Maha Shaktipat Diksha is the initiation that awakens the divine energy that lies coiled at the base of your spine. Gurudevi Nirmalananda expands your understanding of Shaktipat with explanations of the ancient texts and teachings, and stories woven throughout, that ground your understanding in practical examples.
We are always seeking happiness externally, but it arises from within. In her discourse, Gurudevi explains this while highlighting the differences between Hinduism and Yoga, and expands on the Shiva Sutras. She makes it clear that the reason we are looking for happiness is because we are looking for ourselves.
Gurudevi dives into the meaning of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.46, sthira sukham asanam. Sthira (stillness), sukham (ease), asanam (the seated pose). Just sit and stay. Your body begins to settle, and your breath spontaneously slows down and lengthens. You’ll find the space, the pause between the movements of your breath, and you’ll fall in. Those pauses are an entry point into the deeper dimensions of your own being. Your mind settles and turns inward to explore the entire expanse of Consciousness within.
Gurudevi offers an in-depth discourse on the Guru Gita. She asks, “Who will handle your heart better than an enlightened being?” She explains that the guru’s job is to be a catalyst for your growth and transformation. The purpose of chanting the Guru Gita is to receive your guru’s grace. Chant the Guru Gita and you will experience the revelation of your own Self within. It all begins with being able to sit.