HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 5-5.


5. Guru Purnima : 5.

Remember these four important lines of the Brahma Sutras:

1. Athatho brahma jijnasaa—Now, therefore, the enquiry of Brahman.

2. Janmasya yathah—From which proceed the origin, etc.

3. Sastra yonitwat—The scriptures are the means of right knowledge.

4. Tat tu samanvayat—For, That is the main support (of the universe).

Jaya Guru Shiva Guru Hari Guru Ram;

Jagad Guru Param Guru Sat Guru Shyam.



It is through the medium of the preceptor that the individual can raise himself to Cosmic-Consciousness.

It is through that medium that the imperfect can become perfect, the finite can become infinite and the mortal can pass into the eternal life of blessedness.

The Guru is verily a link between the individual and the Immortal.

He is a being who has raised himself from this to That and thus has a free and unhampered access to both realms.

He stands, as it were, upon the threshold of immortality, and, bending down, he raises the struggling individuals with his one hand, and with the other, lifts them up into the kingdom of everlasting joy and infinite Truth-Consciousness.

Swami Sivananda
 To be continued  ....




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