About the Author
Shree Maa has been devoted to God from her childhood. Leaving home at an early age, she performed sadhana in Kamakhya, in the regions of the Northeastern State of Assam in India. She sat most of the time in the silence of deep meditation, speaking very little, and eating practically nothing, only sandal paste mixed with water, basil leaves and occasional juice fed to her by devotees. Her body weight reduced to little more than sixty pounds. People who saw her in deep communion with God for hours and days at a time, called her the Goddess of the Mountain, the Goddess of the River, or simply Shree Maa, the Respected Holy Mother.
After several years, she began to roam throughout India worshiping in temples, forests, fields and homes. And she began to sing. Sometimes she would sing all night, and devotees would gather to be in the presence of this holy woman whose entire life is worship.
In 1984, she came to America, and now lives a very simple life dedicated to daily worship. Fame and wealth could easily be hers, but she wants nothing to do with them, preferring to own very little, and to offer all to God.
Like Ramprasad, she declines the offers of temples and ashrams, preferring the solitude of her spiritual discipline. She chooses to spend her days in worship, meditation and service, teaching that all the acts of life can be service to God and expressions of devotion. Shree Maa’s realization is an example, an inspiration, a gift. Like Ramprasad, her bhava comes from pure intuitive experience. Her message transcends all boundaries as she builds bridges across continents, cultures and creeds.
Original Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Devi Mandir Publications; First edition (January 1, 2007)
Shreemaa Reader source code available under GPL license as we use the MuPDF libraries which are Copyright 2006-2013 Artifex Software, Inc.