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True Renunciation

Based on a Story from the Yoga Vasishtha

About Morgan Hooper

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Morgan Hooper was introduced to the Siddha Yoga path by his mother and began practicing the teachings in 2006 while a student at Long Island University in Brookville, New York. Morgan served on staff in Shree Muktananda Ashram from 2009 to 2011. Over the years, he has offered seva as a speaker, storyteller, director for Siddha Yoga teaching and learning events, and writer for the Siddha Yoga path website.

Morgan has a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater from Long Island University. He earned a master of fine arts in acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he specialized in the works of Shakespeare. He lives and works as an actor in New York City.

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Reading this story, I was really touched by the qualities of Chudala, Sikhidvaja’s queen, wife, and Guru. For me, the story reveals the power and compassion of the Guru. I deeply appreciated the ways Chudala helped Sikhidvaja reach right understanding. And I’m truly grateful for Gurumayi’s continuing guidance in situations into which my own delusion may lead me.

Sydney, Australia

My initial understanding of renunciation was like King Sikhidhvaja’s. I felt I needed to abandon worldly life to progress in sadhana. I learned, with gratitude, that performing the Siddha Yoga practices and contemplating the teachings can lead to both bhukti and mukti—worldly prosperity and liberation. As my misunderstanding has dissolved, I feel deep appreciation when I see God in all kinds of things.

New York, United States