Last Updated on 23 July 2021, 9:55 PM IST: Guru Purnima 2021: 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 2021, the Importance of a Guru, who is a SatGuru (truly enlightened sage), Quotes and special Messages about the occasion, and an informative Story of Kakbhushundi Ji.
Key Highlights About Guru Purnima 2021
- When is Guru Purnima 2021?
- Importance of Guru Purnima
- Stories of Guru Purnima
- Guru Purnima 2021 Puja
- The story of Kaagbhushundi
- A true spiritual guru and salvation
- How to identify an enlightened guru?
- Who is the truly enlightened sage (Satguru) today?
- Guru Purnima 2021 quotes
- Guru Purnima 2021 special message
- Guru Purnima 2021 special information.
Guru Purnima 2021 Date India?
This year, in 2021, Guru Purnima is on Sunday, 24th July. “Guru Purnima” falls on 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 as per the Gregorian calendar varies every year.
Significance of Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima is celebrated to express gratitude to the spiritual teacher. It is celebrated in some of the South Asian countries, like India, Nepal, and Bhutan by the Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists. A spiritual teacher plays an important role in human life. He guides his disciples the best way of attaining salvation. Therefore, Guru Purnima holds great importance for Indian academics & scholars. According to Sanskrit scholars, “Guru” translates as “the remover of darkness”. People generally use the word guru for their academic teachers, religious preachers but in real sense it refers to the spiritual guide who enlightens his disciples through his true spiritual Knowledge.
Guru Purnima Stories
There are different stories for different religions related to the origin of the Guru Purnima celebration.
Guru Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa, the writer of the major Hindu Texts including Mahabharata, Puranas, and the Vedas.
Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on this day.
Lord Mahavira gave initiation to his first disciple Gautam Swami
Guru Purnima 2021 Puja
On the occasion of Guru Purnima, many people observe fasting, they visit temples and a special puja is offered to the spiritual guru by his disciples. Let’s now read a special Story on Guru Purnima to know how a Guru transforms this and the afterlife of a soul.
The Inspirational 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, a bird who serves as a vehicle of Lord Vishnu, asked Kakbhushundi as to how he reached the state, where he had the body of a deity and the head of a crow, and why did he feel peaceful in his company? To answer his question, Kakbhushundi narrated his story.
How Did Kakbhushundi Ji Start His Journey of True Worship?
He informed Garuda that he had wasted a lot of human life without adopting any true way of worship. In one such life he had to witness his entire family die due to starvation as the region where they were living was struck by a severe famine. Since he was young he survived the famine and he left the place and reached Avantika where he saw a priest delivering spiritual discourse to a group of people and he sat there expecting a communal meal to be distributed after the spiritual discourse.
Once the spiritual discourse was over the priest noticed that everyone had left except him and questioned him as to why he did not leave. To answer his question Kaagbhushundi said that he had nowhere to go and his entire family had died so the priest asked him to live with him in the temple. Everyday the priest used to ask him to take initiation but he refused and finally took the initiation from the priest after six months.
Benevolence of a Guru
Over a period of time, he learnt how to deliver spiritual discourses and started delivering the spiritual discourses in the absence of his guru (the priest). Since he was young, the devotees of the priest started liking the way he used to narrate the stories of Shiva. One such day, while delivering the discourses when the priest returned to the temple all the devotees stood up and bowed to the priest except him thinking that all the devotees would stop respecting him as their guru. This angered Lord Shiva who cursed him to go to hell.
When the priest heard the furious Lord Shiva, they both pleaded for mercy and asked Lord Shiva to forgive Kaagbhushundi. The pleas of the priest melted Lord Shiva’s anger and gave some concession in the punishment stating that he wouldn’t suffer during his time in hell.
Respected Saint Garibdas Ji says here:
Bahot ae pyara baalak maa ka|
Unte bhi pyara shishya Guruon ka||
■ Meaning: A mother loves her child unconditionally but a Guru loves His disciple even a hundred times more than a mother.
Second Human Life of Kakbhushundi
In the next human life attained by Kaagbhushundi, he was spiritually inclined. Due to this pride, he entered into an argument with sage Lomas, who got angry with his misbehaviour and cursed him to become a Chandaal (half human and half bird) in his next birth. Understanding that he made a mistake, he asked for forgiveness and requested that the sage bless him to always remember doing worship whatever life form he takes. The sage granted his wish. Kakbhushundi says, “I got this body from the union of kaagchand and the pen (female swan) of goddess Saraswati.”
A True Spiritual Guru and Salvation
During this life, Kaagbhushundi met a sage named Jogjit who gave him information about the position of Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; what is the true way of worship; how can salvation be attained? Kaagbhushundi took initiation from the sage Jogjit and undertook the true way of worship. Although, he hasn’t attained salvation yet. He will have to take birth in human life to attain salvation as this is the only life form where salvation could be attained. Other life forms do not have the seven chakras in their body.
