Listen in to this captivating video as Swamiji explains how increasing our sadhana will decrease our worldly attachments! He states that the more we give, the more we get back, and that nature will eventually reciprocate our giving by taking care of us. Read on! Question: How will Shiva help us on the spiritual path? […]
View this beautiful collection of Ramakrishna photographs put to Shree Maa’s enchanting song “Yuga Avatar”.
We hope you enjoy this devotional offering created in service of the beloved Guru.
Jai Sri Ramakrishna! Jai Gurudeva!…read more
Please note: This video was recorded in the year 2013. As such, the dates and times that Swamiji quotes will not be applicable in later years. However, his suggestions on worship practices are timeless. Please refer to the Devi Mandir Events Calendar for times and dates of specific events. Navaratri is a time to worship […]
In Chapter 8 of the Chandi Path, Kali, the Remover of Darkness, manifests to help destroy the demon Raktabija. “Rakta” means passion, desire, red, blood. “Bija” means seed, and Swamiji translates Raktabija as the Seed of Desire. Raktabija was given the boon that whenever one drop of his blood hits the ground, a new Raktabija […]
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 […]
Often on our spiritual journey, we hear the instructions, “Just give up all of your desires; give up all of your attachments.” If you have ever attempted to do this, you have quickly realized this is easier said than done. Yes, it looks good on paper, but how do we actually do this? Renunciation requires […]
In this joyful video, Swamiji discusses Christmas as a celebration of Christ – the embodiment of Universal Love. Like Jesus, every being has the capacity to experience and manifest Universal Love, and there are so many methods of worship that are designed to open our hearts to the reality of Christ Consciousness. The great 19th […]
As we prepare for Christmas, and the arrival of Jesus, our beloved Shree Maa has given a special sankalpa: to recite the mantra, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” This mantra was derived from proclamations found in the Bible, which essentially express the realization that “I am one with God!” […]
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 […]
In this extraordinary video, Swami Satyanada Saraswati conveys the meaning of the Satya Nārāyaṇa Vrat Puja, which will be performed by devotees around the world each month on the Full Moon day. The word “Satya” means truth and “Nārāyaṇa” is the Manifestation of the All Pervading Consciousness, represented as Lord Vishnu. Maha Vishnu (Maha means […]
On Saturday night during Sharad Navaratri (20th Oct 2012), we had a great satsang with our Pujya Guru Shree Maa. All of us sang ‘Jai Maa Jai Maa’ during evening Aarti accompanied by vibrant percussion along with melodic stringed music. Later we did 15 minutes meditation followed by bhajans led by Shree Maa. A devotee […]
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 […]