|Call God by the name of "Mother."
Is there a word nobler and greater? In the book of life, the big unfading
letter that we read is "Mother." Learn to see God in her. Then see Him in the father, and in the teacher.
The teacher gives us knowledge, he transforms us from animals into men. How great is his service! First
the mother, then the father, then the teacher and then the compassionate ones - the saints.
First see the Lord in these concrete forms before us. If the Lord is not
be seen here, where else can He be seen?
8. Mother, father, teacher, saint see the Lord in them. If, in
the same way, we learn to see Lord in little children, how we should
rejoice! Dhruva, Prahlada, Nachiketa, Sanandana, Sanatkumara were they not all
children? But the authors of the Puranas, Vyasa and the rest did not
know where to place them. What to do with them. Shukadeva and Shankaracharya were free of desire
since childhood. And so too was Jnanadev.
All of them were children! But nowhere is the Lord
manifest in such clear pure form as in these children. Lord Jesus loved
children dearly. Once His disciples asked Him, "You speak so much about the Kingdom of God. Who
can enter it?" He lifted up a child standing by and set him on table
and said, "Of such is the Kingdom of God. To enter therein, one must become as
a little child." What Jesus said is true. Swami Ramdasa was once playing with