1 September 2005 — Amritapuri
When the night’s bhajans finished, Amma’s voice came once more over the microphone:
“Amma would like all of her children to pray for the peace for those who died and for those who lost their loved ones in the recent stampede in Iraq and in the flooding in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina.”
“Pray that the anger and hatred in the hearts of all those who are creating terror, war and conflict in the world be transformed into repentance, forgiveness, understanding and love.”
As Amma has said repeatedly since the tsunami, Nature is clearly out of balance, reacting to the adharmic (unrighteous) actions of man. “Nature’s fury is not yet abated.” Amma asked everyone to pray so that “what would be a hurricane be transformed into a gentle breeze.”
She then led everyone in the chanting of Om three times, as well as the chanting of lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu for several minutes.