To remain safe during the extreme adversities
that will start after Gurupurnima, perform spiritual practice
under the guidance of Saints who are verily Gurus !
For devotees, seekers, disciples, etc. who practice spirituality under the guidance of Shriguru, Gurupurnima is a festival of expressing gratitude. Due to the Guru, we commence spiritual practice, and thus, fulfil the purpose of human life. Those who do not perform spiritual practice lead a materialistic life, and as a result, they do not have an affinity towards words such as Spirituality, spiritual practice, Guru, and Gurupurnima. Cautioning such people about the extreme adverse times that lie ahead is a means to make them aware of the importance of spirituality, at least to some extent.
After the Gurupurnima this year, India and the world will face extremely adverse times. Due to the war-like situation in some countries, fuel (petrol-diesel) costs will rise, leading to inflation everywhere. Food grains, medicines, fuel, etc. will be in acute shortage. People in many countries will have to face famines. The banks will be affected by the economic downturn arising of the war-like situation. In short, the situation will be such that every family will have to face financial crises. This war will later culminate into a World War. Simply put, now World War 3 is not far away.
Even in India, religious polarisation will lead to riots or widespread incidents of violence everywhere. These will give rise to issues of social insecurity. Irrespective of who is at the helm of the nation in the times to come, the situation in the country will be anarchy-like. No political party will be able to prevent this anarchy. Hence, do not harbour the delusion that any political party will protect you during adverse times.
During the coming adverse times, it will be impossible to live safely without a spiritual protective sheath; hence, during the adverse times, we have to surrender unto God. By God’s grace, there are Saints on the earth (who are the materialised form of God). Surrender unto these Guru-form Saints and perform spiritual practice under their guidance. Have firm faith that during the next 4-5 years of extreme adversities on the earth, the protective sheath of the grace of such Saints or the spiritual strength obtained from spiritual practice will protect us.
– (Paratpar Guru) Dr Athavale (Founder, Sanatan Sanstha)