Author: Shridhar K Chari & Aparna Sridhar

Grateful To Gurus 2019

Tvameva vidya dravinam tvameva tvameva sarvam mama deva deva Veneration to the Guru, who is a teacher, leader, guide and philosopher combined, is deeply ingrained in the Indian tradition, with the earliest words of the Veda asserting emphatically that Guru is equal to God, on par with matru and pitru, mother and father, on par with Para Brahman, the ultimate truth. It is a mystical relationship, transcending time and blood ties, forged in the fire of the ultimate source, created as a way of transmitting deepest truths and the best of skills, both subtle and complex, both simple and powerful, constantly honing, transforming, perfecting the Jeeva into everything he was born to be. Preserving, and paying tribute to, one of the most precious relationships in a human being’s life – that between the Guru and the shishya — has always been important, and in challenging times more so than before. The full moon day (purnima) in Ashada month is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, a day dedicated to the memory of the …