I felt blessed to participate in this satsang
. I experienced a gentle, powerful flow of shakti
which took me to greater depths of my inner being.
At the beginning of the satsang
, I talked with Baba through his photographs, and I observed the letter M
in many of photographs of nature in Shree Muktananda Ashram. Recitation of Shri Guru Gita
along with our beloved Shri Gurumayi was like flowing in nectar. It filled me with profound peace and serenity. Then the crescendo of the satsang
came for me when I started chanting Mere Baba Muktananda
. It took me back to when I visited Gurudev Siddha Peeth for the first time and chanted this namasankirtana
with Gurumayi. Though I had not met Baba in person, both now and then I felt very connected to Baba through this namasankirtana
. Chanting took me beyond the realms of this mundane world to the heavenly realm of Vaikuntha.
It was so great to celebrate Baba Muktananda’s lunar birthday, which fell this year on the fifth of May. This day in Holland is Liberation Day, the day we remember yearly as the end of World War II, the day we celebrate the blessings of living in freedom. This is so in line with what Baba Muktananda brought to our world: the path to the bliss of inner freedom!
It was a great delight to celebrate Baba’s lunar birthday along with other Siddha Yogis in my area. As we chanted Mere Baba Muktananda together with Gurumayi, I experienced such a great joy and bliss. Deep inside I was ecstatic and grateful to be able to experience this moment with my Guru and other Siddha Yoga students.
When the satsang was over, it began to rain. I went outside and the warm summery rain on my head felt like sweet blessings from Baba!
It was so wonderful to see the amazing rainbows on this auspicious day. Every year nature gives us a sign of recognizing Baba Muktananda’s Birthday. My daughter and I happily enjoyed reciting Shri Guru Gita with our beloved Guru. While chanting, I could feel a golden light in my heart. I have never experienced this much joy within!
I am very grateful to have Shri Guru in my life.
Chanting with Gurumayi holds joy and celebration in every syllable. I delighted in seeing her. Then suddenly an awareness arose in me that Baba is within, dancing and singing in me. The words, the music, the light—it is all within! A flash of freedom, a dissolving of all the particulars of yesterday, and in their place this glorious lightness of being.
Florida, United States
Those rainbows over Shree Muktananda Ashram were so gorgeous! Here where I live, right after the satsang rain began to fall very suddenly, and then came a thunderstorm. It got nearly dark. For more than half an hour thunder roared almost without interruption, heavy rain fell, and the blazing lightning was amazing. I felt much gratitude for this blessed event and the strong reaction of nature to Baba’s birthday, even here.
I liked everything in the satsang—the remarks by the host, the beautiful orange garments and flowers, the powerful recitation of Shri Guru Gita, the sweetness of the chant, the harmony of the instruments, the engagement of all the musicians and singers, and of course, the presence of Gurumayi and the final video clip with Baba.
As we chanted Mere Baba Muktananda with Gurumayi, I noticed she seemed to be listening very carefully and with great delight every time we sang the response. Her love not only for chanting but also for hearing her Guru’s name chanted was so apparent to me. Every time I sang a line in response, I felt Gurumayi was listening closely to me and receiving the words I chanted like the most treasured gift. I felt the great bliss of celebrating Baba’s birth with Gurumayi surging within me.
California, United States
After participating in the satsang for Baba, I felt love—and I’m still feeling a renewed blossom of love for everything around me. I thank Gurumayi, Baba Muktananda, and Bhagavan Nityananda for all their teachings of true love.
On the same day as the satsang in honor of Baba’s lunar birthday, I was the host of a satsang at the local Siddha Yoga meditation center. As the host, I read out loud the introduction that Baba wrote to The Nectar of Chanting. This experience strengthened my relationship with the Guru. I decided to recite Shri Guru Gita with love and devotion.
That evening, when I recited Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi, during the satsang via live video stream, I again recited the text with love and devotion. At that time I reached a state of peace.
I was so pleased to see Gurumayi during the satsang for Baba’s Birthday! And I was so happy to participate in reciting Shri Guru Gita with the wonderful people who attend the local Siddha Yoga meditation center. Whatever the condition of my mind or emotions beforehand, my participation in reciting Shri Guru Gita makes my day!
At the end of the satsang, I truly appreciated the video clip of Baba wrapping his turban and showing his great sense of humor! I was filled with energy all day.
Georgia, United States
When Gurumayi said, “Happy Birthday, Baba!” I was overwhelmed by her love, her devotion, and her loyalty to her beloved Guru, Baba Muktananda. And I once again realized how fortunate we are in having Gurumayi as our Guru. The whole satsang was an expression of pure love.
This was my first satsang with Gurumayi after discovering the Siddha Yoga teachings a few months ago and I have never experienced anything like it. During the chanting of Mere Baba Muktananda, I felt waves of bliss rise up within me and crash against my soul with every verse. Receiving Gurumayi’s darshan lit a fire within me that I didn’t know was possible.
