Gurumayi's Message for 2014

Soundless

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After reading the definition of soundless, I became aware of a profound stillness in the heart center. I came to understand that stillness is an attainment that no thought or activity can disturb.

I am most grateful for this understanding and experience.

a Siddha Yogi from San Felipe, Mexico

Contemplating Gurumayi's teaching on "Soundless" provided the perfect way for my wife and me to honor our gratitude to Gurumayi as we celebrate our diamond (60th) wedding anniversary today.

Thank you, thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Guerilla Bay, Australia

Today I visited the Siddha Yoga path website and read the meaning of soundless. After reading it, a word came to my mind: spanda.  Then, I read relevant passages from Baba's book The Secret of the Siddhas, and immersed myself in a deep satsang.

a Siddha Yogi from Rosario, Argentina

Seeing the word soundless on the Siddha Yoga path website, I was immediately reminded of the experience I had viewing the sunrise photos that were posted on New Year's Day.
 
As each image of these exquisite sunrises from around the globe appeared on my computer screen, I felt that somebody was breathing these pictures into manifestation inside me. I was in a place of absolute potent silence that was ready to give birth to each moment.  
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for guiding us to such incredible states of awareness. I am humbled by your immense compassion. 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Last night I conducted a Siddha Yoga satsang at the San Quentin prison, as part of the seva I offer for the Siddha Yoga Prison Project. Since the men have no access to the Internet, I shared Gurumayi’s Message for 2014 with them.
 
As I shared the Message, I felt the power contained within these words, which shimmered with shakti as I spoke them out loud. Afterwards, as I held the words in my heart, I entered a space of profound silence.
 
As we came slowly out of meditation, the energy in the chapel was still and palpable. The men had no need to share anything as they were immersed in the experience of the Message. We were all held in a soft cocoon of Guru’s grace, beyond words. I realized the Message is charged with Gurumayi’s sankalpa for all of us to enter into the experience of it.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Gurumayi’s message for 2014 has deepened and refined my experience of AUM. I can now perceive it as composed of the first three vocal sounds: A, U, and M. Plus a fourth soundless sound, the primal "unstruck" sound which emanates from the silence at the end of the sacred syllable.
 
As a result, my listening awareness throughout the day is more expansive. I perceive the profound silence behind the words. Music, laughter, city and nature sounds, all give me the opportunity to follow the path of sound into the deep experience of the soundless sound.  And, at that very subtle moment, everything appears to me as sparkling pure and infinite.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this golden soundless gift.

a Siddha Yogi from Buenos Aires, Argentina

A few days ago, during meditation, I suddenly remembered a darshan I had with Gurumayi in Gurudev Siddha Peeth many years ago. I was standing in front of my Guru and as our eyes met, I entered into a huge, silent, timeless space. Although I could still see Gurumayi and feel my body standing, “I” was not present, there was no difference between us, there was no distance—only one, made of the same vibrant, all-pervasive soundless energy.

At the time, I enjoyed the moment immensely, but I did not grasp the vastness of the seed that had been sown. Today I am so thrilled to be reminded of that precious darshan and to be able to "decoct its rasa" at a much deeper level. As I study the Message, as I study the translation of Shri Guru Gita, as I read the words on the website that describe exactly what I experienced in that particular moment, I begin to understand what Gurumayi showed me that day: the real essence of the Guru.

a Siddha Yogi from Wortegem, Belgium

I spent the whole day yesterday trying to listen for the soundless sound. It was difficult because I heard sound constantly, both outside and inside. Before going to bed last night, I read the sharings and realized I had missed reading the definition.
 
While sitting for meditation this morning, I remembered the teaching soundless and started to listen for the soundless sound again. After a little while the word unstruck, which I had read in the definition, popped into my mind ever so gently, followed by an awareness of Om. I felt that was the unstruck sound, the soundless sound.
 
I realized I had often played with the soundless sound just by trying to listen for it. It is deep within my breath, in my footsteps, in the sound of music both soft and loud. It is in the sound of someone laughing or crying, in the sound of the train or radio. It is everywhere all the time. It seems to me like the veins and arteries in the body, connecting everything invisibly.

a Siddha Yogi from Egham, United Kingdom

Ever since Gurumayi gave the Message Abide in Silence some years ago, I have begun to tune into that quiet space. I particularly notice it during meditation when the silence becomes very significant in my attention. I also look for it during the day, especially since I participated in A Sweet Surprise 2014. As I copy the definiton of soundless into my journal, I listen for that silence.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this living message. Thanks to all who contribute to its unfolding.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

During my meditation this morning, I kept reflecting on soundless and the definition. Much stillness and silence filled my meditation today. As I reflected on my meditation, I recognized that the soundlessness that I experience each morning seems to form a vibrant connection to my inner Self, which lasts the whole day. As the day goes by, when I breathe, when I pause, when I think about Gurumayi, I slip back to the space of soundlessness that I experienced in my meditation. This reconnection always brings a smile to my face and a deep sense of gratitude for Gurumayi and the Siddha Yoga path. I am blessed.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

When I first read Gurumayi’s teaching, I was taken immediately to a place inside myself of pure peace. I felt as if I had been showered with the most magnificent balm. I felt like I was experiencing the power of the Guru’s state. What a blessing!

Thank you, Gurumayi, for your boundless generosity!

a Siddha Yogi from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Upon seeing the teaching "Soundless"—its golden letters so simply arrayed on a white background—my mind went to that sensation of pure awareness. I felt the safety, purity, and great freedom of this teaching. Then I was happy to realize there was more text.

What can be said when one is offered such a sublime teaching? The heart recognizes and delights in this beckoning toward one's original nature, this glorious invitation.

Thank you, dearest Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA

The soundless vibration is the one which has led my mind toward the heart. It is the vibration which I can feel between my two breaths. It is the vibration which makes me glad that I'm living.

a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia

This morning I was contemplating my habit of always wanting to listen to the sound of people talking on the radio. Only yesterday I was reading about how the invention of the radio saved many women from feelings of isolation as they worked in the home, and I realized that my mother was of that generation. In our home the radio was on from early morning until late at night. I finally understand where my attachment comes from.

And now, seeing the word soundless and its explanation is like a miracle that Gurumayi is creating in my life. How I love to be in that soundless space within! As I focus on that, I have faith that the attachment to outer sound will fade away and I will more and more enjoy the company of the inner bliss.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA