Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Amma




“A true devotee or disciple will have great humility and, because of this, will also possess a certain spiritual beauty. The beauty of spirituality lies in humility.”


“Devotion in principle means recognizing that it is the one and the same God who manifests in all living beings and in all the deities, in all names and forms. It means surrendering selflessly to Him. That is the kind of devotion we should have."


"Knowledge helps you to imbibe devotion with the proper understanding of its principles. You have to have wisdom if you want to taste devotion fully. But knowledge without devotion is bitter; it has no sweetness. Those who say, ‘I am everything,’ rarely have any compassion. Devotion contains compassion.”


36 comments:

Keshi said...

Great stuff.

Happy New Year!

Keshi.

Kuan Gung said...

Warm Greetings keshi...Happy New Year!

Kalpana said...

Happy New Year!!!

spring orchid said...

Very meaningful.. I enjoy reading this. Thanks

spring orchid said...

Hi Kuan Gung

It is so meaningful, I really enjoy this.. Thanks

deepsat said...

great post!!

Happy New Year!!

;-))

Kuan Gung said...

Happy New Year kalpana!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you spring orchid! Warm Greetings

Kuan Gung said...

Happy New Year deepsat!

Sojourner said...

Hi Kuan,
Faith calls for unquestioning trust and surrender...?
But can it ever really exist without question? Especially when we are asked to trust another human form or what is said by another human(I mean, will we know there is 'God' if we were not told so?) ? Is it possible to show 'devotion' unless
1. we are willing to accept all the consquences - which one may choose to categorize as good and bad.
2. we choose to accpet that there is no good or bad.
then again if nothing is good or bad, then why devote?

Happy New Year!

Kathleen said...

Thank you Kuan for this delicious taste of Amma!

Om Shanti.. Shanti... Shanti...

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you kathleen...Om Shanti...I just seen the movie and she's has really done so many selfless things in India, one has to be somewhat amazed...warm greetings!

Kuan Gung said...

sojourner...you chose a path and posed the questions...there's many ways to answer them...I just embrace the moment, meditation and the unlimited possibilities...it's all relative to our core beliefs and interpreations as a result, we've all set our sails in our journeys and chosen what winds to carry us...warmest greetings!

Ghost Particle said...

im waiting to see the movie of her.

HAPPY NEW YEAR and God Bless!

Thanx!

Sojourner said...

Yes kuan, I agree on "our chosen paths". I sense that we describe the same thing but in different words and lights.
I have been learning to look beyond those pointers we call words and 'sense' the meanings... Here, I can confidently say, that my question was understood and your answer understood too, even if not when i asked it and you answered, but atleast now and here (this reply):)

And thanks for the comment on the blog. It has been a part of my education on the blogs - creating images with words. An Inspired and learned form of expression for me. And i have you to thank you for it, because you and the works you follow were and are a part of the study.

I definitively know when this kind of expression started.

Thank you so much for reading the older posts and for being a teacher (because i chose to learn a few things). Thank you.

Kuan Gung said...

sojourner...you have a truly incredible blog that combines images with beautiful verse brimming with wisdom. I'm sorry, I'm certainly not a teacher at all just an observer of all of the wonder around us. Thank you for your blog and your visits...

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you ghost particle!

Sojourner said...

I believe a teacher is not only who is volunteering, but who has been chosen to learn from... living or non living. so what ever is observed is a teacher?
Hence u are a teacher. in a way we are all teachers and students. But yes, my perception :)
the visits and writing are both a pleasure.
thanks!

Kuan Gung said...

sojourner...apreciate your kind comments and wisdom...thank you

Ilias- said...

Hi Kuan. How is 2007 for you so far? Thanks for this exciting video about the movie.. I will be sure to check it out. I always appreciate your posts and comments on my blog too.
Ilias

christy said...

hello kuan gung,

thank you for sharing the sweetness of Amma here -- how powerful the combination of wisdom and devotion. and thank you very much for coming to visit!

Blessed said...

You have such an inspirational blog. I love great quotes.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
I definitely will back to visit you. Many blessings!!!

Anali said...

Happy New Year! I couldn't watch the whole piece, but I have heard about her. I think there was an interview on NPR. She is pretty amazing.

Kuan Gung said...

“Human breath is rooted in Divine breath, and Divine breath is inherent in human breath, reflecting the interdependent nature of the human and the Divine...

Love that christy...warm greetings...

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you blessed!

Kuan Gung said...

anali...she is quite amazing...I love India...warm greetings

Kuan Gung said...

ilias...thank you...I certainly like visiting...best wishes for the new year!

Libra Moon Goddess said...

Greetings from Canada Kuan!

Thank You for the Visit and Grateful words.

I am Enjoying what you Share through "The Path" and will drop by Often for Tea and Inspiration.

In regards to your post on December 11/2006 "Mummers Dance"... did you know Loreena lives in my community? I see her about town quite often.

Enjoy the Day!
Libra Moon

Eileen Meyer said...

Looks like one of those much-needed consciousness raising films. Thanks for letting us know about it Kuan.

Kuan Gung said...

Wow really Libra Moon? I love her music and certainly it'd be great to meet her. Check eileen's site...she reminds me of her, she's got quite the voice herself...thank you.

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you eileen...wonderful recent post on your blog...

divya said...

GREAT..HAPPY NEW YEAR

Libra Moon Goddess said...

I will have tea with Eileen... Thank You for the referal.

You left comment on my post:
Part 3. "FLIGHT OF THE SHAMAN"
http://libramoongoddess.blogspot.com/2006/12/part-3-flight-of-shaman.html

...I did not know my links to Part 1 & 2 were not working. This connection has been remedied if you care to read "the rest of the story."

Enjoy the Day!
Libra Moon

MYSTI said...

Wonderful post.

I hope you had a wonderful New Years!

Sojourner said...

hello kuan,
managed to see the video.
a beautiful smile. instills peace.
thank you.

Neers said...

heyyy Kuan!!! you always come along when am thinking of you!