Recognizing Divinity

An Account of a Siddha Yoga Chanting Satsang
with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Shree Muktananda Ashram
July 4, 2015

By Shivani Cooper and Purnima Siew

Part V

Click here to read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part VI and Part VII

Participants responded in a syncopated chorus. Gurumayi prompted with “That is…” and one at a time, someone called out an adjective.

That is…
fantastic.

That is…
neat.

That is…
wonderful.

That is…
wondrous.

That is…
magical.

That is…
perfect.

That is…
amazing.

That is…
good.

That is…
interesting.

That is…
sweet.

That is…
so cool!

That is…
lovely.

That is…
exquisite.

That is…
radiant.

That is…
schön.

That is…
joyous.

That is…
blissful.

That is…
graceful.

That is…
over the moon.

That is…
sublime.

That is…
sensational.

That is…
excellent.

That is…
abundant.

That is…
astounding.

That is…
divine.

That is…
merveilleux.

That is…
blissful.

That is…
gracious.

That is…
superb.

That is…
increíble.

That is…
fantabulous.

That is…
bahut sundar.
 

Hearing these Hindi words, Gurumayi said, with a big smile, “Bahut sundar. Bahut sundar. So we have come full circle. The young child said she feels beautiful all the time, and bahut sundar means “very beautiful.” We went from feeling beautiful to now feeling very beautiful.”

Gurumayi looked at the children and said, “Thank you.” Gurumayi looked at all the adults and said, “Thank you all. Thank you for creating this beautiful gift of recognition. And I want you to know that it’s a gift for you. And for all those who didn’t say your adjective out loud, I’m sure you thought of a word, and that’s a gift for you.

“Thank you all for visiting Shree Muktananda Ashram to offer seva. I want to acknowledge that the parents have done a great job raising and educating your children to participate in the satsang 100 percent. What a great Siddha Yoga legacy!”

Gurumayi invited Swami Ishwarananda to thank all the young sevites who had supported the satsang by carrying the microphones. Swami ji stood up and respectfully acknowledged these young sevites and all the other sevites who had contributed to the Siddha Yoga chanting satsang—from setting up the hall, to inviting the participants, to everything that goes into putting on a beautiful satsang. Swami ji ensured that every one of the sevites felt included and appreciated.

 

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