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The State of Harmony II

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Niścintatā is a Hindi word referring to the state of being in harmony with oneself and one’s surroundings. Gurumayi requested that this gallery of black-and-white photos be created for the Siddha Yoga path website because these images evoke timelessness. Gurumayi gave the word niścintatā as the title for this gallery.

Gurumayi shared the story that when she was a child in India and she would ask elderly people how they were doing, they would often reply, with a very sweet smile, a gentle tilt of their head, and a lift of their hand, “Maĩ niścint hū̃. I am free from worry.” Gurumayi remembers this with great affection. It made a deep impression on her.

Gurumayi’s teachings are about just this: it is within every seeker’s ability to become free from worries—it is possible to experience the absence of mental agitation. This gallery is an invitation from Gurumayi to get in touch with niścintatā, the state of being in harmony.


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With each picture, new delight.
Manifold textures of light.
I too am light.
I am Consciousness.

California, USA

Light sparks
The heart leaps up
Luminous ball of seed,
you have blown away sadness,
leaving delight

Melbourne, Australia

The beautiful black and white images bring nischint to my mind and soul. Now, I know I am not worried.
Thank you, Gurumayi ji, for giving us the experience of nischint.

New Delhi, India

This morning I woke up with some concerns in my heart, but as I viewed  these pictures one by one, my concerns dissolved. By the end of the gallery I was happy and my heart felt as light as a feather.
Thank you, Gurumayi,  for such a wonderful gift! Your grace is ever present in my life.

Rome, Italy 

The beautifully detailed photo of the white flower with dark stamens reminds me of Baba's teaching: “The world within is great, it is vast, it is divine—and through meditation you get to know that world.”  The outer petals of the flower appear so brilliant, yet translucent and fragile, while the inside of the flower appears huge and draws me in. I rest in the image and in my heart.

Thornbury, Australia

  Unfolding in stillness and loving equipoise
  Extending gentleness in exquisite balance
  Opening in God's time
  Your variegated, vivid contrasts

Melbourne, Australia

This gallery is a gem! As I viewed the photos, I connected with the creative expression of nature. To me, it seems as if nature is always painting a picture. The message of "no worries, just create and offer" kept coming up within me. The time I spent soaking in each image soothed my mind and heart.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this blessed gift.

Colorado, USA

These photos, with their attention to detail and contrasting black and white, make me feel so happy and peaceful! As I pause to take in these exquisite images, I have the experience: "I am light. I am Consciousness." 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your compassionate grace.  

California, USA

After I focused on the word Nischintata, for a moment I experienced the state of harmony. Now whenever I repeat the word Nischintata, I feel that I am free from all the worries. I repeat it to myself throughout the day.

Pune, India

As I view these photos, I am free from worry. My heart says to me, “Don’t worry. The Guru’s grace holds you always in all situations.” 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for everything. 

Mansa, India

Viewing these photos is like viewing the world with a veil lifted. My mind feels clear.

Thank you, Gurumayi!

Peterborough, Canada

Looking at the photo with the snow covering the ground and trees, I can hear the silence and peace of nature. Now, all the sounds outside, in the crowded city where I live, sound softer and less noisy to me.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving me this golden occasion to touch the silence in my heart.

Rome, Italy