For decades, I have held the account of Baba’s Divya Diksha
in my heart as a most precious treasure. Each time I read it, I am filled with love for Baba.
When I read this account, I feel transported in time and space. I remember Baba vividly, and his presence fills my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Ohio, USA
This morning upon waking I was drawn outdoors. A breeze wafted gently, and the air was dense with the refreshing scent of a steady, generous rain. Baba’s words spontaneously arose in me:”…the most auspicious of all auspicious days
.” Gratitude welled up from deep inside, and I went to my puja
to offer dakshina
As I drove to school with my daughter, she read her favorite paragraph from Play of Consciousness.
I could feel Baba’s shakti
and grace, his leonine strength, his unwavering delight, and his vast love. I could see my daughter’s face shining radiantly with Baba’s love.
Today again, as if for the first time, I’m in awe reading Baba’s account of receiving shaktipat diksha
from Bhagavan Nityananda. Each moment of Baba’s account is so full that I need to pause and contemplate to apprehend just a fraction of its profound meaning and its significance for my sadhana
Thank you, Gurumayi, Baba, and Bade Baba for the priceless gift of the Siddha Yoga path.
a Siddha Yogi from Geelong West, Australia
As I read this passage, I have a vivid image of this sacred scene. The beautiful old photographs evoke the atmosphere of the time on the small spot of earth where this wondrous event happened.
Today I offered a special puja,
and I was overflowing with gratitude to Bhagavan Nityananda for Baba's divya diksha,
because this made possible my own shaktipat diksha
from Baba. I felt such warmth in my heart towards Baba for granting me the incomparable blessing of shaktipat
. The initiation that Baba bestowed on me felt like the beginning of a new life, a spiritual awakening from darkness.
again and again before our Gurus with the greatest love and thankfulness.
a Siddha Yogi from Kilsby, United Kingdom
It is always joyful to read this excerpt from Play of Consciousness
. As I read, I remember and experience Baba appearing to me in my first Siddha Yoga meditation session.
Through the years Baba's teachings have been my solace and my support. When I read Baba’s words, I feel uplifted and blessed. His teachings fill me with a strength and confidence that enhance my every action.
Always and ever I am grateful and blessed to pranam
at the feet of the Guru.
a Siddha Yogi from Modiin, Israel
Very early this morning I was awakened from a half slumber by what sounded like a loud knock. I knew no one was at my door, and that the sound was significant — a call to action of some kind. I remembered the date, and the word freedom
immediately sprang to mind. I felt a sense of profound gratitude to Gurumayi, Baba, and Bade Baba. I would not be who I am or where I am but for their divine grace.
When I read Baba’s account of his divya diksha,
his words evoked a powerful inner experience, and I felt so much joy.
a Siddha Yogi from Beccles, United Kingdom