Friday, 27 July 2018

Guru Purnima 2018 and the Lunar Eclipse July 27, 2018 till July 28, 2018

Hi, Greetings from Preetha Vijaykrishna

Guru Purnima is celebrated traditionally to thank our spiritual and academic gurus. Guru can be anyone in our life our parents, the school teacher, the Karate master, the yoga master, or just a person met accidentally by whom we have gained some knowledge or the one who shared their wisdom with us.

This tradition follows to show our gratitude to our guru is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) which falls in the month (June – July). The Guru Purnima also commemorates the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata, the Puranas, and Upansishads and the compiler of the Vedas.

In general, we all are always expecting enlightenment in any form or ways, so always thankful to such a great heart who is readily serving us that enlightenment. And the first Guru as we all know was the Adiyogi, The Lord Shiva. Once while walking through the Himalayas, he decided to become a Guru. On a Guru Purnima, the Adiyogi transformed himself to an Adi guru. His teaching to his disciples went on for many years and when it completed, he had produced seven fully enlightened beings known today as Sapta Rishis.

One among them was Agastya Muni, who was sent South into the Indian Peninsula. He was the most effective in bringing the spiritual process into lives, not mere as teaching, or philosophy or practice but as life itself.

The timings for the #Lunar #eclipse are 11.54 p.m on July 27, 2018 to 3.54am on July 28, 2018.

The period when the moon is completely engulfed by the Earth’s shadow is one hour and 43 minutes. Making it the longest #Lunareclipse of the century. It will be visible in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and South America. It is known as the micro moon #eclipse as the moon will be at the farthest point from the earth. The red moon or the blood moon is expected to set around 1am which could last till 2.43am.

Here are some myths and beliefs to be considered during an #eclipse. It can be considered superstitious. But, it’s up to you to follow or not. Here are some,

Stop eating two hours before an #eclipse.
Eat light and easy to digest foods before #eclipse. Turmeric can be added to it for its antibacterial properties.
Don't carry any cooked food anywhere before an eclipse
However, if pregnant women and the elderly may be in necessity of eating, they should eat light food like dry fruits and raisins to give them energy.
Darbha grass kept in food containers.

Actually, there is a reference to the above hints. During an eclipse, the Sun, Earth and Moon come in one straight line for some time. As a result, the combined magnetic force is strongest. This results in the high tides seen in the ocean.

This has been a customary in the ancient times that if you meditate deeply during the eclipse the bio magnetism in the body will increase caused by the increased celestial magnetic field which will result in achieving better results. We all know that to meditate deeply and achieve a good sensation, we need to be in empty stomach.

Since we used to meditate in groups, it resulted in fasting a few hours before the meditation started. And, after ages the real reason was hidden and we started following them blindly. And now, we have our own questions and not much to tell us our ancient records so everything is just a superstition.

Let’s now reconsider our point of view. We all have started seeking our liberation from our confinements. Confinement here mentioned can be anything we are affected physically or even our mental thoughts confining us from the thought of liberation. So, everyone here is longing for liberation, which is our highest and ultimate goal.

To travel this secluded path, first believe in yourself. So, let’s all believe in nature and the happening of nature is always for us which is eventually for a higher perspective. So, for those of you who are able and trust what you believe, please put in yourself and meditate not for the sake of the Universe but for YOU.

Whatever you desire, bring it up and calmly meditate on that. I know we humans are greedy, Basically, decide on what you want and why you want it. And, it will likely make us happy about getting it.

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