This year Gurupurnima is on July 12, and throughout this month our Siddha Yoga study and practice is dedicated to a sublime focus: Shri Guru.
An inspiring way to learn about the Guru is through the words of the poet-saints of India. Our Guru, Gurumayi, has taught that these songs are filled with pure wisdom and the elixir of devotion. I invite you to visit the Siddha Yoga path website throughout July, where you can listen to devotional songs and learn their meaning.
The songs of the poet-saints deepen our recognition of the significance of the Guru. The great saint Kabir, who praised his Guru as the source of all attainments, says:
Kabir says of his Guru, “He enables me to hear the eternal sound of the unstruck music resounding in my heart.” This unstruck music is the soundless sound that Gurumayi expounds upon in her Message for 2014. The Guru’s grace and teachings awaken us to the divine resonance of the heart, where the unstruck music resounds. For one who seeks liberation, the saints and scriptures of India emphasize that the Guru is essential.
The traditional offering of dakshina in honor of Gurupurnima is a way to recognise and acknowledge the value of all we receive from Gurumayi and the lineage of Siddha Yoga Gurus.
This month of Gurupurnima, continue returning to the Siddha Yoga path website to listen to devotional songs, study the wisdom of the poet-saints, practice dakshina, and discover luminous teachings on the Guru.