Guru Mantra and Significance of Guru Purnima

Topics: Guru, God, Hinduism Pages: 4 (1235 words) Published: July 12, 2011
Guru Mantra: Its Significance

"Today is Guru Purnima. What its significance?

Gurur-Brahma Gurur-Vishnu

Gurur-Devo Maheshwara

Guru Saakshaat Param Brahma

Tasmui Shri Guruve Namah.
The Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara are within us. That is why I often say you are not one, but three. This is the meaning of the three words Bhur, Bhuvah, Svaha in the Gayatri Mantra. Bhur means Bhu-loka (earth). The earth is made up of matter. Therefore human body, which is also made up of matter, is called Bhu-loka. This can be referred to as materilization. Bhuvah means life force (Prana). It is this life force that makes the body move. This is vibration. Svaha means wisdom. This is radiation. The Vedas declare, 'Prajnanam Brahma'. This Prajnana is nothing but radiation. Human being is a combination of materialization, vibration and radiation. You do not need to search God outside. Turn your vision inward, there you find God." Sai Baba, SS, 8/99, p. 201

Trinity: Brahma, Vishnu And Maheswara As Guru

Meaning Of The Trinity
"The Gita declares,' Eeshwara dwells, 0 Arjuna, in the heart region of all beings (Eeshwaras-sarva-bhootaanaam Hrid-deshe Aq'uana Tishthati). Eeshwara therefore means the Lord of the heart. He illumines the heart of every being. This means the Divine Power of Eeshwara is present in every heart. The other name given to Eeshwara is the Lord of the Heart, Atma. It is from the heart that the mind has emerged. The mind corresponds to the Vishnu Principle. Vishnu means all-pervasive. The mind is equally all-pervasive. 'Mano-moolam Idam Jagat' (The mind is the basis of the cosmos). The mind pervades the entire universe. Hence, it signifies the Vishnu Principle. Brahma is traditionally described as arising from the navel of Vishnu. It is from the mind the speech has come. 'Vaak' is the embodiment of Brahma. Hence, Brahma has, among other names 'Shabda Brahmamayee' sound (Shabda) as Brahma. Thus, Eeshwara, Vishnu and Brahma symbolize the...
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