Baba's Divya Diksha 2014

Morning and Evening Arati

The Nectar of Chanting, pp. 127-128.  ©1983 SYDA Foundation®. All rights reserved.

audio length: 7:15 minutes. ©1983 SYDA Foundation.

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What a joy it is to join the global sangham every morning to chant the Morning Arati with Gurumayi, to express my love and devotion to Bhagavan Nityananda and Baba Muktananda, and to be taken to the temple of my heart.
Thank you so much, Gurumayi, for this website of love. And deep gratitude to the sevites who make this possible every day.

a Siddha Yogi from Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Each time I sing the Arati, I can feel my heart full of love. I can feel a joyful connection with all the other hearts of the Siddha Yoga sangham. After chanting, I love to feel the strong presence of Baba and Bade Baba with me all day long.

With gratitude and love, thanks again and again.

a Siddha Yogi from Lamentin, Martinique

Thank you for transporting me to the Nityananda Temple at Shree Muktananda Ashram through the divine chanting of the Arati. As I close my eyes, I see myself walking the Silent Path from Atma Nidhi to the Nityananda Temple, passing the statue of Shri Hanuman, who reminds me to honor the dharma of silence. I see myself walking among the tall cedars, white oaks, and pines, the outstretched ferns, and the emerald-green moss.

Now, I am at the summit of the bridge of Lake Nityananda, the Temple is in sight, and my state of silence, deep and happy, is filled with anticipation of the Arati. Bade Baba and smiling sevites welcome me. I bow my head to Bade Baba's padukas and take my place to his right. I meditate for a few minutes. Then the harmonium announces the start of the chant. I rise, look into Bade Baba's eyes, and begin singing this outpouring of love known as the Arati.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for your sustaining grace. Thank you for the gift of remembrance and celebration in honor of Baba's Divya Diksha Day.

a Siddha Yogi from Georgia, USA

Thank you for this website, so filled with opportunities to share love with the global community. I've been away from home, feeling worried about certain events in my life, and every day my spirits lifted as I sang the Nityananda Arati. I sang it many times each day.

And then today—to be able to sing the Morning and Evening Arati with Gurumayi! I felt myself transported to the Temple, offering my love and devotion to Bhagavan Nityananda. Then suddenly, I experienced for the first time that I was chanting the Arati not just to Bhagavan Nityananda, but also to the Nityananda within. “The Guru is inside, the Guru is outside”—words that I had just read in the excerpt from Play of Consciousness.

Thank you a million times for this rich, nectarean website!

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

How divine to be able to participate in the Morning and Evening Arati in my home! What a full-bodied heart connection to the Guru!

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA