Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent early greetings to one billion Hindus worldwide on the occasion of upcoming Guru Purnima, which falls on July 12, 2014. In a statement in Nevada (USA) today, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Hindus to pay due respects and express gratitude on this auspicious day to the guru/gurus to honor this sacred relationship.
Rajan Zed further says that guru is a highly revered spiritual teacher/master/preceptor in Hinduism who helps remove the ignorance of the seeker and who leads one from darkness to light. The guru-sishya (teacher-disciple) relationship lies at the heart of traditional Hinduism. Guru is often allied with the divine. Even Arjuna formally asked Lord Krishna to be his guru in ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord).
Ashada Purnima is also held sacred to the memory of celebrated rishi Vyasa, arranger of Vedas, and the compiler of Puranas and Mahabharata.
Hinduism is oldest and third largest religion of the world and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal.