Biography of Shyamasundari Devi, the mother of Sarada Devi.
- 56 pages, small Indian booklet
Includes a small foldout genealogy.
How to be a spiritual being living a human life
With regards to Sri Sarada Devi and Sri Ramakrishna, unlike their contemporaries, we cannot forget their Divine Nature. This may interfere with our ability to feel close to them, despite all they had said and done to make us think of them as our own mother.
The story of Shyamasundari helps us out here. She bridges our access to Sarada Devi, and enables us to comprehend a little, the connection between their Lila and our lives. The trials and tribulations of daily life that Shyamasundari endures, humanizes her to such a degree, that we can relate to her. She uncompromisingly lived her life in accordance to the principle that devotion to God ought to be independent of, and unaffected by any adversity we may experience. She has set the goal and enacted for us how to travel the path. She has made practical spirituality comprehensible to us.
We all intuitively know of how we are meant to live life, as stated in scriptures. However, we continually fall short of it. Shyamasundari embodies the way of living spiritually, within human limitations, without despair over failures or hardships. He
On reading this book, I was deeply impacted by Shyamasundari's modelling for us, how to live with the certain knowledge that our spirituality is undisturbed by the successes or failures of outer life.
I, therefore, thank the author, for giving us the gift of this profound book.