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Love in Action

A Talk by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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This talk by Gurumayi is a sublime and inspiring reminder for me that love is always present. Gurumayi's description of "what disturbs the outer layer of love" prompted an insight in me about a practice I want to implement. Every time I catch my mind caught in distracting thoughts, I can remember to come back to the breath and to the space of love.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this teaching.

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

I am so grateful for the gift of being able to go to the website and read and reread Gurumayi’s teachings. To feel my heart throb with love when I fold the clothes, make the beds, sweep the floor, prepare meals for my family, listen to our children. To live constantly in love—this is my heart’s desire. 

a Siddha Yogi from Busselton, Australia

I have been reflecting on Gurumayi’s teaching in her talk Love in Action about how "the fountain of love is always fresh…love never stagnates.” This happily brings me back to Gurumayi’s Message for 2016, and gives me another beautiful way to visualize the constant movement of the awakened Shakti, the pulsating spanda. And it gives me a new insight into why it is so important for me to keep moving in my Siddha Yoga sadhana—so that I can align myself with the constant subtle movement of Consciousness.

With a grateful heart I offer pranam to you, Shri Gurumayi.

a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram

When I read Gurumayi's talk Love in Action, I felt so connected to her. So much of what she said in her talk corresponds with the issues and questions that have come up for me recently. I felt as if she were answering them directly!

a Siddha Yogi from Madrid, Spain

I have decided to practice Gurumayi’s teachings about sharing what we have learned with others even if we feel we are still only learning. So far, I have noticed that whenever I have shared my learning with my fellow gurukula students, I have become clearer and have gone deeper in my understanding. So I have decided to continue to do this great practice! Learning and sharing. Sharing and learning. Thank you, Gurumayi ji, for your constant guidance.
 

a Gurukula student in Gurudev Siddha Peeth

I am grateful to Gurumayi for bringing my awareness to how I hide behind the concept "I am still learning," and for reminding me about the important and charitable act of sharing my experience instead. 
 
Thank you for your love, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India

After reading Gurumayi's talk Love in Action, I felt so grateful, peaceful, and blessed! I was full of wonder at having received these teachings at exactly the right time. Every word seemed to have meaning for me and reveal new understandings.
 
Thank you very much, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Buenos Aires, Argentina

I am so delighted to receive these teachings from Gurumayi. I attended the livestream broadcast at the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Johannesburg. However, due to technical difficulties, we only were able to join the broadcast toward the end. We chanted Rama Raghava while we waited, and we were overjoyed to hear Gurumayi’s voice at the end of her talk!
 
We all had great longing to be connected and to receive Gurumayi’s teachings in their entirety. When I saw Gurumayi’s talk on the Siddha Yoga path website, I felt that Gurumayi had heard our prayers! I am filled with delight, love, and gratitude!

a Siddha Yogi from Johannesburg, South Africa

While reading Gurumayi's talk on Love in Action, I felt that Gurumayi was speaking to me personally. Each and every word was answering all of my questions. In this way, I experienced the presence of the Guru as being with me. Now all I have to do is to trust and follow the path shown by our beloved Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Valsad, India

As the words of Gurumayi's talk washed over my heart, mind, and emotions, I experienced the Guru's teachings as the panacea to all sorrow and conflict. I was struck by how deceptively simple the Guru’s teachings are, yet how deeply profound. As I read these words over and over, I searched for that place of strength within myself. I realized that dipping inside to immerse myself in the bliss of the madhya, allows me to fully see and experience the treasure that is Life and drink the nectar that is Love and connect with my fellow human beings. Reading this talk has renewed my dedication to meditation. I am inspired to make a special offering of dakshina in gratitude for this life transforming talk. Thank you!

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

I am so grateful for this opportunity to read Gurumayi's scintillating and inspiring talk, Love in Action. After participating in the satsang, I wrote down what I'd remembered—precious words, but fragments only.
 
