Gurupurnima - day of light
Gurupurnima is the festival of spirituality, a celebration of Guru Tattva. Gurupurnima is also a remembrance of the day when the rays of the Sun touched the Earth for the very first time. It is the day of wisdom, the day of the Light. This year Guru Purnima will be celebrated on July 12.
“The Guru principle is the eternally valid principle for the development of consciousness that leads the creation from unreality to reality, from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge. In its purest form this cosmic principle manifests and reveals itself on earth as a divine incarnation or a spiritual Master. The only one worthy of our complete trust is the BRAHMANISHTHA SHROTRIYA SATGURU who has already trodden the path and reached the goal. Only the Sataguru knows the direction and how he is able to help us in every situation. God is everywhere; nevertheless we must seek our path to God in our consciousness, whilst simultaneously holding tightly onto a piece of string that is guiding us. In Sanskrit this “guiding string” is called Guru.”
from the book “Hidden Power in Human - Chakras and Kundalini”