Today is Guru Purnima (also spelled Poornima) – the time when the devotee celebrates to express his or her gratitude for all that he or she has received from the Master. “Gu” means darkness. “Ru” means dispeller of. In the Upanishads (sacred texts) there is mention of five signs of a fully-realized Master or Satguru (true teacher). In his or her presence:
- Knowledge flourishes – Gyana raksha
- Sorrow diminishes – Dukha kshaya
- Joy wells up without a reason – Sukha aavirbhava
- Abundance dawns – Samriddhi
- All talents manifest – Sarva samvardham
This is a time of celebration and giving thanks for those who of us who have experienced Sri Amma Bhagavan’s grace and are witnessing these five signs and many others manifest in our own lives.
How Can You Celebrate?
Say a prayer. Light a candle. Offer a flower. Sing a song. Chant the Moola Mantra (see Resources). And dance as if nobody is watching. . .
For a more information about Guru Purnima see the current edition of the article in the Oneness University Newsletter: http://bit.ly/ny6yrO.