|Guru Sri Kalki Jothi|
It is also a significant day for followers to become official disciples of their Guru’s. This involves getting their 'theedchai Mantra' for which the guru sacrifices part of his energy gained through penance and meditation. This creates a strong link between the disciple and the guru. A 'mantra' protects the one who recites it. The 'theedchai mantra' protects and frees the soul from the bondage of 'life and death'. Any disciple will be able to realize the effect of this mantra if he recites it with true faith and devotion.
A short Speech was given by our Honorable Guru Sri Kalki Jothi swamigal on this auspicious day.
Here are some memorable quotes from his speech.
“If you take for example a banana stalk, one among all would be ripe and yellow. Eventually all the fruits would turn yellow. That’s what a Guru is for, to make everyone reach the shore like him”.
“A guru is also like a Mango tree, if one were to bad mouth a guru, it is like hitting the tree with a stick or stone. But people do it only because the mango fruit is sweet. A true guru will remain still like a mango tree and keep giving everyone sweet mangos”.
At the end of the speech Guru Sri Kalki cut the cake in celebration of 12 successful years of Sri Kalki Peedum Society. After which, all disciples performed 'patha puja' for our guru. Lunch was served at 1pm and the crowd slowly dispersed by 3pm.
I would like to end off with a simple message to everyone.
"Never be too far nor get too near a guru, physical distance should always be maintained, instead achieve a strong connection with him through your meditation and devotion”.