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Amma presents Gandhi-King award to Mwai Kibaki

23 October 2003 — Nairobi, Kenya Her Holiness Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) presented the prestigious Gandhi-King award for Non-Violence for the year 2003 to His Excellency the President of Kenya, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, today at the State House Gardens, Nairobi, Kenya. Also present were the First Lady Her Excellency Mrs. Lucy Kibaki, the Honourable Vice […]


Africa receives IAM Meditation Technique®

October 2003, Nairobi Just a few days before Amma came to Kenya to present the Gandhi-King Award to Mr. Mwai Kabaki, the President of Kenya, Amma held a one-day public darshan program. Afterwards, Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, one of Amma’s senior brahmacharis, conducted the IAM Technique® meditation course in Nairobi. Here are some responses from the […]


If wealthy make up their minds, could alleviate poverty

Question: Amma, you went through a lot of suffering in your childhood. When you see people suffering, do you remember those days? Amma: Is there anyone who hasn’t suffered in his life? It is true that Amma had to go through many hardships in Her childhood. But she didn’t think of it as suffering. Amma’s […]

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This is the same woman

11-12 October 2003, Helsinki, Finland Amma’s visit to Helsinki, Finland, was the talk of the whole country, as thousands gathered for Her darshan at the Cable Hall. It was Amma’s fifth visit to this beautiful Scandinavian country. On the morning of the first day’s program, the Bishop of the Orthodox Church in Helsinki, Rev. Ambrosius, […]


God is your only real relative

“One should have the conviction that God is one’s only real relative. Children, you should know that eventually all other relations and worldly objects will give nothing but sorrow. Let your bond be with God alone. This does not mean that you should abandon your wife and children, or that you should see them as […]