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Mother Meera
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Mother Meera, born Kamala Reddy (b. 26 December, 1960) is believed by her devotees to be an embodiment (avatar) of the Divine Mother (Shakti). December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, copyright BBT In Hindu philosophy, an avatar, avatara or avataram (Sanskrit: , IAST: ), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a higher being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth. ... In Hinduism, the Divine Mother is the female polarity of the Godhead, the Shakti or Adi-shakti. ... Lakshmi is a common aspect of Shakti Shakti meaning force, power or energy is the Hindu concept or personification of Gods female aspect, sometimes referred to as The Divine Mother. Shakti represents the active, dynamic principles of feminine power. ...

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Life account

Born in Chandepalle a small town in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, India, she had her first Samadhi, a state of complete spiritual absorption, at the age of six, which lasted for a whole day. When she was 12 her uncle Bulgur Venkat Reddy met her for the first time, and immediately recognized in her the girl of his visions. He became convinced that she is the Divine Mother and started to take care of her, allowing her to unfold her inner experiences. Nalgonda   is a town and a municipality in Nalgonda district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Andhra Pradesh  : (Telugu: ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్, Urdu: آندھرا پردیش, IPA: ), is a state in South India. ... Samadhi (Sanskrit, lit. ...


At 1974, Mr. Reddy brought Mother Meera to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, of which he was a member. There she first met Westerners and started to give Darshan. She is however not associated with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram today. In 1979 she was invited by the first devotees to Canada, where she went several times. Meanwhile Reddy's health started to deteriorate. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Delhi campus of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram The Sri Aurobindo Ashram was founded by Sri Aurobindo on the 24 November 1926 (Siddhi Day). ... Map of Pondicherry Region, Union Territory of Pondicherry, India Pondicherry (Tamil:புதுவை,Hindi: पॉण्डिचेरी) is a Union Territory of India. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ...


In 1981 she made her first trip to West Germany, where she together with Mr. Reddy and her close companion Adilakshmi settled down a year later and married a German in 1982. Reddy died in 1985 and was buried in the local cemetery in Dornburg-Thalheim, Hesse. Currently she gives Darshan (literally seeing, primarily in a spiritual context) at Schloss Schaumburg in Balduinstein, a small town in Germany. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hesse (German: Hessen) is a state of Germany with an area of 21,110 km² and just over six million inhabitants. ... Darshan is a Sanskrit and Hindu (also used to some extent in Urdu) term meaning sight (in the sense of an instance of seeing something or somebody), vision, apparition, or a glimpse. ...


Activities

Mother Meera receives many thousands of visitors of all religions for darshan which she conducts in total silence. Her darshan consists of a ritual, where she will touch a persons head, and then look into his eyes. During this process, she reportedly 'unties knots' in the persons subtle system and permeates him with light. She doesn't charge any money for doing so and she will not give lectures. Mother Meera's reported task on Earth was in calling down a dynamic light-force from the Supreme (Paramatman - the supreme Self) in collaboration with other saints and divine beings, as she says, making spiritual progress on earth more easy. About this light she says: Meera (1498 - 1547) was a Rajput princess who lived in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. ... Prism splitting light Light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength that is visible to the eye (visible light) or, in a technical or scientific context, electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength[1]. The elementary particle that defines light is the photon. ... In Hindu theology, Paramatman is the Absolute Atman or Supreme Soul or Spirit (also known as Supersoul or Oversoul) in the Vedanta and Yoga philosophies of India. ... According to Advaita Vedanta, a philosophical branch of Hinduism, ātman is the all-pervading soul of the universe. ... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are usually depicted as having halos. ...


"Like electricity, the Light is everywhere, but one must know how to activate it. I have come for that." ( Answers, Part I.)


Through Japa, the mental remembrance of any Divine Name or Mantra, which may be done informally, and whenever convenient, people could open themselves up to this Light. She does not claim to be a guru or have followers. To be connected to her work, people do not have to recognize her. Her teaching is mainly related to Bhakti, that is devotion to God, and in that she accepts all denominations. Japa, or Japam, is a spiritual discipline in which a devotee repeats a mantra or the name of the God. ... In Tibet, many Buddhists carve mantras into rocks as a form of devotion. ... Bhakti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ...


Mother Meera does not belong to any particular tradition, except for a certain closeness to the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, whom she had allegedly met in their subtle bodies, when she was a child, visiting their Samadhi (grave). Sri Aurobindo (Bangla: শ্রী অরবিন্দ Sri Ôrobindo, Sanskrit: श्री अरविन्द Srī Aravinda) (August 15, 1872–December 5, 1950) was an Indian nationalist, scholar, poet, mystic, evolutionary philosopher, yogi and guru [1]. After a short political career in which he became one of leaders of the early movement for the freedom of India from British... This article is about the spiritual partner of Sri Aurobindo. ... The Subtle body is a non-physical energy or psycho-spiritual body or bodies that all beings have, according to various esoteric, occult, and mystical teachings. ... The Cenotaph, London A ceremony at the Cenotaph, London, on Sunday 12th June 2005, remembering Irish war dead Memorial Cenotaph, Hiroshima, Japan A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are elsewhere. ...


Critics

After splitting from Mother Meera, the writer and former follower Andrew Harvey wrote The Sun at Midnight. In it, Harvey accused Meera of homophobia and of placing a curse on him which, he alleges, manifested itself as a severe depression. He further claims that Mother Meera did this because she disapproved of Harvey's marriage to another man. Mother Meera disputes being homophobic as well as the other claims made in the book. In his first book about her, Hidden Journey, Harvey had originally praised her as an avatar, attributing his own enlightenment to her. Harvey's accusation of homophobia is perhaps somewhat weakened by the assertion of one of Harvey's former lovers, the writer Mark Matousek (1997), that the two of them were served breakfast in bed together in Mother Meera's house. Andrew Harvey is a Shakespeare scholar and mystic. ... Homophobia is the fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. ...


Quotes

"One common mistake is to think that one reality is the reality. You must always be prepared to leave one reality for a greater one." - Answers, Part I


Books

  • Answers, Part I - by Mother Meera, ISBN 0-9622973-3-X
  • Answers, Part II - by Mother Meera, ISBN 3-9805475-5-8
  • The Mother - by Adilakshmi, ISBN 3-00-000241-3
  • At the Feet of Mother Meera: The Lessons of Silence - by Sonia Linebaugh, ISBN 1-4134-1053-7
  • Hidden Journey: A Spiritual Awakening - by Andrew Harvey, ISBN 0-14-019448-7
  • In Search of the Divine Mother: The Mystery of Mother Meera - by Martin Goodman, ISBN 0-06-251509-8
  • Sex Death Enlightenment - Mark Matousek (1997), Riverhead books, ISBN 1-57322-581-9

See also

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The Mother - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5158 words)
The Mother was born Mirra (or Mira) Alfassa in Paris in 1878, of a Jewish Turkish father (Maurice, a banker), and a Jewish Egyptian mother (Mathilde Ismaloun).
The One whom we adore as the Mother is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for the freest and most vast intelligence.
Sri Aurobindo said that in the Mother he found surrender to the Divine down to physical body itself, the cells of the body (not merely the mind and emotions), the likes of which could not be found in any human being.
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