archive for July, 2001


The rainbow

(31 Jul '01)

31July,2001 Amritapuri Ordinarily, there is not even a single cubic foot of empty space near Mother. There is something so delicious about being as close as possible to Mother that if there WERE a cubic foot of space, someone would fill it. But on Tuesday when Mother finished satsang and began to share lunch with […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2001

The real thing

(30 Jul '01)

30July 2001,Amritapuri Mother has been home barely a week, after Her six-week Japan/USA tour. Already She must have hugged nearly twenty thousand people. The very first day She was home – the sort of day when most of us would want to rest, unpack, get over jet lag, She came out and embraced many who […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2001

Show behind the ‘Today’s Show’

(10 Jul '01)

10 July 2001, New York “Judith, why am I crying?” It was the voice of a camera person who had been filming the Today Show’s interview of Amma and Judith Cornell, author of Mother’s new biography, “Amma: Healing the Heart of the World”. She had just been hugged by Amma. Judith answered succinctly: “That’s no […]

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On Guru: Amma says

(9 Jul '01)

“Satsang and spiritual books have the power to turn our minds towards good thoughts. That alone, however, will not enable us to go forward with steady steps. Ordinary physicians will examine the patient and prescribe medicines. But if an operation is required, one has to see a surgeon. Likewise, to rid our minds of all […]

Category : Guru | Sadhana

The Guru Principle

(9 Jul '01)

Na Guroradhikam Tattvam Na Guroradhikam tapah Tattvajnanat param nasti Tasmai Sri Gurave namah. – Guru Gita If we read the lives of the great saints and spiritual seekers, we will see that, to many of them, the word “Guru” signifies the summum bonum of spiritual attainments and the divine grace responsible for it. It is […]

Category : Guru

Importance of the Guru

(9 Jul '01)

The Vedas and Shastras declare that it is impossible for anyone to achieve Self-Realization without the help of a Satguru. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna enjoins upon Arjuna, Tadviddhi pranipatena pariprashnena sevaya Upadekshayanti te jnanam jnaninah tattva-darshinah. ‘If you wish to know the truth of the Paramatman you must seek such Masters who have […]

Category : Guru

Devotion to the Guru

(9 Jul '01)

The true shishya (disciple) considers his Guru to be God Himself. The Guru Gita says that devotion to the Guru is one of the highest virtues of a seeker and cannot be obtained by those whose minds are impure or unfit for it. The shishya is protected by his Guru from all the dangers that […]

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