Satsang with Baba: Volume 4 (Ganeshpuri, India: Shri Gurudev Ashram, 1987), p.11
When I begin to feel somewhat overwhelmed by external stimuli and start to lose my sense of balance and centeredness, I repeat the mantra Om Namah Shivaya.
Immediately, I feel a power, an energy, that is so strong. It pulls me right back into awareness of the moment, and I become present, with the strength to focus on what is needed at that moment.
Sometimes when I repeat the mantra, I feel this energy opening at the top of my head. This makes me feel very unbounded and free—as if I were a part of every being and every atom in creation. In this way, I feel connected to Consciousness—the Consciousness in me and everyone else.
a Siddha Yogi from Iowa, USA
I feel so blessed, so fortunate, so appreciative to repeat the same sacred mantra that brought liberation to so many saints.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you, Baba and Bade Baba, for giving us such an immense treasure!
a Siddha Yogi from Hermosillo, Mexico
Hearing Bade Baba attributing the mantra Om Namah Shivaya
to the primal Guru fills me with a sense of profound connection to the universe. I see an unbroken lineage of Gurus, with Om Namah Shivaya
radiating outward from them into the world like a powerful river, always flowing and readily available at all times, in all places, and to all beings.
I experience this at times when I begin to repeat the mantra in my ordinary life, and it feels as if I’ve joined a chorus that is already singing all around me. At such times, I realize that Om Namah Shivaya
is always being recited, and that all I need to do is notice and join in.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA