Bhagavan Nityananda's Punyatithi

Story of Bhagavan Nityananda - I

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Namaskar! When I read this story I was drawn inside myself easily and deeply. I had an inner vision of all the sacred places spoken about in the story.
I have had satsang with Bade Baba!

Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Aurangabad, India

I am grateful to Swami ji for recounting this beautiful story. As I listened to it, my heart felt as if it were getting purified through my tears of joy. It reminded me that the Guru is always with me, unconditionally showering me with blessings and prasad.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Bade Baba seemed to be 60 feet tall when he appeared to me in a dream many years ago. I pranamed at his feet, and looked up to see his gentle, smiling face gazing down at me from such a great height!  How benevolent was his powerful presence, beaming unconditional love and blessings to me in such a sweet and unexpected darshan.  

To this day, when I remember him, I experience this strength, power, and love.

a Siddha Yogi from Busselton, Australia

While I was listening to this story, tears were falling from my eyes. I could see the story unfolding in my mind. I know Bade Baba is everywhere. On this day of his Punyatithi, this vivid story reflects his teaching: “Be calm, I am everywhere.”

Bade Baba, I bow to you with my reverent heart, forever.

a Siddha Yogi from Guangzhou, China

Tears started to flow as I listened to this story. It was such a good reminder that the Guru's love and grace are always with us, and that the Guru's blessings often appear when we least expect them.  
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the gift of this beautiful story!

a Siddha Yogi from Maine, USA

Bade Baba's Solar Punyatithi was a beautiful day, and I was enjoying offering seva at my local Siddha Yoga meditation center. All day long Bade Baba was on my mind, and I felt very near to him. This morning after my practices and walk, I listened to Swami ji tell this story and felt my heart open with tears of joy. I felt saturated with Bade Baba's blessings.

a Siddha Yogi from Ohio, USA

The story of the devotee who still has the flower he received as prasad from Bade Baba reminded me of the time I was participating in a yajna, a fire ritual, at Shree Muktananda Ashram. At the end of the yajna, Gurumayi walked by and tossed a small blue flower to me.
I still have that flower, framed!

a Siddha Yogi from North Carolina, USA