A Gallery in Honor of Shri Hanuman Jayanti

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This morning, as I sat for meditation in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple following the recitation of Shri Guru Gita, the image of Lord Hanuman appeared in my mind’s eye, and a spontaneous prayer arose in my heart. Aptly, the prayer was about seva—a prayer for one-pointed focus on serving Gurumayi and contributing to creating the Siddha Yoga legacy.

Later in the morning, I had the good fortune to see Gurumayi, and she spoke about qualities I could bring to the seva I offer—strength, responsibility, and commitment. In this brief interaction, I experienced the power of Gurumayi’s words and her grace, which manifests so tangibly to support my heartfelt intentions.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram

In the past, I had associated Shri Hanuman with supreme devotion, courage, and strength. As I viewed these images, I was reminded of what supreme devotion really is. It is the sweetest love. In the photos of statues and paintings, love poured from Shri Hanuman’s eyes. It is tender, divine, selfless.

His strength is what I saw before today. Now I also see the source of his power— love of Lord Rama in his heart, always in his awareness. I felt that love deeply today.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for this website and the opportunity to learn and experience more and more about our path.

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA

I looked at the ripples of water and the lighter colored water encroaching on the deeper blue waters of the lake, I imagined Hanuman’s stealth-like presence thundering along, yet silent at the same time.

I experienced my own capacity to feel soft and still, yet alert, present in every moment, and able to take on anything in this world. What an expansive feeling.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

While viewing the images of Shri Hanuman in this beautiful gallery, I connected more deeply with him than ever before. Then, in the evening, my husband called me to come and look at the moon. It was a clear night, but just as I looked up, a robust cloud formation covered the moon. The moonlight shone brightly through it, giving the appearance of an illuminated face--which I was able to recognize from the images on the Siddha Yoga path website as that of Shri Hanuman!  

I laughed, and we both marveled at the beauty of the sight.  The moment was accompanied by a feeling of being deeply happy and protected.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA