Subscribe to Update Emails
Giving to the Mission
Baba Muktananda’s Birthday 2018
Teaching by Baba Muktananda
The Perfect Relationship
(South Fallsburg, NY: SYDA Foundation, 1980) p. 85.
Click here to read the introduction
I have always loved
. For many years, I happily attended
in Siddha Yoga meditation centers and ashrams. Now that I don't live near a center, I look for opportunities to find moments of
in my daily activities.
Meditation and chanting are always delicious
for me. And now that I have heard Gurumayi's Message Talk, I have gotten more creative in the ways I experience
. I experience it when I look into someone's eyes in the grocery store and exchange a smile, or when I sit on my patio and deeply appreciate God's glory in the lush green of the garden and sweet song of the birds.
I try to remember that anything can become
if I hold onto the truth that God is the author of everything that comes into my awareness. When I am able to do this, then each action, each interaction, and each breath become
Baba’s teaching reminds me of my experience as a child when I would go every Friday with my parents for
at various people’s houses. We would sing the divine name, and I connected with a joy that to this day makes me smile. As Baba says, I had "great love for s
." Then I grew up and went to university, where I questioned my belief in God and stopped singing God’s name.
But my longing persisted and finally one day, I found myself standing in front of Gurumayi's picture in a Siddha Yogi’s house. Gurumayi's eyes seemed to follow me everywhere, until I went up to the picture and asked, "Why are you following me?"
Suddenly tears started flowing, incessant tears. I was having
with Gurumayi. I was reconnecting with the joy I had experienced as a child.
Now, I can sing again and dance and rejoice with my Guru, who is my constant guide, always beside me reminding me to keep having
I offer my heartfelt gratitude to Gurumayi and Baba.
Please review our
before using this site.
© 2020 SYDA Foundation®. All rights reserved
(Swami) MUKTANANDA, (Swami) CHIDVILASANANDA, GURUMAYI,
SIDDHA YOGA, SIDDHA MEDITATION, SWEET SURPRISE, BIRTHDAY BLISS, SHAKTIPAT INTENSIVE, UNIVERSAL HALL, and
"The Heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam."
are registered trademarks of SYDA Foundation®.