To most of the Indian subcontinent Durga is the divine mother, presider over the seasons of life, death, and birth, the liberator of the oppressed and marginalized, and warrior. This page is intended for Sai Baba followers who have visited any of the anti-Sai Baba web sites and have had their faith in him shaken. Seven or eight years ago, an old western friend of Swamiji who had been long associated with Ma had decided to buy a piece of land where they could build a samadhi. We must remember that neither Mâ’s husband Bholonath nor her faithful assistant Didi had a samadhi. WORDS. Many of you probably already know that Swami Vijayânanda left his body peacefully on Monday the 5th of April at 5.10 PM. Anandamayi Ma’s greatest influence on Hinduism was the creation of a … Teachings.  Her father, originally from Vidyakut in Tripura, was a Vaishnavite singer known for his intense devotion. Mâ had entrusted Bhaskârananda with the task of giving initiation on her behalf. ANANDAMAYI MA. She arranged a room for him on the terrace of the sadhu kutir, and she told him : “Yahan baito! Before I came on this earth, Father, I was the same. But Swamiji had no interest in being placed in a place that could become a temple, with morning and evening rituals. The Kumbh Mela gives the opportunity to meet some sages and these Italian people have met one of them in Vijayânanda. Because through every one of them He gives Himself to Himself, so that each person may advance according to his inborn nature." When I learned of Anandamayi Ma It was in 2010 that I discovered the lovely Anandamayi Ma through the book Death Must Die, a powerful diary of Ma's teachings from one of her most devoted devotees, Austrian-born Atmananda about enlightenment. Even now, the Muslim population of Kheora still refer to her as "our own Ma".. When we heard this on the 7th in the morning, we had a meeting with a special official from the head of the police in Haridwar, Panuda, the president of the Sangha and Debuda, the secretary-general, Izou and Gonzague, and Swami Atmananda, a French-speaking disciple of Chandra Swami who lives in Rishikesh. Anandamayi Ma (née Nirmala Sundari; 30 April 1896 – 27 August 1982) was a Bengali Saint, described by Sivananda Saraswati (of the Divine Life Society) as "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." Films. All other obligations are secondary" and "only actions that kindle man's divine nature are worthy of the name of actions". While walking, he only remarked: “Just a piece of advice: when you reach the door of paradise, and when the angels of death will judge you, if they propose to you a day in paradise before many centuries in hell, accept their offer!” Everything happened as Kabir had predicted. Paramahansa Yogananda translates the Sanskrit epithet Anandamayi as "Joy-permeated" in English. Let us now describe what happened in the last few months. Moreover, on occasions he blessed people who were visiting him, by holding their head with his hands, and would smile. An Indian doctor from the village came, diagnosed gastro-enteritis and prescribed some medicines. You consider self-transformation to be a hazardous adventure. Moreover, Swamiji offered to each member of the group, (most of them are yoga teachers), a small meditation mat made in Gandhi’s ashrams. Moreover some travellers, despite the fact Kankhal was not included in their trip, decided to come and visit Vijayânanda. He went again up to Patal Devi in 1961 for a year, and then for eight years in Dhaulchina ashram, in complete solitude. A collection of wisdom of Anandamayi Ma. Vijayânanda did not take them because he had understood that the diagnosis was wrong. Swamiji was actually doing just that during satsang when telling us some cherished memories of Ma.…. He probably meant that the handicap was a weight for oneself and for the others. Sonia Barbry has been visiting Kankhal for ten years.  His meeting with her is recounted in the chapter titled "The Bengali 'Joy-Permeated Mother'", where she explains her background: "Father, there is little to tell." But it would have been a problem to look after the samâdhi from a great distance and we finally decided on repatriation to Paris. In fact, it will be a blessing for the French people to have the body of this great sage close to them. ... generating inner turmoil and disaster, for it belongs to the realm of death. He was always very encouraging to people, for when Narayan came back from the exams he had on that day, he was very happy to see him and asked him with much interest if he had done well. Still, he was suggesting that the real encounter with a sage was not a question of quantity, but of quality. Let there be peace and love among all beings of the universe. We will gather together all the notes of Swamiji’s satsangs of this last period. ” We can reasonably interpret these words as meaning that they should not put Swamiji’s body in the Ganga as it is usually done for the sannyasis, but that it was better to make a samâdhi, a traditional grave. During all of this period, Izou, Gonzague, Pushparaj, Narayan and Dinesh were particularly committed to do what has to be done; Izou’s family also gave up everything to be there for the last rituals. After Swamiji’s departure, I often remembered the story of the end of a great Zen guru. Izou, and Sonia from Delhi, had done their best to charter an air-ambulance in order to transfer Swamiji to the Delhi. Before, when you were very close to him, you could hear him, but for one or two weeks, it was getting more difficult because his breath was shorter and shorter.  Paramhansa Yogananda wrote about her in his book Autobiography of a Yogi. It’s very different from relating a spiritual experience in detail. Did Vijayânanda know that he would leave his body ? The individual suffers because he perceives duality. The Sri Sri Anandamayi Sangha in Haridwar organizes the annual Samyam Mahavrata congregation to devote a week to collective meditation, religious discourse and devotional music. The Poison That Kills. Only after Atmânanda left her body in October 1985, he started to see more visitors, especially Westerners, because Ma had asked him to care for them. Swami Vijayânanda often said that once when Mâ had asked him what he wanted to do with his body after his death he had answered : “ You can throw it anywhere, I do not care about it ! Mâ’s game is really surprising : as I was just beginning to write this message to give some details about the way Vijayânanda “had merged into the Braman “( in Sanskrit and Hindi, you say “ bhrama-lin ” when a sage leaves his body), I received a phone call from a young Swami of Israeli origin connected to Bhaskarânanda and who informed me that he left his body that morning on Thursday the 8th at 4.55 AM at the ashram in Bhimpura, on the banks of the Narmada, Gujarat. It was a celibate marriage—whenever thoughts of lust occurred to Ramani, Nirmala's body would take on the qualities of death. She peered deeply into the soul, instantly grasping the inner essence, of all who came before her. He chose to study medicine, and first followed a spiritual teacher who was a French psychiatrist influenced by Buddhism, in Paris itself. 