Swami ji said…
Celestial bodies like the Sun and the Moon have been worshipped and looked upon with great reverence by man since ages. The moon – a celestial body most beautiful and fascinating – is a vision – spectacular and enthralling to behold – on ‘ पूर्णिमा’ in particular – as it reveals its breathtakingly divine beauty – in its complete glory to us. Colors as varied as molten orange to an iridescent silver blue emanate from it, eradicating the darkness of the night with its soft , luminous light ; much akin to the gentle manner in which a ‘सद्गुरु’ removes the layers of ignorance, darkness and impurities – that have settled on the ‘soul’ of his ‘भक्त’ over his previous lifetimes – thereby preventing the ‘soul’ from understanding its primary goal – which is to seek liberation from the cycle of birth and death – by cleansing itself , by purifying itself – ‘अच्छे ‘कर्म कर के, सत्य के नेक मार्ग पर चलने से…’
Devotees celebrate ‘गुरु – पूर्णिमा’ with great veneration and devotion for their ‘gurus’ – while ‘they’ are with them in their physical form and even after they have taken ‘महा – समाधि’. The Sun , moon and the stars are visible to the naked eye during that particular of the time of the day or night that is allotted to each one of them by the Creator ; and even when they are not seen by us – depending on whether it is night or day , they are very much present in space and time. In a similar way – ‘सच्चे संत’ and ‘सद्गुरु – whether they are physically present with their devotees or have discarded their physical robe and merged with divinity ; they constantly take care of their devotees ; look out for the adverse situations that could be awaiting them and provide them with the mind , heart and strength to endure them ; assess what would be best for them and provide them with ‘that’ – whether it is appreciated by the devotees or not – as He alone knows what would be best for them in the long run.
A ‘sadguru’s’ love for his devotees is eternal, everlasting – not affected by the waxing or waning of the moon – and burns bright like a lit up wick of a candle – for the welfare and well being of his devotees, filled with love , concern and compassion for them. The full moon is sixteen times more powerful on ‘पूर्णिमा as compared to other days – and so is the spiritual power of ‘sadgurus’ – ten days prior to the auspicious day of ‘guru – purnima’ – the divine energy and strength of which cannot be withstood by normal beings like us. But the love that He bears for His devotees – ‘ उस में चाँद की किरणों की शीतलता, करुणा और दिव्यता होती है और वह यही चाहते हैं कि उनके साधकों में भी ऐसा गुण उत्पन्न हो…’ Much like the manner in which the full moon’s radiant light tries to reach out to the darkest corners of the earth’s surface and embrace them – as though reassuring them that there is light in darkness – a ‘sadguru’ too accepts His devotees the way they are ; even if they have hit rock bottom and there is simply no hope for them. ‘He’ takes upon Himself the responsibility of providing them with that beam of moonlight – in the form of hope and surety that their days of darkness will end one fine day – and many a times with a ‘guru’s’ divine grace – everything works out well for them in the end.
When we look at a bright full moon – a spontaneous smile comes to our lips – as its delicate, heartwarming beauty tugs at our heart – forming an immediate spiritual connection between us.
Similar is the case when we look at the blissfully divine face of our ‘sadguru’ – a face that radiates positivity ; instils faith and belief in us that a day will dawn when we will be able to get rid of – rise above all the negativity that creeps in within us – and we too will shine bright and strong – both physically and emotionally – with the ‘ज्ञान’ that is imparted to us by our ‘सद्गुरु’ – growing multifold while absorbing His pearls of wisdom ; basking in His unconditional , divine love for us – be it ‘अमावस्या or ‘पूर्णिमा’ – क्योंकि वह हमारा साथ कभी नहीं छोड़ते हैं, चाहे दुख हो या सुख, सदैव हमारे साथ रहते हैं और आगे बढ़ने का रास्ता दिखाते