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💫"God talks to us in the language of silence. When thoughts subside and the mind becomes calm, we will be able to hear the melody of God who is constantly residing within us. God sees and knows all our thoughts, actions, silences and everything else because all beings in creation reside in that infinite and supreme Sakti. 💫A mother is able to understand the meaning of her toddler’s glances and garbled words. She understands even the child’s silent moods. Similarly, Devi is able to know her devotees’ desires, even without them telling her.💫 Perhaps Devi prefers the prayer of the mind that is silent and meditative—without thoughts—rather than those of the mind filled with countless desires. Perhaps that is why one of Devi’s names is Mookambika—the Silent Mother. She is the supreme energy that silently knows and does everything, yet is unattached, untouched and, like the infinite sky, a witness to everything. Amma~(Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)🌺 … See MoreSee Less
NAVARATRI FESTIVAL – Talk by Sri Swami Purnamritananda Puri
Navaratri. Nine nights. Nine new nights. A festival of total transformation. What is special about these holy nights that constitute this annual festival? Sri Swami Purnamritananda Puri explains the spiritual significance of the occasion. ———————————————– AUM AMRITESWARYAI NAMAH
Swamiji’s 13th online weekly Satsang will be conducted in Amritapuri India this Sunday 25 Oct at 3pm IST or 5.30pm SG.
We welcome all to participate in the Satsang.
REGISTRATION Please note that there is no fee payable to participate in the Satsangs. However online registration is required. Once you have registered, you will receive the steps to access the Satsang.
If you have registered for the previous Satsangs, you will not need to register again. Please login to the upcoming Satsang on Sun 25 Oct with the link that you have been using for the previous Satsangs. If you are unable to locate the link, then we request you to register once again.
Amma’s next live stream broadcast is scheduled for Saturday, October 24 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm IST (Indian Standard Time), 4:30 am Pacific Time and 7:30 am Eastern Time. Stay connected to Amma through this very special program live from Amritapuri: live.amma.org/… See MoreSee Less
#FromAmmasHeart brings you the nectar of Amma’s wisdom to your life.
Beyond material prosperity, #Navaratri gives the message of a seeker’s step-by-step evolution towards the final goal of Self-realization. Jagadambika removes the impurities and destroys the ego of the seeker who has made God-realization his life’s goal. In the stillness thus created, she awakens one to the Inner Self.
During the nine days leading up to #Vijayadasami, Devi is worshipped in different manifestations. Durga is worshipped for good health and success; Mahalakshmi, for wealth; and Sarasvati for knowledge. To achieve material success, each of these is essential: health, wealth, and knowledge.
The greatest hurdles in spiritual life are inertia, laziness, and ignorance. When a mind is steeped in tamas [inertia], rajoguna [the quality of action] is often more effective than sattva-guna [the quality of purity] to bring one out of it. A child who has woken in the morning but is too lazy to get out of bed will only curl up once again if you lovingly sing a sweet song to it. But if it knows that it will get a spanking, it will jump right up. Most often, our mind is like such a child; it is in the grip of tamoguna. Inertia is conquered through action. #Devi helps us do this.
Beyond material prosperity, #Navratri gives the message of a seeker’s step-by-step evolution towards the final goal of Self-realization. Jagadambika removes the impurities and destroys the ego of the seeker who has made God-realization his life’s goal. In the stillness thus created, she awakens one to the Inner Self.
On #Durgashtami, we keep our books and tools for worship and take them back on Vijayadasami. This symbolizes offering our lives to the Divine and receiving back what we offered as prasad. It is like making a new beginning after imbibing the ideals of the remembrance of God and surrender to the Divine.
When we experience success, we say it is all because of our own capacities and talents. When failures come in life, however, we blame God. This shouldn’t be our attitude. We have to see ourselves as an instrument in the hands of the Divine — like a brush in the hand of a painter or a pen in the hand of a writer.
Whatever be our profession — be it a soldier or a tailor or whatever — we place our tools for worship on Durgashtami. The objective here is to remember that God is the real doer and power behind our actions. It is an act of surrender to the Divine. It helps us to be less egoistic in our successes. Remembrance of God and surrender to the Divine are what make our life truly blessed. Through knowledge coupled with the right kind of effort, we become receptive to grace.
🌺 "We should always remain a beginner, with alertness, patience and enthusiasm. It is the principle of having respect for everything, bowing down in humility to all, ever being a beginner. 🌺Life is a book from which we can constantly learn. It is like sitting in an examination hall. At any moment the bell may ring and you will have to turn in your test. 🌺So, it is what you are doing in this moment—now—that determines your success or failure. So, we should have the alertness in each and every action that we would have if we were standing before a blazing fire. If we can maintain that level of alertness, then we can learn a lesson from each and every thing." Amma– (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)🌺 … See MoreSee Less