Guru Purnima is a most auspicious day of celebration, honouring and expressing our deep gratitude for the immense blessing of the Guru. The word ‘Guru’ means ‘the dispeller of darkness’ and such a one is a light unto this world.
Guru Purnima has ancient roots and is celebrated by several traditions around the world: the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist communities celebrate with great love and joy, paying respect to their gurus. In the Buddhist tradition, it is said that the Buddha gave his first satsang on Guru Purnima. In some traditions, it is also said to be the most auspicious day when the Guru accepted the disciple.
We embrace this day to wholeheartedly express our gratitude to Moojibaba, in recognition of our great fortune to have encountered such a one who dispels ignorance and reveals true life, boundless freedom and unmoving awareness as our own Being. We are blessed to share this lifetime with you. Jai Satguru!
“What is the significance of Guru Purnima day? It is to be reminded of and be one with the inner guru, the Satguru inside our heart—the true heart of being. The Satguru is formless but appears with form only to remind us of the inner, eternal Satguru, our timeless and unborn Reality.
All that exists is only the Supreme Lord of the Universe; with form, he is known by various names but is ever the unchanging One. For those who contemplate, He is discovered as pure and formless awareness within. The true purpose and opportunity of the human experience is to discover this and find true and lasting freedom. Know that this is possible.
I love you all as my own Self.”