Guru Purnima 2013
Significance of Guru Purnima
On this day, all non secular aspirants and devotees worship Vyasa in honor of his divine personage and all disciples carry out a 'puja' of their respective non secular preceptor or 'Gurudevs'.
This present day is of deep significance to the farmers, for it heralds the setting in of the much-needed rains, as the arrival of cool showers usher in recent life within the fields. It's a good time to start your religious lessons. Traditionally, religious seekers commence to intensify their spiritual 'sadhana' from this day.
The period 'Chaturmas' ("4 months") begins from this day. Up to now, wandering religious masters and their disciples used to calm down at a spot to review and discourse on the Brahma Sutras composed by Vyasa, and engage themselves in Vedantic discussions.
The Position of the Guru
Swami Sivananda asks: "Do you notice now the sacred significance and the supreme significance of the Guru's role within the evolution of man? It was not with out motive that the India of the previous rigorously tended and kept alive the lamp of Guru-Tattva. It's subsequently not with out purpose that India, yr after year, age after age, commemorates anew this ancient idea of the Guru, adores it and pays homage to it time and again, and thereby re-affirms its perception and allegiance to it. For, the true Indian knows that the Guru is the one guarantee for the individual to transcend the bondage of sorrow and dying, and experience the Consciousness of the Reality."