Guru Poornima

Guru Purnima or Poornima is a very important day for all of us…because we are all students all our life. In fact the people I know who do not grow old are people who keep finding new things to do…so keep learning!

One amazing Guru story is attributed to Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Kanchi.

One journalist (do not remember his name, it is a White Man whose name is mentioned in “Daivathin Kural” (translated it means God’s Voice) asked Sankaracharya – you are a ‘Guru’ for a bunch of brahmins – that too largely from south India, how can you call yourself¬†¬†¬† ‘Jagad – Guru’? (World – Guru)

To which Sankaracharya replied ‘Your interpretation of Jagadguru is different from my interpretation of Jagad Guru’ – he went on to explain and said “You interpret Jagadguru as I am the guru of the Jagad (World). That is not true. What I meant by Jagad Guru is ‘the Jagad is my Guru’ – I learn from every creature I meet.

This is an amazing statement. Only when you accept that learning can (and does) happen from everybody that you can grow in life….keep the humility in place and keep learning.

My respects to all my teachers, to all the banks, mutual funds, life insurance companies, brokerage houses and people attending all my seminars, FAAIDA members, Chartered Accountants, members of stock exchanges, etc. who have let me learn by letting me teach them. Thanks Guys..just tooo many people to be thanked individually.

On a Guru Poornima my salutations to all the people from whom I have learnt something. If you look it as a learning opportunity, all client meetings are also excellent opportunities to learn, so thanks to all the people whom I have met with a sales man hat also…!

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