I have been appreciating how the example of Baba Muktananda has played a significant role in nurturing my own steadfastness in sadhana
. For me, Baba was the very embodiment of steadfastness. I think of him first as he roamed throughout India in search of God and Guru, then as the steadfast disciple of Bhagavan Nityananda, and finally as the supremely generous leader of his "Meditation Revolution."
I treasure the Guru’s shining example of steadfastness, both in my spiritual practices and in an extensive project that I have been working on for almost 20 years. No matter which apparent obstacles and setbacks appeared along the way, the example—and grace—of both Baba and Gurumayi have supported me to cultivate the virtue of steadfastness with trust and resoluteness. Their teachings have helped me appreciate the value of this virtue, and recognize its role as a vital ingredient in my spiritual life—one I could not do without.
a Siddha Yogi from Oregon, USA
This morning, as I was looking back at the twenty-six years of my life since meeting Gurumayi, I reflected on how I have felt constantly and patiently guided through the doorways of my heart. Again and again, Gurumayi has opened my heart and mind to fresh possibilities for my life, which continue to enrich and expand my vision and experience.
I see that, as a result, I have become steadfast in my faith and willingness to persevere. I have learned to be comfortable with a sense of innocence. For the feelings of newness and wonder, and for learning to appreciate endless possibilities, I am eternally grateful.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for being a living inspiration for the virtues.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA