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Divine Mother Sree Tara Devi – Re-emergence of Divinity Part 1

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

On the day of Divine Mother’s conscious exit from Her body in a state of Supreme yoga, Her foremost disciple Sree Tara Devi, prayed to Her “Oh Deva just a wish of yours will enable you to come out of this physical ordeal. Pray do give us comfort by coming out of this state, victorious in your glory.” With a beautiful smile Divine Mother replied, “It is not a great miracle to emerge from this state. Miracles, thousand times greater than this are going to happen. World will see them.”

True to the words of the Jagadguru, The Manifestation of Divine Mother Sree Rama Devi in Sree Tara Devi is one of the greatest miracles that has ever taken place in Shakthinagar.

The re-emergence of Divine Mother Sree Rama Devi means the manifestation of the inherent Divinity of Sree Tara Devi Herself.

Once again the golden voice was heard. From the silence arose again The Voice of the Personal God….The love inspiring voice familiar to all spiritual children of Divine Mother. Yes, the heavenly voice and melody of that voice transformed anguish into ecstasy and frustration into eternal delight.

The re-emergence of Divinity, unprecedented in our spiritual history, is a glorious and dynamic continuation of ministry of Divine Mother Sree Rama Devi, ministry of compassion and Her mission of human regeneration.

Divine Mother had often spoken about Sree Tara Devi’s perfection and even given hints of Her Divine nature. Years ago, during Divine Mother’s sojourn in Ahmednagar, Col. Varadarajan, a disciple of Divine Mother went for darshan. Impressed with the profound Gurubhakthi of Sree Tara Devi, he asked Her point blank “Akka, may I ask you a question ? Are you separate from Divine Mother or are you one with Her?” quick came Her spontaneous answer. For this question, there can be no verbal answer; there can be only silence.” And She smiled.
Col. Varadrajan, a great scholar admired the way She replied. She had no ‘I’, merged as it was in the personality of the Guru. When ‘I’ itself was not there, where was room for either affirmation or negation?

There was no scope to assert that she was one with the Guru or separate from the Guru.’ So the silence which She indicated was highly significant.

One day a group of girls belonging to Ahemadnagar Mandali had gone to Divine Mother’s residence to call on their beloved Akka. The girls had such a great attraction for their, Akka, that they never felt like leaving Her presence. Each one was calling ‘Akka’ ‘Akka’. Sree Tara Devi loved them all equally. Suddenly, Divine Mother lifted the curtain of Her room and showing Her beaming smile lit face, told the girls:

“Children, you are all now calling Her “Akka” but remember, She is not “Akka” She is Mother. Nobody at that time could understand the deeper import of divine Mother’s utterance.

Divine Mother Rama Devi who raised Sree Tara Devi into Her Divine nature is the avatar of Parashakti Herself. In the case of Sree Tara Devi, Her elevation to Guru’s Divine nature meant the unfolding of Godhood consciousness as the primal Power as Devi Sree Lalithambika, exalted in Durga Sapthasathi.

About the unfolding of Godhood consciousness, Sree Tara Devi once made a revealing statement to a group of devotees. She said “on the fateful day when Deva chose to leave Her physical Upadhi, every word, gesture and bhava of Deva confirmed my intuition. Inspite of my overwhelming sadness of heart, I tried to collect Myself to concentrate on the service of Deva, the beloved of my heart.

It was 10 p.m. I felt like having a bath, Taking Deva’s permission, I went and hurriedly took my bath and hastened back to deva’s bedside. It must have been silent will of Deva that urged me to bathe. When I reached Deva, I was suddenly overcome with a strange feeling. I felt as though I was losing body consciousness and the surroundings. I sat down.
By now, I was sure that the experience of a transcendental absorption and mystic visions, which I had in my thirteenth year through the touch of Deva was again coming upon me. The whole existence including myself was dissolving and merging into a void. The mind soared into higher planes to get ultimately lost in the Supreme Divinity. When I emerged from the absorption I clearly knew who I am, and why I assumed body in this world.”

Thus saying She entered into supernal silence. After a long time, she came out to worldly consciousness and continued Her narration. “just at that time, I vividly saw Shakthies contained in that Divine Upadhi of Deva, approaching me in a vibratory form, accompanied by a waft of divine fragrance and entering instantly my body’. Mother could not proceed further. We noticed tears falling from her eyes. The final scene of Divine Mother’s mahasamadhi, as indicated by Sree Tara Devi, stirred our hearts.

During the nine days of the invocatory worship in matrunilayam, Sree Tara Devi manifested diverse Divine Bhavas, both in Her normal consciousness and super conscious states. The manifestation of Divine Mother’s Grace and power was intensely felt by the whole community of sadhakas in Shakthinagar. The whole campus was drowned in a tidal wave of divinity. We were conscious only of Divine Mother and Her Leelas.

With one heart and one mind the entire community rose to worship Sree Tara Devi and to carry out Her commands. No longer could we imagine that divine Mother had withdrawn into Her formless Immensity. Not only as subtle power, but as the personal presence itself, Divine Mother became our visible Deity of love and adoration.

To have the Parama Guru back again in a visible splendour, to be able to receive again Her verbal teaching through Her own voice and that She continues to be with the devotees as a saguna personality is a privilege that the world of devotees had not enjoyed before. Such a privilege came to disciples and devotees of divine Mother Sree Rama Devi as an unique favour from Her bounty of grace.

The sweet memory of the old link of love with Divine Mother was revived in the hearts of the disciples. For the first time the audience was elated to hear Sree Tara Devi address them as “beloved children.” No one but the Universal Mother can address mankind as children. Only the Divine Mother of the universe can feel the whole creation as Her children.


Jyoti of Peace

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

The first darshan of the Divine Mother is still fresh in my memory.  The bewitching smile, those soul probing eyes, the understanding look!  How is one to put into words the beautiful form that met the wistful eyes?  The very atmosphere seemed to ring with peaceful notes.  The past was forgotten.  It was a solemn occasion in the inspiring atmosphere charged with spirituality.  Here was a presence which was totally different from any other human being. Here was a magnetic force which at once seemed to kindle free and true understanding.  A feeling of peace and assurance takes possession of the heart.  A longing to frequent the inspiring presence, an enthusiasm in life, unknown before comes of its own.

After having many darshans of Mother one is equally able to emerge from a broken down life to one of real living.  Entangled as man is in the wrap and weft of life, he longs for and exerts himself to get happiness.  It is said that he is a happy man who is happy in the mind in the midst of troubles and sufferings; whose mind is calm and free from desires.  This state of mind cannot be achieved all by himself.  The Sadguru alone can bring a man to it.  It is difficult to explain here how those purifying darshans of Mother act on one.  The very outlook on life, changes.  Charcoal is jet black, yet it changes its colour into brilliant red in fire.  So also does the very nature of one who has had Mother’s darshan change.  The fire of pure knowledge that Mother imparts to Her devotees burns the impurities away.  One is able to keep the mind filled with noble thoughts. The undesirable qualities, like a forgotten fire dies out for lack of fueling.  By Her very presence She rids the hearts of people of their base and unbridled instincts.  She imparts Her advice to persons according as they are able to receive them.  To those burdened with household duties, or to those who are burdened by a large family, Mother has the fitting advice to give, so that parents no more feel that children are a burden to them, but they thenceforth understand that children are also a means of salvation to them.  Mother’s brilliant and masterly discourses work miraculous changes in Her devotees. Mother has awakened the sleeping soul to its true, immortal and blissful nature.  What inspiring and encouraging words pour forth from those divine lips !  With what love and patience Mother leads those who come to Her, out of the labyrinth of their own frailties, and point out to them the way to God!  No one but Mother could evince such large-heartedness; there is none as magnanimous as She is. She is so gentle and benign, yet so regal and majestic, forceful and dynamic. She has lit the jyoti of peace and love in so many homes, and by Her unceasing love and efforts is leading us along the path of righteousness, to that goal of everlasting   peace!

Mother’s love is the greatest security.  One finds a safe refuge in that genuine love, a love which is beyond comparison.  She is our saviour, guide and Mother all in one.  It is a perpetual inspiration to be with Mother and one cannot be long in Her presence without feeling that the greatest peace is not to be found in evanescent fleeting things of the world, but in something more precious, the realization of the Atma or Self. A determination to achieve this end, a sakthi to follow the right path is to be got by that holy darshan.  An incentive to work for the right ideal establishes itself in one’s heart.  One is hardly able to suppress the exuberant heavenly happiness that surges up in Her presence.

Mother’s mercy is illimitable. Her favour is immeasurable; instilling hope in many a depressed minds, bringing comfort to many a suffering soul, and above all transforming one’s very outlook on life, to one of hope, joy and bliss.  The holy Mother’s greatness is difficult to comprehend.  In misfortune and adversity, in times of want, Mother reveals Herself to Her devotees and guide them along the true path.  The Divine Mother’s Face shines like the full moon; but it does not wane.  It illumines the devotee’s hearts – where there was despair, desolation and dejection, newborn hope, joy and peace abide after the holy darshan.

Blessed indeed is the place hallowed by Mother’s holy feet, sacred are the words falling from those divine lips, and yet more blessed are they who are recipients of Her grace, they who sit at those lotus feet accepting eagerly those brilliant flashes of profoundest wisdom. Surely they lead an invigorated life, an entirely new life after the holy darshan.

Smt. H. Ramani, B.A.