An auspicious day, the Guru Purnima to pen down something from and about someone, around whom life now revolves 🙂
Gratitude is too small a word for the transformation the presence of a Master brings to life.. Just sharing a few words from Him….
“Guru Purnima is called the day of the Master but it is actually the day of the Devotee. Guru Purnima is New Year for spiritual seeker. There are three types of people who come to the Master, the student, the disciple and the devotee.
– A student goes to a teacher and learns something, gets some information and then he walks out of the School.
– The disciple follows the example of the Master. But a disciple is with the Master for the sake of learning wisdom, for the sake of improving his life, for the sake of attaining enlightenment. He is trying to bring a transformation in his life.
– And then there is devotee. He is simply rejoicing in love. A devotee is not there even for wisdom. He has fallen in deep love with the Master, with the Infinity, with the God. He doesn’t care as to whether he gets enlightened or not. He doesn’t care as to whether he acquires wisdom or not. Every moment, he is immersed in Divine Love; that is enough for him or her. A devotee is very rare to find.
Students are in abundance, disciples are a few, but the devotees are rare.
Devotion is very beautiful. A student comes to a Master, Teacher, and Guru with tears in his eyes. There are so many problems, and when he leaves, he is carrying the same tears, but the quality of the tears is different, it is of gratitude. It is so beautiful to cry in love.
One, who has cried even once in love, knows the taste of it, of surrender and devotion. The entire Creation rejoices it. The entire creation is longing for only one thing, the transformed tears, from salty tears to sweet tears.”
Tears of Gratitude…. Bliss and Blessings to all on this beautiful day… 🙂
PS: Today 3rd July is Guru Purnima.
4 July 2012: 1:00 am – 5:00 am IST