We were nameless. He gave us an identity. We were sitting idle. He appointed us in a quest. We were afraid. He gave us the strength. We were illiterates. He introduced us to the Varnas and showed us the vault of Heaven. And . . . . .
It won't end as we haven't reached that deepest part of our mind yet, that is in the grasp of Him. He, the incarnation of Lord Shiva, lit this universe for us, slaying the Apasmar and clarifying our doubts in a silent language. He alone is capable to rule our minds, thoughts, decisions. In one word, He is our God. Tonight the moon will shine to the brightest with His special presence within us. Let us bow down to Him, who is साक्षात् तत्त्वमसि, Lord Dakshinamurthy. Let us celebrate the Guru PurNima, a full moon with the illumination of the most ancient wisdom.
It is said that it is a sin if one considers his/her own Guru as a man. The word Guru itself hides within it some of the greatest secrets of mankind. Only he can decipher it, upon whom He showers His grace. Nowadays there is a common misconception within people that the Guru is the one, who teaches us something. This oversimplification of the term Guru, leads people to address mere teachers as Gurus. Moreover an expert in any field, the head of a religious or non-religious organization are termed as Gurus and thus a huge mob is being misguided from a lighter towards a deeper darkness. Apart from debates people are just fighting with each other on a fake issue that whose Guru is stronger. The अन्धेनैव नीयमाना यथान्धा situation is actually happening all around for these fake conflicts. So here is my question. Do we really know whom to accept as a Guru? Do we even know the real meaning of the term Guru? Is He only the one who gives you the Seed Mantra? Do we really realize Him as God every time, feel Him around us in trying times? If Yes, then embraces to you, brother. Have a beautiful journey ahead. But if not, then its the time to think, rethink, are you still on your path?
God incarnated himself to illuminate the path to the Supreme for us. He incarnated as Dakshinamurthy, as Vyas. He manifested Himself within some of His chosen ones to guide us within a foggy forest. There lies the concept of Guru. He is the not the one whom you have chosen. He is the one who has chosen you. If you still consider Him as a human being first, you are hopeless, brother. Because the only thing you can do here, is to offer all of your existence to Him. He is the one who can take all the responsibilities of your actions. He is the one who can control and access your mind. He is the one who will leave your hand and make you fall. And He is the only one who will catch you when you are falling. It is said that if your God gets angry with you, Guru can save you from God's anger. But if Guru gets angry with you, even God can't help. Now stop thinking and start obeying. Start following the orders of your Guru. Look back. There are so many works unfinished. So many undone jobs of your Guru. Finish them. Initiation is just a beginning of the life. Initiation is the set point of your journey to serve your Guru. Initiation means giving up one's everything to the lotus-feet of the Guru. He then decides what to do with all those toys of yours.
Words are never enough to speak of Guru. Only silence reveals the mysteries. And time veils it again. Further journey through time opens up new horizons. But only with the will of Guru himself all the mysteries and secrets of this Universe unwraps themselves in front of us.
|| गुरु कृपाहि केवलम् ||