A tribute to the Guru-Parampara
In our Hindu tradition, Guru Poornima is very important day in a year. It is a day, when every person must remember all those people from whom we have learned something religious or secular.
Lord Shiva as Dakshninamurthy is considered in the tradition as the First Guru. So, our first salutations and worship should be to Him from whom all knowledge, all Vedas has emanated.
Today, Sage Vyasa is worshiped. He is supposed to have divided the Vedas on this day. Every person must be grateful to Sage Vyasa for dividing the Vedas for the sake of humanity, for composing Vedanta-sutra for clarifying the doubts of a student and for writing all the Puranas for the common mass.
Likewise, Adi Shankaracharya should also be remembered and worshiped today, for without him, the Sanatana Dharma would have been lost in confusion and delusion.
I pay many many salutations to this tradition of Jagadgurus, the Guru Parampara that starts with Dakshninamurthy, and is continues with Vashista, Parashara, Vyasa, Suka, Gaudapada, Shankaracharya, Sureshwaracharya, Vidyaranya, to the present day Acharyas- Chandrashekara Bharati, Abhinava Vidyathirtha and Bharati Thirta Swamiji.