Tears came to my eyes as I viewed these tranquil photos of seva
. I was especially moved by the photos of the sevites offering prayer sticks to the fire in front of the statue of Shiva Nataraj. In the photos, each sevite expressed a deep and peaceful faith and connection with grace.
In my role as an art teacher, I have the privilege of introducing students to different prayer traditions from around the world, as those are reflected in art and architecture. Learning about and sharing the prayer traditions of the world has made my own practice of prayer in Siddha Yoga more meaningful.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for opening my eyes to see God everywhere.
New Jersey, USA
As I looked into the Ashram through the lens of each image in this gallery, I felt as though I was really there.
While viewing the images of the sevites in the midst of their activities, my mind became light, clear, and pure. I felt the soft atmosphere of the Ashram. I felt the blessings Siddha Yogis offered to the fire in front of the statue of Shiva Nataraj and mentally offered my own prayer stick to the fire.
I love these images of the ladies cooking in the Ashram kitchen, preparing such delicious food! I can almost taste it through these photos. Many thanks for sharing their love in action.
Happy, happy, happy Mother's Day to all mothers.
New York, USA
I love the way these photographs show the one-pointed focus with which each person is offering seva
. For me, these photos exemplify Gurumayi's Message for 2015, as each sevite seems to be connected to a sweet inner stillness in the midst of action, a type of meditation in itself. And everyone seems very natural and comfortable with what they are doing.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for showing us so many ways that we can continue our study of this year's Message.