Happy Birthday Gurumayi

Janmadin ki Jay Jay! Gurumayi ki Jay Jay! A Siddha Yoga Satsang with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Benevolent Companion
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Today I woke up with some concerns about my financial situation. But after reading this beautiful talk, I realized that what I care about much more are greater things: feeding my spirit and teaching my son how to be a better person in this world, caring about others and doing good things for them. These things are what really matters!
 
I know that practicing meditation, reading fulfilling passages like the talk here, and remembering the Self will help me to find the best perspective in every situation.
 
Thanks for the beautiful talk, and Happy Birthday, dear Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Querétaro, Mexico

On Gurumayi's birthday I walked with friends and family to a small park, where we leaned against a fence and gazed over a saltwater bay. As we lingered there, we began talking about how to understand the sentience of trees and rocks, and how to keep our minds clear of clutter.
 
It was a joy to read Gurumayi’s birthday talk the next day and to find her profound teachings on those very questions. Even as giant firs and cedars were breathing the sea air all around us, we had forgotten about our own breath! Gurumayi’s words are a powerful reminder about this "benevolent companion." 

a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA

This talk gives me so much practical help—and it's just one part of this wonderful birthday celebration, which I've experienced as timeless
and joyful. It's helped me sense the joy running through my life, starting from when I was a little girl visiting my grandmother. And I am now a grandmother myself!
 
My deepest gratitude to Gurumayi, who expands my awareness and constantly shows me how to access the Truth.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Kingston, United Kingdom

Yesterday a small group of us shared in Gurumayi's Birthday Celebration Satsang through the live video stream. Today we continued our celebration as we read Gurumayi’s talk and focused on the breath.
 
What a joy to feel the flowers of peace spread out all over the world!

a Siddha Yogi from Ostuni, Italy

I am grateful to Gurumayi for this powerful, deep, and so timely invitation to re-recognize the power of our own breath, as we practice atma-vichara. 
 
Before I received shaktipat from Baba, I was quite stricken with asthma, the constant battle to be able to exhale. Since my initiation, my relationship to my breath has become more and more easeful, thanks to my practice of meditation. And throughout my more than forty years of sadhana, I have been drawn again and again to that fundamental question: "Who am I?" I feel that, step by step, I am closer and closer to living in the awareness of the true answer. 
 
This evocative birthday talk is a most welcome support on this benevolent path. 
 

a Siddha Yogi from Bordeaux, France