I was so thrilled when I first learned that this chant is part of Gurumayi's Message for 2016! Since then I have been listening to it each day, particularly when I am feeling the need to move to a better space within.
I love coming back to this chant, over and over. It makes me feel very connected to the energy of being blessed.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your love and guidance.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
During A Sweet Surprise
Satsang, when I heard the translation of the second line of Rama Raghava
, “O, Lord Krishna, beautiful one, please watch over me,” I sensed that it held special meaning for me at this time in my life. And when it recently appeared here on the Siddha Yoga path website, I was inspired to explore it further.
In my morning meditation, I began to silently address a similar prayer to the Guru: “O beautiful one, please watch over me.” Each time I say it, I experience the sweetest, most tender, most personal connection with the Guru—revealing a deep longing that I had not been able to express fully before. I also began to address this prayer to the Self within me. As I do this, I become aware that the Self, whom I see as the "beautiful one" in me, does watch over me—witnessing every experience faithfully, lovingly, compassionately—and truly wishes for me nothing other than my own joy.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for all this inspiration, this sweet expansion of my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Ohio, USA
When I first heard Rama Raghava
as a new seeker a decade ago, I loved the melody and words of this namasankirtana
I was so grateful to chant Rama Raghava
with my beloved Gurumayi in A Sweet Surprise
Satsang. And now, receiving this image of the two swans with the Rama Raghava
posting, I feel the two swans are Gurumayi and me. I feel it is a new beginning for me.
Yesterday I chanted Rama Raghava
throughout the day, and I felt my sense of newness increasing, my love increasing, and my gratitude increasing.
Thank you, Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India
While listening and chanting along with the Rama Raghava namasankirtana
, I experience joy, love, and a sense of oneness. My heart and mind feel soaked in divine luster. As I remember the chant during the day, those same sublime vibrations and feelings well up, gladdening my heart and infusing my interactions.
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA
I am so happy to find this chant here today! During A Sweet Surprise
Satsang, as I listened carefully to Gurumayi’s Message talk, I felt as though she were sending us on an epic journey to the state of sustained divine joy.
I also realized that no journey so profound would go without challenges that might arise along the way. So when, in A Sweet Surprise
Satsang, we were introduced to Rama Raghava
—and given the meaning of the words and the qualities of the raga
in which we chant it—I felt as though Gurumayi were giving us just what we need to find protection all along the way, on that most amazing of all journeys one could ever make.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
During the past few weeks I have been thinking about how to find the place of love inside myself. I’ve wanted to find a way to not be so serious and to be more sweet and loving with others.
When I opened the Siddha Yoga path website and saw Rama Raghava
, I knew that this is the way to find my love—because my heart smiled when I chanted Rama Raghava
. Now I want to chant it every morning before I go to work.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for helping me once again to open up my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Gibraltar
As soon as I listened to this beautiful melody, I felt it directly in my heart. It felt like my heart was being cleaned and I began to cry. There was such tenderness that I felt protected from inside myself.
a Siddha Yogi from Mexico City, Mexico
Many years ago, I first heard the chant Rama Raghava
at Shree Muktananda Ashram. It was so tender, so soothing, and so immensely beautiful. Each vibration of Gurumayi's voice as she chanted flowed deep into my heart and moved me. I felt the chant’s power and a sense of protection, without knowing what its words meant.
This year, when I learned the chant’s meaning in A Sweet Surprise
Satsang, I felt joyful. Hearing the chant’s meaning affirmed what I had sensed years earlier. This experience encourages me to continue chanting with great faith and trust.
a Siddha Yogi from Bad Hindelang, Germany
This sweet chant puts me in touch with the longing in my heart to know the Truth. At the same time, the warmth of its melody reminds me that grace is always available if I just open myself to it.
a Siddha Yogi from Connecticut, USA
Chanting Rama Raghava
this morning, I had a tender feeling of joy and inner conviction. Since participating in A Sweet Surprise
Satsang, I am chanting in a renewed way. Instead of feeling that the limited me is asking for help as I chant, I am chanting with the conviction that the qualities of God are vibrating within me as well as outside of me.
Chanting fills me with the strength and joy of being open and the resolution to move forward in my sadhana
. Chanting Rama Raghava
connects me strongly to what I perceive to be the essence of Gurumayi’s Message for 2016 and to the presence of Gurumayi in my life.
a Siddha Yogi from Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France
I prayed this morning asking what else I need to know before making a big decision. As I came to the Siddha Yoga path website and read the translation of the prayer contained in Rama Raghava
, I was moved to tears by the heartfelt words asking for protection, asking to be watched over. I felt that God had answered my prayer.
I will continue to chant Rama Raghava
each day. And, I now have faith that my decision will arise from that sacred space of God's protection. I am filled with gratitude.
a Siddha Yogi from Arizona, USA
The day before I took part in A Sweet Surprise
Satsang, I went online to participate in the preparatory program. Afterwards I was inspired to listen to a namasankirtana
recording and was drawn to choose Rama Raghava
In the satsang
on the following day,
I was so touched when Gurumayi introduced the chant. Tears of gratitude filled my eyes, and I felt completely enveloped in the blissful stream of Gurumayi's grace.
Thank you, Gurumayi, from the bottom of my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia
Last night, out of nowhere, I suddenly felt like singing Rama Raghava
. I truly enjoyed singing it sweetly and quietly to myself.
I have not yet had the chance to participate in A Sweet Surprise
Satsang as I have been occupied with a challenging family situation. This morning, when I saw this post on the Siddha Yoga path website’s homepage, I felt that Gurumayi and her grace are with me right now, supporting not only me but my family as well.
a Siddha Yogi from Wisconsin, USA
We chanted Rama Raghava
last week at the local Siddha Yoga meditation center. As we began to chant, I remembered Gurumayi's Message for 2016: Move with steadfastness toward becoming anchored in Supreme Joy.
I decided to chant with focus as a way of practicing Gurumayi's Message. As we chanted, I focused my attention on the sounds of the chant, the rhythm, the melody, and also on the meaning of the words.
As I became immersed in the chant, I had the sensation that I was dancing with the Beloved in a large circle. As the tempo of the chant picked up, I felt energy spinning inside, moving up the sushumna
through the crown of my head, and releasing streams of sweetness throughout my body. It seemed that my effort to focus drew a huge wave of grace.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts. USA
One day, a few weeks before the live audio stream of A Sweet Surprise
Satsang on January 1, I was sitting in front of my puja
, when I heard the chant Rama Raghava
. Though it was coming from within me, it seemed to emerge from the space around the puja
, as though it were permeating the very air around me, and was being lovingly offered as a gift. I was delighted—and wondered about the meaning of this experience.
Then, when I participated in A Sweet Surprise
Satsang and learned that we would be chanting Rama Raghava
with Gurumayi, I remembered this experience. It gave me the feeling that I had begun to receive Gurumayi’s Message in the form of the chant several weeks earlier. I felt very blessed.
Thank you, Gurumayi! Thank you for this invitation to continue to chant Rama Raghava
and to reflect on its meaning.
a Siddha Yogi from California