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Amma blesses Mysore with homes and healthcare

14 Feb 2002, Mysore – Bharata yatra 2002 Amma’s darshan programs in Mysore in 2002 began with the implementation of charities and the request for more. Shining as bright as diamonds, Amma greeted Karnataka’s District Minister H. Viswanath with a loving embrace. The full hall of devotees listened on as the minister thanked Amma for […]

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Something was there!

13 February 2002, En route to Mysore The first stop on Amma’s 2002 Mahayatra was Mananthavadi, Kerala, where a Brahmasthanam Temple was installed last year. The ashram and Amritavidyalayam School are nestled in the Nilgiri hills among lush rain forests and coffee and tea plantations. Those travelling with Amma had been road weary and tired […]

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Request for a hospital in Wayanad

11 February 2002, Mananthavady, North Kerala On February 11 the Mananthavady Hospital Development Society came to Amma to seek Her assistance for the District Government Hospital. The hospital serves the Wayanad District of North Kerala, an extremely impoverished area. This district is home to a large population of tribal people who have lost their traditional […]

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“Va, Makkale!”

9 February 2002,Leaving Amritapuri Nobody ever suggested that Mother is predictable. She’s not even schedulable. Even when She’s about to leave home for two months, nobody knows either the time nor the mode of departure. This morning, after the tour group travelling by bus departed (about 5:00 a.m.), the ashramites who would be staying behind […]

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Overlooking God

16January 2002,En route to Madras Just at dusk, somewhere in Tamil Nadu, Amma’s South India Tour buses stopped at a countryside temple to Lord Ganesh. The pujari was there, anointing and garlanding the murthi; the local devotees gathered near, and the people travelling with Mother stood close by, respectfully. A temple houses a murthi, an […]

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The frog’s tail

16 January 2002, on the way from Madurai to Madras “Come close this side. Sun very hot,” Amma called to Her devotees. We had stopped for lunch and a chair had been set up for Her under the shade of a majestic, old, gnarly-branched tree. It couldn’t, however, shade all of Her children travelling with […]

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An ever-present Guru

Even a yogi living in a Himalayas must listen to Satsang every day even if he has thoroughly studied the scriptures Otherwise, he can easily become deluded.

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A chai stop

13 January 2002, Madurai Last night on our bus ride from Trivandrum to Madurai, Mother had the buses pull over. Earlier, She seemed to have orchestrated the perfect travelogue. She is quite a tour guide! We got to see elephants being lead down the road, water buffalos being bathed and scrubbed in rivers by their […]

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An ordinary lunch stop?

13 January 2002, Madurai Sometimes travel stops with Mother hold delightful surprises, precious and unique events — like the time last year when She sang under a full moon, and then practically danced, arms outstretched, to Her car. But much of the time these stops are what would pass for ordinary family outings were it […]

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Thousands of smiling and satisfied faces

30 January 2002, Thiruvnanthapuram When Amma arrived in Trivandrum for the 2002 Brahmasthanam programs, devotees flocked to catch a glimpse of Her as She drove by. She went to the balcony of the Ashram and personally rolled prasad of vibhuti and candy while brahmacharinis handed the packets out to devotees rushing forward. She spent at […]