It is a great gift to be given the whole talk once again. I have been reviewing the points I remembered and receiving guidance from my Guru that had slipped right by me the first time. I am re-reading it several times a day now.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA

These words from Gurumayi are like a divine gift, and I am so grateful for them. Everything I need to understand, practice, and be is within these words about Love in Action. Thank you very much, Gurumayi, for your compassion and generosity.

a Siddha Yogi from Champs sur Marne, France

Earlier today I had an uncomfortable incident that has been in my thoughts ever since—I reacted poorly to someone’s actions. The Love in Action talk pinpointed my experience exactly. Thank you for these teachings, as I now know how to react with more love next time.
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

I very much appreciate being able to see and read Gurumayi's teachings on love on the website. It has given me time to take them in again and again. 
 
These words of Gurumayi’s especially stood out for me: “The great question is: How do we share our love? The great answer is: It is up to us.”
 
I am often wondering about how to best serve a situation or how to give love to a person. In reading Gurumayi's “great answer,” I realized that if it is up to me to decide how to share my love, then I can let my mind and heart roam creatively. I am excited to see where this renewed sense of responsibility will lead me!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Summer Hill, Australia

When I share from deep inside my heart and I offer it to God, then life becomes an offering to God. Sharing my love is like connecting to God within and allowing Him to expand into the world around me.

a Siddha Yogi from Barcelona, Spain

Throughout today, after reading Gurumayi’s talk, Love in Action, I have found myself full of love for everyone and everything around me—people walking, running, biking, driving in cars, squirrels in trees, hawks flying overhead, trees bowing to the wind.
 
It is as if the words from the talk entered deep within, allowing the magnificent, magical, inner song of love to sing in every cell of my being. What joy!

a Siddha Yogi from Missouri, USA

These words of Gurumayi’s speak directly to my own situation in this moment, guiding me to new understanding.
 
Now, rather than wondering if someone loves me, I see that love is there in me and in each person. And so, I will place my focus on the love that is vibrating within and without.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Madrid, Spain

Gurumayi’s talk was a beautiful reminder of love and acting with love. Sometimes I get entangled with troublesome thoughts, but with every reminder, I am able to reconnect with the love that is always present, and I feel joy and peace once again.
 
Thank you!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Texas, USA

I especially appreciated Gurumayi's reminder to share our insights and experiences. As a new seeker, I am often in awe of my friends who have been following the Siddha Yoga path for so many years. Sometimes I feel that what I have to say is not worth sharing because it is not based on years of studying the teachings. But Gurumayi reminds me that what I bring to the discussion may be a fresh way of understanding or interpreting a lesson or teaching. 
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving me a new way to look at my interactions with my fellow Siddha Yogis.

a Siddha Yogi from Missouri, USA

What a gift! I feel the Guru has clearly shown me, in one brief lesson, how to achieve great strength and overcome feelings of unworthiness.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

Reading this talk, I felt Gurumayi was speaking directly to me. I understand that love is ever present, and I must share that understanding with those who share my life.
 
Thank you so much for the wonderful gift of this talk.

a Siddha Yogi from Lampeter, United Kingdom

Gurumayi's talk Love in Action has helped me to shift my perspective. It is such a wonderful reminder of how close love always is. Through the grace of Gurumayi, and through the Siddha Yoga teachings, I do experience that love is overflowing in my life when I enter my Heart.

Thank Gurumayi. I am so grateful for this gift. Happy Heart day, every day.

a Siddha Yogi from Oregon, USA

While reading Gurumayi’s talk, I was especially touched by her words, "When there is a strong wind, think about what survives” and “When there is a strong emotion, who survives?" Reflecting on this, I realize that I am able to love myself unconditionally and consistently no matter what I have faced. Love is my essential nature, and I am worthy of receiving love too!

Thank you Gurumayi, for guiding me in exactly the way that I need. I will surely make the effort to perform all of my tasks, for myself and for others, as lovingly as possible.

a Siddha Yogi from Dombivli, India

As I read Gurumayi’s words, I feel myself connect with the love that is humming within me and around me. I remember – of course! This divine feeling is always here. It is Truth. It is constant, and it is perfectly who I am. I resolve to immerse myself in this experience again and again, to deepen the pathways there, so that love is my primary experience no matter what.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Hampton, Australia

What an extraordinary gift Gurumayi has given us. To remember that love is always accessible inside makes me feel loved and appreciated by God.
 
Thank you Gurumayi, for your precious and everlasting words.

a Siddha Yogi from Rome, Italy