Celebrate Baba Muktananda's Birthday

Happy Birthday Baba!

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A few days ago in meditation, I saw Baba! I saw him very clearly, walking in bright light. As he walked by, I saw his face. He was smiling in good cheer. When I came out of meditation, I said, "I saw Baba!" I was very happy.

I began practicing Siddha Yoga right after Baba left his body, and I had always longed to meet him. I had faith that Baba was within, but to see him in meditation was an answer to my prayer. Later I discovered it was Baba's Lunar Birthday. I should have known. And now I've seen Baba again—in the video.

When it's the Guru's birthday, we are the ones who really get the gifts!

a Siddha Yogi from Georgia, USA

My heart has followed Gurumayi's invitation: "Come."

When I went onto the Siddha Yoga path website and saw the wonderful video, I was so moved. Full of love and gratitude, I sang the Invocation Mantras, Muktanandaya Gurave.

Throughout the day, my heart continued to remain in close contact with the presence of the Guru. Baba Muktananda gave me the opportunity to sing his name, to rejoice in his presence, to live a truly special life. Baba gave me my Guru. The Guru's compassion and generosity gave me a life full of miracles!

Thank you, Baba. Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Livorno, Italy

Happy Birthday, Baba.

As I was watching the video, the experience was love and gratitude for the opportunity I have had, and continue to have, to understand and practice the Siddha Yoga teachings.

Thank you, Baba, for this opportunity to live in a more conscious way.

a Siddha Yogi from Ro de Janeiro, Brazil

I am astounded. I am drawn into stillness and bliss. My physical eyes fall shut. Awareness turns deep within, continuing the experience of darshan that the video began. Gurumayi's powerful presence is with me. Baba's laugh is so close. Bade Baba's grace swirls all around and within.

Connected to the sangham, I pranam in gratitude.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Every time I sit down at my computer, the first thing I do is watch the short video clip on the occasion of Baba’s Lunar Birthday, and my heart instantly begins to overflow with deep love and gratitude—the fruits of performing puja. These feelings then flow into my offering of seva, and I want to give back in gratitude for the inconceivable inner wealth I've been given by following the Siddha Yoga path for the past forty years.

I thank you with all my heart, Bade Baba, Baba, and dearest Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yoga Swami

Thank you for this Birthday gift! Baba's laughter. Beloved Gurumayi happily welcoming us to the heart of nourishment—Bade Baba's resplendent Temple.

I feel that I am inside the Temple. What fragrance! And also outside—what a fresh breeze! And then, I look at the amazing moving clouds and I think, "Yes, today and every day, Baba is my sheltering sky."

a Siddha Yogi from Madrid, Spain

Very early in the morning on Baba's Lunar Birthday, looking at the special video on the website, I felt I had been literally invited by Gurumayi to "Come, come" with her to the Temple to honor Baba. As soon as Gurumayi concluded the video with a festive Sadgurunath Maharaj Ki Jay, I answered back aloud, "Yes, I am coming!"  I almost flew to the Siddha Yoga meditation center to chant Shri Guru Gita.

I love to chant Shri Guru Gita, and I especially enjoyed it on Baba’s Birthday, keeping my focus on the chant, thanking Baba, and once in a while taking a glimpse at his picture above the chair. All along, I felt Gurumayi and Bade Baba's presence as well as Baba’s. 

Today, I still feel much joy, and I want to thank Gurumayi for this special invitation.

Happy Birthday, Baba!

a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada

On Baba's Birthday, I was on a business trip away from home. Although I had nowhere to celebrate with others—there is not a Siddha Yoga meditation center or chanting and meditation group in the city that I was visiting—I went to the Siddha Yoga path website. And when I played the video, I felt so much excitement and gratitude because I remembered that, thanks to Gurumayi, we can celebrate Baba's Birthday from anywhere in the world through the Siddha Yoga path website.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving us the opportunity to receive darshan from you, from Baba, and from Bade Baba!

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Baba!

a Siddha Yogi from Toronto, Canada

Thank you for the most beautiful Baba's Birthday video. It contains so many glorious gifts!

