Right before the live audio stream of the Celebration Satsang began, I felt a wellspring of inner vision and clarity arise within me—and I had a vision of this extending to the entire globe. Deep in my being, I sensed that Gurumayi would soon be gracing us with her presence, her guidance, and her love.
I am so delighted and inspired by the innovative ways Gurumayi is using to communicate with us.
Thank you, Gurumayi!
New York, USA
What a generous gift to make the satsang
available all week. Chanting Shri Guru Gita
with Gurumayi and everyone all week has been a remarkable blessing. Every time I chanted with the webcast, something new was revealed. The light of the satsang
continues to illumine my life.
Gurumayi, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
As I participated in the satsang
from home, I looked out at nature from where I was sitting. Just as we started to recite Shri Guru Gita
, two deer came bounding toward my window! I was so grateful for this manifestation of nature’s abundance and blessings.
As I went for a run this morning, I noticed the gentle light of the morning sun. I remembered Gurumayi's teaching from the satsang
entitled, “Adoration of the Two Effulgent Suns,” and began praising the sun in my mind. I then moved to honoring the light of the Guru within. My practice of “adoration of the two effulgent suns” caused a loving, joyful feeling to arise within.
In a little while, I noticed the sensation of my legs becoming heavier and felt a lack of physical energy. Even though these sensations might otherwise have lowered my state, I realized that I was still feeling buoyant in my heart—the light of "the two effulgent suns" was so much stronger than the body's downward pull! I felt gratitude mixed with love and joy at this example of how the Guru's light dispels darkness in every form.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
As Swami Ishwarananda suggested in the introduction to the satsang
, I formed an intention: to become an instrument of peace and goodwill.
In the meditation that followed Shri Guru Gita,
I felt a subtle click inside my head. My mind seemed to shift gears and slow down. I had a sensation of beautiful peace. Since then I've been relishing the change in my inner state, with my intention serving as a beacon. I feel fresh and inspired in moving towards my goal.
Thank you, dear Gurumayi, for your care and compassion.
While participating in the Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankanti, I created the intention to improve my pronunciation, and I listened very carefully to the text.
I felt I was in a different world, a place of no concerns—a place of only bliss.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this wonderful experience.
I was smiling to myself at the end of the satsang
. I felt so pleased that I had committed to getting up at 4:30 a.m. in order to participate in Hawaii—and blissfully happy that we had been given the opportunity to participate with Gurumayi.
I felt so much love coming from Gurumayi. I had a sense that she could feel us all with her in the Universal Hall.
I feel so inspired by the joy-filled experience of the satsang
in honor of Makara Sankranti. I truly felt joy throughout the entire program beginning with hearing Gurumayi’s laughter and compassion-filled voice. I felt as though my heart was joining hers.
I loved the satsang
so much that I listened to the broadcast on two afternoons. It was exhilarating. I have just begun to renew my practice, and I feel a deep sense of gratitude to the Siddha Yoga path.
New York, USA
Following the recitation of Shri Guru Gita
, during meditation, I felt waves of bliss pulsate through me. Simultaneously, I recognized the contrast between these subtle waves and my worries, fears, and busy-ness, with which I too often identify. I realized that this bliss is my true essence and will last forever, beyond the ever-changing fluctuations of my life. Having this awareness allowed me, for those few moments, to detach from my opinions and emotions. Life made sense as a beautiful play upon the screen of all-pervading Consciousness.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for sharing this very sweet recitation of Shri Guru Gita
in honor of Makara Sankranti. It rekindled my love and appreciation for this practice, and I am relishing the nectar born with each recitation. I am so grateful to connect with the Universal Hall through the Siddha Yoga path website. I feel as though I’m in the Ashram with the global sangham.
New York, USA
I have just participated in the Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankranti for the second time—this time, while waiting in a busy airport late at night when my plane was delayed. I felt the blazing light of the effulgent sun shining inside my chest and felt, at the same time, full of sweet serenity and happiness. What a marvelous way to transform a potentially tedious experience into a gift of grace.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Gurumayi.
After participating in the Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankranti, I realized that the Universal Hall I stepped into through the Internet connection also exists as a dimension inside myself. This inner dimension is enlivened by the bliss of my Guru and becomes increasingly vivid, the more I tap into it. Just as the "outer sun" and the "inner sun" are connected to each other, in the same way I sense that the Universal Hall exists both in the outer world and inside myself.
I feel grateful and joyous for being able to receive Gurumayi’s invitations to enter this blissful Universal Hall inside myself—in ever new and attractive ways.
