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Deepavali in London

24 – 26 October, London, Amma was in London on Deepavali day (festival of light). As She arrived for the Devi puja, she was greeted by a great array of lights and colours before entering the hall. Local devotees, about twenty on each side, waved brightly coloured sparklers whilst chanting “Om Amriteshwaryai Namah”. Children and […]

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Unity is Peace: Amma’s address on 50th anniversary of the UN

We may deny God, but the intellect cannot prove or disprove God. If the intellect were able to prove God’s existence—if the intellect could contain God within its grasp—it would only mean that the intellect is greater than God.

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Amma graces 50th Anniversary of The United Nations 1995

Amma graces Interfaith Celebration50th Anniversary of United NationsCathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, 21 October 1995 Amma was invited to speak at the United Nations Conference on Visions for the 21st Century, timed to coincide with the 50th Anniversary Summit of the United Nations. The Temple of Understanding and the Council of Religious […]

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‘My Seva Children!’

20 – 22 October 2000, Waregem, Belgium Belgium was a short drive from Germany. Local devotees and the travelling group worked together to transform the enormous room into a darshan hall. What a glorious surprise it was when Amma visited the dining room the night before the first programme. All those who were busy doing […]

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Meditation is like a tonic

Question: Can meditation be harmful? It is said that a person’s head becomes heated when he meditates. Amma: It is always better to be taught by a Guru how to meditate. Meditation is like a tonic. A tonic nourishes the body. The tonic comes with certain instructions. If you just ignore the instructions and swallow […]

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The children’s stage

13 – 18 October 2000, Munich and Bonn After Zurich Amma’s next two stops were in Germany. Three days in Munich, and two days in Bonn. It was the turn of Amma’s German children to enjoy Her presence and the showers of love and attention that She was offering. The Munich programmes were a treat […]

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Scripture classes

When Amma leaves for Her world tours, the ashram continues to be a hub of activity. Recently a brilliant, visiting lecturer, Swami Anubhavananda, conducted classes at the ashram. Mixing humour and dramatic language, his talks inspired profound reflection. He gave lectures on Srimad Bhagavad Gita and on ‘Panchadasi’ a Vedantic text. He spoke for four […]

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bring God into our hands, our tongue and our hearts

(from Amma’s benedictory address delivered on the occasion of her 44th birthday celebration) Countless people of different natures come to Mother. Many of them have family problems, most of which are related to trivial matters. If only we had a little patience, many problems could be solved or avoided. One day a couple came to Mother. […]

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Good actions bring good results, bad actions bring bad results

(From Amma’s benedictory address delivered on the occasion of her 44th birthday celebration) It is said that our life should be like an eye, for the eye has the ability to adjust its power of vision. Whether the object is far away or nearby, the eye adjusts itself in order to get a clear view. So […]

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Roses and Thorns

9 – 11 October 2000, Zurich After leaving Helsinki, Mother reached Zurich on Sunday evening, October 8. Her stop in Switzerland was for 3 days. The programs were held in Dietikon one of Zurich’s suburbs and the hall was near the main highway to Bern, making it easy to reach from other cities in Europe. […]