Sunday, November 3, 2013
"Sri Ramakrishna and Bhavatarini Kali" – Br. Shankara
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Swami Vivekananda said, “Eternal, unquestioning self-surrender to Mother alone can give us peace. Love Her for Herself, without fear or favour. Love Her because you are Her child. See Her in all, good and bad alike. Then alone will come ‘Sameness’ and Bliss Eternal that is Mother Herself when we realise Her thus. Until then, misery will pursue us. Only resting in Mother are we safe.”*
From The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, p635-6:
“Therefore, as long as a man is conscious of ‘I’ and of differentiation, he cannot speak of the attributeless Brahman and must accept Brahman with attributes. This Brahman with attributes has been declared in the Vedas, the Puranas, and the Tantra, to be Kali, the Primal Energy.”
Br. Shankara talks about Kali and Her relationship with Ramakrishna, and performs a short worship of the Mother.
*Complete Works, Volume 8: Notes of Class Talks and Lectures–Fragmentary notes taken on a Sunday afternoon in New York in June, 1900