I had the honor to be in Amma Karunamayi’s presence a few times in this lifetime. She is a avatar and embodiment of Divine Mother. I was hugged any blessed by her and attended a health class with her also. I was overwhelmed and humbled by the radiance and love emanating from her heart and through her eyes. I cried when her devotees bathed her feet in milk, as I wished such honor for all women on earth. We need to remember, God is not a man, God is male and female, as there can not be life without the love and womb of a mother. The Mother energy is nurturing and protective. Divine mother Durga ( in Hindu) loves all her children and all beings in the cosmos, even the naughty ones who she may have to discipline at times. Divine Mother can destroy what is hurtful and attacking her children as well …in this form she is Kali who will destroy enemies.
To call her, Karunamayi said, all I had to do is call DUR-GA-Ah ( I do it 3x), then a GOLDEN MOUNTAIN comes down over you and your house, and you receive her love, wisdom and protection with all her pantheon of Goddesses, her helpers and protectors.
Try it. Below is a Durga Mantra to chant and a article from Amma Karunamayi. You can listen to the mantra on the blog while you read the info here.
Durga Mantra :
Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
The Goddess Durga is said to have the combined powers of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. This mantra is often used for protection against internal or external negative forces.
“Om and Salutations to that feminine energy which protects from all manner of negative influences.”
Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. The Goddess Durga is said to have the combined powers of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. This mantra is often used for protection against internal or external negative forces. The supreme soul is otherwise called Shakti (power). From this power, generates all forms of knowledge of the world and it is accepted as vital cause of creation, existence and destruction. Durga Shakti is the original cause of all the present or past worldly occurrences. Durga Shakti is also called as Adi-shakti, Paramatma Shakti or Ati Prakrutika Shakti. This Shakti creates and controls the general Energy. By the blessings of Durga Shakti, the mother of the Universe, man is able to get his emancipation or salvation and indulge in enjoyments in performance of his daily activities. The powerless persons are despised as mean persons. So, by being devoted to the Supreme, we should be strong and powerful by her grace.
Approaching Divine Mother
Article from Sri Karunamayi
Sri Karunamayi, affectionately known as Amma or Mother, is a holy person from India, revered as an embodiment of love, knowledge, peace and compassion. Her ongoing charitable projects in remote India include daily meals for the poor, free weekly medical clinics, a free school for impoverished children and a free hospital in an area that has never before had access to modern medicine. In her wider mission, Amma teaches how to find inner and outer peace by living a life based on spiritual values. Her teachings are not a religion, but steam from India’s ancient, nonsectarian tradition which advocates the practice of meditation, devotion, selfless service and prayer to realize the divine nature of all life.
God is inside, in the temple of the heart. God is always inside. We call Divinity by so many names–Spirit, Bliss, Infinite Joy, Om , Divine Mother–countless names. All the names belong to the same God. Jesus, Rama, Buddha, Krishna–they are all One! So why do we call out again and again to Divine Mother? Thinking of God as Mother makes us feel a very tender and close intimacy with Divinity. A mother is very close to her children.
You have a physical mother, a spiritual mother and the eternal Mother. Mother is the primal cause of everything. Mother is Om . Om is beyond what we know as motherly love. This Earth, nature and the entire universe have manifested from Om. Without Om there is no Earth, no nature, no universe, no five elements, no humankind or anything else. Mother is the source of energy. She herself is food, grains and fruits. All our food is Mother alone. The Earth is Mother–everything is Mother only.
Divine Mother pervades every aspect of our lives. She is in our education, in our hunger, in our contentment, in our dissatisfaction. She is even in our sleep. Sleep is one of Mother’s forms and so is rest. Mother is everywhere in your life. Mother is with you in the form of your life. She is your wealth and energy, your friend, your mediation, your mantra and its seed letters. Mother is everywhere in countless forms. All birth mothers are also that same Mother Divine. Life is Mother inside. And you are Her beloved child.
Seek Mother in your heart. Your heart is Mother’s temple. See Mother’s divinity in each and every cell of the entire universe, in every being and in your heart. Realize Mother in all of nature. Mother is the soul of the world. Feel Her tender touch in the wind, perceive Her glory in all. Prayer is not asking God for something; prayer is a yearning of the soul, a beautiful communication with Mother Divine! Open your heart to Mother and experience Her presence in the form of inner peace, bliss and divine love.
