25 May 2006, Amritapuri
Amma left Amritapuri this evening for her two month long Japan – USA programmes. For the past few days Amma had been meeting the Ashram residents seperately. Before leaving for the Japan – USA tour Amma had a meeting with all of the ashram residents, giving instructions on how all were to maintain individual discipline, do sadhana, their specefic seva and also the ongoing tsunami rehabilitation work.
As Amma’s car moved slowly out of the ashram Amma extended her hand to her children lined up to bid her farewell – a final touch of love for all of her children in Amritapuri, to be treasured in their hearts for the two months that she is away.