All through the satsang
, I felt the love everywhere!
In the prior few months, I have been suffering a painful bereavement. During the chant in the satsang
, my pain instantly lifted. Then in meditation, the mantra Om Namah Shivaya
, which I usually use, suddenly changed, and I found myself repeating Om Guru
! I have continued to repeat Om Guru
as I practice japa
in my daily life.
I feel as if grace itself has made all these changes, helping me free myself of my grief and worries.
Early on in the satsang,
I resolved not to close my eyes for an instant, except for meditation, as I did not want to miss a single quotation or picture of Baba. Of course, they still managed to close a few times. Then they opened and I was stunned—as I saw Baba’s words, “I am here.” Instantly I felt all the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, and my spine tingled. The truth of those words was absolute in that moment. It was not just the words—Baba was
present for me. Somewhere in the ether he was saying, “Why don’t you believe me? I am always with you!”
Later in the satsang
as I watched Gurumayi’s beautiful face, she also became fully present for me. In fact, I saw that Gurumayi and Baba are absolutely one and the same. I felt anew the immense grace and good fortune of having these great beings in my life and all that they give so freely. My heart continues to expand with gratitude.
London, United Kingdom
Due to a poor internet connection, I came into the satsang
only as we began to chant Baba’s name. At the conclusion of the satsang
, when Gurumayi looked at the camera, I understood I had already received all the teachings I needed.
That night I dreamt about being under threat. However, when I repeated the mantra, “I” was gone, so the others couldn’t perceive me. With no ego, there was no threat. I later reflected that all I needed was the Name.
During the week I had some repetitive negative thoughts about some challenging relationships at work. When I repeated the mantra, the thoughts dissolved. I then sang some Siddha Yoga music and it felt like the vibrations were uniting me with the world. When I stopped singing, I could hear a nearby magpie carolling beautifully. I knew he was responding to the pure sounds of the Name in the form of the hymns I’d sung.
I am so grateful to Gurumayi for her love and protection in the form of the Name.
I had a beautiful experience with Baba during the Mahasamadhi Satsang. I had just remembered the pressure and issues I constantly face with my family, because they do not believe in my path and do not see its value for me. So I found myself asking Baba to be with me. I told him, “I need you so much.” Just as I finished saying those words, I saw Baba’s photo on the screen along with his words, “I am here.”
Later, during the satsang
, I told Baba that I seek enlightment and I really need his help to get there. Suddenly, I felt an energy like a thumb on the top part of my forehead. The energy was so strong that a state of deep sleep fell upon me. I truly felt safe and certainly not
During the slideshow at the start of the satsang
, Bade Baba’s words, “Be calm. I am everywhere,” sprang up from within myself. Then the slideshow ended with Baba’s photo and his words, “I am here.”
Shortly after the satsang
began, my internet connection went down. When this happened, Gurumayi was looking straight at the camera and her image stayed on my screen, looking at me. As I gazed back at her, the words “I am with you” filled my being. Each time my eyes connected with Gurumayi on the screen, these words, “I am with you,” resonated within. I could, and still can, feel Gurumayi’s strong presence with me.
I could join in the satsang
only 35 minutes after it had begun. At just that moment, Swami ji was giving his introduction; at the same time I had a beautiful darshan
of Gurumayi when she was smiling at Swami ji and also looking straight into the camera. At one point I had the experience of her talking directly to me and saying “Quiet.”
In the last two weeks, I have been through a difficult patch physically and emotionally. So managing my state, along with work and home demands, had been challenging. The satsang
came into my life at this time like a healing wave of joy and bliss. The chant transported me into a world of peace and love, something I seemingly hadn’t experienced in a very long time. All the chatter in my head came to a standstill, and all I could see and cherish and experience was my Guru and her love all around me.
During the satsang
, I sometimes fell into a profound stillness. This state felt very healing, as though it was providing me with deep rejuvenation at a time when I am dealing with critical challenges in my life.
Baba’s picture with the phrase, “I am here,” has stayed with me. It reminds me that I am never alone and that Baba is always protecting me and my loved ones, no matter what is happening in my life.
