.....posts from 'Around Amma 2004'

A roof for the roofless

(27 Sep '04)

Monday, 27 September 2004 — Amritapuri Amma’s 51st birthday was a very special day for Kalidasi Paul from West Bengal. Hailing from India’s poorest of the poor, a meal was a daily struggle. Most days, she had to make do with just a handful of puffed rice and lots of water to appease her hunger. […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | Birthday | Free Housing

Amma has a desire

(21 Sep '04)

Amma’s Messages on 2004 International peace day Tuesday, 21 September 2004—Amritapuri We should not turn the world into a desert. We should not allow love and compassion to totally dry up. If that happens, the human race will cease to exist. This beautiful world will become a forest full of human animals. Seeing today’s situation, […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | international forum | Messages of Amma

Pray one minute for world peace

(10 Sep '04)

10 September 2004 — Cochin, Kerala “God’s power is the only source in which humankind can take refuge when they realize that self effort and its results are limited. In today’s world, we have reached a point where peace is no longer attainable through human effort alone. In fact, the current condition is such that […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004 | Messages of Amma

World peace is not possible by human effort alone

(9 Sep '04)

9 September 2004 — Cochin, Kerala “Usually, only when our human efforts fail, do we approach God,” Amma said in Her morning satsang at the Brahmasthanam Festival in Cochin. “The current status of the world is such that world peace is not possible through human effort alone. Therefore, we have to pray for God’s grace. […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | Ashram

Devi bhava ushers in Krishnajayanti

(5 Sep '04)

5 – 6 September 2004 — Amritapuri When the doors to the temple opened Sunday night Amma was seated on Her chair wearing a yellow sari. Yellow is the color Krishna wore. As darshan went on way past sunrise the next morning, Krishnajayanti, it was very fitting. Throughout Devi Bhava, the swamis sang many Krishna […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | Krishna Jayanthi

Independence Day 2004

(15 Aug '04)

Independence day was celebrated in Amritapuri with Amma on 15 August 2004 Students of Amrita University (Amritapuri campus) celebrate India’s 57th Independence Day at the Ashram, paying their tribute and respect to this great land of Bharat. Lamps were lit along India’s border and flowers marked Her seven sacred rivers. The students danced, sang patriotic […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | Photos

Amma at the World Parliament of Religions 2004

(13 Jul '04)

Addressing the parliament, Amma said, “The greatest tragedy in life is not death; the greatest tragedy takes place when our talents and capabilities are underutilized and allowed to rust while we are living. When we use the wealth obtained from nature, it diminishes; but when we use the wealth of our inner capabilities, it increases.” […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | international forum