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Sannyas is a state of total renunciation beginning and ending in compassion

Each moment should become filled with alertness, love and faith as the sannyasin strives to reach that goal. We need to develop awareness in each and every word, every look, every thought and every action.

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When the impurities are removed, our Bhakti will become mature

23 August 2019 — Amritapuri AshramSreeKrishna Jayanthi Celebrations – excerpts from Amma’s message Today is the sacred day when the Lord Krishna took avatara on this earth as the embodiment of strength and beauty. He gave this world the message of courageous action and pure love in all its fullness. The Sanskrit word avatara has […]

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Kids tying rakhi to soldiers, get inspired to follow Dharma

15 Aug 2019, Amritapuri A small function was arranged at the ashram to honour the soldiers on the day of Rakhi. As a mark of respect love and gratitude, the kids of the ashram kids tied rakhi on their hands, applied tilak on their forehead, waved arati, and fed them with sweets. Inspector J Jonah […]

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Proper yoga practices are like diving deep into the ocean

On International Day of Yoga, participants attending Amma’s Santa Fe retreat were treated to a special yoga session with Amma. “Yoga is not just physical movement, like going to the gym and exercising,” Amma explained. “Rather, it is yet another way to know God, the infinite power we truly are. Yoga is meditation. Just like […]

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Playing Holi at Amritapuri

21 March, Holi Festival – Amritapuri Normally the festival of Holi takes place when Amma is traveling in the North of India as part of her annual Bharata Yatra. This year Holi took place just a few days after Amma returned to Amritapuri so all the residents in the ashram were fortunate to celebrate with […]

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What selfless actions we have done for others?

Of the 24 hours given to us each day, was I able to spare at least one hour to help selflessly?

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Prepare our mind well before we perform our action

September 5-16, 2018 This September, Swami Ramakrishnanada Puri visited South America for the 20th time. Swami travelled to Peru, Chile and Brazil as part of his tour, spreading Amma’s message of love and compassion everywhere he went. In each city that Swami visited, large crowds filled every hall. It was incredibly inspiring to see the […]

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Amma hoisted National flag

15 Aug 2018, Amritapuri Amma hoisted the National flag, celebrating India’s 72nd Independence day at Amritapuri. As Amma unfurled the tricolour flag,  the military force did a ceremonial salute. Amma stood in the rain while saluting the flag, praying during the National Anthem.  Many people and children could be seen standing with tri-colour flags and […]

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Vavubali – paying homage to ancestors

11 Aug 2018, Amritapuri Many people performed VavuBali -oblations to the ancestors – at Amritapuri Ashram today. Hundreds of people including many westerners participated in the one-hour long ceremony. Remembering their forefathers each one paid their tributes, followed a ritual which was well instructed by the brahmacharis. Pitru Yagna is a part of the Pancha […]

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Every day should begin with the remembrance of God

15 April 2018, Amritapuri – Vishu celebrations The Vishu celebration was carried out with great enthusiasm all around the ashram. There were separate Vishukkani* arranged in the Kalari, near Amma’s house, and on the stage of the bhajan’s hall. Along with Vishukkani, saplings and plant seeds were also kept on the altar. Each devotee who […]