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Good Fortune: “My Guru, My Girl, And My Beads”

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My Guru: I first met Baba Muktananda in a tent in Santa Monica, CA when I was 13 years old. He had just come to the US to fulfill a request from his guru, Bhagavan Nityananda, to spread his message. Since that day, I have been Baba’s devotee. Although Baba died years ago, he is still very much alive in my life. Meeting Baba is what he would call “boda-ahcha” (good fortune).

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My Girl: Theresa and I have been living and loving together for many years now. Before we met, somehow we both knew that the other existed, even though we had no proof of the other’s existence. Thankfully, a mutual friend set us up on a blind date and we found each other forever. Theresa’s love and wisdom is the best of fortunes for me. Thank you Theresagi.

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My Beads: Given to me by my Guru, and adorned with loving charms from Theresa, I have carried my rudraksha mala beads in my pocket (or worn them around my neck) literally every day for many, many years. Each and every bead is steeped in the multitude of good fortune that my life has generously given to me. I am very grateful for my guru, my girl, and my beads.

What Good Fortunes are you grateful for? Leave a comment…