I have never ended a period of chanting and meditation filled with so much bliss before, and I am incredibly grateful.
Washington, United States
When I got up on the morning of the satsang on Baba’s lunar birthday, it was sunny and bright outside. And then, all of a sudden, light snow started to fall very gently, while the sun was still out. It went on like that for a short time. I was so grateful to Baba for sending this sign and blessing!
During the satsang
I saw so much love and sweetness in Gurumayi’s eyes. I felt that Baba’s love was pouring into me through Gurumayi’s eyes.
In the morning I meditated with a dharana on one of Baba’s teachings for ten minutes and then recited Shri Guru Gita by myself. In the afternoon, I recited Shri Guru Gita again, this time with other Siddha Yogis at the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Tokyo. The culmination came at nighttime in Japan when, under the full moon, Gurumayi and Siddha Yogis from all over the world recited Shri Guru Gita and finally offered arati.
So I celebrated Baba’s lunar birthday with three recitations of Shri Guru Gita! I am very grateful to Gurumayi for giving me these opportunities.
It was a true benediction to have darshan of Shri Gurumayi visually, to hear her voice in both the recitation of Shri Guru Gita and the buoyant namasankirtana of Mere Baba Muktananda, and to invoke the light of the Guru through Jyota se Jyota Jagao. This satsang flowed through me like fructifying waters through parched land.
I keep visualizing the opening scene when the camera glided toward the Temple doors emblazoned with the words, “I owe my existence to Shree Guru.” And I owe my existence to my Shri Guru, Gurumayi, to my beloved Baba Muktananda who opened my heart, and to Bade Baba, whose grace called me to the Siddha Yoga path.
New Jersey, United States
I am very grateful for the exquisite gift of the satsang via live video stream with Gurumayi in Bhagavan Nityananda’s Temple in honor of Baba’s lunar birthday. In the beginning, I felt Baba’s presence immediately as the three rainbows stretched across the sky over Shree Muktananda Ashram. Then, when I saw the letter M amongst the tree branches, it seemed as though he was there, watching us all. Then throughout the recitation of Shri Guru Gita chant, I was aware of Baba’s soft presence among us all, as his grace was washing over us.
This has been my most powerful experience ever during a recitation of Shri Guru Gita!
I felt that by wearing a turban for today’s satsang in honor of Baba’s lunar birthday, Gurumayi was honoring Baba and embodying Baba’s love.
At the end of the satsang, the video clip of Baba wrapping lengths of pink silk around his head to form a turban reminded me of the fact that, even though many people in the world are currently celebrating a royal coronation, Baba is truly the king of the subtle realms—as well as a jagadguru, a Guru for the whole world.
Throughout the satsang I experienced so much sweetness. Our Gurus’ love is so tangible and embraces everyone and everything. It’s a blessing for our planet and all the life on this earth. Today was the very first time that my husband recited the Shri Guru Gita and I could see him filled with sweetness. Our little dog was relaxed during all the chanting, and when the satsang finished, she suddenly woke up, full of energy.
Throughout the satsang I felt deeply connected with Baba. The recitation of Shri Guru Gita was as sweet as honey. I felt that I was receiving the full power of Gurumayi’s love for her Baba. As I chanted, I felt enveloped by Baba’s love more and more, and at some point I felt Baba’s presence next to me, and he called me “Piccola mia!” (“my little one”). A wave of joy engulfed me as I received his darshan. I had the clear perception of being held by him like a precious child, with the utmost love and care.
Gurumayi and Baba are in my heart. They are my heart!
The satsang for Baba’s lunar birthday reconnected me with the bliss that is literally at the base of my being. As the satsang progressed, I started to feel tingling in my belly and at the base of my spine. By the time we sang Jyota se Jyota Jagao, I could feel it there clearly.
I know now I can reconnect at any time with the bliss that is at the base of my being. Why? Because this bliss is the base of my being! It’s no wonder that this satsang would have this effect on me since it focused on Baba’s life and his intention to awaken his students to experience the joy of this life and the source of bliss within.
California, United States
Today has been wonderful! My wife, our two children, and I all participated in the satsang via live video stream. The recitation of Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi ji in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall was a joyful experience. Throughout the satsang, Bade Baba’s murti was a serene presence, whose darshan gave me serenity within.
Bliss spread through the satsang in the Universal Hall, and my young son started laughing and laughing, openly and fully, after the recitation of Shri Guru Gita had concluded. I realized that it was the bliss he had received from the satsang.
After we chanted Jyota se Jyota Jagao and the Karpura Arati, my young-adult son came and sat with my wife and me. It was a perfect moment! As I meditated with my eyes open, assimilating the entire satsang, I could hear Om resounding crisply and finely all around. Simultaneously, the light all around sparkled and danced in refined particles with a high clear vibration.
I am thankful for the grace and knowledge of the Siddhas brought to this world by Baba. I am grateful for Gurumayi’s immense love for Baba, and that we can literally have satsang with the whole Siddha Yoga global sangham in our daily lives.
Washington, United States
When I got up to participate in the satsang, it was raining. I understood this as nature’s blessing for this auspicious time. Then, when we heard about and saw the three rainbows that had graced Shree Muktananda Ashram the day before the satsang, I smiled in recognition that, yes, nature is indeed celebrating and showering blessings. My heart was full.
Just as the satsang was concluding, rain once again started to fall. Nature's blessings, just like Baba’s blessings, abound!
It is always a blessing for me and my family to recite Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi ji in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall. My ten-year-old daughter and five-year-old son also participated in the entire satsang. We are always eager for the darshan of Gurumayi ji, and we felt very pleased and blessed to receive it today.
My son cannot read the text of Shri Guru Gita but still he asked me to show him each verse that we were reciting and he tried to keep his finger pointed to that verse. Since I grew up in a family of Siddha Yogis, I feel very satisfied and blessed that my children are now interested in sharing the Siddha Yoga path with me and my parents.
What an incredible experience to be with Gurumayi, Baba, and Bade Baba in satsang! Chanting Mere Baba Muktananda—“my Baba Muktananda”—with Gurumayi opened my heart completely. And the sound of the sitar, mridang, and tabla felt like a perfect way to honor Baba as I know he loved the Indian classical instruments.
As we chanted, I consciously sent my love to Gurumayi on this auspicious day. As I communicated internally with Gurumayi in this way, I experienced the magnificence of the chant even more profoundly, and I found myself moving with Gurumayi with my full body, so happy, embracing and experiencing Gurumayi’s and Baba’s bliss as my own.
New York, United States
While reciting Shri Guru Gita during the satsang on Baba’s lunar birthday, I could feel each word of it scintillating within me. The shakti was so powerful that it was getting difficult for me to even open my eyes. The chant Mere Baba Muktananda was so profound that I was literally dancing in my room. This was such a beautiful gift!
The recitation of Shri Guru Gita was so profound that as I recited it, every pore of my being was scintillating with love and light. My meditation was filled with the energy of Baba ji; it had depth and exuberance at the same time. It led me to an intoxicating state as we entered the chant of Mere Baba Muktananda. As I watched Gurumayi ji chanting, so merged with her love of Baba, the rasa of this merging permeated my own being and led me to absolute stillness.
I am incredibly grateful for this satsang via live video stream, which I was able to participate in while traveling outside of the U.S. In fact, I am on an island in Greece. From verse 152 of Shri Guru Gita, I have learned that it is auspicious to recite Shri Guru Gita on the shore of the ocean, and as I recited it, I could see the ocean from my balcony.
During the recitation, Shri Gurumayi looked into the camera many times, and I took care to notice which verse of Shri Guru Gita she was reciting as she looked straight at me. One time it was verses 164 and 165 about the fruits of serving Shri Guru “wholeheartedly and with deep devotion.” May I forever find it possible to do so—whether through offering seva or dakshina, or simply doing my level best to follow the teachings.
Virginia, United States
During today’s satsang for Baba’s Birthday, I was smiling as I received the darshan of Gurumayi ji. Then Gurumayi ji was smiling back at me, and this went on during the whole satsang. Coincidentally, during the whole day before the satsang, I had been humming the chant Mere Baba Muktananda, without knowing that it would be included in the satsang!
Today, when I recited Shri Guru Gita, I experienced a positive energy all around me that makes the environment more divine. And when Gurumayi ji began to chant Mere Baba Muktananda, I could feel an energy that connected my body to my soul.
The satsang via live video stream for Baba’s lunar birthday was a divine experience for me. While everyone was chanting Mere Baba Muktananda, I had the feeling when I saw Bade Baba’s murti that Baba had come in the form of Bade Baba to hear our chant. Even more divine was that our Guru, Gurumayi, was chanting her Guru’s name with all of us, as we all remembered Baba on his birthday.
Oh, what joy! What bliss! To be in the Universal Hall with Gurumayi, with Bade Baba, and with the Siddha Yoga global sangham celebrating Baba’s lunar birthday. It was so wondrous to recite Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi.
While meditating, I saw Baba Muktananda blissfully chanting. During the Mere Baba Muktananda chant that followed, I felt so much bliss that I was up on my feet dancing and chanting with tears of gratitude for my Baba. In this bliss, in this conscious awareness, in this ecstasy I experienced that I am one with Gurumayi, Baba, and Bade Baba; one with the global sangham; and one with nature.
I am so grateful for this beautiful path of devotion, for our lineage of Siddhas. My heart is overflowing with gratitude and love.
California, United States
I have never been so active in any of my recitations of Shri Guru Gita before this satsang in honor of Baba’s lunar birthday. I felt like the flowers in front of Bade Baba’s feet were blooming all around me.
All new energy arose in me after reciting Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi in honor of our beloved Baba. What an immense gift to share!
When the arati was being performed, I felt that Bade Baba was a whole world and the arati was being offered to the whole world. I am feeling blessed.