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Shri Guru Gita

Shri Guru Gita Recitation with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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I am so grateful for the beautiful companion in my life—Shri Guru Gita. It weaves through my days whether through print or recording, and carries my heart along with it. Every beat anchors me and resonates in my being, along with the teachings it expresses.
 

Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Canada

As an artist, I get very excited when I discover a new idea or technique. The possibility of uplifting people with my art always inspires me. Today I was again very excited about a new idea, but my intention was to take the idea to a new, higher level than my mind could imagine. So I placed the idea in the shrine of my heart and recited Shri Guru Gita with full concentration, and then meditated.
 
I felt the idea stewing in my heart like a fine dish in the oven. Afterwards, I noticed that my idea had changed; it had become more luminous, more beautiful, more divine, and simply stunning.
 
I understood that the practices I had performed had calmed and purified my mind, allowing for this beauty to emerge.
 

Unterlangenegg, Switzerland

I recite Shri Guru Gita daily. Practicing in this way brings me calm, steadiness, and joy. After my recitation, I meditate for a while. This gives me inner peace that I can return to throughout the day.
 

Allahabad, India

Every morning, before I recite Shri Guru Gita, I look at an image of Bade Baba and ask him what sankalpa or prayer I should bring to my recitation. This morning, I quickly received the guidance to offer my recitation for peace on earth. So I faced north, in accordance with verse 141, and began to recite.
 
I have noticed that whenever I offer my recitation for other people, or for world peace, I experience the inner shakti as more active, and it feels as if the recitation is even more powerful than usual.
 
Every day I set my alarm, but I always wake up before it rings—in time for Shri Guru Gita. So I feel the Guru’s grace is supporting me both physically and through inner guidance. After each recitation, I experience a lot of peace, joy, and blessings, including a deep meditation. In this way it is not just a practice for me but a gift in itself.
 

Surat, India

This morning when I recited Shri Guru Gita, I recalled the guidance we had been given during the recent Svadhyaya Study Sessions with Swami Akhandananda. In doing so, my recitation became light and easeful. It seemed as if streams of sunlight were sparkling and skipping across each verse. And, having spent so much time in the Temple recently through the many live video streams, it felt as though each word, each line, each verse was dancing joyfully to Bade Baba as an offering of gratitude for his being and endless love. Afterwards I felt an inner peace and calm I will carry with me throughout the day.
 
I am so grateful to Gurumayi for the abundance of blessings and gifts she has made available so munificently over the past months in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall. 
 

Wattamolla, Australia

For me this recitation of Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple is so potent, like a blazing fire.

During the whole recitation I feel the divine shakti moving in my body in a strong way. I’m so happy to feel the Guru inside, to feel so clearly that I belong to God and God belongs to me.
 

Milan, Italy

Since attending the Svadhyaya Study Sessions, I feel like I come to Shri Guru Gita in a completely new way. Instead of “doing” Shri Guru Gita, I “experience” Shri Guru Gita. There are heightened moments when I experience the sacred mantras arising from and being received back into the Self: the ebb and flow; the in-breath and the out-breath; the dialogue between Parvati and Lord Shiva. Shri Guru Gita is sacred indeed and such a gift to support my spiritual journey to its destination.
 

Melbourne, Australia

As I started listening to Shri Guru Gita on the Siddha Yoga path website, I felt sad about the state of our world, and my throat was tightly shut. So I just listened and read the words inwardly to myself. After a while, I heard a voice inside me say: When you feel ready, you can start to sing along!
 
My throat opened up and I joined in with the recording. With each verse, I felt stronger and stronger inside. By the end of the recitation, my sadness had been transformed into silence and peace, and my heart overflowed with love.
 

Unterlangenegg, Switzerland

I recited Shri Guru Gita today while focusing on the breath. In my meditation afterwards, I experienced such sweetness. I feel so inspired by the talks on svadhyaya. Shri Guru Gita is the center of my life now. I am so grateful for this practice of focusing on the breath and for Shri Guru Gita.  
 

Washington, United States

In today’s recitation of Shri Guru Gita, I followed the guidance we’ve been receiving in the study sessions, and the energy in both my body and mind became so strong that I had to make an effort not to fall into meditation.
 
Afterwards, when it was time to meditate, oh, what a delight it was! I experienced my mind as clear as a mountain lake and as quiet as nights in wintertime. I was completely awake and at the same time totally calm and free.
 
It was a great experience of the Self, and it felt so normal and utterly natural! There was just me and nothing else, and at the same time I felt connected to everything.
 

Unterlangenegg, Switzerland

Yesterday I received some worrisome news about a family member’s health, and this morning I woke up with a yearning to recite Shri Guru Gita. Doing so gave me courage and peace. I give thanks to my Guru for this invaluable practice.
 

