archive for August, 2001


Ever fresh

(9 Aug '01)

9August 2001,Amritapuri Bhajans sound different tonight. What is it? Oh, we hear only the delicate voices of women. No men. Few instruments. No Amma. Why is that? Because Amma is at the pool. Yes, at about five, She went over to the pool, welcoming all the women and children to accompany Her. Then, around six-thirty […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2001

Ram is growing up!

(5 Aug '01)

5 August 2001,Amritapuri Mother is still playing with Ram the baby elephant after bhajans, but the scene is changing, because Ram is growing! He is much bigger and seems to have matured, not that he is old but he does seem to have more dignity and a certain bearing. Now the crowds who gather after […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2001

Rakhi: its meaning and significance

(5 Aug '01)

Raksha Bandhan is a popular festival celebrated across the country. Irrespective of caste and creed people from all walks of life participate in this festival. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the lunar month Shravana (Shravana Poornima) which also coincides with Upa-karma (changing the sacred thread for the brahmins, Avani Avittom in […]

Category : festivals

Binoculars of love

(3 Aug '01)

3August 2001, Amritapuri Have you ever watched Amma’s eyes while She is giving darshan? They seem to have the remarkable ability to be fully concentrated in two or even three directions at once: She will be connecting closely with the person She is holding (you know that feeling that shoots through you when Amma’s eyes […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2001

The notebook

(3 Aug '01)

3 August 2001,Amritapuri Have you seen diligent devotees writing line after line, page after page, of fine, tiny script in a notebook? Then they take the notebooks to Mother, an offering of their sadhana (spiritual practice). It is a notebook filled, every inch of space covered, with mantras. A few days ago, there was a […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2001
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