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Global Country of World Peace celebrates Guru Purnima Day, 7 July 2009
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7 July 2009
The Global Country of World Peace held its grand global celebration of the full moon day of Guru Purnima on 7 July 2009. This very special day-long celebration took place at the International Capital of the Global Country in MERU, Holland and at the Global Capital of World Peace in the Brahma-Sthan (geographical centre) of India. In addition, celebrations were held in countries around the world, connected to and enjoying the live global Internet broadcast on the Maharishi Channel, Channel 3.
The celebration of Guru Purnima Day is the highlight of the global Guru Purnima Assembly in progress in MERU, Holland since 4 July.
Guru Purnima is the day in the Vedic Calendar—traditionally celebrated on the full moon in July—that is dedicated to honouring the Masters of the eternal Vedic Tradition of knowledge, who throughout time have upheld the supreme wisdom of life. In this generation this wisdom has been brought to the world through the knowledge and programmes of the Vedic Science of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, through the blessings of his Master, Shri Guru Dev*—to bring enlightenment to every individual and invincibility to every nation.
Tuesday's celebration began at the auspicious time of 9:10 a.m. Central Europe Time (CET) with the Rashtriya Geet (anthem of the Global Country of World Peace), followed by global Puja (Vedic ceremony of gratitude) and a videotape of Maharishi's Guru Purnima address from 29 July 2007.
In that historic address, Maharishi described the principle of ideal governing in the Global Country of World Peace:
'Yatha raja tatha praja—as is the ruler, so is the ruled subject. Yatha raja tatha praja. This is the ideal of Raja in the Vedic Tradition of rulership—Yatha raja tatha praja—one administrator, one administrator maintains himself in whatever way, on whatever level of performance, on whatever level of reality, that is the quality of the subject. Yatha raja tatha praja has been the expression of the Vedic Tradition of rulers.'
Other highlights of the celebration included traditional Vedic recitations by Maharishi Vedic Pandits in the Brahma-Sthan of India and in MERU, Holland; and a beautiful address by Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, First Ruler of the Global Country of World Peace. The first session concluded with raising the Flag of the Global Country in MERU and around the world.
The afternoon and evening sessions in Holland featured greetings and reports from Rajas, Raj Rajeshwaris, and global Ministers of the Global Country, as well as another videotape of a historic address by Maharishi. Among leaders of the Global Country who addressed the celebration were Dr Benjamin Feldman, Minister of Finance and Planning; Raja Harris Kaplan, Raja of India; and Dr Girish Varma, National Director of India, and Director-General of the Global Capital of World Capital of Peace at the Brahma-Sthan of India.
The evening concluded with a parade to Maharishi's residence in MERU.
Global Good News will feature more articles in the coming days, with highlights of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam's Guru Purnima address, as well as talks by other leaders.
Replays of Tuesday's live broadcasts of the global Guru Purnma celebrations are continuing throughout the day—the morning and afternoon sessions starting at 3:00p.m. US Central Time (US CT), and the evening session at 8:00p.m. US CT.
The live Internet broadcasts of the MERU Guru Purnima Assembly will continue Wednesday 8 July at 1:15p.m. and 8:15p.m. CET on the Maharishi Channel, Channel 3.
Please visit the Maharishi Channel schedule page for schedule updates and replay times.
* Maharishi's Master, Shri Guru Dev, His Divinity Brahmanand Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas.
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