19 May 2012

GREATNESS OF SRI SARADA DEVI

Swami Brahmananda
SWAMI BRAHMANANDA ON SRI SARADA DEVI:

Swami Brahmananda was the spiritual son of Sri Ramakrishna. He was the first President of Ramakrishna Order. Swami Vivekananda considered him as the spiritual dynamo. In his earlier incarnation  he was a companion of Sri Krishna at Brindavan. 

It is hard to understand Mother’s greatness unless she herself reveals it. Through the grace of Sri Ramakrishna one may recognize the Divine Mother in her.
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Who can understand our Mother? Even great yogis cannot understand her, what to speak of others. Is it the function of an ordinary being to have digested the worship of an incarnation like Sri Ramakrishna? From this one has to understand what a great container of power the Mother has been taking the sins and afflictions of many people on herself, and redeeming them. Could any one else but the Divine Mother Herself have this power?
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Our Mother is Mahamaya Herself. But such is her Maya that none can understand her. Inside, the ocean of realization; outside, absolute calm. How ordinary and easy she appears? Even the incarnation cannot keep under control such divine moods and devotion. One, however, can somewhat understand Sri Ramakrishna through some inklings. But it is extremely difficult to understand the Mother. How she has kept all deluded with her love!

Ah, boundless is her grace. What a yearning for the jivas? She has been herself calling unto people, cleaning them, giving with them peace and redeeming them!

If you want the grace of Sri Ramakrishna, first propitiate the Mother. The Mother is the supreme Primordial Power Herself (Parama Prakriti). She holds the key of the knowledge of Brahman in her hand. Liberation, bliss and all that are in Mother’s keeping. There is no difference between Sri Ramakrishna and the Mother. Through Mother’s grace attainment of liberation becomes easy. 
SOURCE: Sri Sarada Devi, the Great Wonder by Advaita Ashrama