And while you were busy seeking your Great Guru, accidental gurus were all around you.
How many did you encounter today?
Or did you miss them and, thus, fail to retain the teachings?
Per chance....an accidental guru looked at you on the elevator and one slightly bumped you in line at McDonalds (with a quiet “sorry” that you barely heard). One loudly beeped his horn at you, while another let you pass. Yesterday, one made you angry and last week one made you laugh. Last month one made you cry and last year one hurt you real bad. There were others that made you leap with joy and some you just couldn’t get enough of and some you just can't stand.
Some are happy and some are sad. Some are vain and some are humble.
But not one of them…
… is sacred.
Let’s face it, you know a “Master Teacher” when you see one!
With an accidental guru, you just never know...
Hence, you pay them little heed, as you return to your sutra’s and scriptures, mindfully repeating your “OM.”
Because you know what to look for, you will seek and find your Master Teacher and he will always meet your expectations. If not, you'll just seek out another, until you can finally make your bow.
But you will never bow to the accidental guru, because you never know they're there. They will never meet your expectations, so don’t bother looking.
Yet, make no mistake, they will FIND YOU.
They never fail.
It’s inexplicable how they always seem to be there to teach you what you need right when you need it. Although, most likely, you’ll claim the timing was bad and miss the point altogether. Then you’ll angrily demand the accidental guru find a “Master Teacher” like yours.
You can’t prepare for what the accidental guru teaches. But you can always be prepared to learn. Unless, of course, it is the Great Spiritual Guru you seek. In that case, you’ll learn nothing by accident and everything on purpose.
Probably not the best way to learn…
…that YOU are an accidental guru.
Artwork by Mark Ryden - "The Apology"