archive for October, 2006

May your hearts blossom

(10 Oct '06)

Munich, Germany — 10 October 2006 Moving through the city of Munich one sees sculpted lions—stone, copper, iron—on almost every street corner. Munich is famous for its lions, as Berlin is famous for its bears. The lion, however, is special to devotees of the Divine Mother, as the goddess Durga is depicted as seated on […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

Amma in Munich 2006

(6 Oct '06)

Amma visited Munich, Germany from 6-8 October  

Category : Around Amma 2006 | Europe 2006

Anytime, anywhere… anything is possible for Amma

(4 Oct '06)

4 October 2006, 4:45 am, Amritapuri 3:30 a.m.: The bell rings for archana, a little earlier than usual. Some ashram residents haven’t slept, as they have been helping out with last-minute packing for the tour. The other sleepyheads were keeping awake in anticipation of Amma’s early-morning departure. 4:45 a.m.: The bell rings thrice, a clear […]

Category : Around Amma | Ashram | Ashram Life

Vidyarambham by Amma

(2 Oct '06)

2 Oct 2006 Amma initiates babies into the world of alphabets, first lessons of tabla, harmonium and veena during Vijaya Dashami celebrations. At Amritapuri, the ceremony involves tracing each letter of the alphabet in a plate of rice or even in sand on the ground. Traditionally, the writing was alternately done on the tongue with […]

Category : Navaratri | Videos

Victorious beginners: importance and meaning of Navaratri festival

(2 Oct '06)

Amma’s message on Vijayadashami day 2nd October 2006 Amritapuri Navaratri is a festival that is celebrated all over India. The word nava-ratri itself means “nine nights.” We are presently living in the night-i.e. in darkness, in the darkness of ignorance. The Navaratri Puja signifies the removal of this internal darkness and the dawning of the […]

Category : Messages of Amma | Navaratri | Videos