1.30mb WMA Download HERE : 2.50mb mp3 Download HERE: 7: Jai Ma 7.37 min. We have decided that the best way to respect Mâ’s will concerning the body preservation was to repatriate it to France. Anandamayi Ma, Ananda Varta Quarterly I/60 ... Again, Mahashakti (Ultimate Divine Female Power) is the root cause of everything - of creation, preservation, dissolution. But it would have been a problem to look after the samâdhi from a great distance and we finally decided on repatriation to Paris. She told him as she was showing him her body : “ This is just a cloth, I am omnipresent ! Her style of teaching included jokes, songs and instructions on everyday life along with long discourses, silent meditation and recommended reading of scriptures. In the following years, until perhaps 2005, Vijayananda continued to read the proofs and answer in writing the question of devotees. I stayed for the first time in Kankhal for three months and three weeks in 1985. One disciple claimed that she was saved from death after a car accident when Anandamayi grasped her "life substance" and brought it back into her dead body. 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. This name was given to her by her devotees in the 1920s to describe what they saw as her habitual state of divine joy and bliss. The first night, some small surges of emotion arose quite frequently with the beginning of tears but that did not last. She frequently referred to herself in the third person as either "this body" or "this little girl", which is a common spiritual practice in Hinduism in order to detach oneself from Ego. After his return to Bhimpura he learned to breath without the ventilator, though still with the tracheostomy; the times when he appeared conscious with open eyes increased day-by-day. 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. There was the theoretical possibility to bury the body for the time being in a garden and find another place far away from Haridwar and its pandas, and to quietly build a samadhi for Vijayânanda. An Indian doctor from the village came, diagnosed gastro-enteritis and prescribed some medicines. There was some resistance from a part of the ashram. 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. While we plan for things that may or may not happen, how many of us have a plan for death… All other obligations are secondary" and "only actions that kindle man's divine nature are worthy of the name of actions". He did that as a seva. [4][1] Her father, originally from Vidyakut in Tripura, was a Vaishnavite singer known for his intense devotion. She touched their being and drew them to her with an other-worldly loving concern. If you want to transfer this text to some more people that could be interested, just do it. Vijayânanda liked quoting a transcendentalist poet of the XIXth century, maybe Emerson, who explained that for the one who was at a high spiritual level, death became a laughable eventuality. He had often said that to live to be very old was not always a blessing and could be a disadvantage. Teachings. ', 'Wherever God may keep you at any time, from there itself must you undertake the pilgrimage to God-realization. You consider self-transformation to be a hazardous adventure. 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. [7], When Nirmala was about seventeen, she went to live with her husband who was working in the town of Ashtagram. [5] From that time, until her death in 1982, she traveled across the subcontinent, never staying more than two weeks in … However her personal attendant Gurupriya Devi, and a devotee, Brahmachari Kamal Bhattacharjee, made attempts to transcribe her speech before audio recording equipment became widely available in India. [5] She did not give formal initiations and refused to be called a guru, as she maintained that "all paths are my paths" and "I have no particular path". As a general rule, the simple way Vijayânanda considered death often reminded me of a sentence from Montaigne in his Essais : “ Each day brings us closer to death and the last one gets us there.”. 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. He often related one of his last private meetings with Mâ, in the hall of the ashram in Kankhal. [8], On the full moon night of August 1922, at midnight, twenty-six-year-old Nirmala enacted her own spiritual initiation. In many ways, Vijayânanda was turning his back on many things and prepared people for his departure. She came and visited the Kumbh Mela from the 27th to the 31st, for herself and also to write a “ telegram ”, which means a report for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about this great event of India. [4], Ma died on 27 August 1982 in Dehradun, and subsequently on 29 August 1982[1] a Samadhi (shrine) was built in the courtyard of her Kankhal ashram, situated in Haridwar in North India. Hindu. To one who has dived deep into it all truths of Science, philosophy and allied subjects never remain unexplored. 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 ”. Let us now describe what happened in the last few months. When she finished at the French school of political science in Paris, she asked Swamiji if he felt that a diplomatic career would suit her, as she liked India very much, and Swamiji greatly encouraged her. 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. Anandamayi was born Nirmala Sundari Devi on 30 April 1896 to the orthodox Vaishnavite Brahmin couple Bipinbihari Bhattacharya and Mokshada Sundari Devi in the village of Kheora, Tipperah District (now Brahmanbaria District), in present-day Bangladesh. The nape of the neck, the back of the head and his chest were very painful. [5] Although her teachers were pleased with her ability, her mother worried about her daughter's mental development because of her constantly indifferent and happy demeanor. 