God is love and love personified is Sarada.
For all creatures in Nature, the
greatest relationship is the mother-child relationship. No medium
can adequately express the sublime experience of a motherís love.
With the exception of great beings who have transcended gender
difference, the females of all species express their motherly
tenderness in varying degrees. If only one can imagine the
aggregate of these expressions, one may get a glimpse of the
immeasurable love of the Universal Mother.
The fortunate ones who had met Sri
Sarada Devi and the blessed ones who were exposed to her message
experienced this love.
She was simultaneously an ideal
wife, mother, guru, householder and sanyasini (nun). At the age of
five, she was married to Sri Ramakrishna, older by eighteen years,
undergoing a tempest of spiritual sadhanas. The unique marriage
remained unconsummated; but became easily the greatest of marriages,
the partners supporting each other to reach the highest spiritual
Sri Sarada Devi was a grand
companion in the noble mission of Sri Ramakrishna. He in turn
worshipped the Divine Mother in the person of his wife and thus
demonstrated that marriage need not be an impediment to the
spiritual progress of either.