archive for March, 2005

The water is a delightful game

(16 Mar '05)

16 March 2005 — Amritapuri The 30 children from Alappad who are currently taking swimming lessons in the Ashram swimming pool came to Amma with a desire: Would Amma go swimming with them? Word got around pretty quick. Soon everywhere one went one would people talking in hushed yet excited tones: Did you hear? Amma […]

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

Sri Rama knew Sitas heart

(15 Mar '05)

15 March 2005 — Amritapuri The Puranas and Hindu epics are full of stories that seem simple on the surface, but upon deeper investigation reveal fathomless depth. This, in truth, is their greatness—the fact that everyone from a child to a scholar can hear them and come away with a meaning appropriate for their stage […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Satsang | Teachings

Buoyancy experiences: teaching tsunami kids how to swim

(15 Mar '05)

15 March 2005 — Amritapuri It was only a week after the tsunami that Amma first mentioned Her idea of providing swimming lessons for the village children in the Ashram swimming pool. Amma wanted to help the children to overcome their fear of water, as so many had become petrified of Mother Sea since the […]

Category : Tsunami

A different kind of party

(13 Mar '05)

Japanese College Students Build Houses for Tsunami victims 13 March 2005 — Edavanakkad, Ernakulam District, Kerala Ask your average college student what he or she intends to do on their vacation and most likely the response is going to involve some combination of the words “beach,” “dance” and “partying.” But about 100 students from Japan […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Bringing happiness & samskara into the lives of the Tsunami children

(12 Mar '05)

12 March 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala Every morning after breakfast you see him—with his book-bag slung around his shoulder, pedalling off the Ashram grounds on his bicycle, he could easily be taken for a student. But instead of textbooks, his bag carries collections of bhajans, and he is not heading off to […]

Category : Tsunami

An eagle comes for Amma’s bhajan

(11 Mar '05)

11 March 2005 , Amritapuri Om manusya-mrga-paksyadi sarva-samsevitanghraye namah (Salutations to the feet of She who is served by humans, animals, birds and all others.) It’s like something out of a fairy tale—but it happened. And not just once but many times, to hear Amma tell it. The eagles fed Her. It’s something to picture: […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005

Fight for Dharma, Amma asks journalism students

(4 Mar '05)

3 March 2005 , Amritapuri Journalism students get their first big interview “Newspapers are meant for dharma. And for the purpose of protecting dharma we have to live our dharma,” Amma said. She was talking to 15 students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s School of Journalism who She’d called to Her room after bhajans on 3rd […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Satsang