Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.
Today is Gurudev's mahaasamaadhi araadhana day. Anniversary of his passing from the body. CCMT has produced this short video. It demonstrates washing of the Guru's feet in gratitude and devotion; but it also shows Gurudev at his letter writing. He literally wrote thousands. It was known that he slept little more than two hours a night and most of the dark hours were when he got his correspondence done. Any of his devotees who made a request for guidance would receive one of his typically brief and to-the-point writings. Actually, the example given here is longer than most! Gurudev was a fellow who could say what needed to be said in minimum words.
To have a Guru instruct one thus can seem harsh at times, if we are stuck in our ego and invested in hearing the answer we want rather the answer we need. The Guru's job is not to make the student feel good, neither is it to make the student feel bad, but is to make the student sit and up and think for his or herself, setting them off on a quest!