Monday, 19 December 2016

Sarada Maa Jayanti is approaching...

When we had the privilege of seeing her she had grown into a mighty spiritual teacher who could transform the most morally degraded and evil-minded by her blessings. Among those who came to her for refuge were people of whom she said:

"Several among those who come here are up to anything in life. No type of sin has been left undone by them. But when they come here and address me as mother, I forget everything and they get more than they deserve."

Once, when someone protested against her blessing a young man who had gone astray, she bluntly said: 'If my child gets covered with mud or dust, is it not my duty to cleanse him and take him on my lap?'

To a woman who repented of the evil life she Iived, the Mother said: 'Don't despair for whatever you have done. You will get over all your sinful tendencies.'  She also gave initiation to that woman and inspired her to live a spiritual life.

Here we get a glimpse of the mighty mother-heart, the divine grace, which makes the impure pure, the ignorant enlightened and the bound free.

Conscious of her cosmic, divine nature and power, she said: 'I am as much the mother of the good as of the bad.'

With her deep spiritual introspection she saw the essential spiritual core of all and refused to see their superficial defects. One day, when Golap-Ma was scolding a maid- servant,  the Holy Mother asked her the reason for it and got a piqued reply:  'Mother, what is the good of telling you. You cannot see the defects of others!'

 To this the Mother replied mildly:  'Well Golap! There is no want of people to see the faults of others. The world will not come to a standstill if I am otherwise. '

It is in this uplifting strain that the Mother spoke only a few days before her passing away to a devotee:  " If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own! "