Thursday, July 14, 2011

An opportunity to offer online Bhiksha for Guru Poornima.


We now have an opportunity to offer online Bhiksha for Guru Poornima.  This is the Most Auspicious opportunity for a seeker.

Guru Poornima is the only day when the Guru directly accepts any offering from a devotee.  It is a precious opportunity to disolve your karmas and receive blessings.  
You can donate for 2011 Guru Poornima by clicking here. 

More information about the opportunities available to devotees on Guru Poornima can be found by clicking here.

There is also an amazing opportunity to come online through Nayana Deeksha with Swamiji to get Darshan and offer Biksha on Guru Poornima. For more information about this please write to 

live from Bidadi,
on Thursday July 14th 7pm PST start time.

Address:  12580 Jack Bell Drive, Richmond (private residence). 
Event is starting with Guru puja, followed by live discourse and potluck. 

(Please bring satvic vegetarian items,no eggs, no mushrooms, no onions, no garlic, no green chillies)  

We are looking forward to seeing you for this  auspicious event!

What is Bhiksha? Why do we offer Bhiksha to the Master?

Bhiksha is a disciples offering to the Guru. It may be anything - flowers, fruits, money, rice, sponsoring for ashram activities, offering puja, precious items, anything…. The material gifts one gives are symbolic of the 'ahamkara' (ego) of the disciple; which is the only thing the guru asks for - the limited identity of the disciple, so he may leave it behind and grow into the limitlessness of the Supreme.
But how many know the way?
In the external act of placing what one considers important to oneself at the guru's feet, one gives a bit of oneself to a Higher Source. In giving one feels lighter within, less limited. Those whose identities center around their wealth, keep money before him. Those who identify with their emotional selves give him their tears, those who identify themselves as being ritualistic perform the rites as in the shastras. Everyone gives a bit of themselves in the external act of Guru Bhiksha.
This is the only day the Master accepts anything that’s given to him!
This simple act of giving is said to burn many lives of accumulated karma. Just like sunlight can burn a piece of paper if we place a magnifying glass in front of it, ones karmas can get burnt away in the presence of an enlightened master who is the bridge between you and the universal consciousness that we all call God!
Offer to the Master and be blessed
It is said that whatever we offer to the Divine comes back to us a thousandfold. Guru Poornima is the most auspicious occasion to make an offering and receive the blessings of the master. 

It is also especially auspicious to offer PADA POOJA to the master (worship of the master’s feet) on this day. Now, you can offer ONLINE PADA POOJA from anywhere in the world, directly in the master’s presence.

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