‘Mother’ is the central figure in anyone’s life. She gives us birth and she is our first teacher. We receive our first impressions of life in this world from her. She is our source of food, comfort and shelter, but even more than that, she is our source of love and security.
The guidelines she offers in our early years help us negotiate our way through the maze of influences, good and bad that surround us as we grow up. A mother’s function is two-fold, to give birth and then steer and nurture the child through to adulthood.
An ordinary mother has many responsibilities, but an even greater responsibility rests upon the ‘spiritual mother’ who initiates not one, but millions of aspirants into the spiritual life and guides them to spiritual maturity.
Such a spiritual force was Shri Rajeshwari Devi, known the world over as ‘Mata Ji’ or ‘Holy Mother’ For more than three decades she travelled continuously throughout India and abroad, spreading ‘atmagyan’, the Knowledge of the Soul, continuing the work begun by her late husband, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj.