Svadhyaya: The Recitation of Scriptural Texts

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I was introduced to Shri Shiva Mahimna Stotram the first time I visited Gurudev Siddha Peeth. Ever since, whenever I recite it, I am drawn deep within and get connected to my heart. For me this svadhyaya is a form of satsang since I experience God within my heart. It uplifts my spirits and enables me to experience the love and happiness around me.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for introducing me to this sacred text.

a Siddha Yogi from Lucknow, India

For me, the Shiva Mahimna Stotram is a necklace of pearls. It is the first text I was introduced to in my childhood, when I learned to play it on the harmonium in the Siddha Yoga Center in Ghoti. Gradually, I became more focused on the correct pronunciation of the text. Its beautiful rhythms are now fully settled deep in my heart.
Even when I start humming the melody, I hear the complete Shiva Mahimna Stotram—as though the words are already vibrating in my heart. While reciting it, I feel that I am both the reciter and the listener. Each time I recite the text, it is as if I am collecting a pearl.
Thank you, Gurumayi ji, from the deepest core of my heart.

a Siddha Yogi from Ghoti, India

In response to inner guidance, I began reciting the Shiva Mahimna Stotram with greater commitment last year. I discovered that by immersing myself in the awe-inspiring, profound, and ineffable aspects of God, my restless mind could find rest in something greater than itself.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving me a beautiful way to worship God and experience inner peace.

a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA

I loved reading about Gurumayi's teaching on the benefits of chanting the Lord’s praises during our practice of svadhyaya. The reminder that I can have the darshan of my inner Self through this practice is so comforting. And knowing that the Lord is always there, in my Heart, waiting for me to arrive, reminds me that my Heart is abundant.

a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia