Full moons and new moons have historically been sources of great creative energy and inspiration for every culture. The Vedic system is a prime example. They actually seem to celebrate every aspect of every moon with one of their most popular observances being that of Guru Purnima.
Guru Purnima constitutes a very intriguing occasion.
The short video below (just seven minutes long) gives the practical view of Guru Purnima and suggests what we can do to quickly improve our quality of life.
For your viewing pleasure, look for the CC button on the video, click on it and you will have subtitles. 🙂
Guru Purnima from Tim And Vie on Vimeo.
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Full moons and new moons have
historically been a sources of great
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creative energy and inspiration for
every culture. The Vedic system is a
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prime example. They actually seem to
celebrate every aspect of every moon,
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with one of the most popular observances
being that of Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima
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constitutes a very intriguing occasion.
There are several interpretations for
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the Sanskrit word guru.
Etymologically, it has the same origin as
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the Latin word gravis — heavy, grave,
serious — and the Greek word varis — again
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heavy, serious. All three, the Sanskrit,
Latin and Greek words, derived from the
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Indo-European root. Think, heavy as in
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heavy with knowledge.
Another popular interpretation, is that
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GU means ignorance and RU means
dispeller, with guru then meaning, the one
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who dispels ignorance. No matter which
way you look at it, no matter how
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scholarly you decide to get, the word
guru in the Vedic system has
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historically been associated with a
respected, highly esteemed teacher.
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Moving on to Purnima. Purnima in Sanskrit,
means full moon. Guru Purnima is
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therefore, the full moon dedicated to
the teacher. Calendar-wise, it is
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associated with the Vedic month
of Ashadha, the fourth lunar month, usually
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occurring somewhere around June-July.
Interestingly enough, ashadha in Sanskrit
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also means victorious, almost implying
that the energies imparted by the full
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moon that is dedicated to the teacher,
will help us become victorious. Swami
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Vivekananda, the late 19th century Indian
monk who inspired millions by bridging
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cultural gaps, once said: “You have to grow
from the inside out. None can teach you.
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None can make you spiritual. There is no
other teacher but your own soul.” And that
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is so true. We only learn, we only grow,
through our personal experience .We may
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read all the books we want, take all the
classes we can, hire all the teachers we
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can afford, but unless we think it, feel
it, and live it, nothing will change. All
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the knowledge we are seeking is dormant
within us, waiting to be awakened through
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the proper stimulus. That stimulus is to
come from the outside world. Every rock,
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every tree, every animal, every person
around us, is giving us that stimulus, all
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It is time to move past the likes and
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dislikes, and quit to always try to
explain everything that happens through
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our modern form of consciousness.
The full moon in the sky reminds us that
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facing the dark and accepting it need
not be scary. it just might help us
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further appreciate the light as a place
where we can live always. No one can ever
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phrase it better than Swami Vivekananda.
He said: “All the powers in the universe
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are already ours. It is we, who have put
our hands before our eyes, and cry that
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it is dark.
So on Guru Purnima day, spend some quiet
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time, just a few minutes, and reflect upon
how often you put your hands before your
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eyes, ending up with false understanding,
lost in deserts. It may be time to dig a
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little deeper, allow our subconscious,
infallible drives guide us and trust
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what Nietzsche called, our “divine animal”,
our own personal teacher. To learn more
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about timeless Ayurvedic practices
choose one of our online, self-paced
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courses or in-person trainings.
the link is below. And by the way, how do
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you celebrate Guru Purnima?
Let us know in the comments section. And
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if you enjoyed this, please hit the like
button, share and subscribe, if you
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Until next time, much much love from both
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Na’maste kala! Which in Greek means, may we
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all be well.
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