Holy Mother Sharda Devi

Holy Mother Sharda Devi

Holy Mother’s Assurance

When her devotees protested against the many personal services she rendered them, Mother silenced them. “What, after all, have I done for you? Am I not your mother? Is it not the privilege of a mother to serve her child in every way — even to clean the dirt with her own hand?”“Suppose one of my children has smeared himself with dirt. It is I, and no one else, who shall have to wash him clean and take him in my arms. To make mistakes is man’s very nature; but few of those who criticize know how to correct them.”“Now that you are with your mother, what’s the need of so much Japa (repetition of the Holy Name) and meditation? I, indeed, am doing everything for you. Now eat and live merrily, free from care.”“I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, say to yourself, ‘I have a mother.'”

“I can never refuse anyone who addresses me as Mother.”

 

Teachings

· Open your grief-stricken heart to the Lord. Weep and sincerely pray, ‘O Lord, draw me towards You; give me peace of mind.’ By doing so constantly you, will gradually attain peace of mind.

· Don’t be afraid my child, 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. God is one’s very own. It is the eternal relationship. He is ever looking after you. Call on the Lord who pervades the entire universe. He will shower His blessings upon you.

· The body means the existence of desire, otherwise it would not have existed. It all ends when one no longer has any desires. C84 In the Company of the Holy Mother.

· Rebirth is inevitable so long as one has desires. It is like taking the soul from one pillow-case and putting it into another. Only one or two out of many men can be found who are free from all desires.

· Desire may be compared to a minute seed. It is like a big banyan tree growing out of a seed, which is no bigger than a dot.

· As long as a man has desires there is no end to his transmigration. It is the desires alone that make him take one body after another. There will be rebirth for a man if he has even the desire to eat a piece of candy.

· The grace of God is the thing that is needful. One should pray for the grace of God.

· Is faith so cheap, my child? Faith is the last word. If one has faith, the goal is practically reached.

· Certainly you will have doubts. There will be questionings and faith will return again. That is how faith is established.

· My child, I bless you from my heart that you live long, attain devotion, and enjoy peace. Peace is the principal thing. One needs peace alone.

· One who makes a habit of prayer will easily overcome all difficulties and remain calm and unruffled in the midst of the trials of life.

· Open your grief-stricken heart to the Lord. Weep and sincerely pray, ‘O Lord, draw me towards You; give me peace of mind.’ By doing so constantly you, will gradually attain peace of mind.