Happy Guru Purnima

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 Maharishi talks of his first sight of Guru Dev – transcriptby Andrew Lawson 
I found Guru Dev by the grace of God and by my desire to find him. In India, 
it’s a very normal thing for a child to think of God and to find Him and 
converse with Him. God-realization is a very concrete experience in the Indian 
air, and this instills in every Indian heart a desire to find a way and to seek 
a good guide to help them reach the goal.
This situation was true in my case in the early days. One day I was led by 
those, who knew I was fond of meeting saints, to a house somewhere in the 
forest, and then I was led up some stairs to a terrace. It so happened that 
this was a very dark night and I could barely see a chair with a few people 
sitting around it, all quiet. The silence there was so great that one felt 
hesitant to even breathe properly, because breath was felt so horribly in that 
atmosphere. As I came close to the chair a car came down a nearby road, and its 
highlights lit up the porch for a moment. Then I saw Guru Dev and I thought: 
“Here is the sun” This was the flashing moment of light, which decided my 
I somehow was able to speak with him. He asked me about everything I was doing, 
and when he heard I was student he said: “First finish your studies”. There was 
nothing to argue about or discuss.
By the time I had finished my studies, he had become Shankaracharya in Jyotir 
Math. I was told that many people were going to that place and I went there and 
found Guru Dev, and then I stayed.
This devotion to Guru Dev, devotion to one’s Master, when you will go in detail 
of the Vedic tradition, to which we belong, it seems it has been of just this 
series of instances, where the disciple surrendered and got enlightened through 
surrender. And such surrender is not a thing on the thinking level or 
manipulation, no, it’s a very genuine, innocent, abstract yet very concrete 
contact with the reality. The history of this tradition is full of these values 
of surrender to the Master and this is what sustains knowledge generation after 
The great impact of Guru Dev in his lifetime is in bringing out so clearly and 
in such simple worlds this technique of TM and his blessing for this Movement, 
which came out much after he left his body, because there was no occasion 
during his lifetime for any of his intimate blessed disciples to go out of his 
presence. That’s why any such Movement to bless the world could not have 
started during his time.
He was so divine, he was so sublime.  It was not possible to think of one day 
away from him. It was just not possible.
So his expression, his teachings, made the whole possibility of everyone to get 
onto this blessed state of unity through a scientific procedure, systematic 
procedure, because the truth is that not many people are at any time in any age 
in a position to follow this spontaneous and innocent path of surrender and get 
enlightenment. It is just not practical. It is not possible. And therefore a 
system, a procedure, a method, something very tangible, concrete yet based on 
the same spontaneous impulse of life which makes one surrender to his 
master-same spontaneous impulse of life. We just get sold out to something so 
sublime and so divine, same impulse takes the mind to the transcendent and 
getting this direct experience of this unboundedness. Same impulse of life, 
same tender innocent impulse of life seeking abundance is used spontaneously in 
that path of surrender to the master and living that unified state of life and 
the same tender impulse of life seeking
 for more and more is used in Transcendental Meditation in order to bring that 
unboundedness and rise eventually to unity. The same thing, the same value of 
life, used in this way bringing the same results; used in this way bringing the 
same results.
And this is the greatness of his teaching. This is the fullness of his value 
for the world for all times.
The same tender impulse of life to be used by every man in the world without 
having anything to do with anything else. Nothing to do with the master or 
teaching or anything or anything. Master is all right, Teacher is all right. As 
long as one thing has been learned and once one has learned it is on the level 
of life itself.
This do it yourself technique it doesn’t involve anything individual, anything 
other than what he himself is and then brings him enlightenment right there 
were he is.              
--Maharishi    Guru Purnima  July 8, 1971
Andrew Lawson Kerr | July 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Categories: Knowledge & news, 
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