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Teachings of Sri Sarada Devi 2017-05-07T13:34:29+00:00

The boys all come and solicit me earnestly for initiation. They get it and depart. But they don’t make their Japa regularly – why regularly, some do nothing at all. They take the Mantra with so much sincerity; but why do they not practise at all? Not that it is very hard. If one but sticks to a little practice, how much joy comes to one! Ah! With what joy and for how long Jogen (Jogin-Ma) and myself used to make Japa at Vrindavan. ...

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When a devotee complained that the impurities of his mind were not being removed in spite of his Japa and meditation, Mother said, “Through the practice of Japa they will go. How can one afford to do without these practices?” ...

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Even if the mind is not concentrated, do not give up the repetition of the holy Word. You do your duty. While repeating the Name, the mind will get fixed of itself on the ideal, like a candle flame in a place protected from the wind. It is the wind alone that makes the flame flicker. In the same way, our fancies and desires make our mind restless. ...

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Once a devotee forgot how to count the repetitions of the Mantra on his fingers. Mother said, “What does it matter? The purpose of all this is to direct the mind towards God.” ...

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What a lot of work I did when I was your age! And yet I could find time to repeat my Mantra a hundred thousand times every day. ...

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If you do not pray to God, what is that to him? It is only your misfortune. ...

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Always do your duty to others, but love you must give to God alone. Worldly love always bring in its wake untold misery. ...

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These earthly ties are transitory. Today they seem to be the be all and end all of life, and tomorrow they vanish. Your real tie is with God. ...

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My child, you have been extremely fortunate in getting this Human birth. Have intense devotion to God. One must work hard. How can one achieve anything without effort? ...

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Why should not one have concentration and meditation if the mind is pure? Why should not one have God vision? When one sits down for Japa, God’s Name will continue rising up from the mind naturally and not with effort. ...

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Practise meditation, and by and by your mind will be so calm and fixed that you will find it hard to keep away from meditation. ...

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One should practise Japa and meditation at regular times giving up idleness. While living at Dakshineswar I used to get up at 3 o’clock in the morning and practise Japa and meditation. One day I felt a little indisposed and left the bed rather late. The next day, I woke up still late through laziness. Gradually I found that I did not feel inclined to get up early at all. Then I said to myself, ‘Ah, at last I have fallen a victim to idleness.’ Thereupon I began to force myself to get up early. Gradually I got back my former habit. In such matters one should keep up the practice with unyielding resolution. ...

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Disciple: “Mother, why is it that the mind does not become steady? When I try to think of God, I find the mind drawn towards other objects.”

Mother: “It is wrong if the mind is drawn towards secular objects. By ‘secular objects’ is meant money, family, etc. But it is natural to think of the work in which one is engaged. If meditation is not possible, do Japa. Realization will come through Japa. If the meditative mood comes, well and good, but by no means do it by force.”
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This world is moving around like a wheel. That indeed is the last birth in which one gets completely rid of all desires. ...

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Disciple: “Is it of any use to be merely repeating His Name without intense devotion?”

Mother: “Whether you jump into water or are pushed into it, your cloth will get drenched. Is it not so? Meditate every day, as your mind is yet immature. Constant meditation will make the mind one-pointed. Discriminate always between the real and the unreal. Whenever you find your mind drawn to any object, think of its transitoriness, and thus try to withdraw the mind back to the thought of God. A man was angling. A bridal party was going along the road with music. But the angler’s eye remained fixed on the float. The mind of a spiritual aspirant should be steadfast like that.”
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Repeating the Name of God a fixed number of times, telling the rosary or counting on fingers, is calculated to direct the mind to God. The natural tendency of the mind is to run this way and that way. Through these means it is attracted to God. While repeating the name of God, if one sees His form and becomes absorbed in Him, one’s Japa stops. One gets everything when one succeeds in meditation. ...

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Disciple: “Mother, shall I practise the repetition of the holy Name having in mind a fixed number of repetitions?” Mother: “If you repeat with an eye to number, your mind may be concentrated on the number alone. Therefore I would advise you to repeat the Name of God without being particular about the number. ...

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Once a devotee forgot how to count the repetitions of the Mantra on his fingers. Mother said, “What does it matter? The purpose of all this is to direct the mind towards God.” ...

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The mind keeps well when engaged in work. And yet Japa, meditation, prayer also are specially needed. You must at least sit down once in the morning and again in the evening. That acts as a rudder to a boat. When one sits in meditation in the evening, one gets a chance to think of what one has done – good or bad – during the whole day. Next one should compare the states of one’s mind in the preceding day and the present. Unless you meditate in the mornings and evenings along with work, how can you know what you are actually doing? ...

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If a person is steady in meditation, he will clearly see the Lord in his heart and hear His voice. The moment an idea flashes in his mind, it will at once be fulfilled and he will be bathed in peace. ...

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