9:44:07 AM"Give whatever you give with love, then even the tiniest pebble you offer will have a great meaning."
In all spiritual traditions, giving is considered an essential spiritual practice. In the Siddha Yoga tradition, the practice of offering to our spiritual path from our own wealth or earnings is called dakshina
. Through this offering of love, we acknowledge the transforming power of the Guru's grace and teachings in our lives. We also express our desire to uplift humanity by helping to make these teachings widely available.
As with all spiritual practices, dakshina brings its own blessings and gifts to us as we practice it. People often share that giving dakshina opens their hearts and nurtures their capacity to give in all aspects of their lives. As we engage in the natural cycle of giving and receiving, we find our own experience of gratitude is magnified. And on a more mystical level, as we offer dakshina, we deepen our capacity to receive and assimilate the grace flowing from the Guru.
We offer dakshina out of love, to that which we love. Through the practice of dakshina, we consciously acknowledge and strengthen our commitment to our spiritual path.
Ways to practice dakshina
The practice of dakshina is central to Siddha Yoga sadhana.
Siddha Yoga students practice dakshina by offering money or financial resources to the Siddha Yoga path.
The SYDA Foundation is the vehicle through which dakshina is received and administered globally.
To learn more please visit the Dakshina section of Siddha Yoga website.