Friday, April 29, 2005

[AWAKENCHILDREN] AWAKEN CHILDREN ( 110 ) - VAMANA AVATAR - HEAVEN IS NOT PERMANENT

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Om Amriteswaryai Namah!

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MAHABALI
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Venu:
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Mother, why did Vamana push down Mahabali to the nether world? Why
was he not sent to the heavens?

(Mahabali was a king of ancient times who was approached by Vamana,
the dwarf Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who asked for three steps of
land. Vamana showed His Universal Form and covered the entire cosmos
with the first two steps. In order to remain truthful to his promise
of giving three steps of land, Mahabali offered his head as the
third step.)

Mother:
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Son, even heaven is not permanent. When the merit which was
responsible for sending one to heaven is exhausted, one will come
down again. In fact, Vishnu was testing Mahabali's devotion. He
asked for three feet of land. After Vishnu measured two, when there
was no other place, Mahabali offered his own head. Mahabali's
devotion was revealed then. It was Eternal Liberation that Vishnu
gave to him. Whether in heaven or hell, there is no change for Atman
at all. The Atman has no trouble even if pushed down to hell.

Marriage celebrations were going on in a house related to the
Idammanel family.

One brahmachirin:
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Mother do we have to go to the marriage at the other house?

Mother:
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Don't ask such questions. What does it matter for us? Sadhaks should
never participate in such functions. Help them, but only if they ask
for help.

Om Amriteswaryai Namah!

EXREACT TAKEN FROM BOOK
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Awaken, Children! Volume 1 page 221-232
Dialogues with Mata Amritanandamayi
www.ammachi.org
www.mothersbooks.org

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