Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Guru Poornima.....a tradition to uphold!!!


Today is Guru Purnima..... On this day, Hindus from all over the world offer their gratitude to Spiritual Masters & all the teachers, from whom they have learnt & attained wisdom. This full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad(normally in July), is observed as the auspiscious Guru Poornima day, in the sacred memory of Great Sage Vyasa, who is believed to have edited the four Vedas, written 18 Puranas, The Mahabharata & the Srimad Bhagwatam. The lineage of Gurus started with him, and over the centuries Hindus have attached paramount significance to spiritual Gurus. A Guru is equated with God & at times given an even higher position of respect, always considered to be a link between the individual & the immortal. This full moon day is also of deep significance to farmers, as it heralds the setting of the much needed rains for the crops, a life line for the paddy.

" Dhyaana moolam Gurur Murtih; Pooja moolam Gurur Padam;
Mantra moolam Gurur Vakyam; Moksha moolam Gurur Kripa"

"Meditate on the Guru's form/picture; Worship on the feet of the Guru;
Treat His words/ preachings as a sacred Mantra/chant; His Grace will ensure final Liberation"
Having a Guru in life is a blessing in itself, & having a Living Guru is probably blessings of many lifetimes....... While, we have had many Gurus in our tradition & lineage, the presence of a Living Guru, establishes an instant connect........the knowledge from the ancient scriptures & experiences of the past Gurus are made easily available. Guru is the light which removes all the darkness from our lives & walk us from ignorance to knowledge. Guru is a Tatva, which is all pervading, omnipresent & omnipotent. Its a connect with the Holy tradition & Supreme Consciousness, that is infinite & everlasting .

I am so eternally blessed & thankful to have a Guru........a Living Guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in my life. My whole being bows down to Him in reverence.
"Gurur Bramha, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshwarah;
Gurur Saakshaat, Para-Bramha, Tasmai Shri Guruveh Namah"
"Guru Matr Pita, Guru Bandhu Sakha;
Tere Charno mein Swami, mere Koti Pranaam"
Jai Gurudev!!!

4 comments:

sharada said...

yes bips...we are eternally blessed to have Him as a Guru...a living Guru..the very thought of Him brings tears......we are also so blessed to have a fried philosoper n guide like u who can give us so much of knowledge...n the pic is so amazing...i feel like doing nothing but sit n see this pic....

Harshal said...

There is a doha which says
'Guru Govind dou khade kaa ke lagu pav
Balihari Guru aapki, Govind diyo milaye.'

It means if Guru and Govind i.e the God both come at the same time, whose feet should I touch first ? It definitely has to be Guru as he is the one who showed way to see Govind.

Anonymous said...

aapne guru purnima ke baare me bahut aachhi tarah samghaya hai.u r great

Anonymous said...

great post rony... and so true and enlightening. you have discribed the significance and the charm of this day in a very few words.. keep going.

- adi