Baba Muktananda, Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri (South Fallsburg, NY: SYDA Foundation, 1996), p.115
Recently, I was contemplating the focus of this month: joy. I looked deep inside myself and asked, "How can I remain in a sustained state of true joy?" Bade Baba’s teaching flashed in my awareness: “Go deep within yourself and meditate, and you will be happy.” I prayed to Bade Baba, "I really want to experience you."
Soon after that, I saw Bade Baba in a dream. I was with a group of devotees and we all saw him walking very fast, from a distance. His dark skin was radiant and shining like a jewel. Just seeing him filled me with immense love and happiness. He looked at us with great love. When I woke up, I felt as if I'd been in his real presence.
In my heart I know Bade Baba is an embodiment of true happiness, and when I focus on him, remembering him and his presence within me, it gives me real happiness. I can still feel his presence within and around me.
Thank you so much, Bade Baba!
a Gurukula student in Gurudev Siddha Peeth
During a wedding I attended last night, the bride and groom asked us to hold a stone in our hands during the service and imbue it with a blessing for them. Throughout the whole service, I repeated Bade Baba's teaching on the in-breath and out-breath. As the service went on, the bliss I felt reached ecstasy. I looked out at the expanse of water behind the altar and felt silent, pulsating oneness.
To capture the scene on the stone, I drew a picture of the water and the land reflecting off it in the distance. Today I saw that the picture accompanying Bade Baba's teaching for the day shows land and trees reflected in water and resembles the picture I had drawn.
I am so grateful to Gurumayi, as I feel that my entire life springs forth from my sadhana
on the Siddha Yoga Path.
a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA
I first attempted to meditate when I was in high school, but the experience left me restless, and for a long time, I forgot about meditation.
Years later, I took a Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive. During the first meditation session, I silently repeated the mantra Om Namah Shivaya
, and very soon, I was carried into a state of pure joy.
Since then, I've known that I never have to accept unhappiness, nor do I have to struggle to be happy. I've experienced the truth of Bade Baba's promise.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
I do feel the happiest when I go within and meditate and experience the peace and bliss that exist inside my own being.
a Siddha Yogi from Iowa, USA
This morning, before I read today's teaching, I meditated for over an hour. I was absorbed in a deep stillness. When the meditation ended, I did not want to get up; I just wanted to sit and relish the feelings of peace, joy, and love that arose from within my own self. I sat for a while longer, absolutely content. When I arose, the state I was experiencing remained in its fullness—and continues to this moment.
Then, when I read Bade Baba's words on the website, I was happy. In fact, I felt that I was
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA