My enthusiam for these sacred stories on the Siddha Yoga path website knows no bounds. I read them again and again. Sometimes I sit back and think, “Yes, I know that reaction!” And at other times, through the story itself I am moved to realizing how close I am to the Self.
When I find myself taking the attitude of a half-baked pot, as Namdev did, I can overlook my own shortsightedness and point the finger elsewhere. This particular story reminds me to be forever mindful.
Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
From the moment I saw this photo of the statue of Namdev trying to move the feet of Vishoba Khechar, I was very moved because I always remember that story, and was just thinking of it the other day. I believe we are all like Namdev, needing our Guru's grace to have this beautiful experience of God being everywhere and to realize that there is nowhere where God is not, including in ourselves.
Just as Namdev needed to try to lift the feet of Vishoba Khechar to see that there is no place where Shiva is not, Gurumayi's Messages over the years have helped me make the effort I need to make in order to gain similar insights. And just as Namdev fell at the feet of his Guru in gratitude for his teaching, in my heart I offer pranam
in gratitude to Gurumayi for this story—and for the sweet experience and awareness I have had through reading it.
Maryland, United States
This story is so compassionate and profound! It reminds me that whenever I can see everything as God, I just relax. In this way I can live deeply connected to God in my own heart whatever I am doing and wherever I am, no matter what happens.
Clifton Hill, Australia
This story inspires me to be like "baked" Namdev and realize that there is nowhere Shiva's love is not acting. Even in the challenging situations I cannot understand, the Guru's grace is ever-present.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your unfathomable love!
Port Fairy, Australia
I had read and heard this beautiful story many times before, but this time, reading it out loud, I was moved to tears.
I am forever grateful for this path, this life, for all the saints and sages, and for my Guru.
New Mexico, USA
The more I learn about the poet-saints of Maharashtra—about these amazing beings and their legacy—the more I appreciate how Baba Muktananda and Gurumayi have made their teachings so accessible for Siddha Yogis.
Before, I wouldn't have believed that these kinds of human beings could exist. Now I not only believe that they do, but I see them as my example to follow.
It is so touching to read about the moment when Namdev first realizes that there is nowhere that is not Shiva, and that it is through Vishoba’s instruction that he has been given this knowledge of nonduality. When I
read this text, tears came as I recognized that the same gift has been bestowed on me by Gurumayi.
I feel such gratitude for this gift of the Truth, expressed here through the compassion of my beloved Guru.
Thank you so much for this story. Reading it reminds me that, through my Guru's grace, I am already being held in the arms of God.