Once, long ago in your time, there was a young girl living in a Himalayan village in India. There were wild tigers and elephants living there. One day an elephant came into the village in a wild rampage. It seemed as if the disturbed elephant had been driven mad by some unseen force. The villagers scattered and ran as fast as they could away from the terrifying beast.
A young village girl, Taramata was her name, stood by the Sacred Ganges River that lay just beyond the edge of the village. Tara means Star in Sanskrit and mata means gift of God. So, this young girl’s name tells the story that the girl came from the stars as a gift from God to the world at that time.
As the elephant continued to run wildly around the village,Taramata calmly knelt down on the banks of the Great Ganges, folded her hands and prayed to Divine Mother to bring calm to the elephant’s heart and to her people. Suddenly the skies opened and a Great Light could be seen by all, spinning in silver luminescence toward the Earth. This light stopped in front of the young girl, Taramata, who could see clearly the form of the lovely Divine Mother Lakshmi standing inside the silver circle of light.
The Divine Mother told the nine-year-old girl: Your Divine Destiny is to become the Guru and healer of your village and throughout India and the world by Divine Decree and Grace. Every day come to this place and I will be with you within yourself and I will teach you what you need to know to help your people attain God.
This wild elephant suddenly stopped running madly around the village and walked slowly and calmly toward the silver circle of light. He majestically bowed at the feet of the Divine Mother who stood inside the silver light. Mother Lakshmi reached a gentle and lovely hand out toward the elephant and touched him on the head in blessing. The elephant calmly walked back into the forest as Mother Divine had healed the madness that had possessed the elephant.
Maha Lakshmi said to the young girl, Taramata: Beloved child of God let it come to pass that you become a light of Love and Truth to your people and the world. You will lead many to The Divine through your Divine Love and calmness of heart and mind. And so it was.
My students, friends, devotees and disciples of contemporary times, be calm always and it will avail you much on your spiritual path. From within a calm and peaceful mind and Heart, God will be revealed!