Monday, July 14, 2008

Something extraordinary is going to happen on 18th July 2008 Full moon

"Grace of God takes the form of the Guru. Guru is God himself"
There are 12 full moons in a year and every one of them is important. On the full moon day, the Siddhas who are enlightened masters, come down to the earth plane to help spiritual aspirants to evolve. Of the twelve full moons, one stands out as very special. It is the Full Moon of the Guru (Gurupurnima) that occurs in the Sanskrit month Ashada (July-August). Gurupurnima is the beginning of the Spiritual New Year.
This year the Full Moon of the Guru falls on July 18th.
The Full Moon of the Guru is the most important Full Moon in the year. Spiritual aspirants wait for this Full Moon to receive the blessings of the guru. Spiritual transmission from the guru to the disciple can happen naturally on the night of the Full Moon. This is the reason why the disciples flock to the guru during Guru Purnima to access the spiritual blessings of our preceptors and spiritual masters who are both living and past.
In yoga the moon is associated with the mind. It is also the belief with the ancient Greeks who associated the Moon with the activities of the mind. The term "lunacy" owes its origin to the Greek concept of the link between the mind and the Moon. Yoga is profound in its understanding of the Moon/mind connection. The Moons position to the earth influences not only the human mind, but also every happening on the surface of the earth. The Moon represents the right brain. Activation of the right brain brings ecstasy. The term "honeymoon" is highly symbolic. According to yoga, honey or nectar, oozes out from the right brain giving the experience of spiritual bliss. This happens primarily during the Full Moon time.
Guru Purnima Offerings :
During Guru Poornima special fire ritual is performed seeking the blessings of the 7 rishis who were the original seers of the Vedas. These rishis are known as the saptarishi, sapta means seven and they are - Athri, Bhrughu, Kutsa, Vasishta, Gautama, Kasyapa, Aangirasa, as per legend they are the mind-borne sons of Brahma the creator.
It is very important to be in the physical presence of the Guru on this day. Getting the Guru's blessings on this day will protect the devotees from all kinds of problems in life. Guru Purnima is also called Vyasa Purnima, i.e., the Full Moon of Vyasa. Vyasa is the one who wrote the Mahabharata and compiled the Vedas. Vyasa was born on this Full Moon Day in the month of Ashada.

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