A good teacher does not give to a student anything ready-made. A good teacher does not do anything on the student’s behalf.
A good teacher will act through the Reality and will show the student the way. A good teacher will show the direction and will create the environment in which taking steps is easier for the student. But the teacher won’t take a single step for the student himself.
The good teacher will not give the student strength, nor knowledge. He will not give the student even the will-power to continue taking steps on the path.
It’s the student, who in the presence of the good teacher, can AWAKEN the will-power, engagement and strength to take responsibility for his Life. And this is the most important lesson anyone can take from a very good teacher.
GURU means Acting through Reality.
When we act through the Reality, we have the power of connecting others.