Our lives depend on the well being of the whole – Mata Amritanandamayi



Our true nature is like the sky, not the clouds. Our true nature is like the ocean, not the waves. Clouds and waves come and go. The sky and the ocean remain.

Our lives depend on the well being of the whole. Therefore, it is one of our foremost duties to lovingly care for all living things.

See how easily nature overcomes obstacles. If there is a stone in the path of a tiny ant, the ant just walks around the stone and continues on its way. If there is a rock where a tree is growing, the tree simply grows around the rock. In the same way, a river flows around a log that is blocking its path. We, too, should learn to adapt to all the circumstances in life, overcoming them with patience and enthusiasm.

To worship everything – seeing God in all – is what religion advises. Such an attitude teaches us to love nature.
– Mata Amritanandamayi