Friday, September 9, 2011

Scarlet Ribbons of Love

Sri Maha Lakshmi


When asked, the Rishis might say:
“Everything and nothing is in a name.”
On the other hand,
When Man attains God,
What does he have?—Everything!

The name, Vishwananda, means World Bliss.
Vishwalakshmiananda means World Bliss
Via Maha Lakshmi, the Divine Mother
Who bestows blessings of Spiritual
And material wealth on Her children.

The name, VishwaLakshmiananda, brings
Scarlet ribbons of Love, like the scarlet sari of
Maha Lakshmi, Herself,
Gift-wrapped inside the name of
Satguru, Sri Swami Vishwananda. . .
A rare blessing from the Divine.
Is it possible to earn such a name?

In the end, no matter how much
Seva, sadhana and meditation
One must strive to achieve on the Spiritual Path,
Such a name cannot be earned by merit.
It is like attaining God via Guru. . .
A name wrapped within the Guru’s name
Is a treasured and cherished gift from God,
By way of the Guru . . .
Ensconced in His Divine and Loving Grace!
And So It Is. . .Forevermore. . . OM and Amen!

-Swamini Vishwalakshmiananda

Song “Scarlet Ribbons for her Hair”
(A favorite song from childhood)

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