• Gurupurnima 2014
  • Gurupurnima 2014
  • Gurupurnima 2014
  • Gurupurnima 2014

Jyā Jyā Ṭhikāṇī

A Verse by the Poet-Saint Samartha Ramdas

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At the beginning of this month, one day as I was reciting Shri Guru Gita, verse 50 caught my attention: "O beloved, every day you should bow with devotion in whichever direction Shri Guru's two feet rest." Since then, I have been reminding myself of this verse.

Today, upon listening to the last line of this prayer, I am completely moved. I am also reminded of the Maha Abhishek Puja that took place last Gurupurnima, in which Gurumayi sang this beautiful prayer.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for this amazing and unique celebration of Gurupurnima! I offer my pranams to your lotus feet!

a Siddha Yogi from Ulhasnagar, India

This morning, as I listen to the morning sounds of birds singing and the world waking up, this beautiful poem reminds me that although it has been many years since I have seen Gurumayi, her true form has always been with me. For the rich life full of blessings and adventures that I have enjoyed, my heart is overflowing with a deeper gratitude and devotion than I have experienced before.

I offer my heart to your lotus feet, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Virginia, USA

My eyes are filled with tears of gratitude. This prayer is on my refrigerator, and I sing it every day. To hear the angelic voices and to see the glorious photo of the Guru's padukas fill my heart with overflowing love for Gurumayi and the entire Siddha Yoga lineage.

a Siddha Yogi from New Mexico, USA

Gurumayi once instructed the Indian ashramites in Gurudev Siddha Peeth to learn bhajans and abhangas. As part of this incredibly joyful practice that lasted several years, we learned this prayer.

I especially love the words, Mi thevito mastaka jyaa thikaani tethe tuzhe Sadguru paaya donhi—“Wherever I place my head, may your lotus feet be there.” Each time I pranam, I remember Gurumayi’s lotus feet, and I visualize laying my head at them. For me, it is the most sacred, significant, and loving aspect of any puja I ever perform.

Thank you, Gurumayi ji, for teaching me devotion through these prayers of the saints.

a Siddha Yogi from Thane, India

I am so moved by the words of this verse. I feel a flow of grace washing over my entire being. I feel deep devotion and gratitude.

So many times, I have put my head at the Guru’s lotus feet in silence—sometimes with great joy and ecstasy, with the chanting of the mantra dancing through my being. At other times, I am in tears of sorrow, and the mantra slowly removes my pain.

Tonight, I am filled with so much love. Just before opening the website, I was thinking of Bade Baba, visualizing him and thinking of his great compassion. I will now go to sleep with this wonderful darshan of my Guru's padukas.

a Siddha Yogi from Repentigny, Canada

For me, the first part of the verse is a reminder to always remember the Guru. When I repeat the mantra, my wandering mind becomes calm. It is then that I experience bliss from within. I feel this blissful state is a true form of the Guru.

The second part of the verse, to me, means to remember the Guru in every situation. During my graduation, I was remembering Baba Muktananda very much. I went and placed my head at my puja. I experienced the divine smell of flowers and the essence of khus from the lotus feet of Baba. I experienced the smell of Baba’s divine padukas from his Samadhi Mandir in my own meditation room. This experience made me realize that the Guru is everywhere.

Thank you for posting this divine verse. My heart overflows with the Guru’s compassion.

a Siddha Yogi from Basamathnagar, India