Mexico City, Mexico

I love to recite the powerful Shri Guru Gita. After each recitation, I feel my mind has become deeply calm, and energy courses through my entire body.
 

Gujarat, India

Reciting Shri Guru Gita awakens me in every way. It reminds me who I am, who the Guru is, and what it means to be alive. It is truly a great mantra!
 

California, United States

I heard Shri Guru Gita, the greatest love song, for the first time when I visited Gurudev Siddha Peeth in 1991. Gurumayi would herself lead the recitation every morning. At that time, I struggled with the Sanskrit verses and with managing the rhythm, pronunciation, and the pauses.
 
However, Gurumayi’s presence led me to the hall every dawn. I adopted the graceful posture of Gurumayi and everyone around me, as I held the book in my hand at heart level and chanted a few familiar verses. I was enthralled by her presence and the sounds.
 
After returning home, I approached a more experienced Siddha Yogi in my town and asked her to teach me how to recite Shri Guru Gita. Most patiently, she tutored me until I had learned to recite the complete text.  
 
Since then, svadhyaya of Shri Guru Gita has been an integral part of my sadhana in this lifetime. I ardently pray that this practice remains with me for all lifetimes to come.  
 

Vadodara, India

Reciting Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi on this recording made me feel very much alive. I could have kept chanting forever, it was so sublime to be in this atmosphere!
 

Somerville, Australia

In the past few days, I have noticed that after I recite Shri Guru Gita, I am filled with incredible energy and can do things at an astonishing speed. It’s my firm conviction that this is only possible because of the power of Shri Guru’s grace in each and every word of Shri Guru Gita.
 

Nagpur, India

Reciting Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi recalls for me the times I was physically present at Shree Muktananda Ashram. Nowadays when I recite this text, which I do almost daily, I focus on pronouncing all the Sanskrit words correctly. And I recite it as if the Guru already lives inside of me—I honor the Guru inside myself. I still have to pull my wandering mind back very often, but I hope that one day I will be able to recite Shri Guru Gita with reverence, purity, and humility.
 
I am very grateful.
 

Paramaribo, Suriname

Once a week I take time to recite Shri Guru Gita with the recording on the Siddha Yoga path website. It is always a very special time for me and I am very thankful for this opportunity.
 
Each syllable of Shri Guru Gita feels like divine food for my soul. When I am reciting the verses, it is like I am eating a wonderful sweet—mahaprasad, a blessed gift from the Guru. When I recite, I have no wishes, no agenda. Reciting the divine words opens me up to deep fulfillment.
 

Unterlangenegg, Switzerland

During this period of lockdown in India, I am reciting Shri Guru Gita every day. I experience such a powerful connection with the recording available on the Siddha Yoga path website. I love the melodic transitions and musical refinements that help me increase my concentration and experience the shakti more deeply each day. Singing the arati at the end makes my recitation feel “golden,” and I am able to meditate well afterwards.
 
I’m so grateful to Gurumayi ji for supporting my sadhana, and all of ours, with the great gift of this recording.
 

Udhana, India

When I sit to recite Shri Guru Gita in a focused and easeful manner, harmonizing with the voices of the music ensemble, and I make the effort to pronounce each verse correctly, I often experience the mantras showering me with grace.
 
After the recitation, I feel purified, refreshed, blessed, and renewed.
 

Melbourne, Australia

Years ago a Siddha Yogi relayed an experience to me: back in March 1991, the people in the local Siddha Yoga meditation center had gathered to recite Shri Guru Gita with a prayer that it would rain in their region. During the recitation, they heard raindrops on the roof of the center. That was the beginning of “Miracle March” and the end of the drought in the region for that year.
 
My friend’s experience inspired me, and today I recited Shri Guru Gita with the intention to mitigate the division between people in the United States.
 

California, United States

On my birthday, I asked myself what gift I should give to myself. The answer was clear: “Recite Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi on the Siddha Yoga path website.”
 
The recitation of Shri Guru Gita brings me close to the bliss of my inner being.
 
I’m grateful for this precious birthday gift!
 

Thun, Switzerland

While we are sheltering in place, my husband and I have been reciting Shri Guru Gita with this recording every day. It has become one of the most beautiful parts of our day, a reason to dress up and celebrate. After breakfast, we clean our meditation room, place candles near all the sacred pictures, and then put on special clothing. As we chant, I imagine myself in the Temple with Gurumayi, our Siddha Yoga friends, and the worldwide community of Siddha Yogis. 
 

New York, United States

Sometimes if I am feeling sad or disconnected, I listen quietly to Shri Guru Gita, and it brings me back to peacefulness and the Guru’s unconditional love. I am so grateful for modern technology and the Siddha Yoga path website that allows me to listen to Shri Guru Gita anywhere, anytime, with my mobile phone and earplugs!  
 

Annecy-Le-Vieux, France

I feel blessed to be able to recite Shri Guru Gita with the recording on the Siddha Yoga path website.
 