I also realized, from participating in the satsang
, that through contemplating, understanding, and assimilating the teachings in the commentaries on samanubhuti
, I can gain all that I need to navigate the current turbulent waters.
It was a great blessing to receive Gurumayi’s most compassionate and loving gaze. To me, those silent moments, without any words spoken, felt like a pure heart-to-heart connection, an experience of unity.
I also experienced that I, together with everyone participating in the satsang
, was inside the Blue Pearl, surrounded and protected by the Guru.
Naucalpan , Mexico
Listening, watching, and taking part in the satsang
felt like a priceless blessing. As I did so, I longed to be able to see Baba.
When we began chanting, the full moon made its majestic appearance in the sky outside, slowly rising. It had an amazing hue of vivid orange. As I saw this, I felt Baba’s presence so strongly that I cannot even describe it. I am so grateful for experiencing such an exquisite darshan
After participating in the satsang
, I have been focusing, during meditation, on placing myself within the Blue Pearl. Additionally, several times throughout the day, I have been pausing and visualizing myself being inside the Blue Pearl. I have noticed that when I do this, I often feel at ease, safe, and extremely happy.
The gratitude and sweetness of the chant with Gurumayi is lingering in my heart as I sit in stillness. I am assimilating the sweetness like the fragrance of a rose in the windless cave of my heart.
I came to the satsang
filled with prayers to gain clarity where I felt lost and to increase my faith in my ability to successfully navigate my challenges.
Although Gurumayi did not formally speak, I heard her within myself and received everything I needed in the shakti
of the namasankirtana
and the silence of meditation. I knew how to move forward, feeling as if I’d received a private darshan
that clarified everything.
My problems dissolved in the joy of Baba dancing with so much freedom in my inner vision. Then a pillar of protection entered me containing the strength, courage, and faith of a mountain. By the end of the satsang
, the pillar of protection sparkled with blue jewels.
I’ve been contemplating this experience with deep gratitude, inviting these priceless gifts to make their home inside my heart.
Illinois, United States
I made an effort to focus on Gurumayi’s gaze during the satsang
. At times I became distracted, and at the end I felt my inattention had interfered with my experience of the satsang
. That evening I heard soft chanting of Om Namo Bhagavate Muktanandaya
in the Jhinjhoti raga
. I live in a cabin in the woods so I thought it was someone camping near me, but when I went outside I heard nothing. When I went back inside my cabin, I could again hear the chant very faintly. This lasted till past midnight. From this experience, I knew that the grace of the satsang
was with me.
During the slideshow of photographs of Baba, I found myself thinking about how well I knew his face, considering that I had never met him in his physical form. In one image in particular, his face seemed especially familiar. I drank in his kind expression and facial features. Then, for an instant, it was as if I was looking in a mirror. I was seeing Baba’s face, but what I saw was my own reflection.
I am grateful to Baba for giving me such a beautiful confirmation that we are One.
Corsham, United Kingdom
What a joy to have the darshan
of my beloved Gurumayi. Her gaze showered infinite love, and immediately the doors of my heart opened wide. I experienced a continuous stream of wonder. The sound of AUM
carried me deep into meditation. From connecting with my Guru, I experienced rich inner joy, infinite peace, grace, and strength.
I felt the power of the global Siddha Yoga sangham
and the longing to be with each other in the satsang
and to be in the presence of Shri Guru!
My thirst for being in the presence of my Guru was quenched during the chanting! I wanted to chant from every cell of my body, and I experienced a sense of oneness with the Guru, a sense of real bliss.
After the satsang
my heart felt full, and my whole being felt full with my Guru’s love, a love which I want to share with everyone.
a Gurukula student in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, India
On the day of the live video stream satsang,
late in the afternoon very unexpectedly we had a shower of cooling rain just for a few minutes, and then a beautiful rainbow appeared. It was such an amazing surprise—the sun was shining, there was no rain in the forecast, and there were not many clouds in the sky.
This auspicious day started with such sweetness, and it continues to shower blessings. I am khushkismat.
I feel so fortunate.
