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HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 5-2.


5. Guru Purnima : 2.

Generate fresh waves of spirituality.

Let all that you have read, heard, seen and learnt become transformed, through Sadhana, into a continuous outpouring of universal love, ceaseless loving service, and continuous prayer and worship of the Lord seated in all beings.


Live on milk and fruit on this day and practise rigorous Japa and meditation.

Study the Brahma Sutras and do Japa of your Guru Mantra, during the four months following the Guru Purnima.

You will be highly benefited.


The day of worship of one’s preceptor, is a day of pure joy to the sincere spiritual aspirant.

Thrilled by the expectation of offering his reverent homage to the beloved Guru, aspirants await this occasion with eagerness and devotion.

It is the Guru alone that breaks the binding cords of attachment and releases the aspirant from the trammels of earthly existence.


The Srutis say : “To that high-souled aspirant, whose devotion to the Lord is great and whose devotion to his Guru is as great as that to the Lord, the secrets explained herein become illuminated”.

Guru is Brahman, the Absolute, or God Himself.

He guides and inspires you from the innermost core of your being.

He is everywhere.

Swami Sivananda
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