Sri sarada devi
Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru
Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru
A branch of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, Howrah,WB

Sri Sarada Devi

Endearingly known as ‘Holy Mother’, Sri Sarada Devi, the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna, was born on 22 December 1853 in a poor Brahmin family in Jayrambati, a village adjoining Kamarpukur in West Bengal. Her father, Ramachandra Mukhopadhyay, was a pious and kind-hearted person, and her mother, Shyama Sundari Devi, was a loving and hard-working woman.
Sri Sarada Devi, the immaculate wife of Sri Ramakrishna and helpmate in his mission, is adored as Holy Mother by many devotees around the globe. Since her passing away in 1920, she has continued to grow in the horizon of man’s consciousness as a unique mother-teacher of the world, whose life and teachings have the power-potency to soothe, awaken and uphold anyone in the world, anywhere.

One fact has been quietly exploding in this distracted world of ours: and that is the creative power of Holy Mother’s stupendous simple life of absolute holiness and absolute love. Nobody noticed when her power crossed the national frontiers of India and made the whole world virtually her own parlour. The secret of this power she gave away one day in a few spontaneous words. And this was practically her last message to humanity from her deathbed. She said among other things to a sorrowing devotee who was painfully conscious that the Mother would not live long: “Learn to make the whole world your own. Nobody is a stranger here, my dear. Everybody is your own” What a tremendous thing to say from one’s soulful experience! These are not merely words of piety but heart-acts of realization. She literally lived in her ‘own’ – made world. This world has yet to work out the implication of this complete emancipation of highest philosophy and religion in the rhythm of the casual and the tenor of the commonplace.

Holy Mother knew everyone as her very own – not from a polished courtesy standpoint but because it was the fact of existence, and so in many lands people adore her above all as their very own mother. It is not a generalized, collective relationship with an impersonal personal growth. Nobody can think of the Holy Mother without getting spiritually awakened. And when so many have been meditating on her in so may countries what doubt can be there about a spiritual ministration going on in the world in the manner of dews’ work in the souls of flower-buds?

Message of Sri Sarada Devi

  • Ordinary human love results in misery. Love for God brings blessedness.
  • I tell you one thing – if you want peace, do not find fault with others. Rather see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is your own.

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