Guru Poornima is a day dedicated to the Guru, a term referring to one who is both a teacher and guide in the spiritual life; the one who reveals the purpose of life and gives guidance on how to realise it. It is a day to express love, reverence and gratitude to your personal guide and those great teachers of the past who reveal the essential knowledge towards spiritual evolution. This year it falls on 16 July.
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Guru Poornima is an important date in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist calendar as it is the date in which the Guru, the spiritual guide and teacher is remembered with love and gratitude. The guru is the one who, through their own direct experience may teach and lead a spiritual aspirant along the path to right living and enlightenment. Buddhists usually offer the day to the Lord Buddha, Hindus may offer it to their personal spiritual guide and/or the legendary guru Vyasa, traditionally attributed to be the writer of many of the great works on Hindu spirituality. Members of the Sathya Sai organisations honour Sathya Sai Baba on this day for the love, guidance and wisdom He has given them.
Guru Poornima is a Hindu, Jain and Buddhist holy day devoted to honouring the Guru, the spiritual guide and teacher who removes the darkness of ignorance replacing it with the light of wisdom – the wisdom of the true pursuit of humanity. Buddhists usually offer the day to the Lord Buddha, Hindus may offer it to their personal spiritual guide and/or the legendary guru Vyasa, traditionally attributed to be the writer of many of the great works on Hindu spirituality. Members of the Sathya Sai organisations honour Sathya Sai Baba on this day for the love, guidance and wisdom He has given them.
The Sai Devotees of NSW undertakes a humble offering of love to Sathya Sai and to Society with a range of service activities in celebration of Guru Poornima, the festival of the Guru. The service activities include tree planting, Children’s Day at the House of Welcome, a food drive and a number of nursing home visits.
Guru Poornima is celebrated in the lunar month of Ashad (July) on the full moon day (Poornima) as a day dedicated to the Guru (spiritual teacher). However, Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba formally revived this ancient tradition of honoring the Guru in 1956 as an important spiritual festival to be celebrated by all aspirants.
On the evening of Tuesday 19 July, the WA Region lovingly welcome all to join one of the most auspicious events of the year, Guru Poornima! The event for our dearest Sathya Sai, will be marked by a performance offering by the Sai Youth of WA, devotional singing and preceded by a light meal (will be provided in a pack).
Guru Poornima is a day dedicated to honouring the guru. The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru poornima than on any other day. The word guru is derived from two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance. Guru Poornima will be observed in Prashanti Nilayam, along with the Sathya Sai World Youth Festival.