GURU is a Sanskrit word. “G” means darkness and “URU” means towards enlightenment. Master is a person who takes you towards enlightenment from darkness.
In India, today is famous and celebrated as “GURU PURNIMA” (MENTOR’S DAY).On this day, disciples go to their masters and bow down their heads and show great reverence to their masters. Spirit behind such gesture is to show the feeling of respect, honour and love towards their masters. Disciples show their respect by saying, “Sir, we did not know about you and did not know anything about this world but you had shaped us and moulded us without any commercial benefits.”
World is in the 21st century and is totally covered by technology but still this tradition is going very well with full command and respect. Music, Literature, Education and Art, these fields follow this tradition at the fullest extent. Even disciples honour wife of their Master. Of course, India is a strong religious country, so most of the people go to religious gurus and ask for blessings.
But, in my eyes, real masters are knowledge masters, who help in sharpening your skills, changing attitude, framing habits and enhancing knowledge.
This tradition is showing strong values and principles.
Knowledge is the power in the 21st century and master is an individual, who possess this power. Master use powers to mould the lives and shape the future of disciples. Most of the time master has no commercial gain.