Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima is the day when teachers and elders are worshiped. A Guru is the one who takes his disciples from the darkness of ignorance towards the light of knowledge, one who plays a vital role in the life of his disciples, and whose connection and relation with the disciples extends beyond the realms of this world. It is beyond the power of words to describe the significance of a true 'Guru', and those who have found their True Guru, their Spiritual Guide, or Master are indeed lucky.
Guru Purnima is the festival that is observed every year to celebrate the Gurus and is observed extensively across India. This year, it is being celebrated on 5th July. The 'Guru' word finds its origin in the Sanskrit language and has been used extensively in Hindi and Punjabi as well. A Guru is highly revered in Indian culture and is more than just a teacher. A Guru guides and helps mold values, promotes spiritual awakening, and guides one towards navigating the day to day life by working in rhythm with one's higher consciousness.
It is only with the devotion of past births and this birth, good karmas, and fortune that one gets to meet a true Spiritual Guru in human life. And such 65 million fortunate people made their fortune even better by connecting with the true Guru, revered Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, the Spiritual Master of Dera Sacha Sauda, who taught them the method of meditation and guided them in every field of life. Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan incarnated on 15th August 1947 in the holy village of Sri Gurusar Modia, District Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, to the revered parents Sardar Magghar Singh Ji and Mata Naseeb Kaur Ji. Respected Bapuji was a landlord and the head of the village and was well known and respected across villages. Since childhood, respected Guruji was the favorite of everyone in the village and his talents and deeds indicated that he was not a normal child, but the image of God Himself. Guruji excelled in every activity that he did, be it studies, games, extracurricular activities, agriculture, or house works. At the age of 23, Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan was called by Parampita Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj, who declared Him the successor to the throne at Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa.
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan taught the pious method of meditation to more than 65 million people across the world by conducting Satsangs in various parts of the country. Guruji encouraged people to incorporate meditation in their lives and practice it daily in the morning and evening. By following Guruji's guidance and practicing meditation, millions of people experienced enhanced confidence and will power, with which they achieved success in the professional lives and happiness in their personal lives. Many were able to win the battle of life with the help of meditation, which enabled them to defeat the fatal diseases like third stage cancer.
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's quest to serve humanity and enable people to live their best possible life brought massive positive changes in the lives of millions, who were suffering or were lost in their lives. Guruji has motivated millions to follow three basic principles of life: "“ To quit intoxicants like drugs, stay away from smoking and liquor consumption "“ Stay loyal to legal relationships "“ Adopt vegetarianism and do not consume non-vegetarian. Guruji also encouraged people to work hard with honesty, to not earn by foul means, and to serve humanity selflessly. By practicing meditation and following Guruji's guidance, millions of people were able to: "“ Achieve peace of mind, will power and confidence "“ Achieve good physical and mental health and adopt a positive outlook towards life "“ Get rid of addictions like drug addiction and be able to remove vices and adopt a good moral character "“ Serve society in a selfless manner "“ Achieve success in life
For the welfare of entire mankind, to serve all the living beings and serve the mother earth, Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan started 138 welfare works, which are being done by more than 65 million people across the world. As a part of these works, great changes have brought in the society and millions have been serving society by doing: "“ Regular blood donation "“ Posthumous body and eye donation "“ Kidney donation by following legal guidelines "“ Tree plantation "“ Cleanliness drives "“ Awareness campaigns and seminars to spread awareness amongst common masses "“ Operating Food banks, cloth banks, book banks to help the needy "“ Help accident victims and mentally disturbed people who are lost "“ Serve the animals and birds Many downtrodden and overlooked sections of the society have also been helped and integrated with the social mainstream. These activities include: "“ The civilization of tribals of Chhattisgarh "“ Legal rights for the third gender, respecting them by giving equal status and renaming then as Sukhdua Samaaj. "“ Rescuing the girls from prostitution, getting them treated, and getting them remarried to integrate them in the social mainstream. Guruji adopted these girls as foster father and have them His name, creating a history. Many welfare works were carried for women empowerment and special efforts have been made by Guruji and His followers to eliminate female foeticide. This resulted in a significant increase in the male: female ratio and increased awareness and opportunities for the females.
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan encourages the youth to channelize their energies in working for the betterment of society and towards self-improvement. More than 70% of Guruji's followers are youth. With the guidance of Guruji and the holy musical concerts aimed towards healthy and knowledgeable entertainment, a lot of young people quit their addictions towards drugs and liquor. Guruji also gave these messages through the movies that were made to guide the society. Guruji has encouraged youngsters to make sports a part of their lives and incorporate meditation in their routine which helps them to stay away from drugs, depression, and negativity.
Today, millions of followers of Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan are utterly grateful to have the guidance of Guruji in every field of their life. Guruji's inspiration has helped people live a content life and has revived and restored humanity in today's world. So on this Guru Purnima, let us all pledge to follow the guidance of our revered Guru, Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, serve humanity selflessly and make Guruji proud.