Sri Sarada Vijnanagita (Holy Mother’s Song of Wisdom)

Her Teachings, selected and arranged in verse form

By Babaji Bob Kindler

Appreciation for the Sri Sarada Vijnanagita:

“Babaji Bob Kindler has performed a great service for devotees by rendering many of her teachings into poetic form. The result is a cornucopia of distilled wisdom that sings.” —William Page, American Vedantist, Fall 2003

“…The teachings are presented in verse form that is both delightful and sweet. This book is a must-read for all the devotees of Sri Sarada Devi.” —Prabuddha Bharata, Swami Satyamayananda of Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata, September 2003

“I have found the Sri Sarada Vijnanagita to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration. All that I need to know about spiritual life is there. It is a distilled gem.” —Samuel Bailey, Oregon

“I have gone through the book Sri Sarada Vijnanagita on Holy Mother published by the SRV Associations. For this I must complement you profusely. I am particularly impressed with the choice of your selections and the meticulous order in which you have assembled them, leaving no aspect of Her life untold. All told, the book is a marvelous addition to the profound literature on the legacy of the Holy Trinity. I must also particularly appreciate the valuable photographs, so thoughtfully arranged by you in the appropriate order throughout the book. Holy Mother’s teachings should come as a source of new insight and illumination, particularly to the mothers and sisters of ultra-modern America, if not the West in general.” —Swami Gokulananda, Ramakrishna Math, Delhi

“My dear Babaji Bob Kindler: …I am very much impressed by your book on Holy Mother. Your devotion to Her is marvelous.” —Swami Ranganathananda, President Maharaj, Sri Ramakrishna Math and Mission, India

“Words fail to express my joy on getting the book ‘Sri Sarada Vijnanagita’, your latest offering! And it is equally futile to try to express my thanks and gratitude to you for remembering and sending it. I have seen many of your earlier publications. But I feel this is THE BEST, for various reasons which I need not elaborate.” —Swami B., Ramakrishna Order, India

“The ‘Introduction’ printed in the book is illuminating! You have collected all the 32 pictures of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi taken during her lifetime and have nicely inserted them in the book with appropriate titles. I would like to send my hearty congratulations for your endeavor! May Sri Sarada Devi, the Great Wonder, bless you, is my prayer!” —Swami Pramathananda, Toronto Vedanta Society

“What a wonderful gift you sent me! As you rightly felt, the tangible touch of the Mother’s holy feet is an experience which comes rarely to us. I remember reading in the Gospel that a deserving devotee was allowed to stroke/massage the holy feet of the Master or the Mother by Their own request. And here is the cover which can give us the same blessed experience! I feel Babaji has received a special blessing of our beloved Mother. No person without that could have written such an inspiring and innovating volume. It is my good fortune that I received the book. I read it breathlessly and felt blessed indeed. Many thanks to all of you at SRV.” —Dr. Sumita Roy, India

“The Sri Sarada Vijnanagita books arrived today. Congratulations! What a beautiful book. It will be cherished by all Holy Mother’s devotees. Only a true lover of Holy Mother could accomplish this task of gathering the essence of her thoughts and presenting it in a contemplative manner. May it reach all her children….” —Bhavatarini Ma, Jocelyne Nielsen, SRV San Francisco, Healing Center of San Francisco

“Just a very quick note so you will know how grateful I am to be able to read the Sarada Vijnanagita. I remember how affected I was by it when you first shared it with us and felt that same reaction when I opened the first page — even from the wonderful cover. I didn’t realize that it would have all the precious pictures of Holy Mother. I know I will turn to it every day as I do the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna for comfort and guidance and I think I will always start off by rereading the opening lines which just melt my heart so that all else falls away.” —Suzanne Boire, New Hampshire

“I am really enjoying the ‘Holy Mother book’ so peaceful… so musical…and oh such a beautiful way to capture the essence of Holy Mother, but revealing so much about that essence that has not come through to me in other writings about Holy Mother. Thank you so very much for that special treasure, I kept hearing music as I read it this past weekend under the redwood trees as the rain drops fell on the roof of the house I was staying at in the mountains in Sonoma County.” —Edward Davis, San Francisco