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Shambhavi gives satsang
August 1, 2018

Shambhavi answers a range of questions from students in a traditional satsang format. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

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Anandamayi Ma had her vakyas, her famous sayings that she repeated a lot in different contexts. One of her famous sayings was Jo ho jaye. I don’t know what the correct Bengali is for that because it seems to get written differently every time I come across it. It basically means that whatever happens is fine. Whatever happens is just what happens. It’s an expression of the equality of all phenomena. She said this over and over again. We shouldn’t have any worries about what happens. We should just work with it, and whatever happens is okay. That’s a good thing to remember.

Ma also had other famous sayings. One of them was Why worry? Ma is here. It’s another statement about the equality of all phenomena. She means that everything is the Divine Mother, why worry about it? Whatever happens is That.

We can understand that whatever happens in our lives is that Divine Mother acting, including whatever difficulties we face, and whatever disappointments we face—especially disappointments because we tend to complain about those, but we don’t question God when something goes right! We should understand on a relative level that whatever happens is an aspect of our karma ripening in this life for us. This helps us relax that or work with it somehow and not carry it around with us through to the next time.


Satsang with Shambhavi is a weekly podcast about spirituality, love, death, devotion and waking up while living in a messy world.