24 July, 2010

Guru Purnima

Happy Guru Purnima to You
Dhyaana moolam guror murtih;
Pooja moolam guror padam;
Mantra moolam guror vakyam;
Moksha moolam guror kripa

Significance-Guru Purnima

The following is a message from His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on the significance of Guru-Purnima.

“Among the 12-13 full moons in a year the vaishakha full moon is dedicated to Buddha (his birth and enlightenment), jyeshtha full moon to mother earth and the aashadha full moon is dedicated to the memory of masters. This is Guru-Purnima.

It is the day when the disciple wakes up in his fullness and in the wakefulness he can’t be but grateful. This gratitude is not of dwaita (you and me), but of advaita. It is not a river moving from somewhere to somewhere, but is the ocean moving within itself. So, gratefulness on Guru-Purnima symbolizes that fullness.

The purpose of the Guru Purnima celebration is to turn back and review and see in this last one year how much one has progressed in life. For a seeker, Guru Purnima is a day of significance. It is the day to review one’s progress on the spiritual path and renew one’s determination and focus on the goal. As the full moon rises and sets, tears of gratitude arise and repose into the vastness of one’s own self.”

Jai Gurudev!

In Advance course of Art Of Living, we observe Silence. It really helps to connect with oneself, with divine, to make the mind more peaceful. After silence, the mind comes out cleaner, without any clutter or noise, all the turbulence and garbage is emptied. 
Hollow and Empty.
Out of Silence emerge celebration, bliss and joy.

I am wearing another traditional Maheshwari Saree
Location: Bali

The foolish one uses the spiritual power to gain material comfort.
An intelligent one uses the material world to rise high in the spirit.
When you transcend the intellect you allow yourself to be used by the spirit.
One who is awake neither uses anything nor loses anything.
Become intelligent, transcend and wake up.

- Sri Sri

|| Jai Guru Dev ||

1 comment:

  1. Happy Guru Poornima Kiran ! We had some rocking satsangs and deep Guru Pooja's in Pune. Hope you had a great time wherever in the world you currently are.

    Jai Guru Dev