.....posts from 'Sadhana'


Amma on Selfless serivce

(8 Jul '04)

“The beauty and charm of selfless love and service should not die away from the face of this earth. The world should know that a life of dedication is possible, that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible.” “Behind all great and unforgettable events is the heart. Love and a selfless […]

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Amma on different Spiritual paths

(8 Jul '04)

“Though there are many paths, there are mainly only four: bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion), karma yoga (yoga of action), jnana yoga (yoga of knowledge) and raja yoga (yoga of controlling the mind and senses). The purpose of all yogas is control of the mind, which means thoughts. Whatever may be the path, attainment of […]

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Amma on Scriptures

(8 May '04)

“Along with sadhana (spiritual practices), study of the scriptures is also necessary. It will give you more clarity and understanding. It will also help you to discriminate properly when an obstacle arises.” “What we call scriptures are meant to help us travel without getting lost. We can reach a place in one hour instead of […]

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on God: Amma says

(8 Nov '03)

God’s Presence “To say that there is no God is like saying ‘I have no tongue’ with your own tongue.” “God is very close to you, that is why you cannot see Him. Is it possible to see our own face without the aid of a mirror? And will it be possible to see our […]

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on Faith: Amma says

(8 Nov '03)

During her childhood, Mother and the children from the nearby houses used to play a game. Everyone would hit one person’s palm and then run. The person who comes to catch us cannot do anything if we reach a certain coconut tree and stand there touching it. He can catch us only when we stand […]

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Amma on Meditation and concentration

(8 Aug '03)

Children, don’t try to still your mind by force when you sit for meditation

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Bhajans, the devotional singing

(8 May '03)

“Bhajans are prayers in the form of songs, rich in meaning and full of devotional content. When one sings a bhajan wholeheartedly, they completely forget themselves and become one with their longing for the divine; this is meditation. In this modern age with distractions galore, traditional meditation and contemplation are not possible for everybody, but […]

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