Reflection Word: Follow


“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

—John 8:12


“When love beckons to you follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep. “

—Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet”


“Question to Amma: “Is purity the basic quality required to reach the Goal?”  Amma: “It can be purity.  It can be love, compassion, forgiveness, patience or perseverance.  Just pick one quality and observe it with utmost faith and optimism; other qualities will automatically follow.  The purpose is to go beyond the limitations of the mind.”

—Amma, “From Amma’s Heart, Conversations with Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi”


“We should understand that life gives us what we need and not
necessarily what we want. It follows its own wisdom, which is often
incomprehensible to our gross minds. We should learn to accept situations in life. This attitude of acceptance is the secret to happiness.”

—Amma, New Year’s Speech, 2008