I love to follow the teachings in Baba's book Play of Consciousness
and to meditate as he describes here. In every part of my being I imagine Baba's presence, and I feel filled with fresh energy, at one with him. Following this practice I often feel silent, and then it is easy to visualize that Gurumayi is with me.
Thank you, Baba, for teaching us how to meditate on the Guru.
a Siddha Yogi from Gandhinagar, India
I love this practice. I sit and visualize Gurumayi sitting in meditation, and I stay focused on her. Then my whole being becomes peaceful, and I experience freedom and the perfection of everything in my world.
a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA
This was exactly what I needed to read at this time!
I had been feeling overwhelmed with thoughts about the difficulties in the world. But then, as I practiced this bhava,
I felt my sense of appreciation for the beauty of the world returning to shine in my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Clifton Hill, Australia
Lately, every night before I go to sleep, I install the Guru in every part of my being. I never get all the way through. It is the sweetest, most sublime way to fall asleep.
a Siddha Yogi from New Fairfield, Australia
Baba’s teaching about meditating on the Guru has resonated in my being for some time. In meditation, the image of Baba ji
standing in front of Bade Baba ji
, in an attitude of complete surrender and respect, comes to my mind. This invariably takes me into the presence of my beloved Guru, Shri
I long to remain in my Guru's presence forever.
Shubh Gurupurnima, Gurumayi ji.
a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India
As I began to read Baba’s words, time slowed. Each word held a living fullness, as if I was hearing Baba speak directly to me. When Baba said that meditation on the Guru is “the life breath of Siddha Yoga,” I became still, letting his words sink into me. An image of Bade Baba arose. Initially, I felt I was in his presence. I saw Bade Baba’s beautiful, big hands, his feet; and I felt the vast, loving power of his being. Then, I became aware that this presence was within me, in my heart.
Since then, I have been aware of holding Bade Baba in my heart. Each time I bring my attention to my heart, there he is. There, in my being, as me, is the vast loving power of the Guru.
What a priceless treasure your words are, Baba!
a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia
My first experience of meditation on the Guru happened when I was new to Siddha Yoga. I was at Shree Muktananda Ashram sitting in the meditation hall. My attention drifted around the room only to land on the large photograph of Baba Muktananda at the front of the hall. As I looked at the photo, I noticed Baba’s posture. He appeared completely at rest and at ease, and yet his body seemed full of energy, as if he might jump up at any moment and spring into action. As I became aware of that balance between rest and energy, I suddenly felt that same balance in my own body. I felt as if I had stepped inside Baba’s body, and for a few moments I was experiencing his state. The sensation lingered for quite a long time.
This experience—given to me spontaneously—became a lasting lesson in how to meditate on the Guru, and an insight into the benefits of doing so. So when Baba assures us that one “becomes like the object on which he meditates,” I know, by my experience, that the power of this practice can truly make us one with the Guru.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA