Posted on 30 December, 2010 by amartingarcia
Ma Anandamayee: Indian Saint
“Who is it that loves and who that suffers?
He alone stages a play with Himself.
The individual suffers because he perceives duality.
Find the One everywhere and in everything
and there will be an end to pain and suffering.”
Frequently, there are arguments between those who prefer using the mind or the heart to discover Reality. No one has ever better expressed the Truth of this matter than Anandamayi Ma:
“Either melt by devotion the sense of separateness, or burn it by knowledge—for what is it that melts or burns? Only that which by its nature can be melted or burnt; namely the idea that something other than your Self exists. What will happen then? You come to know your Self.
Born in the small village of Kheora in Bengal in 1896, Nirmala Sundari Devi exhibited remarkable qualities as a very young child, learning the entire Bengali vowels and consenants in one day, entering trances during discourses and chanting, and, later deep samadhis. She married young and, remarkably her given husband bacame a follower early on.