The Significance of Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is the New Year for the spiritual seeker. It is a day for 
reflection on our credits and debits. A day to be grateful for all 
that you have achieved in the past and resolving all that you want to
 do in the coming years. It is a day to be grateful for all the blessings and knowledge received and to see how the knowledge has 
transformed our life. Realizing this and feeling grateful for all that
has come your way - celebrating this and the tradition of Masters who 
preserved this knowledge is Guru Purnima.



Ask for whatever you want and it will be bestowed. The highest and 
best desire is to ask for knowledge and freedom. Our body has billions
 of cells. Each cell has its own life. Many cells are born and are
 dying each moment. You are managing an entire township inside your 
body. The way there are so many planets moving around the sun, there 
are many cells moving around within you. You are a township, like 
a bee hive. There are so many bees that sit in a beehive but there is 
only one queen bee. If that queen bee goes away, every other bee, they 
all disappear, the entire bee hive disappears. In the same way, in our 
body, there is an atom, tiniest of tiny atom, the atma which is 
everywhere yet nowhere. That is the queen bee - that is what you are. 
The queen bee - that is what the divine is. The queen bee - that is what 
the guru principle is.

Like fatherhood and motherhood, there is guru-hood. We all have to play 
guru-hood at least to somebody. We do play. Consciously or 
unconsciously you are all guru to somebody. You keep giving advices
 and guiding people, giving them loving care. You all do this. Do it
 100%, without expecting anything in return: that is living the guru 
principle. There is no difference between the divine, the Self and the 
guru. They are all one - the queen bee.



Meditation is relaxing, reposing. Think of all the things to be 
grateful for and ask what you want for the future and bless everyone. We receive so many blessings. We should also bless all those who are in need.

 
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