Birthday Gift to Rayaru – Imbibe his Qualities

How can we celebrate Rayaru’s birthday, so many of you have asked me? I am going to share how I cultivated a habit to strive to be a better person and bring in some key qualities in my life so that when I sit in front of Rayaru and pray, Rayaru is proud of the person I have become.

I’ll write a few posts to express my ideas. That would be sufficient for me if it even motivates one person to evaluate their actions and make improvements in their lives.

As we are all aware, many people over the world adore our Beloved Rayaru. His teachings and example continue to inspire people to live a life of devotion, selflessness, and compassion. Here are some( okay, just a few) of the qualities of our Beloved Rayaru that we can strive to imbibe in our daily lives:

  1. Devotion: Rayaru was deeply devoted to God and encouraged his followers to cultivate a similar sense of devotion. We can strive to develop a daily practice of prayer, meditation, or ritual that helps us connect with the divine. Start by learning Rayaru’s stotras. If you cannot do that, just say ” OM Shree Raghavendraya Namaha”.
  2. Humility: Despite his spiritual stature, Rayaru was known for his humility and simplicity. We can strive to be humble in our interactions with others and avoid becoming arrogant or ego-driven.
  3. Compassion: Rayaru was a compassionate and kind-hearted person who always sought to alleviate the suffering of others. We can strive to cultivate a similar sense of compassion and empathy towards all beings. Being kind doesn’t cost us any money. Choose your words carefully when you speak to others.
  4. Selfless service: Rayaru believed in the importance of selfless service as a way of serving God and helping others. We can strive to volunteer our time, skills, and resources to help those in need, whether it be through a charitable organization or in our own communities. He never looked at caste, color and even now we can see people from all across the world with no bar to caste, color or religion worshipping him.
  5. Integrity: Rayaru was known for his honesty, integrity, and adherence to ethical principles. We can strive to live our lives with integrity, always acting in accordance with our values and principles.
  6. Knowledge: Rayaru was highly knowledgeable in the scriptures and spiritual teachings. We can strive to deepen our own knowledge of spiritual teachings and philosophy and seek to apply these teachings in our daily lives. Stop watching one serial on your Television, or skip one phone call which is not important, or even better just wake up a few minutes early to strive to read books or listen to discourses or learn a new Devara Nama.

We should follow our Beloved Rayaru and become better versions of ourselves by following these qualities in our daily lives.

If you want to start by learning devotional songs, devaranamas/ Dasara songs this blog itself has thousands of them on Gurugalu, Gods, and Goddesses.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by B.S.Aravinda Babu on February 23, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Madam,

    Truly inspiring.

    Regards ,

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  2. Posted by shanthisethuraman on February 23, 2023 at 3:36 am

    Very inspiring message for our Guru’s birthday. Just chanting his nama Om Sri Ragevendraya namaga and Guruvey Saranam is melt our Guru to sanction our prayers. All other activities would come automatically if Guru’s grace grants to us. Everything is in Guru’s hand how to mould ourselves to his grace. If I just close my eyes my Guru stands infront of me. If I do any I am used to call Rama Kriishna that work will be done after saying my Guru’s name. Guru has a vital power that no one can denay, Guruvay Saranam.

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  3. Posted by K S Ramachandra on February 23, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Dear Smt Meera,
    You have said quite well .Of the six qualities you have indicated at least in one if I am able to practice even to 5% I will start walking a long way to become a true human being
    Ramachandra

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  4. Posted by Suma on February 22, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    Om Shri Raghavendraya Namaha, veey well said Meera, loved it 🙏🙏

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 22, 2023 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks Suma! If we can start even taking one step, we will become better person and will be loved by Rayaru.

      Reply

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