MA SHANTAM ANURADHA (Beloved of the Silence)
Born in 1964 in Zurich, Switzerland. Anuradha took Sannyas in 1983 and presently lives in Virginia, U.S.A.

46 Ma Shantam Anuradha

The past is no more. As to my relationship with Bhagwan now… it is difficult to put into words. I know that his physical form was only a manifestation of the inner guru, the ocean of love and grace that is always available to us in the present moment. I am eternally grateful for the fact that he was one of the first doors that allowed me to access that ocean of love, bliss, and abundance. I am also grateful for the inspiration and encouragement his presence gave me. It would have been difficult to believe that one can embody cosmic compassion and unconditional love unless I had witnessed it in person in his presence. I would have thought these were abstract concepts too lofty to ever claim. His presence in my life showed me that love, grace, and compassion are not only accessible to all of us; they are our true nature.

Gratefulness does not even begin to describe how I feel about Bhagwan. I feel that I should kiss the ground every day for the rest of my life in order to express what being in the presence of Bhagwan means to me.

“The true nature is your eternal nature. You cannot have it and not have it, it is not something that comes and goes – it is you. How can it come and go? It is your BEING. It is your very foundation. It cannot BE sometimes, and NOT BE sometimes; it is always there.

So this should be the criterion for a seeker of truth, nature, tao: that we have to come to the point in our being which remains always and always – even before you were born it was there, and even when you are dead it will be there. It is the centre. The circumference changes, the centre remains absolutely eternal; it is beyond time. Nothing can affect it, nothing can modify it, nothing really ever touches it; it remains beyond all reach of the outside world.”

Osho, And The Flowers Showered, Ch 3

From the book, Past the Point of No Return by Ma Anand Bhagawati

Book Cover Past the Point

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