After revisiting the beautiful images of the satsang
in honor of Baba's 32nd Lunar Mahasamadhi, my heart is filled with tremendous gratitude for everything I have received and continue to receive. Every photograph comes alive in my mind as I imagine that very special day. All of the images are mahaprasad
. This website is such a powerful connection to our beloved Gurumayi.
As I watched the exquisite slideshow of Baba's Lunar Mahasamadhi Satsang, my mind became so peaceful, and I was drawn deep into the space of quietude within my being. My heart is full of gratitude for the Guru's love and presence in my life.
Thank you, dearest Gurumayi, for the Siddha Yoga path website, which is such a divine vehicle for your love.
"How glad of heart I am." My heart leapt when I read these beautiful words by Baba, for this has been exactly my experience since receiving shaktipat
. This week, I have been repeating Baba's words to myself as a mantra. As soon as I do, happiness surges up from within and becomes bigger and more important than anything else. And even if my mind wanders to less uplifting concerns, gladness of heart is always there.
Thank you, Gurumayi! Thank you, Baba! May the whole world experience the gladness of heart that comes with Guru's grace!
Thank you to all the students immersed in their practices, to nature in her glory, to the website sevites. Thank you for darshan
of the divine in so many manifestations.
Corsham, United Kingdom
As I watched the images of the satsang,
I was experiencing so much joy and so many blessings within my heart. I was feeling so fortunate to be a student on the Siddha Yoga path. I experienced that I was there with Gurumayi ji in Shree Muktananda Ashram and in the heart of Bade Baba. My mind became quiet, and meditation came spontaneously.
Salutations to Shri Gurumayi ji!
What an exquisitely beautiful way to experience satsang
with Gurumayi! From beginning to end, I experienced Baba as the Bliss of Freedom. Each of the inspiring images captures the splendor of the Siddha Yoga teachings and practices. The love, devotion, joy, and ecstasy are palpable.
As I participated in the satsang
, I felt as if I was singing God’s glory with everyone. What an awe-inspiring way to celebrate Baba!
How ecstatic, vibrant, and rich! As the slide show continued, my heart became more open and my eyes so alert, taking in all the joy, love, and grace. And as it concluded, I experienced the stillness and quietness of the Ashram.
Thank you, beloved Gurumayi, for bringing us into your world.
selfless service—is the first thing that came to me when watching this inspiring photo essay. Many hands, minds, and spirits obviously contributed to this presentation of beauty.
May the grace and effort presented here be multiplied and transmitted across all realms—physical, mental, and spiritual.
Thank you for this exquisite and creative expression of the joy, the swirling, the ecstatic chanting, the unbridled happiness, unified movement and singing of one heart, the yearning, the prayer—and the indescribable beauty. I feel as if this posting comes as close as one can to putting God's love into images. I revisit it every day. It bestows happiness and opens my heart with each visit.
I am very grateful and awed by our sacred Siddha Yoga path. I am full.
Thank you, Gurumayi, again and again!
New York, USA
What a glorious thing to see these images, which filled my heart with joy this morning! As I witness the sweetness of the satsang
, the devotion and love in everyone's face, Bade Baba's radiant magnanimity, and the exquisiteness of the Ashram on that day, I am bathed in contentment and inner satisfaction.
The way the photos are arranged is a dance itself! What a joy it is to see them! My heart is now light, inspired, and happy. This is the transformation grace brings, even by my looking at these photos.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you to all who serve to make this possible.
Mexico City, Mexico
What an incredible experience it is to gaze upon these photos at the start of my day! I feel as if I’ve just bathed in a lake of the sweetest joy and have come out soaked in bliss. My eyes are full of ecstatic tears, and my heart is brimming with peace.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for showering us constantly in love.
New York, USA
Oh, to be there with you, to feel the universal power, to be touched by the invisible world amidst the divine beauty of everyone and everything, to receive so much and to share it with people who live at the same time on this earth!
My own being benefits from each detail of each moment, and I think what we all receive sparkles around us, so that the whole planet benefits from this website of love.
As I was looking at these beautiful photos, I found I was especially touched by the teaching from Baba at the end. In the midst of longing for the state that Baba describes, I remembered some of the times when my heart, too, has felt that full. It is impossible to keep that love to oneself. Although it may not be perceptible to others, I find it fills me up and spills over in the same ecstatic way that Baba describes.
In the same way, this website, with all the photos and teachings, so generously expresses the Guru's love, overflowing with creativity, sharing the teachings so vividly, bringing them home to the heart.
What a blessing! The abundant beauty, the nectarean full moon showering its healing rays over the Temple and the earth, Shri Gurumayi's wonderful presence, the tangible devotion of all the participants, Bade Baba's majestic murti—
the eternal witness of all the events. Then the recitation of Shri Guru Gita
followed by the arati
, the laughter, the songs, the dance, the respect, the love, the flowers, the trees, the sacred lake, the birds. I experienced it all as an immersion in Baba’s “transcendental joy.”
This picturesque satsang
is bubbling with so much energy and so many blessings of Shri Gurumayi, Baba Muktananda, and Bade Baba that it cannot be contained in a single heart. I have to make my small heart the big Heart to experience the exquisiteness of this posting on the website.
My daily Siddha Yoga practices are supporting me in this endeavor. But it seems that there is something additional that I receive from these postings. They give me the benevolent company of my three Gurus, the great Siddhas, and I trust that this company will help me to dissolve my worldly desires into this great ocean of love and grace.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you, Baba. Thank you, Bade Baba. Thank you for giving me this life to walk upon this beautiful path of Siddha Yoga with the Siddha Yoga sangham
who support each other with love, respect, and humility.
What joy! Such incomparable joy! So much grace and yearning and gratitude for the experience of my Guru's smile and the joy and divine love that continue to blossom in my heart and in my life! Thank you!
I became absorbed in the slide of blue Bade Baba. I loved the blue color. I thought, "They should stop here. There is no way this could get better."
Then came the slide with Baba talking about transcendental joy, reminding me of my goal.
Thank you, Baba, for showing me how great life can be.
A few days ago, Gurumayi came to visit the Flower Department in Shree Muktananda Ashram, where I offer seva
as the department head. Gurumayi asked me if I had a stick or a broom. I went to get a broom, and when I came back, I saw that Gurumayi had walked out to the driveway right outside the Flower Department. She was standing in the middle of a pile of dry leaves, moving the leaves around with her foot. I saw that she was shaping the leaves into a big heart, so I brought the broom and started sweeping the leaves into the heart shape. Other sevites who were walking by joined us and began shaping the leaves with their hands. Gurumayi said to me, “You keep sweeping.”
Hearing Gurumayi’s words, I suddenly remembered that in 1993, the first time I came to live in Shree Muktananda Ashram as a teenager with my family for six years, Gurumayi’s Message for that year was, “Take a broom and sweep your heart.” I realized that now, 21 years later, here I was again serving in Shree Muktananda Ashram, and I was literally living Gurumayi’s Message! With every sweep of the broom my heart was filled with more and more joy. Thank you, Gurumayi!
Shree Muktananda Ashram