.....posts from 'Symbolism'

Amma on Lord Shiva

(12 Feb '10)

This is a select collection of sayings on Lord Shiva taken from Amma’s messages, talks and books. ******* Some believe that Lord Shiva is at Kashi alone or Lord Krishna is only in Brindavan. Dear children, do not think that God is confined to the four walls of a temple or a place. He is […]

Category : Sadhana | Symbolism

For 6000 euros, could you hatch an egg?

(5 Dec '05)

5 December 2005 – Amritapuri “If someone were to say to you, ‘I will give you 6,000 euros if you can hatch this egg for me right now,’ would you be able to do it?” Amma asked. “Or what if they were to give you a flower bud and then tell you that they will […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Meditation Classes | Satsang | Symbolism

Adi Sankaracharya: The Jagadguru of Advaita

(20 Jan '02)

The guru-disciple paramparas1 of India are like malas2 strung with gems; each jewel is precious and invaluable. Still, some shine with an attention-commanding splendor. Sri Adi Sankaracarya was such a diamond. Sri Sankara’s accomplishments were many, but he is singled out because his brilliant commentaries on the prasthana-trayam—upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Brahma Sutras—crystallized the […]

Category : Symbolism

Lord Ganesha: his birth story, symbolism meaning and practice

(9 Aug '00)

The birth of Ganesha One day Goddess Parvati was at home on Mt.Kailash preparing for a bath. As she didn’t want to be disturbed, she told Nandi, her husband Shiva’s Bull, to guard the door and let no one pass. Nandi faithfully took his post, intending to carry out Parvati’s wishes. But, when Shiva came […]

Category : Symbolism

Sri Krishna, Amma & the cow

(8 Aug '00)

Symbolism of the cow Due to the wise example and guidance of India’s ancient Rishis (Seers), who established the habit of honouring all aspects of life, cows, through their symbiotic relationship with people, were naturally given a high place in Indian culture. This high status was reinforced and high-lighted with the advent of Sri Krishna […]

Category : Symbolism

Sri Krishna

(8 Aug '00)

In 3228 BCE in Mathura, India, a child was born who was destined to reshape the spiritual and temporal destiny of mankind—Sri Krishna. In his 125 years of life, Sri Krishna made an indelible impression upon mankind’s collective consciousness—re-educating the world about devotion and dharma as well as the ultimate reality. His life was a […]

Category : Symbolism