.....posts from 'Teachings'


Amma Initiates Pongala Festival at Srayikkad Temple

(2 May '14)

2 May 2014 – Srayikkad, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam At the request of local villagers, Amma initiated the Rohini Pongala Festival at the Paschimeshwaram Temple in Srayikkad this morning. Around 8:00 a.m. Amma walked the two kilometres up Beach Road to the Paschimeshwaram Temple in Srayikkad. The villagers had decorated the roadway with streamers, rangoli, flower […]

Category : Around Amma 2014 | Satsang

What is Sakshi Bhava?

(20 Apr '14)

Friday, 18 April 2014 – Amritapuri Seashore Meditation and Question & Answer Question: Amma, what is sakshi bhava [witness attitude]? Is it no emotions? No sadness, no happiness? Or is it constant bliss? Once, some time back, I was depressed, and then I didn’t really feel anything. In a way, it was like being a […]

Category : Satsang

We must always have a place for others in our heart

(17 Apr '14)

16 April 2014, Ashramam, Kollam Amma was invited to light the lamp and inaugurate this year’s Kollam Pooram, a massive annual temple festival hosted by the Sree Krishna temple, Asramam. Attended by a large number of people, the festival is marked by delightful spectacles including elephants colourfully decorated with rapidly inter-changing ceremonial umbrellas (kudamattom), traditional […]

Category : Messages of Amma

Vishukkani – Even in the midst of difficult times, happiness can be found

(15 Apr '14)

15 April 2014, Amritapuri Excerpted from Amma’s message during the occasion of the Vishu Celebrations at Amritapuri Vishu is a festival that is deeply connected to our culture and to nature. When we hear the word Vishu, what first come to mind are images of the golden kanikkonna flower and vishukkani. The importance placed on […]

Category : Around Amma 2014 | festivals | Messages of Amma

Sri Rama is an excellent role model of dharma and values

(15 Apr '14)

Amma’s message on Sri Rama Navami Children, when adharma is at its peak and dharma is disappearing, avataras take birth to uphold dharma. Thousands of years ago, Sri Rama, who was born on the ninth day of the month Chaitra, is believed to be dharma itself in a human form. Avataras teach humankind through the […]

Category : Messages of Amma

Spiritual practices set you free

(10 Apr '14)

Monday, 7 April 2014, Amritapuri, Seashore Meditation and Question & Answer Question: Amma, how can I have self-discipline without being too hard on myself? Amma: Daughter, if you have the desire to build a house, what will you do? You will think about how you want it to look, you will sit with the architect, […]

Category : Around Amma 2014 | Sadhana | Satsang

Brahman is the Principle of Love

(6 Apr '14)

04 April 2014, Amritapuri Seashore Meditation and Question & Answer Session Question: Amma, if everything is Brahman—if I am Brahman, you are Brahman, the microphone is Brahman—then what is the need for all these spiritual practices aimed at purifying the mind? Amma: Son, tap water is water, the water in the backwaters is water, seawater […]

Category : Around Amma 2014 | Satsang
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