.....posts from 'Teachings'


Negotiating the Supermarket of the Mind

(6 Jun '14)

June 5, 2014 — San Ramon, California, USA Extracted from Amma’s question-and-answer session in San Ramon Question: I have a question about negative thoughts and emotions. I find myself wondering what the right attitude is and how to prevent negative thoughts and emotions from affecting my life and affecting others. Amma: When you go into […]

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Seeing everything as God is real puja bhava – Amma

(17 May '14)

15 May 2014 – Amritapuri It was the day before Amma would leave on her two-month Japan-North America Tour. Amma was meeting all the ashramites in the Kali Temple for a final meeting. After addressing several administrative- and seva-related matters, Amma suddenly raised a question: “What is the relevance in doing puja?” Apparently, someone had […]

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Even in failure there is a lesson to learn – Amma

(12 May '14)

​Amma Addresses 2,000 10th Standard Students as Part of Sadgamaya Summer Camp May 10, 2014 – Amritapuri There are two types of education: education for earning a living and education for life. When we study in college, striving to become a doctor, a lawyer or an engineer—that is education for earning a living. But education […]

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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 […]

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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
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