The Holy Mother
Sri Sarada Devi
www.tinyurl.com/srisarada



"I am the mother of the wicked,
as I am the mother of the virtuous.
Whenever you are in distress,
only speak this to yourself, 'I have a mother'."


Website dedicated to Sri Sarada Devi,
the consort of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsadeva


Her final message to an afflicted world torn by hate, she gave five days before her death.

Note: this was only two years, after the end of the First World War, of 1914-18

To a woman devotee, who was weeping, she said, "Let me tell you something. If you want peace of mind do not look into the faults of others. Rather to look into your own deficiencies. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child. The whole world is your own."

On Tuesday, July 21, 1920, at half past one in the morning she breathed heavily several times and entered into a deep samAdhi from which she never returned to the consciousness of the physical world. Peaceful sleep settled over her body, ravaged by long illness, which now suddenly relaxed and gave off a celestial light. Many of her disciples were deceived by this light and thought for a time that she was still with them.

The body, decorated with garlands and flowers, was taken to Belur Math, across the GangA, and cremated on a pyre of sandalwood. Now a white temple stands on the spot, in loving memory of her immaculate life.

Another white temple has been erected over her birthplace at Jayrambati, from the top of which flies a flag emblazoned with the single word "Ma", recalling to her devotees, from far and near, her words of reassurance:

"I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Whenever you are in distress, only speak this to yourself, 'I have a mother'."


The foregoing was excerpted from the tiny book entitled
"In the Company of the Holy Mother" available at all Vedanta Centres

Click HERE to read about Sri Sarada Devi's contributions
to the administration of the Ramakrishna Order


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Here is a 60 second WAV file recording of a sloka from Soundarya Lahari
a prelude to the Telegu song Vinayakuniwhich implores in all humility
"Mother, like the moonshine that falls both on the deserving palatial terraces
and the undeserving shrubs of the forest, let Your grace
pour on me too, however undeserving I am"
____ Sloka by Shrimati M. S. Subbulakshmi____




Ramakrishna Daily sutras
by day, week and month


100 Ramakrishna Quotes Sorted by Topic


27 Quotes on BHAKTI - DEVOTION - LOVE

20 Quotes on the REALIZATION OF BRAHMAN - GOD

19 Quotes on KALI, THE DIVINE MOTHER - MAHASHAKTI

7 Quotes on KNOWLEDGE

6 Quotes on WORK

6 Quotes on SIN

6 Quotes on TRUTH

5 Quotes on PHYSICIANS - MEDICINE

4 Quotes on MAyA (attachment) & DaYA (compassion)


Interesting places to visit:

RK Digest Chatroom and Message Board
Visit this site to learn more of the Holy Mother's life
Mahendranath Gupta, the author of the GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA
Website dedicated to Swami (Lord) Vivekananda
Dakshineswar Temple at Calcutta
Vedanta Society of Toronto
Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsadeva
SRI SARADA NAHABAT GUESTBOOK
The Oneness of the Human Family
Visi the RAMAKRISHNA MATH at Chennai, India
DAILY SUTRAS collected and prepared by EM Hashim

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