December 24, 2011

Madonna and Child

Had I lived in Palestine, in the days of Jesus of Nazareth, 

I would have washed his feet, not with my tears, 
But with my heart's blood!

-Swami Vivekananda

December 17, 2011

Holy Mother Puja

As one gets the fragrance of a flower by handling it, 
or as one gets the smell of sandalwood by rubbing it against a stone, 
in the same way one gets spiritual awakening by constantly thinking of God. 
But you can realize Him right now, if you become desireless.

- Sri Sarada Devi (1853 - 1920)

December 12, 2011

This Humble Offering

O Lord, be gracious to accept this humble offering of me. 
Forgive my short comings and out of your infinite mercy, 
Your limitless grace, grant me unswerving devotion to your holy feet. 
May I always remember you in all my thoughts and actions. 
Please give your darshan to me in this very life.