The Purnima (Full Moon) day in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is known as Guru Purnima. Oh Guru, you are father, mother, brother, friend, knowledge and wealth. The ideal Guru is a facilitator and encourages the disciple to go and seek beyond that which is taught by the Guru. But what are the qualities of an ideal Guru? Read more…
The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashaad (July-August) is considered extremely auspicious and is observed as a day to pay homage to, and celebrate the presence of the divine Gurus or teachers in our lives. It is an occasion to meditate on the Guru and also provides a unique opportunity for new […]
Lord Vishnu is one of the principal Hindu deities (regarded as “the preserver”), and with Brahma “the creator” and Shiva “the destroyer”, constitutes the well-known tri-murti or triad of Hinduism. The Vaishnava sect of Hinduism considers him to be the foremost deity, worthy of total devotion and reverence. This article discusses three mantras for Lord Vishnu – guru mantra, mantra for invocation and mantra for meditation.
Truth achieved through meditation and self-realization is different from truth imparted from outside. Ultimately, what is revealed in the scriptures, what is thought out by the mind and what is realized by the spirit through service and meditation must agree. We start our spiritual life with faith, then comes knowledge, followed by experience. How can the Guru help us on this path?