A Letter in Honor of Bhagavan Nityananda's Punyatithi and
Baba's Divya Diksha
As I sing the Nityananda Arati with the audio on the website, I feel immense love for Bade Baba and I automatically start dancing. I feel as if I am his small child and he is playing with all of us. This feeling and experience of love keeps me very happy throughout the day, and I enjoy every activity that I do with great love and enthusiasm.
Thank you, Bade Baba, for your love and blessing.
a devotee from Nasik, India
With each passing year of walking the Siddha Yoga path, I get a deeper appreciation of Baba Muktananda’s and Gurumayi’s immense love, respect, admiration, gratitude, and reverence for the Guru. Through all that they share with us, they teach us how we can go deeper into those same feelings and experiences.
In this month of August, I look forward to and am grateful for having the support of the Siddha Yoga practices and teachings as I participate in the satsangs
and celebrations at the local Siddha Yoga meditation center, and as I visit the Siddha Yoga Path website.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for these opportunities to deepen my own love, respect, admiration, gratitude, and reverence for the Siddha Yoga Gurus.
a devotee from Florida, USA
Looking at the homepage of the website, I am so inspired by the wealth of material we've been given to explore. Yesterday, I revisited Gurumayi's exquisite poem, "A Temple without Form." Reading this poem in the light of Bade Baba's teaching, "Be calm—I am everywhere," I experienced the glory of Gurumayi’s words anew. Throughout the day, I kept catching unexpected glimpses of the presence of grace and beauty. I felt surrounded by the Guru's love.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for showering us with so many ways to experience Bade Baba's presence and to enter the heart.
a devotee from Wisconsin, USA
Thank you for all the wonderful ways on the Siddha Yoga path website that we can enhance our practices. For the last several years, it has been difficult for me to sit comfortably for meditation. Today, I listened to the Dharana in Honor of Bhagavan Nityananda's Punyatithi. I visualized Bade Baba and sat in his presence. My body was totally comfortable, and I experienced deep meditation. I feel very grateful.
a devotee from Hawaii, USA
As I practice the Dharana in Honor of Bhagavan Nityananda's Punyatithi and walk the path to Shri Bhagavan Nityananda's abode, the first thing I notice is that there is so much bright, warm, soothing light.
The next thing I realize is that I am approaching the sanctity of my very own heart, the one, all-pervasive, eternal place of perfect peace, supreme bliss, and unconditional love. In this place, which I can always enter, lives perfect contentment. Here I feel grounded, light, and safe.
As I perform the Nityananda Arati, I rejoice in my great good fortune of being eternally connected to the Siddha Yoga mission, vision, and lineage of Gurus.
Thank you with all my heart, my beloved Shri Gurumayi, for leading us in the worship of Shri Bhagavan Nityananda.
a devotee from California, USA
"Shri Gurudev is here. He is as alive today as he was when he was in his physical body." Reading Swami Shantananda's letter and this quote from Baba, I find myself moving into Bade Baba's presence. The particular rasa that his divine form evokes in my heart arises. I savor this feeling of expansive love.
As I read that the most auspicious day of Baba's life was the day he received shaktipat diksha, I remember my own shaktipat experience—the most auspicious day of my life. I stand in that moment again. Once again I am gazing into Gurumayi's eyes, and I am waking up to an ancient and powerful love, recognizing that it has always been there inside me.
Thank you, Bade Baba; thank you, Baba; thank you, Gurumayi, for this immeasurable gift of shaktipat diksha.
And thank you, Swami Shantananda, for leading me, through your letter, to the practice of remembrance, smarana.
a devotee from Melbourne, Australia
Having just witnessed the Maha Abhishek Puja of Bhagavan Nityananda, each scenario is still so fresh in my mind and heart. Now the celebration of Bade Baba's Punyatithi has begun. I can feel myself gliding with the abundant grace from the Maha Abhishek Puja into the new events.
Yesterday, I read the chapter on Bade Baba's punyatithi in Baba’s book Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri. I felt the shakti as so strong and vibrating that I mentally pranamed to his image, which is so vivid on my computer screen. I glided into meditation, holding his image in my heart. My heart is filled with gratitude for these great gifts via the website.
a devotee from Nairobi, Kenya
I was so excited, first thing this morning, to read Swami Shantananda's letter introducing the dual focus for the month of August. It is such a blessing to be able to log onto the website every day and receive the steady stream of teachings, wisdom, and opportunities to study that flow from the screen.
Having a theme to concentrate on and contemplate for each month of this summer has enabled me to approach each new day—with all of the challenges and rewards that it may contain—with a greater sense of purpose and inspiration. Through my commitment to regularly visit the website and incorporate its teachings and focus into my daily practice, I have gained an ever-increasing recognition and appreciation of my own ability to change and grow.
I look forward to immersing myself in the light and examples of Bade Baba and Baba's lives all throughout August. What an amazing gift!
a devotee from Florida, USA
The river of grace that flows through the Siddha Yoga lineage is abundant and eternal. It is ever vibrant, full of blessings and life-transforming teachings.
After the magnificent month of Gurupurnima, we are now entering the auspicious month of August, during which we will be receiving blessings and celebrating both Babe Baba and Baba Muktananda. In my heart, I pray that I can always recognize the grace of the Siddha Masters that reveals our own true nature, our own true value, and our own true love.
I thank Gurumayi for this amazing website.
a devotee from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil