Sri Sarada Devi(1853–1920)is known as the Holy Mother among the devotees and admirers and was the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa who is worshiped as an God incarnate all over the world. Sri Ramakrishna revealed her as an incarnation of Goddess Sarasvati who came to remove ignorance of the suffering humanity.
Under this title serial of articles will be posted. At first, we will see how the Apostles of Sri Ramakrishna saw Sri Sarada Devi's greatness.
Apostle-1: SWAMI VIVEKANANDA:
You have not yet
understood the wonderful significance of Mother’s life- none of you. But
gradually you will know. Without Shakti (Power) there is no regeneration for
the world. Why is it that our country is the weakest and the most backwardness
of all countries? Because Shakti is held in dishonor there (i.e. in India. He wrote this from America).
Mother has been born to revive that wonderful Shakti in India; and making her
the nucleus, once more will Gargis and Maitreyis be born into the world.
brother, you understand little now, but by degrees you will come to know it
all. Hence it is her Math that I want first...Without the grace of Shakti
nothing is to be accomplished. What do I find in America and Europe?...the
worship of Shakti, the worship of Power. Yet they worship Her ignorantly through sense gratification.
Imagine, then, what a lot of good they will achieve who will worship Her with
all purity, in a Sattvika spirit, looking Her as their Mother! I am coming to
understand things clearer every day, my insight is opening out more and more.
Hence we must build a Math for Mother. First Mother and Mother’s daughters, then
Father and Father’s sons, can you understand this?...
me Mother’s grace is a hundred thousand times more valuable than Father’s.
Mother’s grace and Mother’s blessing are all paramount to me...Please pardon
me, I am a little bigoted here, as regards Mother. If but Mother orders, her
demons can work anything.
before proceeding to America I wrote to Mother
to bless me. Her blessing came and at one bound I cleared the ocean.
There, you see, in this terrible winter I am lecturing from place to place and
fighting against odds, so that funds may be collected for Mother’s Math...
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Apostle-2: SWAMI AKHANDANANDA:
a devotee said that he had the darshan of the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
Swami Akhandananda, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishana remarked: 'When you had the
darshan of the Holy Mother, the same result of having the darshan of Sri
Ramakrishna will accrue to you. To have had the darshan of the
Mother or the Master is the same.
SOURCE:SRI SARADA DEVI, THE GREAT WONDER by
Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati