Mother of Us All

by Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda tells the story behind his song, Mother of Us All.

Madonna and Child, William Bouguereau (1825-1905)

Madonna and Child, William Bouguereau (1825-1905)

My Guru taught me to love God as the Divine Mother. That, in my heart of hearts, is how I always think of “Him.”

Several years ago, the inspiration came to me to spread everywhere the concept of God as Mother. Under that inspiration, I made a point of visiting, in many countries, shrines dedicated to the Motherhood of God.

I pray deeply that more and more people in this age, steeped as it is in intellectual “wisdom,” which leads to pride, will discover their need to turn to Her who is, truly, the Divine Mother of the universe.

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Mother of Us All

All Your children, Mother, call You—
Knowing not it’s You they call.

Some, through mists of their unknowing,
Bruised and hurting when they fall,
Turn away, but who can leave you?—
You, the Mother of us all.

If the child forgets its mother,
Will she coldly turn away?
Wise or foolish, we’re Your children:
Guide us, Mother, if we stray.

Those whose hearts are torn with anguish
Lack the power Your name to call.
Heal their wounds, Ma, soothe their sorrows—
You, the Mother of us all.
Heal their wounds, Ma, soothe their sorrows—
You, the Mother of us all.

 

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1 Response to Mother of Us All

  1. Shubha Majumder says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Many a times before I found my Guru and my path, I had cried to Her, bruised and battered by the world, and each time She has lifted me up. Finally She gave me the greatest gift of all, brought my Guru to me. 🙂

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