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Unity brings peace

31 December 2002, Amritapuri On Tuesdays, Amma meditates with the residents in the old temple. Then She answers questions posed by the residents. Ever the embodiment of humility, Amma sometimes says that She feels Her answers are not complete, and that She would like Her children to say something in addition. Today, Amma asked Her […]

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Teaching by example

27 December 2002, Amritapuri As the numbers of devotees that come for Amma’s daily darshan grow, Her darshan stretches on later into the afternoon and evening. Tonight, Amma didn’t finish giving darshan until 6:30 p.m. While Amma often comes for bhajans by 7, last night many wondered if She would be able to come at […]

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Christmas 2002

24 Dec 2002,Amritapuri As is the tradition on Christmas Eve at Amritapuri, dramas, comedies, songs and dances were performed by residents and visitors alike. Amma blessed the performers and the audience with Her presence throughout the evening. By the time She blessed the Christmas cake and went up to Her room, it was already Christmas.

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Amma’s visit to Kozhikode – 2002

20-21 Dec 2002 – Kozhikode As always, Amma’s Kozhikode programmes are burgeoning with life and love–just like Amma Herself. Somehow, Amma found time to give a press conference in Her room, even though darshan had finished only at 4 am and She had to be back out to begin the day’s programme by 11 the […]

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I am eating love

18 Dec 2002. Kozhikode Amma arrived in Kozhikode (formerly Calicut), Kerala yesterday. The programmes here draw bigger crowds than nearly anywhere in the world. Amma will give darshan day and night for four days. She will likely embrace more than 50, 000 people, around one every three seconds. And yet each one will know that […]

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Lakshmi’s wedding

15 December 2002, Amritapuri A long time resident of Amma’s orphanage gets married “I had always been troubled by the fear that being born the child of a beggar woman, I would have to spend my life begging in the streets, or in still worse conditions… “As we slowly moved closer to Amma, my mind […]

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The medicine of Amma’s words

10 December 2002, Amritapuri Amrita Lahari A young spiritual aspirant approached Amma with a long face. “Amma, I am depressed and I don’t feel like living,” he told Her. “I want to die.” Amma replied strongly, but it was strength that the boy needed. “You are selfish,” Amma began. “You feel that you will get […]

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The light in the darkness

28 November 2002, Kochi Amma returns to India and is welcomed by devotees and the media alike. Amma returned from Her European and American Tour today. Upon Her arrival in Kochi, She took part in a press conference organised in the context of Her winning the Gandhi-King Award for Non-violence. Amma answered questions for about […]

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The Awakening of Universal Motherhood

The Awakening of Universal Motherhood An Address given by Amma on the occasion of the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders, at Palais des Nations, Geneva, on October 7th, 2002. Women and men are equal in Amma’s eyes. Amma wants to honestly express Her views on this very subject. These observations don’t […]

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The Gandhi-King award acceptance speech in Geneva

Amma envisions a society in which men and women work in equal partnership, like the two wings of a bird, thus helping the world progress.