Millions worldwide celebrated the auspicious day of Guru Purnima with beloved Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji on July 12, 2014. Sri Sri is in Art of Living Retreat Centre, Boone, North Carolina. Apart from a few thousand who were with him in Boone, hundreds of thousands of people joined Guru Purnima Celebrations with the Master in the virtual world!
More than 1700,000 devotees expressed their gratitude to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and took his blessings through Facebook and Twitter. Sri Sri too responded to this outpouring of gratitude with special personal messages to 2 Lakh followers on Twitter.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was joined by people from more than 109 countries on the live Guru Purnima webcast for Gurupuja,, Meditation and Satsang.
Here is the essence of wisdom shared by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankarduring the Guru Purnima 2014 special Satsang :
Guru is present like the space in life. The Guru Principle is like Air! You just cannot escape it! It is Omnipresent. And just like air is all around but you can feel it better when you are closer to the fan, similarly you feel the essence of the guru tatva in the presence of the Master. Today is the day to recognize the Air, the Guru Principle and the role it has played in our life!
Gratefulness is the way to reach the Guru tatva. Gratefulness takes you to bliss! Guru Tatva removes all suffering.
Humans need the Guru Tatva for wisdom. It is good fortune, a privilege to have access to wisdom and ancient knowledge. Today is the occasion to remember and celebrate the life with knowledge, in knowledge and for knowledge. Wisdom can eliminate misery in the world. If Wisdom cannot bring Happiness, nothing can.
May you get even more gifts in life so you can share them with all.
Wisdom is not just information. Wisdom is a quality of life and cannot be achieved by stuffing yourself with information. It is a quality of your consciousness ,which triggers and make you wise. This get transferred though good company. The presence of the Guru shifts the quality of consciousness.
You can feel the presence of the Guru tatva even without being in his physical presence. The point in between the eyebrows has been defined as the seat of the Guru by the science of Yoga. The Guru tatva pulls you to the inner space & you become pure and it connects you to bliss. When you enter pure space through sadhana/meditation, you reach bliss, the guru tatva. Wisdom come by the Shift in your consciousness which comes by Grace.
Luck is something you cannot explain!
Gratefulness leads you to Guru tatva and eventually Bliss! When you find solace you feel even more grateful! So Wisdom is nothing but that quality of your consciousness. Words cannot describe what is wisdom and everyone their life experiences Wisdom. Wisdom holds the key for happiness. No wisdom no happiness.
People seeking happiness and better quality of life will have to come to the #Guru to attain it.
One who has a Guru in life tastes Nectar and the one who doesn’t have a Guru his life goes dry! There is plenty of nectar in the inner realm of being. One who has a Guru has access to it.
The quality of Life gets a shift in the presence of the #Guru. It is a gift that is bestowed. Wisdom and Bliss cannot be given just like that. We have to earn it through a Guru.
#Guru does not accept or reject anyone. It is the student who accepts (a Guru) as my Guru.
Wisdom is the quality of consciousness which can be developed through sadhana and grace. Simply taking your attention to a quality will help to imbibe that quality. Pratasmaraniya – Worth remembering first thing in the morning. A Guru is Pratasmaraniya. Whenever you wake up, think about the Guru first thing in the morning so that your consciousness becomes like Him. Emotion catches emotions, so thinking about a wise man will make you wise.
When you walk around in life from now on you can walk with the faith that you have been given a gem inside you! Walk with the faith that you a carrying a diamond within you! A Lady Saint called Meera was a devotee of Shri Krishna and realized that she cannot move on in life without a Guru, so she approached a cobbler an made him her Guru. The Cobbler gave her a Guru Mantra and Meera composed beautiful bhajans with her Mantra.
Spiritual Wisdom carries you forward. Honour this wisdom.
Compiled by – Anamika Khosla