Society needs gurus to lead people, says seer

Basava Dhyana Mandira inaugurated

Speaking at the inauguration of Basava Dhyana Mandira at Tipu Town at Rammanahalli in Mysore taluk, the sharanaru said a real guru will be having the strength to attract the hearts towards him. People follow politicians and cinema stars as long as they are popular. Once they lose popularity nobody follows them. But the guru has no such limitations.

The position of guru is something which is above all those limitations. The 12th century social reformer, Basavanna took the entire society with him. His preachings were upheld by Mahatma Gandhiji, Dr B R Ambedkar and others.

The principles and preachings of those personalities are before them now. The three types of gurus are among them and selection is left to individuals.

Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt called on people to work with humanity inside them. In God’s creation, all the people belong to one family, he added.

Hazrat Khwaja Azim Alisha Chisthi of Madaniya Sufi said dhyana mandir is an important place for people to understand  God. These meditation centres are responsible for them to concentrate towards the God.

Earlier, a communal harmony padayatra involving Hindus and Muslims was taken out from Tipu Masjid up to Basava Dhyana Mandira. On this occasion, ‘Basava Bhikshu’ written by Purigali Murudeshwara, was released.

Sri Basavalingamurthy Sharanaru of Bhavaikya Kendra, Mysore presided. Sri Mokshapathi Swamiji of Ravandur Murugha Mutt, Sri Gurushantha Swamiji of Kuderu Mutt, Sri Shivananda Swamiji of Annadaneshwara Mutt, Dr Immadi Chandrashekara Swamiji, Jnanaprakasha Swamiji, Kalyanasiri Banteja, Jilla Sahitya Parishat president Maddikere Gopal, senior advocate Sayyed Amjad, Deed Srikanth, Prasanna and others were present.

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