Harih Om Tat Sat. Jai Guru.
Gurupoornima is only two days away. For as long as we can remember, at this time of the year, Ashram used to bustle with joyful devotees engaged in preparations for the Holy day, thrilled to be with our Guru for the period of Gurupoornima and Retreat. We, the spiritual children of Poojya Swamiji used to revel in the Knowledge flowing in this divine abode.
But this year Providence has designed it differently. Although the Nation is phasing out of the lockdown, strict restrictions continue in many places in Thrissur. The risks of the pandemic spreading are very much there, and as an Ashram, we have a greater responsibility to have utmost care. More importantly Poojya Swamiji’s health remains a great concern for us.
We have decided to observe Gurupoornima as we had done Jayanti with Guru Paada-pooja and Poojya Swamiji’s message. The program will be web-cast live.
We thought of holding the retreat as usual and web-casting it so that all of you, wherever you are, can have the spiritual austerity enjoined by Gurupoornima, meant to purify us and reinforce our saadhana. Infact if you let us know that you will be participating, we thought we will send you Poojya Swamiji’s special annual ‘Letter to Retreat participants’ !
On the Holy Gurupoornima Day many devotees telephone Poojya Swamiji from early morning to seek blessings. With Poojya Swamiji’s current health, we suggest that devotees who wish to call can do so on 4th and 6th morning between 9.30 and 10.30 AM.
It is indeed an ache in the heart that you all, who are to us our very own, cannot come over to Ashram. You must all know that you will be here, as you will be in our hearts. And I am sure you too feel the same.
With love and fondness
In the Service of the Guru
Join in at https://www.livestream.com/Ashram1/Gurupoornima-2020