“Jai Guru Dev!” I have heard, written, and uttered this expression all of my adult life. I recently came across a translation of ‘Jai Guru Dev’ that I liked very much: ‘All Glory to the Remover of Darkness’. Very accurate, simple, and direct. It also speaks to ability as the differentiator, vs. any kind of title or tradition.
All Glory to the Remover of Darkness. A very practical expression too, as it points out that the removal of darkness is the key pursuit in life. The solution to all problems. First we become aware within of ‘the candle that does not flicker in a windless place’. Then, by gradually eliminating our shadows, born of fear, doubt, and anger, we broaden our world, our influence, the scope of our light, and our responsibilities. In this way we are always prepared for our expanding awareness and the possibilities it opens up to us.
Why are Sri Brahmananda Saraswati and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi held up as removers of darkness? Because their lives are dedicated to this task, and they excel at it. First by the knowledge of consciousness, the dissemination of individual mantras, siddhis and yagyas, the cleanup process begins, individually and globally. As we recreate the world sustained by cosmic law, a global process continues, alignment to our cosmic birthright. After some time, these awakened laws begin to take prominence in our lives, guiding everyone.
Even at this point we can see that secrets of all types are being revealed, light shining first and foremost on eliminating the clouds within our awareness, and spreading globally so that this new openness, this time of practical revelation can be seen as a way forward.
Instead of recoiling at every new opportunity, we can keep up, not only fulfilling our own desires but the deeper, larger ones too held closely in our hearts. All it takes is the removal of darkness, and Totality is here.
Established in cosmic life and law, we each reach a point where we can contribute substantially to this coming world of compassion, equality, and prosperity, simply by comprehending our full enlightenment, the role Mother Divine sets for each of us as removers of darkness, living unbounded awareness, living Brahman.
~ Jai Guru Dev ~