Guru is one who attracts. Guru is one who is heavy, filled with knowledge. The attraction is for knowledge, culture, ethos, practices and so forth.
Gurutva Akarshana is attraction to a heavy body-Gravity. Jupiter, the largest, heaviest planet attracts all other bodies, is also referred Guru.
A true Guru is rare. A true Guru comes by, once in a way.
It is for us to realize, come within the sphere of a true Guru, not just be attracted, but relish in the love and knowledge emanating.
For all that we do in our life, the aim is to relish, realize the self, be happy and be grounded.
May 13 is birthday of one such Guru, whose grace draws us to the path of love and self-realization.
Fortunate indeed we are.
Happy Birthday to Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar!