Category: Around Amma 2001

  • Feeling like Christmas

    Feeling like Christmas

    25 December 2001, Amritapuri When you wake to the sound of tropical birds, and soon find yourself sweaty from the heat and humidity, and when you look out over the palm tree tops to the Arabian Sea as you hear the Names of Devi wafting upwards from the temple below, it takes a little time…

  • Amma’s visit to Kozhikode – 2001

    22 December, 2001 As you may know, Amma spends more than half of every year travelling across the globe, that all of Her children might see Her at least once a year. She has been everywhere from Reunion Island to Russia, from Singapore to Santa Fe, and of course to cities and villages big and…

  • The hungry hands of Kozhikode

    The hungry hands of Kozhikode

    Amma stood there and looked out over all those faces, all those hands, and the only way to say what happened is: love poured from Her Face, Her Eyes, Her Self.

  • Letting go and laughing

    Letting go and laughing

    15 December 2001, Amritapuri On Onam, Ram found Mother’s hand-washing basin on the table beside Her and proceeded to snort up a trunkful, spraying water onto everyone in the vicinity. He certainly delighted in the laughter and attention that ensued; but what he didn’t know was that he was actually beginning a new chapter in…

  • Amma returns to Amritapuri

    Amma returns to Amritapuri

    2 December 2001, Amritapuri Even last night, the ashram was awash with anticipation. Last minute preparations were concluded, brahmacharis and brahmacharinis returning from branch ashrams and visitors streamed through the gates, and everywhere could be felt a palpable sense of joy. Everyone knew that the very next day, their Mother was returning. By noon, brahmacharinis…

  • Arrival and departure

    Arrival and departure

    Amma walks among Her Children 26 November 2001 Wherever Amma travels in the world, the basic shape of Her programmes is the same: She generally arrives by car, stops briefly at the entrance to the venue for the traditional Indian cultural greeting for respected persons (a pada puja and a garlanding), then walks down a…

  • Amma’s visit to Europe: Toulon and Torino

    9 November 2001,Toulon, France Amma cooperates with a baby Amma plays hide and seek with a child Amma leads the arati during the Atma Puja Little girls selling flowers 13 November 2001, Torino, Italy Fire-fighters come for darshan. They asked Amma to pray for their fellow fire-fighters in New York. Amma sits for meditation

  • All God’s children in Mother’s Lap

    All God’s children in Mother’s Lap

    All Saints’ Day in Paris1 November 2001, Paris Even before nine this morning the queue was long — it stretched for perhaps 200 metres from the entrance. Yet, at that same hour, the hall was already half-full. By Amma’s arrival time, the hall was full — and the queue just as long as it had…

  • Amma’s visit to Europe: Paris

    Amma’s visit to Europe: Paris

    1 November 2001, Paris Amma received by devotees as She arrives in the hall in Paris, France Amma leaving the hall after a long darshan in Paris.

  • Amma’s visit to Europe: Bonn

    30 October, 2001 Amma giving satsang in Bonn where the crowd grew so large that Amma invited many people to come and sit alongside Her on the stage. Amma’s devotees welcome Her as she enters the hall in London.