.....posts from 'Around Amma 2001'
(25 Dec '01)
25December 2001,Amritapuri When you wake to the sound of tropical birds, and soon find yourself sweaty from the heat and humidity, and when you look out over the palm tree tops to the Arabian Sea as you hear the Names of Devi wafting upwards from the temple below, it takes a little time before you […]
(22 Dec '01)
22 December, 2001 As you may know, Amma spends more than half of every year travelling across the globe, that all of Her children might see Her at least once a year. She has been everywhere from Reunion Island to Russia, from Singapore to Santa Fe, and of course to cities and villages big and […]
(18 Dec '01)
Amma stood there and looked out over all those faces, all those hands, and the only way to say what happened is: love poured from Her Face, Her Eyes, Her Self.
(15 Dec '01)
15December 2001,Amritapuri On Onam, Ram found Mother’s hand-washing basin on the table beside Her and proceeded to snort up a trunkful, spraying water onto everyone in the vicinity. He certainly delighted in the laughter and attention that ensued; but what he didn’t know was that he was actually beginning a new chapter in his life […]
(2 Dec '01)
2December 2001, Amritapuri Even last night, the ashram was awash with anticipation. Last minute preparations were concluded, brahmacharis and brahmacharinis returning from branch ashrams and visitors streamed through the gates, and everywhere could be felt a palpable sense of joy. Everyone knew that the very next day, their Mother was returning. By noon, brahmacharinis and […]
(26 Nov '01)
Amma walks among Her Children 26November 2001 Wherever Amma travels in the world, the basic shape of Her programmes is the same: She generally arrives by car, stops briefly at the entrance to the venue for the traditional Indian cultural greeting for respected persons (a pada puja and a garlanding), then walks down a central […]
(9 Nov '01)
9 November 2001,Toulon, France Amma cooperates with a baby Amma plays hide and seek with a child Amma leads the arati during the Atma Puja Little girls selling flowers 13November, 2001,Torino, Italy Fire-fighters come for darshan. They asked Amma to pray for their fellow fire-fighters in New York. Amma sits for meditation.