Friday, April 23, 2010
THE GREAT SYMBIOSIS
I always read "Guru-shishya parampara" in my school hindi book, right from Dronacharya taking as a tribute Eklavya's thumb so as to ensure that Arjuna was the world's best archer, as promised by his guru to the great contribution of Chanakya in the making of Chandragupta. And, not many people are fortunate enough to experience the purity, the sanctity and the beauty of a spiritual relation built upon the genuineness of the guru, and the respect, commitment, devotion and obedience of the student, is the best way for subtle or advanced knowledge to be conveyed! And our mentor, our sir, one fine afternoon, says "Aristotle and Alexander were both together because Alexander knew he wanted to Alexander the great and Aristotle knew he wanted to be Aristotle. Both are equally important. It's a two-way symbiosis relation." Sir, we thank you for making us understand such a spiritual relation. It's only because of you : what we know , what we are and what we aim for! Indeed, though a professor might not be powerful enough to give vision, but a mentor is or we would say, our mentor is. Thank you sir, thank you for mentoring us, thank you for guiding us not just through the principles of technology, but through the principles of life.