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The Mother’s Heart

May 8, 2012 | Click here to print.

Mother and Child II by Mary Cassatt

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Mother’s Day is special here in America, but the significance should lie not merely in one single day, but from birth ’til death. The mother is a very special person and that relationship is very special and beyond all. No one can replace the mother. That is why it is said that even the gods strive to attain that relationship.

We should pray today that we continuously receive the love, the grace, the blessings of the Divine Mother–within and without–who has created us and this universe. Second, we should honor Mother Earth, who carries the tremendous burden not only of our physical weight but also the weight of our actions. We should pray that our actions be more positive and become more aware and conscious of any negative karma we may be performing that increases the weight on her back.

And then there is the personal, physical mother, who gave us this priceless gift of the human body, carrying us for nine months within herself and going through all sorts of pain and suffering, yet constantly giving love. Her heart is always filled with love, with compassion, with tenderness. No matter what the son or daughter may do, the mother is always forgiving and forgetting and continuously pouring love from her heart.

Most of all, we should constantly practice spiritually, and thereby increase the activity of the Divine Mother—the kundalini—within. We should constantly pray and ask Her help and guidance that our mind always be attached to Her and that we always be inspired toward achieving the ultimate goal of realization.

The role of the teacher, the Guru, is that of the highest physical mother. The physical mother has brought us into the physical plane, but the goal of human life is to be liberated from that. That’s where the Guru comes in and acts as the mother, to give us that true freedom, that true liberation. The Guru forms a special bond and relationship with the disciple, because the teacher has to enact different roles at different times for different disciples, and even for the same disciple, in different ways at different times. Guruji was often like the Mother, Father, brother, sister, or friend. Whatever the need of the situation that is how He interacted.

So let this day remain not merely a social event, but give it some spiritual significance by remembering and seeking today and always, the love and blessings of the Divine Mother, that we may be constantly led toward that goal. May all the difficulties and obstacles that come in the path of our evolution be removed by Her love and grace, and may we inherit and live by Her qualities of love, sacrifice, tolerance, and constant giving without any attachment, without any expectations. It is the greatness of the mother who brought great beings like Jesus, like Guruji, and other saints into creation. Constantly remember that the role of the mother is to pour those qualities in an absolute, positive way, because the child today is going to be the future.

May special Blessings come your way so that you, as father and as mother, be able to pour those qualities within the child, so that the child is of the super-most quality, physically, mentally, and spiritually, so that we may have a better future here on earth.

Sarve bhavantu sukhinah

Sarve santu niramayah

Sarve bhadrani pasyantu

Ma kascid dukhabhag bhavet

Ma kascid dukhabhag bhavet

Om shantih shantih shantih

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