The living Master is not something
that happens because of needing, but by grace.
When you are kissed by grace, then,
due to your longing for freedom,
a living Master manifests.
Therefore, by grace.
And the living Master directs you to your true Self.
The seeker comes here, burdened with lots of concepts,
programs and the experiences of his life.
The one who wants to be free has no choice,
as less as a drowning man has a choice
when he is drowning in a lake or in the ocean.
In the ocean of Samsara, the ignorance and confusion,
and somebody comes and saves him.
Then, once you are saved, it will show whether you are still
connected in thankfulness with the one who has rescued you
or whether it was a temporary encounter.
That will show by itself.
Then you have the choice to again get lost
in this ocean of confusion with its vortexes and high waves,
or remain secure, at the secure shore of realization,
of love and the heart.
Bhagavan Sri Madhukarji
If you have the desire for Enlightenment
it will be fulfilled in the Silence of a Saint,
In the presence of a desireless man sitting
quietly like a mountain.
Sitting quietly in the Guru`s presence
is quite enough.
Sri H.W.L. Poonjaji
Source: ‘THE TRUTH IS’
Guru Purnima: Traditionally in India this full moon day is the day of worship of the Guru. This day of thankfulness is of pure joy to the sincere spiritual aspirant. The disciples expect this event with excitement, with eagerness and devotion, to offer their reverential homage to the beloved Guru. It is the Guru who cuts the ties of the bindings, and frees the aspirant from the chains of material existence. The ceremony is carried out after a special, very old rite. For instance, the Guru’s feet get washed and anointed, he receives flowers, Mantras are sung and Prasad (blessed food) is eaten together.
Going by the Hindu calendar, Guru Purnima traditionally is celebrated at the full moon day of the month of Ashadha (July/August) which this year was on Friday, July 31, 2015. It was the highlight of the retreat Dolce Vita, taking place at the end of the three weeks retreat.
Before the ritual ceremony started we came together to raise our glasses:
Salute alla pace!
Pure joy of life! Dolce Vita – sweet life in sunny Tuscany
with its picturesque charm and fragrant abundance.
In this wonderful surroundings we were celebrating Guru Purnima during the retreat ‘Dolce Vita.’
After the ceremony: Party! Celebrating and dancing through the full moon night into the next day…
Joy, happiness, lightness, pure being – just indescribable.
Guru Purnima 2015 mit Sri Madhukarji
The worship of the spiritual master’s lotusfeet.
1) The lotus feet of our spiritual master
are the only way by which we can attain
pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet
with great awe and reverence.
My beloved Guru-bahen, my beloved Guru-bhai:
By his grace one can cross
the ocean of material suffering and obtain
the mercy of Kṛṣṇa.
2) My only wish is to have my consciousness
purified by the words emanating from his lotus
mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection
that fulfills all desires.
3) He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart
with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth
after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates;
by him ignorance is destroyed.
The Vedic scriptures sing of his character.
4) Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy,
the friend of the poor, and the lord and master
of the devotees.
O master! Be merciful unto me.
Give me the shade of your lotus feet.
Your fame is spread all over the three worlds.
Devotion means Love
There are secret things that are safely kept
with the Sadguru. It is at the feet of the Guru
that you can learn what true Knowledge (Jnana)
and Devotion (Bhakti) are.
It is from the Sadguru that one can learn the
way of devotion.
Only one who is of a loving nature and devotional
attains that knowledge.
The Guru, “Lord Krishna”, is the fruit that he gets.
He is truly great who thinks it an honor to be called
the servant of the Guru, who does all sorts of odd
jobs. The “Knowledge of Brahman” is gained only
by such a devotee who ardently aspires to it,
leaving all worry of what people will think of him
and never fearing public opinion.
Devotion means Love.
Source: MASTER OF SELF-REALIZATION
Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj