Stories—reading them, listening to them, contemplating their manifold lessons—are integral to the tradition of satsang on the Siddha Yoga path. Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and Baba Muktananda have told countless stories in satsang, each tale illustrating, in its unique way, some fundamental tenet of sadhana.

Perhaps the most beloved stories on the Siddha Yoga path are stories about the Gurus themselves. These are real-life accounts of the Gurus’ grace manifesting, the Gurus’ blessings abounding, the Gurus’ teachings being imparted, studied, and put into practice. Stories about the Guru have a special energy to them, an aliveness; not only do they demonstrate a point, they invite the reader or listener into the moment of darshan and teaching with the Guru that they describe. It’s not just the storyteller who is the beneficiary of the Guru’s wisdom, who so viscerally experiences the Guru’s love and compassion. It’s everyone who hears the story.

In honor of Bhagavan Nityananda’s 60th punyatithi, and as part of the satsang in celebration of this auspicious occasion, you will find on this page two stories of Bhagavan Nityananda’s grace and teachings.

Darshan of the LordBe Fearless