These concrete and unique images are so generous. At times I have felt a kind of isolation as I’ve walked the spiritual path. Not anymore! Wherever we are, we can all participate in the intention of making this world a better paradise. I am so grateful for the words I read, the images, and for this precious website. It is like essential food for me.
As I was enjoying the photo gallery showing the recitation of Shri Guru Gita in Shree Muktananda Ashram, I realized that the sweet curves of the orange calla lily in image 36 of this gallery strongly resemble the textured layers of Uluru. It has been my great good fortune to work and live at this sacred place called Uluru in Australia for the past five years. And I could see Uluru—whose sedimentary layers were 550 million years in the making—in this precious, delicate flower at Bade Baba’s feet. What a wonder! What a sweet blessing has been sent across the face of this earth by the tones and syllables of Shri Guru Gita, recited with such love in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple.
Thank you, Gurumayi. And thank you, sevites and devotees across the world, for your united focus of love—spreading everywhere, magnifying God's bounty on this earth, and showering blessings from one corner of the globe to another.
As I saw the first photo of the full moon, I remembered my experience.
I was at the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Hyderabad for the recitation of Shri Guru Gita
dedicated to the Chanting Tour. During the recitation every voice was strong and at its peak—full of love, joy, and gratitude.
I felt that every voice was resounding, not only in the hall, but in the whole universe.
After Shri Guru Gita,
as I came out of the hall, the beautiful full moon was right in front of the Center. I felt it had been watching and listening, part of this auspicious recitation of Shri Guru Gita
Looking at the moon, I experienced that the earth was filled with good wishes, love, peace, and Gurumayi's and Babaji's blessings.
As I looked at the photographs of the recitation of Shri Guru Gita
in Shree Muktananda Ashram, a thought streamed into my mind: This is Satyam Shivam Sundaram
As I was looking at the photographs, what I experienced was amazing. I became aware of the one who was looking at the images, who was feeling joy, who was experiencing Satyam Shivam Sundaram
. The things I was looking at were, in reality, present inside me. I was seeing myself! I experienced expansion inside, and a beautiful understanding arose: I am the Truth, I am auspiciousness, I am beautiful, I am Shiva.
The Guru's Grace is manifesting in so many ways!
I offer my gratitude and pranam
at Gurumayi's feet.
With what joy and surprise did I view these magnificent images after a day of offering seva
for the Chanting Tour! The view of the moon with what appears to be a flame rising forth from it took my breath away. It was as if the blessings from around the world could not help but light up the sky in such a wondrous image of a candle flame—or even, perhaps, Shiva’s column of light.
We are so grateful for your blessings and we are offering all we do, with all our hearts, for Gurumayi's intention.
Bade Baba's Temple seemed to be bursting forth with blessings! Thank you for these beautiful images; they convey the love you are sending forth.
As a visiting sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram, I was able to be present in Bade Baba's Temple for the recitation of Shri Guru Gita
in honor of the Australian Chanting Tour. It was the most wonderful morning and I could feel Gurumayi's wholehearted intention to send love and blessings in support of the tour.
Every particle of the Temple, every person and object radiated this intention. I feel certain that the love, joy, energy, and enthusiasm could be experienced in all its glory “Down Under.”
New York, USA
When I view these beautiful images, I feel there is no geographical separation and that I am there in the Universal Hall with everyone, sharing Gurumayi's profound Intention. I feel all is well with the world.
Dunedin, New Zealand
As I looked at the resplendent play of white, blue, and gold that illumined each of the photographs of the recitation of Shri Guru Gita, my heart sang out: "As above, so below." All of nature seemed to me to reflect the glow of Gurumayi’s face. The shining moon represented the kalash of Bade Baba’s Temple. The rising sun was the light of Bade Baba’s golden murti.
So beautiful. Thank you.
These beautiful photos of the moon setting, the sun rising, Gurumayi’s playfulness and stillness, the recitation of Shri Guru Gita
, the shares from all around the world, the many blessings from so many hearts—these are such incredible support here in Melbourne as we prepare for the Chanting Tour.
We are so conscious of all the good wishes. As I offer seva,
I feel myself opening to the joy that we can all be immersed in as we work together to bring Gurumayi's intention
Thank you, Gurumayi, for having such an immensely powerful intention, caring for everyone and everything on so many levels. I know the Chanting Tour will be beyond our dreams and expectations, and am longing for it to begin in just a few days.