Gurupurnima

The Story of Nizamuddin and Amir Khusro

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Though I have heard this story many times before, this time, as I heard it so beautifully delivered by a young person with a crystal clear voice and with so much color, it rang in my ears as a special, personal message. It opened the story up for me, and I experienced all the people in the story as both individuals and as one, as myself.
 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hearing this story so eloquently narrated by a young child touches me deeply. Although I have heard the story many times, listening to it today I felt as though I was hearing it for the first time.

For me, the story of Nizamuddin affirms the power of the Guru’s grace. I have experienced Gurumayi’s grace on many occasions, and my heart is filled with gratitude, especially for the great gift of shaktipat.

Although I feel I cannot repay her for this gift, I continue to strive to serve others, and I offer dakshina to honor the Siddha Yoga path.  I feel so blessed!

Shubh Gurupurnima!
 

Florida, United States

I love hearing this story! As I listened again today, I was reminded of the importance of having faith in the Guru and in God.  As I reflected on the story, I remembered all the times when my prayers were answered, not in the way I imagined, but in the best way.

I loved hearing the story again from a young person. There was so much love and expression in his voice.
 

Kingston, Canada

I first heard this story when I was preparing to come to offer seva full-time as a staff member at the SYDA Foundation. Although I had made the decision to offer full-time seva, I had been trying to understand, at a deeper level, the value of this commitment and why it was so important to me.
 
When I heard the story, I was very moved by Amir Khusro's act of offering all of his material possessions in exchange for the Guru's sandals. I instantly understood the answer to my question. To serve the Guru, to be the Guru's disciple, to give myself completely to the Guru, and ultimately to become one with the Guru—this was the purpose of my life and this was what the choice to make this commitment was about.
 
I love to reread and hear this story again and again as it refreshes my intention, reminds me of the purpose for my continuing commitment to offer my service full-time, and keeps me aligned with what is most important to me in my life.
 

Shree Muktananda Ashram

Earlier today I was cleaning my puja in my room. I especially enjoy cleaning the precious silver Guru padukas, and adorning them with turmeric, kumkum, fragrant oils and rose water.
 
Later in the day, when I heard this beautiful story, so perfectly narrated by this young Siddha Yoga student, I was reminded of how fortunate I am to have received the Guru's grace in so many different forms all throughout my life!
 
The story also reminded me that the Guru padukas are a pure, divine, and powerful abode of the Guru's grace and blessings, and that it's my duty to respect, protect, and take care of this priceless treasure!
 

Mumbai, India

I loved hearing this story from the voice of a young reader. Inspiration filled my heart as I thought about the younger generations stepping forward to contribute to the Siddha Yoga mission around the world.
 
Shubh Gurupurnima!
 

California, United States