On July 5th, 2020 the Hindu festival of GURU PURNIMA celebrates the Master, the Teacher — from Sanskrit gu : darkness, and ru : remover (of that darkness).
Guru : one who removes the darkness of our ignorance
The Guru is the principle of knowledge that arises when one is ready to receive, and sometimes this principle takes the form of an enlightened being. I had the great good fortune of being raised by such a master, Swami Muktananda, and to be guided by his teachings.
On this day of gratitude, here are some of his words :
To become an Enlightened Being is this: To live with people. To be with people. And at the same time, to live in your own ecstasy knowing that everything is conscious.
The Guru is our supreme benefactor. He destroys our confusion and shows us our true nature and the purpose of our lives. He helps us to develop love for the Divine and reveals the Divine to us from within. Just by keeping his company, we can experience the Divine directly.
Eknath Maharaj said, "O my friend, since I received the lotion of the Guru’s grace, I see only the Divine wherever I look. Inside I see the Divine, outside I see the Divine. Whatever I see in this world is only the Divine."
— Muktananda Paramahamsa
Remember your latest insight and send a grateful thought to the one who brought you to that understanding — whether it is a teacher, a friend, a person that you argued with... or your Inner Master : your very own self. 🧡
Le 5 juillet 2020, la celebration hindoue de GURU PURNIMA honore le Maître, l’Enseignant — du sanskrit gu : obscurité, ignorance, et ru : celui qui enlève (cette obscurité).