On this Day, the full moon between July and August. We are asked to remember our teachers, and honor the scriptures and textbooks that bring us knowledge and light the way on our path.
GURU DEVO MAHESHWARAH
GURU SAKSHAT PARA-BRAHMA,
TASMAI SHRI GURUVE NAMAH.
Guru is creator
Guru is Sustainer
Guru is Transformer
Reverence for all my teachers.
Guru Sakshat is the phrase that is most predominant in our Physical Yoga practice. this is the current teacher, in this moment what can you learn about yourself, and your world-view.
Create the posture, you are Brahma.
Sustain the posture you are Vishnu.
Watch for what is revealed in this moment. The fragile space between doing. This is the essence of Guru Sakshat. Learning what we can from our current predicament.
Whether the quiet space of child’s posture, or becoming the eye of the storm in your most challenging posture. This is it, this is where the Yoga comes. don’t miss it.
Release the posture back to where it came from,
you are Maheshwarah, or Shiva. Transformation.
We have to release what is, to make room for what we are becoming.
See all as your Guru, especially your biggest challenges.
Om Shanti, I’ll see you in class.
3 thoughts on “Guru Purnima”
Well said, Guru Vamadeva. Nandri for all.
Your devoted student,
John thank you so much for sharing this. I chant this often and this will help deepen the practice.
Absolutely beautiful John. I got goosebumps reading it. So much wisdom, truth, and so many lessons in that short passage. Thank you.