Last night, during satsang
at the Siddha Yoga meditation center in my city, I had the experience of my body releasing into an immense bliss. I realized that the bliss always exists inside me.
The experience was so immense that, after a while, I found myself drawing back a little, even as I continued to meditate. I understood how the body needs to prepare and become capable of holding this immensity. Still, I feel that, even though I didn’t go completely into this experience of bliss, I was heading toward the state that I will live in one day by continuing my sadhana
, supported by the grace and teachings of my Guru.
a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA
Thank you for this definition and commentary on Inward
. I’m so glad that we are exploring Gurumayi’s Message word by word. This morning as I emerged from meditation, it seemed to me that, although I had been floating in very sweet and restful energy, many thoughts had passed through my mind. However, I couldn’t remember any of them. It was as if none had had the power to draw my attention—they had just passed through. I think this is because, even though I don’t seem to have gone very deep within, I had been heading in the right direction. And that focus had its own power, more than the mental activity.
a Siddha Yogi from Michigan, USA
Thank you so much for explaining the Sanskrit meaning of Inward
. I have been exploring the different ways it illuminates the action of turning. I see it also conveys a sense of drawing nearer to the center. Each time I practice turning my awareness inward now, I am aware of drawing near to my own heart, to my beloved Guru. This gives such a sweet and loving impetus to my steady effort.
a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia