Baba's Birthday 2018

Baba Muktananda Teaches about Shri Guru Gita

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In June 2017, I visited Gurudev Siddha Peeth to offer seva. As I recited Shri Guru Gita in the mornings, I was inspired to read the meaning of the verses. While doing so, I realized that I could understand the words I was reading to be describing not just "the Guru" but Shri Gurumayi herself. This insight made my heart soar and my recitations took on a different quality after that.
 
As I continued to recite the verses with this understanding, I felt my inner state expanding, becoming lighter and filled with an unearthly joy. I felt as if the Shakti inside me was dancing as I sang praises of my beloved Guru. My heart was filled with auspiciousness. Everything around me felt divine.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Bangalore, India

When I have any kind of difficulty in my life, I recite Shri Guru Gita two or three times. In doing this, I have found that I feel peace. I experience the Guru’s love, and I am free from fear.
 
Thank you, Baba, for the gift of Shri Guru Gita. Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Mumbai, India

I find it so amazing and moving to realize that I began reciting Shri Guru Gita very soon after meeting Baba at the time of his birthday more than four decades ago. Everything about the Siddha Yoga path, including Baba himself, seemed so different from what I’d experienced in the past, and yet it was all so familiar to my heart and so right for me.
 
And there I was, learning to recite a Sanskrit text! I was surprised at how natural and full of delight this felt. It turned out that focusing on this sacred text was exactly what I needed to do to explore who I really was—then and now.
 
When I recite Shri Guru Gita, I recall that time in my life when, like Parvati, I was meeting my Guru, and asking profound questions about myself, about God, about spirituality, and about my relationship with Baba, a force of nature like none I’d ever encountered.
 
What a gift from Baba is this “one indispensable text”!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Kentucky, USA