Holy Mother – 3 types of Teaching

Holy Mother’s teachings are both concise and precise. She did not use many parables, stories, or scriptural quotations, but referred to her own experiences. She often quoted sayings of Sri Ramakrishna.

Holy Mother Sarada Devi

Manada Shankar Dasgupta, a disciple and biographer of Holy Mother, classified the Mother’s teachings into three groups:
First, short and clear;
second, the gospel of hope and fearlessness;
third, simple and classic.

Here are some examples,

1. Short and clear
Questioner: “Mother, how shall I meditate?”
Mother: “Just think of the Master.”

Questioner: “How shall I practise spiritual disciplines?”
Mother: “My son, at the end, the mind becomes the guru. Sadhana means to keep the mind on God and to be absorbed in Him. Repeat His name.”

Questioner: “Is it of any use merely to repeat His name without intense devotion?”
Mother: “Whether you jump into the water or are pushed into it, your cloth will get drenched. Meditate every day. Constant meditation will make the mind one-pointed.”

Questioner: “What is the goal of human life?”
Mother: “The goal of human life is to realize God and to be absorbed in Him.”

Questioner: “The Master used to say: ‘I have made the mould; now you may cast the image.’ What does this mean?”
Mother: “To ‘cast the image’ means to meditate on the Master, to think of the various incidents of his life.”

Next follows…..

Source: Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play (Swami Chetanananda)

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