Guru Purnima 2002
Prostrations with total surrender to The Divine, who blessed the creation with the concept of Master- Disciple relationship.
From time immemorial, perhaps since the beginning of the Creation, every creature of the Universe has adopted this Master- Disciple relationship. From parents to children, teacher to student, one generation to another, to learn to live and to earn the livelihood. All creatures have adopted this learning process either knowingly or with an instinct, learn to fight for their rights, for the right to live and the right to earn livelihood. But humanity, apart from learning to earn their livelihood and learn to fight for their rights, have always tried to acquire such knowledge and wisdom to improve their life on the Earth. Humanity has gone in quest of knowledge in the fields of geography and history, science and technology, electronic and communications and so on to improve their life on this Earth. I have always wondered, in spite of all this, why the basic peace and happiness is elusive to the humanity. Ignorance can always give rise to fear. It is the darkness which can make your life frightening. Ignorance can give rise to unnecessary mental agony and suffering, ignorance about the existence and nature of your Real Self can give rise to dissatisfaction and unhappiness, lust and greed, tension and anxiousness. knowledge and wisdom can make you a real valiant to overcome unhappiness, tension and so on. Ignorance is compared to the darkness, knowledge and wisdom to the light.
THE GURU, IS THE ONE, WHO CAN DISPEL THE DARKNESS OF IGNORANCE AND ENLIGHTEN YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM. THE ONE, WHO HAS ABANDONED ALL CRAVINGS OF THE MIND AND HAS MADE THE MIND TO RECEDE AND HAS SETTLED INTO THE SELF EFFORTLESSLY AND REMAIN WITH TOTAL CONTENTMENT IS THE REALIZED ONE. THIS ONE, WHO HAS THE ABILITY AND SINCERITY, WHILE IN THE PHYSICAL BODY AND AFTER DROPPING THE BODY, TO GUIDE AND INSPIRE THE DISCIPLE ON THE PATH OF ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE SELF, IS THE REAL GREAT GURU. SUCH A GURU IS CONSIDERED EQUAL TO GOD.
A TRUE DISCIPLE IS THE ONE, WITH A GENUINE EARNEST YEARNING FOR THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF THE SELF, MUST BE ABLE TO SURRENDER AND ADOPT TO THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE GURU. A DISCIPLE MUST BE ABLE TO ADOPT SUCH METHODS AND PRACTICE AS GUIDED BY THE GURU, SINCERELY. THE HIGHEST TRIBUTES A DISCIPLE CAN PAY IS, WHEN THE DISCIPLE SINCERELY DOES SADHANA TO THE COMMANDMENT OF THE GURU AND ACHIEVES THE GOAL OF SELF REALIZATION.
Today disciples get annoyed quickly, and keep changing their Gurus as they change their clothes everyday. They succumb to the glamours of outside things and gatherings. One who has achieved total GOD consciousness is the real GURU. Such a GURU never claims any thing.
Our Guru Maharaj Shivabalayogi Swamiji belongs to this great Guru Parampara of realized Masters. Though it is the experience of the devotees who saw HIM as ARDHANAAREESHWARA, The Guru never claimed anything. Silently HE taught Sadhana of Meditation. HE left it to the devotees if they wanted to accept HIM as The GURU.
Let us surrender with total dedication and devotion to this greatest GURU and pray for blessings. May the GURU grant the highest knowledge and wisdom. May Peace prevail upon the Universe and all over. May the people of the world learn to live harmoniously with love and honor to each other.
I learnt the surrender when I was washing the toilets of My Guru's Ashram. I had felt, how fortunate I am, that The Guru has graciously granted an opportunity to serve, May The Guru keep Me as a servant always. Mind became quiet, serene and Peaceful. Only there was the existence of the SELF beyond all imaginations. The knowledge and wisdom that occurred was that, the EGO is the biggest hurdle and Surrender is the easiest way to cross this Ocean of Illusion. Mind had receded losing all imaginations about the Aham (The I), And became aware of the GURU as all pervading Supreme Consciousness of Existence.
ON THE AUSPICIOUS OCCASION OF GURU-PURNIMA OUR LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL EARNEST SEEKERS OF THE TRUTH CALLED SELF. MAY YOU ALL BE ABLE TO DEDICATE, BE DISCIPLINED AND ACHIEVE BY HAVING PATIENCE. ALONG WITH PAYING TRIBUTES TO OUR GURU WHO IS ALL PERVADING MOTHER, FATHER, MASTER AND GOD , WE ALSO PAY TRIBUTES TO ALL REALIZED SAINT TEACHERS.
WITH LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
24 JULY 2002
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