Monday, July 7, 2014

2014 07 12 Guru Purnima

This year for Guru Purnima, I chose songs and satsangs for the three gurus whose ashrams I visited in 2012, Haidakhan Babaji, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Sathya Sai Baba. EnJOY!

Guru Purnima
(IAST: Guru Pūrṇimā, sanskrit: गुरु पूर्णिमा) is a Hindu festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. This festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists, to thank their teachers. It is marked by ritualistic respect to the Guru, Guru Puja. The Guru Principle is a thousand times more active on the day of Gurupournima than on any other day. The word Guru is derived from two words, 'Gu' and 'Ru'. The Sanskrit root "Gu" means darkness or ignorance. "Ru" denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore one who removes darkness of our ignorance is a Guru. Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of lives. On this day, disciples offer puja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru (Spiritual Guide). It falls on the day of full moon, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh (June-July) of the Shaka Samvat, Indian national calendar and Hindu calendar.

9 videos play for 58 minutes

1 - Gayatri Mantra (27 Repetitions)  9:14

2 - HAIDAKHAN BABAJI - The Lord Samba Sada Shiva in human form (Om Namah Shivaya chant) 9:07
artist: Ashit Desai


4 - Door of my heart (song) 9:24
Played and chanted by Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati & Joseph Achatz at the April 2012 International Kriya Yoga Seminar, Montbarry, Switzerland.

5 - Paramahansa Yogananda - On Sleep 2:23

6 - Paramhansa Yogananda about Kriya Yoga 5:11
(I am not certain this is Yogananda speaking, but the talk is good.)

7 SAI GAYATRI - Sathya Sai Baba (chant) 2:39
artist: Sumeet Tappoo

8 - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India from 2002 to 2007, with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba 6:45

9 - Asato Ma Sad Gamaya - Shiva Mantras from Music for Deep Meditation [Vidura Barrios, Kim Engler, Nate Morgan] 6:04

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