Every time I see the Nature Gallery, I am completely mesmerized and before I know it, my breath becomes silent, a stillness draws me within, and a deep silence reigns. Today, I told myself, “I will look for a teaching from each photo or give it a title.” Humility and Resilience stood out as two beautiful qualities of nature for me to imbibe and practice.
New Delhi, India
The image of the snow-laced tree with last season's leaves was so exquisite, I simply dissolved into my heart. Distance disappeared and I felt I was present at Shree Muktananda Ashram. Bade Baba's statement, “I am everywhere,” flowed through my consciousness. Then the beginning of the actual experience of “being everywhere” unfolded for me.
What an amazing world and existence we have with Guru's grace! I am filled with gratitude.
California, United States
When I saw the beautiful photo of the willow cotton, an image of Gurumayi appeared in my mind. When I look at the photos of the Ashram garden, I feel as though I am with Gurumayi.
When I saw the picture of the blue jay sitting calmly on the snow-laden branch of a tree, I immediately remembered the Blue Pearl I sometimes see in meditation. This lovely bird filled my heart with joy and delight!
The golden sunlight shining through the trees of the forest is a sweet reminder of the golden light of the Self suddenly flashing through my meditations.
I was especially taken with the photo of the lone little bird standing in a field of snow. I felt its courage, curiosity, and stamina fully from within and fell in love with it. I cherish each photograph in these nature galleries as a loving present to me from Gurumayi.
The rainbows in the ice are so beautiful! I have never seen that prismatic effect. The beauty of God’s creation is ever new and astonishing!
Hawaii, United States
As my eyes marveled at the trees in winter facing the icy blue waters of Lake Nityananda, I experienced a feeling of utter calm and silence.
Ville St. Laurent, Canada
I am so thankful for all of the abstract photographs. They often take me inside, as they frequently are about form, color, and light more than a literal place or object. The photographs still my mind and have a mystical quality.
Hawaii, United States