Sunday, 1 August 2010

Guru Purnima 2010 at Sacha Dham

Sacha Dham Packed Full
Sunday 25th July 2010 was a special day in India, for it was Guru Day, Masters day. And in India the Guru is such a central person in the thoughts and life of a Hindu that each family has a Guru.

This marvellous festival was celebrated at Sacha Dham ashram in Risikesh, in honour of our beloved Master Shri Hans Raj Maharajji Sacha Baba — the Guru Purnima festival. As usual, on this occasion the ashram was packed full, for many of the Master’s disciples had come from every region for this solemn event. They were about two thousand. They had come to honour and thank their Master for all he had given them and will continue to give, in particular — spiritual light.

At this special event there was a puja (prayer) in the ashram temple and the whole atmosphere was permeated with divinity. Love and devotion reinforce the mutual links between Maharajji and his children. The Master shed his holy blessings on all his disciples — both those present and absent.

At the end of this special puja, Maharajji spoke to his disciples about the perils which humanity has to face in this Parivartan cycle (cycle of transformation in hearts and consciousness) which has begun.

Lunch was a bandhara or brotherly meal of which all partook in a joyous atmosphere.

The Most Powerful Links
It is said that the links between Master and disciple are the most powerful and solid links in this world. Indeed, they are links which continue in each life. When one reads, for example, the book Shri Hans Raj Maharajji and the Dawn of a New Consciousness, one is struck by certain stories which say that when certain disciples met Maharajji for the first time in this life, they definitely had the impression that they knew him already from past lives. This is due to the fact that when a disciple is incarnated, if his Master also is, then divine laws come into action so that they meet again.

This is perhaps one of the reasons why Sacha Baba Kulanandji, Maharajji’s Master one day said that Maharajji’s disciples, who live all over the world, would come to him. He had said that at a time when Maharajji did not yet have one single foreign disciple. But today, come to Sacha Dham, especially in autumn or spring and you will see the many disciples from all five continents.

A Priceless Treasure
It is a special blessing to have a Master, for no one but the Guru can give all that he gives. Not only does he progressively raise his protégé’s level of consciousness with love and compassion, but he also spares from him thousands of useless trials and suffering. The student will, of course, have to undergo certain trials, but quite often the Master has already made them lighter, even if, from the student’s point of view, what remains of these tests is just as difficult to bear. But through trials one learns a lot and it would not be wise to spare someone from all tests. This is true in both the secular and the spiritual world. Above all, the Master is the one who will one day bestow enlightenment and the treasures of God on his disciple when the latter is ready.

However let us never forget, Maharajji's and the Sacha Lineage’s work goes beyond his disciples for it concerns the evolution of the entire humanity, particularly in this period of the Parivartan or period of the transformation of hearts and consciousness which is now beginning.

Let us say with love and devotion,
Glory to Maharajji, Glory to the Guru, Glory to he who is one with God, Glory to he who is God!

Om Shri Sache Maha Prabhu Ki - Jay Ho !

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