California, United States
During the Siddha Yoga Satsang in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of Baba Muktananda’s Lunar Mahasamadhi, I was offering seva
in the gardens of Shree Muktananda Ashram. I noticed that as the satsang
was taking place in Bade Baba’s Temple, nature joined the celebration in the most majestic way.
Up in the sky, two royal bald eagles circled above Bade Baba’s Temple. For a period of time, the eagles would circle the Temple, creating a well-choreographed dance in perfect harmony with each other. Then they would fly toward Lake Nityananda, after which they would come back and resume their circling above the Temple.
Toward the end of the morning I noticed one of the eagles had returned to the Temple. I saw the eagle fly clockwise above the Temple three times, as if offering pradakshina
, and then fly away. When I looked down at my watch, it was 12 noon. Later, I learned this was the moment when Gurumayi was exclaiming “Sadgurunath Maharaj ki Jay!
” at the conclusion of the satsang
For ages, eagles have been known to represent the unparalleled joy of true freedom. It is fitting that nature joined the celebration on the day when the Siddha Yoga global sangham
gathered with Gurumayi in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall to honor Baba Muktananda, “the bliss of freedom.”
New York, United States
When we sang Jyota se Jyota Jagao
near the beginning of the satsang,
I felt a deep devotion and respect for this sacred lineage of Siddha Masters. In my singing I offered my whole being to my Gurus, to the Masters who reveal the supreme Truth to me.
When flower petals were being offered to Bade Baba and lines from the Arati
prayer were sung, I could perceive the great love and compassion of Bade Baba and Gurumayi. My only wish was to continue to deepen my sadhana
and serve my Guru. The longing to transcend the finite and merge with the infinite arose like a flame inside me.
Mexico City, Mexico
When Gurumayi joyfully said, “Baba ki jay jay
” at the very end of the satsang
, I experienced it as a blessing to the entire world. It brought to mind Baba’s prayer from the 21st photo in the gallery Baba Muktananda’s Darshan and Wisdom
—“I want to see this world full of saints. I want to see everyone happy.” It felt to me as if Gurumayi was willing Baba victory in this vision.
On the day of Baba’s Lunar Mahasamadhi, I felt the presence of Baba throughout my regular morning meditation. I was eagerly waiting to participate in the satsang
in the evening to meet with Baba fully. Before the satsang
started, I experienced the state of Baba through his beautiful photographs. The slide with Baba’s words, “I am here,” was a convincing reminder that Baba is always present in my life.
The experiences read aloud of some Siddha Yogis on the full-moon night in 1982 when Baba took mahasamadhi
filled me with profound love for Baba. The satsang
culminated in namasankirtana
with Gurumayi. I felt as if I was flowing with God or supreme Consciousness. Then, listening to and chanting the primordial word Om
along with Gurumayi took me to greater heights of bliss during the meditation, as if I were encapsulated in the Blue Pearl along with the other Siddha Yogis in the Universal Hall.
It was wonderful to be in the space of our Gurus during this satsang
. I was swept away by the colors and the sounds of the live video stream. Many of the pictures shown of Baba were new to me. I felt so much joy! Baba was so real and alive! I could not control myself. I yelled into the room where my husband and our friend were watching the satsang
, “Where are you, Baba? You look so real! Where are you?”
Thirty seconds passed. A quotation from Baba then appeared on the screen: “I am here.” Three stunned faces in my living room stared at the screen. My husband said to me, “You asked and Baba answered.” None of us doubted the message.
I had a direct line from my heart to Baba’s ear! What amazing grace!
Florida, United States
I am so thankful for the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall, where we all come together to experience God. And what an exquisite setting Bhagavan Nityananda's Temple gave us for this Siddha Yoga Satsang in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of Baba’s Lunar Mahasamadhi. This satsang
gave me everything.
I prepare my desk so that it becomes a puja
, the hydrangea flowers perfectly reflecting the fall colors of Shree Muktananda Ashram. I am seamlessly joined to the backdrop of this amazing event. Bade Baba is magnificent. Baba’s unique presence pervades. Gurumayi silently encourages me to settle into the moment. I am enthralled. I am drawn in. I am content.
Bowing my head in love and gratitude, I offer dakshina
online at the end of the satsang.
Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
At the beginning of the satsang
, a picture of Baba Muktananda appeared, with these words: “I am here.” And we were reminded that Gurumayi’s Message for 2022 instructs us to “Make…prayers.”
My prayers these past days, weeks, and months have been for peace in the world. Seeing the blue and yellow colors today in the Temple touched my heart and so I prayed, “Om shanti shanti shanti.
Baba, please be there, bringing peace wherever it is needed.”
Deer Lake, Canada
Yesterday was a very auspicious day for my family, as I enjoyed the satsang
, focusing on Swami ji’s joy and his words. Later I felt the same vibrations as I focused on Gurumayi—the same calmness, joy, serenity.
I felt everyone in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall shared the same vibrations of joy and calmness. As we chanted, it was as though the Universal Hall was sending the same vibrations to the whole world. I prayed and showed the satsang
to my children at home and they felt the same peace and joy.
I am overjoyed to have had the simple silence of chanting with Gurumayi ji. Where I live we have to be aware of our neighbors’ need to rest. I was silently chanting and happily dancing. After meditation, I heard Baba’s sweet voice say within me: God exists within you, as you.
Hawaii, United States
“Today I’m finding myself!” This is a common phrase here in Brazil, when we are doing something that exalts us from the inside. Participating today in the Siddha Yoga Satsang in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of Baba Muktananda’s Lunar Mahasamadhi brought me so much contentment that it made me feel like I was floating.
During the pause, I walked slowly through the house and continued to feel the pleasant experience of floating, crowned with an indescribable well-being.
Miguel Pereira, Brazil
was such a gift! I loved the slide that quoted Baba Muktananda as saying, “I am here.” I felt Baba so strongly in May, during his birthday month. Since then he has become a part of my sadhana
in a new way—by reminding me to practice mantra japa
and by keeping me company. He feels like a new friend.
I also loved seeing Gurumayi during the satsang
, and feeling the love I have for her. The murti
of Bade Baba was exquisite. The peacock-feather cape, the sunflowers, and the golden roses all formed an incredible tapestry of beauty. I am reinspired to study the teachings on samanubhuti.
Washington, United States
Yesterday before going to sleep, I read in my diary about when I received my spiritual name from the Guru. I could feel its holiness within. I also remembered an inner experience with Baba, when I felt his lively presence. So when Swami Ishwarananda spoke about his own name, and I saw Baba’s words, “I am here,” I could vividly connect to both those elements of the satsang.
During the satsang
I felt at home, deeply satisfied, and embraced by love and colorful beauty. I felt a sense of wonder about all of us being together with subtle beings in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall and united in the Blue Pearl. What a blessing! I wish that we may always be united in such a way, but especially in hard times, supporting each other and the world by chanting, praying, and giving blessings for easefulness, harmony, and peace.
Like the sun which illuminated my home today and at the same time the whole countryside, I felt that Gurumayı was intensely looking at me and at the same time at everyone in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall. With this in mind, I know that I’m not an individual but a part of a community sharing their divinity through the Guru’s love.
Baba’s words—“I am here”—sweetly kept Baba’s presence in my awareness. I feel blessed beyond measure.
I am feeling immense gratitude to my beloved Gurumayi, who guided me into a deep meditation after we chanted the sound Om
. Without her presence in my life, I know that my heart would have already been pierced by the thousand challenges of life.
To stay in the Guru’s presence, to inwardly bow before her chair, to receive the vibrations of her voice chanting and repeating the sacred syllable Om
gives me an amazing and sweet nourishment that I know calms suffering on this planet and leads us closer to the goal—the joy of the Self.
Many people from the local Siddha Yoga sangham
came together to celebrate this special Siddha Yoga Satsang in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of Baba Muktananda’s Lunar Mahasamadhi. I felt very blessed to be able to participate in this wonderful satsang
and to offer seva
for it. The moment that Gurumayi first smiled at all of us, my heart opened and I appreciated all over again what a great gift it is to have a living Guru in my life.
Gurumayi’s smile revived me, the movements of her hands released streams of energy in me, and her gaze gave me courage and strength. Meditating with Gurumayi released so much divine energy in me that my whole body was full of heat. Gurumayi is the greatest gift, for which I am infinitely grateful to Baba.
