Sung live in Shree Muktananda Ashram
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This beautiful arati
brings me into the presence of Bhagavan Nityananda in my own heart. With each note, sweet bliss pours forth in abundance into my day. What a wonderful reminder of the power and grace of having a Siddha in my life.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Singing the Nityananda Arati
always transforms my state. If I am feeling sad, the melody uplifts me. If am feeling alone, the image of Bade Baba reminds me that I am never alone, that he is always with me. And if I am happy, it elevates that happiness to new levels!
The Nityananda Arat
i is a most beautiful gift.
Vermont, United States
Singing the Nityananda Arati
has given me comfort and strength in dealing with various health challenges.
The image of Bade Baba accompanying the arati
, particularly his large hands held upright, inspires me to be more contained in my thinking and avoid engaging in nonproductive meanderings of the mind. I feel that if I focus and conserve my energy, my goals for healing will be reachable.
A few nights ago, I couldn't fall sleep and kept tossing and turning for hours. After several such hours, I decided to do something more constructive with my time. It was 3:30 a.m. and I suddenly wanted to chant the Nityananda Arati from the Siddha Yoga path website. And so I did!
It was so peaceful, magical, and beautiful that at that point in time I wanted nothing else. I was in joy, at peace, and in total bliss—I felt one with Bade Baba's love. In the morning when I got up, I felt fresh for the start of my day despite having slept only three hours. That was purely the magic of grace and the power of Bade Baba's love!
The Nityananda Arati is new to me. It opens a new vista of joy when I sing it. My earthly cares and woes are far in the background and the simplicity of sheer happiness envelops my being.
I am forever grateful for the melodious songs and hymns of Siddha Yoga music that reveal our true nature.
Florida, United States
I experienced a profound connection to Bade Baba while listening to this arati
. I am at peace knowing he is in my heart and with me always. This peace resonates between my mind and my heart.
With much love and gratitude, I humbly bow to Bhagavan Nityananda.
Texas, United States
A photo of Bade Baba’s murti
has graced the center of my puja
this month. Singing the Nityananda Arati and waving a flame to Bade Baba has brought me an experience of formlessness during meditation. Immense love draws me to my heart center, and then I feel as though my form is dissolving. I am aware of no body, no thoughts, no distraction—only the subtleness of being.
Florida, United States
Hearing and singing the Nityananda Arati makes me feel so happy! After singing this arati,
my state of mind changes; he always gives me new life. It's the magic of his great heart that in those moments, he makes me smile back at his sweetest smile, and I feel ecstatic.
I bow to the sacred feet of Bhagavan Nityananda.
At home, we have been singing this arati
regularly. Today, my three-year-old daughter suddenly began chanting the refrain. Listening to her sweet voice and watching the way she was chanting, my whole being melted. I had the experience of Bade Baba's blessings embracing my home, my family, my heart. I felt deep gratitude.
Mexico City, Mexico
When my four-year-old son heard the Nityananda Arati
for the first time, he loved it so much that he made me play it again and again. I lost the count after seven times! He was swaying in delight while sitting on the sofa next to me, as I too swayed. It was pure bliss to watch him so naturally and sincerely becoming inducted into this divine song of Bhagavan Nityananda's name. His wonderment also pulled me deeper into the beauty of this arati
As I hear the Nityananda Arati, I am reminded of the exquisite and exuberant aura of nature's essence around Ganeshpuri. All creatures sing Bade Baba’s glory. It's incredibly beautiful when we see him seated in his kingdom. I have meditated in Ganeshpuri and attended aratis,
and I have always been filled with sheer love and joy. Shri Nityananda means “forever in bliss.” Singing his glory is bliss in itself.
Each morning I sing this uplifting hymn as I prepare my breakfast. As I sing it, I feel its essence of joy and exuberance bubbling and surging within me. Sometimes as I sing the final refrain, I dance with ecstasy in the solitude of the kitchen. I feel Bade Baba’s presence dancing within me while my heart leaps with gratitude for all he has given to the Siddha Yoga path.
Jaya Bade Baba
New Jersey, USA
Singing the Nityananda Arati on the evening of Bade Baba’s Punyatithi immediately transported me to a place of innocence and simple devotion within my own heart. It led me to understand that in this way we are all his children. I am deeply moved by the meaning of the words.
I feel so much love and gratitude for our amazing Bade Baba!
Guildford, United Kingdom
This morning, I rose early. In the still time of early morning, I sang this arati
to Bade Baba. Then I meditated. As soon as I closed my eyes, I saw a velvet-like darkness, with a brilliant sphere of blue light. I sat in meditation, and the blue sphere never wavered, but slowly faded into a tiny point of light.
I felt so deeply blessed.
In reading the English translation of the Nityananda Arati, this verse stands out for me: “You are very dear to children.” My eight-year-old daughter loves Bade Baba very much. She cares for the murti
of Bade Baba at the local chanting and meditation group with great enthusiasm and attention. Bade Baba’s being is very real and alive for her. One of the sweetest ways I experience his presence in my life is through observing her connection to him.
Thank you, Bade Baba, for your great love for children!