Guru Purnima

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Swami Kripalu portrait-small

Today is Guru Purnima, the day to honor and revere one’s guru and the True Guru that we each are.  The three pictures above depict the three masters within my Yoga Lineage that I consider my guru.  I have never met Dadaji, represented by the statue, nor have I met Bapuji, the bald headed man.  I have, however, felt their guidance and love.  The man at the top is Yogi Amrit Desai, my guru, and I call him Gurudev which means beloved guru.  I rejoice in the lives of these great teachers and am so grateful to benefit from their teaching.

They are my guru but they are not the Guru.  They are pointers or guides, directing each of us to look inward and to realize what we find there.  The true realization is, however, that the Guru is not only within.  The Guru is all things at all times.  It is all the True Guru.

Jai Bapuji!
Jai Dadaji!
Jai Gurudev!

Jai Bhagwan!