Guru Purnima is a Hindu festival celebrated to honor and express gratitude towards our gurus. It is observed or hailed on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha, which usually falls in June or July of the Gregorian calendar. This year it is on 3 July 2023.
The word “guru” is derived from Sanskrit which means “teacher” or “guide.” In Hinduism, the role of a guru is highly revered as they are considered instrumental in a person’s spiritual growth and enlightenment.
As you all know, Guru Purnima is a time to acknowledge the wisdom and knowledge imparted by gurus and express reverence towards them.
During Guru Purnima, disciples show respect to their gurus by offering them special food, performing rituals, and seeking their blessings. Students from various spiritual and educational disciplines gather to celebrate the occasion and express gratitude. It is usual to present gifts and offerings to gurus as a token of appreciation for their guidance.
The festival holds significance beyond Hinduism as well. It is celebrated in Buddhism also to commemorate Lord Buddha‘s first sermon, known as Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, which he delivered to his five disciples on this day.
Now before moving further let us see some quotes of Guru Purnima below.
Guru Purnima Quotes
Some of the quotes that I am sharing with you are widely known and some of them are unique or less known. So without wasting time let us see the quotes.
- Gurus are like candles who burn themselves to give light to others – Swami Vivekananda
- The greatest gift a guru can give is awakening the seeker’s own inner guru – Mooji
- A guru is not one who holds the torch or you, they are the torch – Sadhguru
- A guru gives us a path to our dreams and goals.
- Guru is the mind opener or a mind mapper for us.
- Guru and God both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate? I bow before Guru who introduced God to me – Kabir
I think that’s enough because there are a lot of quotes and all can not be summed up in one single article or post. Now is the time for Guru Purnima’s wishes.
Guru Purnima Wishes
- I am happy to thank you my gurus to guide me in life on the auspicious day of Guru Purnima.
- May this Guru Purnima, the light of your gurus give you a path to a happy life.
- Happy Guru Purnima
- Thanks to all gurus who inspire, educate, and also entertain us during their teachings.
- Wish for a guru who is the second guide after my parents a very happy Guru Purnima.
Now, I want to thank all gurus through a speech that is written by me.
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Guru Purnima Speech
To all my readers, first of all, Happy Guru Purnima to you, please wish your teachers or gurus and bring them gifts it encourages the gurus to provide more light in the society.
Today, we are here on this auspicious day of Guru Purnima, a day dedicated to honoring and expressing our deepest gratitude to our teachers, mentors, and guides who have illuminated our lives with their wisdom, knowledge, and guidance.
It is a momentous occasion for us to reflect upon the significance of the guru-disciple relationship and to acknowledge the immense impact our gurus have had on our personal and spiritual growth.
We are reminded of the profound role they have played in shaping our lives.
They have not only imparted knowledge and academic lessons but have also instilled in us the values of discipline, compassion, and perseverance.
They have been our guiding lights, leading us through the darkness of ignorance toward the path of enlightenment.
Our gurus have devoted their lives to the noble cause of education, selflessly sharing their wisdom and experiences with us.
They have been the source of inspiration and motivation, encouraging us to discover our true potential and achieve greatness.
They have patiently nurtured our minds and encouraged us to question, explore, and think critically.
On this day, let us take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to our gurus.
Without their guidance, we can not achieve the milestones we stand proud of today. It is through their selfless efforts that we have acquired knowledge, developed skills, and gained the confidence to face the challenges of life.
The day of Guru Purnima is not just a celebration of our gurus, but a celebration of the entire lineage of teachers who have illuminated the path of knowledge throughout history and still illuminating the path.
From ancient sages to modern educators, from spiritual masters to academic mentors, each one has contributed to the growth and progress of humanity.
As we express our gratitude, let us also reflect on the responsibility that comes with being a disciple.
Just as our gurus have dedicated their lives to our well-being, it is now our duty to carry forward the torch of knowledge and pass it on to future generations. We must strive to become torchbearers ourselves, guiding and inspiring others with the wisdom we have acquired.
Let Guru Purnima be a reminder for us to continue our journey of learning and growth.
May it serve as a catalyst for us to cultivate a thirst for knowledge, seek enlightenment, and embrace lifelong learning.
Let us commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence, not only for our personal growth but also for the betterment of society.
On this joyous occasion, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the teachers who have played a role in shaping my life. Your tireless efforts, patience, and dedication have left an indelible mark on my journey. I express my deepest appreciation for your invaluable contributions.
Thank you, and a very Happy Guru Purnima to all!
Overall, it is a celebration of the guru-disciple relationship and serves as a reminder of the importance of knowledge, learning, and guidance in one’s life. It is an occasion to express gratitude and reflect on the invaluable contributions made by teachers and mentors.