Spiritually speaking, July is a very special month. It is a month of transition and transformation. After coping with lots of heat, a real tapascharya, we are blessed with some coolness and an abundance of rain to make us feel happy. We can sing and dance naturally and celebrate.
The full moon night of this month of Aashadh is called Guru Purunima. This Purnima is significant and very meaning for all the disciples who have been initiated by the enlightened masters, to enter into a new dimension of life. It can be spiritual or related to any art, as all arts have their roots in meditation. The disciples are always grateful to their masters individually but they have chosen this day of the full moon in July to express their gratitude collectively. So this day has been dedicated to the master collectively and works as a great reminder to all the disciples. Happy Ho organizes best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR area in India.
Guru Purnima Day is the day of all the Buddhas, all those who have become aware. It is a collective phenomenon of all the buddhas, mystics and masters. In India, we prefer to call the master a Guru, which means a person who liberates us and with whom we are in deep love, faith, and reverence. A guru is a presence. Through him, one gets the first glimpse of divinity. A guru creates, transforms and gives new birth to a seeker so that with complete trust one can follow his guru while traveling through many unknown paths and doors and opening many unknown locks.
Speaking on the significance of a guru, Osho says that a guru’s blessing is a vital phenomenon. Through a guru, one can look into his own future and can be aware of his own destiny. Through him, one starts coming up like a seed trying to sprout towards the sky.
“When you are pulled towards Kabir, Nanak, Buddha, you have a strange feeling. The feeling is that you are being pulled towards them and at the same time you are being pulled inwards — a very strange paradoxical phenomenon at the closer you come to your guru, the closer you come yourself. The more you become attracted towards the guru, the more you become independent. The more you become surrendered to the guru, the more you
feel that you have the freedom you never had before.”
Surrender to a guru is not to be slave–it is a growth process. There is a very subtle difference. Remember it. If you are pulled towards a man and that pull creates slavery, that man is not the guru.  That man may have charisma, may have magnetic power — may be his great intelligence, his physical beauty, or his sheer vitality pulls you — but you will be going away from yourself. It will be an infatuation. You will be obsessed with this man, and you will be off your center.
A guru functions a catalytic agent. Being in his presence is the process of inner transformation which gives a glimpse of the divine. A window opens in the heart and divine penetrates into the Being. After that, one cannot remain the same person as before. And this glimpse of the divine is a life-long reminder of gratitude for the disciples towards their master.
A Rajasthani mystic poet Sahajo sings a song of such gratefulness. It is really unique and unparallel.
Ram taju pai Guru na bisaru. Guru ke sam hari ko na niharun
Hari ne janm diyo jag maanhi. guru ne awagaman chhutaahi
Hari ne paanch chor diye saatha. guru ne lai chhuraye anatha
She says in her song to dedicated to her master Charandas: I can leave God but I can’t leave my Guru. I don’t want to see God even in the presence of my Guru. God threw me in the worldly ocean but it is my Guru who saved me from it. God had sent along with me five thieves like lust, envy, pride, greed, anger, etc. but my guru freed me from their grip as well. Further, God had entangled me in the net of the family of Caste-Color-Class-Linage, but my Guru freed me from this snare of attachment. Hari has entangled us in enjoyment and sufferings, from which our Guru has liberated us. Not only these, that Paramatma has entangled us in action and delusion.Whereas Guru freed us from the delusion and showed our Atma to us. This way, entangling everyone,
Paramatma Niranjan disappeared and hide himself, however, my Guru lit the light of soulful wisdom which helped us to see the reality around us.  As such, I can’t leave the company of my Guru even if I have to forget God.