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GURUMAYI TIMELINE 1955 (June 24): Gurumayi was born as Malti Shetty in Bombay (Mumbai), India.
1982 (April 26): She was formally initiated by the then-guru of Siddha Yoga, Swami Muktananda, as an ascetic in the tradition and renamed Swami Chidvilasananda (the Sanskrit title translates to “the religious teacher [swami] who is the bliss of the play of consciousness”); Gurumayi, “immersed in the guru,” is an honorific that is used less formally.
I instantly transcended body-consciousness and became aware that all distinctions such as inner and outer were false and artificial.
Everything was the same; what was within me was also without. There was only the pulsating awareness “I am That,” accompanied by great bliss and light.
TEACHINGS/DOCTRINES The teachings that Swami Muktananda designated as Siddha Yoga are understood by the organization to have deep roots in Hindu theology.The guru bestowed formal initiation on Malti in 1969, when she was fourteen years old (Durgananda 19), and she began to reside at the ashram by the time she was eighteen.Swami Muktananda “concerned himself with every detail of Malti’s diet and schedule, making sure that she ate food that fostered meditation” (Durgananda 19).Five months later, the two actually became the gurus of Siddha Yoga, at Muktananda’s (“immersion in enlightened consciousness,” often used as in this case to indicate the death of a spiritual leader) on October 2, 1982.Swami Chidvilasananda, who is more commonly referred to as Gurumayi (“immersed in the guru”), which expresses her continuing dedication to Muktananda, became the sole guru of Siddha Yoga on November 10, 1985.