It is not only about expressing gratitude for the food we eat but also about recognizing the interconnectedness of all beings and elements involved in bringing that food to our plates
As the most personally accessible spiritual master in history, Amma makes herself available for questions to everyone who comes to her.
Amma’s answers contain multitudes, containing countless of pearls of wisdom, touching upon the social to psychological to environmental dimensions, as well as familial, cultural and historical — and through it all, the spiritual. Each of these satsangs is like one pearl extracted from Amma’s answer — sufficient enough for a sadhak to contemplate upon.
Amma’s answers are born out of her perfect knowledge of the nature of the world, the individual self, and True Self or Paramatman that is the substratum of creation. They are also enriched by her experience of having personally consoled and interacted with millions of people from all over the world. Just as the Upanishads are written records of the answers given by the Rishis in response to the questions of seekers wracked by doubts, Amma’s answers — a living Upanishad with no beginning and no end — bring the light of knowledge to the seeker, clarify misconceptions, and put the mind at ease. When questions cease, the mind is still, and the True Self shines forth.
How to overcome anger
From Amma’s Satsang, Amritapuri Ashram Getting angry is like having a bad business where we end up losing everything. Actually in life, one should gain the Self (Atma), the ultimate “profit”. But when we get angry it is like making a loss at business. Our life is not a bubble, we have to remember that […]
Corona: Nature’s loud alarm
The selfish things man has done to Nature are now coming back in the form of such epidemics
Woman of Worth
Men may have more muscle power than women, but women have one muscle that make them more powerful than men. It is the muscle of the heart.
Amma sees salt as salt and sugar as sugar, even though they look identical. Similarly, she accepted the residents who wanted to join the ashram just as they are.
How to protect oneself from black magic?
24 Dec 2019 – Amritapuri Ashram – from Amma’s Satsang During the question-answer session, one person asked Amma – “Nowadays there are a lot of negative thoughts, emotions and black magic around. How to protect ourselves from all these negativities?” Amma: “In the olden days both Asuras (demons) and Devas (demi-gods) were doing tapas. But […]
13 Dec 2019, Friday , Amritapuri Ashram – from Amma’s Satsang One should receive a Bijakshara1 mantra from the Guru. It is like adding the curd starter to milk so that it will turn into more good curd. With this method, one can get out of Samsara2 because the Guru is pure energy. Even though […]
13 Dec 2019, Amritapuri Ashram – from Amma’s Satsang There are two types of education; one for living and one for life. To live life beneficially is what spirituality is all about. One should live beneficially both for society and for oneself. That’s what spirituality is in its essence. The shastras explain this to us […]
Spirituality is the practicality of life
16 Dec 2019, Amritapuri Ashram – from Amma’s Satsang The worm also eats, sleeps and procreates so what is the difference between us and the worm, as we are doing the same? When our hand accidentally pokes our eye we instinctively pardon our hand and caress our eyes. Similarly, we should be able to show […]
Interview by Shalini Saksena of ‘The Pioneer’, the English Daily, on why spiritual organisations must run schools and universities to educate young generations. What is the connection between spirituality and Education? ǟʍʍǟ: True Education takes place only when it goes hand in hand with spiritual knowledge. Otherwise, education will be reduced to a mere collecting […]