Monday, July 2, 2012
(IAST: Guru Pūrṇimā, sanskrit: गुरु पूर्णिमा) is a festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists, and Amma’s devotees like me!
The word guru is derived from two words, 'Gu' and 'Ru' . The Sanskrit root "Gu" means darkness or ignorance. "Ru" denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore one who removes darkness of our ignorance is a Guru. So Guru is most necessary part of lives. On this day, disciples offer puja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru (Spiritual Guide). It falls on the day of full moon, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh (June–July) of the Shaka Samvat, Indian national calendar andHindu calendar. Traditionally the festival is celebrated by Buddhists in the honor the lord Buddha who gave His first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India. While Hindus celebrate it in the honour of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen as one of the greatest gurus in ancient Hindu traditions, and a symbol of the Guru-shishya tradition. Vyasa was not only believed to have been born on this day, but also to have started writing the Brahma Sutras on ashadha sudha padyami which ends on this day, hence their recitations as a dedication to him, are organised on this day, which is also known as Vyasa Purnima.
So today is the one day per year to celebrate your spiritual guide, the one leading you on the path to serenity.
I woke up this morning at 3.30AM to go and pray at the Khalari temple, attend a very powerful pooja. Praying to thank God for all the healing that took, taking place in me since the last 6 months. Healing threatening Metastasis, somatization of the wrong directions I was taking in my life… and that would have led to irreversible sickness; as well as ever engrained coping mechanisms that have hindered me most of my life.
Today releasing last signs of hate, resentment, compulsion into the holy fire of Khalari felt a relief of those weights on my shoulders…
I feel completely free, free to love, to receive love, to relate to that true, sacred love inside my heart, unconditional, without needing anything, expecting, just wanting it ALL!
Wanting to spread love in everything I do, in fulfilling my purpose in life, create value at the Bottom, helping deprived communities to rise; in healing my linage, my family (now that I am healed an truly loving myself), my friends, with an open and strong heart… in every way!
Today is the day to be thankful for the teachings of life, of the Universe, of Amma, of LOVE.
Today is the day to surrender, to pray and lay down at Amma’s holy feet the sorrows as well as the joys.
I do not own anything, all is a gift of life, of God.
I am the master of my own feelings, and responsible to act or not on them, responsible for the energy I send, my actions.
Today I am truly blessed to have met a master like Amma and humbly thank God.