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Guru Purnima

On this Day, the full moon between July and August.  We are asked to remember our teachers, and honor the scriptures and textbooks that bring us knowledge and light the way on our path.

GURU BRAHMA,
GURU VISHNU,
GURU DEVO MAHESHWARAH

GURU SAKSHAT PARA-BRAHMA,
TASMAI SHRI GURUVE NAMAH.

  

Guru is creator

Guru is Sustainer

Guru is Transformer

Reverence for all my teachers.

Guru Sakshat is the phrase that is most predominant in our Physical Yoga practice.  this is the current teacher, in this moment what can you learn about yourself, and your world-view.  

 Create the posture, you are Brahma.  

Sustain the posture you are Vishnu.   

Watch for what is revealed in this moment.  The fragile space between doing. This is the essence of Guru Sakshat.  Learning what we can from our current predicament.  

Whether the quiet space of child’s posture, or becoming the eye of the storm in your most challenging posture.  This is it, this is where the Yoga comes.  don’t miss it. 

Release the posture back to where it came from,

you are Maheshwarah, or Shiva.  Transformation.

 We have to release what is, to make room for what we are becoming.  

 See all as your Guru, especially your biggest challenges.

Om Shanti, I’ll see you in class.

John

 


 

 

 

By | 2009-07-07T10:40:04+00:00 July 7th, 2009|Yoga|3 Comments

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Namaste. I've been practicing and teaching Peace, Yoga, and Mindful living for many years. What comes out in class is from decades of going inwards. I love sharing what is rising in my practice and my day to day life of noticing more about this incredible world we live in. Peace -j

3 Comments

  1. Sundari July 7, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Well said, Guru Vamadeva. Nandri for all.
    Your devoted student,
    Sundari

  2. Nina July 8, 2009 at 7:46 am

    John thank you so much for sharing this. I chant this often and this will help deepen the practice.
    with metta,
    Nina

  3. Clint Piatelli July 8, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Absolutely beautiful John. I got goosebumps reading it. So much wisdom, truth, and so many lessons in that short passage. Thank you.

    Clint

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