As I recited Shri Guru Gita
on the morning of Makara Sankranti along with the webcast, I definitely felt as if the sun's rays were burning bright within me. The recitation was so sweet and serene, and its warmth permeated my awareness throughout the entire day and into the evening.
Two suns, three suns—it felt as if there were a million suns blazing all around!
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your love and caring in sharing the beauty of Shri Guru Gita
with all of us on this wonderful holiday. Shubh
New Jersey, USA
Just when I think Gurumayi has given us everything—another wondrous gift arrives! Only a few times during the recitation of Shri Guru Gita
did my mind wander. And at these times, I was realizing that somehow, in many different time zones around the earth, we were chanting together
in the Universal Hall!
How wonderful, how amazing is this gift from the Guru. A heartfelt "Jay, jay,
New Mexico, USA
As I was preparing for the Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankranti, I wanted to reflect the colors of sunlight on my main puja
. So I used gold, peach, pink, light blue, and yellow colors for flowers, the puja
cloth, and the candleholders. Then I settled myself into my meditation chair and started listening to the live audio stream webcast. When I heard Swami Ishwarananada speak about the colors around Bade Baba's murti
, I felt as if I were in tune with the shakti
of the satsang,
and I began to laugh joyfully.
As I was reciting Shri Guru Gita
with Shri Gurumayi and my fellow Siddha Yoga students, I noticed that every time the key changed during the recitation of Shri Guru Gita
, the sun quickly peeked through the cloudy, overcast skies. By the end of Jyota se Jyota Jagao,
it emerged through the clouds completely and then stayed out for a long time.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you, Baba. Thank you, Bade Baba.
My heart overflowed with gratitude and joy for being present in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple with my beloved Gurumayi and Bade Baba. The sun came out as we started, causing the soft blanket of snow outside to shimmer as though nature itself were rejoicing. Life became a series of present moments. I had only one thought: this is heaven, I am in heaven, and I never want to leave this place!
New York, USA
I was very excited about participating in the Celebration Satsang with Gurumayi in the Universal Hall. My joy was doubled because I was able to participate in this satsang
in my home village, together with my beloved parents. My mother's wish to recite Shri Guru Gita
with Gurumayi on Makara Sankranti was fulfilled.
I have participated in the satsang
"Adoration of the Two Effulgent Suns" three times already, and I have resolved to do so again and again.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your blessings and your love. Thank you also for A Sweet Surprise
2016, for the Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankranti, and for your blessings for my parents and my entire family.
Thank you so very much for the Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankranti. This satsang
filled my day with light. The gray weather we'd been having became brilliant with sunshine just for that day. Amazing!
I also felt filled with inner light and joy. After the satsang
I went hiking and it seemed as though the whole world was golden. When I returned to work, I felt this deep stillness, and I was able to share that with my students.
Thank you for this great gift.
On the morning of Makara Sankranti, I heard a very clear voice within, saying: "A life worth living. A world worth saving." I repeated these sentences within, relishing the joy of receiving such an uplifting message and contemplating what the two phrases meant to me. Moments later I heard a complement to the earlier message: "A future worth believing in."
Throughout the day, I repeated the words to myself and thought about their meaning. After work, I went home in order to participate in the Makara Sankranti Celebration Satsang online. When I paused to formulate my intention just before the launch, I realized it had already been given to me! Just before reciting Shri Guru Gita
, I declared: "My intention is to enjoy a life worth living, in a world worth saving, for a future worth believing in."
As we all recited Shri Guru Gita
together in the Universal Hall, I realized that this was the first time I'd recited Shri Guru Gita
with Gurumayi in nearly fifteen years! I was overcome with gratitude. What an auspicious day!
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your never-ending grace, love, and support.
When we were ending the year 2015 and beginning 2016, I repeatedly studied Gurumayi's 1998 Message, "Refresh Your Resolution. Smile at Your Destiny." to help me prepare for the new year. I contemplated Gurumayi's words deeply. During my meditations, I focused on the heart. I kept gazing into my heart, and asking, "What does the Self look like?"
Today, when I participated in the beautiful Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankranti, I received the answer: the blazing external sun that gives us life. The blazing internal sun, the Self, within my heart and within all hearts, is my support and my protector.
Thank you, beloved Gurumayi.
What a profound blessing it was to participate in the Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankranti today. I was sitting with my mother, who is about to transition from this world. It felt as if the entire global sangham
was together and offering blessings.
