Achariya George Adams
Speaks on "The Noble Qualities of Mother"
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:00am
This Sunday, Mother’s Day, we have chosen for our meditation the subject “The Noble Qualities of Mother.”
It will be a day when we honor our Mothers with gratitude and love. We can never repay our debt to our Mothers, but we can show our appreciation and gratitude for the myriad of blessings and joy they have brought to our life.
Next to God, our Mothers are the closest to the human heart. God has given us our soul; our Mothers have given us the body in which our soul manifests. Soul is made in the substance of God; body is made of the substance of the Mother.
Our Mothers, however, are the source of much more than the body. They are our first teachers. By their example they inspire us to manifest such noble qualities as unconditional love, patience, gratitude, forgiveness, spiritual idealism, courage, humility, dedicated service, understanding, and many other of the noble qualities of God within us.
On this special day set aside for our Mothers, let us honor them with love and appreciation for their contribution to our lives.
From Gurus and Swamis: AUM
"What are the attributes of love? The first is love itself. Love is a divine attribute. It is the noblest and at the same time the sweetest of all qualities of righteousness. It lifts vision and consciousness to transcendental idealism and fills our heart and life with happiness and joy. Love is spiritual in its essence as well as in its qualities. Love and God are inseparable. In truth love is God. Love is the basis of the divine attributes of universality, infinity and eternity. God is all-pervading in love. Love is oneness in spirit. It is enshrined in our soul."
—ONE HUNDRED AND ONE NOBLE QUALITIES by Swami Premananda
Unconditional love is divine love. Absolute love is divine love. Love that is free from all limitations of time, space and causality is divine love. Perfect love is divine. Divine love is eternal. It is not subject to any limitations. Divine love includes all. It excludes none. No matter how imperfect the object of love may be, it has a place in divine love.
—THE MAGNETIC POWER OF LOVE by Swami Premananda
Noble Thoughts: "Let Noble Thoughts come to us from every side."—Rig Veda
"What does the word “mother” mean? It comes from matri in Sanskrit which is the basis of all languages. From this root was the Latin mater and Slavic mati. …Matri means “to measure” so the mother was the “measurer.” Is it not true that the mother measures or manifests all the divine attributes and offers the standard by which we come to realize selfless love, patience, understanding, forgiveness and other godly qualities, and in reality there is no cruel mother in the universe."
—SEVEN MYSTIC HOLYDAYS by Swami Premananda
"To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man’s progress is to feel the great heart throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life."