Trailinga Swami was a great embodiment of tapasya. His main teaching was the example of his life – the example of what it is to perform tapasya. Tapasya is any spiritual discipline we perform to move closer to God, to make ourselves more pure and divine. There is a verse from the Rig Veda. It says […]
The following stories represent a treasure chest of spiritual wisdom and inspiration from this great Saint that will be valuable to spiritual seekers from all paths and walks of life.
These stories were told by Shree Maa in Bengali and then translated into English by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. We hope you enjoy them.
On January 22nd we will celebrate the Maha Samadhi of Trailinga Swami, a great yogi and an important figure in the Devi Mandir tradition. To honor the birth of such a great soul into the world, we will be publishing a series of Trailinga Swami stories, told by Shree Maa in Bengali and translated into […]
When life places obstacles in our way to God, the sincere longing to manifest divine love transforms the obstacles into opportunities. Every difficulty becomes a creative exercise of offering our devotion to God. The objects used in worship are only important insofar as they inspire love and provide upliftment. When we do puja just for […]
Swami Satyananda has found a modern solution to an ancient problem – how to share his ever increasing collection of knowledge as he travels around the world – and yet still be able to carry his luggage as he goes. In order to enable seekers to join him in performing Vedic rituals – in this […]
The Real Wealth of Humanity While materialism and our drive for money often rule our lives, Shree Maa teaches the real wealth of Humanity: Freedom from fear True purity Complete faith in the eternal wisdom of the soul Generosity Control of the senses Sacred fire sacrifices Study of wisdom Purifying austerities Simplicity Freedom from violence […]
The are 15 verses given by the great sage Kashyapa are known as the Kashyapa Sutras. They describe the concept of enlightenment and the method of its attainment. Though the Kashyapa Sutra itself is not well known, the Rishi Kashyapa himself was one of the Sapta Rishis, the 7 Seers of Divine Truth or Wisdom. […]
God is Eternal; the world is temporary. God is One, but has infinite names and infinite forms. If you call upon God in a true and simple manner, you will know that all you are performing is Divine Work. Maintain the association of Seekers of Truth, because true seekers will teach you the way to […]
Shree Maa was reading from a Bengali book and explaining the teachings of Shankaracharya and Sri Ramakrishna about the nature of Supreme Divinity: Acharya Shankaracharya realized and lived with Supreme Divinity. When he was eight years old, he mastered all the scriptures and renounced the comforts of home and adopted a life of sannyas. He […]
This is a short article quoting Ramakrishna’s advice on how to obtain peace.
“The more you come to God, the more you feel peace. Peace, peace, peace- supreme peace! …read more
“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. […]
Protect the Divine Mother in your heart. May you see her as I see Her and nobody else. You take away all of my desires and my anger and my passion. I am seeing with great deep intensity, and I am keeping that sweet nectar within. Again and again I pray to the Divine Mother. […]
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 […]
/home/shreemaa/www/httpdocs/drupal/files/videos/CP_story_of_Ekalabhya.mov ~~OM~~ >Double Click the Video to Play< I’d like to tell you story about Ekalavya. And Ekalavya was a tribal boy. And he wanted to learn archery from Dronacharya. Dronacharya was the Guru for both the Pandavas and the Kauravas. He was the primary instructor of the king’s children. How could a tribal boy […]
~~OM~~ I want to tell you a story. There was a guru, and he was always happy. He was so filled with joy, that everyday nothing could shift him from his center. And he passed his entire life that way. When he grew old and he was lying on his deathbed, all the disciples gathered […]