Friday, July 31, 2015

Guru Purnima: 4 Easy Tips To Get Mental Peace

Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima celebrates the esteemed bond shared between a Guru and disciples. But, do you know that this day is extremely auspicious for commencing Sadhanas too? Here are 4 tips to get spiritually blessed this Vyasa Purnima.

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः।

गुरुर्साक्षात् परब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवेनमः॥

English Translation: Guru is creator Brahma; Guru is preserver Vishnu; Guru is also the destroyer Shiva; and He is the absolute consciousness. I bow to such a divine and holy Guru.

Muhurat For Guru Purnima

Purnima Tithi Begins
7 PM on 30/Jul/2015
Purnima Tithi Ends
4:12 PM on 31/Jul/2015

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The phrase ‘Guru’ is a sanskrit word, which means the ‘Enlightener’ or the one who is a ‘dispeller of darkness’. Thus, ‘Guru’ is the one who eliminate darkness and lead his student’s life to the path of enlightenment. But, why are we discussing all this? Why we are talking about a Guru-Shishya (teacher-student) bond? Well, its because today is the divine day of ‘Guru Purnima’. Nothing can be better than starting this beautiful day with this devoted Mantra on our lips.

Chant the above mantra 108 times in order to show honor and indebtedness toward our Gurus.

What Is Guru Purnima?

Celebrated as the birth anniversary of Guru Veda Vyasa, Guru Purnima is a day for paying gratitude to each and every person who has taught us something valuable in our lives. On this day, we thank our teachers for guarding the values and beliefs of our Vedas, Upanishads and other holy texts. Before going any further, let’s take a quick look at the two very important facts associated with Guru Purnima:
  • Buddha gave his very first sermon at Sarnath on the day of Guru Purnima.
  • In Jainism also, it is believed that Mahavira also accepted his first disciple Indrabhuti Gautam on this day after gaining Kevalgyan or omniscience.
To read more about these important events related to this day, read our exclusive article on Guru Purnima: Guru Purnima 2015

Now, you are familiar with the meaning and importance of Guru Purnima. But, do you know this festival marks a special significance for spiritual seekers too? In case you don’t, have a glimpse.

Significance Of Guru Purnima For Spiritual Seekers

For spiritual Gurus or seekers, Guru Purnima marks a beginning of New Year. This is the day when they pay gratitude to their masters for preserving the knowledge of ‘Spirituality’ from ages and then transferring it to them. They worship Vyasa as well as their spiritual Gurus by performing Puja and offering sweets & flowers to them.

Show your dedication & respect to your respective Gurus with Guru Purnima SMS and messages

Some Do’s For Spiritual Seekers

If you are a spiritual seeker, here are some very important and helpful guidelines for you, which will transform this Guru Purnima into a highly rewarding day.
  1. Perform charity with full faith and sincerity.
  2. Recite ‘Brahma Sutra’ and practice meditation.
  3. Commence and intensify spiritual Sadhana from this day.
  4. Practice Japas and Dhyana.
  5. Consume milk and fruits only.
AstroSage wishes you a Happy Guru Purnima!

To know the date of Guru Purnima for the coming year, i.e. 2016, click here: Guru Purnima 2016

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