Mother Teresa and Lifetime

I finished reading Mother Teresa's Come Be My Light, last night. My perspective on this book is that she was not depressed or lacking faith at any time in her life but that she had actually attained what catholic mystic Bernadette Roberts calls “No-Self”,. Mother Teresa's life was a unitive life, in which her will was united with Gods will. I believe that she experienced a taste of what ultimate reality is and she had to live out the remainder of her life with the knowledge and separation from God.

On a side note, one of the most popular quotes from this book is: “If I ever become a Saint—I will surely be one of “darkness.” I will continually be absent from Heaven—to lit the light of those in darkness on earth.” That quote is very similar to the Bodhisattva vow to reincarnate until all beings achieve enlightenment. Something to ponder for people interested in interfaith dialogue.

*** In the middle of writing this post I discovered Randy Pausch – Lecture of a lifetime.****

"If you live your life the right way the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you".
– Randy Pausch – Lecture of a lifetime.

This lecture is the perfect bookend after reading Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light.