Mainstream, VOL LII, No 38, September 13, 2014
Saturday 13 September 2014, by
You who teach in schools and colleges
And are called ‘teachers’ have
Come to believe that you are teachers.
Employees that you are, we call
You guru to keep in place an idea
Whose social yield is quiescence—
Suited to good governance by
One great man who alone is true guru,
With certification from Naguru.
So, on guru utsav day, please know
That your job is not to teach
But to obey. And if you are a guru
On contract, it is just a fact
Without which no minimum government
Can happen. Only from salaries
And staff rooms can moneys be saved,
And the high road to moral values
And spiritual self-denial paved.
Additionally, do not pretend that
You have useful ideas because you
Have a degree, and much reading
Under your belt; in Bharatvarsha
All that is worth knowing for ever
Was spelt out some three thousand
Years ago in the sanaatan shruti
Of Hindutva. Do not, therefore,
Question or criticise, discover or
Originate; your job, if science guru,
Is to innovate for the bazaar,
And, if humanities guru, to do
Dirt on the West which taught
Us to innovate, and reinforce not
Polluted liberal ideas but to
Proliferate sanaatan ngyan in
Country, town, province and state.
Thus, shoulder to the wheel, guru ji,
And do not ask for a higher fee.