A Shivaratri Message from Ma and Bapuji
The exquisite night of Lord Shiva – Maha Shivaratri – is coming up. It is an opportunity to once again open further and strengthen the bond with the Supreme.
As is said in the Ramayana, Lord Rama does not accept any devotion if the devotee does not also show love and honor to the form of Lord Shiva; and Lord Shiva states the same about Ram. The two worship each other as their Ishta-Devatas, i.e., the chosen form of the Divine. This of course means that all forms are one; there is no difference. One may have a chosen form to worship but equal love, honor and respect must exist for all.
Please take advantage of the energy of this powerful night. If possible, stay up all night and do practices – it surely won’t be the end if you miss one night’s sleep. The spiritual energy and other benefits gained far exceed that. Open your heart to Lord Shiva and Lord Rama will fill you with His grace and love. Rama and Shiva will take you to realization.
May the Absolute One remove from your heart and mind all duality and lead to the Unity of your self with the Supreme Self.
Love and Blessings,
Ma & Bapuji
Maha Shivaratri falls on February 19th. Please make an effort to stay up for all or part of the night and chant. Contact your local center to find out what is planned for this special night.