~~OM~~ Shree Maa gives us the message that we can learn from everybody. When Maa was a little four-year old child, She was cleaning a room and upon finishing, she threw the broom to a corner. Then She heard the voice of Sri Ramakrishna say, “Hega, you threw that broom? See how beautifully you cleaned […]
Vegetarian food is definitely pure. Whose goal is directed only towards Dharma, they will do well with vegetarian food. And those who are working for advancement in this world, it is true that meat can be of benefit to them.…read more
Oh Beautiful Mother !
Oh Beautiful Mother!
You always give refuge
To your children in need,
Oh Glorious Mother!
You provide a shelter,
To the Children of Faith.
Oh Radiant Mother!
Your Grace is Limitless,
Oh Great Divine Goddess.
To the Hungry and Lost,
To the Homeless and Poor,
To the Unloved and Sad,
All they must really do
Is surrender to You!
Your love — like the ocean,
Is peaceful, deep and calm.
Your eyes — like the night sky
Shining with Sacred Light.
We find your Loving Shade
Universal Mother —
Liberate us for Grace.
Let us Recognize You
With Our Hearts, Minds and Souls.
And Cherish you Always
Indian swamis also foresee the birth of saints, including Shree Maa, one of the great women saints in contemporary history who has been described as kindness incarnate.
When Kalyani married Sushil, a wealthy man who managed a tea estate, she was only thirteen years old. One year after their marriage, the pious couple climbed Kamakhya Mountain to do worship in the Kamakhya Temple. Much to their surprise, Swami Bhuvananda Saraswati appeared before them when they reached the summit. This great saint and religious teacher who dwelt on the mountain at the Kalipur Ashram had a message for Kalyani: “I have been waiting for you. You are going to give birth to a divine child, and I want to give you mantra initiation with the blessings of God.” Kalyani protested, I am not pregnant. You are making a mistake. The Swami insisted, No, no, it is you. Thereupon, he approached the couple, stretched out his arms, and blessed them with sacred prayers. He whispered the Gayatri mantra, a powerful Vedic formula, into Kalyani’s left ear, and anointed her with holy water.
Mother’s Day Message – 2001
My Dear Beloved Children and Members of our Family,
Today I am conveying to you my pure love and blessings. Oh Mankind, today we should be extremely grateful that we have taken birth in a human form. That is why it is necessary for us to observe the highest ideals of human behavior. Then there will be no separation within the family of humanity. Mother Earth will be blessed with welfare and all of Her children will also be blessed.
The foremost ideal of perfection for human beings is
to support the ideals of perfection
to perform all actions without selfishness
to illuminate wisdom with Godliness
to perceive all existence as the representative of God
to absorb your consciousness in the remembrance of God in meditation
to perceive kindness in the performance of all discipline
to protect your own ideals of perfection
to owe strict allegiance to truth
to serve all existence
to demonstrate the renunciation of selfish attachment
These are the highest ideals of humanity. These attitudes bring the greatest welfare to human beings.
May Mankind be Victorious!
Topics covered in this Question and Answer session with Swamiji:
- Who is a disciple
- Following the example of the Guru
- Bad Guru History
- Guru-disciple relationship
- Attachment and loyalty to the Guru
- Swami, Guru, Sadhu
- Guru’s protection
- Guru taking the karma of the disciple
- Meditation on the Guru’s form
- Supporting the Guru’s sadhana
- Choosing one’s Guru
- Devotion to the Guru
Mudras are gestures that convey certain attitudes. The following mudras, demonstrated by Shree Maa, are performed at specific times during worship. You will be instructed to perform some or all of these mudras in our puja books. The Sankalpa Mudra is used for stating the date, time and place, the performer, proposed activity and purpose, […]