During my second viewing, I became absorbed in Gurumayi’s chanting of Om Namah Shivaya as I watched the visuals flow by. This experience gave me a new appreciation of the power of mantra japa. Being absorbed in the sound changed my vision. I enjoyed and appreciated the images in a deeper way, and simultaneously witnessed them in a more detached way.

I’m going to practice mantra japa with new understanding from now on.

Thank you Gurumayi! Happy Birthday Baba!

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Opening the Siddha Yoga path website, I was invited to Shree Muktananda Ashram and Baba’s Birthday Celebration. In a split second I was there!

I felt such great love inside, and the world outside stopped. I was in a satsang with the Gurus! Listening to Baba’s laugh, I experienced my heart flying up to the sky.

What a great moment and a great honor. I will keep it in my heart forever. Thank you, Gurumayi and Baba, for the darshan and the Siddha Yoga path.

a Siddha Yogi from Hoersholm, Denmark

When I returned home from Baba's Celebration Satsang at the Siddha Yoga meditation center this evening, I felt such joy. I felt so connected to my heart and so refreshed in my lifetime goal to attain supreme bliss, supreme happiness.

Once home, I decided to go straight to the Siddha Yoga path website. How sweet, how serene, and how tender it was to see Gurumayi gesturing so gently, so kindly, to come closer and closer. It resonated for me as, "Yes, come inside, closer. Closer to me, closer to God." It was such a perfect continuation of Baba’s Birthday Celebration, reminding me to be in my heart, to be with God, to stay connected within and celebrate from there.

Happy Birthday, Baba!

a Siddha Yogi from Toronto, Canada

Happy Birthday Baba!

As I watched Gurumayi invite us all to come into the celebration and saw Baba laughing so joyously as we came, I was immediately drawn to the still, quiet place inside my being.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for your indescribable love. Thank you for guiding us all to stay in the constant awareness of the Self.

a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA

Happy Birthday, Baba! Over the years my life has become enriched and beautiful because of you. Although I only met you once, that memory has sustained me through so many life events, and I will always have the deepest gratitude.

Happy Baba's Birthday to all of us! How fortunate we are to be able to share with one another, through this amazing website, the great blessings of the Siddha Yoga path.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

Oh what a joy to come to the website this morning! How beautiful to receive Gurumayi's personal welcome. How divine to share Baba's birthday in this way with the whole global sangham.

Thank you, Baba, for guiding me, for your constant blessings showering down. Thank you for giving us our beloved Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Happy Birthday, Baba!

Today I celebrate sweet remembrance. I look out my window and see the shimmering light on the fresh new tree leaves, dancing with the wind, and my heart is touched by Baba's boundless love, eternal guidance, and blessings.

I search for words to express my deep love and gratitude for Baba, Gurumayi, and the Siddha Yoga path.

Thank you for your darshan, thank you for your teachings, thank you for lighting up my life with your love. Thank you for holding me in your heart. You are in my heart.

a Siddha Yogi from Dublin, Ireland

Happy Birthday Baba! What a joyous delight to go to the Siddha Yoga path website and find this exquisite pilgrimage awaiting us in honor of Baba's Lunar Birthday 2013!

To be invited to come and join with Gurumayi in wishing Baba a happy birthday is such a precious gift. Thank you, Gurumayi.

Entering Shree Muktananda Ashram through this medium, I am swimming in the ocean of the Siddhas' grace. I have entered my heart and feel the bliss and stillness of the Supreme Self, and the bliss, joy, and love of Baba and Gurumayi.

Thanks a million!

a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia

Happy Baba's Birthday! What an incredibly blessed gift Gurumayi has given the world. The celebration of the birth of a Siddha, in the company of a Siddha, and the company of seekers everywhere here on the website is a momentous occasion.

I am so grateful to be walking the Siddha Yoga path, where every day is a golden day. Thank you with all my heart.

a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram

Exquisite darshan and visit to Shree Muktananda Ashram contained in so many layers of blissful moments, condensed into a three minute video!

Thank you for everything! All of it. Baba's laugh, Bade Baba from daylight to darkness, and Gurumayi’s beautiful welcome to the heart and essence of the Guru's love. All of it was communicated perfectly. Thank you.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA