Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mother of us All

Happy Birthday Amma!

Mother of Us All

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Ammachi – The Hugging Saint
Mother-of-us-all prays to free us
from our image of perfection
to which so much suffering clings.

When in the shadowy mind
we imagine ourselves imperfectly,
praying to be freed from gravity
by enlightenment, she refines our prayers.

Putting her arms around us

she bids us rest our head on her shoulder

whispering, Don’t you know
with all your fear and anger
all you are fit for is love.

2007 © by Stephen Levine

3 comments:

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Happy Birthday Amma.
What a lovely verse, it is so true. Sometimes we are caught up in just the things that matter least.
Lynne

Mare said...

This is so true Lynne....Have a great day my friend...

Paula said...

Happy Birthday to Amma... and what beautiful words!