I am sitting in a cafe in Oakland, California, and I’ve just read Baba's shaktipat experience on the Siddha Yoga path website. Initially, I thought I had read this experience many times in Baba's book Play of Consciousness, so I just read the first page. But after seeing it a second time before leaving the site, I decided to read it again. When I did, an amazing thing happened! It was as if I had never read these words before. I started to feel amazing waves of energy rising from the words on the screen, and for moments at a time, I found myself go into spontaneous meditation.
I am awed and humbled by the great gift of darshan I have just received through an unexpected medium like the Internet and a website. I am deeply grateful to Gurumayi, and also to the SYDA Foundation, for this experience and the many others I have received from this divine path.
a devotee from California, USA
Every time I’ve read Babaji’s divya diksha chapter in Play of Consciousness, I’ve found it new, as if I am reading for the first time. In the Divya Diksha Celebration Satsang, when the reading from chapter 10 started, I closed my eyes and saw the whole picture of Babaji’s diksha in front of my eyes. It is written so beautifully that it always takes me to that moment of divya diksha. I can see Bade Babaji, Babaji, and everything that happened there. It’s so wonderful, so blissful for me, being there in Babaji’s divya diksha moment.
Thereafter, I recalled my own shaktipat diksha moment. O! My dearest and nearest Gurumayi, I am feeling the great love, the unconditional love that filled my whole body, my whole existence, and my surroundings with love and love and love.
I love you, Gurumayi.
Thank you, Bade Babaji. Thank you, Babaji. Thank you, Shri Gurumayi, for giving me divya diksha.
a devotee from India
What a day it is: Baba’s Divya Diksha Day and Indian Independence Day! Sixty-five years have passed; however, even today when we read Baba’s initiation words they come so alive in the moment and remind us of our own shaktipat experience. These shakti-filled words make me so joy-filled and invoke a feeling of gratitude towards the Siddha Guru in my life—a feeling of surrender, of love and humility. Jai ho Baba! Thank you Gurumayi.
a devotee from New Delhi, India
As I read the twelve pages, in English, I had the experience of Baba describing his experience of his divine initiation to me, within my own heart. I feel so touched, so grateful. I am moved to see Baba’s experience available in seven languages for so many devotees around the world. Thank you for these twelve beautiful pages of script, Gurumayi, and for the grace of the heart.
a devotee from Perth, Western Australia
Respected Shri Gurumayi,
Thank you once again for the experience of Baba's Divya Diksha Day. I have read this passage many times in the book Play of Consciousness. Today once again, as I was reading it, I was experiencing myself in Baba’ s place and feeling the joy and peace of the most auspicious experience. May I learn to always remember these glorious experiences in my life and make it truly golden to honor Bade Baba and grace in our lives. May I learn to share this experience with everyone I meet in my life.
With love and gratitude,
a devotee from Florida, USA