Saturday, July 19, 2008


Yesterday was Guru Purnima - the full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) sacred to the memory of the great sage Vyasa, who edited the four four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata and taught Dattatreya, who is regarded as the Guru of Gurus.

In other words, it is the day in which to honor the gurus.

It is also the birthday of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who was born on Guru Purnima in 1915.

This year I am doing my devotions from afar, with my teacher Chandra Om.

Here she is talking about how she found her guru, Sri Dharma Mittra:

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