Imagine looking at the world you live in, and recognizing
divinity in everything you see and everyone you meet. Imagine
facing every situation in your life with the unwavering strength
and delight that come from the certainty of the divine presence
The Siddha Yoga teachings assert that this attainment is
not only possible, it is our birthright. The goal of the Siddha
Yoga path is Self-realization -- the unceasing experience
of yoga, or unity with God. Within each of us, behind the
mind, the body, the ego, is a divine power. We practice yoga
to recognize this divine power, the Self, and harmonize all
our actions, thoughts, and words with it. The key to this
divine vision of ourselves and the world is shaktipat ,or
spiritual awakening. When we receive shaktipat, we gain entry
to our inner spiritual realms. Then, through our practices,
our own spiritual awareness unfolds. The Siddha Yoga teachings
are made easily available to seekers around the world through
the work of the SYDA Foundation.
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, as head of the Siddha Yoga lineage,
continues a sacred tradition of making shaktipat available
to seekers. Under the guidance of her teachings, Siddha Yoga
students embrace the spiritual practices of yoga including
meditation, chanting, contemplation and study, and selfless
service, as the means to the goal of Self-realization.
The Siddha Yoga teachings spring from the timeless scriptural
traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Vedanta, as well as from
the experience of the enlightened Siddha masters. If you are
new to Siddha Yoga meditation, a guide to the spiritual journey
called Where Are You Going? by Swami Muktananda, and the video
Entering the Heart are great starting points.
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