A Loving Atma Namaste!
Monday 26 July at 1:37AM is Full Moon Day,
But today & tomorrow it is also the important Celebration of Guru Purnima.
What is Guru Purnima or Guru Poornima?
These are days of Intense Devotional Spiritual Sadhana. - with our full attention directed to our Beloved Spiritual Teacher - our Guruji, Master Choa Kok Sui.
Significance of Guru Purnima
"The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, a day sacred to the memory of the Great Sage Vyasa - who may be looked upon as the supreme preceptor of mankind. He even taught Lord Dattatreya, who is regarded as the Guru of Gurus Sage Vyasa, was born the son of a fisherwoman.
He classified the accumulated spiritual knowledge of the Vedas under four main Works - Rig, Yajur, Saama & Atharva. To him goes the credit of composing the authentic treatise of Brahma-sootras (sometimes called the "fifth Veda) which explains the background of Vedas.
He also wrote the eighteen Puranas, the stories of great heroes & saints.
And he "steped down" lofty spiritual & moral precepts to the level of common understanding.
One of the greatest of epics of all times - The Mahaabhaarata is also a priceless gift from Vyasa. It embodies the immortal Song of God, the Bhagavad Geeta, the devotional story of Sri Krishna.
"The Guru" or Spiritual Teacher in the Hindu tradition is looked upon as an embodiment of God himself.
This is because it is through his Grace & Guidance that one reaches the highest state of Wisdom & Bliss.
In the tradition of Master Choa Kok Sui, the Guru is known as the "Wish-Fulfiller"...
This is a good time to begin with renewed vigor our Spiritual Lessons & Practices. In the past, wandering spiritual masters & their disciples used to settle down at a place to study & discourse on the Brahma Sutras composed by Vyasa, & engaged in weighty Vedantic discussions.
The Role of the Spiritual Teacher, the significance of Guru is revered on this day by remembering their life and teachings.
The relationship between the Guru & the Chela or Disciple is considered very sacred.
This relationship is purely spiritual in nature & is independent of the physical age of the two.
It is based on maturity of Gyan (Spiritual Knowledge) & Shrada (Spiritual Practice). The only awareness that a Disciple should foster is:
‘I should be uplifted spiritually’. Simultaneously, the Guru harbours only one thought: ‘May this Disciple be uplifted’
In India it is sometimes said, "Do you realize now the sacred significance & the supreme importance of the Guru's role in the evolution of man?
Guru Poorinma commemorates this ancient concept of the Guru, adores it & pays homage to it again & again, thereby reaffirming firm belief in & allegiance to the Guruji.
This is done through various Spiritual Practices, including the recitation of the Guru Gita:
Salutations, Adorations, Prostrations to Guru,
Guru is Brahma, Guru is Siva, Guru is Vishnu,
Guru is Father, Guru is Mother, Guru is real Friend.
Serve him with all Bhava, wet with Bhakti,
He will teach you Brahma Vidya, show the Divine Path.
Service of the Guru is a great purifier."
- Swami Sivananda
Let us Meditate upon our Beloved Guruji, Master Choa Kok Sui & Do Service in His Name on this Guru Purnima! To "Do Service" during this period fetches substantial grace of the Guru for spiritual progress.
Let us "Light the Lamps of Guru-Tattva" Now & "Spread the Teachings"!
"My salutations to the Guru who is Brahma, Vishnu & Maheswara (Lord Shiva). The Guru is Parabrahma incarnate"
Om Namo Atma Master Choa Kok Sui Om!
Together with you at His Lotus Feet!
Loving Blessings be with All
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