Swami Muktananda Paramahansa
Swami Muktananda (1908 - 1982), the Siddha Guru, resided for the latter part of his life in Ganeshpuri, India.
His inner blaze electrified a generation of people across the world, and set them on the path to liberation. Muktananda was an unparalleled embodiment of his name - The Bliss of Freedom.
Everything Baba did was original. Every look, every gesture. The mirror of his state cast a searchlight on all who opened themselves to him. In Baba, the play of Supreme Consciousness found dynamic expression and made him a Guru of formidable mastery. For that mastery he was and is deeply loved and revered.
Born in India in 1908, Muktananda left home at the age of 15 in search of God. After travelling throughout India as a renunciate for many years, he met his Guru, Bhagawan Nityananda and received spiritual initiation from him.
Following this he did intense spiritual practices for a number of years and attained the highest state of Self-awareness. His spiritual autobiography, "Play of Consciousness" is a record of that journey.
Muktananda had the ability to give people a direct experience of their own inner Truth. He attracted seekers from all parts of the world who were searching for that special, inner experience of the Self. His primary teaching was : "Honour your Self, worship your Self, kneel to your Self, God dwells within you as you"
Today the practices he taught continue to provide the same deep inner connection to those who seek it.
Rare 8mm Footage
Rare silent 8mm footage shot in the sixties of Swami Muktananda visiting Delhi. The sound track is 'Om Namo Bhagavate Muktanandaya' by Swami Nityananda and group.
Baba Muktananda Meditation Quotes
“Through meditation obtain the state called ‘steady wisdom’ and experience neither pain nor pleasure - be in the state of tranquility.”
“Meditate so your mind can become established in the steady wisdom of the Inner Self.”
“The root cause of your pain and pleasure is the mind. Meditate to make the mind pure and obtain steady wisdom.”
“There is an inner state which no pain reaches, no desire and no enemy reaches. It is of the form of Bliss. Meditate on that.”
“A wise man frees his mind from thoughts through meditation and becomes completely quiet.
“Meditate. The moment the mind is free from thoughts you experience the love of the inner Self.”
“Meditation should become a daily action, as essential as sleep. It is 1000 times more necessary than sleep.”
“When you are meditating, your consciousness abides in the heart.”
“Meditate on your own heart, on your own Self.”
“Meditate peacefully. Become the Witness of your thoughts.”
”Meditate on your heart. Understand neither is God different from you, nor are you separate from God.”
“Meditate very peacefully, see everybody as equal. You will become aware that this entire world belongs to you.”