archive for September, 2001

Sw Ramakrishnanada visits South America – 2001

(30 Sep '01)

September 2001 Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri, one of Amma’s senior-most disciples, visited three countries in South America in late September 2001. Programmes were held in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. All programmes were well attended by large numbers of people eager to hear about Amma and fervently praying the Divine Mother Herself will one day visit in […]

Category : Ashram centers

Is it really tapas?

(30 Sep '01)

30 September 2001,Amritapuri In this day and age, when huge lorries can rumble from one end of the ashram to the other, you have to wonder why Mother still calls for sand seva. There is a long tradition of sand seva at Amritapuri. It began in the earliest days, when the ashram consisted of a […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2001

Be a zero to become a hero

(20 Sep '01)

Question: What is the first thing that is needed to advance on the spiritual path? Mother: When a flower is still a bud, we cannot experience its beauty or fragrance. The flower first has to blossom. It is useless to try to open it by force. We have to wait patiently for the bud to […]

Category : Satsang

Prayer really helps

(18 Sep '01)

Sept. 18, 2001 Amritapuri Tuesday is a day set aside for meditation at Amritapuri. It also provides a precious opportunity for all the residents to spend a few hours in Amma’s presence. At this time Amma can give all Her attention to answering questions and discussing spiritual matters with Her children. In the morning everyone […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2001

May no one ever commit such an atrocity again

(14 Sep '01)

Amma’s message to her children concerning the WTC 9/11 tragedy 14 Sep 2001, Amritapuri When some people act indiscriminately, countless innocent people suffer. Amma is extremely pained to hear that many of Her American children are suffering. Amma is praying for them. After Amma heard the news (8:00 p.m. Indian time/10:30 a.m. New York time), […]

Category : Messages of Amma

A week of special prayers

(14 Sep '01)

14 Sept 2001, Amritapuri After evening bhajans on Tuesday, Amma was informed of the terrible tragedy in America (9/11 at the World tade center, New York), which had occurred less than two hours before (due to the time difference of nine and a half hours, it was then around 8:00 pm at Amritapuri). She spoke […]

Category : Ashram Life | Disaster Relief

Midnight celebrations – Krishnasthami

(11 Sep '01)

After bhajans all the devotees took their dinner and, as Amma returned to the auditorium, settled down to watch a evening of performances including a dramatic, musical staging of the Bhagavad Gita, produced and performed by ashramites. Directly after the performances concluded, the reciting of the Srimad Bhagavatam, the Purana which describes the life of […]

Category : Celebration | Krishna Jayanthi