The greatest sages and prophets of all
times never stop praising Shri Guru. Devas and asuras diligently
eulogize Shri Guru. Millions of people by millions of words
express their ultimate devotion and gratitude to Shri Guru. What
can I add on my own?
I know neither essence of Guru nor his
manifestations. I know neither how to satisfy Guru nor how to
fulfill his admonitions. But I know one thing for sure – without
Guru’s grace there can be no progress.
Guru krupa… You
can come across this expression so often –
both in scriptures and hymns. Yet
all what was said before is not enough. Guru’s grace is
unconditional. His love to his disciples, attention and sincere
caring are maybe the only things that one can call permanent in
our quickly changing world. If you invite all the famous poets
to a special gathering, one after another they will fail to
describe the greatness of Guru’s grace. If you organize a
conference of the most educated scientists, even after a
thousand years long discussion they won’t be able to determine
Guru’s grace. It is something beyond any words and any testing.
How can you express in all these terms something that cannot be
reduced to anything? You can’t measure this grace with money,
you can’t pay it back with herds of horses, cows or elephants.
All is finite in this world – all except benefits that shower
like celestial nectar over those who have found their refuge at
The only thing you can give back to
Guruji is your heart. Heart open for love and justice. Surrender
to Shri Guru! Crave his grace with all your soul! Put your lives
as offering to his lotus feet, look into his eyes shining with
unearthly light, listen to his speech full of wisdom, capture
his smiles that will warm you even in the darkest hours of your
lives. Repeat to yourselves: “I surrender to Shri Guru! I
surrender to Shri Guru!”. Sing aloud: “Jaya
Shri Guru! Jaya Shri Guru!”.
You can’t draw out an ocean with a teaspoon and you can’t
overestimate Guru’s grace. “Gu” is an inhale, “Ru” is an exhale,
Guru means breathing. “Gu” is the sun, “Ru” is the moon, Guru
means light. “Gu”
is love, “Ru” is
knowledge, Guru means Sadhana.
Beware of fools claiming you can be
successful in Sadhana without Guru. It’s deceptive self-conceit.
Our vision is imperfect due to passions and attachments and ego
resists badly any kind of development. Who else but Guru who
possesses crystal clear divine knowledge can remove shadows of
illusions and purify our hearts to plant the highest wisdom in
them? Who else but Guru can teach us the art of recognition? Who
else but Guru can teach us to understand our real desires and
escape ones shaped by vanity and egoism? Salutations to Shri
Guru whose mere existence destroys the darkness of ignorance!
The Divine stays in all kinds of
matters… but as usual the most evident is the most hard to find
out. Guru is the one who puts your hand straight into hand of
God. The path that can take millions of lives if you walk it
alone is passed in a moment if you fly like a butterfly to the
shine of Shri Guru. With boundless patience he devotes himself
to his disciples helping them to gain the highest realizations.
Can there be any gift more precious than this?
Guru takes care of you like a mother.
Guru teaches you discipline like a father. Guru protects you
like a brother. Guru listens to you like a friend. When you cry
desperately for help thinking you lost your way and stumble in
thick fog, Guru will take your hand saying: “Don’t be afraid!
All will be fine!”. Really, when you have your refuge at Shri
Guru’s feet, there is nothing to be afraid of. Maybe only one
thing – to love him less than he deserves it.
…In my life there was nothing more
significant than meeting my dear Pujyapad Guruji Shri Yogeshji.
All achievements I have are mine only due to his endless care.
Joy, peace, hope, bliss are his secret names. I can’t say I
really knew anything of these before knowing him. But the most
important thing is an experience of direct first-hand contact
with God, understanding that Divine is not an abstract theory
but something that is present Here and Now – Forever. Even if it
was the only thing happening to me, I would say that my life was
spent not in vain. But I know that he won’t stop on this… Jaya
Shri Guru Deva! Salutations to the one who shares everything
with his disciples! Salutations to the one who gives a taste of
ultimate bliss! Salutations to the one who embodies Absolute
Love and Absolute Knowledge! Salutations to the one through whom
Bhagavan and Bhagavati speak! Salutations to the one who shows
all the beauty and harmony of the universe!
Let Guru’s mercy be forever with us!
Let good luck and well being never leave him and his nearest and
dearest! Let every day of his be joyful, let every action of his
end successfully, let Maa and Shivji never take their loving
eyes of him! Jaya Shri Guru Deva!