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Pray one minute for world peace

10 September 2004 — Cochin, Kerala “God’s power is the only source in which humankind can take refuge when they realize that self effort and its results are limited. In today’s world, we have reached a point where peace is no longer attainable through human effort alone. In fact, the current condition is such that […]

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World peace is not possible by human effort alone

9 September 2004 — Cochin, Kerala “Usually, only when our human efforts fail, do we approach God,” Amma said in Her morning satsang at the Brahmasthanam Festival in Cochin. “The current status of the world is such that world peace is not possible through human effort alone. Therefore, we have to pray for God’s grace. […]

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Observe a minute of silence and prayer

7 September 2004 — Amritapuri The 21st of September marks the 22nd Annual International Day of Peace. This year, the day’s organisers have asked Amma to participate, and She has agreed. It is the hope of the organisers that the day will find millions of people from all faiths observing a 24-hour peace vigil and […]

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Devi bhava ushers in Krishnajayanti

5 – 6 September 2004 — Amritapuri When the doors to the temple opened Sunday night Amma was seated on Her chair wearing a yellow sari. Yellow is the color Krishna wore. As darshan went on way past sunrise the next morning, Krishnajayanti, it was very fitting. Throughout Devi Bhava, the swamis sang many Krishna […]

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India is not just a piece of land, It is the Mother

Independence day was celebrated in Amritapuri with Amma on 15 August 2004 Students of Amrita University (Amritapuri campus) celebrate India’s 57th Independence Day at the Ashram, paying their tribute and respect to this great land of Bharat. Lamps were lit along India’s border and flowers marked Her seven sacred rivers. The students danced, sang patriotic […]

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The greatest tragedy takes place when our talents and capabilities are underutilized

The Parliament of the World’s Religions Keynote Address By Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi Devi July 13, 2004, Barcelona, Spain Amma bows down to everyone here, who are embodiments of pure love and the Supreme Consciousness. The effort and self-sacrifice of those who are capable of organizing such an enormous event is beyond words. Amma simply […]

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Amma at the World Parliament of Religions 2004

Addressing the parliament, Amma said, “The greatest tragedy in life is not death; the greatest tragedy takes place when our talents and capabilities are underutilized and allowed to rust while we are living. When we use the wealth obtained from nature, it diminishes; but when we use the wealth of our inner capabilities, it increases.” […]

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Amma in Japan 2004

Amma visited Tokyo, Japan in May 2004

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When It Rains, It Pours

7-9 May 2004 — Palakkad, Kerala The last Brahmasthanam Festival Amma held in Palakkad [April 2003] was brutally hot, with temperatures regularly hitting 43 degrees Celsius. The heat was so bad, it even prompted Amma to comment in Her satsang, “My children must be suffering — both from the heat outside and the heat inside.” […]

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Amma gives wheelchairs to Kerala’s poorest

4 May 2004 — Trissur, Kerala During Amma’s programme in Trissur, Amma gave wheelchairs—or rather, hand-propelled adult-sized tricycles—to 10 poor handicapped people. Wheelchairs are rarely seen in India’s streets—even though so many are handicapped due to polio or birth defects. Wheelchairs like these cost around 5,000 rupees [roughly $115 U.S.D.]. That might not seem like […]