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Three values form the mantra for a successful life

(From Amma’s benedictory address on the occasion of her 44th birthday celebration) Children, all of you have gathered together here with enthusiasm and patience. If you are able to maintain this enthusiasm and patience throughout your life, total success will be yours; for patience and enthusiasm are the foundations of success. In some people we can […]

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Onam festival with Amma

9 September 2000, AmritapuriOnam is a festival of sharing. On the tenth and last day of Onam, all the people of Kerala enjoy a great feast. Even though traditionally people stay at home and celebrate with their families, many of Amma’s children came to spend this holy day at Amma’s abode, feeling Amritapuri to be […]

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Entire life should be full of happiness

Today is Tiru Onam; it’s a day of celebration, enthusiasm and joy. It’s a day when even the most sorrowful tries to forget his sorrows. Right remembrance is the remembrance in forgetting. While operating on a patient, if the doctor is thinking about his wife and children, the operation will not be successful. Or if […]

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Around Amma 2000

How did you feel speaking in Malayalam to a foreign audience?

I never felt any difference. Just like I am talking to you, I was talking to them

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Around Amma 2000 International Forum

If Amma ruled the world, She would be a sweeper, cleaning everyone’s mind

children are more naturally attached to the Mother than the Father, and the responsibility for the moulding of a future generation lies with the Mother.

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International Forum Messages of Amma

Amma at the Millennium World Peace Summit

Amma at the Millennium World Peace Summit, United Nations, 29 August 2000

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The Real Change Must Happen Within

There is one Truth that shines through all of creation. Rivers and mountains, plants and animals, the sun, the moon and the stars, you and I – all are expressions of this one Reality.

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For the first time Malayalam in UN General Assembly Hall

For the first time in the UN’s fifty-five year history, the language was Malayalam was heard in the General Assembly Hall!

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The Millennium World Peace Summit Prayer for Peace at United Nations

May all beings in this world and all the other worlds be happy and peaceful.

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Krishna’s birthday celebrations

22 August 2000, Amritapuri The festivities began at 6:30 in the morning with a special procession from the Main temple to a local seaside temple. A large number of ashramites, devotees and visitors took part in the procession, singing Krishna bhajans, clapping hands and dancing! The baby elephant ‘Ram’ was decorated to lead the procession, […]