From Kamala's Personal Papers

From the Letters of the Dunlop's

 

Dunlop11Jan and Dave Dunlop shared a long and happy correspondence with Kamala as admirers of her books, The Flawless Mirror and later Priceless Precepts.

The words they wrote her which Kamala "treasured" were penned by Dave Dunlop and inspired by the "heart of hearts" phrase in one of Master's chants.

To clarify which words she so loved, on January 30, 1984 Kamala wrote in a followup postcard:

These are the melodic words:
"As you have wished us our Dream of Dreams in the stillness of our souls, so also we wish you the Grace of God in your heart of hearts."

From the Letters of LP

 

Lp1Note from LP: I am pleased to share this two-part correspondence I received from Kamala Silva in June of 1985.

Please note that Kamala sent me this card after I wrote her to thank her for writing The Flawless Mirror. I had just finished reading it a third time on Master's birthday, and felt compelled to thank Kamala for her great contribution to literature on Master.

Note from The Editors: LP asked us to use only initials on this submission and to blur the address on the postcard, which we have done. Kamala's typewritten and signed note in the upper corner of the second enclosure reads:

"The underlining was added many years ago as I studied our Guru's words and precepts for the Sunday Service which I prepared each week." Kamala

Second Edition Anxiety

 

CalendarWorking night and day since November on 2nd printing of book, I was so concerned about my delays in time - to printer, that I felt tension over it. Then I looked casually at a calendar beside me - and saw only these words standing out (just for me, then) on the page. "He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion." It brought indiscribable comfort that has continued. Pages went to printer on January 5th (Master's Birthday) have been in proofs - back for changes - and now - Febuary 8th returned - for printing this week.

A Story From Lawrence McGaugh

 

As he was struggling with the cancer that eventually took him to Master, our dear friend Lawrence McGaugh urged me to "get moving" with this tribute to Kamala. Every time I visited him, he'd repeat that we "really had to do it for Master." So we very much have Lawrence's urgings to thank for this site finally coming online.

Here's Lawrence's Kamala story, related to me only days before his passing:

You know I used to be into jazz and night life and all that, right? Well, some of those habits are hard to shake. But Master keeps on working on me, nevertheless.

One evening a few years back, I had been out to dinner with a lovely lady friend, and I had a glass of wine. When I got home, I was feeling pretty bad about myself. "Some yogi you are!" and that kind of thing sort of dragging me down. I sank into the sofa and started to brood about when I would finally get it together.

Now, I used to keep Kamala's book, The Flawless Mirror, on my coffee table, and I reached for it and started to read. Immediately, I felt better about myself, and as I read on, felt greatly uplifted.

Some time later, not sure how long, the room suddenly filled with this beautiful soft pink light, and I heard this beautiful female voice clearly say, "Great blessings come to all who read this book."

Nothing more than that.

So you tell me, was it Divine Mother? Kamala herself?

I don't know. All I know is that from that ... READ MORE

1959 - 1/12

 
Dreamed of being with Master a long, wonderful one - awoke so full of joy from the blessed contact.

1960 - 4/17

 
April 17th Easter. Meditation 6-8:30 Drove up to ski lift - snow everywhere except on road. Ate breakfast up there - seeing peak. Drive through pines to 7,800 elevation. My longing for all this - at Rainier or Hood came about at Shasta - more perfectly than I could imagine, and so completely unexpected. Each blessed wish granted. Thank You God and Guru. Thank You!

1980 - 7/14

 
After a week or so of practice can do the _____ tongue position again. Had let go due to other health problems. Glad to be able again, for Kriya practice.

1985 - 6/28

 
Tonight around 9:30 I was thinking of Master and the OM came so loud - prevading me with such a great peace. I was 'still' and absorbed in it - then of the loved words of the OM song - then to think of the centers - and then to remember so many special times with Master and his words to me. The times also in the super conscious state [during sleep] so wonderful. The peace fills my mind, feeling, body and thoughts. Thank you Master so much for your great blessings that are still with me as I write.

1987 - 10/5

 
The joy of God entered my heart during meditation tonight - most wonderful. In it the blessing of God, Master, and our Paramgurus. God so tangible - such a special blessing. Pure divine joy.