Vashishta completed the education of Ram and Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughna in the Gurukul.
On the day of graduation (it was called the Samavartan – the returning home after graduation when the snatak becomes an initiated member of society; no longer a student supported by society, but now entering into society ready to make a contribution), Vashishta turned to all the graduating class and He said, “My students, I set you free from all the teachings that I’ve given to you, and I request you to pick the wise things that I taught you and leave the rest behind. I am not allowing you to leave your discrimination. You must discriminate as to the good things I taught you, and forgive me for the error of the bad things that I taught you. But using your own life, and your own life circumstances, these teachings, discriminate as to which teachings will be beneficial to your circumstances and which ones you want to ignore.”
And that was Guru Vashishta’s parting advice to his graduating class when Ram and Lakshman, and Bharat and Shatrughna and the rest of the graduating class left his ashram. He said, “Choose the good things that I taught you.” So here, don’t give up the Guru because you may have a Guru like Vashishta. And Vash means to establish, to make to sit. And Ishta means the desired attributes, the desired qualities. Vashishta who has established the desired qualities within his own self, He is the wise Vashishta.
So, don’t give up your Guru even if She moves according to Her own rhythm.