Guru Purnima 2020: Guru Purnima (Poornima) is the day to celebrate the relationship of a Guru-disciple. Today, in this blog, we shall learn when is Guru Purnima in 2020, the Importance of a Guru, who is a SatGuru, Quotes and special Messages about the occasion, and an informative Story of Kakbhushundi Ji.
Table of Contents
- When is Guru Purnima 2020
- Importance of Guru Purnima
- History (Story) of Guru Purnima
- Guru Purnima 2020 Puja
- The Story of Kakbhushundi
- Who is the True Guru (SatGuru) today?
- Guru Purnima 2020 Quotes
- Guru Purnima 2020 Special Messages
- Guru Purnima 2020 Special Information
When is Guru Purnima 2020?
This year, in 2020, Guru Purnima is on Sunday, 5th July. By the name “Guru Purnima”, it is clear that it falls on some Purnima (full moon day). Guru Purnima is celebrated in the Hindu calendar month of Asadha (June-July of the Gregorian Calendar). Since the date is determined according to the Hindu Calendar, the date keeps varying according to the Gregorian Calendar.
Importance of Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima is celebrated in some of the South Asian countries, like India, Nepal, and Bhutan by the Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists. Guru Purnima is observed by disciples to revere their spiritual teacher & express gratitude. A spiritual teacher plays an important role in human life. He guides his disciples the best way of living and the complete Salvation. Guru Purnima, hence, has great importance for Indian academics & scholars. According to some Sanskrit scholars, “Guru” translates as “the remover of darkness”. The word, commonly, refers to the spiritual Guide who enlightens his disciples through his true spiritual Knowledge.
History (Story) of Guru Purnima
There are different stories for different religions related to the origin of the Guru Purnima celebration.
Story of Guru Purnima in Hinduism
Guru Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa. Veda Vyasa is the writer of the major Hindu Texts including Mahabharata, Puranas, and the Vedas.
Story of Guru Purnima in Buddhism
Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on this day.
Story of Guru Purnima in Jainism
Gautam Swami, his first disciple, took initiation from Lord Mahavira.
Guru Purnima 2020 Puja
On the occasion of Guru Purnima, many people fast the whole day, visit temples, and disciples offer special puja to their spiritual guru. Let us now read a special Story on Guru Purnima to know how a Guru transforms this and afterlife of a soul.
The Story of Kakbhushundi
This Story of Kakbhushundi Ji is quoted from the spiritual Discourse of Saint Rampal Ji. This True Story is based on the Holy Sat Granth Sahib of Respected Saint Garibdas Ji Maharaj. The Story is as follows:
Once Garuda Ji, a bird in the Loka of Shri Vishnu who serves as a vehicle of Lord Vishnu, asked Kakbhushundi Ji how he reached that state, that he had the body of a deity and the head of a crow, and why it felt so peaceful to be around him. Kakbhushundi Ji narrated his story to Garud Ji —
How Kakbhushundi Ji started his Journey of Bhakti?
Garud Ji, I had wasted infinite human lives by not doing the Bhakti of God. Then, in another human life, there occurred a severe famine in our village. My siblings were children and my parents were very old. None of them could bear the hunger and they all died in front of me.
I was young, so I didn’t die. I left that village and went to another village named Avantika. At that time, there was no famine in Avantika village. I saw a Priest in a temple there. There was a Satsang going on. Many people had assembled there. I also went there thinking that they might have organized a Bhandara as well and I would have food there.
After the Satsang, all the people went home, but I stayed there. The priest asked me why I didn’t go home. I told him all the tragedy that happened to me. The Priest was very kind; he kept me with him as his son. The priest was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He used to worship Lord Shiva and sing his glory with extreme faith. Lord Shiva was very pleased with him.
The priest used to ask me daily to take initiation and start doing Bhakti of God but due to my previous sins and due to I had never sown the seed of Bhakti in any previous life, I did not develop any interest in worshipping and kept refusing. After six months, thinking ―
“the Priest asks daily to take initiation. Let me take it then”.
I took initiation from that priest. In this way, I sow the seed of Bhakti in my soul. But my previous sins again came forward.
Kindness of a Guru
The Priest used to narrate the glory of Lord Shiva daily in the temple. After some days, I also learnt all those stories and in the absence of my Gurudev, I started reciting those tales to the devotees coming in the temple. I being young had a better voice than my Gurudev, and the devotees of my Gurudev started revering me more than my Gurudev. One day, I was narrating the tales of Lord Shiva to some devotees just then my Gurudev came. I thought:
“If I would stand to bow before my Gurudev, then I would lose my respect before these devotees.”
