Muktabai Guides a Sincere Seeker

Based on a Classic Tale from India

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About Rachana Karron

Rachana Karron was introduced to the Siddha Yoga path by her parents when she was born in 1996. She currently offers seva as a writer in the SYDA Foundation Content Department. Rachana has also served as a writer and administrative assistant in the Taruna Poshana Department.

Rachana is a student at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is pursuing a bachelor of arts in the history of science, medicine, and public health.

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I love this story, which shows me so clearly the compassion and wisdom of the Siddhas. Even when someone deliberately throws obstacles in their way, all they want to do is help that person grow and increase their understanding. They do not direct anger or blame toward the other person.
This story also reminded me that rigidly adhering to traditional customs might close off the wisdom of the heart and that the Siddhas’ love opens the heart to a greater vision.

How lucky we are to have the path of a living Siddha to lead us to liberation.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Yeovil, United Kingdom

I’m inspired by Muktabai’s example. I find it easy to recognize someone’s blind spots, but quite a challenge to forgive their limitations so readily. Yet this came so naturally to Muktabai. She had no ego in the situation, only compassion. In instances when I feel I’ve been wronged, I would love to be able to experience and extend compassion the way she does. To me, one aspect of Muktabai’s greatness is her ability to discern the sincerity of Visoba’s change of heart. As I reflect on this, I connect to the Guru’s compassion for me and to her unconditional acceptance of me and her support for my efforts in sadhana.

What a blessing the Guru’s compassion is!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Ohio, United States