archive for August, 2004

Dance in the bliss of the remembrance of the lord

(28 Aug '04)

28 August 2004, Amritapuri Several thousand devotees came to Amritapuri for the traditional Onam festival. Amma sang and danced, gave darshan and served prasad lunch to more than 7000 people. For ten days preceding the festival, students of Amrita Institutions who reside at the ashram made large flower mandalas at the base of the steps […]

Category : Around Amma | Celebration

A rapidly spreading celebration

(28 Aug '04)

Amritapuri — Saturday, 28 August 2004 “What is it that is ancient and yet ever new?” Amma wanted to know. She was sitting on Her peetham before some 12,000 devotees, all of whom had come to celebrate Onam at Her ashram. Amma’s voice was casual, like that of a teacher posing questions to a group […]

Category : Around Amma | Messages of Amma | Onam

She had become one with them

(24 Aug '04)

Amritapuri — Tuesday, 24 August 2004 When you visit Amma’s orphanage at Parippally and speak about Amma with the children who live there, they never fail to mention one thing: Amma’s dancing. On holidays, such as Onam and Amma’s birthday, all 500 or so Parippally children come to Amritapuri — to listen to Amma’s bhajans, […]

Category : Around Amma | Orphanage

Ganesh Chaturthi 2004

(22 Aug '04)

Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated in Amritapuri on 22 August 2004.

Category : Ganesha Chaturthi | Photos

Onam celebration at Parippally

(20 Aug '04)

20 August 2004 — Parippally, Kerala For Malayalees all over the world, the coming of the fall month of Chingam brings with it sweet childhood memories—of time spent with family, of eating nice meals and, for many, of collecting flower petals with which to make colourful mandalas. All these are part of the month’s 10-day […]

Category : Celebration | Orphanage

Watch out for those green lights

(20 Aug '04)

Amritapuri — Friday, 20 August 2004 Today Amma came to give satsang to all the ashramites. One of the first questions put to Her was by a new visitor to the ashram. “Amma,” he said, “When I first came to the ashram I had a wonderful experience. I felt my aajnja chakra [third eye] open […]

Category : Around Amma | Ashram Life | Satsang

Give the body, live after your death

(17 Aug '04)

Amritapuri — Tuesday, 17 August 2004 On this meditation day, Amma was asked a question about the posthumous donation of organs to scientists and hospitals. “Does it effect the soul, whether the body is buried, cremated or donated?” the questioner wanted to know. Amma replied that what happens to a body after its death only […]

Category : Around Amma | Satsang