9436042658, e-mail: [email protected]
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