Arjuna had the attitude “I am a zero and Lord Krishna, my hero, is acting through me.” Such an attitude can convert even a zero into a hero.
We become receptive to divine grace through proper understanding and effort. For this 3 factors are needed
Guru may not act according to the expectations and desires of the disciple. Desires and expectations arise from the ego. A true Master never nourishes the ego.
Amma sees salt as salt and sugar as sugar, even though they look identical. Similarly, she accepted the residents who wanted to join the ashram just as they are.
7 March, Bengaluru, Karnataka – Bharata Yatra 2017 It was a rainy night filled with lightning and thunder in Bengaluru. Amma, having just arrived from Mysore, was serving prasad to the tour group and all the local volunteers. She asked if anyone had a question. One devotee from the tour group raised his hand and […]
Tuesday, 4 May 2004 – Trissur, Kerala The famous Pooram grounds against the backdrop of the age old Shiva temple was where Amma’s Trissur programme was held this year. It is world famous for its elephant pageant, as part of the annual temple festival where deities of neighbouring temples, Lord Krishna and Devi are brought […]
Ārati symbolizes surrender—the final relinquishment of the ego to God. Just as the camphor used in the ritual dissolves into nothingness, so too should the individual will merge in the divine will, so too should we make an offering of the only thing that is truly ours to give—the ego. Only when we give up […]