Gurupurnima 2017

Teachings by Baba Muktananda on the Guru-tattva, the Guru Principle - Part II

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When I was a young woman, I was desperately seeking answers to the big questions: “Why am I here? How do I truly love?” Although I found a lot of information, satisfying answers eluded me. Then I received shaktipat. All my questions were answered. The answers unfolded in the simple activities of my life.
 
Reading this profound teaching from Baba on the guru-tattva, I see afresh the effect that shaktipat diksha has had on my life.

a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia

Last month, as I engaged with the virtues we received each day on the Siddha Yoga path website, I felt myself becoming more loving, my awareness, more subtle and refined.
 
Now, in the month of Gurupurnima, through the lens of that more refined perception, I am increasingly recognizing the guru-tattva in the details of my daily life—"the supreme principle, most revered."
 
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you, Baba. Thank you for the great beauty and constancy of your teachings.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Adelaide, Australia

Last week, I started digging through old family photographs to help my brother with a video project he wants to make. I arranged the photos chronologically, and there, in front of me, was a visual timeline of my life, from birth to the present.
 
The photos had been taken during so many different phases of my life. Yet, I was surprised to find that within all of them, regardless of the circumstance, I could perceive the same timeless spark inside my eyes. It dawned on me that my life story has not been linear. It has been a creative and ongoing movement towards Self-realization, operating in many layers, with all the layers working simultaneously—each layer a different mode of expression of the same supreme Consciousness.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Buenos Aires, Argentina