Remembering Mantra Japa

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As I watch this beautiful image, it is a blissful revelation to me that the sacred mantras given to us by the enlightened Gurus are in perfect harmony within and without. It tells me that, with our constant loving practice of mantra japa, there is a moment of mystical merging with the Absolute, and that my individuality will eventually dissolve and merge into the One.

My heart leaps with joy and gratitude.

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

It is a beautiful experience to see our Earth in the form of a rudraksha bead, rotating in space. It feels as if it is being turned, slowly and gently, by Gurumayi's fingers as she does japa.

Then, the warm golden light appears and the letters of the mantras begin to envelop our planet, gradually dissolving into it, until it becomes absolutely clear, like a pure crystal.

What an amazing visual manifestation of the transforming power of the mantra and the power of our unified intention and prayers.

Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

Thank you for this image and music. I picked up my japa mala and began to repeat the mantra. I felt a connection with Gurumayi, and it made my heart soar!

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

Thank you so much, Gurumayi. And thank you to all the sevites who have been involved in creating the various and wonderful things we've seen and participated with on the Siddha Yoga path website this year. It has been so profound for us to be together in the mantra and on the airwaves! Truly, our hearts are one.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

I love this video, as well as its message—Remembering Mantra Japa. The words and image struck me as a beautiful way to honor our dearest friend, the mantra, which has been our companion and gift throughout this amazing year, and of course during all of our sadhana. I am so grateful to Gurumayi for highlighting and teaching us to honor the precious practice of mantra japa. This poignant video beautifully illustrates how the power of the mantra moves ever more subtly into our being and awareness with continued practice, until finally, we merge into light. 
 
During meditation this morning, my focus on mantra japa was more focused and powerful than usual. Afterwards, I saw the website and smiled. I am so grateful for the practice of mantra japa. I love its simplicity, power, and practicality. I also appreciate the way it’s been woven into every celebration and event throughout the year, reinforcing and deepening our learning and practice. Beautifully done. Magnificent.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, and thank you, sevites. 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

As I watch this short video with the divine soundtrack, I am reminded of all the seva performed by many sevites over several years in the gardens of Gurudev Siddha Peeth, making it possible for sacred rudraksha trees to be growing there now.
 
After contemplating the rudraksha bead in the video, I am experiencing the So’ham mantra automatically and very strongly resonating in me. Such is the sacredness of the rudraksha.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

The rudraksha bead reminded me of the image of my brain that comes to me sometimes in meditation, along with the sense of the mantra physically coursing through my mind, uplifting my thoughts from my small self to the Self of all.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the bountiful support of the Siddha Yoga path website, and your constant, unconditional love and encouragement.

a Siddha Yogi from Southbourne, United Kingdom

I love this video, as well as its message—Remembering Mantra Japa. The words and image struck me as a beautiful way to honor our dearest friend, the mantra, which has been our companion and gift throughout this amazing year, and of course during all of our sadhana. I am so grateful to Gurumayi for highlighting and teaching us to honor the precious practice of mantra japa. This poignant video beautifully illustrates how the power of the mantra moves ever more subtly into our being and awareness with continued practice, until finally, we merge into light. 
 
During meditation this morning, my focus on mantra japa was more focused and powerful than usual. Afterwards, I saw the website and smiled. I am so grateful for the practice of mantra japa. I love its simplicity, power, and practicality. I also appreciate the way it’s been woven into every celebration and event throughout the year, reinforcing and deepening our learning and practice. Beautifully done. Magnificent.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, and thank you, sevites.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Through the support of the rudraksha, the mantra is revealed, and the form gives way to the formless.  Jai Gurumayi! Thank you for revealing That.

a Siddha Yogi from Connecticut, USA

I feel love and oneness watching the video and listening to the audio music. It is the same love and oneness that I experience when I repeat the mantra with focus and awareness.
 
Thank you for this experience. Thank you for your infinite love, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

When my computer screen opened to the rudraksha bead, waves of gratitude filled my heart. What an incredible year this has been, focusing on the most sacred mantra japa. It has been a true companion for my being, lifting and supporting me during my life every day. With every breath, I am reminded of the sacredness of my own being.
 
Thank you, thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

Looking at the rudraksha bead in this video, I see the Earth rotating on its axis. As we repeat the mantra, the Earth receives it and sends it back to us in a beautiful exchange of prayers and love.

a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram

So beautiful—the healing power of mantra japa. By practicing it more and more, I feel a shift in understanding and start to really believe that I am That, I am omnipresent, and God lives within me in all his greatness.
 
There is no greater gift I can give to the world than this state of being. So I practice again and again; it never stops: So’ham

a Siddha Yogi from Amsterdam, Netherlands

I am ever grateful for the mantra. As I watched this rudraksha bead morph and eventually dissolve into light, I flashed upon the journey inherent in mantra japa. As this year winds down, I can look back at a mala of sublime experiences—some during peak activities and some during moments of solitude—when the mantra transformed my mundane awareness into a greater awareness, providing me with an expanded and more integrated perspective. Oh, how fortunate I feel!
 
Thank you again and again ...and again!

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

What beautiful imagery set against such beautiful music. I watched this video in the midst of morning-after-Thanksgiving festivities with some family. As I became absorbed into the mala bead, my mind spontaneously started repeating mantra japa. I cannot remember being aware of this happening ever before so firmly within my being. I feel so blessed to have experienced the boon of spontaneous repetition of the mantra.
 
In the wake of Thanksgiving Day, thank you, Gurumayi. And thank you to all the sevites who brought this to fruition.

a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA

I am so grateful for mantra japa, slowly transforming my mind into a Golden Mind.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for the New Year's Message of Mantra Japa.

a Siddha Yogi New York, USA

What a beautiful, Shakti-filled, tangible depiction of how we are covering the world with Mantra Japa! 

a Siddha Yogi from Ancona, Italy

This reminder is so beautiful and thoughtful. At first it surprised me and then it made me very happy! Thank you very much

a Siddha Yogi from Sao Paulo, Brazil

As mantra japa dances on our tongues around the world 
so does my heart dance on the rudraksha globe
and my eyes turn within through the Guru's words.
The genuine beauty of the artwork touches me deeply
and my hands join together in salutations and thanks.
 
Namaste, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada

The rudraksha bead shown in the video makes me feel energetic. It looks like the beautiful Earth revolving around the sun, and everywhere there is happiness, love, affection, respect and unity.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for such a beautiful image.

a thirteen-year-old Siddha Yogi from Dombivli, India

Something in my heart kept reminding me over the past three or four days that I had forgotten something, but I was unable to find out what it was. After visiting the website, I found the answer. Yes, I was not constantly repeating the mantra as normally I do.
 
Thank you once again for reminding me.

a Siddha Yogi from Dombivali, India

How divine! I look at this beautiful image and practice mantra japa. Deep peace pervades me.

a Siddha Yogi from Bondi, Australia