When I first met Baba Muktananda, the idea of having a Guru was very new to me. So I was learning a lot from all kinds of sources. Gurudeva Hamara Pyara
was one of them. The enthusiasm and joy with which everyone in the sangham
sang this hymn was a direct demonstration of just two of the blessings that having a Guru in one's life could bring. And when I paid close attention to the words as well, I learned even more about the extraordinary promise of the Guru-disciple relationship.
In the years since those early days of my sadhana
, that promise—of a purified mind, expanding freedom, and "the light of knowledge"—has been fulfilled beyond anything I could have imagined then. First Baba, and now Gurumayi, have indeed become "my life's support."
My heart's deepest thanks to Baba and to Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from Connecticut, USA
Looking at this post and the beautiful image brought back memories of the time when I was a little child and we used to sing this hymn at the culmination of our children's satsangs
. Ever since, I have felt very connected to the lyrics of this hymn. They give me a clear sense of what having a Guru really means, how to serve the Guru, and the grace of a Guru being in my life.
Instantly tears of gratitude arose in me for our beloved Gurus, who have always stood beside us, enlightening our lives, and walking with us through the varied phases of this life.
Thank you for posting this hymn today for Baba's Birthday celebration!
a Siddha Yogi from New Delhi, India
The melody of this hymn, which we have often sung after a Siddha Yoga chant, has always evoked joy in me, a sense of celebration and happiness. Now, seeing the words here on the Siddha Yoga path website, during Baba's month, I can take this opportunity to reflect on their meaning. What does it mean to me that the Guru is my life’s support?
The awakened shakti
within my being, my commitment to the teachings, and my dedication to the practices, all these are
the foundation of my life—they truly are my life’s support. And when I remember this, I do experience that “Gurudeva’s shakti
is limitless.” I see and feel that support reflected back from everywhere—in the people I encounter and the experiences I have in my daily life.
Yes, our Guru is beloved to us!
a Siddha Yogi from New Hampshire, USA