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. Vijayânanda took his time, kept the mat a long time on his head or on the head of the person to whom he offered the mat. Narayan did not realize that he was at the point of death and that he had only one hour to live. The group consisted of more than sixty people and we could have been concerned about the satsang because of Swamiji’s weak voice and the fact he persisted in holding the satsang at the noisiest time of the day, during the puja in Mâ’s temple, with the loud speakers, whose volume was regularly turned high. In 1953 or 1954, She asked him to stay a full year in Patal Devi ashram in Almora, a place She did not visit the whole year. Talks and. After Swamiji’s departure, I often remembered the story of the end of a great Zen guru. He himself had a lot of energy; for several months, he was sleeping very little. Jewish. [6] During the time in Shahbag, more and more people began to be drawn to what they saw to be a living embodiment of the divine. My feeling is that the spiritual atmosphere of the Kumba Mela in Kankhal was getting stronger and stronger as the big bath of the 14th of April, Mesh Sankranti, approached, which marks the end of one cycle of 12 years and the beginning of another one. He probably meant that the handicap was a weight for oneself and for the others. Call it a bird, an insect, an animal or a man, call it by any name you please, one serves one's own Self in every one of them. He was plunged deep in himself in the lotus position and his breath stopped. [5] She also advocated spiritual equality for women; for example, she opened up the sacred thread ritual, which had been performed by men only for centuries, to women, but only those who met the moral and personal requirements. Come here! When her mother once fell seriously ill, relatives too remarked with puzzlement about the child remaining apparently unaffected. ... but the divine pension continues long, long after death. Thanks to the Kumbh Mela where I was since the beginning of February, I attended the two last months of satsangs of Swamiji almost continuously, except a few days, amongst which were the last four days. We can assume that he heard, when he was conscious, that Swamiji Vijyânanda had left his body and that it helped him to leave his body. ”. 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. Preface This anthology on practical Vedanta is a collection of my essays on various aspects of practical Vedanta, as expounded by Lord Krishna and as applied by Swami Vivekananda in the nineteenth century and Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo and Ma Anandamayee in the twentieth century. Did Vijayânanda know that he would leave his body ? ”. 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 is not Anadamayi herself who is alone but Rajneesh too got his epitaph made before his death which reads: Never born. More of this is found in the book "Death Must Die". May we thank her for her service to Vijayânanda. In 1932, Anandamayi Ma moved to Dehradun with her husband. ” 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. In 1918, they moved to Bajitpur, where she stayed until 1924. As there were no more questions at that point, each of us was more sensitive to the vibrations of the moment, and we can say it was a magic moment. ― Anandamayi Ma, The Essential Sri Anandamayi Ma: Life and Teachings of a 20th Century Saint from India. Vijayânanda had been living in that room for 34 years where Mâ had installed him telling him : “ yahan baito ! Some people heard him pronounce “Jai Ma” quietly. We’re going to organise a big banquet to celebrate together ! 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. April 30 is Sri MA Anandamayi’s jayanti, or birthday.When MA was alive, her devotees celebrated her birthday with lavish ritual.. MA said: This body says that it was not born. What will we do now we are left to our own devices ? It was useless to make a big drama of it or to be always talking about death and becoming “ a specialist ”. There is this bundle to carry home, can you do it?” Kabir said “Yes! In fact, it was probably the symptoms of an intracranial hypertension with the beginning of an engagement of the basis of the brain in the spinal canal: this results in depression of the breathing function that makes breathing weaker and weaker, and leads to death. This name was given to her by her devotees in the 1920s to describe her perpetual state of divine joy.[4]. It is duality which causes all sorrow and grief. Discover the real story, facts, and details of Anandamayi Ma. An old disciple of Sri Ma, Atmananda, talks in 1981 about how she came to Ma. It was better that way. Those who have spent time in Kankhal, in particular during the last year, can testify personally. On Monday morning, Izou, who was close to him for more than twenty years, went to his room because he was feeling unwell. 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. Consider carefully whether a spiritual being capable of the miraculous events described in these stories is likely to be a trickster, charlatan, money grabber and lust driven monster as depicted on the anti-Sai Baba sites. [5][6] She spent five years after her marriage at her brother-in-law's home, attending to housework in a withdrawn meditative state much of the time. Sri Anandamayi Ma: In reality there is nothing but the one moment all along. Free . ” So that, the guru woke up and said : “ You did not understand anything ! Events. At Christmas 2009, he had bad flu that handicapped him and he missed the satsang for a few days. In 1908 at the age of twelve years, 10 months, in keeping with the rural custom at the time, she was married to Ramani Mohan Chakrabarti of Bikrampur (now Munshiganj District) whom she would later rename Bholanath. He used to come down to see Ma for only a month every year, and still not every year. When they were sitting together, it happened from time to time in the ashram in Khankal for some celebrations, they did not show great emotion, but you could feel they had a deep connection and were united in a peaceful and spontaneous joy. 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 vomited several times. "My consciousness has never associated itself with this temporary body. Before I came on this earth, Father, I was the same. [12], From her shift Dehradun onwards various scholars were drawn to Anandamayi Ma's light, gift, power and message of love, though she continued to describe herself as "a little unlettered child". 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. At 5.OO PM, the breathing got even more difficult. at www.anandamayi.org/devotees. She was the one who signed the death certificate in the name of the French Republic. Further the Bengali manner of alliterative wordplay was often lost in translation. 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. When the bad rich man was spending his only day in paradise, Kabir was having a walk around; the sage recognized him and whispered in his ear the taraka mantra, the mantra which saves from the round of birth and death. They were almost his last words, He passed away a little after. (A must-read if you're a seeker written by a seeker. Atmananda did her last work of editing by revising the first number in September 1985. He almost did not take any medicine. Thus her Sadhana can not be slotted into a specific area, for to do so would mean that she was somehow limited to that area and her mastery was also limited. He was born Venkataraman Iyer, but is mostly known by the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.. Mâ had asked him to take care of the Westerners and he was doing it as a seva, selfless work. I should mention that another great Swami of Mâ, Shivânanda, left his body just 4 days after Vijayânanda, on Friday the 9th of April in the morning. Izou, and Sonia from Delhi, had done their best to charter an air-ambulance in order to transfer Swamiji to the Delhi. The bad rich man then got furious: “You, coolies, you always say that, and afterwards you ask ten times the price!” Kabir replied: “All this does not matter, since when you reach to your door, you will fall flat dead!” At this point, the rich man became still more furious : “You will see when I am at the door of my house that I am not dead, just by the sound beating I will deliver to you!” Kabir smiled, took the bundle and went with the rich man towards his house. Moreover, on occasions he blessed people who were visiting him, by holding their head with his hands, and would smile. I know only one example of a sage in the Indian tradition who has a samâdhi in France; this is Ranjit Mahâraj, who had the same guru as Nisargadatta Mahâraj. Anandamayi Ma The Bliss Permeated Mother ... and death to birth is samsara. ... generating inner turmoil and disaster, for it belongs to the realm of death. Vijayânanda’s special way of transmitting energy arose when he was asked to bless something. The Divine Life Society described Sri Anandamayi Ma as “the most perfect flower the Indian soil has ever produced.” Born in a small village in Bengal on April 30, 1896, her parents named her Nirmala Sundari Devi, which means ‘immaculate beauty’. WORDS. Narayan, Pushparaj’s nephew, who was brought up at the ashram in Almora, has taken care of Swamiji daily for the last two or three years, while he was studying. But by celebrating such occasions, there is an increase of devotion, true knowledge, and satsang among devotees, and therefore I do not object to these activities. Moreover, the conservative people in the village and the sadhus connected to the Daksha temple, the Mahanirvanî Akhara and a group of pandas (monks on pilgrimage) in Kankhal opposed this project and began to demonstrate. Ma died on 27 August 1982 in Dehradun, aged 86. This verbal suggestion of Swamiji’s was accepted on Tuesday 6th of April in the evening by the ashram board along with Panuda, the president of the Sangha, who has known Swamiji for 60 years. I hope the report of the last period of Swamiji’s terrestrial life will help you to deepen the relationship you had with him. Nevertheless, in order to respond to the numerous demands, he suggested that they could put his grave in Pushparâj’s garden, but with no daily rituals, to make matters easier and in order that the place should not look like a sâmadhi. 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. Teachings. Never died. She is a devotee of Swami Chidânanda, who was, up until his death, the successor of Shivânanda at the head of the Divine Life Society, and who was also close to Mâ Anandamayi. Anandamayi Ma Quotes “Whether you worship Christ, Krishna, Kali or Allah, you actually worship the one Light that is also in you, since It pervades all things.” “Without cause or reason, His compassion and His grace are pouring forth at every instant.” “Joys and sorrows are time born and cannot last. They met Mâ Anandamayî at the same period and were both of them very close to her. 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. Mâ had entrusted Bhaskârananda with the task of giving initiation on her behalf. Still, he was suggesting that the real encounter with a sage was not a question of quantity, but of quality. The Navadurga is translated as the nine Durgas, referring to nine different forms of the great goddess Durga. Paramhansa Yogananda translates Anandamayi as "joy-permeated". He would nod Yes or No to questions asked. Just as one single tree contains numberless trees, innumerable leaves, infinite movement, and untold static states, so does one moment contain an infinite number of moments, and within all … Consequently, at the end of March, I said to my hermit neighbour in Dhaulchina, Swami Nirgunânanda, and to another friend of mine on the phone, that is seemed that Swamiji would not stay much longer in his body. In this sense, he used to tell often the following story about Kabir : “Kabir was a weaver. Moreover some travellers, despite the fact Kankhal was not included in their trip, decided to come and visit Vijayânanda. Buddhist Teachings. He noticed that the thing that frightened people about the big passage was the prospect of endless suffering. In 1970, he came back to Patal Devi ashram until 1976, when Mâ asked him to stay in Kankhal. During almost 70 hours, I only slept three hours, but the energy was there and allowed me to care about practical things during the day and meditate in Vijayânanda’s room during the night. Anandamayi was sensitive to environmental influences as was demonstrated when she once passed a Muslim tomb. It’s very different from relating a spiritual experience in detail. [7], A central theme of her teaching is "the supreme calling of every human being is to aspire to self realization. Izou could contact the plane that was already on the take-off runway and cancelled it. Find the One everywhere and in everything and there will be an end to pain and suffering. “, ‘Sit here! I will gather them and send them to you, it may be only at the beginning of May after the group in Nepal have left.