23 quotes from Anandamayi Ma: 'When by the flood of your tears the inner and the outer have fused into one, you will find Her whom you sought with such anguish, nearer than the nearest, the very breath of life, the very core of every heart. Vigyânanand, Kankhal, Delhi, 8-11th of April 2010, 108 Mantras of Worship/Birthday Blessings Mantras. She told him as she was showing him her body : “ This is just a cloth, I am omnipresent ! But really we have no birth and death. He did not dramatize death and said that there were two possibilities : either you were a believer and you would melt in the spiritual light, or you were a non-believer and you would fall asleep. Teachings. The fact that Swami Bhaskarânanda “ merged into the Brahman ” just two and half days after Swami Vijayânanda, and that they knew each other for 60 years spent next to Mâ, is a good proof of their bond. He noticed that the thing that frightened people about the big passage was the prospect of endless suffering. He left his body in his usual position of meditation, resting against some cushions with the hands brought together and the legs stretched out; it had been difficult for him to cross his legs for several years. Everyone was welcome and she was equally at ease while giving guidance to all practitioners of different faiths. The Navadurga is translated as the nine Durgas, referring to nine different forms of the great goddess Durga. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. You often declare that the ego is the root of all evil; in actual fact however, this is not so. Nevertheless, there were many questions, and as I repeated Swamiji’s sentences loudly, with Antonietta’s translation of course, the group could follow the satsang, ask some questions, and have the appropriate answers. For Indian people, it would not make a big difference, as with jal samâdhi (in the Ganga) the body would not be there anymore anyway. Vijayânanda’s special way of transmitting energy arose when he was asked to bless something. 1.80mb WMA Download HERE : 5.20mb mp3 Download HERE : 8: Brahma swarupini Ma, ananda dahini – by another singer at Ma’s samadhi 4.00 min. Sri Anandamayi Ma: In reality there is nothing but the one moment all along. Among the 52 pilgrimages to the goddess that represent 52 parts of the body of Mahadevi spread out on the land of ” Mother India ”, this one corresponds to the highest one, to the “ bulb, kanda, of the head, sur ”. If it was a rosary, he would take it in his hands and began to recite it; if it was a book, he would leaf through it; if it was a photo of Mâ, he would comment briefly on the particularity of the face, holding the photo in his hand; and if it was a meditation mat, he would usually put it on his head before putting it on the head of the person who was expecting the blessing. ”. The second night was much more peaceful, with the process of mourning that was happening quite quickly, at least in the first layers of the mind. ”. Izou went up to his room, to be with him and after 10 minutes, he breathed his last. "My consciousness has never associated itself with this temporary body. It was at Ashtagram that a devout neighbor Harakumar, who was widely considered insane, recognised and announced her spiritual eminence, developed a habit of addressing her as "Ma", and prostrated before her morning and evening in reverence. ^ Anandamayi Ma resting place of body and image Anandamayi Maa Ashram Official website. In this matter, it’s similar to the psychology of the mourning of one’s dear ones in general. She later stated, "As the master (guru) I revealed the mantra; as the disciple. This is an axiom of life. When Izou arrived in Kankhal on the 28th of March, just after her father’s burial on the 19th, Vijayânanda asked her not to leave. Explore Anandamayi Ma's biography, personal life, family and cause of death. Some of the notes of satsangs that I made in the last few months, appeared in the last issue of the quarterly ‘Jay Mâ’, but I have still several of them to publish. When he knew that the people had important questions and a strong desire to spend more time with him, he was staying more than the two usual hours, in spite of his old age and the removal of the prostate that forced him to go and urinate quite often. He vomited several times. Spiritual-Teaching.org. He met Ma Anandamayi in Varanasi on February 2, 1951, asked her if he could stay for two or three days in her ashram, she said yes, and actually he spent the next 59 years in those ashrams, and he even never left the holy land, the devbhumi of India. He was chiefly responsible for the first ashram built for Anandamayi Ma in 1929 at Ramna, within the precinct of the Ramna Kali Mandir. Born to a Jewish family on November 26, 1914, at the beginning of World War I in East France, he was destined to succeed his father who was the main rabbi of the town of Metz. A few days later she was very helpful in organising emergency assistance just before the death, and afterwards for the formalities and the organisation of the repatriation of the body to France. She herself has said (ref. Around the big bath of the 30th of March, dedicated to Hanuman, the god of service and devotion, Vijayânanda said that he was feeling his presence in particular. "Prime Minister Smt. He was on a ventilator, and feeding was through a tube to the stomach. His idea was to ask instructions and to come back to practice them in this small town of South France where he was practising as a doctor. He almost did not take any medicine. I hope the report of the last period of Swamiji’s terrestrial life will help you to deepen the relationship you had with him.  In 1926, she reinstated a formerly abandoned ancient Kali temple in the Siddheshwari area. ', 'Wherever God may keep you at any time, they were very aware that Vijayânanda would not having. 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