archive for January, 2005

Kerala CM meets Amma regarding on tsunami proposal

(30 Jan '05)

30 January 2005 — Amritapuri Hoping to get the reconstruction plan the Ashram has submitted to the government authorised, Amma held a meeting with Sri. Oommen Chandy, the Chief Minister of Kerala, today at Amritapuri. Amma conveyed to the chief minister the necessity of moving forward quickly with the reconstruction, explaining to him how traumatised […]

Category : Around Amma | Tsunami

Ashram presents house plan to the govt

(29 Jan '05)

Jan 29 2005 The Ashram presented a new house plan to the Kerala Government. The plan consists of two bed rooms, a kitchen, dining hall and a toilet on the ground floor and a bed room on the first floor. The building will be built on concrete piling with belt foundation. Turiyamritananda inaugurated the shelter […]

Category : Tsunami

The heat of fire coolsdown in Amma’s arms

(29 Jan '05)

29 January 2005, Amritapuri Amma took the photograph, looked deeply into the eyes of the four-year-old boy it pictured and gently kissed his forehead. She then took the next photo—this one of a girl in pig tails—and did the same. There were around 70 in all, so it took some time. These were photographs of […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Disaster Relief

Consoling the distraught in Sri Lanka

(28 Jan '05)

28 January 2005 — Sri Lanka Among the people coming for Amma’s darshan in Amritapuri have been a number from Sri Lanka, the tiny island country a stone’s throw from India’s southern tip where more than 30,000 people were killed by the tsunami. They’ve been begging Amma to come to them, to bless the half […]

Category : Tsunami

Advaita & the Tsunami

(28 Jan '05)

28 January 2005 , Amritapuri Advaita it is such a simple word. It means “not two.” But within this simple conjunction is cradled the entirety of spirituality. It is the reminder that things are not diverse, as they seem, but One. Man and Nature? Not two. Creator and Creation? Not two. Inside and outside? Not […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Satsang | Tsunami

“My hands have been tied”

(26 Jan '05)

26 January 2005 ,Amritapuri Today marks one month. One month since the tsunami came. One month since everything changed for millions in South East Asia. 250,000—this is the death toll. But what about the number of people sent into mourning? What about the number of people rendered homeless? What about the number who lost their […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Satsang | Tsunami

Sri Lankan government invites Amma to bring peace to the island

(22 Jan '05)

22 January 2005 — Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri. K.N. Douglas Devananda—the Honourable Minister of Agricultural Marketing Development, Co-operative Development, Hindu Affairs and Minister Assisting Education and Vocational Training—invited Her Holiness Sri Mata Amritanandamayi to Sri Lanka “to bless Sri Lankans of all faiths and races and to bring peace and prosperity in their lives.” In […]

Category : Tsunami