I never cease to be amazed by the photos in the “Yoga: Skill in Action” gallery. Seeing these photos of Siddha Yogis offering seva
in varied situations—from snowstorms to torrential rainfalls to bright sunshine—always inspires me. They provide such great examples of giving back in gratitude, after receiving so many blessings through the Guru’s grace.
It also makes me contemplate the immense grace in my life and to rededicate myself to offering seva
. Although I know it is not possible to repay the Guru for what I have received, I pray to have the earnest desire to do whatever I can, however much or little it may be, in gratitude.
a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram
I love to see these expressions of love in the form of service. In the Birthday Celebration preparations, there is a sweet anticipation—from the cooking of sweet dishes to the preparation of the hall. It is moving to see all the effort and dedication that are behind every little detail.
a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada
The combination of joy and diligence I see in the faces and body language of these Siddha Yogis reminds me that the two traits go hand-in-hand. As I contemplate what they have in common, the word presence
comes to mind.
In my experience, whenever I stay present, joy naturally arises in me, along with diligence in my actions. Whether I'm pouring a glass of water or listening to a friend, whenever I am present with whatever I'm doing, I'm more likely to experience satsang
within and feel that I am making a positive difference in the world.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
I loved viewing this gallery with so many photos of sevites gently preparing and caring for the silk cloths to be draped around the Ashram for this month’s celebrations. This deepened my appreciation of the practice of seva
. It became clear to me that seva
truly is an offering of love. I felt I was seeing seva
both beautify the environment and transform its practitioners into angels of love.
I loved seeing that Shivanataraj
is enveloped in this love too. How beautiful!
a Siddha Yogi from Ohio, USA