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It's almost Guru Purnima, the day sacred to the memory of the great sage Vyasa, who wrote the Mahabharata. This day also marks the onset of the rainy season, a good time to begin spiritual lessons that will extend into the next four months. Celebrants wake up at 4 a.m.on Guru Purnima, to meditate and chant Dhyaana moolam guror murtih;Pooja moolam guror padam;Mantra moolam guror vakyam;Moksha moolam guror kripa. After bathing, they worship their Guru, or his picture, with flowers, fruits, incense and camphor. They fast on only milk and fruit the whole day. In the afternoon, they sit with other devotees and discuss the teachings of their Guru. Keep a good thought for your favorite teacher this weekend!

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Thanks for the info

It fits. I have been thinking a lot this weekend about a guru. He just told me he has a form of cancer that, short of a miracle, is going to take him out by year's end. I lack all wisdom in this case. If there is some eastern insight you can pass along perhaps it might help.

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Oh Matthew.

 I am so sorry. Perhaps this verse from the Gita may comfort you--

Weapons cannot cut this Self. It is eternal.
Because It is eternal, It is all-pervading.
Because It is all-pervading, It is stable like a pillar.
Because It is stable, It is immovable, It is everlasting.



Cheryl Snell www.shivasarms.blogspot.com