I read this powerful verse before meditation today. First I recited the Sanskrit verse three times; then I memorized the English translation and repeated the words silently as I entered meditation.
As I said the words again and again, I felt myself being drawn deeper and deeper into “the middle of the lotus of the Heart.” After some time, I became aware of the great Self breathing my breath and the breath of creation. I experienced the inner Witness, observing the play of this world.
Later in the day, when I faced a challenging situation, I remembered my meditation experience and began silently repeating the verse once again. Doing this brought a sense of perspective and a harmonious resolution to the situation.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for making the wisdom of these ancient teachings available to us through the Siddha Yoga path website.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
I am so grateful for this verse. After a recent surgery, I have been experiencing physical pain and not able to do as much as usual. This verse reminds me that I am not the doer, and that being is enough.
Earlier in the day during a respite from the pain, I found myself spontaneously bathing in the freedom found in the space between the breath—and then I found this verse on the website!
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your ever-present grace and unwavering love.
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA
As I read this verse, I experienced gratitude for the continuous cycle of God bestowing and receiving the breath. And then I experienced gratitude for the other cycles of life—the cycle of water circulating in nature, the blood circulating in the human body, the extension and release of the muscles when we walk, and even the movement of the stars in space.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
This verse helps me to remember God and to feel God inside of me, as the source and cause of my breathing and my life.
Reading the verse also reminds me that the Lord meant for me to be here and has good reason for having me be here. What a blessing to be made aware of that! May I fulfill my divine purpose!
a Siddha Yogi from Georgia, USA
This is a meditative verse for me. While I was reading it, my breathing became slow. I enjoyed the sweet and calm sound of my breath for a while.
After meditation I read the verse again, and I was inspired to focus my attention on the breath and rejoice in it anytime, anywhere.
a Siddha Yogi from Dombivli, India
Reading this ancient wisdom is a remarkable gift. I feel awe at the idea that with every breath I take, I am experiencing the life-sustaining power of the Self, thousands of times every day and every night. And I feel both honored and comforted by this affirmation that the Supreme Self is supporting my very existence in this way. This verse provides me with a new approach to understanding that I am never separate from the Self, never distant from the divine.
a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA
I am so grateful for these teachings about the power of my breath. The verses are a wonderful reminder to be aware of my breath and to listen to its sound. Reading these verses reconnects me to the source of life. So simple, fundamental, and powerful!
I am so fortunate to have Gurumayi’s guidance in my life. Thank you, Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from Reggio Emilia, Italy
What an uplifting verse! After reading it several times, I felt as if my breath were arising inside my heart and slowly permeating my entire body from the center outwards. Whatever tension I had been holding in my body just melted away under a wave of warm love. I felt my heart expand beyond the boundaries of my body and radiate outwards, transcending the limitations of my feelings and thoughts.
I am grateful that this powerful scriptural verse has been posted!
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA