Amma’s teachings on Spiritual practices

ecstatic AmmaThese are some random quotes of Amma on Sadhana, spiritual practice, and qualities we need as human beings especially for spiritual aspirants.

We can become divine or demonic. Cultivate the virtuous qualities within for the benefit of yourself and the world around.

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.....posts from 'Sadhana'


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, […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Sadhana | Satsang

Spiritual investment will never go waste

(30 May '11)

23 May 2011,  Amritpauri Every year before the USA yatra, Amma holds a meeting for all the ashramites. This is the time of the year when she shares her vision on the working of the institutions, point out shortcomings, suggesting the modus operandi we need to pursue and tips on sadhana. This year also was […]

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Category : Around Amma | Ashram Life | Sadhana | Satsang

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 […]

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Category : Sadhana | Symbolism

Time loss is a loss forever

(10 Feb '10)

Amma on the practicality of Spiritual practices 1 Feb 2010, Amritapuri Amma’s walk to the beach is a welcome sign for many ashramites and visitors. Sad faces blossom into smiles, surprised looks turn into glee. Such is the presence of Amma. The very evening becomes a festival. Last Monday evening the bell rang at 5 […]

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Category : Around Amma | Sadhana | Satsang

Go beyond the mind

(31 Jul '06)

31 July 2006 — Amritapuri Amma had been giving darshan in North America for two months. Regardless, the day after her return to Amritapuri, she promptly came to the temple to give her first meditation and question-and-answer session with the ashram residents. When Amma is in Amritapuri, the brahmacharins and householder devotees who live here […]

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Category : Around Amma | Sadhana | Satsang

Observance of customs, vows and rituals: Amma says

(8 Nov '04)

Acharas are Necessary for a Sadhak’s Progress “Acharas (observance of customs) are necessary for a sadhak’s (spiritual aspirant) progress. Just as there is a way to act in front of a policemen, there is also a way to conduct oneself before a Guru, elders or in a temple or holy place. Customs will instil a […]

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Category : Sadhana

Prayer: Tuning to God

(8 Jul '04)

Amma says:- “Only in the depth of pure silence can we hear God’s voice.” “God is compassion. He is waiting at the door of every heart. He is an uninvited guest everywhere, because whether you call Him or not, He is there. Whether you are a believer or a nonbeliever, He is within you uninvited. […]

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Category : 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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Category : Sadhana

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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Category : Sadhana

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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Category : Sadhana
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