I believe that Gurus are imperative for our growth in every sphere of our life, be it personal, spiritual or blogging. This feeling has been derived from the fact that distractions and confusions are everywhere, it is only with GURU’s help that we can achieve the unachievable.
Imagine that we are blogging and we don’t have any information from reliable source or any authentic information available with us such as:
- What are the best practices we need to follow to be successful on blogging?
- What are the SEO techniques we need to follow?
- What are the things on our blog which needs to be corrected?
- Whether the timing of the blog really matters?
- How we can position our self in blogosphere?
The above questions will remain unanswered for very long time because it will be answered by our learning, as we grow and experience. We probably will be re-inventing the wheel.
As It has been rightly said:
“The self-taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers; and, besides, he brags, and is the means of fooling other thoughtless people into going and doing as he himself had done….”
I think that here comes the role of the Guru, he is the one who accelerates the process of learning, what could have taken years to learn and implement could be achieved in relatively lesser time. Guru can help in giving the necessary impetus which is necessary for us to move to next orbit of learning.
Guru can easily point out the mistakes which we are making and can help us to take valuable inputs from their experience but it is the student like few of us who need to constantly ask and evolve. We need to constantly practice the learning’s which we have built by teachings of Guru. Guru can slowly and steadily realize our full potential.
How to select a Guru
This is the hardest step, as there are many Gurus around but for me the one who have the bundle of knowledge on display, readily available and can teach without attitude and don’t expect anything from us. They have a great list of learned followers and are having been on blogosphere for the very long time and their integrity has never been on stake.
Beware of Fake Gurus
There are many Gurus on internet and around us, who are merely are here to earn their livelihood, they will entice us and make us to pay without even giving us anything, they don’t believe in theory of GIVING. Their sole purpose is to earn quick and easy money and disappear and then appear again in any other form and means, only to repeat the same. They are actually doing everything for themselves.
Shall we pay Guru for their services
I am firm believer of the fact that if the Guru is true and his or her display of knowledge is really a wealth to be proud of then we should pay for that knowledge, as Guru is passing the knowledge which he has earned a hard way after many learning and unlearning. He has packed that learning for us, so that we don’t get trapped again in the deluge of information. The compensation they are asking is nothing as compared to the learning we get from them.
Our great Epic Mahabharata points us to a Guru- knowledge seeker relationship where the knowledge seeker Eklavya has given the right thumb to his Guru, just to keep his Guru’s words.
You can read the complete story here : Guru- follower Story