Every pore of my body
opened wide with longing.
Every atom vibrated the holy mantra.
My whole being rushed forth like a river
toward the Divine Mother. . . .
smiling and radiant. She merged into me.
All of creation I saw as one —
a tiny bubble in the vastness of Self.
And no longer did I imagine happiness
outside my own Self.

Amma , Messages from Amma by Janine Canan, translator