Blending the wisdom of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with her own direct experience garnered from more than seventy years of seeking and serving God, Sri Daya Mata shares the beautiful simplicity of communing heart-to-heart with the Divine Beloved.
In this warm and compassionate book, a beloved spiritual teacher shows how each one of us can bring a rich new intimacy to our relationship with the Divine — by weaving awareness of God into the fabric of our daily lives. The author writes: “During my travels all over the world, so many people have asked me, ‘How can I find greater meaning in my life? Is there an answer to the emptiness, the unexpressed longing, I feel within my heart? Where is the love I am missing?’ “This, in essence, is what I tell them.”
Blending the wisdom of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with her own direct experience garnered from more than 75 years of seeking and loving God, Sri Daya Mata reveals practical and deeply motivating insights on personalizing the spiritual life, showing how each one of us can create an inner quietude that opens our hearts to God.
When we call God from the quiet center of our hearts, she tells us, we discover the love we have been seeking. Finding God’s love, we come to love others more deeply, live life more fully, and experience a greater sense of serenity and joy. Compassionate and inviting, this book makes an ideal devotional companion to read, reflect on, and share with others.
Sri Daya Mata (1914-2010) was one of the foremost disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda. A true "Mother of Compassion," as her name signifies, she inspired those of all faiths and from all walks of life with the wisdom and great love of God conveyed through her talks, writings, and recordings. She met Paramahansaji in 1931 when he lectured in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah; and entered his ashram as a renunciant shortly thereafter. During the more than twenty years that she was privileged to receive Paramahansaji’s spiritual guidance and instruction, he personally prepared her to carry on his worldwide work after his passing. As president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India for more than fifty-five years (from 1955 until her passing in 2010), she was a guiding force of inspiration, wisdom, and compassion for SRF/YSS monastics and members worldwide.