Guru Purnima – The Day to Express Gratitude for Our Guru

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Guru Punima Celebration

In Hindu religion, we give great admiration and honor to our Guru (academic and spiritual teacher). Guru Purnima is the day, when all students (shishya) tribute their Guru for their blessing, kindness and support. As today is Guru Purnima, I heartily thank all my teachers, mentor, coach, trainer, and everyone who played a small or big part towards the development of my personal and professional life.

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा  गुरुर्विष्णु र्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरु: स्साक्षात्परब्रह्म  तस्मै  श्री गुरवे नमः ।।

Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwaraha ।
Guru Saakshat Para Brahma
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha ।।

Meaning: Guru is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a Guru.

I just recalled verve sung by Sant Kabira to describe the glory of Guru.

Guru Govind dono khade kake lagu paay
Balihari Guru aapki Govind diyo batay.

Meaning: If God in form of Govind and my guru were to appear in front of me at the same time, whose feet should I worship first? He (kabir) answered: It has to be my guru’s feet to worship first, because; without Guru how would I recognize the God? !

Do you have such guru in your life? Share, how your guru played an important role to built your life.

Namaste!

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