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Devotion is not running away from duties

Turning a blind eye to those standing before us, without consoling them lovingly, is not devotion.

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Our lives are meant to be born in love, to live in love, and to eventually end in love

The feeling closest to our True Self is love. Our lives are meant to be born in love, to live in love, and to eventually end in love. In truth, love has no end; it is eternal and connects every aspect of creation — human beings with each other, with Nature, and with God. Thus, its effulgence […]

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Can Ayurveda and Allopathy go hand in hand? Amma addresses a group of doctors

8 Aug 2017, Amritapuri Ashram  Amma met with 25 speakers from Amrita Samyogam –  the International Conference on Integrative Medicine that was recently hosted on August 6th and 7th at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi.  This was the largest conference on Integrative Medicine held in India and the delegates and speakers came […]

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Attachment to Detachment: Q&A with Amma

13 Jan 2017, Amritapuri Ashram Beach Meditation Amma gathered with the devotees on the beach for meditation. The gentle rumbling of waves and cool, onshore breeze quieted everyone’s mind. After sometime spent in contemplation, someone raised their hand with a question for Amma: “Amma, you ask us to live a life of love and compassion, […]

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Why Amma always wants to serve food

27 Jan, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu – Bharata Yatra 2017 After finishing the program in Trivandrum, the tour group drove to KayanaKumari where the next program was to be held. Upon their arrival Amma decided to serve prasad. Once all the food had been distributed, sitting on the veranda of Amrita Vidyalayam, she began to tell the […]

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Whatever be the condition, our mind should be on God

13 March 2017, Amritapuri Ashram The ocean breeze carried the scent of salt water onto the shore. All were gathered under the palm trees in meditation with Amma. Aside from the rhythmic crashing of waves and occasional bird chirping overhead, the beach was quiet. After the meditation came to an end, Amma asked if anyone […]

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Morphine and the last thought at death

Action becomes habit, and habit determines character 14 March 2017, Amritapuri Ashram It was Tuesday in the ashram, a quiet day reserved for the practice of sadhana. Amma had come out to meditate with the devotees and serve prasad. She asked if anyone had a question. One devotee raised their hand and asked a question […]

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The Body and Mind of a Mahatma – Nothing to lose, nothing to discard

12 March 2017, Amritapuri Ashram Amma came for an evening meditation in the bhajans hall with all the visitors and residents of the ashram. Though most people were sitting in meditation even before Amma arrived, the effect of her presence was unmistakable once she sat down, crossed her legs, and closed her eyes. The entire […]

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Be a Beginner with the Attitude of Gratitude

7 March, Bengaluru, Karnataka – Bharata Yatra 2017 It was a rainy night filled with lightning and thunder in Bengaluru. Amma, having just arrived from Mysore, was serving prasad to the tour group and all the local volunteers. She asked if anyone had a question. One devotee from the tour group raised his hand and […]

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Cultivating Devotion with Yearning, Dispassion and Discrimination

22 Feb, Kozhikode – Bharata Yatra 2017 The tour group stopped in Kozhikode at the house of Chandrahasan, a devotee who had known Amma for over thirty years {news}. It was lunch time and Amma had just passed out prasad. She asked the devotees gathered there whether anyone had a question. A devotee raised their hand […]