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In Honor of Bhagavan Nityananda’s Lunar Punyatithi

Darshan of Bade Baba
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This posting reminds me of visiting Shree Muktananda Ashram with my family when I was a child, maybe six or seven. Each morning after reciting Shri Guru Gita in the hall, we would walk to Bhagavan Nityananda's Temple to sing Shiva Arati. I liked to sing Shiva Arati because there was always prasad afterward, a sweet treat for me—and a meditation motivation!
One morning, while sitting in meditation, while everyone else’s eyes were closed, I opened my eyes and stared at the murti of Bhagavan Nityananda. The tray of prasad was sitting at his feet. In a blissful vision I watched as Bhagavan Nityananda picked up each portion, nibbled a tiny bite, and then placed it back on the tray. Blessings (as my mother explained later)!

I felt and saw Bade Baba’s presence and spirit with us all. The vision came to me from my heart’s core and created such a deep love of our Guru. This experience has kept me believing that our Guru is always within us and around us.

California, United States

Hearing the sounds of the birds, I feel transported to the room in Ganeshpuri, India, where Bade Baba took mahasamadhi. I liked sitting in this room on past visits to Gurudev Siddha Peeth. I felt a very special, dense energy field; it was calm, quiet, soothing, and more—beyond any words. I am most grateful to have had this experience. Just thinking of it I feel a deep longing to be there, but even more, just to be with Bade Baba, to find God within, as he says.
It is so special to see Bade Baba moving. His expression is so loving, so tender, so vivid, so soft and gentle that I would love to be as close to him as only a little child could be. I wish that I might have Bade Baba at my side, in my heart, everywhere, and to be with him all the time.

Hindelang, Germany

Such amazing darshan of Bade Baba through these amazing photos and powerful teachings! They immediately fill me with bliss, and I feel infused with Bade Baba's divine presence. My heart is full of love and gratitude.

Florida, United States

I am grateful that these beautiful excerpts from Baba’s book, Bhagawan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri, have been posted on the Siddha Yoga path website. They reminded me strongly of the first time I went to the little town of Ganeshpuri to visit Bade Baba’s house and his Samadhi Shrine. This was in 1982 and I was very new to Siddha Yoga.

As I entered the room where Bade Baba had spent so much time sitting in that big chair giving darshan to his devotees, my breathing altered and I found myself spontaneously breathing in and out very deeply and rapidly. I felt exhilarated and everything came into sharp focus. I was in an altered state. I knew deep down that this was very beneficial and a sign of the awakened kundalini energy within me.

Ever since then I have always felt a very strong connection with Bade Baba.

Sydney, Australia