18 May 2006 – kaimanam, Trivandrum, Kerala
On the first night of Amma’s Trivandrum Brahmasthanam Festival, P. Parameswaran, the Director of Bharatiya Vichara Kendra, and Vellappilli Nateshan, the General Secretary of Sri Narayana Dharma Paripalana Sangham, were both on hand to offer their prostrations and words of praise to Amma.
“In this hottest final days of summer, we are all praying for the kaala-varsham [the time of the monsoon], but the rains are yet to come,” Parameswaran said. “Instead Amma has brought amrita-varsham [shower of ambrosia] to Trivandrum. Throughout the world, wherever Amma goes, she brings the relief of her amrita-varsham. The Universal Mother sees no differences between people of different lands.”
“Why are people coming to see Amma? To see Amma itself is why they come. In truth, we don’t know what we need in life. A child may ask his mother for fire. He does not know its dangers. But the mother knows what he needs. I never asked Amma for anything. But she knows and she is giving me what I need.”
“Today the Hindu children are orphans. They have no one to guide them or take care of them. They are praying to Amma to uplift them and bless them.”