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In Shree Muktananda Ashram, nature is celebrating Gurumayi’s birthday. The sacred grounds of the Ashram are abounding with lush greenery and flowers in different colors and varieties—including dandelions in all stages of their development.
It is Gurumayi’s wish that each day of Birthday Bliss, everyone easily experience bliss. Therefore, at Gurumayi’s request, the dandelions at Shree Muktananda Ashram are being featured on the Siddha Yoga path website, with the invitation for you to make a wish on them. Make a wish—and feel the bliss!
As a prayer arose in me during meditation today, I felt I was bathing in the ocean of the Guru’s love. I recognized that it is through Gurumayi’s teachings that I experience this again and again.
My wish is that everyone may live in peace today, tomorrow, and always.
New Delhi, India
May Gurumayi’s teachings reach millions of people and touch their hearts. May Gurumayi’s teachings remain alive on this earth for as long as it rotates so that all human beings can experience her infinite love.
My wish is for all of humanity to have their heart and intelligence evolve to a level that ensures care and compassion for their fellow humanity and the planet.
Until now, I've hardly ever given a dandelion a second of thought. Yet here, this morning, the Guru has shown me the incredible order, intelligence, beauty, and divine design of these little flowers! God has manifested so wonderfully in these yellow objects. Every aspect is perfect. I don't believe I will ever see them the old way again!
Pennsylvania, United States
As I watched the video montage, my mind seemed as pristine as the morning sky and I felt the abundance of the Guru's love. The dandelion flowers seemed to me to be dancing with fulfillment and gratitude. The sky looked so blue, deep blue, and this made me feel that the sky, too, was celebrating Gurumayi's birthday.
I wish that my mind may renounce what is nonessential and become absorbed in the abundant love of the Guru—gratefully, mindfully, gracefully—like these dancing dandelions in nature’s garden.
I wish that each of us may abide in the profound peace in the depths of our hearts and that a fountain of light may pour forth from us into this world.
I also wish that, in the face of many challenges, I may remain steadfast in turning to the light of God in my heart as my foundation. I wish to maintain my faith that all is well by remembering Gurumayi’s teachings.
Washington, United States
Last night, yearning to express my love and gratitude to Gurumayi on her birthday, I made a wish as I became immersed in these beautiful images, and then I fell asleep.
Early this morning, I dreamed that I was chanting in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple with Gurumayi. I felt sublime, ecstatic, and as if all the virtues given to us over the month of Birthday Bliss
were flowing into me. I knew that my Guru had received my love.
I wish that Gurumayi’s every wish may be fulfilled.
California, United States
My wish is that everyone may always experience the kindness of the Heart so that every being can experience peace in their life.
Gurudev Siddha Peeth, India
Upon viewing the first dandelion, a big smile spread across my face. I continued to smile with great delight as each image appeared, bringing me a message of strength and perseverance, qualities I feel they represent.
I feel so inspired by these humble flowers—and by Gurumayi, who shows me that beauty, artistry, and creativity abound in every aspect of nature.
My birthday wish is that we all continue to appreciate grace and exhibit the tenacity, harmony, and healing aspects of the unassuming dandelion flower.
Virginia, United States
Looking at these wonderful images of dandelions took me back to my childhood, when I loved to pick dandelions and blow on them to scatter the seeds and send wishes out into the universe. What a gift to reconnect with those natural feelings of bliss and wonder from childhood!
For me, this plentiful array of dandelions in all their various forms is a celebration of life! The golden yellow color of a fresh dandelion is so bright and cheerful, and the seed head is like a star-filled cosmos. This reminds me of the beauty and preciousness of life during all its stages, from birth to old age. This recognition must be why we embrace and celebrate each and every birthday.
California, United States
The beauty and simplicity of a dandelion serving as a flower to wish upon brings to mind Gurumayi’s sweet sense of humor and the simple joys that life has to offer.
My wish was for love. It started out as a wish for love for myself. Then, when I stopped to feel Gurumayi's presence, it became a wish for love for all, and for all of us to love more.
Happy Love Birthday, Gurumayi!
New Jersey, United States
May we, all people, fully realize that we are interconnected and recognize that our lives are interdependent.
Washington, United States
Waking this morning on Gurumayi’s birthday, I ran to the Siddha Yoga path website in hopes of seeing my Guru in a live satsang
. I felt I was
able to see her in the beautiful dandelions with their tiny feathers blowing all around, bringing me tears of joy!
My Guru, my Gurumayi, I offer you the love in my overflowing heart on your birthday.
Mexico City, Mexico
My wish is that the beings on this planet realize God’s blessings of peace, joy, and fulfillment.
Washington, DC, United States
Through the grace of our beloved Gurumayi's teachings and our own devoted self-effort to imbibe those teachings, may the seeds of the virtues spread prolifically and take root, yielding a universe abloom in love and dharma.
Maryland, United States
The dandelion teaches us so much. It’s such a simple flower, often overlooked, but ever present in springtime, summer, and into fall. We see the beautiful yellow sunshine of the dandelion in full bloom, and then its wispy, feathery seed pods scattered in the breeze. The life cycle of the dandelion is a magic to behold and savor.
My wish is that everyone everywhere find beauty in the simple things in life, as the dandelion teaches us—and that they celebrate those small gifts, those tender moments, those treasured joys.
Florida, United States
May we be the thread that joins us.
May we sow the field with all our colors.
May we gather together in joyfulness.
May we dance and dance like petals in the wind.
May we dance and dance and always dance.
Oregon, United States
I love the dandelions. To experience God's divine design in something so simple, so natural, so humble brings me straight to my heart. May everyone who views this video experience bliss!
London, United Kingdom
My wish is that we all recognize the truth of our divine connectedness with each other and with all nature so deeply and keenly that it can never be denied or forgotten. Now, for me, the persistent presence of dandelions will forever symbolize that wish and bring me joy!
Minnesota, United States
My wish for Birthday Bliss
2020 is that all children can experience this period in their families, with an awareness of the sun—like the yellow dandelion—both within and without.
I wish for a cure for COVID-19 to be discovered and shared freely and generously, and I wish for love to take over this world.
West Vancouver, Canada