On the 15th of May, 2016, during the chanting saptah
at Gurudev Siddha Peeth, I experienced the presence of Baba Muktananda. During the saptah
, every 50 minutes, a new team of musicians entered Hridayadeep Hall, and in their enthusiasm I felt the flow of Baba’s shakti
in celebration of Baba's 108th Lunar Birthday began with the Siddha Yoga swamis reciting the Ganapati Atharvashirsha
mantras. In one melodious voice they invoked profound blessings for this most auspicious day. My heart was bathed in the beauty and power of the mantras. The Siddha Yoga swamis, standing together in their bright orange robes, held great presence, and I felt a palpable strength emanating from their many years of sadhana
and dedicated service to Baba and Gurumayi.
Baba's presence was all-encompassing, scintillating in the vibrant stillness summoned by the swamis’ recitation of these mantras. This was a perfect inauguration of a magnificent satsang
celebrating Baba Muktananda's compassionate vision!
What a glorious day this was. The blessings of this golden celebration of our beloved Baba now continue. A gentle rain falls upon Shree Muktananda Ashram and the bright orange mid-spring sun has melted into an ink blue night sky.
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Baba!
Shree Muktananda Ashram
"Guru and shishya ek!"
I see Baba dancing ecstatically.
My heart swells open.
Tears roll down my cheeks.
I go into meditation.
No matter the distance
My Guru and I are really one!.
Such tenderness… such love… such peace.
Thank you, Baba! Thank you, Gurumayi! And thank you, Swami ji, for sharing such an intimate encounter with Baba. This deeply nourishes my sadhana
I wept in joy, gratitude, and recognition as I read these shares from the satsang
. I read Baba's loving command to Swami Indirananda as his same command to me—to fully realize that “The Guru and disciple are one!”
I feel Baba is with me when I study his words. I feel Baba fully present when I invoke his name in the midst of my day at work. I feel him with me as I study Gurumayi’s Message, finding joy.
Happy Birthday, Baba!