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Guru Purnima 2016

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🌕 On this auspicious day of Guru Purnima, Jains, Hindus, Buddhists, and people from other different faiths celebrate and thank their teachers. 

🌕 Guru literally means ‘remover of darkness’ and today we thank our teachers for having been a mirror to our own souls. 

🌕 In yogic tradition and philosophy it is believed that this day was the day Shiva became the Adi Guru, or first guru, and gave the seven basic forms of yoga to his seven disciples, the Saptarishis, to spread across the world. 

🌕 And here we are today, having access to a great body of knowledge that can be used for our own awakening, for our own happiness and release of suffering. 

🌕 You can believe or not the stories and myths, you can also not believe them and use the lessons in your favour anyway. 

🌕 Whatever you choose, maybe today give one ‘thank you’ to someone or something that has taught you any kind of lesson. 

🌕 I want to bow in gratitude to every single person that has crossed my path, as every single one of you has reflected back at me the parts I needed to see. 

🌕 I see it now more than ever, all those mirrors I was afraid to look at are now so bright; we are all the same Light. 

🌕 I also want to thank my teachers in this yogic path, without you, I wouldn’t have been able to see the path I was stepping into; thank you Ana Swaran Kaur, thank you Jim Harrington. 

🌕 I am who I am because you are also in me. 

🌕 And thank you books and information and life and experience. 

🌕 There are many chances to learn; take what you need, leave the rest! 

🌕 Om Shanti. Namasté! 🙏

 ••••• 📸Photo taken by Victoria García-Noblejas in Battambang, Cambodia, 2012. •••

Author: Danah Blanco (Nataraj Express)

Yoga Teacher~Dive Master~Art Historian

2 thoughts on “Guru Purnima 2016

  1. Some very cool pieces of art there 🙂

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