My husband met Baba Muktananda in Gurudev Siddha Peeth in the spring of 1982. When my husband came home, I was inspired to begin meditating. Every time I sat to meditate, however, I found my mind full of thoughts.
On October 2, 1982, I was meditating, and for the first time I entered a space of profound stillness, peace, and happiness. I felt that I was enfolded in love, that I had accessed something I had always known existed yet never before fully experienced, something deeply familiar yet wonderfully new. “Ah,” I thought, “so this is meditation.” When I opened my eyes I felt full of energy and deeply refreshed, like an inner cleansing had taken place. Full of wonder I went to tell my husband, who told me he had just heard that Baba Muktananda had taken mahasamadhi.
Somehow I knew that I had experienced Baba’s shakti directly, even though I lived halfway around the world from India. Through Baba’s grace, I’d had a profound experience of my inner Self. This experience changed my life. I have been meditating regularly ever since that day, and meditation has become the foundation of my life, connecting me to the source of strength and stillness within.
A Siddha Yogi from Wales, United Kingdom