Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Guru Purnima

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudeva Maheshwara
Guru Sakshat Para Brahman
Tasmay Sri Guruve Namah

indicating the importance of the search for knowledge of Brahman. Accordingly, this time is devoted with renewed vigour, to sadhana or spiritual practice, japa and meditation. or triple foundation of Brahma Sutras, Upanishads and Gita. In the Uttara Mimamsa of the Sutras, Veda Vyasa writes: begins with Guru Purnima, when aspirants make a fresh resolve to intensify their spiritual practices. For those who have dedicated themselves to spiritual life, the monsoon months are essentially a period of retreat marked by the study of the sacred texts, especially the he four months of
Brahmamuhurta O

On Guru Purnima, we affirm our belief in the Eternal Truth, and our faith in the scriptures and teachings that have been brought to humanity through the great immortal seers who guide the evolution of consciousness. May we be blessed to seek Brahma Vidya (Supreme Knowledge). May our minds be purified and our hearts open so that we may be adhikaris or deserving of spiritual knowledge and may the sanctity of the sacred teachings be preserved by us. May we recognise, revere and serve the Satguru by whose grace this knowledge is revealed to us.
The Siddhas are enlightened beings, the embodiment of perfection. The Puranic and philosophical background about Siddhas is as old as the Vedas themselves, which are regarded as given by Sri Narayana to Lord Brahma and later narrated by Sri Veda Vyas. Lord Shiva is the fountainhead of Siddhas and the 9 Naths and 84 Siddhas are immortal forms or mayic manifestations of Shiva himself. Nath denotes both the Creator and the all-Knower. Nath has been referred to in the Atharva Veda as the Eternal. Nath Tattwa refers to the Supreme and brings moksha or liberation, dispels darkness as the Satguru, brings freedom from ignorance and is an indication of Brahma. Pranama to the Nine Naths and 84 Siddhas.

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