Birthday Bliss 2018

Gurumayi’s Birthday Celebration
2018

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The image of Gurumayi that opens this gallery gives me the perfect experience of darshan. This image gives me a smile from head to toe and connects me immediately with the Guru’s love for us, with her constant accessibility, with her countless offerings so that we can have the experience of satsang.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Madrid, Spain

I feel the steady hum of love in the spontaneous joyful connection of laughter, in the exquisite beauty of nature, the serene quiet of meditation, and the golden beauty of Gurumayi’s birthday cake. I feel so refreshed, dipping into this gallery again and again. The abandonment into joyful laughter is so irresistible! I am amazed and grateful for the warmth that travels from my eyes to my heart. What a boon it is to be able to revisit the Siddha Yoga path website—so connecting and so blissful.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for this exquisite gift.
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

This gallery is just perfect! The joy I feel in seeing these photos is so great. I feel unity, love, and a special connection to Gurumayi. It is both mysterious and wonderful.  
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your constant presence in our hearts.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Embrun, Canada

Seeing Gurumayi laughing fills me with joy, and my being rejoices in its own beauty.

I am going through some challenging times right now. But today, seeing the photo of Gurumayi sitting on her chair brightened me up and inspired me to view the pictures of the Birthday Celebration again.

When I viewed the pictures a second time, my being rejoiced once again to see my Guru's radiant and beautiful form. And seeing Gurumayi with Bade Baba filled me with reverence and devotion.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for your presence in my life, for the Siddha Yoga teachings, and for your grace.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Mumbai, India

For me, the cake for Gurumayi’s birthday has always had a meaning or theme. This year, I noticed that the layers of the cake were decorated with the colors of the rainbow, from the base to the top.
 
The meaning this has for me is that no matter what country or culture we are from, the rainbow is a symbol of love, hope, and joy.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Woollamia, Australia

On Gurumayi's Birthday, a number of other Siddha Yogis and I gathered at the home of one of them to celebrate with chanting and meditation. We had bought a chair on which to place Gurumayi's photo. In choosing the chair, we were full of excitement for we wanted it to feel as if she will be sitting in it herself.
 
For this reason, when I saw the first photo in the Birthday Bliss Celebration Gallery, I was surprised and astonished, for I felt as if Gurumayi ji had been seated on the chair we'd just bought for her, when this photo was taken. It was a beautiful confirmation and affirmation for me that Gurumayi is guiding us from inside our hearts.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, Baba, and Bade Baba, for your infinite grace!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Chennai, India

The image of Gurumayi standing—so still, so loving, so tender—in front of Bade Baba drew me immediately into my heart. And the photos of the Siddha Yogis—so lighthearted and cheerful—celebrating with Gurumayi made me so happy and joyful that I could not help but laugh too.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, very much for this rich, wonderful gift! I am so blessed.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Duisburg, Germany

I have visited the Siddha Yoga path website many times, in the hope of receiving Shri Gurumayi's darshan on her birthday. For the past few days my hope was growing and building into excitement!  When I visited the website today I felt so happy to see Gurumayi's Birthday Celebration 2018. When I saw the first beautiful picture of Gurumayi, I felt instantly still and centered, with a wide-open heart and so much happiness. I felt Gurumayi's gracious smile welcome me with respect, love, and joy.
 
Happy Birthday, Shri Gurumayi!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Richmond, Australia

So many smiles, so much love, so much joy! So beautiful to see the culmination of Gurumayi's blessed birthday month, Birthday Bliss. I've stayed attuned through the unfolding array of gifts on the Siddha Yoga Path website throughout the month. It's been full of grace and surprises and a sense of all the beauty yet to come, the great potential of our human lives. For me, seeing these images puts that experience into a tangible form. I feel like I was right there, as I have been all month by way of the Sadguna Vaibhava – Splendor of Virtues Gallery.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the blessings of your grace, for your presence on this earth, for the upliftment you bring to all.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Minnesota, USA

I experienced a wonderful feeling when the first photo appeared and I saw Gurumayi, radiant and beautiful and smiling directly at me.  The recognition of being in the presence of love arose in me, and I instantly felt as if a warm, soothing liquid was pouring over my heart. This was so deep and comforting. It's magical, the way my heart responds.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for entering my heart, so I could know what love is.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA

I feel so full of joy as I look at these beautiful photos of Gurumayi on her birthday. I marvel at her beauty and happiness, the abundant roses, and all the smiling faces of her devotees. It brings me a sense of quietness and peace to see this, a feeling that I have been enjoying since I joined in the collective celebration of Birthday Bliss on Sunday, when I chanted Shri Guru Gita at home and spent time alone with my Guru.
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

As I am having darshan of Gurumayi, I feel that I am in meditation, and joy and bliss keep arising.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this darshan.
 
Happy birthday!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Gandhinagar, India

I am so grateful to Gurumayi for this beautiful gift. Looking at these photographs, I felt I was kneeling at Gurumayi’s feet as she stood beside Bade Baba in the temple.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for constantly causing love, bliss, and laughter to overflow from within my heart.

Koti Koti Pranam Gurumayi! Janmadin ki jai jai Gurumayi ji! 
 

a Siddha Yogi from Mumbai, India