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Gurupurnima

Glory to Shri Guru

Scriptural Verses in Honor of Gurupurnima

Glory to Shri Guru-A Verse from Adi Shankaracharya’s Vivekachudam
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Reading this verse from Adi Shankaracharya’s Vivekachudamani, I felt so elated. I understand and have had experience in recognizing each of the Guru’s qualities identified in these lines—through knowing my own Guru, Gurumayi. How inspiring to have it all expressed in just a few lines! I feel I can keep these lines very close always.
 

Hampton Hill, United Kingdom

As I read this beautiful verse, I am inspired to aspire to the state the verse so eloquently describes: the state of the Self. The qualities spelled out here represent the beauty, serenity, and simplicity of being aware of my true nature. Indeed, I am Brahman, Consciousness, the Absolute. This is a wonderful dharana for me to contemplate and meditate on.
 

New Jersey, United States

Reading the words “an ocean of compassion without a shore” in the verse, I felt an expansion in my heart and was immediately pulled into a deep meditation.
 
Tears of gratitude fell from my eyes as I realized I had found refuge in the “ocean of compassion without a shore” in my own heart.
 
With deep love and devotion, I give thanks to Gurumayi.
 

Macerata, Italy

Each time I read this verse, I experience a deeper connection within myself to Shri Guru. On my third reading today, I gently dropped into a profound sense of stillness, my breath seemed to reverse, and I felt at one with this description of the Guru: "...an ocean of compassion without a shore."
 
I often marvel at the abundance of teachings given to us on the Siddha Yoga path website. They too have no shore. I experience them as an expression of Gurumayi's infinite love for us all. 
 

California, United States

What a beautiful verse! The image of the ocean without a shore really inspires me. From this I understand that I don't have to arrive at a shore—I just have to dive into the immense, limitless ocean of grace.
 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 

I am deeply moved by this verse because it made me aware of the immensity of the Guru's love in my heart—so immense that I feel I can't contain it.
 
I bow to you, Gurumayi, in wonder.
 

Milan, Italy

Reading the description of the Guru as "an ocean of compassion without a shore," I felt my awareness being pulled into the center of my being. I became very calm.
 

Ancona, Italy