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Asadh Poornima – Guru Poornima (Vyas Poornima)

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुःगुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुःसाक्षात् परब्रह्मतस्मै श्रीगुरवे नम: ॥

Guru is Brahma, Guru is Vishnu,Guru is Maheshwar (Shiv) Himself, I bow down to The Guru.

GURU is the one who uplifts his disciple and guides him nearer to God.

GURU is the one who shows the right path and leads us unto it.

GURU is like the light house in the sea, which keeps the disciples away from the obstacles (rocks) of life.

GURU is the one who instills self confidence and self esteem in the disciple.

GURU is another Mother of the child who cares, shares warmth and showers love on.

The basis of the Indian Civilisation is to find a Guru, who will help to find oneself. A road traced upon by many but it is upto the individual whether to follow or charter his or her own path. But the Guru is a must for self realisation.

The Guru – Shishya parampara has it’s own place in Vedic culture. It can be seen in the lives of

Krishna – Arjun,

Aruni – Shvetketu ,

Haridrumata Gautam – Satyakaam Jabal ,

Mahaveerswami – Gautamswami

Buddha – Anand and many more.

We can find it even in the life of the Acharyas, Narad – Nimbarkacharya, Godpadacharya – Shankaracharya, Chyutrapreksha – Madhavacharya and many more. They take pride in citing their Guru’s name even after getting so much fame and following.

Even more recently,

Ramdas Swami – Shivaji and

Ramkrishna Paramhans – Vivekanand too.

Even the Jain Sanghs have a Guru of the Sangh whom the Shravaks and Shravikas look for guidance. (Whether Mahaveer or other Tirthankars would approve of this is another question to be dwelled upon).

From the above examples, my readers, I just want to point out the importance a Guru plays in human life.

Can a man not attain self realisation without a Guru? He can, but it’s very difficult. Only one in crore can become a Mahaveer or Buddha. Otherwise it is the guidance of the true guru which can lead us to God and realising the God within.

On the day of Guru Poornima, bow down to the Aadiguru Shankar, all the Rishis who took the pains to see Human become civilised and all the Acharyas and the Saints who showed the Human the right path.

गुकारस्त्वन्धकारस्तु रुकार स्तेज उच्यते ।

अन्धकार निरोधत्वात् गुरुरित्यभिधीयते ॥

“Gu” means darkness and “Ru” means light, so a Guru is one who leads us from darkness to light.

It is the birthday of Maharshi Ved Vyas, the writer of the Brahmasutra, Shreemad Bhagwad Geeta, the one who infuriated the Vedas into 4 parts, who wrote the Puranas and the Mahabharat. Have already written a blog on Him last. The link to the blog is attached herewith.

I once again bow down to my Guru and ask for His blessings that my faith in Him would and should never waiver.Jay Gurudev!


Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

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