GURU – The Beacon of Light

Saturday July 13, 2019

GURU – The Beacon of Light

Happy Guru Purnima!

Guru Purnima is an auspicious day dedicated to express our gratitude towards our Gurus!!!

It is celebrated more so in the Asian countries, on the day of full moon night in the month of Ashadh as per the Hindu calendar, which usually falls in the month of July.

The full Moon symbolizes the position that the Guru holds in the life of the disciple. Guru’ means the One from whom we learn and ‘Purnima’ signifies the full moon night that spreads light and removes darkness. Like the full Moon night (Purnima), Guru removes the darkness of ignorance from our life and leads us to the full light of right knowledge.

A sacred relationship.

Our worldly life is made up of relationships, the Guru-disciple relationship being one of them. It is a sacred relationship based on the foundation of unconditional love, oneness and total surrender. One attains the energies of the person one is surrendered to. So, when you are faithfully surrendered to your Guru, you acquire His strength and energies automatically.

The Guru-disciple bond

Guru gives - disciple takes, Guru guides - disciple follows, Guru teaches - disciple learns.

Guru looks after you in every situation that you get placed in, while in His association. He inspires you, encourages you, guides you, warns you, protects you and ensures that you rise above all the difficulties that come your way and reach your ultimate destination.

Guru is a lighthouse with whose help we navigate through the obstacles and safely reach the port (our final destination). Guru is a beacon of light so that we don’t get lost; a beacon of faith such that we never lose hope.

No knowledge, be it worldly or spiritual, can be attained without a Guru.

Guru is the one who imparts knowledge and thus takes us from darkness to light.

The first obligation therefore for any student or a disciple is to follow the Guru’s directive whole-heartedly. When we, as a disciple, abide by the words of our Guru with firm determination and sincerity, and follow Guru’s every directive with utmost faith and humility, we become worthy of Guru’s choicest blessings that in turn help us progress on the path ahead.

On the other hand, instead of expressing gratitude, if we harness ill-feelings for our Guru and find faults with Him when He happens to show strictness while training us, or we disobey Him, overrule His instructions and show disregard for His precious advices, we undertake a great liability onto ourselves and obstruct our own path of progress, not realizing that we, with our own hands, are cutting the ladder that is taking us higher up.

If you have the right intent to learn, you can learn by just observing the Guru.

A real student is one who follows the footsteps of Guru with sheer enthusiasm in his heart, one who never loses faith in His Guru, and one who never forgets what all he has gained from his Guru. You can develop these virtues by keenly observing the Guru.

One needs Guru in every stage of life.

Anyone whom we’ve learnt something from is our Guru.

Our mother is our first Guru! She is the one who teaches us the basic mannerisms and values. Our father is a Guru, holding whose hand, we learnt to walk. Our teachers are our Guru, who’ve groomed us into good citizens by giving us basic education. Our religious Guru inspires us to leave the bad and adopt the good to progress in life.

The ultimate Guru is one who changes our vision!!!

The ultimate Guru is the Sadguru who introduces us to our real Self and helps us attain Self-Realization. He gives us the real vision of “I am a Pure Soul”, with which we can see things as they really are. This huge transformation in our vision can happen only by the grace of a worthy Guru, who is called a Sadguru!!!

So come, on this auspicious day of Guru Purnima,…

Let us express our gratitude to all the Gurus who have helped us grow in life, and surrender ourselves in the holy feet of our present Guru, with whose grace we are presently marching ahead on the path of our progress.

Happy Gnan Day Pujya Niruma!

Monday July 8, 2019

On this day Pujya Niruma obtained Self-Realization from Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan.

Dadashri, and His mission of instilling peace in the lives of people and liberating them from the cycle of birth and rebirth, inspired Niruma so much so that she firmly resolved to spend her entire life in the service of Dada and His mission. 

Dadashri too, was equally keen in carving and shaping Pujya Niruma personally, so that he could create a marvelous idol out of her which could prove useful for Jagat Kalyan i.e. Salvation of the World. He, like a sculptor, never hesitated in chiselling jabs wherever, whenever and of whatever type were necessary to get Niruma ready for the job.

