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Baby Ram settles into his new home

Like all babies, Ram is endearing himself to the hearts of his Amritapuri family, from whom he is receiving continuous vibrations of affection, if not actual hugs. “Is he eating, sleeping, taking his bath, is he happy??”, they ask. According to his keepers, he is progressing well, although they would like him to eat a […]

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Amma leaves for Japan

24 May 2000, Amritapuri Amma left for Her summer tour of Japan and the United States on the 24th of May. It was a sunny morning, and visitors and ashram residents stood in the garden beneath Her room waiting for a last glimpse of their beloved Amma. Shortly before 11 a.m., radiant in Her white […]

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Pain and Palliative Care

The Pain and Palliative Care Department is a totally charitable service dedicated to giving comfort and care to patients suffering from terminal cancer. Although 75% of cancer patients suffer a lot of pain, most of this pain is manageable with proper medicines and care. Anyone can attend the outpatient clinic. The service is free of […]

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Amrita Kripa Charitable Hospital

The Amrita Kripa charitable hospital is located on the beach road alongside the ashram in Amritapuri was started in 1996. It serves the coastal villagers free in consultations, procedures, lab works, and medicines. The residents of Amritapuri, including 3000 hostel students of the Amrita University, and the devotee visitors to the ashram also take the […]

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Ram’s arrival

On May 15th, 2000, a baby elephant, the gift of a devotee, arrived in Amritapuri. The little one had traveled for 5 days by ship and truck from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where he was born. He was just 15 months old. His mother from Bihar and father from Kerala worked in the forests. […]

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Amma in Russia

Amma inspired the people to take a more cheerful and positive attitude and be more kind.

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A Devi Bhava Night

14 May 2000, Amritapuri Since this was scheduled as the last darshan before Mother’s two-month tour of Japan and the USA, the crowd was immense: more than 12,000 darshan tokens were given out, and the entire gathering of devotees was estimated at 15,000 to 20,000. Only a few thousand at a time can fit into […]

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Satsang

Only by fostering motherhood can our culture be sustained

Question: How can Amma, who has never give birth, be considered to be a Mother? Amma: Children, the mother is a symboll of selflessness. A mother knows the heart of her child — she knows its feelings. Her whole life is dedicated to the well being of her child. A mother doesn’t look upon the […]

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Meditating, Playing and Teaching

5 May 2000, Amritapuri At midday the temple bell rang three times, letting everyone know that Amma was about to come for meditation. From all directions, ashramites and visitors flocked to the temple hall to await Her arrival. Within a few minutes Amma entered. She sat down and, closing Her eyes, began to meditate. Some […]

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Learn to live happily

Question: Is it possible to experience supreme bliss living in the world? Amma: Certainly. It is to be experienced while you are still in the body. It is not something to be attained after death. Like the mind and body, spirituality and worldliness are two facets of life. They cannot exist totally separated from each […]