Thinking this, I didn’t stand but bowed a little while sitting only. Gurudev didn’t notice that; he was engrossed in the worship of Lord Shiva. But Lord Shiva got angry and said through an ethervoice,
“Oh useless! You didn’t respect your Gurudev by standing today. I curse you that you’ll go to hell for a hundred thousand years.”
Both me and my Gurudev heard that ethervoice. The priest asked me, “What happened son? What mistake did you make? Son, apologize for the mistake to Lord Shiva. Let’s stand on a foot and ask for mercy.”
Respected Saint Garibdas Ji says here:
Bahot ae pyara baalak maa ka|
Unte bhi pyara shishya Guruon ka||
■ Meaning: A father loves his children exceptionally. But a mother loves her children hundred times more than the father. And, a Guru loves His disciple hundred times even more than a mother.)
Both Gurudev and I stood on one foot and asked for mercy. But, Lord Shiva said, “I cannot take my words back. You will have to go to hell.” Then both of us kept standing on one foot hungry and thirsty.
“Just because of your Gurudev I am lessening your punishment. You will have to go to hell for a hundred thousand years but you’ll not suffer there. Yama’s (The death god’s) doot (servants) will not harm you in hell.”Lord Shiva said
Then, we both quit standing on one foot. When the time came, I died and left my body. As per the words of Lord Shiva, I went to hell for a hundred thousand years but didn’t suffer there. Those hundred thousand years spent like a single day there.
Second Human Life of Kakbhushundi Ji
After this, I got a human life again. This time, because I had sown the seed of Bhakti in my previous human life, I had an inclination towards Bhakti by birth. Once, I went to a Satsang. Lomash Rishi Ji was delivering spiritual Sermons there. He was telling about the Sarguna Bhakti. I started misbehaving with him saying,
“Tell us about the Nirguna Bhakti. Our standard is higher than the Sarguna Bhakti. Do you not know about that Bhakti?”
Lomash Rishi tried to convince me a lot by citing various examples that Nirguna Bhakti is useless without Sarguna. But, I kept arguing with him. Lomash Rishi got agitated and cursed me, “You will become Chandaal in the next life.” I realized my mistake.
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I understood that now I would become a Chandaal in the next birth and if I said anything else, then things could get worse so I didn’t get offended but requested humbly to Lomash Rishi, “Oh Rishivar! You may send your Das (Servant) in any birth but kindly give me one blessing as well that I don’t lose my faith in God in any birth.” Hearing this, Lomash Rishi calmed down and gave me that blessing.
Lord Brahma’s wife Savitri had a female swan. She took her to Kakchand (a crow deity). I was born from them in this birth. That’s how I got this body.
The salvation of Kakbhushundi Ji
Once I met a Great Man named Jogjit Ji (God Kabir Ji disguised as Jogjit Ji). He was delivering Sermons. He said to me,
“The way of Worship you are performing can not lead you to Salvation.”
He told me the true status of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh, and made me aware of the Tatvagyan. Hearing that Knowledge, I took Initiation from Jogjit Ji and got my welfare done. The world has been destroyed many times in front of me. Because I worship the Supreme God after taking Initiation from the Complete Guru (SatGuru), I did not die.
The abovementioned Story tells the importance of acquiring a Guru and more specifically, the importance of acquiring a SatGuru (True Guru). The other two Gurus that Kakbhushundi Ji acquired, helped him a lot to their capabilities but could not save him from destruction. The True Guru Jogjit Ji (God Kabir Ji Himself) helped him in this.
Although he is not completely free from birth and death, Saint Rampal Ji tells that Kakbhushundi Ji will take birth in Human life on earth some time, and then, God Kabir Ji will again take him in His Shelter. Then, his birth and death can end forever. Because only a human body has the required system to attain Salvation. So, it is a request to the readers, kindly take Initiation from a True Guru as soon as possible. Your every human breath without the true Worship of the Supreme God is being wasted.
Who is the True Guru (SatGuru) today?
Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is that True Guru today. A real Seeker wishes to choose a true spiritual Guru (SatGuru) not merely based on sentiments but on the basis of the spiritual Knowledge of all the holy Scriptures like Vedas, Gita, Quran, Guru Granth Sahib, and Bible. That Guru today is Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. He has all these Qualities of a SatGuru. He is the Incarnation of God Kabir Ji.
