"The Guru Gita Goes Mainstream" - Julia Robert's latest film "Eat, Pray, Love" is based on a woman's journey, and her visit to an ashram in India - which is the home of Siddha Yoga, a path I studied since I was 16. In our tradition, we study a set of sutras known as the Guru Gita - "song of the Guru" The "guru" refers to both any authentic spiritual teacher, and "guru" is also simultaneously a principle of Divine transformative awareness which works through all of reality, and teachers, to bring us to realization of the loving oneness of all life. Griffin - an LA based teacher wrote a commentary on the Guru Gita.
"In truth, the gift of life must always be recognized and never be taken for granted. Why is life so precious? In Siddha Yoga philosophy, we recognize that in this human life we have a rare opportunity. We can transform an ordinary perception of this universe into an extraordinary vision. To be on this planet and to behold the universe from the divine perspective is a sign of an illumined heart. To put this vision to best use in the best way possible is a human being's highest duty." - Gurumayi Chidvilasananda - head of the Siddha Yoga Path