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Om Amriteswaryai Namah!

Friday, 15 October 1982

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FAITH IN THE GURU
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Mother was in Quilon at a devotee's house. In the evening there were
bhajan, satsang and chanting of the Thousand Names of Devi. Many
people were there to see Mother and to participate in the Bhajan. A
great soul, Nisargadatta Maharaj, had left his body recently. One
devotee brought it to Mother's attention.

Devotee:
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Mother, it has been said in the book "I Am That" that Nisargadatta
Maharaj met his Guru at the age of 34 and had known the Self at the
age of 37. He had reached the goal within three years only. Is that
possible?

Mother:
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Son, there is one thing. Has it not been said that he had complete
faith in the Guru? If such faith is there, then there is no
difficulty at all. It is not enough to consider only time for the
attainment of the goal. Faith, disposition inherited from the past
birth, and practice are all applicable.

Wednesday, 20 October 1982


In the afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Holy Mother was sitting in front
of the Vedanta Vidyalaya (Vedanta School) surrounded by the
residents. There were some visiting devotees as well.

One devotee:
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Mother, is there any harm if there happens to be a break in the
pooja performed to a particular form of God or Goddess?


Mother:
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Son, when we do worship to a form, it gets power. It is we who
transmit life to it. In fact, when you children salute someone with
concentration, power will flow from you to him and from him to you.
However, if the worship is discontinued, the same power can do harm
to you.

Question:
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Mother, it is said that there is godliness in human beings. If that
is true can a human become totally identified with God or can he
become God?

Mother:
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He is God. There is nothing to become. But at present, he is not
aware of this great Truth because of his accumulated tendencies.
Son, even if it is said that God is in man, there is a Power that
transcends everything. That is the Supreme Reality. That power is
unique. That exists even beyond a Liberated Soul. The waves and the
ocean are not essentially different, but the wave does not contain
the ocean. The ocean stands as the substratum of the wave. There is
no tree that touches the heavens and no root that reaches to the
netherworld. This means that all names and forms are limited.

Om Amriteswaryai Namah!

EXREACT TAKEN FROM BOOK
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Awaken, Children! Volume 1 page 225-226
Dialogues with Mata Amritanandamayi
www.ammachi.org
www.mothersbooks.org

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