Only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj tells the Scripture-based spiritual Knowledge and has the authority to give the true Mantras and correct way of Worship to the devotee society. But the devotee taking Initiation from Him has to abide by the code of conduct of Worship as well. This is the way to attain the Supreme Almighty and complete Salvation. His way of Worship is also proven to end the worldly sorrows of His true devotees.
We’ll know how to take Initiation from Him in some time; first, let’s see some Special Quotes and Messages related to Guru Purnima.
Guru Purnima 2020 Quotes by Saint Rampal Ji
“A Spiritual Guru is a link between a devotee and God”.
“Only a True spiritual Guru is the one who enlightens our path of worship by ending the darkness of ignorance, tension, and worldly sorrows, and frees us from death and birth”
“Only a Tatvdarshi Guru tells us about God and how to attain Him”
“The role of a spiritual Guru in human life is to lead us to complete Salvation”.
“True Spiritual Guru has the power to extend His disciple’s life”.
Guru Purnima 2020 Special Messages
Human life is so precious, we get human life only to attain Salvation. A Guru is imperative for that. Here are the Messages from God Kabir Ji and His Beloved Saint Respected Garibdas Ji about the Importance of a Guru:
Maat Pita mil javenge lakh chourasi mahi|
Satguru Sewa aur Bandagi fir milan ki nahi||
Meaning:- We get parents in all the 8.4 million life forms but we don’t get a spiritual Teacher in those lives. Only in human life, we get a spiritual Teacher.
Kabir, Guru Govind kar jaaniye, rahiye shabd samaye|
Mile toh Dandavat bandagi, nahi pal pal dhyan lagaaye||
Meaning:- Here Kabir Saheb Ji is telling us that one should treat one’s spiritual Teacher or Guru equivalent to Almighty and should always follow His Guidance. When one meets His Guru, one should always respectfully prostrate in reverence. When one is away from Gurudev, one should always keep Guru in one’s thoughts & remember Him. This Verse emphasizes the fact that a disciple should always keep the Teachings of Guru Ji in mind.
Kabir, Guru Gobind dono khade, kis ke laagu paaye|
Balihaari Guru aapna, jin Gobind diyo milaye||
Meaning:- Here Kabir Saheb Ji is saying that if Almighty stood on one side while a Guru or spiritual teacher stood on the other then whom I should worship first? He resolves the doubt Himself that, “Undoubtedly, I will worship the spiritual Teacher who has helped me to attain the Almighty. Without the Guidance of my spiritual Teacher, attaining Almighty is impossible.”
This Verse emphasizes the importance of considering a Guru equivalent to Almighty and doing His Worship first before worshipping Almighty.
Kabir, Saat samandar ki masi karun, lekhni karun banrai|
Dharti ka kaagaz karu, Guru Gun likhya na jaye||
Meaning:– Here Kabir Saheb Ji is saying that even if I prepare ink from all the seven oceans, a pen from the wood of all the forests, and write on the Earth, still it’s not possible to finish writing the Glory of my Spiritual Teacher. In this Verse, God Kabir Ji tells the Grandeur of a SatGuru. A SatGuru ends every sorrow of a soul. His Greatness can’t be counted in any way.
Garib, saadh humare sage hain, na kahu ko dosh|
Jo Sarnam btaavahi, so Saadhu sirposh||
Meaning:- All the Saints are pious. But keep that Saint on the head, i.e., sacrifice on Him, who gives you the true way of Worship. In this Verse, respected Saint Garibdas Ji differentiates incomplete and complete Guru that a True Guru gives True way of Worship. One should take only His Shelter.
Guru Purnima 2020 Special Information
Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is teaching Scripture-based Worship. The Supreme God Kabir is the Giver of contentment and peace here as Holy Yajurveda Chapter 5 verse 32 also testifies. Spiritual Guru Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj tells that scripture-based way of worship today that leads to the Supreme God and the complete Salvation.
He guarantees the attainment of Supreme Almighty along with the end of worldly sorrows on condition that we abide by the code of conduct of worship throughout our lives. The sole purpose of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji is to lead all of us to attain complete Salvation, where we’ll get back to our real home Satlok, where there is no death, no old age, no work, and ultimate peace. The worldly benefits and the enormous peace are the by-products of this Worship. If you wish to take Initiation from Saint Rampal Ji, kindly fill the Naam Diksha Form.
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