We're all very familiar with the celebration of Father's Day and Mother's Day every year. Both these days are very special and are celebrated with the objective of showing our appreciation towards our parents and to thank them for their contribution in our lives. On similar lines, in India, festivals like Rakshabandhan & Bhaibeej are celebrated with great gusto to celebrate the love and bonding between a brother and a sister.
But, are you aware, that there's a special day to express our gratitude towards our teachers also?
This day is called as 'Gurupurnima'. Interesting facts about this day are that-
• It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu calendar month of Ashadh.
• It is celebrated every year as an occasion to thank our teachers and gurus for all the knowledge we've received from them and to seek their blessings.
One needs a guru (teacher) not only for his academic progress but a guru is of utmost importance for one's spiritual progress also.
Who is a Guru?
• Anyone from whom we learn anything is our Guru.
• A guru is a guide, the one whose teachings we follow.
• The real Guru is the one who moves us from darkness to light by helping us get rid of our weaknesses and faults.
What is the importance of a Guru's grace?
The Guru's grace removes all obstacles and helps one reach right up to his goal. In order to attain Guru's grace, we should abide by Guru's instructions with utmost sincerity and maintain humility towards our Guru.
History has witnessed the lives of great men who've reached the heights of success through their Guru's grace and blessings. Some of the famous examples are- Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Arjun and Dronacharya, Shivaji Maharaj and Swami Ramdas,Chandragupta Maurya and Chanakya.
Don't these great personalities inspire us to have faith in our teachers?
Importance of Gurupurnima according to Dadashri-
On this day Dadabhagwan is in an absolute enlightened state so if one asks for whatever strengths one lacks then one is sure to receive them.
Friends, whomsoever you surrender to, you will acquire whatever strength they possess.
Amazing! Isn't it? The Grace of Guru is like an ocean… So if one has the guru's grace with him and follows his instructions, he will not have to endure any suffering.
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