The gorgeous fluorescent-green hummingbird stationary in flight, shown in the first series of photos, took my breath away! It reminded me of the lightness, freedom, and strength of my Self.
St. Laurent, Canada
I love looking at the exquisite photo of the bridge surrounded by lush, green trees. The image conveys to me a sense of flow and movement over the bridge. Yet the far side of the bridge is hidden from my view.
I perceive a metaphor for my sadhana
in this special scene at Shree Muktananda Ashram: Shri Gurumayi’s teachings are my bridge, connecting me to the Self.
Colorado, United States
As I viewed these images, I felt my longing to be in Shree Muktananda Ashram. But as I continued to view the images, it seemed that the Ashram was coming to me! I became aware of the presence of the Guru in my heart. I am truly grateful for my connection to the Heart; it is priceless.
Oregon, United States
I love viewing these photos. Meditating on nature with my eyes open always takes me right to the Self. I experience a sweet, serene meditation that fills me with the presence of Gurumayi inside and outside.
Today I am particularly drawn to the image of the dragonfly with the translucent wings and black body. I am remembering a time many years ago in Gurudev Siddha Peeth when I saw so many beautiful red and orange dragonflies. During that time I had the experience that I was seeing everything through Gurumayi's eyes. That experience stays with me today and fills my heart with the Guru's love and grace.
Florida, United States
One picture in the August Nature Gallery shows a body of water reflecting the light of the sun. To me, the reflection looked like the golden form of Bade Baba sitting there in all his glory.
I was amazed. Thirty years ago, I received a spiritual name from Gurumayi, and it’s the name of a river. And here is Bade Baba, seated in this small river, bestowing his divinity and light all across the flowing water. What a wonder to see this in the auspicious month of his Punyatithi!
I wish to always remember and be in touch with my true identity—as suggested by my spiritual name.