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Grace

 

Q:Amma is Grace the ultimate deciding factor ?

Amma:Grace is the factor  that brings the RIGHT RESULTS at the RIGHT TIME in the RIGHT PROPORTION to your actions.

Q: Even if you completely dedicate yourself to your work,will the result depend on how much grace you have ?

Amma:Dedication is the most important aspect.The more dedicated you are, the more open you remain. The more open you are, the more love you experience.The more love you have, the more grace you experience.

Grace is OPENNESS.It is the SPIRITUAL STRENGTH and the  INTUITIVE VISION you can experience while performing an action.By remaining open to a particular scenario, you are letting go of your ego and narrow-minded views.This transforms your mind into  a better channel through which the Shakti can flow.The flow of Sakthi and its expression through our actions is Grace.

– from  “From Amma’s Heart”

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Only Rejoice

 

“Look at the beauty and perfection of nature. Everything in nature is so joyful, even though it doesn’t have the intelligence of a human being. All of creation is rejoicing. The most beautiful flowers are picked by people-torn by their stems. Some are made into garlands while others are trampled heedlessly. A flower has such a short life span, and yet it offers itself wholeheartedly to others; it even offers its own nectar to the bees -and yet it is happy. The stars are twinkling in the sky, the rivers are flowing blissfully, the branches of the trees are dancing in the wind, and the birds are bursting into song. You should ask yourself, ‘Why, then, do I feel so miserable living in the midst of all this joyful celebration?'”Ask the question, ‘why,’ repeatedly, and you will find the answer. The answer is that the flowers, stars, rivers, trees and birds do not have an ego; and, being egoless, nothing can hurt them. When you are egoless, you can only rejoice. Even occasions that would normally be painful are transformed into moments of joy.”

Amma

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Only Love

 

” A flower doesn’t need instructions on how to bloom.  No music teacher taught the nightingale to sing. It  is spontaneous. There is no force involved, it happens  naturally. Similarly, in the presence of a great Master,  the closed bud of your heart opens up. You become as receptive and innocent as a child…. Only love can
create this miracle. ”

Amma

 

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Amma

 

 

“A Mahatma’s life is like a cool breeze that caressed everybody and everything.”

Amma

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 Develop the strength to speak honestly:
Children, if someone asks about our life-style, our reply should be “Doesn’t each of us act for his or her own peace and happiness? We see mental peace in this life-style. Why should you question our basic values? You seek happiness far and wide. See how much money you spend on luxuries, on intoxicants and on things you don’t really need! Why should you feel upset if we go to our ashram or show interest in spiritual matters?” We should develop the strength to speak openly like that. Don’t be timid. Be bold. We should lead our lives nurturing our spiritual heritage within us. It is not necessary to have any shame about our life-style; shame brings only a sense of loss. Say openly “We have chosen this path for our spiritual peace. But for our peace, don’t we still build houses, get married and work at various jobs? We achieve peace through our path. Our aim is mental peace, not liberation or a heaven that we get after death. Do you feel peaceful?” Once we get on a boat or a bus, we need not continue carrying our loads on our heads. Children, surrender everything to Him. If we lead our lives with this attitude of surrender, we will be free from sorrow. He will always guard and protect us. ”

Amma

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Nicole Neroulias: Why do natural disasters happen?

Amma: It’s mainly due to our own actions that negatively affect nature. Destroying forests, polluting rivers, cutting down trees. We have disturbed the balance of nature, disturbed the balance of the earth. Just like a building standing on pillars: if you demolish one pillar, that will create an imbalance in the whole structure. We are drilling oil wells, we are destroying mountains, polluting rivers, cutting down trees. So the only way is to have a compassionate approach. Look inwards, within you, and try to have a compassionate approach to nature. Our body is constituted with numerous cells. You can have some single cells that malfunction, and it creates an imbalance in the whole system.

 

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Love is seeing and feeling life everywhere. When your heart is full of love, you sense life pulsating through all creation. ” Amma

The first step in spiritual life is to have compassion. A person who is kind and loving never needs to go searching for God. God rushes toward any heart that beats with compassion-it is God’s favorite place.  Amma

A revolution is required now. Not a worldly revolution, today the need is of a spiritual revolution. Amma

When love overflows and is expressed through every word & deed, we call it Compassion. That is the goal of religion.  Amma

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