It is as though I am participating in this recitation with Gurumayi and the sangham, and afterwards I experience joy, solace, and contentment that stay with me for a long time.
 

Modiin, Israel

I have just recited Shri Guru Gita using the online audio for the first time, and I found it very powerful. When I sat to meditate afterwards, I could feel such strong vibrations of shakti in my body. I felt strong, centered, and enlivened.
 

London, United Kingdom

I was delighted to discover this version of Shri Guru Gita on the Siddha Yoga path website recently. I really like the short meditation after the text. Now I have morning meditation as well as night meditation. Perfect!
 
At the moment, I'm refining my daily schedule of practices for the Very Long Retreat of 2020. So after reciting with Gurumayi using this version, I am playing the CD of Baba's reciting Shri Guru Gita when I have morning tea and prepare for the day. Baba’s company is very peaceful.
 

Sydney, Australia

Shri Guru Gita is my favorite sacred text to recite, and it’s wonderful to know that it’s available for me in every moment; that brings great joy to my heart. And reciting it along with Gurumayi makes me feel that I am really in the Temple of Bade Baba along with her.
 
I am so grateful for this incredible gift.
 

Naples, Italy

Gratitude fills my heart for this blessed online resource at my fingertips. It fills me with joy and anchors my practice during these challenging days. I am embraced with love wherever I find myself and can be steady for those around me.
 

St. Lazare, Canada

The recitation of Shri Guru Gita caresses my soul!
 
It strengthens me, and allows me to face daily challenges from a new perspective.
 

 Milan, Italy

In the midst of various challenges, I recently decided to take refuge in Shri Guru Gita. Despite my mind being very active at times, I found I was able to bathe in a pool of stillness at the end of the recitation. During this moment of stillness, the waterfall in the beautiful "Love in Action" animation for 2020 came to mind. I felt that Gurumayi was guiding me and protecting me.
 

Willemstad, Curacao

Reciting Shri Guru Gita bring me joy and happiness. It fuels my entire being with energy that keeps me grounded and focused for approaching even the most challenging task at hand.
 
I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for this great Siddha Yoga path, its teachings, and its practices.
 

Florida, United States

For me, reciting Shri Guru Gita brings about the experience of equanimity and calmness of mind.
 

Gurgaon, India

As I recited Shri Guru Gita for the first time with the recording on the Siddha Yoga path website, my heart was overjoyed and filled with gratitude for the immense gift and blessing I was receiving. I love to recite Shri Guru Gita every day, and I am thrilled to be able to do it now along with the beautiful voices of Gurumayi, the music ensemble, and others!
 

New Mexico, United States

Every so often I like to enliven my routine by focusing on different practices.
 
I have added reciting this beautiful version of Shri Guru Gita to my daily practices. Even so, I wasn't expecting it to make such a difference! It brings me into a state of deep alignment with my best self, leaving me feeling refreshed, focused, and ready for the day.
 

Wentworth Falls, Australia

I am very grateful to Gurumayi for the refinements we’ve been given for reciting Sri Guru Gita. I find the refinements powerful and inspiring. I feel I have had a deeper experience of the shakti in the verses that are sung in unison and a greater connection to the text. I also feel more alert and better able to concentrate on the text, as well as closer to my inner Self. I feel energized!
 

Nandura, India

I really enjoy reciting Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi. By listening diligently to her, I am learning how to pronounce each line and deepen my experience. I notice that after this practice, I carry a sense of calm and strength throughout my day.
 
What a wonderful gift from Gurumayi!
 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom

My heart is so full of gratitude for having access to this recitation of Shri Guru Gita through the Siddha Yoga path website. I feel so blessed to be able to recite Shri Guru Gita together with everyone in the Universal Hall wherever we are in the world and at any time we choose. I experience the sounds of the recitation and Gurumayi's voice filling my whole being and spreading blessings to my home and my family.
 

California, United States

After nearly thirty-eight years of reciting Shri Guru Gita nearly every day, I am profoundly grateful for this opportunity to learn the refinements and improve my pronunciation.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this ecstatic recording!
 

Washington, United States

It is thrilling to listen to Gurumayi singing this powerful text. The Shri Guru Gita verses give me confidence in life. Now I understand that singing to the Guru is really a gem that fulfills my wishes.
 

México City, Mexico

Receiving the blessing of this recitation of Shri Guru Gita from Gurumayi is like encountering the living God on my morning walk. Its power uplifts me and transports my inner feeling in the same way that the rising sun infuses each day with its reassuring warmth and brightens my outlook.
 
Today will be a good day.
 

Washington, United States

I am so grateful for this audio recording of Shri Guru Gita. It fulfills my longing to have this updated version available so I can recite it at home with all the musical refinements. After the recitation, I felt refreshed, alert, and bathing in grace.
 

Montreal, Canada