Malayalam pathikkamo, Amme?

Seattle, Washington — Friday, 4 June 2004

Friday night in Seattle, one of Amma’s teenaged daughters from Canada came to Her with a question. “Amma, can I study Malayalam?” Amma gave Her a big smile and nodded Her head “yes!”

Three hours later when Amma was leaving the darshan hall, the same girl was standing there at the exit. Apparently she had been studying a few lines in Malayalam over and over again for the past two hours. So as Amma walked by, She quickly tried out Her new lines. Amma seemed delighted at the simple sentences.

She stopped and told every one how She remembered when this girl and Her sister were just tiny babies and used to fall asleep on Amma’s belly.

What a memorable first language lesson for Amma’s daughter.