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This story sheds light on what importance a truly enlightened sage has for an individual. A true sage is the one who will be able to guide an individual to undertake deeds that would help him liberate from the cycle of birth and death and lead him on the path of the correct way of leading one’s earthly life. Another incident that highlights the importance of an enlightened guru is of sage Sukhdev’s.
Vishnu Ji Returned Sage Sukhdev From Heaven for Not Having a Guru
Sage Sukhdev (Shukdev) was the son of Sage Vedvyas and is a very well known entity as he was the one who had to be called from heaven to narrate the Holy Srimad Sudhasagar to king Parikshit before a snake bit him and he was to die.
Sukhdev Got Naam Initiation From Shiv Ji Accidently
He attained his name Shukdev (Shuk means parrot) as he attained true mantras of devotion in the form of a parrot when lord Shiva was giving initiation to his wife Parvati. At that time Lord Shiva ensured that they were alone as these mantras were supposed to be kept absolutely secret. Lord Shiva was unaware of the fact that the tree under which they are sitting has a nest of a parrot with a rotten egg. When Lord Shiva gave those mantras to his wife, the soul in that rotten egg also heard the mantras and immediately rebounded to life and became a young parrot. Lord Shiva heard the parrot’s voice. Chasing the sound, he saw the parrot in the nest. Lord Shiva tried to kill the parrot. Fearing that Lord shiva would kill him, the soul entered the womb of sage Vedvyasa’s wife’s womb when she was yawning.
Sukhdev’s Birth & His Life Changing Journey to Vishnu Ji
During its time in the womb this soul realised the importance of attaining human life and how it gets entangled in karmic deeds the moment they take birth. So fearing the entanglement, he remained in his mother’s womb for 12 years. Since his mother didn’t feel discomfort of any kind carrying him, she named him Sukhdev.
Once he took birth after 12 years of being conceived, he went away from his family looking for ways to attain salvation. He had the spiritual power to fly like a bird in the three lokas due to his previous good deeds. One day, when he wanted to stay in the heaven of lord Vishnu, he went to lord Vishnu’s loka (world). At the entrance of Vishnu’s heaven, the gatekeepers denied him entry stating that he didn’t have a guru and could not be allowed in.
Vishnu Ji Suggested Sukhdev to Make King Janak His Guru
Sage Sukhdev was arrogant about his spiritual powers. He didn’t like gatekeepers stopping him. He asked to call Lord Vishnh. Lord Vishnu came at the gate. The gatekeepers had already told him everything. He questioned sage Sukhdev why he had come. Sage Sukhdev was expecting praise from Lord Vishnu. When he got the response contrary to his expectations, he got a little humble. He mentioned that he is not being allowed in. Lord Vishnu confirmed the gatekeeper’s denial of entry and asked sage Sukhdev to make someone his guru if he wanted to seek an entry in his heaven. Sage Sukhdev asked lord Vishnu to guide him as to who could be his guru. Lord Vishnu asked Sage Sukhdev to make King Janak his guru, take initiation from him and post that he would be allowed to enter his world. After seeking advice from lord Vishnu, sage Sukhdev took initiation from King Janak and that made him eligible to enter lord Vishnu’s heaven. This story tells us that one is not allowed an entry into any heaven if one hasn’t had a true spiritual teacher.
How to Identify a Truly Enlightened Guru?
All the holy Scriptures mention seeking guidance from a truly enlightened sage to unite with our Father in heaven. This means that it is very important to find one. But, the real question is how do we identify whether a sage is truly enlightened or not. Well, the answer for this also lies in our holy Scriptures. In Srimad Bhagavad Gita chapter 15:1-4, it is clearly mentioned as to how one can identify whether a sage is truly enlightened or not.
Who Is the Truly Enlightened Sage (SatGuru) Today?
Today, Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj from Barwala-Hisar; Haryana, India is the truly enlightened sage who is imparting true spiritual knowledge based on all our holy Scriptures like Vedas, Gita, the Bible, Holy Quran and Guru Granth Sahib. He’s the only one who is authorised to provide the true way of worship to attain salvation and unite with our creator, our father in Satlok Kabir saheb. The way of worship guided by sant Rampal ji Maharaj is not only to relieve people of their sufferings as well as to grant them salvation.
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 2021 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 an enlightened 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 2021 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||
Kabir, Guru Govind kar jaaniye, Rahiye shabd samaye|
Mile toh Dandavat bandagi, Nahi pal pal dhyan lagaaye||
Kabir, Guru Gobind dono khade, Kis ke laagu paaye|
Balihaari Guru aapna, Jin Gobind diyo milaye||
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:– Kabir Ji says ‘make the ink of seven oceans, make a pen from all the trees on earth, make the whole earth a writing page and start writing qualities of a True Saint / Satguru; even then the qualities will not finish since they are in abundance’.
Guru Purnima 2021 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 the 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 return 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.