Guru Poornima Celebrations

Guru Poornima Celebrations

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Guru Poornima, or Vyasa Poornima, is celebrated in dedication to Sage Vyasa, who codified the Vedas and presented them to the world on a full moon day. This is the day when people should seek to make their minds as pure and bright as the full moon.

Sage Veda Vyasa has done unforgettable service to all humanity by editing the four Vedas, writing the eighteen Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Bhagawatha. We can attempt to repay this deep debt we owe him only by constant study of his works and practice of his teachings, which were imparted for the regeneration of humanity in the Kali Yuga.

In memory of this divine personage, all aspirants worship and honour their Guru. ‘Gu’ stands for Gunatheeta – the attributeless. ‘Ru’ signifies Rupavarjita (formless). There is another interpretation for the word Guru. ‘Gu’ signifies darkness and ‘Ru’ denotes that which dispels darkness. God alone is attributeless and formless, and He alone is the true Guru.

God can be seen only through the Jnana-chakshu (eye of wisdom). God must be realized as the indweller of our hearts and be accepted as our Guru. Sri Sathya Sai Baba says:
“You must understand that God is in you, with you, around you, above you, below you. In fact, you are God. Recognize this truth in the first instance. You do not need to search for God outside. Turn your vision inward. There you will find God.

“When this truth is within you, where is the need to search for someone to teach you? A true Guru is one who enjoys and confers changeless supreme happiness. He is beyond space and time; there is nothing higher than Him. He is the very form of truth and infinite. He has neither birth nor death, neither beginning nor end. He is God Himself: He is the Guru.”

The moon can be compared to the mind. Like the moon, when the mind is completely perfect it sheds ultimate light. With a spotless mind God should be worshipped. Guru Poornima is not performed by circumambulation and offerings. The real offering is the offering of one’s love. To know that God exists everywhere is circumambulation. When this is understood, every day becomes Guru Poornima.

Sathya Sai Baba’s mission is holy in essence and holistic in approach, and this mission has been focused on promoting individual as well as societal transformation. For the purpose of His Divine mission, every festival is celebrated to attain this end result.

Let all that you have read, heard, seen and learnt be transformed, through Sadhana, into a continuous outpouring of universal love, ceaseless loving service and continuous prayer, and worship of the Lord seated in all beings.

There is no greater meditation than constant remembrance of God at all places and at all times. When one practices this, there will be no lack of anything and one will be ever blissful.

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