From the archives.
As we look forward to another Guru Purnima on Tuesday, July 19, may we look also toward what in the wake of the Anusara crisis yoga teacher Sianna Sherman called “accelerated interior learning.” I do not counsel navel–gazing, but the sort of contemplation that leads to right action.
As I begin to write, a large salmon-colored moon is rising in the southeastern sky. It is Guru Purnima.
Guru Purnima is referred to in the Indian epic, the Mahabharata and other texts as the day to worship our Guru, especially “Sat Gurus”, those who teach us about the deeper, spiritual lessons in life. It is said to the most auspicious day to be with your Guru. It was originally called Vyasa Purnima, after the sage and author Veda Vyasa, but with th passage of time has been changed to Guru Purnima.
It occurs on the Full Moon day in the Indian month of Ashada (July – August in the Gregorian calendar system). This is the day when our mind (Moon) can most easily “feel” the Guru, and greater imbibe their wisdom.
Today I played Krishna…
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