By Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati
I began as a seeker
before I knew what I was searching for:
something I could not name or describe
even beyond the possibilities my mind could conceive.
Yet my heart cried out…
I knew there must be something more.
The answer was laid out for me
seventy years ago,
when my Baba’s yearning was answered
by the gracious and glorious gift
given by his Guru — Shaktipat!
The inner awakening of his own Divinity
by one who could give such a gift, Nityananda.
I was not yet a toddler,
yet the trajectory of my life was laid before me
like a shooting star illumining my path.
All I had to do was find it.
But I didn’t know where to look.
So Muktananda came looking for me.
He brought the gracious and glorious gift,
that only such a great Guru could give — Shaktipat!
And changed my life forever.
For the better.
For the discovery of what I had sought for so long.
For the opportunity to serve him
And to serve you…
August 15 1947
What a glorious day!