The word guru is derived from two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness.
I have been blessed to have so many teachers in my life who have showered their knowledge, apart from parents teachers have the most profound impact on our psyche in life
I would not be talking about all of them here then the post would become a book, But I will talk about one
Prof S P Srinivas who taught us worldly wisdom through his finance lectures, Sitting through and listening him in class was an enormous experience, I always walked out with an awe feeling , how can one man have such an immense grip on so many subjects – Finance, Psychology, History, Literature and I can go on and on, and top to it all he has the best one liners on pretty much everything in life πŸ™‚
He was always in library outside classes, reading always reading – He was a real life example of what Munger calls a learning machine
Tons of what he said stays with me and guides me when I am indecisive, he is a permanent shining guiding light in my life
Fortunately one of his most fascinating farewell lecturer is recoded and captured by one of my seniors – Amal Xavier (if you reading this – A big shout to you)
William Arthur Ward said

β€œThe mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

Prof S P Srinivas is inspirational

I have pulled these videos for you, Enjoy the wisdom
Video 1
Here Professor very humbly shares his wisdom on
β€’ Concept of Career and how careers these days are no longer 20 year and why they are shrinking
β€’ Why individually we are very wise and collectively we are very foolish
β€’ How to form Detached Attachment
β€’ How to find your strength through internal and external feedback
β€’ Handling Expectations

Video 2
Importance of investing in equity and follow Warren Buffet (Wish I had listened to him carefully)
and why there are no excuses for not finding time for your own wealth


Video 3
Inflation and Investing horizon and power of long term investing

Video 4
How to Network and build contact capital

Video 5
On role of education – Discovering yourself

Video 6
On Purpose of life – Awake your inner self, wake up lion within you

Apart from being so wise and so well read, he is one of most humble human beings I have met,Thanks you sir for coming in my life and so many others who would be forever indebted

If the above playlist is not playing go this link