~~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 […]
~~OM~~ Sukadeva was born from the Divine Fire when Veda Vyasa was making Yagya. Sukadeva came out, he bowed down to his father and said, “Father! What shall I do?” And the father said, “Go learn the Vedas, study with Brihaspati.” Sukadeva studied with Brihaspati for many years and he became expert at Veda […]
~~OM~~ Message of the Guru Gita The repetitive message in the Bhagavad Gita is “Serve God, Serve God, Serve God!” In the Chandi Path the repetitive message is “Take one asan and chant the Chandi!” What is the repetitive message in the Guru Gita? Swamiji Says: “na guroradhikam | na guroradhikam | na guroradhikam |” […]
~~OM~~ Lineage of Sanyasis What are the different lineages established by Shankaracharya and why were they formed?Shankaracharya divided the Sannyasins into ten tribes called Dasnami: Bharati full of light Giri live in the mountains Puri live in cities Saraswati scholars Van live in forests Aranya live in groves Tirtha live in pilgrimage places Parvat live […]
~~OM~~ The disciple went to the Guru and said, “Guruji, How can I see God?” And the Guru said, “Take a bath.” So the Guru and the disciple went down to the bank of the river, and they went under the water and they started to take a bath. And just as the disciple was […]
~~OM~~ This whole Guru Gita is the king of mantras, because without devotion to the Guru you will never learn any other mantra. This is primary education. We want to fall in love with our teachers so we soak up their knowledge like a sponge. We want to become worthy of their knowledge. And we […]
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? […]
~~OM~~ Keshab Sen went to Ramakrishna and he said, “Thakur, Why don’t you build hospitals and schools, and be a benefactor to society?” And Ramakrishna got mad and He said, “Oh, Hospitals and schools! You’ll always have sick and you’ll always have ignorant. That’s not going to change the course of humanity. Let me realize […]
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 […]
Labra is the perfect festival dish. It’s five vegetables bring a variety of flavor, color, and texture, while spices add exotic aromas and taste to this healthy dish. When prepared and offered with purity and devotion, it nourishes the body, mind, and soul!
Fried eggplant is one of Sri Ramakrishna – and Shree Maa’s – favorite vegetables. Maa often makes this easy and delectable dish at festival times, such as Kali Puja, Ramakrishna’s birthday, and the Navaratri Annapurna Puja.
Shree Maa is a pure expression of the soul. In this biography, we read about her childhood in Assam, years of sadhana (spiritual practice) in the Himalayas, and travels with Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
The story of Maa’s life offers deeper understanding of what it means to be spiritual and ignites the fire of yearning to walk the path.