Guru Purnima: Let’s worship the true guru.
Guru Purnima is celebrated in India and Nepal on the full moon day of the Ashadha of the Hindu calendar. It falls in the Gregorian calendar months of June-July. This festival is celebrated in the Indian subcontinent since ancient times to express gratitude towards the spiritual teacher or guru. This year Guru Purnima is falling on Tuesday July 16, 2019. According to Sanskrit texts Guru means someone who removes darkness of ignorance. It is the duty of mankind to find a true enlightened saint who will help them unite with the true Almighty. In Indian culture, guru is treated with respect equivalent to God. This can be seen in the couplets written by Kabir Saheb “Guru gobind dono khade ka ke laagu paye; balihaari guru aapna Jin govind dio milaye”. Guru is the one who helps the souls to pass through the bridge from physical realm to the spiritual realm, meet the Almighty and be with Him in his Eternal Abode. All souls try to find a true enlightened saint so as to attain salvation and get liberated from the cycle of birth and death.
Who is an enlightened saint?
A saint who is well versed with all the Holy scriptures; Geeta, Vedas, Puranas and he is the one who has met Almighty. He is the one who helps the masses to understand the deep secrets hidden in the Holy Scriptures and thereby identify Almighty. According to Hinduism, a soul attains Human body after going through 8.4 million life forms. After attaining the human body, it is the prime duty of the soul to find an enlightened saint in human form and attain salvation.
How to identify an enlightened saint?
In this world where every second person, in the greed of attaining fame, claims to be a guru and provider of salvation, it is really difficult to identify who an enlightened saint is? There is enough evidence available in our Holy Scriptures; Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta and Vedas that whenever there is a dearth of virtues and a decline in faith in God, then God either himself descends or sends his messenger to restore the lost virtues with the help of true spiritual knowledge.
The following are the ways through which identifying an enlightened saint will become easy for mankind.
When a true enlightened saint appears on earth, all the fake saints in that era will do all things possible in their might to raise atrocities and oppose the public against him.
The evidence can be found in the couplets written by Kabir Saheb “Jo mm sant sat updesh drdaavae (bataavae), vaake sang sabhi raad badaavae
Ya sab sant mahantan ki karni, Dharmdas main to se varni”
Meaning that the saint against whom all other saints will conspire, he will be the true enlightened saint.
True enlightened saint will be acquainted with true spiritual knowledge which no other saint would have given before him. This fact is supported in Yajurveda Chapter 19 mantra 25-26 that a true enlightened saint will have true spiritual knowledge and will impart the way of worship in three parts.
Another identity of a true enlightened saint is that he will accept charity (guru dakshina) only from his disciples not from any other person. This fact is also verified by the verse from Yajurveda Chapter 19 mantra 30.
The fourth way to identify a true enlightened saint is that he will impart the way of worship in three stages. This fact is verified by Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta chapter 17 verse 23 and Sankhya number 822 Samved Utarchik Adhyay 3 Khand no. 5 Shlok no. 8.
Shrimad Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 34 talks about obtaining this way of worship from a Tatvdarshi (enlightened saint) who has complete spiritual knowledge. And in chapter 15 verses 1 to 4, the identity of a True enlightened saint has been given.
Who is the true enlightened saint currently?
In India, there are many religious sects such as Dhan Dhan satguru, Saccha sauda, Jai gurudev, Radha Soami, Nirankari, etc. All the preachers in these sects claim to be true enlightened saint and the knowers of all spiritual knowledge.
Religious preachers from all these sects claim to know everything about the Holy scriptures. But, when asked as to what is the name of the Almighty, where does He live and is He in form they all have the same answer. They all agree that Almighty is formless and upon uniting with Him, a soul will merge in Him just like a drop of water merges into the ocean. However, when a deeper look is given into the Holy scriptures, it becomes evident that Almighty is not formless and when a soul unites with Him it lives in his Eternal abode called Satlok.
When anyone suffering through miserable conditions goes to get some advice from them, all they say is “you are destined for this and you will have to bear it”. However, it is clearly mentioned in Yajurveda Chapter 8 mantra 13 that God can forgive even the most heinous sins and give relief to the soul. These instances prove that these religious preachers do not have any knowledge of our Holy Scriptures. So, it is clear that the way of worship imparted by them is wrong in every way.
Likewise, Radha Soami sect claims that its followers reach the highest realm called Radha Soami and those souls them never return in this physical realm. However, when a careful study is made of their literature it becomes clear that there is no such place and even the gurus in this sect have become ghosts post their death. There is a written account of their deceased preacher Swami Shiv Dayal ji possessing one of his disciples called Bukki and he possessed her until her death.
In a similar incident one of the gurus from Nirankari sect passed away in a car crash. Give it a thought, if with the way of worship that he imparted to his disciples, he couldn’t avert this mishap, then how will his disciples be saved from such situations?
Looking at these instances quoted above, it becomes necessary to get a deeper understanding of our Holy Scriptures and for that one will have to look for a true enlightened saint in the present scenario.
In today’s scenario, there is only one true enlightened saint who is imparting true spiritual knowledge from all the Holy Scriptures and who provides initiation in three stages. His name is Sant Rampal ji Maharaj. The spiritual knowledge given by him is no match to what we all have been hearing since time immemorial. He had seen Almighty Kabir Saheb in His true form on the next day of New Moon in 1997 in the Hindu calendar month of Phalgun which corresponds to the Gregorian calendar months February-March. He is the only sage on earth who has been authorized by Almighty Kabir Saheb to give initiation to mankind and help them attain salvation. To know more or download free spiritual literature please visit www.supremegod.org