SRI MA EXPRESSES HERSELF
On the 20th of Visakh 1336 (1929 by English calendar) Mother left the Ramna Ashram having stayed there for 24 hours after the installation of the deity. She was dressed in a sari only. Just at that time this hymn came from Her lips. She asked Her devotees to write it down. She was in an ecstatic condition then and only a portion of the hymn could be transcribed. One cannot vouch for its correctness. But She gave permission to sing it to the accompaniment of musical instruments before starting Kirtan. From this translation it will be evident that Mother’s thought-body has expressed itself in speech for the welfare, peace and progress of the world. Her boundless love and compassion for all living beings radiates in all directions and She sits Supreme at the centre embracing the universe.
“Thou art the Light of the universe and its controlling and guiding spirit. Do thou appear in our midst ! From Thee a cobweb of worlds is spreading out at every moment. Thou art the dispeller of all fears; do Thou appear before us! Thou art the seed of the universe; Thou art the Being in whom I reside. Thou art present in the hearts of all these devotees. Do thou, whom I find present before me, banish the fears of all created beings. Thou art the embodiment of all gods and much more. Thou hast come out of me and I am the epitome of the created world. Let us contemplate the very Foundation of this universe, through Whom the world seeks liberation. Thou standest on Thy own eternal basic nature. Thou hast come out of the Pranava, the seed-word and base of all existence and the truth of all. The Vedas are but sparks from They eternal Light. Thou dost symbolise the heavenly couple, Kama and Kameshvari who are dissolved together in all-permeating Bliss Supreme and signified by Năda and Bindu, when differentiated for keeping up Thy Lila. Do Thou dispel the fears of the world.
I seek refuge in Thee. Thou art my shelter and final resting place. Draw Thou my whole being into Thine. As the Deliverer Thou dost appear in two forms—the liberator and the devotee seeking liberation. By me alone are all created in my own image; by me all are sent into the world; and in me all find final refuge. I am the final cause indicated in the Vedas by Pranava. I am Mahamaya and Mahabhava all in one. Devotion to me is the cause of Moksha (liberation). All are mine. To me Rudra owes all his powers and the self-same I sing to the glory of Rudra, who becomes manifest in all actions and in their causes.”
Mother as Revealed to me, by Bhaiji
May 2004 edition P46-47