Every day my heart overflows with joy, contemplating the breathtaking beauty of nature on the sacred grounds of the Ashram. And I am even more amazed to realize that all this stunning beauty reflects our own inner beauty, our own Self, our own heart! I feel so very close, so connected to it all—to each bird, flower, tree, moon, sky, light, and cloud seen in these photos. We are family. It’s amazing!
I got completely lost in the photo of Gurumayi in the Temple holding Rohit—so much so that I felt I had become Rohit, receiving Gurumayi’s gaze and blessings. She was looking straight at me! The experience then evolved into Gurumayi holding everyone in the world in her arms with the intent that each one of us receive her blessings.
Milton Abbas, United Kingdom
The groundhog peeking out from its hiding place reminds me of my first visit to Shree Muktananda Ashram in 1998. For me, that experience was like looking out into a whole new dimension—of living in a super-high spiritual vibration scintillating with love, seva, and all the other practices. It was awesome!
Ville St. Laurent, Canada
I am in awe! I never knew that porcupines could climb trees. I was oohing and aahing in disbelief. How fascinating. The Siddha Yoga path website is a fountain of knowledge on all levels for me!
I love connecting to the wildlife at Shree Muktananda Ashram through the photos—the deer, porcupines, birds, birds of prey, beavers, kitties, and all the creatures!
The Ashram is a magical place that brings me into my heart over and over again. What a blessing!
New Mexico, United States
I was so astonished to see the photo of the white dandelions arrayed around Bade Baba in the Temple. In my imagination a story arose…
I imagined Gurumayi giving the idea and staff members discussing how it would be possible. Then they try out a single one, then cut more stems very, very gently, walking slowly, holding their hand or a glass jar around each flower so that no seed would fly away, arranging them with incredible tenderness, then very slowly bringing them to Bade Baba, and doing pradakshina around him without causing any wind.
It is all so beautiful, so transparent, light, and subtle—and the seeds all around Bade Baba are a great symbol.