For this final chapter of her life, my mother had decided to make our "sun room" into her bedroom. So you guessed it—the room was filled with bright sunlight reflecting off the snow as I recited Shri Guru Gita
. I am so very grateful for this experience of love, support, and grace.
I thank you, Gurumayi, with all of my heart.
I participated in this Celebration Satsang via live audio stream in my living room. I was so excited! I took great care to settle everything nicely: my asana
, a photo of Gurumayi, a candle, a shawl, and some water. I had the intention that everything would be easeful and sweet.
When I was sitting on my sofa, listening to the introductory music, I noticed something in the sky: a beautiful and very big rainbow! This does not happen very often in Paris. I was amazed! And for me it was a sign that I was in the right place at the right moment.
was indeed very sweet, and it has given me courage to go forward in my sadhana
Thank you, Gurumayi!
On the morning of the Makara Sankranti Celebration, it was dark and raining here. It is a long drive from my house to the local Siddha Yoga meditation center, and because I am on the West Coast, I was up much earlier than usual. But I am so incredibly glad I did not roll over and go back to sleep.
When I arrived at the center, I was blessed with the sweet sound of Shri Guru Gita
coming from the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple, blending with the sweet sound of the voices around me and my own voice. I was so happy to be there!
A thousand thank-yous, Gurumayi.
During meditation in the satsang
, I felt that I returned to the present moment of time; I was neither in the past nor in the future, but right there in that moment. I had an insight that when I am in the present time, I can go beyond time.
Thank you, Gurumayi. I wish you Shubh
As I prepared a cup of tea this morning, the sun was rising, and its rays poured through the kitchen windows. I could feel its warmth against my back, and I turned to see it as it arose. Nestled at the crook of two branches of a tree, its light was bright, its rays warming, and its presence unexpectedly gentle.
I had a clear sense of blessings flowing towards me. I thought of the two effulgent suns, and as I closed my eyes, I was drawn towards the inner sun and felt a strong pull towards meditation. On an ordinary day, over an ordinary cup of tea, I had an extraordinary experience.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
New Jersey, USA
This morning as I walked my dog, I turned a corner on the beautiful route I often take, and the sun was blazing directly in front of me on the horizon. It was so bright! As I stopped to look at it, its brilliance dazzled me, so I closed my eyes and bathed in its golden light.
This afternoon as I participated in the Celebration Satsang in Honor of Makara Sankranti, I was reminded of my experience of the inner sun, when I received shaktipat
. At the moment of shakipat diksha
, all I saw as I looked around the room was bright, dazzling, golden light everywhere. I closed my eyes and rested in the golden light that was coming from within me.
Today has been a beautiful day. I am so grateful.
Sunningdale, United Kingdom
I felt like Gurumayi was right there in my living room as I recited the sacred verses of Shri Guru Gita
today in the audio live stream satsang
. I experienced a sense of oneness with my Guru and with the verses of Shri Guru Gita
. During the recitation, for the first time in my 25 years of sadhana
, I experienced that everything is God. What an amazing gift!
Thank you, dear Gurumayi.
As I was participating in the Celebration Satsang today, I felt very grateful to Gurumayi for having this be a live audio stream satsang
. I felt so happy, and I couldn't wait to read all the shares of other people's experiences.
an eight-year-old Siddha Yogi from California, USA
Today, in preparation for participating in the satsang
on my own at home, I dressed up in my favorite outfit for Siddha Yoga celebrations. As I carried out this simple act and prepared our meditation room for the satsang
, I was filled with excitement and anticipation. I could feel my heart opening to receive the Guru’s blessings—the grace flowing through the satsang
What a heavenly satsang
it was! Thank you so much, Gurumayi, for sharing it with all of us.
While reciting Shri Guru Gita
in today’s satsang
, I became aware of my love for Siddha Yoga music and how it brings joy to my heart. My experience inspired me to commit to engaging with Siddha Yoga music each day as a tangible way to expand my understanding of Gurumayi's Message!
I feel strongly that this commitment will be a portal for me to dive more deeply into Gurumayi’s Message for 2016.
Reciting Shri Guru Gita
in the Universal Hall today, I held the intention to implement Gurumayi's Message for 2016 in every moment. As I did this, a vision emerged of the supreme golden being that is my true nature.
Thank you, beloved Gurumayi, for this blessed and joyful satsang
Toward the end of the recitation of Shri Guru Gita,
I experienced a profound sense of increasing inner freedom. Then, I had a vision of light streaming out of the core of my being and spreading, like the sun, in all directions.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this satsang
and for giving me the direct experience of your teachings.