For me, the verses of the Surya Stotram
provide comfort and remind me of the abiding presence of the source and force of light: our sun. This prayer evokes my faith in that which I can rely on. Thinking of the dharma
of the sun—to be effulgent and shine on—inspires my contemplation of my dharma
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
This morning I recited the Surya Stotram
aloud. I feel a special affinity for this stotram
, as my spiritual name relates to the sun. Throughout the day, I found myself entering deeply into silence. At first, my attention seemed unfocused, but as I allowed myself to be with my experience, I realized that I was effortlessly engaging with silence itself. The silence was comforting and majestic. When I brought myself out of these deep silences to perform my daily actions, I noticed that my mind and body were quite relaxed.
I enjoy spending a lot of time alone. The chants, hymns, and scriptural texts I have learned in Siddha Yoga, like this stotram,
have given me a way to be with myself that I realize is rare and precious. I am very grateful for this gift.
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA