"If you want peace, then do not look into anybody's faults. Look into your own faults. Learn to make the world your own. No one is a stranger; the whole world is your own."
We spent several days discussing in detail the meaning of this statement. From the lesson, we read:
Mother's teaching on peace was her last message while still in the physical body. She spoke them very tenderly to a woman disciple who asked her, "what will become of us without you?" Mother's message to her is for all of us, and it contains everything essential for a peaceful life, even a life that culminates in Atmajnan - realization of oneself as Atman, Spirit.
The first two sentences of Mother's teaching are stated from the standpoint of cause and effect. They are instructions to help us create the conditions needed to refrain from creating negative karma. The last two sentences are instructions to us to see ourselves and everyone as Spirit, Atman.
Over the course of 5 days, we studied Sri Ramakrishna's teachings having to do with the Universality of Truth, the need of Holy Company, Discrimination between the Real and the unreal, and others. The following are excerpts from the teaching handouts with some notes.