Prayers and Blessings
Om Namah Shivaya
audio length: 5:15 minutes
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Twenty-one years ago, a friend kindly introduced me to Siddha Yoga and took me to meet Gurumayi. We chanted the beautiful namasankirtana
posted here that evening; it went straight to my heart and carried me away in a flood of love, bringing me the realization that what I had been looking for all my life was in my own heart. My daughter had been in a state of crisis, and she started doing better soon after this.
Now, in the midst of another crisis, I visited the “Prayers and Blessings II” section of the Siddha Yoga path website. As I clicked on this chant, not knowing it was the same one I encountered so many years ago, I find once again that the beautiful melody and the mantra speak powerfully both for
my heart and to
a Siddha Yogi from Colorado, USA
This evening, at the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Los Angeles, we chanted Om Namah Shivaya
, offering the chant, along with our prayers and blessings, for all beings throughout this world.
As the lead group of musicians chanted, we focused our attention on repeating each syllable of the mantra in unison, and uniting every inhalation and exhalation. As the chant progressed, the sense of unity and focus grew, and the power of the chant deepened. The response group chanted in unison as well. All of us were offering our best, immersed together in the power of the mantra. With each repetition, I felt blessings flowing to all beings in the world.
The meditation that followed the chant was pristine—the power of silence and stillness was immeasurably deep. The experience of the heart vibrated so powerfully within.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
I get absorbed within as I chant this sweet and tender version of the mantra Om Namah Shivaya
with Gurumayi. It is an amazing way to pray for myself, my family, and the whole world.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving me such a wonderful gift and for your grace in my life.
a Siddha Yogi from Yautepec, Mexico