A good friend invited me to watch the live Amma meeting, which began at 0430 here, Saturday, occurring at 1600 on Sunday in India. Thank you.
My first impression was how similar the whole thing was to my attendance at the Episcopalian church of my youth, both in Bethesda, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, DC), and Manila, Philippines, where I served as an altar boy.
At Amma’s service, hymns (bhajans) were sung beseeching and praising God, and the personifications of God, Krishna in this case, instead of the Christian Jesus. Then a sermon (satsang) was given, as Amma told a story of upholding Dharma, regardless of circumstance; living life according to Divine principles.
Upholding Dharma is the career of Brahman, established unshakably in Being, in Cosmic life and duty.
All sermons, all prayers, and all scripture find their fulfillment living Brahman, full enlightenment. The mind is ever fixed on Mother Divine, the relationship and focus being so complete, so seamless that no outward signs are necessary. The fulfillment of all religions dwells within, living Brahman.
We carry the treasured goal of all the great temples, churches, cathedrals, and mosques within – light as a feather, and unburdened by the need or desire to pay formal obeisance, unless it springs naturally from the heart at any time and place. Living true freedom of religion. 🙂
Living Brahman/Totality incorporates and allows all avenues of faith to blossom so completely that we transcend our position of following them, into leading them, silently and invisibly. This is living all compassion, all knowledge and all love for the Divine, and unseen, relentlessly leading every religion to its fruition, its goal, its transcendent Reality.
~ All Glory to Sri Mata Amritanadamayi (Amma), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and Sri Brahmananda Saraswati (Guru Dev) ~