- Dear Anubha
"To have an Avatar as one's Guru is to have the greatest
blessing that man can ever have."
appears in "The Summits Of God-Life: Samadhi And Siddhi" by
The text in its entirety can be found at can be found
(One who wonders if she can ever be grateful enough) Beverly
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, anubha2708
> Once when attending a class given by someone in the Centre(I wish I
> could remember who that person was!) I remember hearingsomething
> that, years later, has remained with very powerfully.something like
> They were commenting on a eastern belief that went
> this:can make
> "The greatest Blessing is to have a human incarnation so we
> progress on earth,to
> An even greater Blessing is to lead a spiritual life in this life,
> And the greatest of all possible Blessings is to have an Avatar
> guide and carry you along the Way."flicking
> Now, for years I have remembered this and a few weeks ago
> through a book (that I dont even remember if it was Guru's) Isaw the
> actual precise wording of this prayer or prose (whatever itshould be
> called). Unfortunately I didn't pay enough attention to my greatmight
> discovery at the time.
> Is there anybody out there in any corner of the cosmos that
> know either - where I saw this or where I might be able to find it
> perhaps somewhere else?
> Love and gratitude
> Anubha, Australia :-)
- When I first started attending classes, I remembered at one
time I was habouring doubts about the relevance of having a
spiritual teacher in my life and the authenticity of what
people said about Sri Chinmoy.
I was born a Buddhist and even though I did not have any
Buddhist religious upbringing, I have a very strong love for
the Buddha. Once as a child, my mother took us to see a movie
about the life of the Buddha. The Buddha in the movie
captured my little heart and since then I always cherished
the idea that to be able to sit at the Buddha's feet is the
Hence, at this stage when I was poised on whether to become a
student of Sri Chinmoy, something in me came to the fore to
counter my initial doubt, "What if the Buddha is alive now
and people told you about him but you didn't believe them ?"
The thought of missing out the chance to see the Buddha was
unbearable, I had to see for myself, so I ask to be a student
of Sri Chinmoy. The rest was history ...
I found my sentiment echoed many years later in this
particular utterances of Sister Christine with regards to her
Guru, Swami Vivekananda, "Blessed is the country in which he
was born, blessed are they who lived on this earth at the
same time, and blessed, thrice blessed are the few who sat at
Sister Christine was one of the closest disciples of Swami
Vivekananda. Against all odds and in extremely trying
circumstances, she did Swami Vivekananda's work in India by
teaching to the women of India and helping them in as many
ways as she could. She is remembered as a woman of great
spiritual accomplishment and bravery.
I feel very very blessed, indeed