Sri Sarada Devi(1853–1920)is known as the Holy Mother among the devotees and admirers and was the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa who is worshiped as an God incarnate all over the world. Sri Ramakrishna revealed her as an incarnation of Goddess Sarasvati who came to remove ignorance of the suffering humanity.
Swami Premananda is one of the
direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. Sri Ramakrishna particulary praised the
young man's purity, saying that, when he was in a high spiritual mood, Baburam
was one of the only few he could bear to have touch him.
Ramakrishna would say of him that he had the
nature of a woman; adding that he was like a clean new pot in which milk could
safely be kept without fear of its turning sour. Yet this self-effacing young
man matured into a marvellous teacher and trainer of the young, during the
period when, as Swami Premananda, he virtually presided over the Ramakrishna
Math (monastery) at Belur, from 1902 to 1916.
Sri Sarada Devi
has understood the Holy Mother? Who can understand her? You have heard about
Sita, Savitri, Vishnupriya and Radhrani. The Holy Mother occupies a far higher
place. Not even the slightest trace of divine powers was noticeable in her. Sri
Ramakrishna, however, had vidy powers. Many were the occasions when we witnessed his trances
and ecstasies. But in the Holy Mother even the Vidya-powers were conceded. What
a supreme power that! Victory undo the Mother!
Victory undo the Mother! Victory
undo the Mother! Don’t you see how many
people are rushing on! The poison which we cannot digest, we just pass on to
the Mother. And she gives refuge to everyone. Infinite is her power! Unbounded
her mercy! Victory undo the Mother!
to speak of us-we have not found even Sri Ramakrishna doing this. Even he used
to accept people after a lot of testing and screening. And what do you find
here, in the case of the Mother? Astonishing! Amazing! She is giving refuge to
all and digesting the sins of all. Mother! Mother! Victory undo the
exalted Empress has of her own accord appeared as the indigent women. She
sweeps floors, scores vessels, husks paddy and even removes the leaving of
devotees after food. She has been undergoing great hardships at Jayrambati in
order to teach the householders their duties. Infinite patience, unbounded
mercy and above all the negation of even the slightest race of egotism.
SOURCE:SRI SARADA DEVI, THE GREAT WONDER
by Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati