Haven’t you heard the famous Sanskrit quote, ‘Matha Pitha Guru Daivam’? It depicts how important is the role of a guru in the life of an individual. A guru comes right after our mother and father. That means the third most important person in our life is our guru.
“Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshat Param Brahma
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha”
The Guru Stotram is a Shloka that is taught to every Indian kid while growing up. It shows the utmost respect and godlike status we hold for our teachers who passes their valuable knowledge to us.
Guru is Brahma (the force of creation); Guru is Vishnu (the force
of preservation), Guru is Maheshwara (the force of destruction and transformation),
Guru is the embodiment of Para Brahma, the ultimate Godhead. We bow down to that Guru.
Have you ever thought about the significant role our gurus have played in the life of each one of us? When teachers passed their enormous academical knowledge to us, some people did way beyond that.
Hindus observe it as the day the great sage Maharshi Veda Vyasa was born, who wrote the epic Mahabharata and Shrimad Bhagavatam.
A guru stands out when he impacts the lives of his students rather than just passing out knowledge.
We take the knowledge that we acquire from the Guru and when we die, we leave everything else behind, but knowledge gets passed on to next generations.
We give Guru the position of GOD. The sequence of knowledge and distribution of knowledge will continue in this world. When the Lord comes, knowledge comes, hence it is understood that God and knowledge are equal.
A person’s life, both personal and social life becomes beautiful, peaceful and successful when we gain knowledge. And it is impossible without a Guru.
We all had such wonderful gurus in our lives as well. It might be in figuring out the real strength of us, finding out our hidden talents and moulding it throughout, pushing our abilities so that we give the maximum in each and everything. There would be some exceptional masters who have shown light into the darkness of our lives. Today is a day to remember all those special ones. I take a moment to remember all the amazing gurus I had, who helped me, motivated me to find and realise my real potential, made it possible for me to find my passion and helped me reach the heights of my career. Thanking all the gurus who made me what I am today.
Guru Purnima wishes to all.