Guru-Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Ashaada month of the hindu calendar. It is the day when the disciple wakes up in his fullness and shows his gratitude to his Master. 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, is a day of New Year. It is the day to review one’s progress on the spiritual path and renew one’s determination and focus on the goal, and to resolve what one wants to do in the coming year. As the full moon rises and sets, tears of gratitude arise and repose into the vastness of one’s own self.”
Guru- Gu- Gunateeta and Ru- means rupavarjita; one who is beyond attributes and a form. God himself is that highest guru. That very God resides within us and we have to awaken to that reality on this auspicious day.
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