I HAVE A MOTHER

What is it like not having a mother? Why is a mother called a mother? Can we use the mother?

 On Mother’s Day it's ineluctable that we suppose of mama , one’s own but also of maters

 in general. In Ramakrishna circles, it's inversely ineluctable to suppose of Holy Mother, as Sarada Devi is fondly known. “ I ca n’t contain myself when one draws near me and calls me mama , ” she said. 

 

 further than twenty times agone

 , when I was in Chennai, I was asked by my monastic elders to go and help in the Vedanta work in Boston. A sheltered professor who had tutored in the West heard this and spoke with me. He painted a caliginous picture of life in the West and said to me in mock sympathy, “ I'm sorry that you have a bleak future ahead of you. ” I could only smile. I hoped he was joking, although it did n’t feel like that also. I knew also, as I know now, that the power to smile in the face of so distressing a vaticination came from Holy Mother. 


 No matter the challenges and difficulties involved, innumerous people each over the world moment are facing life bravely and happily, thanks to a fireball of power that began in the bitsy vill of Jayrambati in India in the middle of the 19th century. 


At first regard Holy Mother appears an doubtful figure to inspire courage, boldness, enterprise, determination — rates generally associated with “ masculinity. ” One might say that Vivekananda is the right person to inspire these rates in others — and he does. But that isn't the point then. The question is, how is a shy, tone- effacing, uninstructed vill woman suitable to inspire these “ virile ” rates? 
 
 The answer is that there's nothing specifically “ virile ” about being valorous, bold, enterprising, and determined, and there's nothing “ female ” in being the contrary. It's time we got over similar outdated, gender- grounded and misleading groups of the history. Vedanta scholars must try to transcend the manly- womanish distinction and see every person as a “ mortal being. ” This is thenon-negotiable starting point if we aspire to look indeed deeper and discover a godly being under the mortal cover. 
As humans we need to meet the life’s challenges exactly and bravely, and Holy Mother shows us how to do it. When we read her life mindfully and meditate on it, we see an extraordinarily strong mortal being brimming with confidence, full of faith in herself and her ideal, and sure of what she was doing every moment of her life. What’s more, she makes us feel we too can be like her. It isn't just a matter of feeling like that. We do imbibe Mother’s rates when we come her children in the truest sense of the term. 
 
 How does that come about, this getting her true child? Simply by doing what she wants us to do. In other words, getting an biddable child. Obedience isn't always a virtue and doesn't always produce salutary results. important depends on to whom we're being biddable. There's no peril in being an biddable child of Holy Mother. We've everything to gain and nothing to lose except our ignorance, thrall and fear. 
Those amongst us whose spiritual lives are told by the power and light of Ramakrishna’s wisdom are Holy Mother’s children. Ramakrishna himself was a mama’s child. Not just Mother Kali’s but also Holy Mother’s. He said he saw no distinction between the Mother Kali worshiped in the tabernacle, his natural mama Chandramani Devi, and his woman
 Sarada Devi. When asked how she looked upon Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother formerly admitted, “ As my child. ” Everyone who's associated with the Ramakrishna tradition is a Holy Mother’s child, because she's the mama that powers, preserves and guides the tradition. 
 
 The story of the Ramakrishna tradition is the story of immolation, courage, faith, fidelity, devotion, and determination. It's the story of Holy Mother’s children, who are fortified with her assurance “ Don't sweat, my child. Always flash back that the Master( Sri Ramakrishna) is behind you. I'm also with you. As long as you flash back me, your mama , why should you be alarmed? Whoever has come then, whoever is my child, is formerly redeemed. fortune dare not throw my children into hell. Free yourself from all anxiety by entrusting your future to me. noway sweat. Whenever you're in torture, just say to yourself ‘ I've a mama . ’” 
“ I've a mama ” is a mantra not just for the children in torture. It's for all of Mother’s children and for all occasions. Holy Mother makes everything possible. She really does it each by herself, but she likes to make her children feel she gets everything done through them. Her children know this. So they remain free from anxiety, covetousness, pride and abomination. Freedom from these fills them with love and understanding, peace and joy. In whatever they suppose, whatever they say, whatever they do, they noway forget the mantra “ I've a mama . ” 
 
 That helps. Every time we flash back “ I've a mama , ” we hear Mother saying, “ You're my child." 

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