When I first heard this sutra many years ago, I related it to my experiences of Baba and of Gurumayi. I sensed this total freedom in them, observing them being completely present, and from that presence responding to everything with love, compassion, and creativity. But this didn’t seem to have anything to do with me!
Re-visiting the sutra on the website this morning, I can see how it applies to me, calling forth my own self-effort over time and in each moment. I understand this freedom to be freedom from believing limited thoughts about myself, other people, and situations, and freedom from allowing these thoughts and faulty assumptions to dictate my actions. When I pause, take a breath, and apply patience, I am free to act from a deeper place, from my own love, compassion, and creativity.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you for the enlivened teachings we are receiving through the website.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA