Teachings from Monika Penukonda and Nityaananda (Clint Thompson, MD) 

The Mother cre­ates each form in this lim­it­less cre­ation out of Her eter­nal affec­tion. We are all given life inside Her cos­mic womb that is linked to Her uni­ver­sal heart. The Mother’s heart, Her Hru­daya chakra is true love and kind­ness. Noth­ing can be cre­ated except from love.

Each soul is a man­i­fes­ta­tion of Her love. Sri Kalesh­war describes it this way, “The soul is supremely pure, come and under­stand. Love is inside the soul.” That love is Her pres­ence hid­den in the secret cham­ber of our heart. Yogananda described it this way, “The Divine Mother is so beau­ti­ful! But remem­ber, in Her higher man­i­fes­ta­tion even that beauty is form­less. She is in every­thing. Her divine, com­pas­sion­ate love is expressed in the rain­drops. Her beauty is reflected in the col­ors of the rain­bow. She offers fresh hope to mankind with the rose-​tinted clouds at dawn. Above all, be ever con­scious of Her pres­ence in your heart.”

We can expe­ri­ence the pres­ence of the Mother inside our heart. When­ever we feel love any­thing in the cre­ation, Her pres­ence is felt. In each small act of kind­ness and affec­tion, Her pres­ence is felt. The more we love, the more we feel Her pres­ence with us and in us. Your soul wants to express love in every moment. Love is the soul’s true nature. To have our hearts open per­ma­nently is the goal of all our spir­i­tual efforts.

Pure love is the only thing that Sri Ramakr­ishna longed for. “To my Divine Mother I prayed only for pure love. I offered flow­ers at Her lotus feet and prayed to Her,” Ramakr­ishna said. He prayed that She take him beyond all the dual­i­ties in Her cre­ation, virtue and vice, knowl­edge and igno­rance, purity and impu­rity, and take him to Her heart. “Take them, Mother, and grant me only pure love for Thee.”


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Adi Shankaracharya &

Ramakr­ishna Parama­hamsa

Per­sonal Expe­ri­ences of the Light that is Our Divine Shakti

There is a story about the great saint, Adi Shankaracharya. One day, he was caught in the mon­soon rains and was swept away in the flood­ing river. He tried to save him­self and swim to shore but sud­denly became par­a­lyzed unable to move his arms and legs. As he was fight­ing for his life, sud­denly he heard an old woman laugh­ing on the other side of the river. He called out to her. “Help! Help! Get help!” The hunch­back woman laughed again, this time so loud it echoed like thun­der in the skies. Then the old woman dove into the river and swam to him. She reached him in an instant then grabbed his neck and screamed at him. “Shankara, where is your strength now? Who is sav­ing you now? You teach that women are a man’s down­fall and must be avoided, and this world is noth­ing but an illu­sion. You are afraid to even look at a woman. Who is res­cu­ing you now? Don’t you see your strength comes from Shakti? With­out Shakti you can’t even move your limbs! Why do you insult the Mother? Don’t you know that I am every­thing? Don’t you know that you can’t live with­out me?” Shankaracharya real­ized this was the Divine Mother Her­self com­ing in dar­shan to teach him.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa “Sud­denly I had the won­der­ful vision of the Mother and fell down uncon­scious. It was as if houses, doors, tem­ples, and every­thing else van­ished from my sight, leav­ing no trace what­so­ever. How­ever far and in what­ever direc­tion I looked I saw a con­tin­u­ous suc­ces­sion of efful­gent waves madly rush­ing at me from all sides, with great speed. I was caught in the rush, and pant­ing for breath I col­lapsed, uncon­scious. I did not know what hap­pened then in the exter­nal world — how that day and the next slipped away. But in my heart of hearts there was flow­ing a cur­rent of intense bliss, never expe­ri­enced before, and I had the imme­di­ate knowl­edge of the light that was Mother.

- Ramakr­ishna Parama­hamsa 









The Heart of Our Divine Mother

a poem by Monika Penukonda

Oh Divine Mother!

You who out­shines the thousand-​rayed sun with your bril­liance

self lumi­nous and daz­zling

All glo­ries to you

You who are an ocean of grace

and moth­erly com­pas­sion

The embod­i­ment of bliss and love

You are the spot­less Mother

The bestower wis­dom

and refuge of the great and wise

You are the destroyer of suf­fer­ing and all fears of your devo­tees

You grant every wish to those who take refuge in you

Those who bow in devo­tion to you them­selves become a refuge to the world

Oh Queen of the uni­verse, it is you who pro­tects the whole world

Your moth­erly heart sees the strug­gles of light and dark that are assail­ing this world

Oh glo­ri­ous Mother, you destroy armies of demons and purify them to reach higher worlds

Such is your most kind heart

Your nature is to sub­due the actions of the cruel

and enlighten the wise

You are the cause of the wel­fare of the world

and illu­mine all with your glance

Oh Queen of Peace, we seek your pro­tec­tion

Oh holy Mother

Pro­tect the whole human fam­ily with your ocean of com­pas­sion and mercy

Bless all your chil­dren to know your love

Teach us to love one another

and cre­ate peace and under­stand­ing between all peo­ple



About Monika Penukonda, Sri Kaleshwar said:

“Monika belongs to the Divine Mother, Kanaka Durga’s, feet. She is a Divine Ma on the planet. She’ll walk and give a lot of wisdom and clarity to bloom wisdom. This lady will bless millions of people on the planet. She’s going to do it.”  

Monika is the author of Kaleshwar, and a modern rendering of the Sri Sai Satcharitra, The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba. She was the editor of Sri Kaleshwar’s books, including The Real Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and Shirdi Sai Baba - The Universal Master.  



Nityaananda (Clint Thompson, MD)

is a physi­cian who trained directly for 15 years with Sri Kalesh­war until his mahasamadhi in 2012.  He resides at the Divine Lin­eage Heal­ing Cen­ter in Lay­tonville, Cal­i­for­nia and gives teach­ings, heal­ings and healing energy trans­mis­sions around the world.

Nityaananda is the author of The Awareness of Healing.





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