Param Pujya Swami Karun Dass Ji Maharaj
Guru is knowledge. Guru is a teaching. Guru himself is a thought. Guru is the one from whom we gain the knowledge; he is the one behind whatever we know in this world, the path on which are walking. And so on the day of Guru Purnima we worship our Gurus. Guru resides in us because he has given us all this knowledge.
Guru Purnima is an Indian festival that is celebrated to express reverence towards your Guru, your teacher or mentors. Etymologically, the word Guru has been derived from two parts - Gu that means darkness and Ru that is the antidote to the darkness. The relationship between a Guru and disciple cannot be counted as one of these worldly relationships. In reality, the only bond of love that is eternal and indestructible is the Guru-disciple relationship. There is no bondage in the Guru-disciple relationship, because the Guru is the doorway that leads us from all bondage to ultimate freedom.