I remember sitting in the courtyard of Gurudev Siddha Peeth, under the stars in the cool breeze of the evening, singing this exquisite hymn to the Guru at the end of the Shiva Mahimna Stotram
. It would invariably bring me feelings of joy, calm, and gratitude as the sounds of the hymn floated into the night air.
I would often reflect on how fortunate we all were to be under the umbrella of Sri Guru’s grace, having received shaktipat diksha
, and learning more every day about how the Guru truly is "our life's support." Before receiving shaktipat diksha,
I had not been aware of grace—yet now grace was everywhere, supporting my growing awareness of love and oneness. My heart became open in a way it had never been before.
Then as now, this hymn sums up my feeling of gratitude in knowing that Gurumayi is indeed the support of my life.
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA