Stream Series: 1
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Gurumayi's teaching is that listening to the sound of water is a centering technique which naturally leads one's mind into the state of meditation.
This morning, before meditation, I listened to the stream sounds, and I could hear Shree Rudram
playing through them. It was so peaceful and powerful. I glided into meditation full of gratitude, and joy danced in my heart.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this precious moment.
a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada
I was meditating to the sound of the stream. I asked Gurumayi for help with a particular situation. I saw brilliant lights, the door to my room opened, and I heard Gurumayi's voice in the moving stream. She told me to just love that person.
I am so grateful to Gurumayi and the Siddha Yoga path.
a Siddha Yogi from Vermont, USA
I return to this video continuously. It is pleasing to the eye, relaxing to the ear, and soothing to my whole being. At first glance, in the still frame picture I see lush silt, reminding me of the mud from which I imagine the lotus growing and blooming into a beautiful sacred flower.
As the video plays, invoking music of bhajans
through the varying sounds of water splashing, streaming, rushing, and falling, I am taken in, as if becoming the water itself. At times, it also feels like syncopated jazz improvisations. Each becomes a different musical rhythm, and I am taken to a place of peace, contemplation, and joy. I am flowing in the water, in the beautiful space of meditation, waves, and stillness.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
I was sitting near my window early in the morning when I heard my phone, reminding me to visit the Siddha Yoga path website, which is my first sadhana
practice each day. I saw there was a new "Jala Dhvani" post, and I joyfully played it. While the video was playing, my inner being was feeling more and more drawn to meditate. As soon as the video finished, I could hear nothing but silence—a complete silence inside and out. Actually, I believe I was experiencing the soundless sound in meditation. It was indeed a waterfall of grace—my Gurumayi's grace.
a Siddha Yogi from Surat, India
I have been curious about all of this flowing water I've been seeing on the website. Last night, I was reading an excerpt from Jnaneshwari, in which the great poet-saint Jnaneshwar Maharaj sheds some light on this subject. I understood from his verses that the teachings are like a river, constantly being poured into my being. They are also like seeds, planted in my heart and watered by divine grace.
The best part is that, as the recipient of so much sacred water, my being becomes an ocean of joy.
a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia
Listening to the sound of the water flowing, I found my thoughts receding slowly till none was left. My senses too were withdrawing and I found myself going within. Then there was nothing.
As I emerged from this experience, I felt so much peace and lightness within.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for showing us one more way of connecting to the Self within.
a Siddha Yogi from Bangalore, India
This video reminds me of the mystical dance of the Ganges River, flowing and dancing through the web of Shiva's hair. It connects me to both the river and to the Lord, whom I hold so dear. The more I listen to it, the deeper and more silent I become.
a Siddha Yogi from New Delhi, India
Every time I listen to the sound of flowing water, I feel the thoughts in my mind being washed away. I reconnect to the place of stillness and peace within, and almost effortlessly everything that separates me from my innate love—feelings, impressions, agitation—dissolves into nothingness.
May water flow and flow endlessly until I am completely free!
Thank you, Gurumayi, for calling our attention to this quieting sound.
a Siddha Yogi from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
After being with Jala Dhvani, I felt calm, serene, and connected to a source of soundless sound. Then later, I came upon the following passage by Baba in his book Getting Rid of What You Haven't Got.
Baba wrote, "When water flows, it makes a murmuring sound. That murmuring sound is its spiritual language, or its mantra. It seems to remember God through that sound."
Now, I feel even more joyous and thankful for Gurumayi's sharing with us this sweet and powerful centering technique.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
As I watched and listened to the flowing stream water, I heard the water repeating Om Namah Shivaya
over and over again. This makes me realize that wherever I place my listening attention, the mantra is there, reflecting back to me my own true Self.
a Siddha Yogi from Alaska, USA
Thank you for this effective way of making the mind quiet. As I listened to the sound of water and saw it falling down, the thoughts in my mind started following the water. I felt the thoughts traveling from my mind down to my heart. This brought stillness to the mind. I think this is a great centering technique. I can use this to go into meditation.
Thank you very much.
a Siddha Yogi from Mumbai, India
The sound and beautiful dancing colors of the stream calmed my mind instantly. The quality of moving water released the grip of thoughts and washed away residual emotions, allowing peaceful stillness to emerge naturally. So sweet.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA
As I was watching this beautiful video, I stood silently with the intention of connecting with my heart. The sound kept resonating in my heart.
The sound of the water is strong and gentle, refreshing and alive, profound and energetic. The sound and the image of water in motion held my attention. I kept going inside the image as if it were a three-dimensional painting, until all I could see was light-blue energy coming out of the screen. Afterward, my heart felt happy and my mind was silent.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving us the teachings and tools that support and allow us to connect with our own hearts and to maintain that connection.
a Siddha Yogi from Rome, Italy