“Oh dearest Divine Mother, we offer our prayer unto you. We are your children; please accept our plea. Divine Mother you are the bestower of excellence. You are the well-wisher of the Universe, the intrinsic nature of the wisdom of existence. You are the form of the creator. Please always illuminate the Universe for us. […]
This section contains lots of wisdom from Shree Maa and Swamiji! You will find questions and answers, articles, explanations of specific verses and mantras, and messages from our own Divine Mother, Shree Maa.
We hope you enjoy and find value in all that this section has to offer. Peruse at your leisure!
During special holy festivals, such as Navaratri and Shivaratri, devotees at the Devi Mandir fast. This article explains different ways to fast, or otherwise limit our intake of food.
We advise that, if you choose to fast, do so to the limits of your capability and desires. And, as always, one should take one’s health into consideration and check with a physician if appropriate. …read more
There are many people in this world who claim to be sadhus and saints. In this dark time, how are we to recognize the true teachers from the fakes? When a disciple of Shree Ramakrishna asked, “How can one recognize a true sadhu?” Shree Ramakrishna said, “They are real if they know that God resides […]
In this age of darkness, fear of death has taken over the minds of us all. Ramakrishna and one of his disciples are engaged in a deep conversation regarding death. Ramakrishna says, “Look, God is the ocean of nectar. Don’t you have the desire to dive in and swim in the ocean of eternal bliss? […]
Shree Maa has said how she has learned everything from her guru, Sri Ramakrishna. “When I was a young child, even from the age of l five years old, I used to help my grandmother in the household chores. One day I was sweeping the floor, and when I had finished cleaning the rooms, I […]
The Chart shows the various positions of the several Nyasas and is suitable to be blown up to poster size. It describes the mudras and indicates the locations for the various mantras of …read more
This article contains practical wisdom on relationships, as Shree Maa and Swamiji, answer devotee questions. …read more
One who is able to control the mind is called “manush,” a human being (Sanskrit: हलन्तष्, mānuṣ). Here is a list of qualities given by Lord Vishnu in the Shrimad Bhagavatam, which when demonstrated in all the activities in one’s life, makes one a perfect human being and paves the way to attain Godliness. Download the entire list from the […]
Every individual in any religion will want to understand and perform the Rites of Passage. This article is a list of specific ceremonies, starting from marriage to funeral, which mark the various stages of life. Performing specific mantras and ceremonies …read more
According to Narada Purana, there are six stages of Sannyas. This article describes the six stages: Kutirchak, Bahudak, Hamsa, Paramahamsa,
Turyatita, and Avadhuta.…read more
Shree Maa wishes to share with you, from the depth of Her wisdom, the duties of a human being: Truth Compassion Purifying austerities Purity Renunciation of Desires Appropriate contemplations Control of the mind Harming none Sacred studies Renunciation Recitation of the name of God whenever possible Simplicity Serving the messengers of God Serving the great […]
This is a vow of peace and a beautiful prayer from our Beloved Mother, Shree Maa:
Oh Divine Mother! Make us all the ideal of Perfection.
Oh Divine Mother! We pray to you to make us one family on earth and for unity on earth so that we can be instruments of your peace.…read more
This discussion on sexual energy is classic. We have all heard about the need for controlling our sexuality and about the power derived from transforming sexual energy into spiritual energy. In this frank discourse, Shree Maa and Swamiji…read more
“If we love God with unconditional love, God teaches us in such a beautiful way. If we take one step towards God, God takes 10 steps towards us. Is it not beautiful? This is a delightful article about God’s unconditional love. …read more
On one such occasion Gauri Mata said to the devotees, “In Durga Saptashati, the Divine Mother is described as “the most beneficent among the beneficent, the fulfiller of wishes.” The Divine Mother fulfills all the wishes of Her devotees. …read more