Gurupurnima Celebrations 2016

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19th July 2016

It is an incomparable journey,
Where the Guru leads you from the visible to the invisible;
From the material to the divine;
From the ephemeral to the eternal.

Gurupurnima is day to celebrate our teachers. 'Guru' means darkness (gu) to light (ru). A guru is one who guides us from our dark ignorance to the light of knowledge, truth and reality. The enlightened teacher is a living example of his teachings. He manifests the truth and teaches through example. Those true disciples develop the vision to see the inner enlightened soul and recognise its shining virtues. Today we sing and celebrate those virtues. We bow down to the compassion of our Guru who illuminates the path of liberation.

In our living teacher, Param Pujya Bhaishree, remains a living path, a thread of truth, a lineage of enlightened souls. As we celebrate him today we celebrate all those teachers of the lineage of truth.

Below you can watch Param Pujya Bhaishee's swadhyays on Gurupurnima day in Shree Raj Saubhag Ashram. Two poems, composed by Shree Gangasati, were sung and and explained.

Gangasati poem 'Gupt Ras'. Duration 23 mins.

Gangasati poem 'Jya lagi laagya bhaagya'. Duration 13 mins.

During the course of the 3 day celebration alongside the swadhyays, a Panch Kalyanak Maha Pujan was conducted, a Parshwa Padmavati Pujan took place, Bhruhad Alochana was recited, the newly renovated Bapuji's Kutir was unveiled, vocational work kits were donated on behalf of Ashirvad Trust and a cultural programme took place.

The cultural programme

With overflowing devotion, all mumukshus gathered outside Pujya Bhaishree's kutir to welcome him and be blessed by his grace. Enthusiastic chants and devotional singing added to the divinity of the morning.

The day culminated with a grand finale - The Cultural Program.

Along with Sufi songs and dances, a play on the life of King Janak, came the crowning glory: Life of Devotee - Rajjab. Words are insufficient to describe the performance of the main actors Guru Dadu Dayal (played by Nayan Doshi) and disciple Rajjab (played by Mehul Mehta). The enitre act, dialogues and the message delivered through the play captivated the audience, holding them spellbound. It was an act par excellence.