Words of Illumination

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I feel that So'ham is the mantra I have been searching for my whole life. It brings me such peace and bliss. It allows me to rest in stillness. The So’ham mantra touches a very deep space inside my being where the words of the Gurus come alive for me.

a Siddha Yogi from Iowa, USA

The word humility evokes such reverence in me. It brought to mind the importance of being modest and humble in my life. As I read Bade Baba's words on So'ham, I immediately closed my eyes and started repeating this mantra with my inbreath and outbreath. As I did, I felt the presence of God in my heart. It was a sublime feeling, one of exhilaration and joy!  
Immersing myself in Bade Baba's words feels so sacred to me that each one is like a mantra to me. I am so thankful for these "Words of Illumination."

a Siddha Yogi from South Carolina, USA

When I take actions that cultivate humility, I find that my awareness naturally shifts from a focus on my own concerns to the recognition that I am a part of something so much greater. In that moment, I am no longer defining myself by aspects of my personality or what I accomplish or have. Grace reveals to me the profound experience that God alone exists, and that my very essence is of God. I experience I AM – So’ham.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

Bhagavan Nityananda’s beautiful teaching reminds me of an experience I had during a Shaktipat Intensive. As we focused on So’ham during meditation, I began to feel sweet compassion for myself. As I continued repeating So’ham, I felt that I was finding God in my own heart in the experience of compassion. For me, compassion is a divine gift. Seeing it now as the fruit of repeating So’ham deepens my gratitude for this experience and for the power of So’ham to reveal the Truth within.

a Siddha Yogi from Kentucky, USA