Wednesday, May 04, 2005

[AWAKENCHILDREN] AWAKEN CHILDREN ( 113 ) - GURU ALONE CAN REMOVE THE VASANAS

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Om Amriteswaryai Namah!

Brahmacharin:
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Why is it said that one should stay with the guru?

Mother:
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Son , the guru alone can remove the vasanas. Otherwise , if one does
not have a guru one should at least have a very strong spiritual
desposition. Sitting in one corner of jungle a fox may decide "I
won't hawl at the dog henceforth". But it will be the same old case
when he sees one. Same is the case with vasana. When we are alone we
may feel that all the vasana have subsided, but when a circumstances
arise, we can see all of them rising up. If there is faith in the
guru, Sadhana can be done sitting somewhere. Wherever he sits, he
will get the Guru's grace. Faith is what matters. Those children who
stay at distant place will have intense longing when they think of
mother with concentration. They will get what they need even without
mother's knowledge.

Brahmacharin:
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Mother sleeps comes during meditation. What should be done to remove
this?

Mother:
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Some it is due to lack of sraddha. You should be alert. when sleep
comes, you should know that sleep is coming. Then you wonot sleep.
At that time you can either repeat your mantra with eyes open or get
up from your seat and repeat mantra walking to and fro. The mind is
very tricky, donot let it enslave you. Not only that. In the
beginning stages all the dullness will come up. But if you have
alertness and enthusiasm you can overcome all this is due course.

Om Amriteswaryai Namah!

EXREACT TAKEN FROM BOOK
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Awaken, Children! Volume 1 page 234-235
Dialogues with Mata Amritanandamayi
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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

[AWAKENCHILDREN] AWAKEN CHILDREN ( 112 ) - SRADDHA - ALERTNESS

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Om Amriteswaryai Namah!

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SRADDHA Alertness
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The Holy Mother was working in the kitchen. It is interesting and at
the same time amazing to watch the Mother's kitchen work. She works
very quickly but she is very careful and alert. She can cook rice
and the necessary side dishes using less spices and still they are
tasty. Within an hour and a half, she can have the meal prepared for
all the residents.

As the cooking was going on, the Mother told the brahmacharin who
was assisting her,

Mother:
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You have burnt the mung beans by not pouring in enough water. While
doing one thing your full attention should be in it. Then only
sraddha will come. Do not distract yourself by chewing things or
talking to anyone while doing work. Your mantra should always be
chanted within. We should always be centered within. A person may be
rowing the boat for some time and then he sits and rests on his oars
without rowing for awhile. Even then he is alert as to whether the
boat is going straight or not. In the same way, we must have inner
alertness whether we are doing external work or taking rest. Even if
the guru scolds, beats and kicks, offer everything at the guru's
feet thinking that everything is for our own good.

The holy mother noticed that brahmacharin had not removed a banana
peel which was laying on the floor for a long time.

Mother:
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(To Brahmacharin) So, you have not removed that banana peel until
now even though you have seen it lying there.. If it lies there,
unknowingly somebody may step on it and fall down. Are we not at
fault for not removing it even after seeing it?

Understanding the mistake brahmacharin removed the banana peel.

Mother:
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Likewise you should be alert while walking along the road. if there
are any stones or pieces of glass, they should be removed. The
egoist one won't care about that. We should care that they also
should not slip and fall.

Om Amriteswaryai Namah!

EXREACT TAKEN FROM BOOK
========================
Awaken, Children! Volume 1 page 233-234
Dialogues with Mata Amritanandamayi
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www.mothersbooks.org

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