Both, the cases of this teacher and a preacher who is in the jail now, illustrate that they we should first practice thoroughly what we wish to teach or preach others. The teacher education institutions and various Ashrams should prepare right kind of gurus who are value-oriented to live what they teach or preach.
May it be a teacher, leader or preacher, there is a need for them to get back to the basic principle of ‘practice what you teach or preach'. Looking at the present scenario, Christopher Morley has rightly said that there day only the sinner had the right to preach.
Disappointed by the behaviour of religious leaders, Roald Dahl had raised the poser for them, "Did they preach one thing and practice another, these men of God?" In the same vein, Tom Leykis says of modern preachers and teachers that they don't just preach; they put their money where their mouths are.
However, the need, as stressed by Oliver Goldsmith in his famous saying, is: "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." Similarly, according to Faith Baldwin, you cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart when you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.