Who is your favourite Ordinary Guru in the book and why?

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Re: Who is your favourite Ordinary Guru in the book and why?

Post by celiiia » 01 Feb 2018, 09:32

Aunt Teresa, lol.
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Post by Strongbob25 » 03 Feb 2018, 14:59

Honestly the very first story with aunt Teresa was the best one. She gave up a lot for little Bobby and he love for him is obvious throughout the pages. The great pain she lives through, and her love of her nephews and nieces being strong enough to overcome such pains, is really an actual worthwhile life less. The rest of the book sort of goes downhill from there.

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Post by thelittlelibrary » 04 Feb 2018, 09:02

My favourite was Peter (the last guru). I loved his insistency that he wasn't going to die. I also loved the Aunt because she was very selfless. Both of these I thought were more inspirational than Margaret so may have been better for the title

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Post by CambaReviewer » 04 Feb 2018, 10:19

I do have great difficulty choosing my best guru but these three come really close; The janitor, Aunt Theresa and Dr Tucker. They were like a breath of fresh air. I salute their selflessness, courage and wisdom!

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Post by NeonKay » 06 Feb 2018, 20:46

Definitely, aunt Teresa and Margaret :lol: Both of them do inspire me especially on how they are characterized to perceive life in the story.

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Post by Samy Lax » 09 Feb 2018, 09:51

That's a really tough question...But, of all the gurus in the book, I guess I liked Debbie a wee bit more than the others. Rob benefited so much from her wise words.

And it's not just Rob, I think I benefited so much from what she said too. I have now started seeing myself in a completely new light (at least I am trying to) and am now giving myself more points for my intelligence (which I just started realizing and valuing).
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Post by daratega11 » 12 Feb 2018, 08:07

My favourite guru in the book is the deer. I was thrilled when it looked back in appreciation to what the author did by saving him.

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Post by Palfree » 12 Feb 2018, 13:58

My favorite guru was the professor. He could have turned Rob in for cheating and ruined his chance for a college education. Instead, he chose to give Rob another chance. It was hard to pick one favorite. It seems Rob met his gurus at times in his life when he really needed their advice and was able to apply it.

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Post by Mitchell Starc » 12 Feb 2018, 22:29

I felt the Janitor was a strong inspiration to myself, as he was pivotal to getting Rob out of his comfort zone and it produced a long and attracting story

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Post by Annogor » 15 Feb 2018, 19:12

My favourite ordinary guru is the Peanut seller. His personality just shown forth. A very likeable character i must say. But most of all i liked the lerson that comes with “i decided not to die Bawbby”. It just reassures me that with the right mindset a simple decision may be all the miracle you need!.

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Post by Insomniac07 » 16 Feb 2018, 01:57

I loved Aunt Theresa and the college professor and Debbie the best.
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Post by Cate Mbevi » 16 Feb 2018, 13:25

Pete the school cleaner is my favourite guru. He challenges me in that he did not cling to Rob nor allow Rod to keep hanging out with him. This was for the sake of Rob's growth. For me it would have been tempting as a cleaner to want always to enjoy a student's company.

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Post by Mekkinism » 21 Feb 2018, 12:32

My favorite was Pete. It did make me a touch sad though, because I wish my dad had made that same decision to take care of his health. It was particularly poignant to me because I've been up close and personal with the results of not following Pete's path.

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Post by Philip Chepsingil » 27 Feb 2018, 08:43

My favorite is the lecturer in the story Shakespeare In My Left Pants Pocket that is Dr. Tucker. He is one good teacher who can give second chance to his students. Just as he was patient and kind to try to understand Rob's reason for cheating in exams and gave him a second chance instead letting the institution's regulations to take its course on Rob's case.

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Post by TheWriteAngel » 28 Feb 2018, 07:47

I liked the college professor. A supposedly strict professor giving a student a second chance, which impacted the author's life greatly and changed approach to life, it was heart-warming. Another one of my favourite gurus was Aunt Theresa. Her selflessness and generosity to protect someone else's feelings and the lengths she went for it while suffering herself is quite endearing. I think this is a level of compassion that we should aspire to.

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