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!
The scenery at the Mandir was perfectly staged for worship — the majestic rolling mountains, the earth coming alive with fresh green grass and spring flowers, the playful deer competing for food, the delightful peacocks always cawing – Maa! Maa! Maa! — indeed, everything reminded me of God.
Alongside of Shree Maa and Swamiji, …read more
Reading about the lives of saints and sages, we learn about the exalted states they reached through their devotion and wisdom. They are said to have experienced the highest realization, with absolute conviction that they too were embodiments of God.
What is this state called enlightenment? How do we attain it? We talked to Swamiji to find out the …read more
Are you tired of battling the negative tendencies in your life? You know, the ones that keep repeating themselves over and over — like aggressiveness, fear, pride, shame.
Don’t let negativity get you down! Overcome these tendencies by applying Shree Maa’s indispensable wisdom on how to defeat the asuras (demons). …read more
Now, for the first time, Swamiji describes the nine forms of the Goddess, how She manifests in our spiritual life, and the worship which brings the attainment of perfection in all endeavors!
These nine forms of Durga describe the different aspects of the Goddess and by chanting the …read more
This delightful article about our beloved Shree Maa was recently published in the Indian newspaper Deccan Herald.
It portrays a beautiful picture of Shree Maa and Her profound, yet simple, teachings about how to experience divinity in our lives.
Read about Her life of service and Her teachings on Karma and the responsibility of the Guru.
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In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?”…read more
For spiritual aspirants, stormy days and nights are sure to occur, and Mother Nature makes no exceptions for devotees at the Devi Mandir. One of these storms had just enough strength and persistence to knock out the power to the whole complex. In a display of devotion and steadfastness, Shree Maa made her way to […]
The family is the altar upon which human life is measured. Cultivating a spiritual approach to family life is Dharma. Shree Maa and Swamiji present expert advice in living the Dharma of a spiritually rich family life.
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 […]
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
She is the eight forms of wealth; She is the Eleven Relievers from Sufferings; She is the twelve Sons of Enlightenment. She is All Gods who drink the nectar of Devotion and She is those who do not; She is the lowest concerns of the mind, thoughts, confusions, conflicts, good spirits and attainment of perfection. […]
“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. […]