This namasankirtana brought back sweet memories of visiting Gurudev Siddha Peeth many years ago. When I listen to or chant this beautiful namasankirtana, I often experience a state of harmony. I experience that Baba is with me and looking upon me.
We have begun to chant this namasankirtana at home after singing Jyota se Jyota Jagao in the evenings. This allows us to experience and enjoy its reverberations for a while afterwards.
As I view the artwork accompanying the chant, my eye goes to the rounded doorway to Gurudev Siddha Peeth. I imagine Bhagavan Nityananda instructing Baba to “stay there.” Baba’s decision to stay represents for me his perfect discipleship.
Scrolling down, I see a hint of the colors of the Indian flag and remember that Baba received shaktipat diksha
from Bhagavan Nityananda on the day India became independent. The gigantic white flowers indicate to me Baba’s teaching to meditate—a reminder that the outer fragrance can help me turn within to the fragrance and beauty within.
And the blue sky shows me that because of Baba’s great life, I, too, can view the world as the play of the blue light of Consciousness experienced in deep meditation.
Washington, United States
I experience pure joy when I listen to this chant!
When I first arrived in Gurudev Siddha Peeth in 1986 at the age of sixteen, I chanted Baba Muktananda’s name for the first time, and this particular chant entered my heart. The chant continued automatically for a very long time, guiding me into easeful and blissful meditation, and even continued in my sleep. I knew I had arrived at the home of my heart and that I would never be alone because Baba is always with me.
Each time I hear or chant this namasankirtana
, it brings me back to the state of oneness with Baba I experienced when I chanted it for the very first time. On that occasion, the more I sang, the more I felt Baba’s sweetness and love. The more I repeated Baba’s name, the more it seemed as if I melted into him. I experienced that my body had become Baba’s body, my mind was Baba’s mind, my voice was Baba’s voice, and the words I chanted had become Baba himself.
To this day I feel immense gratitude for this experience, which is often renewed when I chant this namasankirtana
This morning during my daily puja,
I spontaneously started chanting Jay Jay Muktananda
. This evening when I opened the Siddha Yoga path website, I was so surprised to see this namasankirtana
on the home page. Love filled my heart.
Last Saturday while I was out walking, this namasankirtana
arose within me. I thought to myself, “This isn't the chant of the day,” and I returned to chanting the namasankirtana
that I had seen in the calendar on the Siddha Yoga path website. Then, spontaneously, I again began to chant Jay Jay Muktananda
. This time I accepted the will of my heart. What a wonderful journey!
San Giorgio a Cremano, Italy
The Siddha Yoga path website is set as my home page. When I opened my laptop today to begin offering seva
and heard this namasankirtana
, the sound of the chant touched my heart. My enthusiasm for chanting was rekindled, and I felt invigorated, recalling sweet memories of chanting.
London, United Kingdom
The first time I heard this joy-filled chant was in the 1980s in London’s Heathrow Airport, when Gurumayi had a few hours’ stopover on her way from Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India to Shree Muktananda Ashram in New York. We had rented a restaurant in the terminal for the morning, and Siddha Yogis had flown in from all over Europe to be a part of this reunion of the Guru and her disciples.
The love and ecstasy were palpable, and as we started chanting Jay Jay Muktananda
, our hearts were full to overflowing. The airport restaurant had become a sacred temple, and we all just wanted time to stop right then and there. Of course, the time came when Gurumayi had to leave to catch her flight. But even after she had left, none of us wanted to leave. We wanted this moment to last forever—and it does, as the sweetest and most sacred memory. Needless to say, I have loved this chant ever since!
Windsor, United Kingdom
I have the sweetest memories of this chant going back to my childhood, when I heard Gurumayi sing this chant live during a chanting saptah
. It evokes in me immense joy, and feelings of love and gratitude toward Baba.
This absolutely enchanting namasankirtana
transports me back in time to Gurudev Siddha Peeth, where I first heard this chant. My heart jumps with joy in listening to Jay Jay Muktananda
brings such joy to my heart. My whole being smiles with happiness and gratitude to Baba. And while I have this chant on a CD, I love to listen to it on the Siddha Yoga path website, because I feel I’m in satsang
with others who will be listening at the same time.
I am delighted to chant Jay Jay Muktananda
with this recording. For the last few years, I have often heard this song arising in my heart. I love its sweet melody, which brings deep joy and contentment to my entire being. Whether I am chanting or listening to Baba’s name, I experience a surge of love and devotion welling up within me. His presence truly has the power to illuminate my life.