THE EXCEPTIONAL RELATIONSHIP OF A GURU & DISCIPLE
The Guru and disciple relationship is symbolic of a very special mystical bond which enables a disciple to opens up the light within in order to unite with the wonders of true freedom of the heart and soul.
Understanding this beautiful bond will assist you to connect to yourself as you embark on the journey to open the light within. Here are some useful information to refresh the mind to prepare you for Guru Purnima:
What is the great significance of the Guru and Disciple relationship?
A unique bond of love, compassion, trust and gratitude exists between a Guru and disciple.
It is only a through a True Guru that a light seeker will find access to the marvelous world that exists inside themselves. By putting the seeker in touch with their untapped potential, the Guru assists the disciples to untangle the mind web.
The Guru is the source of wisdom and knowledge that the disciple eagerly seeks for. Once a bond between the Guru and disciple is formed, the disciple receives the biggest opportunity of their life to express gratitude for all the blessings that they will receive.
While honoring should and is an ongoing action, Guru Purnima is a designated day for a Guru’s devotees to focus on honoring their one true teacher from the deepest sincerity in their heart.
When a unique bond of love, compassion, trust, and respect is built between a Guru and disciple, the disciple will learn how to truly love and give to themselves and everyone around them.
How can one gain from having a Guru in their life?
The true self connection is the ultimate goal of every soul. One gains the most through self-realization - a journey of understanding their true selves.
This blessing that can only be bestowed upon a disciple by a true Guru. It is by being initiated
to walk on the pathway of self-realization that a disciple can have the ability to open doors to the divine cosmic energies of bliss and everlasting joy. Through this long journey with its ups and downs, it is the "Guru" who holds the disciple's hand to support and guide them.
The highest divine blessing that can be bestowed upon you as a light seeker is to be granted the opportunity of being guided by a True Guru.
A True Guru is the greatest divine treasure for those earnestly seeking a higher meaning to life and are readily willing to expand their perception of the world.
How is the Guru-Disciple relationship different from any other relationships?
From birth, parents lovingly take care of their child as much as they can in terms of education and physical necessities. Similarly, a “Guru” very compassionately takes care of the disciple's spiritual needs and guides the disciple to grow in terms of true potential, knowledge, inner strength and beauty to strengthen the soul connection.
A Guru is hence like a bridge between a light seeker and their true self. A Guru lovingly advises, counsels and emergently assists the sincere seeker to connect to their inner Light & Truth making this a relationship of highest value in the life of a seeker.
In appreciation of the everlasting compassion and love of the Guru, disciples express their love and devotion on “GURU PURNIMA” day by honoring and celebrating their one true teacher – the beholder of the light.