When we are always in the physical plane, we experience so much pain and misery due to ego. We are unhappy and in bondage. When we go beyond the physical level, we experience divine attributes in our heart–devotion and silence, detachment and mental peace. When we attain divine knowledge, we become one with Mother Divine. Then we can clearly see the source of the divine energy that controls the entire cosmos. We enjoy inner bliss, eternal peace and eternal oneness with Mother Divine! That is your real home.
You may have many friends, and that is good, but your sadhana–your spiritual practice–is your greatest and best friend in life. When you go deeper and deeper and deeper in meditation, you begin to receive messages from Mother. In prayer, you talk with Mother Divine. In meditation, you get messages from Mother Divine. This is the difference between prayer and meditation. So, children, when will you come back to your Mother’s home? Meditate sincerely. Remove all the black curtains of ignorance from your heart and eyes. Destroy the illusions of this world by your pure devotion and truthfulness.
Without discipline, our life is like a garden full of weeds of anger, hatred, greed, jealousy and pride. How can we approach Mother? We have so many negative qualities. We need to pray to Mother to remove these negative qualities. Who else can remove them? She will definitely come into our heart and remove these weeds.
After all, a mother serves her child 24 hours of the day. A child is constantly making mistakes, but a mother’s heart is full of forgiveness. Similarly, the Mother of everyone for millions and millions of births does not concentrate Her mind on all the impurities within Her small child–even one who is 70 or 80 old. She has existed for millions and millions of ages and has taken countless forms; Divine Mother’s age cannot be calculated in time. Therefore, if Her child has committed murders and the most abominable crimes, She does not focus on these factors. As soon as She sees any good traits arise in Her child, she wishes to encourage them and grants him knowledge of the Self.
Divine Mother removes worldly attachments by drawing the child with the noose of love. Like beams of moonlight, She showers rays of compassion from Her eyes. Being completely drenched in that rain of compassion, the devotee forgets herself. When you pray from the heart, Mother receives your prayers instantly, for she dwells in the heart. She destroys the bondages of ego, body and mind and fills you with the illumination and effulgence of supreme bliss and eternal God Consciousness.
It is your birthright to attain the wealth of knowledge of the Self. Pray to Divine Mother. You are Her beloved child, so you have the right to bother Her. Some children are always crying, “Maaaa! Give me this, give me that.” They bother Mother constantly. Bother Divine Mother over and over again like a little child: “Grant me a rich inner life, grant me a rich inner life.” When you bother Her like this, She will look into your heart, remove all the weeds, elevate you from the lowest level to the highest and grant you the boon of true knowledge. Ask Her. Bother Her. Make only one noble request: “Mother, grant me the bliss of knowing you.” Children, that bliss is attained through meditation.
Establish a permanent connection with Mother through meditation. Cultivate contentment and spread that love and peace in service to your fellow beings in the whole world. This is your duty as a human being. If you assume this responsibility in your heart, if you hold Mother’s power in your heart, no power in this world can affect you.
Actually, Mother is beyond compassion. Mother is beyond worldly love, beyond divine love, even beyond cosmic love! So how can we approach Mother? All we need is one-quarter of one percent love–not even one percent, only one-quarter percent–just a tiny atom of true and sincere love to approach Her. Mother loves devotion, She is captured by our devotion! She bends down to accept our devotion, and She becomes the servant of those children who love Her sincerely. Mother Herself serves you if you have true devotion in your heart. You can understand Mother Divine only through the intuition of pure love.
Divine Mother’s true form is pure Consciousness filled with the brilliance of extraordinary golden rays. Mother Divine does not need the ordinary earthly clothes that we wear–she wears divine raiment. Anyone who meditates on the form of Mother–clothed in divine garments, illuminating millions of universes–will have a face glowing with joy and bliss. We smile when we are at peace. When we are worried, the face wilts. When there are waves of peace, contentment, equanimity and the true knowledge resulting from meditation, the face blooms and glows more brightly than a lotus, even brighter than the sun, with the bliss of divine consciousness.
So, children, we need pure devotion to approach Mother. Practice meditation regularly and sincerely without any interruption. Look not outside for light, peace, joy and bliss. Contact Mother through meditation. Mother is silence. Mother is bliss. Mother is your own Self. Mother is Truth, wisdom and time–past present and future. Forget the past and the future. Forget everything and make the present moment divine with divine thoughts, meditation and silence.
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