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Siddha Yoga Satsang with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
In honor of Indian New Year — Part I

Friday, October 24, 2014

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There is so much I could say addressing all the different forms of beauty contained in these images. What stands out most for me, though, is the love and radiance of Bhagavan Nityananda in his Temple. When I first saw him, I laughed in delight and the words bounded spontaneously from my heart and mouth: "Hello, beloved Bhagavan!"

I find myself very touched by the sweetly hand-painted clay lamps, and captivated by the placement of the flower arrangements and pujas. And I appreciate how the photographer took care to closely examine these from different perspectives. These aesthetically exquisite, intentionally placed offerings embody the love of the devotees. It's as if Lakshmi herself is manifesting through their wonderful art—not only to adorn Bhagavan, but also to express his radiant love that shines forth to greet and envelop us all!

California, USA

Looking at the pictures from Shree Muktananda Ashram, I am transported back to the time I lived there, to the stillness and joy and bliss of that experience. And to have Gurumayi's darshan in this way today moves my heart with a mixture of deep longing and contentment. Every flower and drop of dew and smiling face reminds me and instantly reconnects me to both the place and the feeling of the place.

Georgia, USA

This photo gallery is exquisite! In viewing each image in succession, I experience a beautiful story in visuals, portraying the different colors and rasas of a truly divine occasion.

It is glorious to relive an event that I participated in and to deepen my own experience through viewing various perspectives of what took place. Seeing it on the Siddha Yoga path website, it is as if the event now exists in a new form that includes all who seek to be a part of it.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for the prasad of your darshan through these images.

Shree Muktananda Ashram

I can tangibly feel both the inner and outer light that emerges from these images. Thank you for transporting me to Shree Muktananda Ashram during this celebration through these images, and for giving me the chance to experience what is clearly another wondrous celebration in Shree Muktananda Ashram with our dear Gurumayi.

California, USA

As I view these photos again and again, my smile gets bigger and bigger. It feels to me as if Gurumayi is welcoming us all to a new beginning which is pure bliss.
Just a week ago I returned home from offering seva at Gurudev Siddha Peeth. When I was leaving the Ashram, the celebration of Deepavali had just started. It was hard to leave, but I wanted to celebrate Deepavali with my family.
Then, when I saw these photos of the celebrations in Shree Muktananda Ashram, I felt that I was simultaneously in Shree Muktananda Ashram with Gurumayi and in Gurudev Siddha Peeth with all the Siddha Yogis celebrating there. I feel that all the people in the photographs, all the people at Gurudev Siddha Peeth, and all the Siddha Yogis everywhere are my family. We are all connected!
Thank you, Gurumayi. I love you.

Gandhinagar, India

A new beginning.
Always your love follows me
Fills me.
I have found my home.

Oregon, USA

Thank you for this wonderful slideshow of the satsang with Gurumayi in honor of the Indian New Year. To watch these photos now represents for me a moment of intense and loving darshan with the Guru. The sight of these slides recalls and re-invigorates for me the deep and powerful Intensive energy.
Thank you again and Happy New Year!

Saint Victor la Coste, France

From one divine celebration to the next divine celebration—there is so much joy, happiness, abundance, and wisdom on this path of Siddha Yoga! Just by seeing the images, I feel empowered to walk this amazing path with lightheartedness and sweet focus.

Cologne, Germany