As we move into the fullest brightest moon of the year called Gurupurnima, reflect on the role of the teacher in your life. Be filled with gratitude for the privilege of studying with many great teachers…teachers of the heart, the body and the mind.Where did the celebration of Gurupurnima come from? Gurupurima is an ancient practice of honoring the teacher. A great teacher Veda Vyasa who compiled the 4 Vedas, translated the Maharabharata, and the 36 Paranas was the inspiration of this holiday. His students wanted to thank him for his contribution to their lives.
They asked him how they could honor him. He said to choose one day to bestow their teacher with gifts and their offerings. They choose the day of the brightest fullest full moon of the year to be Gurupurnima to honor this teacher. This tradition was set many centuries ago and has been celebrated ever since.
- You can make a gift in their name.
- You can send them notes, presents and offerings.
- Please contemplate what would your teacher love to receive?