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

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

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

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

Japan Tokyo – May 19-21 TRC Tokyo Ryutsu Center Second Exhibition Hall F 6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo 19 May (Mon) Morning Program: 11:00 20 May (Tue) Morning Program: 10:00 & Evening Program: 18:30 21 May (Wed) Morning Program: 10:00 & Evening Program: 18:30 North American program dates – 2014 Summer Seattle, Washington May 23 Public […]

Category : America 2014

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

3 April 2014, Manila, Philippines Amma donated $1 million U.S. to the Yolanda-Haiyan Multi-Donor Fund in the Office of the President of Philippines on April 2nd in Manila. After seeing the effects of Yolanda-Haiyan firsthand in November 2013, representatives from Embracing the World (ETW) along with Amma decided to donate $1 million U.S. to the […]

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