This Article is dedicated to all those enlighten gurus whose Light and spiritual Might do not allow the world to sink in complete darkness and ignorance, whose presence enlightens, bestows knowledge and preserves the seed of Param-Para. To those light beings I bow as one pure radiant consciousness.
There are so many people nowadays who call themselves spiritual guides, gurus and enlighten beings. In the age of Darkness, Avidya, Ignorance and Emotional Imbalance it is hard to know who is who and where to look for the truth. Siddhas have long ago predicted the age of Darkness and Ignorance and warned people about crowds of spiritual charlatans, criminals and those who would mislead others in the name of spirituality and the truth.
True teaching is not for a crowd nor it has ever been. In order to realise how to dispel darkness within self, we have to mature enough to see distortions within. We have to mature enough to realise that teaching will never appear in the way we expect it to appear nor will a true teacher.
True teachers can be recognised by their simplicity, honesty to self, straight-forwardness and purity. True teachers do not put a show, do not wear special distinct cloths and do not make a big deal out of themselves. They do not care about titles, names, rewards or fame in any form. They do not want to be proclaimed kings of this illusion. True teachers are accessible to genuine seekers. They are walking temples who receive everyone the same way, yet true teachers recognise genuine call, sincerity and devotion and dispel hypocrisy, dishonesty and conditioning.
True teachers have no taboos, do not follow someone's rules or morals. They follow inner wisdom, non-violence and accept life in its all colours. They may appear as crazy, foolish, wise, sophisticated or simple and down to earth, they flow in life, are flexible, sometimes unpredictable, yet balanced and do not judge. Nevertheless, they see clearly who is who and what is what. Their being reflects others and their distortions.
True teachers have powerful presence and vibrations around them. These vibrations are not separate from them, are not a sign of siddhis but an emanation of their pure, enlighten being, that is soothing and transformative (they create a permanent shift in others' being, awake and transform them). Such beings are rare. They awake and transform others with the power of their conscious intent and blessings, transmitting knowledge in words and beyond words, bestowing direct experience of being, yoga, absorption. Such beings spread knowledge effortlessly wherever they step. Such beings evolve, by cultivating their light being and through non-violence.
They are true GURUs - those who possess a tremendous spiritual gravitational field. Their spiritual gravity and purity heals, teaches and transforms anyone who comes in touch with them.
The first GURU was ADI NATH. True power of awakening and inner transformation, as well as the power to consciously evolve was given to the humanity by AdiNath through Param-Para - the power of Transmission of knowledge through experience as well as the way to preserve true knowledge in an undistorted way.
Gurupurnima is celebrated in the summer months between July and August. This period is considered to be highly pure and vibrant and the moment of full moon is the right time for complete awakening and transformation within.
Those with the maturity and genuine desire to evolve, awake and refine self have a great chance to experience the blessing of the higher realms during these months and especially during the full moon, known as Gurupurnima.
Gurupurnima is the time, when adepts contemplate on and express gratitude towards their spiritual guide, Param-Para and consciously connect to the higher realms, searching for further blessings and guidance.
It is believed that through the deep devotional connection with one’s true Guru, one evolves out of the darkness of self and evolves further. In order to meet a true guru one is to be mature and free from arrogance of “I know it all” and free from conditioning of how one’s GURU is to look, appear as well as one is to be free from dreams of power, siddhis and other spiritual hallucinations.
Most of the people have not realised that they are sunk in victimisation and tons of spiritual and occult information. They are drawn to people who pet their narcissism and spiritual delusion rather than try to disillusion them. This tendency creates a market of charlatans who propagate spiritual falsehood, attract people who are ambitious and know only spiritual action and who do not wish to transform but wish to be petted and uplifted. Such approach within people creates a huge supply of those “spiritual guides” that fit these people's inner desires, demands and dreams. These are clear signs of Kali Yuga - the age of Delusion and Ignorance.
On the other hand, it is very hard to refine self and awake to self delusion in this era of ignorance, and it is even harder to transform and free self from the plague of distorted self, false identities, ego, narcissism and victimisation. That is why, it is extremely hard to find and/ or recognise true genuine gurus at this age.
True gurus are eternal students of existence/ life. Their life is simple and routine life, they live, learn, study and explore, refine self and support those who ask them for help. They may live as if an ordinary life and be unknown to the public. They do not impose themselves or convert people, they do not proclaim to be the only ones. Yet, they clearly see genuine from not genuine. They do not interfere, however. They have realised the time and space, the era they are living in and have accept it as it is. They know the truth for themselves and share it only with the worthy ones. It is so not because they discriminate but because only those of the pure nature can perceive the purity and light within self. Before that, they are to make effort, to spend a great deal of time observing self, refining self and cultivating equanimity and inner light.
Spiritual evolution is full of effort when one has not found a true Guru - a true Protector. Spiritual evolution is smooth and flowing when one has the true Guru. Our Consciousness and Life however are always there to guide us to the point when we become ripe for the manifestation of a true living Guru for further evolution of self.
I bow down to the higher realms of existence of Self and pray to dispel darkness, ignorance, complexity and violence within those who look for purity and light within.
I bow down to Adi Guru, to Siddha Param-Para and to the Being for having blessed me with the Guru.
True Gurus may appear in our lives unexpectedly and not the way we imagine, project or dream of. They will definitely shift our perspective on everything, sometimes without uttering a word.
This is the power of a true Guru, whose presence teaches, heals and transforms. If one is able to bypass self-conditioning/ projections, recognises this and surrenders one's transitory illusionary self to the Guru's presence, the darkness dissolves in the Guru's light, and one discovers self as the same pure selfless light being, one discovers immense inner power, devotion and immortal grace in one's life. One gradually merges with the presence of one's guru and bathes in the Light of self-being. One becomes the embodiment of spiritual alchemy, knowledge, spiritual power and immortality. Such is the power of protection and blessing of the true Guru.
"Guru's feet" is the eternal radiant presence of the Guru that is always there as an invisible link guiding and protecting us from the darkness of self. That is why, we are to hold onto this blissful equanimous presence, as if holding onto "Guru's feet". "Guru's feet" is our foundation before we mature within self. This foundation is that equanimous blissful aware of self being that the guru has awoken within ourselves, and we are to hold on it no matter what, with full unconditional trust and devotion.
May this Gurupurnima bestow clarity, contentment and inner healing to all of us, and strengthen our connection with self-being and with our true Guru.
- Jivanmukti -
JIVANMUKTI IS THE AUTHOR OF "SIDDHA PARAM-PARA: THE KEY TO BIO-SPIRITUAL IMMORTALITY " - A Rare Transmission Book on Kundalini Awakening process, Yoga, Samadhi, Absorption, Third Eye Activation, Shaktipat - Initiation, Spiritual Transformation, Light Body, Siddha Alchemy, Human Evolution & Immortality.