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"A Siddha lives in perfect freedom" means to me that the Siddha is one with the Kundalini Shakti, which is eternally free to move and travel beyond the boundaries of time and space—free to create a wonderful paradise within and without.
This teaching reminds me that to become absorbed in one whose state is total freedom is to become totally free. I experience each of these sacred teachings of Shri Gurujnana as direct transmissions of the grace-bestowing power of God.
While contemplating, "A Siddha lives in perfect freedom," I remember thinking years ago that if I had enough money, I would feel free. But when I gained enough money, I still did not feel free. Then, I thought that if I fell in love with the right person, I would feel free. But after finding my wonderful soul-mate, I still did not feel free.
Then, after decades of external, fruitless searching for freedom, I met Gurumayi and received
initiation. That most auspicious day of my life began my search for true freedom.
Little by little, through my
and Gurumayi's grace, I came to realize that having an internal sense of freedom has nothing to do with external situations in my life. I have come to know that true freedom is the ability to live in the bliss of the Self all the time.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
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When I first heard this sutra many years ago, I related it to my experiences of Baba and of Gurumayi. I sensed this total freedom in them, observing them being completely present, and from that presence responding to everything with love, compassion, and creativity. But this didn’t seem to have anything to do with me!
Re-visiting the sutra on the website this morning, I can see how it applies to me, calling forth my own self-effort over time and in each moment. I understand this freedom to be freedom from believing limited thoughts about myself, other people, and situations, and freedom from allowing these thoughts and faulty assumptions to dictate my actions. When I pause, take a breath, and apply patience, I am free to act from a deeper place, from my own love, compassion, and creativity.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you for the enlivened teachings we are receiving through the website.
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