Since the Divine dwells within man, the Guru also dwells within man. All Gurus in fact derive from this aspect from the Divine and are His conscious or half-conscious representatives. However, since it is difficult for man to discover the Divine Master within, He comes to us in a human form.
As the Gita puts it beautifully, one cannot do yoga with a hesitating heart and a doubting mind.
Although comparisons are not of great help in terms of our seeking, a question has been received of comparing Sarada Devi and Mother Mira.
The soul is a seed of the Divine that has come from the Divine into this world of ignorance and pain where darkness and unconsciousness and falsehood and death presently reign. The purpose of this implantation is precisely to change this world into a world of Truth and Light and Bliss and the marvel it is meant to be.
The time for anything is both fixed and fluid. What this means is that there is a certain kind of fixity of fate in everything, including the moment when it will happen. But this fixity is not absolute. It belongs to the cosmic determinism and can be changed by the Read More
Life as it organized today without a doubt seems like a cruel joke we play upon ourselves. Whatever justifications we may give it is largely driven by money which caters to only some outer comforts.
The world is full of negative energies. Yet children have to learn to deal with it however challenging this may seem.
… this asking and getting should not become the basis of our faith nor should the material things we ask for becoming a way of life or worse still, its goal.
Let the Grace and Love and Peace flow. The key here is to forget oneself and become as impersonal as possible. It is also very important to be in a state of constant humility. This humility is our safeguard, the rest doesn’t matter.
The Mother’s Presence is often first felt as warmth and sweetness in our heart, also as a growing Peace spreading from the heart.
She came to remind man of the glorious future awaiting us. She brought it right at our doorsteps. But yet a step is needed to link up this future with our present.
… a time comes when the inner state is full of Her and it is Her Presence that begins to flow in all one does.
An Essay by Dr Alok Pandey (TEXT) ..
… even if all seems hopeless, we still have to trust the Divine Guide within, and putting ourself and the difficulty in His Hands ask Him to give us the needed wisdom and strength.
Call Her as one would call one’s most intimate. Call Her simply as Maa, Maa, Maa and see how close She is and ever was and will be.
Her Name must remain the main support, singing behind as rejuvenating music of life, running with our breath as a nectarous stream into which we can dip whenever we have a little time amidst all we do, our work and exercise and rest.
Since the Divine is the indeed the source of everything and since one of His aspects is that of the giver of all boons, there is nothing wrong per se in asking Him for material, psychological or spiritual things. However, this asking and getting should not become the basis of Read More
Our choice of a vegetarian or non-vegetarian diet depends on four main factors. The first is a matter of habit, conditioning and taste. Generally, the body responds best to those things to which it has been habituated since childhood. Hence generally unless the situation demands it, such as a change Read More