As though to reinforce the point, the natural world—and even the more mundane aspects of our environment (the sights and sounds in the places we live and work, for example)—will often reflect that it is Baba’s month. Gurumayi has spoken about how she will come upon signs of Baba during the months when we observe holidays in his honor (May for Baba’s birthday, August for Baba’s divya diksha, and October for his mahasamadhi ). In turn, many Siddha Yogis have also come to perceive signs of Baba at these times: the colors of his robes in the leaves and etched across the sky, flashes of the Blue Pearl here, there, everywhere.
One sign in particular that Gurumayi has brought to our attention is the letter “M.” Baba was known for his spontaneity; similarly, the letter “M” will appear with seeming spontaneity in our immediate surroundings and in the wider world around us. We might find it formed in the clouds, shaped by the branches of a tree, or arranged in the blue-gray pebbles beneath our feet. There might be an “M” in the ripples on the surface of a lake we’re walking by, or in a hunk of bark that’s been chewed up by an especially industrious worm. Maybe there’s an “M” to be found in our cup of tea, or else in the swirl of milk in our coffee. We might even start hearing it with greater frequency as we go about our day: people saying “mmmm” to express understanding, uncertainty, delight, satisfaction.
As is the case with so many of the teachings and images on the Siddha Yoga path website, it is Gurumayi’s wish that everyone has the opportunity to see what she sees in Shree Muktananda Ashram. Therefore, this page features photographs of some of the many “Ms” that are revealing themselves on the Ashram grounds. In some, the “M” is obvious to make out; in others, less so, and you may need to do some searching.
Gurumayi’s hope is that as you view these photographs, you too will tangibly experience Baba’s presence wherever you are—that you will recognize Baba visiting you, and understand that he is with you every step of the way.
New York, United States
Montana, United States
North Carolina, United States
M. K. Road, India
New Mexico, United States