What touching verses! As Baba's solar birthday approaches, I recognize that it will indeed be a celebration within. Baba has given birth to himself within me by awakening my inner power through shaktipat
. The sun has been rising within me ever since then, and it shines even brighter as I keep myself focused on the Siddha Yoga practices.
How can I ever repay the gift of his grace! My gratitude to Baba Muktananda, who shines in every Siddha Yogi's sweet smile. Happy Birthday, Baba! Infinite thanks for giving us Gurumayi as our Guru! My pranams
a Siddha Yogi from Dombivli, India
The longer I am on the Siddha Yoga path, the more the truth of Jnaneshwar's words sinks in on deeper and deeper levels.
Thank you for the opportunity to pause and reflect on these truths once more.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
When I read, "Salutations to you who are the sun in the darkness of worldly life," I realized that I am often able to take refuge in my heart when dark events occur in the world. I am able to remain steady, holding love and compassion and offering prayers for those who are affected. I am so grateful to Baba and Gurumayi for giving me the experience of my own inner sun!
a Siddha Yogi from Arizona, USA
This verse beautifully describes what Baba was and is for me, the "dawn of happiness," the one who gave me a new life filled with light. Jnaneshwar's words are so full of wisdom, beauty, and devotion to the Guru that many years ago I began a practice of reading several verses from Jnaneshwari
each night before I go to sleep. I'm just finishing my fourth complete reading, and now the verses are like old friends that I delight in seeing again and again. Each time I read them, they evoke the nectar of devotion to Shri Guru.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
This is a beautiful poetic verse from Jnaneshwar Maharaj. The analogy of the sun reminded me of how my beloved Guru has indeed removed the darkness of worldly life.
At times I’ve gone through difficult situations, but as I’ve contemplated and prayed to Gurumayi, grace not only illumined the truth of what was going on, but also reconnected me with the happiness I was yearning for.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India
from Baba Muktananda truly was the "dawn of happiness" for me. How amazing to discover that happiness doesn't depend on satisfying an endless succession of desires.
Through meditation enlivened by the Guru's grace, each day I am able to drink from an endless stream of inner joy, and that joy flows into my outer life as well.
Thank you, Baba ji, for your gift of lasting happiness and contentment.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA