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Life and Teachings of Sri Ma Anandamayi: A Bird on the Wing

Item Code: IDE913
Author: Bithika Mukerji
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 8170305772
Pages: 356 (B & W Illus: 23, Map: 1)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.75" X 5.75"
Weight 440 gm
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For a span of more than 50 years Ma Anandamayi treaded gracefully the spiritual horizon of India - and in her wake followed top dignitaries, as well as the lowliest of the lowly, enhanted by her gentle dispensation of wisdom and love to all...

To the man in the street she was the 'guru' and confidante of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. All V.I.Ps visiting India made an appointment with her an item in their itineraries. No big religious function was held anywhere in the country without an invitation to her for her gracious and radiant presence on the dais.

The keepers of our heritage - the ascetic orders of India were united in recognizing Ma Anandamayi as the quintessence of the Upanishadic tradition...scholars trained in modern universities derived inspiration from her. Ma Anandamayi by her presence in our midst during the most difficult decades of our times, consolidated our past and taught how to live in the very demanding times of the twentieth century and face up to the challenge of the twenty-first. She was born in India but in herself she belongs to humanity. (Colin Turnbull)

Swami Sivananda (Divine Life Society) had said that she was the finest flower that the soil of India had produced. Such question as whether she was an incarnation, a Siddha Yogin or the adya sakti (Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj) used to sink into irrelevancies in her presence. She was for everyone, man, women and child from all corners of the world, a guide of infallible power, a friend of unfailing compassion and understanding.

To Ma Anandamayi, there was no one who was an 'other'. In her we touched a dimension of unity which encompassed all religions and all countries. Each person in her presence found fulfillment and her presence is ever-abiding.

About the Author :

The author Dr. Bithika Mukerji (M.A., D.Phil. Allahabad University, Ph.D. McMaster University, Canada) was associated with Sri Ma Anandamayi, since her childhood. She wrote her first biography of Sri Ma Anandamayi in 1964, which has long been out of print. It is generally acknowledged that she has a special flair for understanding Sri Ma Anandamayi's way of being in the world. Ms. Blance Sehlamm, the first editor of Ananda Varta, tended to use Dr. Mukerji as a tuning fork for checking the translations of Sri Ma Anandamayi's vani.

Richard Lannoy (author of Anandamayi, Element Books, England) writes that she is 'a valiant and loyal interpreter.".

Her personal knowledge of people and incidents she is writing about, her deep commitment and painstaking research add up to a quality of authenticity to be appreciated by the cognoscenti.




Preface iv
Acknowledgements xi
1. The Places where Sri Ma Anandamayi lived as a Child 1-13
2. From Childhood of Maturity 14-40
3. The Manifestation of Sakti as Sadhana 41-55
4. The Ma of Dhaka 56-80
5. The Beginning of the Ceaseless Wanderings 81-100
6. The Last Years in Dhaka 101-119
7. The Bird on the Wing 120-148
8. The Pilgrimage to Kailasha 149-181
9. Sri Ramani Mohan Chakravarty: Bholanathji 182-198
10. The Changing Order 199-218
11. Sri Ma and the Sadhu-Samaja 219-237
12. A Harmonious Presence 238-252
13. A Confluence of Many Streams 253-273
14. Though a Spectrum of Rainbow Colours 274-302
15. Swami Muktananda Giri 303-317
16. The Last Flight - Beyond Horizons 318-336
Glossary of Sanskrit Words 337-341
Index of Names 342-347

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