• Gurupurnima 2015
  • Gurupurnima 2015
  • Gurupurnima 2015
  • Gurupurnima 2015

Teachings by Baba Muktananda on the Guru Tattva - Part I

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When contemplating this teaching from Baba, I feel it reflects the great mystery of life. Truly, understanding it in its fullness undoubtedly leads to enlightenment. What else would be left to know? In the meanwhile, as I continue my sadhana, I am so grateful to have the individual form of the Guru to teach and guide me all along the way. And, yes, this is the form that I can love, and who teaches me that, in the end, love is all there is.

a Siddha Yogi from Vienna, Austria

When I received shaktipat from Baba Muktananda, he gave me an experience of the formless aspect of the Guru—love-filled, blissful supreme Consciousness. This experience was beyond the capacity of my mind to comprehend or hold on to easily. But over the years, focusing my mind on the beloved form of Shri Guru has brought me back to that experience again and again. As Gurumayi says in her book of poetry, Pulsations of Love, it is
The form that I can always love…
Which in turn takes me to the formless.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

The Guru speaks to me
in myriad ways,
the people I meet
the natural world
the things that happen
the teachings of Gurumayi
the promptings of my own heart.
The Guru has always been with me.
The Guru is the one who leads me home.

a Siddha Yogi from Vermont, USA