A couple of years back I
wouldn’t have even been consciously aware of this day. Today, I am looking
forward to it. So much has changed over the last few years, more so after
coming into the presence of Guruji – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. My life has changed…….so
much for the better. I look back at what it used to be and what it is today and
if there is a single factor that can be used to indicate the measure of
progress that I’ve made it is the “acceptance” of what life has to offer. What this
single mantra has done is in lot of ways liberated me from a whole lot of
burden that I used to carry and in turn helping me find joy/happiness.
Tomorrow (7/21) is Guru
Poorima – a very special day for those who have a master in their lives. A day,
dedicated to masters who have walked this earth! A day to celebrate!
Talking about Guru Poornima,
“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-Poornima.
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-poornima symbolises that fullness.
The purpose of the Guru
poornima 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 poornima 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.”
Writing about one’
relationship with Guru is so very difficult. It is hard to put in words something
that is so very experiential, so very sacred.
The only thing that I can say is that I feel blessed to have him as my Guru.