When I looked at these gorgeous photos again this morning, with the new additions, one particular image touched my heart profoundly. It is of the Swami striding so happily through the enchanted garden. When I saw him, I thought "upliftment.” Then, when I looked at the images of the creatures that followed, I saw a resemblance in the vibrancy and the happy, natural expression in their beings.
I offer gratitude to the Siddha Yoga Gurus who continually shower all beings with grace.
Every time I look at these brilliant nature photos, I am drawn deep into a feeling of oneness with everything I see; and I experience everything I see as equal to everything else, including the two-legged animals who appear nestled in the photos among trees, flowers, insects, sky, grass, and computers. And I wonder at it—what makes it so? Everything seems to be totally absorbed in its own bliss. I am moved to tears of love and gratitude when I realize that everything and everyone participates in my experience as I sit here at home, in front of my computer, through the power of the Guru's sankalpa
and this transformative website.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you, everyone at Shree Muktananda Ashram, for giving us this powerful darshan
When I looked at the photo of the moon behind the trees, the light and power of the moon entered my body, and I could feel the tension in my body releasing. I became aware of my heart. Sweet and strong energy arose in my heart, and happiness and love came flowing from it. The power of the moonlight is so strong!
Thank you so much for these photos. They connect me to myself.
Happy, happy, happy!
Thank you so much for the inspiring nature gallery. As I was looking at the pictures this morning, it brought me to an inner deep space filled with happiness.
It was as if happiness was jumping from my heart into every picture: every cloud looked happy, every flower, every tree, every sky, every sevite, every Swami, every light, every bird, every color, every snake, every moon, every stone, every insect, every star, every drop of nectar, every drop of rain, every leaf, every sun—everything was filled with happiness!
My deep gratitude to the photographers with their golden eyes that are able to convey Nityananda from every particle of Shree Muktananda Ashram.
My deep gratitude to Gurumayi, whose grace evokes the experience of being within, in the space of deep happiness.
Annecy le Vieux, France
The picture of the garden hose took me right back to my wonderful experiences of offering seva
in the garden at Shree Muktananda Ashram. One evening I was rolling up the hoses, which had a life of their own. I was dancing with the Goddess, Kundalini Shakti.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
Ironbridge, United Kingdom
In looking at these photos, I recognized that we have to give our light to the world just as every flower and blade of grass do, gently yet vividly.
Thank you for the beauty of these pictures. They open my eyes to the beauty around me.
The beautiful arc of light over Lake Nityananda reminds me of Bade Baba's love and light encircling the world with his grace, protection, and blessings.
Thank you, Bade Baba!
New York, USA
I am a regular viewer of the Nature Gallery. Viewing these pictures brings me close to nature. They are so beautiful and alive that I can imagine myself walking around Shree Muktananda Ashram and looking at these wonderful expressions of nature. I have never seen such beautiful flowers, fruits, butterflies, birds, and sweet little animals as these. It is a most precious gift for me. Every time I close the Nature Gallery, I am already looking forward to the next surprise gift.
Thank you so much, dearest Gurumayi ji, for bringing us close to this beautiful world of nature. Thank you to the sevites who have made it possible to watch this beautiful universe.
Viewing the pictures took me to the space of transcendence. I realized there is so much in nature that represents the inner world. To experience transcendence or tranquility, all one has to do is see this Nature Gallery and be with each photo, each nuance. I feel that I am physically in Shree Muktananda Ashram. Each photo is brimming with love.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for continually guiding me to the space of the Heart.
Thank you for this beautiful and uplifting Nature Gallery. I feel more aware of the importance of each thing that exists in this universe and its contribution to the universe in its own unique way.
Thank you for this beautiful experience!
Oh, what an incredible photo of the golden butterfly and the bee, side by side in harmony! The butterfly—a symbol of transformation, the power of shaktipat
initiation. And the honey-producing bee—representing the divine nectar within.
New York, USA
What a magnificent way to begin the day—to be reminded of the soundless sound and Bade Baba's resounding silence. I so love the generosity of the website in keeping us connected as a sacred sangham
I am ever grateful to you, dearest Gurumayi, for showing me what it's like to see things through your eyes, both on the outside and the inside.
What comfort it is to rest in these images—the bee at its toil, the lily's burst of color, a cloud rising majestically as an unmistakable heart. Silent and grand, participants in the wondrous palette of nature, they soothe me as they also call me to join them in their generous, faithful industry. "We are here," they say.
"Join us in tending to the joy within each space."
Each image is a meditation on what it means to dive into the breathing heart and simply live from there.
New York, USA
Each one unique.
Each one so special.
I bow to Mother Nature, who brings me back home
again and again -- to my own Heart
where my Beloved dwells
and where I celebrate the bliss of union.
This maha-event happens in silence,
where the sweet song resounds
and I dance joyfully with my divine Beloved.
Thank you, my beloved Gurumayi ji.
Gurudev Siddha Peeth
When I look at the beautiful images from nature, I feel as if Gurumayi is guiding me to understand the fullness of life, to realize that we do live in a paradise. When I look at these images from Shree Muktananda Ashram, I also feel like I am in Gurudev Siddha Peeth.
I am learning that everything is possible with love and intention. I am learning that I can create too, and that I am responsible for my own creation every day. By tuning in to the beauty and stillness within my world and aligning myself with nature and the quiet space within, I feel more joy and hope for this world.
Thank you for the website that gives me all this inspiration and joy for my day!
All of the Nature Galleries that have been posted on the website have heightened my awareness of the wonder of the natural world, and I find myself more sensitive and aware when I’m actually outside, whether in a quiet natural scene or just looking at one tree on a city street.
Spending time this morning with Bhagavan Nityananda’s Punyatithi Nature Gallery, traveling from sunrise to moonrise at Shree Muktananda Ashram, I was drawn inside to stillness. It was as if I were having Bade Baba's darshan
in the Temple or in his Samadhi Shrine. It reminded me of a quotation from Bade Baba that I read on the "Experience Bhagavan Nityananda's Darshan" page:
Is there any place where I don’t exist? In everything is a glimpse of me.
The scenes of nature remind me so strongly of the freedom and shakti
I have felt when I walked the grounds of Shree Muktananda Ashram and experienced its beauty and silence.