You may have many problems in your daily life, and you have to face
them. However, you can face any problems or obstacles very bravely
just by relying upon God. You should always pray to God. Prayer is
very important! Your prayer may be from any religion, or the deity of
your choicebecause God is One only. Don't think that Amma (Sri
Karunamayi) wants you to be bound to one religion or one God. You have
to work on that. You must not be bound by religion! You must overcome
every limitation. Always have this in mind: God is One only. The bird
which has lived in a cage is full of freedom when it is released. It
feels peace when it flies in the vast open sky. Likewise, you must
come out of this worldly bondage.
The soul in your body has been restricted, just like a fish in a small
tank of water. The whale is the biggest animal in the ocean. It is
very large and very long. How would it be if it were caught and
confined in a small tank of water? How would it feel? It has always
been in the vast ocean, but we have captured and put it in a small
glass aquarium. Similarly, your soul has been trapped in your body and
become limited. But you are not the ordinary person you think you are.
You all are like very great whales, and you must always be in the
ocean of bliss!
As long as you are in bondage to your body, to your country, to your
city, to your children, or to your husband or wife, as long as you
have these bondages, you will always be limited. And when you are
limited, you are just like a bonsai plant. The bonsai, if planted in
the open ground, can grow and become a very big tree, giving beautiful
fruit or shade. But when it is confined in a pot, when the roots are
cut off and stunted, it remains small. In the same way, when the soul
is confined in the body, its growth is restricted. So, when Amma
comes to you, She does not want you to be like a bonsai plant. She
wants to take all of you from the small pots and put you in the open
ground. She would like all of you to be full of freedom and liberation.
You must also be full of wisdom in this spiritual life. You must have
full liberty! Go wherever you want to go. Listen to whatever you like.
Have full freedom in this, for there must be no bondage in spiritual
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