archive for October, 2000

Scripture classes

(15 Oct '00)

When Amma leaves for Her world tours, the ashram continues to be a hub of activity. Recently a brilliant, visiting lecturer, Swami Anubhavananda, conducted classes at the ashram. Mixing humour and dramatic language, his talks inspired profound reflection. He gave lectures on Srimad Bhagavad Gita and on ‘Panchadasi’ a Vedantic text. He spoke for four […]

Category : Ashram Life

bring God into our hands, our tongue and our hearts

(12 Oct '00)

(from Amma’s benedictory address delivered on the occasion of her 44th birthday celebration) Countless people of different natures come to Mother. Many of them have family problems, most of which are related to trivial matters. If only we had a little patience, many problems could be solved or avoided. One day a couple came to Mother. […]

Category : Messages of Amma

Good actions bring good results, bad actions bring bad results

(12 Oct '00)

(From Amma’s benedictory address delivered on the occasion of her 44th birthday celebration) It is said that our life should be like an eye, for the eye has the ability to adjust its power of vision. Whether the object is far away or nearby, the eye adjusts itself in order to get a clear view. So […]

Category : Messages of Amma

Roses and Thorns

(9 Oct '00)

9 – 11 October 2000, Zurich After leaving Helsinki, Mother reached Zurich on Sunday evening, October 8. Her stop in Switzerland was for 3 days. The programs were held in Dietikon one of Zurich’s suburbs and the hall was near the main highway to Bern, making it easy to reach from other cities in Europe. […]

Category : Around Amma

Deepavali – the festival of Lights

(7 Oct '00)

India is a land of festivals where you will see at least one major festival each month. Deepavali (or Diwali) which literally means “rows of lamps” is one of the four main festivals of India. Throughout the world all Hindus celebrate Deepavali or Diwali with great pomp and enthusiasm. The celebration of Diwali lasts six […]

Category : festivals

Patience leads to Love

(6 Oct '00)

6 – 7 October 2000, Helsinki, We were a total of 40 devotees receiving Amma at the airport. When She arrived, She gave us a long beautiful darshan. Although all the travelling group was tired after 48 hours of travel, Amma was fresh like a rose – as always. We felt Amma’s visit this year […]

Category : Around Amma

Darshan to the Snakes

(4 Oct '00)

4 October 2000, Colombo En route to Finland, the first stop before the European portion of Mother’s winter tour was a layover in Colombo, Sri Lanka. That’s where the snakes had darshan! The members of the tour group had gathered at the beach and were waiting for Amma to come to meditate with Her, when […]

Category : Around Amma