I received the following lovely note (… paraphrased):
My husband and I just want to let you know, we feel sad because we did not reach out to you on Guru Purnima. We just want to let you know we are always thinking of you.
To which I respond:
No problem at all.
With all the activity and events this year, I decided to make Guru Purnima a very inward and quiet event. It was sublime.
We did a Guru havan in the morning with the Sarvadevata Havan after a morning talk. After the havan I was surprised with a very sweet offering and some lovely words.
Everyone was on their own at night… Walking in the moonlight, sitting, talking amongst themselves, reflecting…Malkosh played at midnight… echoing softly through the mountains… Beautiful.
The entire day was lovely, but for me, most sublime was sitting in my back yard by myself at around 2 or 3 AM in the full moonlight… not a sound… It has been a wonderful year…
Jai Guru Dev
I wish I had been there. Next year. I was with you, 2500 miles away, walking in the moonlight, perhaps as those at Mt Soma were doing so.
Jai Guru Dev
Jai Guru Dev.
Jai Guru Dev!
Think about it. Where would you be without Maharshiji’s teachings?
I have always enjoyed a full moon. For years it has had a peaceful effect on my psyche. This past full moon was no exception however my thoughts of Maharshiji.. my appreciation along with a degree of awareness I would not have without him, has deepened the experience significantly.
“Thank you” sometimes subtly misses the mark.
It really was a sublime day. Hard to describe without “butchering” the feeling. I loved the havan. Amazing also that there was no cloud in the sky that night, just the full, bright moon and the stars. There is so much more to say about that day, but I leave it with a simple “Thank you, Brahmarshi for all you are doing for us students and the world!”
That last comment was from me. Must have forgotten to put my name down.