As the countdown for this satsang
was posted on the Siddha Yoga path website, my attunement with the heart felt so ecstatic. I was flowing in joy and love, although I was feeling so still and calm as the moon’s light quieted my mind.
During the satsang
via live video stream, I was aware of my breath helping me to make the right connection with Gurumayi ji. My entire being was suffused with silence. As I was looking at the moon on returning home after the satsang
, I was completely soaked in that magical silent night.
In that deep silence one sentence kept dancing in my mind—the sentence that Gurumayi ji concluded with: “Baba ki jay jay.”
During the satsang
I saw the Blue Pearl. I have seen it before, but this time its light was so brilliant and distinct. It was dark in our room. I looked closely to see if there was any portable electronic device over there that was responsible for the light. I was pleasantly surprised that there was no such thing—it was
the Blue Pearl!
Washington, United States
I participated in the satsang
in honor of Baba’s Mahasamadhi on a sunny and luminous afternoon in Normandy, next to the beach, in a place that is dear to me. It gave a special seat to this satsang
Two elements resonated most for me. The first came at the beginning, when we could read on the screen a quotation from Baba Muktananda: “I am here.” I was surprised, but quickly felt comforted, loved, and in a safe place. This was just perfect for me because I am going through some challenging times. The second was the unusual way we chanted Om Namo Bhagavate Muktanandaya
; it was pretty slow, and we were almost whispering at some point. I felt peace, calm, and sweetness.
After the satsang
, I went for a walk on the beach to see the sunset and it was perfect. I am very grateful to have had this experience of peace amidst some sad moments.
I am always so uplifted to be in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple and so touched by the beauty of Bade Baba’s murti
and the care taken of it. The peacock-feather cape he wore today was scintillating with shakti
The four-year-old’s words on the solar anniversary of Baba’s mahasamadhi,
when he said, “The Temple is the Blue Pearl. We are all inside the Blue Pearl with Bade Baba,” were so heart-opening and filled with purity.
I am very thankful for participating in this satsang
today, which brought Baba into my heart.
New Mexico, United States
The best moment for me in this satsang
was when I experienced myself as being in the Blue Pearl with Gurumayi, Baba, and Bade Baba. Every fiber of my being was vibrating with the shakti.
was very powerful, and I will practice this even during daily meditation.
Thane West, India
I was very moved to hear about the little boy who was in the Temple on October 2, the solar anniversary of Baba’s taking mahasamadhi,
and who said, “The Temple is the Blue Pearl. We are all in the Blue Pearl with Bade Baba.”
When I heard this, inside myself I experienced being immersed in the scintillating light of Consciousness, the Blue Pearl, and that we all were— and are—enveloped and protected in this light of Consciousness. I feel it is a particular frequency or vibration that scintillates and pulsates with divine love and shakti
. And anyone can come in; they just have to have the key: shaktipat diksha,
the gift Baba brought to so many around the world.
I am beyond grateful for this experience.
Florida, United States
I am immensely grateful to Gurumayi ji for making this satsang
possible. I truly felt I was sitting inside the Temple between Bhagavan Nityananda, Baba Muktananda, and Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. As I chanted with delight, I felt I was communicating all of my feelings of gratitude and longing while receiving answers in a call-and-response manner, along with the chant.
When I saw Gurumayi today during the satsang,
it reminded me that she has been with me all along; her beautiful gaze simply reconfirms our deep relationship and our oneness.
When Swami Ishwarananda asked us to imagine being inside the Blue Pearl, I felt myself to be enveloped in blue light inside the Blue Pearl, with both longing and contentment simultaneously in my heart.
During the chant of Om Namo Bhagavate Muktanandaya,
I experienced waves of bliss! As I closed my eyes, I could visualize that, with each movement of Gurumayi’s hands, she was caressing the whole world with her love, blessings, and protection.
I am filled with gratitude for Baba’s life and generosity in granting me shaktipat diksha,
and for the gift of Gurumayi who has sustained my sadhana
for many years.
