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The Protection of Knowledge

Siddha Yogis Share Their Experiences of Gratitude

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As I read about the incredible work of the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute, I was overcome with feelings of gratitude for this path, which I believe helps to uplift many lives across the world.
I am so grateful to Gurumayi for the preservation of these invaluable teachings. While I had basic knowledge of some of these sacred texts, which are part of my own cultural heritage, I feel that after meeting the Guru and being on the Siddha Yoga path, my spiritual wealth has flourished. It supports me in my daily life, no matter what I may encounter.

Florida, United States

From the moment I entered the doors of the Ashram, I knew I was home. My longing to know God was answered. There was much to learn and understand, but my heart knew it had found its heaven.

Every photo, talk, chant, and scripture that is preserved by the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute is a precious connection to the history and the profound teachings of this mystical journey to the Truth.

I am forever humbly grateful for this gift.

Oregon, United States

I have been offering seva with the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute for the last year. It has been a transformative experience. I regularly feel a deep and intimate connection with the great sages whose writings I am working to preserve. I have also found that my own study of the scriptures has deepened, and has begun to shift my outlook on the world and my own self profoundly.
A few weeks ago as I was reciting Shri Guru Gita, I felt students of the future reaching back to thank those of us who are working to preserve these teachings. So through this seva, I feel deep gratitude for the gifts of the teachers who came before me, while also receiving gratitude from the future. Such a sweet and sacred connection through the ages!

California, United States

I am so grateful to have read this share, which articulates how I have felt all these years. As if it weren’t enough to receive shaktipat from an ancient lineage that I had known nothing about previously, I have had since then all the auspicious blessings bestowed by learning from the foundational texts of the Siddha Yoga path. This once esoteric knowledge is so full of bliss and the secrets of life. How lucky I am! How lucky we are!

California, United States

One night I had a dream that I was blinded. Then I heard Shri Guru Gita being recited and the blindness was lifted. I began reciting Shri Guru Gita regularly; I was especially drawn to verse 34 and memorized it.
The next time I had this dream, verse 34 came back to me and I repeated the English translation to myself: “Salutations to Shri Guru, who with the collyrium stick of knowledge opens the eyes of one who is blinded by the darkness of ignorance.” The blindness in the dream lifted immediately.
Beginning with shaktipat initiation, and during the ensuing thirty-nine years that I have been studying the Siddha Yoga teachings, the knowledge I have gained through the Siddha Yoga teachings and the Guru’s grace continually shines light on every aspect of my life.

Nebraska, United States

When I was on staff at Shree Muktananda Ashram twenty-five years ago, I came across a small Muktabodha display in the Upper Lobby of Anugraha. The display included a card with a few words of Sanskrit and their translations. I was drawn to this display as if by a magnet, and I would stare at it and this card again and again, day after day. I was compelled by something beyond my control to start studying Sanskrit and the Indian scriptures.

That studying has continued to this day.

Val-Morin, Canada

The cradle of teachings
rocking our hearts
into deep peace and sublimity.

Pennsylvania, United States

Another way that “the texts of the Indian scriptural tradition” have become accessible to the modern world is through the book Jnaneshwar’s Gita—Swami Kripananda’s rendering into contemporary English of the Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshvar Maharaj. For me, Jnaneshwars Gita is a treasure chest of indescribable value, and I am very grateful to be able to hold this work in my hands. Every time I open and read this book, I discover gold bars of truth, pearls of wisdom, gems of beauty, and galaxies of knowledge.

Unterlangenegg, Switzerland