Recently, I went to meet a friend at a local mall. As I had arrived a little early, I waited for her in the food court. I bought a cup of steaming chai, sat down at a table and looked around. The place was crowded. I watched all the different people amidst the variety of shops. As I sat there, I realized that I was not seeing people and things the way I used to. They were not good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant, favorable or unfavorable. Rather, I perceived an all-pervasive divine light everywhere, right there amidst the hustle and bustle of a shopping mall.
And in that moment it dawned on me how the practice of Gurumayi’s teachings had changed my life. Through a steady meditation practice, and by my sadguru
’s grace, I am ever becoming free from the bondage of duality.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
a Siddha Yogi from Buenos Aires, Argentina
When I received shaktipat diksha
, the world dissolved into one brilliant blue light. Divine light was everywhere. Afterwards, as my ordinary perception of separate forms slowly returned, I could still see a light pervading everything and everyone. Since that time, this vision has become the grounding force of my life, giving it direction and meaning.
Reading Brahmananda’s verse this morning, I remembered that I can be free from the “net of illusion” and remain in that vision of unity by remembering the Guru—staying connected with the shakti
through my steady practices.
a Siddha Yogi from New Hampshire, USA