California, United States
I am so grateful for having been able to celebrate Baba’s 40th Lunar Mahasamadhi with Gurumayi in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall! Just before the chant began, my elder daughter showed up unexpectedly to join us. What blessings to chant with Gurumayi and join in holding together the entire, beautiful blue gem of Mother Earth with the grace of the Siddhas!
As we chanted, and I watched Gurumayi, I felt I could hear
her loving intention in the way her arms danced over our hearts, as if she were saying, “All I want for you is to experience joy!” At the end, when she might have spoken, her silent look of love said it all. And my heart became still in a feeling of complete comfort. As the satsang
concluded, I heard Gurumayi’s beautiful voice arise inside me so clearly: What more is there to say?
New Mexico, United States
During the whole satsang
I had a feeling of neutrality—not in the sense of indifference, but like a river that makes its way no matter what, meandering along quietly and gently. When Swami Ishwarananda spoke about his name in the first part of the satsang
, I was inspired to consider the name that I had received from Gurumayi as a gift—and to finally accept it with the meaning that I had never allowed myself to accept before.
In the second part of the satsang
, when we were chanting together, I could feel that meaning within me. I love the moments during a chant when Gurumayi suddenly starts to sing gently, quietly, and softly, which happened today as well. It always seems to me that she is telling me a secret, a secret that I feel deep inside. And today the secret lay in accepting the meaning of my name.
At the end of the Om Namo Bhagavate Muktanandaya
chant, when Gurumayi began chanting Om
, I experienced it as if she were sending love and blessings to everyone in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall and to the entire Siddha Yoga global sangham.
Then, as we joined Gurumayi in chanting Om
, I felt that everyone in the Universal Hall was sending out energy to the entire world in the form of a blanket of love, tenderness, and peace.
It was such a joy to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Baba’s Lunar Mahasamadhi all together in Bhagavan Nityananda’s Temple!
Massachusetts, United States
Today participating in this satsang
honoring the 40th anniversary of Baba’s taking mahasamadhi
affirmed for me that my true nature and role in this world is to have no name—to be pure light. I saw that what I need to stay with are these practices: lovingly attending a Siddha Yoga meditation center or Ashram, meditating, and studying, practicing, and assimilating the sadguna vaibhava,
the “splendor of virtues”—especially samanubhuti
Washington, United States
Both before and after participating in this satsang
, I was feeling joyous and celebratory as I felt that this satsang
was especially for me.
When I heard the Blue Pearl experience of the four-year-old boy as well as the other shares about how people experienced the full-moon night of October 2, 1982, I felt blessed. For me, bliss always flows every day from Bhagavan Nityananda, Baba Muktananda, and Gurumayi ji, just like the breath flows in and out.
My experience of chanting Baba’s name with Gurumayi during this satsang
was like connecting to my inner core and hearing again and again, “All is well. Believe in the Guru. Believe in yourself.”
New Delhi, India
was so simple and exquisite. It was so beautiful to listen to the musicians say Gurumayi’s Message for 2022 in both Hindi and English, and to watch Gurumayi mouth the words. It was such joy just to sit in her presence as we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Baba’s Lunar Mahasamadhi together.
I am looking forward to continuing my study of the virtue that Gurumayi gave us on June 24, samanubhuti.
California, United States
Every time I visit the Siddha Yoga path website, I learn something new about how to go deep inside. Today, as I was chanting Baba Muktananda’s name, I felt yes, it’s true that just by repeating his name as we did today, I can connect with Baba’s love and the joy inside me. I clearly felt his energy within me.
In the midst of the smoky northwestern part of the United States, where I live, came a huge ray of clarity today: this satsang
in honor of Baba’s Mahasamadhi. I am very grateful for the joy of this gift, this much-needed breath of fresh air and love.
Washington, United States
At the start of the satsang,
we could see the pictures of Baba displayed on the big screen at the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Jaipur. I felt calmness pervading the satsang
hall. When I saw the photo of Baba holding a small child, that scene touched my heart; I felt that my heart was filled with Baba’s love. When I heard we were all together in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall with the Siddhas as well as with people from around the world, those words were so powerful that I had goosebumps.