The day on which the master is honoured is a day of pure joy.
It is a day for the chela on which he can awaken and show all his devotion and love for the master. The guru burns with desire to ignite the flame of love in us.
If our hearts are ablaze every day is Gurupurnima.
Sri Durgamayi Ma
The many students and guests who celebrated Gurupurnima in the ashram Brindavon this weekend experienced their master, Sri Durgamayi Ma, in her entire realised being. On Saturday morning, Mataji already received us and gave us darshan in sweet silence.
In the evening, Mataji again gave an extraordinary darshan and spoke very explicitly and vibrantly about the state of enlightenment; Mataji also read wonderful verses about the master from the Ashtavakra Gita and encouraged us to follow this path at the side of a living master, who is indispensible to achieve liberation from oneself!
We ended the evening with the Guru Aarti – and everybody who wished to do so had the opportunity to honour Mataji with the aarti light.
This morning – Sunday – Mataji called all of us into the Baba kutir and gave prasad to everyone individually. At the end, Mataji stood in front of Baba’s tucket and read the following poem from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying in a loud voice:
From the blossoming lotus of devotion, at the center of my heart,
Rise up, O compassionate master, my only refuge!
I am plagued by past actions and turbulent emotions:
To protect me in my misfortune
Remain as the jewel-ornament on the crown of my head, the mandala of great bliss,
Arousing all my mindfulness and awareness, I pray!
Poem from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying