January 13, 2023
Shubh Makara Sankranti Eve!
You may have found the page on the Siddha Yoga path website, under “January 2023,” about Surya Devata, the deity of the sun. If so, then you will already know that on the Siddha Yoga path, we honor and give reverence to the Sun God every year on January 14, which marks the occasion of Makara Sankranti.
It is said that the sun’s light reaches Earth in approximately eight minutes. In other words, it travels astonishingly fast. And I’m hoping that it’s with similar speed that you receive this communication from me, about the Siddha Yoga satsang that will be held in honor of Makara Sankranti.
Yes—that’s right! Tomorrow, Saturday, January 14, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. New York time, there will be a satsang held via live video stream from the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple in Shree Muktananda Ashram. For those of you who are unable to participate at this time—because of the time difference, or for any other reason—a webcast of the satsang will be available on the Siddha Yoga path website for a few days afterward, so that you may participate at your convenience.
I mentioned before what has been said, based on scientific research, about the speed at which sunlight travels. It has also been said that without the sun, there would be no life on Earth. And I feel I can say with confidence that, for all of us Siddha Yogis, satsang—infused as it is with our Guru’s grace—gives life to our sadhana.
May your shakti-filled voice resound in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall tomorrow, and may its effects reach far and wide—indeed, to every star and galaxy, every contour and corner and unbounded boundary of this universe.