Understanding Guru

Guru Purnima is widely celebrated all over India and Nepal. It is a Festival dedicated to Spiritual and Academic Teachers.

The word guru is derived from two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance.

A very famous Indian saying goes like this “Guru Gobind duo khade kake lagu paye. Balihari guru aapne jin Gobind diyo bataye”.. So guru or the teacher is the one who removes all our doubts, misconceptions and ushers in a whole new world in front of us.  This day is celebrated on on the full moon day. Full moon is an indication of the presence of light even at night which is the darkest moment of the day.

India has placed Guru above the God as he is the one who tells us about God. But isn’t our Country already over flooding with Gurus , Saints and Brahamgyani.

A True Guru is a Blessing. He would Enlighten You. He would show you the Right Path. He would free you from all worldly miseries. He would not ask for anything. He  , who is a True Guru needs your Ego , Your Hatred , Your Attachments to material things as Gurudakshana. He would not need your Riches.

” Once upon a time a Man went to a Ashram. He waked up early morning and saw that everyone had gathered together .They were worshiping the Sun God by offering water which has been practiced since generations. It is believed that when we offer water to Sun God , It would bless us.

This Man turned in the opposite direction and started doing the same.People stopped him and said , ” The Sun won’t rise from the West”. He said , ” I am offering water to my Fields 20 kilometers away from here “

 

Everyone burst out in Laughter.They said , ” The water you are offering would never reach your fields “

” Exactly” he said. ” The distance from Earth to Sun is 150 million kilometers”

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