Happy Birthday Gurumayi

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

Benevolent Companion
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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

Over the years of practicing Siddha Yoga, I have been aware of a tendency in me to get calcified in how I perform my sadhana, how I see the world, how I see myself. Gurumayi has just lyrically guided me to a direct and dynamic path to go deeper and deeper.
 
Gurumayi perfectly models the state of the Self that I long for each day. By continually following her guidance and her teachings, I can adjust the way I perform my sadhana. Then I feel I am righting the course of my life with the destination of fully knowing the Self. Gurumayi's support in this talk is as specific as the points she enumerates, as inspiring as the way my heart fills with joy. 
 
I look forward to reading this talk again and coming up with a revised roadmap which will take me more directly to my own Self. 
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this gift.
 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

The teachings in "The Benevolent Companion" make me feel so encouraged and inspired—to live joyfully, exercise more, sing nonsensically in the shower, and play more in life. The talk also reminds me once again to be "the best companion" of my breath, and never ever to forsake it by forgetting about its preciousness. I also appreciated Gurumayi's teachings about cleanliness—cleanliness of "the body, mind, heart, and soul."
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your  teachings.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Kathmandu, Nepal

Reading this talk makes me feel brand new, and that so much more is possible in my life. I deeply recognize every point as forever true for me.

I woke up this morning so content that I was going to read this talk on the Siddha Yoga path website. When I think about it, the way I wake up in the morning, my desire to be alive again each day comes in a big way from the immense joy of having Gurumayi in my life. Sharing this world with Gurumayi, knowing that she is here in the same moment in time on this earth—that makes my own life precious. My heart must know that this is indeed the greatest life of all.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for this life-giving talk.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA