Birthday Bliss 2014

Oh My Gurumayi

 
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This song and video allow me to connect directly to Shri Guru. My heart is filled again and again with gratitude, love, and respect.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for so much love, and for enabling me to feel it everywhere. Thank you for such a blissful month, year, and life. Your teachings take away my worries and put love back in my heart. My heart says, "Oh, my Gurumayi."

Happy Birthday Bliss!

a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India

Tears welled up from the deepest place in my being. I feel that everything sweet in my life is a gift of Gurumayi’s grace. She has not only protected me but has also revealed the deepest and dearest desires of my heart to me, gently and slowly, sweetly renewing my soul.

Oh my Gurumayi, my gratitude overflows!

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Thank you so much for this! This song was on a cassette tape called The Fire of My Love that I bought the first time I visited Shree Muktananda Ashram. Before I understood the power of chanting, the mantra, or the sound of the tamboura, it was this collection of songs that opened me to my love for Gurumayi.
 
Thank you so much for starting my day this way!

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

Listening to the song "Oh My Gurumayi" brought back very precious memories. Years ago, when my future husband and I were dating, I was practicing Siddha Yoga and he was not. One day he told me he wanted to make an adventure trip to a jungle in South America. I decided that I too would take an adventurous journey—to Gurudev Siddha Peeth, in India. Before we left, I gave him Baba's book Where Are You Going and a cassette tape of The Fire of My Love, with songs sung by Shambhavi Meg Christian.

After we had both returned from our journeys, I often heard him singing, "Oh my Guru, oh my Gurumayi." He now loved this song and had played it often during his challenging journey. It had given him comfort, especially in difficult times.

Not only was the Guru's protection with him, but it also opened his heart. A few months later he received the Guru's greatest gift of all: shaktipat initiation. And a few years after that, with Gurumayi's blessings, we got married. Ever since, with Gurumayi's guidance, we walk this divine path together and support each other in our sadhana.

a Siddha Yogi from Bussum, Netherlands

The other day, I was thinking about how wonderful it is that we can chant Baba's name during his birthday month and Bade Baba's name during the month of August. Then I thought of how great it would be to sing Gurumayi's name during this month of Birthday Bliss.
 
Today, when I visited the website, and heard this beautiful song, I experienced a response to the call within, telling me again that the heart sings Gurumayi's name whenever we remember her with love and devotion. Thank you for this sweet reminder. My heart feels light and free, like those clouds in the sky.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

I listened with gratitude and respect to this amazing expression of love for Gurumayi. Shambhavi’s beautiful voice touches my heart so tenderly. The changing images of hearts in the sky lifted me into heaven.

I am so grateful to all the many wonderful beings on this path for their devotion, their love, their striving, and their expressions of wonder at knowing and being guided by a Master—our beloved Gurumayi!

So much bliss! Thank you, Gurumayi! We are so blessed!

a Siddha Yogi from Starnberg, Germany

Watching this amazing short video brought me back to my early years on the Siddha Yoga path. I remember that I used to listen to this beautiful song to soothe my heart’s longing for Gurumayi's presence. I didn't know at that time, but this longing of my heart was just the prelude to the most amazing love story I could dream of.

This morning, as I visit the Siddha Yoga path website, I have this wonderful recognition that I belong to all that is there. The shares, the pictures, the song—all these are part of the countless blessings I receive from my Guru's world.

Thank you, beloved Gurumayi, for welcoming me into this beautiful world made of blissful love.

a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada

As I listened to this beautiful song and watched the heart-shaped images come and go, my heart melted and love pulsed in my entire being—so much love for Gurumayi, for myself, and for everyone. 

Thank you, Gurumayi, for showing me the way back to my heart and teaching me how to drink its nectar.

a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA

This video clip feels like the perfect trailer for the upcoming birthday celebration we’ve been invited to: Birthday Bliss—Anukampa. For me, the video evokes the meaning of this word, anukampa—benevolence, grace, and compassion. It also evokes longing in me, longing to see my Guru on her birthday and to be one with her every day.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

Such evocative and beautiful lyrics these are. I remember falling in love with this song many years ago. It evoked exactly how I felt about meeting the Guru—that eternal bond and the sense of arriving home at last. During this birthday season, it seems a perfect song to share with the world through the Siddha Yoga path website, as it expresses in such a lovely way the great purity and grace that is in our lives through the human birth of such a one.

Thank you, Shambhavi, for this melody of great love.

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA

I'm stunned! All I can think of right now is how Gurumayi is always with me—during the times I drifted away and the times I made an effort to come closer. Somehow, I knew deep down that Gurumayi is always here. She has never left me alone.

Today, my day started on a little low note, and I have been repeating the mantra silently since the morning. And now, after hearing this powerful song, I feel washed and drenched in bliss. I feel new! Blessed am I.

a Siddha Yogi from New Delhi, India

At work tonight, I was thinking about which virtue would be posted on the Siddha Yoga path website when I got home. The only thought that came to my mind was of Gurumayi. Then sure enough, when I got home and looked, here was this song by Shambhavi Christian that I’d first heard when I met Gurumayi and received shaktipat in 1989.

Thank you for such a beautiful song.

a Siddha Yogi from Iowa, USA

When I hear this beautiful song, I overflow with gratitude, saying, “Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving me the life that I honor daily. Without you, it would not have turned out this way."

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

This song, sung by Shambhavi Christian in her SYDA recording, "Fire of My Love," is one of my favorite Siddha Yoga songs. It always opens my heart and connects me with love for Gurumayi. I remember that someone shared this song with me back in 1989, when Gurumayi was in India and I was here in the United States, just beginning to explore the Siddha Yoga path. I played the song over and over while looking at a photograph of Gurumayi. My heart opened, and I knew I had found my heart's home.
 
When I received shaktipat initiation later that year, the teaching of Gurumayi that I held in my heart was, "Those who know me as I truly am know that I am with you. If you can just have faith in my love for you, you will attain everything.”

It is this love that sustains my sadhana, and in this month of Birthday Bliss, my heart says, "Thank you."

a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram 

Thank you for such a divinely beautiful song, with images of hearts in the sky. With all the exquisite gifts on the Siddha Yoga path website, I am in tears—tears of love, joy, and gratitude. 
 
I am so grateful to be on the Siddha Yoga path, to be able to attend the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Melbourne, and to have the company of the local and global sangham.
 
Happy Birthday, Gurumayi. Happy Birthday Bliss to all.

a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia

The heart-shaped clouds in this video remind me that my Guru's love is always with me. Physical distance between the Guru and disciple is really just an illusion. The Guru resides in the heart of the disciple, and as Siddha Yoga students we are always in the embrace of her love.

Thank you for reminding me of this.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

As I was watching this video and listening to the song, it reminded me of Gurumayi and how I have had experiences of her through meditation and contemplations, and how these have changed my life for the better.

In the song it says "dreams come true," which is true for me, because it has always been a dream of mine to receive teachings directly from Gurumayi, and I have received these while doing the Siddha Yoga practices. And they have shaped the way I look at the world.

a twelve-year-old Siddha Yogi from Minnesota, USA

Oh!! Just as I was longing to feel the presence of my beloved Guru, I decided to open the Siddha Yoga path website, and here is this beautiful piece expressing my heart's own cry.

As I watch the images of these shifting heart scenes through the interplay of cloud and light, I feel how the connection to the Guru is there—as vast as the sky, infinite in its expressions, and always enclosing me within its mystery and magic.

Thank you!

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

In the midst of the busy pace of my day, this video and song washed over me and I was filled with an immense calm. I felt myself breathing and melting into my heart. And remembering love.

a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA