From the wellspring of ancient Hindu Tradition emerged the definition of the “Guru”, the one who embodies disciplined qualities of harmony, love, truth and compassion: The guru is celebrated in the present lunar month of Ashada (June/July) on the full moon day, Guru Purnima. The Hindu culture extols its illumined masters, recognizing that the most precious treasure of humanity is wisdom. We honor our wisdom carriers as gods and goddesses who walk the earth as sacred visionaries to mitigate existence by sharing wisdom. The primary function of the guru is to guide humanity through its challenges, ignorance and despair so that each and every person who seeks the light can be awakened to full awareness. By gaining knowledge of the self, we are guided onto the path of dharma wherein we relieve the weight of karma while reclaiming a conscious and wholesome life.
This Guru Purnima holds an especially historic significance. In truth, we have arrived into the Golden Age (5011 years into Kali Yuga), as predicted by the Rishis whom, eons ago, identified this phenomenal period of universal time. This is the momentous period when each and every human being will have the unprecedented opportunity to invoke their rite of consciousness. Whether or not we chose to participate in awareness, the universal space and time in which we live is fashioning a new order rooted in the cosmic wisdom of her age. As we embark into the Golden Age, our minds and hearts are being retooled with sentiency necessary to meet the cosmic requirements of a new emerging reality. To rise to the demand of this epoch, however, we have got to be prepared to do the inner work to move in tandem with the greater energies. For this, we must take the necessary time to pause, to step back from our overdriven and challenged lives so that we can allow our awareness to settle and grow. Let this Guru Purnima be a dedicated time of contemplation. In creating the space to let go of expired karmas we are summing up the courage it requires to assimilate into an integrative way of thinking and being. In this way, we can move in harmony with the cosmic sway of our new era.
At this very moment, everything is being changed forever. The paradigm of leadership is rapidly changing across the global landscape. The traditional model of hierarchal control and patriarchal command is swiftly falling apart, along with its politically and religiously driven propagation of war, battle, competition, seizure, acquisition, dictatorship, and the general degradation of nature. The Golden Age brings about a renewal of spirit, an infusion of purpose and meaning that is already taking shape toward a future of love, honor, harmony, and prosperity for all. That is, for those populations which emerge into the brilliant blaze of light of the Golden Age. In this new epoch where dharma rules, we are apt to be inspired by the collaboration, authenticity, and empowerment of all cultures, genders and ancestries.
Mother Maya is a world renowned Spiritual Teacher and a cancer survivor who has helped thousands to heal from devastating disorders. She is an acclaimed author of several best-selling books and the founder of Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, Mother Om Mission, and Living Ahimsa Foundation. Her quarter-century long humanitarian work and service transform disease, despair and violence into health, harmony and prosperity.