Bhagavan Nityananda's Punyatithi

Story of Bhagavan Nityananda - IV

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These riveting personal stories produced the kinds of exquisite chills and profound tenderness I feel when hearing absolute Truth. Then my own introduction to Bhagavan Nityananda floated to the surface of my mind.
 
More than thirty years ago, a visiting friend told me about the Siddha Yoga lineage. Upon hearing about Bade Baba, I knew with total conviction that he had always been a comforting and protective presence in my life. The next year I visited the same friend, and she encouraged me to participate in a Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive. I did. After the Intensive, without fully understanding the process, I felt the shower of the Guru's grace on my worldwide comings and goings.
 
About a year later, during my first satsang in Gurumayi's presence, I gazed with devotion at Bade Baba's photo near Gurumayi's chair. At that time I heard him telling me within that Gurumayi was my Guru and that I needed a living Guru.
 
I am ever grateful for Bhagavan Nityananda’s and Gurumayi's constant, divine presence and guidance.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Oregon, USA

These beautiful stories help the grace of Bade Baba become alive in my life, and they remind me of my own experience. For the past decade, I've been having recurring experiences of Bade Baba's darshan. While walking along a street or near the ocean, I suddenly start experiencing him in the form of bliss. Then I walk for several minutes reveling in my identification with Bade Baba and feeling incredibly blissful.
 
I feel that one way Gurumayi showers her grace on me is through her devotion to Bade Baba and the way she has kept Bade Baba's darshan, grace, and mission alive for all of us.
 
 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

I am a teacher by profession, and this story has encouraged me to refresh my practice of the virtues of love and respect towards my students. As a Siddha Yoga student, from now on I wish to instill what I have learned from the story into my workplace.
 

a Siddha Yogi from New Delhi, India

I really enjoyed the stories of Babe Baba interacting with the children. And I realize that as the years go by for me as a Siddha Yogi, the more my joyful, inner child comes forth to play, to sing, to dance.

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

For me, the way Bade Baba gave so freely and fully to the children perfectly embodies the “true mother” that Gurumayi refers to in her teachings.
 
As I thought about this, I felt that perhaps the reason Bade Baba connected so deeply with the children is because he, like them, did not conceive of a difference between himself and divinity. I love being reminded of the ways he shared unbounded love, sweetness, complete freedom of movement, and playfulness with young children.
 
Thank you, Bade Baba. And thank you, Gurumayi, for inspiring me with your love and teachings.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

As I listened to the story of Bade Baba's love for children, Gurumayi's love for children arose within me again and again.

I recently offered seva for the SYDA Foundation at Shree Muktananda Ashram, and was delighted to witness Gurumayi's loving interaction with children, her close attention and playfulness with each little one, and her respect for infants and their mothers.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for evoking remembrance of the childlike divinity within me and all beings, and for so beautifully reflecting Bade Baba's and Baba's love in your interaction with children of all ages. 
 

a Siddha Yogi from North Carolina, USA