archive for July, 2002


Guru Purnima with Amma in Amritapuri

(24 Jul '02)

Today marked the second time in 15 years that Amma has been in Amritapuri for Guru Purnima, the day of paying homage to the lineage of Guru. And as Amma only arrived in India three days ago, it is as much homecoming as holy day – with thousands of devotees taking their first darshan of […]

Category : Celebration | Guru Purnima

No rust for our Guru

(24 Jul '02)

It is better to get worn out rather than rust away. This is what Amma desires

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2002

She is carrying them in her heart

(23 Jul '02)

23 July 2002,Amritapuri After returning from Her US Tour, some of the first things Amma talked about were the devotion, surrender and self-sacrifice of Her American children. “The tour was sweet,” She said. “The hearts of the people were filled with devotion.” Amma went on to tell Her Amritapuri children that when She left America, […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2002

Mother and Guru returns

(21 Jul '02)

21 July 2002,Amritapuri One could hear the excitement in the temple bell as it sounded — three times in quick succession. It hadn’t rung thus in more than two months. Three bells means Amma. Amma had returned from Her US Tour. Actually, the scene was much the same as it was back in May — […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2002

The miracle of the children

(13 Jul '02)

13 July 2002, Rhode Island Retreat When little kids get together, being little kids, each is immersed in his or her own wants. After all, “Let me!” and “I want to!” and “Me first!” are some of the first sentences children learn. It was really no different in Rhode Island when the little ones gathered […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2002

Separation?

(13 Jul '02)

13 July 2002, Rhode Island Retreat It might have been meditation time, but before things got serious and silent, Mother was laughing and pointing… She drew everyone’s attention to a man watching Her through binoculars. “Where there is love,” She said, “there is no distance.” The people ranged around Amma on the grassy hillside at […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2002

Foster Mothers

(11 Jul '02)

11 July 2002, New York City “Let me show the picture to Mother. She’ll love it!” “No, no, look how busy She is; I wouldn’t want to interfere,” said the soft-spoken woman. “But I know She’ll love to see this, and to know your story.” “I did mean to show it to Her, but I […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2002
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