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Baba Muktananda's Mahasamadhi

Arati Lijo

Sung by the music ensemble in Gurudev Siddha Peeth.
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As the spring season approaches where I live, I feel an inner call to chant the Arati Lijo along with the recording of the ensemble. I get so moved every time that I listen to its melody, and I am always touched deeply by the devotion that seems to pour from the poetic verses. I imagine the exquisite arati offerings described in the verses, especially “all the plants offer their blooms.”
What a joyful spring celebration it is to chant this arati. It feels like I am honoring the Guru as I sing. I experience that my heart blooms in tune with all the plants in creation.

Waterville, Canada

Listening to Arati Lijo, I am transported to Gurudev Siddha Peeth and the gratitude I felt every time I heard the music ensemble. So sublime is their unity, blending, breathing, phrasing, pitch. Their practice and oneness inspire me!

Massachusetts, United States

This was the first time I have heard this arati. At first I listened to it with my eyes closed, savoring the beautiful melody. It touched my heart.
Then I listened to it again, but now I read it line by line, taking into my heart the images in each verse. My experience deepened. Each verse is so profound. I feel uplifted. My heart is filled with devotion for my Guru.  

Thane, India

Reading the meaning of each verse is calming and soothing for my mind. Each verse evokes the beautiful devotion in my heart.

Chennai, India

When I sing this arati, I can feel the weight of the world lifting from me. I feel one with my Guru and the great Siddhas.
What a wonderful opportunity to experience the grace and lightness-of-being that flows from Shree Muktananda Ashram!

Florida, United States

In the silence of this sunny morning, I poured this melodious hymn into the cup of my heart and tasted its vibrancy. I feel I’ve been invited to worship God all day long in every aspect of his creation.

Rodez, France

Ever since I first heard this special arati on the Siddha Yoga path website, I have sung its refrain every morning at my puja. Today I sang all the verses aloud along with the audio recording. I could feel its meaning nurturing my heart and pulling me towards my Guru. The silence that followed was so blissful.

Nairobi, Kenya

Hearing this arati for the first time, I felt I was transported to the celestial, larger-than-life realm of the Sadguru. From just a few minutes of listening and reading, I felt I understood so much more about who the Guru is.

Bangalore, India

What a captivating hymn! The words express my heart’s devotion, the melody enchants me, and the rhythm fills me with lightheartedness and strength.

Katzenbach, Germany

Hearing this hymn, my heart has become one with the expression of love that flows from it. I am grateful to my revered and beloved Gurumayi for this hymn, which connects me to love for my Self and my Guru.

Hyderabad, India

This morning, as I sang the hymn Arati Lijo to the portraits of Bade Baba and Baba on my puja, I felt deep devotion rise in my heart. The photos seemed to come alive and smile at me with the sweetest love and compassion.

Ajijic, Mexico

Early this morning, before diving into meditation, I listened to this inspiring arati, and it touched my heart. As I chanted, my mind naturally grew calmer, and suddenly I was immersed in a lake of bliss. My body felt lit up from head to toe with the Guru’s loving grace and golden light.
What a wonderful way to begin the day!

St. Laurent, Canada

Arati Lijo is, for me, one of the most moving melodies ever, especially combined with the sheer beauty of its poetic imagery. And the teachings that this arati expresses are unforgettable. Even though I’m hearing it once again after many years, it impacts me profoundly and goes straight to my heart.

I am so grateful that Siddha Yoga music encompasses both teaching elements and evocative music; this combination helps me to deepen and sustain my understanding of some of the most significant truths. When I listen to Siddha Yoga chants, bhajans, and hymns like Arati Lijo, I am always inspired and uplifted.

New York, United States

As soon as I heard this arati, it felt like something extraordinary. I felt very peaceful within. After listening to the first stanza, I got the melody and started singing along with the audio clip.
Both the melody and the words of the arati are so beautiful. Various feelings arose from within, like peace and unconditional bliss. The deep meaning of the words pulled me within. After singing the arati, I sat peacefully for a few minutes.

Pune, India

The beautiful picture and the words of the arati have touched my heart and transported me to Gurudev Siddha Peeth. I felt great peace, silence, and joy.

Chandigarh, India