On the other side, Pujya Niruma also had such lofty qualities that allowed Dada a free hand to mould her the way he thought was appropriate for her. She stoically received, accepted and withstood His every treatment designed by Him to prepare her for the formidable role as the torch bearer of His mission named Akram Vignan. This gave Dada full scope to patiently and persistently dust off all her inner impurities one after another from every nook and corner within.

One of her best qualities was that amidst this entire process, she never let the minutest of differences to arise between her and Param Pujya Dadashri. No matter what Dadashri would do or say, she would always receive it with complete grace, total surrender, ultimate humility; maintaining full oneness with Him. Her devotion towards Dadashri was no match to anyone else and it remained unaffected and steadfast in every eventuality.

She could pick up the smallest of the hints received from Dadashri for her mistakes, and would work hard to not allow the mistake to repeat again. Her analytical power was so strong that once being told about something, she could analyse the matter from every angle. And her hot pursuit to get rid of any mistake was remarkable. There were occasions where she had to struggle quite a bit but she would never stop working on it until she discovered and dug out the root cause of that mistake. Her unfailing dedication and devotion for Param Pujya Dadashri saw her through all the odds.

With such majestic virtues and her extraordinary skills and abilities, she won Param Pujya Dadashri’s rajipo, grace and compassion and ultimately became one with Him. He was immensely pleased and contented with her development.

After Param Pujya Dadashri, with her unflinching determination and pure dedication, she took forward Param Pujya Dadashri’s mission of salvation of the world. And she also lovingly nurtured the future torch bearer - Pujya Deepakbhai to take up the lead and spread Akram Science in the whole world.

Even after Dadashri passed away, she continued to take into account every small guidance that she received from Him. Never did her single thought go against her goals. She possessed such determined, strong willed and clear understanding for the goals that it not only took her to great spiritual heights but she could also plant the seeds of spirituality in thousands of people and make them progress on the path of salvation.

So come, on this auspicious day, let’s determine to be devoted like her to achieve our spiritual goals in life.

Global Forgiveness Day

Friday July 5, 2019

Forgiveness Day, celebrated on 7th July every year, is a day to forgive and be forgiven! It is a day to set everything right by overcoming all our past grudges and grievances.

Forgiveness is a virtue that should ideally be practised every day and at all times. But assigning a special day to it reminds us to let go of the differences we are still holding onto and inspires us to move beyond our negativity and hurt to help forgive and seek forgiveness with an open and forgiving mind.

This is not some kind of a formality. Apologizing to someone does not mean simply saying the word ‘Sorry’. The act of asking for forgiveness holds essence only when there is actual repentance in our heart while doing so.

Further, forgiveness is two-sided. It comprises of both giving and receiving forgiveness. How often are we able to actually forgive someone who has wronged against us? Forgiving someone means disabling our anger because anger never likes that we practice forgiveness. So, if we learn to forgive, we will not only harmonize our relationships and live happily with each other, but we’ll also overcome our anger and make our heart clean.  

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, a spiritual revolutionary says, “No matter what anyone does to me, my forgiveness is always the reward he will get in return.” What a profound thought! Forgiveness is indeed the quality of the brave!

How can one develop this virtue?

To do so, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan has given a unique key of Flawless Vision that He Himself practised throughout His life.

He has revealed the subtle repercussions of seeing anyone at fault. He says, “Even if you spoil your inner intent by seeing other’s faults, your vibrations reach them.” These negative vibrations heighten the negative feelings in the relationship. Not only the other person but we too can never feel at rest under such circumstances.

‘Flawless Vision’ becomes easy to practise after Self-realization. After Self-Realization, our focus is directed inwards towards Self instead of finding faults of others. When this happens, a person becomes free from the shackles of hatred and abhorrence towards others and natural forgiveness becomes possible.

It might seem difficult to develop ‘Flawless Vision’ right away, but we can at least begin to practice ‘Forgiveness’ in the right way. Forgiveness kills the bitterness and the resentment within.

So, here’s the opportunity to break free from the chains of negativity that keep weighing us down. On this Global Forgiveness Day, let's put aside the false pride and muster up the courage to forgive others, and thus liberate ourselves from the prison of our grudges and resentment for others.

100 new seekers took Self Realization through Gnan Vidhi Ceremony in Florida, USA on 2nd July. 

In Toronto, Canada 200 new people took Gnan Vidhi (Self realization ceremony) on 23rd June, 2019

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