In 1990, I purchased some cassette tapes of bhajans.
At that time I was experiencing challenges at work, and I used to listen to the tapes during long drives in my car.
Though I did not know the meaning of the Sanskrit words, I found one particular bhajan
to be mesmerizing. I used to listen to it over and over—a feeling of love and devotion for the Lord arose in me whenever I heard it. What a wonderful surprise, after so many years, to find a translation of the verses of this bhajan
on the Siddha Yoga path website today!
Finding this bhajan
here is like meeting an old friend again. To me, this bhajan
expresses a student's devotion to his Guru in a very evocative and compelling way. As I reflect on that earlier challenging period in my life, so many years ago, I realize how Gurumayi's grace supported me and carried me through it.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
This has been a favorite bhajan
of mine since my childhood. I remember hearing it when I was four or five years old.
evokes the feeling of longing in me—the longing for the Sadguru. I’ve contemplated the words many times. Verse 4 is especially meaningful for me: “O Lord, you are the Master and I am your servant.” When I read this verse, I experience the space of humility, studentship, and unconditional love. I experience a great longing for the Guru, who is everywhere.
Thinking of myself as a servant gives me inner strength. I am a school teacher. Seeing myself as a servant of the Guru makes me better able to love and serve my students.
Thank you, Gurumayi, Baba ji, and Bade Baba ji.
a Siddha Yogi from Basamathnagar, India
The amazing poem evokes for me a strong feeling of connection to Gurumayi. May I learn to be the wick in my Guru’s lamp and experience such devotion constantly.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
I was looking at the website and came across this amazingly touching bhajan. The feeling it gave me was one of such love, tenderness, and perfection.
Gurumayi always amazes me with the power of her love, and her ability to keep me engaged with the Truth.
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA