Gurumayi Chidvilasananda’s Darshan and Wisdom

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My mother taught me to pray when I was a very young child. That is the greatest gift she could have given me. For me, prayer is the most important thing to do in order to create a good day. And now, Gurumayi affirms the power of this gift in her teaching, "Prayer is a magnet that draws the presence of God."
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this reminder of the importance of praying for my family, friends, the world, and myself.

a Siddha Yogi from Yautepec, Mexico

Reading this teaching, I remembered chanting the divine name with Gurumayi. The chanting took me to previously unknown lands of ethereal beauty and serenity where love flowed and connected me to bliss. I shed tears of happiness that seemed to wash away fears and melancholy. A feeling of completeness grew within me.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Lucknow, India

I am so grateful to read these words from Gurumayi. They describe my experience of prayer so well and reassure me that the connection I experience with God when I pray is very real and not something I am imagining! Gurumayi's teaching also encourages me to continue in my practice of prayer, which I can do at any time wherever I may be.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Gurumayi’s words remind me of my experience just last evening. During the last golden rays of sunlight, I took my dog for a walk around the neighborhood. I listened to a recording of Baba reciting Shri Guru Gita as we walked—farther than I had intended—looking at the trees and the end of the day's sky. When we returned home, I sat down in a state of complete contentment and listened to the rest of Shri Guru Gita.

a Siddha Yogi from Ajijic, Mexico

I was taught as a child to be modest and not claim, “I am great.” But Gurumayi’s teaching encourages me to experience my true greatness,   “invoking the presence of great virtues within…" As I look at Gurumayi’s picture with the leopard cub, one virtue I can think of is strength of heart, which allows me to understand and overcome the "wilder" aspects of myself—those ego-driven aspects that, when not “tamed,” could be harmful to myself and others.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this healing and transformational guidance.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Tears came to my eyes as I read "O Lord, reveal yourself in this person..." It was a reminder to me that God is in everyone, not just in the people I like or find pleasing to be around, but equally in the people whom I find difficult or challenging. May these words be ever in my awareness!
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the teaching in this beautiful prayer.

a Siddha Yogi from Missouri, USA

Each time I visit this exquisite page and click on one of the inspiring photos of Gurumayi, I have the very experience that she describes in this quote.
 
I experience the shakti enlivened within my body, which reminds me of Shri Guru who bestowed the gift of shaktipat disksha on me. In those moments, I know that Gurumayi is with me. It is tangible.
 
Gurumayi, I am so grateful for your presence in my life.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

I love the wisdom of Gurumayi’s teaching about the Guru Principle. I feel that this is the main teaching that I will be joyfully learning about and engaging with for the rest of my life. For me, understanding the Guru Principle is something I long for—not only an intellectual understanding, but a deeper understanding, all levels and at all times.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

I have been away from home, working with a group of clients with diverse needs. I was not feeling totally at ease. Then, when I read these words of Gurumayi, my fear melted away, I experienced the love inside, and everything flowed in my work with my clients!

I am so grateful to Gurumayi for making her darshan available through the Siddha Yoga path website 24/7.

Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

While having Gurumayi’s darshan with this photo, I immediately experienced Gurumayi recognizing my greatness in such a way that I simultaneously experienced it. I experienced the greatness of the Self in her and in myself. I feel it is Gurumayi’s grace, love, and compassion that make that vision of greatness possible. May I in turn see that greatness in all others and in creation.
 
 I am immensely grateful and awed. Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA