A spiritual guru embodies unconditional love and ancient teachings and is always with you, guiding you as an inner voice through a myriad of issues and problems they have already mastered. You can achieve spiritual enlightenment without a guru, but it is easier with one. The guru-disciple relationship is greatly enhanced when the student engages in six practices that strengthen your connection to the divine.
1. Darshan – Blessings from the guru
Darshan in Sanskrit means sight, as in beholding a vision. It is an intimate experience with an enlightened master that awakens and empowers your divine self, and unveils your highest reality.
In this video you will see the beauty, grace and bliss when receiving Darshan from enlightened guru, Her Holiness Sai Maa.
2. Sadhana – Daily spiritual practice
Sadhana is a Sanskrit word that means a daily spiritual practice. Being disciplined and having a daily practice is the foundation for communicating with the divine inside of you and all around you.
In this video, Dayanand Das Maharaj, one of Sai Maa’s master teachers, introduces you to Kapalabhati Pranayama, otherwise known as breath of fire. It is a good way to start your daily practice because it cleanses and energizes your body.
Awakened Life master teacher Shree Devi Maa takes you through a meditation to clear and energize the 7 chakras, or energy centers. If you are new to working with chakras, the video begins with a picture of the ones Shree Devi is working with.
3. Devotional Chanting
There are many ways that chanting uplifts and even heals you. Chanting slows down your brain and allows your “monkey mind” to rest, similar to the experience of meditation and yoga. According to the teachings of Sai Maa, “When we chant, the mind is resting. The mind cannot compete with the devotion, with the love and the chanting.”
4. Satsang – Community sharing of the guru’s teachings
Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means “gathering together for the truth” or more simply, “being with the truth.” Gathering together in a community to discuss teachings from or experiences with the guru is a means for better understanding concepts and how they apply to everyday life.
All year long, there are weekly gatherings of Sai Maa students all over the world. You are welcome to visit or join any of these satsangs.
5. Diksha – Divine Light
Sai Maa Diksha is an energy technique for the transference of Divine Light directly into the brain and nervous system. Diksha cleanses fear-based patterns that keep you limited and activates the process of your enlightenment, starting in the brain. In this video, Sai Maa shares about the power of Diksha, when you should receive it and why you should give it to the entire world.
6. Seva – Selfless Service
Seva is a Sanskrit word that describes the act of selfless service. Its meaning comes from saha, meaning “with that” and eva, meaning “too” which combined means “together with.” The act of seva leads to collective benefit and gain, although it is performed without attachment to any outcome for the individual.
~ Her Holiness Sai Maa