Happy Guru Purnima to All.
Purnima means Full Moon. Today is a day dedicated to offer respect to 'Gurus' and 'Guides'. Sharing something which should be taught to all, before formal education is imparted. If understood and imbibed, the learning is beyond all knowing :). May all seek the divine intrinsically, the omnipotent Guru within !
Indian traditions instantly relate to Guru with the 'Shloka' ..
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरु साक्षात् परब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरुवे नमः ॥
Guru is truly godly. The general interpretation is that Guru is akin to the three highest divine energies and we offer salutation to the Guru. However; this 'Shloka' has a much deeper meaning. It is the a true perspective for self-awakening of all sentient beings…
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा -Brahma (Creative powers of the existence) is your Guru
गुरुर्विष्णुः –Vishnu (Sustaining powers of the existence ) is your Guru
गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः – Shiva (Supreme Godly energy of emergence and reformation) is you Guru.
गुरु साक्षात् परब्रह्म – The supreme powers, concept and laws which are beyond everything is your guru.
तस्मै श्रीगुरुवे नम- Salutations to that guru empowered by ‘Shri’- The supreme powerful energy responsible for the evolution, sustenance and dissolution of all.
The 'Shloka' is in fact an appeal to all individuals to seek intrinsic guidance which originates from the ‘Supreme’ knowing of the world – which is everyone’s Guru. Rest all are divine gateways to ‘That’.
May the whole human race be awakened to 'Seek the Guru Within'.