BUNEA PARK, CA-Poet, mystic, true saint, and 21st century master are some of the many terms which have been utilized to describe Anandmurti Gurumaa who came to the Jain Center in here on August 4-7 and performed Amrit Varshas, Satsangs, and discourses on various topics. Overall, the range of subjects for...
“With her love and support, Gurumaa is trying to enlighten us to the divine within ourselves, improve our own lives, and find our inner balance,” said Gurbir Chhabra, devotee, sponsor, and organizer of the event.
During one of her talks, Gurumaa made a very interesting and thought provoking example about enlightenment. The scenario was at the beach involving parent and their kids. The child builds a sandcastle; the bigger, the prettier, the better.
Not only does the child work hard to build the castle, they also protect it, and are upset if something were to happen to it. At the end of the day when it is time to leave, the child who gets up willingly to go home is enlightened versus the child who wants more time with their possessions who is not enlightened.
After having completed the story, Gurumaa explained the significance. The enlightened child who leaves when asked to, understands that these are all fleeting things which come and go. We came into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing, what we gain in between has no real value. The relationship and respect between parent and child is what is priceless.
Making another stimulating point Anandmurti Gurumaa said, “God exists in you.”
Then she explained how if we do not pay attention to what is inside of us we are never going to leave. Instead we choose to focus on chasing and trying to keep the things we will behind. In the four events, Gurumaa had an average of 400 devotees who stood upon her arrival to the stage, clapped as she sang, sat and seemed to fall into a trance as she spoke.
Gurumaa is a spiritual guide who goes beyond all boarders toward the natural aspects of life to help devotees find their true purpose as well as understand who they really are. She encompasses every teaching into her discourses and does not associate herself with any religion. Thus, hoping that what she says broadens the horizons of the listener to “the oneness of all of us.”