The meaning of Gurupurnima
Gurupurnima is the pure full moon day of
the Hindu calendar month of Ashadh
(usually coincides with July of the English
calender). This day is celebrated every year
to express gratitude unto the Guru
Guru, Sage Vyas (founder of the Guru-
disciple lineage), is worshipped on this day.
So this day is also known as Vyasa Purnima
/ Guru Purnima.
Sanatan Sanstha cordially invites you for
Gurupurnima Celebrations @
Venue : Sri Adi Sankara Auditorium, Sri Ayyappa Seva
Samajam, Anna Nagar, Chennai - 40
Date : Tuesday, 7th July 2009 Time : 5pm
Phone : 9884224668, 9382854613
Why is Gurupurnima celebrated?
Gurupurnima is the day to worship
the Guru and to express complete
gratitude for what we have received
and have been receiving from Him.
On Gurupurnima day, the Grace,
Blessings and Non-Verbal (subtle)
knowledge endowed by the Guru
Principle is thousand times more than
that on any other day.
Why do we need a Guru in our life ?
What if children were told to educate themselves in modern sciences
without any teacher or any access to prior knowledge gained over centuries
We would have to reinvent the wheel in every walk of life, without having
access to knowledge that was already available from authorities in the field.
If this were the case, we would spend a lifetime trying to educate ourselves
without making much headway or perhaps even going down a wrong path.
In the same way, a guide is very much required in our spiritual journey too.
It stands to reason that a guide in any field needs to be an authority in that
Who is a Guru?
According to Spiritual Science, a person who is an authority in the
field of Spirituality is known as a Guru.
Guru is the Teaching Principle of God!
Guru is the One, who leads a person from darkness (Ignorance) to
light (Knowledge). With a highly activated sixth sense, the Guru is the
totally ‘seeing’ person in the Kingdom of the spiritually blind and
Need for Guru’s Grace -
Guru’s Grace is instrumental in bringing
about one’s Liberation.
Guru’s Grace helps one in underataking
Spiritual practice in a spiritually
Guru’s Grace gives one the strength to
withstand worldly problems.
The Guru’s grace is essential not only for our personal, spiritual
and worldly progress, but also to transform today’s spiritually
impure environment to a pure, progressive and Blissful society. .
Difference in Spiritual Guidance between a preacher and a Guru
A Preacher A Guru
Arises from the Intellect Arises from the Soul (i.e. the God
Relies heavily on quotes of other Based on the knowledge received
famous Saints & Holy Scriptures from the unmanifest Teaching
Principle of God
At superficial level. So listener is Speech laden with divine
bored in short time. consciousness. Listener feels like
listening for long hours.
Mostly ego is present Ego is never present
How can one participate in Gurupurnima celebrations?
Surrendering everything one has, including one's mind, body, wealth
and life itself to the cause of Sat (God) is the real offering to the Guru
One can start this process by taking small steps towards this goal, as
By Body :
Decorating the altar and venue for Gurupurnima.
Setting up the stage for discourses on Spirituality
Organizing the seating arrangements for the attendees
Display of spiritual publications for exhibition.
How can one participate in Gurupurnima celebrations? (contd… )
By mind :
One can encourage others to attend the Gurupurnima celebration by
explaining to them the importance of this day.
One can take responsibility or assist in planning and executing the
plan for the celebrations.
One can offer money (wealth earned by righteous means) for Guru's
mission of spreading Spirituality.
One can sponsor travel, accommodation or food arrangements of