• Gurupurnima 2015
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  • Gurupurnima 2015
  • Gurupurnima 2015

All-Pervasive Like the Sky: An Exposition on the Guru-tattva

All-Pervasive Like the Sky
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My Master is so immensely compassionate!
 
I experience her compassion and constant presence all the time. Whenever I am facing challenges, she gives me needed energy and wisdom and inspires me to walk the path with love and dignity.
 
I bow my head to you, dear Gurumayi, for your presence in my life.

a Siddha Yogi from Cuttack, India

I have developed a practice of repeating the mantra when I leave my home and am out and about. One day I forgot to engage with this practice. Then, as I was waiting at a traffic signal, I suddenly remembered. Then I noticed that the mantra was repeating within me on its own.
 
For a split second, I closed my eyes. And in that moment, orange color flashed in front of my eyes. At the same time, the sun came out from behind the clouds and its rays fell upon me. The timing was perfect!
 
I was filled with joy. My heart became moist with gratitude. I received the darshan of the all-pervasive guru-tattva within and without.

a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India

For two years, I’ve been studying the guru-tattva by chanting verse 64 of Shri Guru Gita, which includes this line: “I am everlasting, self-luminous, taintless, and completely pure.” I contemplated this, yet understanding the Guru-principle felt just out of reach.

Then, last week, I recited Shri Guru Gita beside a lovely lake. When I reached verse 64, a butterfly landed on my foot and stayed. Afterwards I meditated, entering such silence and stillness that even now, I can feel it. When I opened my eyes, an hour later, the butterfly was still there.
 
There was an exquisite awareness of the guru-tattva—in the sun on my face, the breeze on my skin, the rippling of the water and the whisper of the wind, the exuberance of singing birds and the plops of fish.
 
I felt unity with nature. I was seeing it, feeling it, being it. I saw a timeless, all-pervasive beauty in the play of dragonflies, the flashes of sunlight off the lake, the steadfast strength of trees. I saw God in everything—“everlasting, self-luminous, taintless, and completely pure.” I was full of awe and joy and wonder.
 
I am so grateful to Gurumayi for this sublime experience.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Lampeter, United Kingdom

These words inspire me to see and feel the Guru's presence in everything in nature.  When I observe nature—the trees, the sky, birds, flowers, the sun and moon— I imagine myself to be looking through the Guru’s eyes.  I perceive nature’s beauty and often receive deeper understandings about the world, people around me, and situations I am experiencing. 
I deeply appreciate this opportunity and guidance to see the world from a divine perspective.

a Siddha Yogi from Kolkata, India

Sometimes when I meditate, I experience the guru-tattva by visualizing my first meeting with Gurumayi.  I remember her glance and her smile. I remember the wonderful sensation that I feel in her presence and the joy of my heart.
 
Through the Guru-disciple relationship, I receive so much support, equipoise, courage, and love.

a Siddha Yogi from Naples, Italy

From childhood, I wanted to know what life was really all about. I was driven to look beneath the appearance of things, to find the “’truth,’ ‘reality,’ and ‘essence’” of the world. I knew it was there, but I did not know where to look. I did not know that meditating sages had already found it, and had given it a name. It turns out I had been looking for the guru-tattva, and I found a Guru who let me see it for myself. Everything since then has been the Guru-disciple relationship, and an ever-growing sense of gratitude and generosity.
 
Grace has changed my life from looking for, to living from, the essence of the world.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA