“Dear Sriramachandra! You are indeed Lord Srimannarayana. Do not yield to despondency. Subduing the evil forces should be your goal. Protecting Dharma is your responsibility as also your aim.” When the great sage Vasishta spoke to Lord Rama thus, Rama replied… “I am the son of Dasaradha. My footsteps are directed by destiny and I am bound to follow destiny.”
Lord Srikrishna declared through the celestial song… “There is nothing else other than me. I am the Saama Veda among the Vedas. I am Garuda among the birds. I am the month, Margasirsha among the months… and I am God”.
The words of Kaavya Kantha Vaasistha Ganapathi Muni ripened with intense Sadhana, Practice and Penance to Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi… “You are an Avatar of Lord Skanda. It is our great fortune that Lord Kumaraswamy is giving Darshan to us as Ramana.” Bhagavan Ramana’s unassuming response was, “know yourself. When that awareness is awakened, duality ceases.”
“Lord Rama of Treta Yuga and Lord Krishna of Dwapara Yuga culminated as this Ramakrishna”… a startling statement by Paramahamsa to be remembered for all times.
The enigma behind these events and words and their profundity are blessings to the world. The revelations of such Avatars create a ripple in the seeker’s mind and initiate the urge to search for Truth. These timeless words also help in the fruitful ending of the search for those already advanced in the path.
In tune with the Avatar’s manifestation and its divine plan, readiness of the world, the intensity of yearning (Tapas) and the life’s stage of evolution, these mysterious sounds and sentences which emanate conversationally reflect the inner state and the innate nature of the realized souls.
This dimension cannot be grasped by one and all. Those who live their daily life resonating the spirit of Truth listen, adopt and experience the essence of these messages and attain the state of bliss. They live as free beings; achieve fulfillment in this very life, and personify the state of Jivanmukta.
When the seeker is not ripe enough or when he is careless, the words of the Mahatmas are taken in the literary sense only and thus ignored. Then he is the loser. He fails to perceive the reality and is relegated back in time. His life was wasted.
“I am the Mother of All ” is the statement made by Amma. It is easy to make such a declaration. To Be Mother is not an ordinary mission. “What is meant by Mother of All?” The reason for each being’s existence is Mother. There is no being without Mother. Mother’s lap is the first school. Mother is the first teacher. Mother shows the Father. Mother and Father together show the Guru, teacher who imparts knowledge. By grace of this trio, the being (Jiva) is able to perceive God within his own being. ‘Mother, Father and Guru’ is the natural order and it is the correct order. Hence Mother is God.
The word Deva means play. There is no winning or losing for Mother. Playing is for amusement. Leading a being to win is a pleasure for Her. Once a while she seems to enjoy and greatly enjoys when the enjoined being wins. Prodding a crawling one to walk, provoking a walking one to run and containing the running one is all a child’s play for Her. And it is all a part of the eternal game.
Amma is the foundation for unconditional love. Caring, carrying and forgiving come naturally. Being the embodiment of forbearance. Amma with her causeless and limitless compassion and kindness made inroads into innumerable minds silently only to soften them. Motherhood expressed itself on a cosmic scale on the universal canvas.
Showering immense love on all beings, established in a state of bliss at all times, Matrusri Jillellamudi Amma exemplified the word motherhood. Perceiving everything from an ant to the Brahma as the Atma is the great eternal Truth which Amma proved through her life. Many experienced the fore taste of the Self knowledge in her presence. Where are Ambasamudram and Arkapuri, Jillellamudi?
Four decades ago, Swami Poornananda, embodiment of effulgence of Tapas had the Darshan of Amma at Jillellamudi. It was a unique event. His worshiping Amma, later with his biological mother, is another experience. The spiritual Sadhana of Swamiji intensified and expressed itself in the three dimensions of Karma, Bhakti and Jnana paths yet intertwined as the one Triveni Sangamam. Swami Poornananda’s ecstatic statement… “Amma is the Mother of All”.
The Sakti of Kameswara is Kameswari. The Sakti of the child is in his mother. The Sakti of the one who does is the One who makes him do. To see Amma in God is an exalted state and to perceive Amma as God is an experience. The Poornanandam at its pinnacle is reflected in Srisailam as Purnananda Swamiji. It is indeed the compassion of the cosmic womb
Amma’s love is a shoreless ocean of bliss!
If we can perceive, infancy is one with infinitude.
When there is an Amma to cloak, will there be a lack?