Friday, October 23, 2009

Guru, God and Self are Synonymous - Sri Sri

Indian culture has always held the guru in high esteem. Having a master was not just considered a matter of pride, but it was mandatory to have a guru. Not having a master was looked down upon as being an orphan, being poor and a sign of misfortune. The word anatha in Sanskrit means one without a master. An acharya (teacher) gives shiksha, which means knowledge; Guru gives diksha, which means heightened awareness.

A guru does not simply stuff you with knowledge but he kindles life force in you. In the presence of the guru you become more alive. The pinnacle of intellect is awakened intelligence. The guru invokes not only intelligence but also the intellect in you. Knowledge may not invoke intelligence, but in intelligence, knowledge is inherent.

Whether you like it or not, the guru principle pervades your life. Your mother is your first guru and then from science to spirituality, from birth to death, guru principle permeates your life. There is a guru for every discipline - a religious guru (dharma), a family guru (kula), a rajguru (guru for the kingdom), a vidya guru (guru for a particular discipline) and a sat guru (spiritual guru).

In the Upanishads five signs of sat guru are mentioned. In the presence of the sat guru; Knowledge flourishes (Gyana raksha); Sorrow diminishes (Dukha kshaya); Joy wells up without any reason (Sukha aavirbhava); Abundance dawns (Samriddhi); All talents manifest (Sarva samvardhan).

Mind is connected with the moon and full moon is a symbol of completion and pinnacle of celebration. Among the 12-13 full moons in a year the vaishakha full moon is dedicated to Buddha (his birth and enlightenment), jyeshtha full moon to mother earth and the aashadha full moon is dedicated to the memory of masters. This is Guru-poornima. Gurupoornima is also called Vyasa Poornima. Vyasa is the embodiment of scriptural knowledge as well as experience. When a guru or acharya delivers a talk the seat is called Vyasa peetha.

Vyasa is familiar with every avenue of existence, both material and spiritual. There is a saying Vyaso chishtam jagat sarwam that means there is nothing under the sun that Vyasa has not touched upon.

As no sanchita karma is left in an embodied guru, self shines through, which becomes very obvious in the presence of the guru. But all those qualities that you appreciate in a guru are also in your very nature. Being with the guru is like being with one's higher self. Guru, God and one's own self are synonymous. Often one recognises wisdom but sees a gap between wisdom and one's own life. The purpose of becoming a disciple is to bridge that gap. Being with a guru means spontaneous integration of life and wisdom. Respecting the guru simply means honouring your innermost nature.

Gurupoornima is the day when the disciple wakes up in his fullness and in the wakefulness he can't be but grateful. This gratitude is not of dwaita (you and me), but of advaita. It is not a river moving from somewhere to somewhere, but is the ocean moving within itself. So, gratefulness on Guru-poornima symbolises that fullness. The purpose of the Guru poornima celebration is to turn back and review and see in this last one year how much one has progressed in life.

For a seeker, Guru poornima is a day of significance. It is the day to review one's progress on the spiritual path and renew one's determination and focus on the goal. As the full moon rises and sets, tears of gratitude arise and repose into the vastness of one's own self.

Source: Global Oneness

Thursday, October 22, 2009

MUST WATCH - Guruji spoke at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

One of the best videos I've watched on you tube, which has interactive session, Q & A, explaining 5 sutras, bit of Sookshma Vyayam and guided meditation..

Jai Gurudev :-)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Guruji's Diwali message - 17th oct 2009 Bad Antogast

My experience with Guruji-as shared by a teacher

My mother who is now 72 yrs was feeling very tired
drowzy and had severe vomiting sensation for about a weeks
time. So we had taken her to Apollo hospital in Bangalore.
After thorough investigations doctors diognised it as renal
failure.He also suggested for dialysis. It was a
shocking news for all of us. ImmediatelyI I took her to
Guruji who was present in Bangalore.

In the ashram at that time after listening to my mom
Guruji blessed her and said "Dont worry Be

To everyones surprise within a weeks time we found
lots of changes in her health . Her creatinine level which
was 9+ considerably came down to 2 after taking small dosage

Now my mother is able to take care of my play home
cook for 22 kids and my family. She has been advised 2 times
Kriya daily. Doctors and Nephrologist in Apollo hospital are
still wandering around the mystery.

Thanks to Guruji for his grace on me and my family.

Jai Guru Dev

Lakshmi Bala
Part I Teacher, AOL


Experience shared by Rajiv - Delhi health condition was similar to that of your mother...doctors of reputed hospitals here in delhi (gangaram, AIIMS etc) had asked me 2 undergo dialysis & then kidney transplant...this was during month july'09...before i joined AOL and now the creatinine level has come down considerbly..taking the medicines from Sri Sri Ayurveda & doing my kriyas gave me a new life...altogethr...I was so into it that i went ahead & did 2 advanced course,DSN,Sahaj Samadi (all within 2 months) :)....& had the opurtunity to meet guruji during my 2nd advanced course last month at ashram...i was so shocked that before me telling him about me condition,he knew it...i was stunned...nw looking forward to TTC (part 1)..

jai gurudev.