Around Amma 2019 Xmas

The world is hungry, start giving gifts

Its message is that our life’s supreme goal is to seek and attain that bright star: God. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we should not forget this truth. It is to remind us of this that spiritual masters incarnate from time to time.

Around Amma 2018 Ashram Life Xmas

What selfless actions we have done for others?

Of the 24 hours given to us each day, was I able to spare at least one hour to help selflessly?

Around Amma 2017 Xmas

Walking Beside Us: Christmas in Amritapuri

25 Dec 2017, Amritapuri As is the tradition in Amritapuri, Christmas was celebrated in grand style on Sunday, with more than 1,600 visitors from more nearly 100 countries, and more than 600 participants of a national AYUDH India summit also here for the festivities. During Amma’s darshan in the afternoon, groups of international residents and […]

Around Amma 2016 Messages of Amma Xmas

Convert every obstacle into a stepping stone

25 December 2016, Amritapuri Ashram – Excerpts from Amma’s 2016 Christmas message When most people talk about Christmas, they talk about the great time they had with their family, the delicious dishes and sweets they prepared, and the gifts they received. Hardly anyone speaks about the prayers they offered, the spiritual practices they did, or […]

Around Amma 2015 Messages of Amma Xmas

Indelible Footprints in the Heart: Amma’s 2015 Christmas Message

December 25, 2015 – Amritapuri Ashram Christmas awakens vibration of goodness, hope and compassion in the human heart, just as the birth anniversaries of other great incarnations and realized beings do. This day reminds us of what it is that that the human heart should be comprised—not with selfishness and hatred, but with devotion to […]


The Lord’s Prayer: a musical on the life of St. Francis

On December 24th, 2014 – Christmas Eve – the ashram celebrated Christmas in the presence of our beloved Amma by presenting the stories of St. Francis of Assisi and two of his closest companions – Priest Sylvester and St. Claire. More than 170 ashram residents and visitors from more than 15 countries across the world […]

Around Amma 2014 Messages of Amma Xmas

Rebirth happens when we completely die to our ego

From Amma’s Christmas Message God is said to be the embodiment of infinite divine qualities. He is beyond word and thought. It is through the lives of mahatmas that one directly experiences the divinity of God. The specialty of mahatmas is that they practice what they preach. In this regard, Jesus Christ was no different. […]

Around Amma 2011 Messages of Amma Xmas

Show enthusiasm to practice the teaching of Mahatmas

In the same way you celebrate the birthdays of these Mahatmas, with so much care and enthusiasm, you should demonstrate the same care and enthusiasm in putting into practice their teachings in each and every moment of your life

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May the Christ take birth in your heart

Christmas in Amritapuri December 24, 2008 — Amritapuri Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both fell on darshan days in Amritapuri, and Amma was still giving darshan when the midnight hour struck on the 25th. While Amma continued to embrace her children, she had Swami Amritaswarupananda read out a message she had prepared. In Amma’s message […]

Messages of Amma Xmas

Mahatmas never die

25 December 2006 — Amritapuri Christmas celebrations in Amritapuri Christmas is always a special time in Amritapuri. Not only does it mark the anniversary of the birth of a Jesus Christ, but also—with so many people around the world having time off from work—the Ashram is overflowing with devotees from Europe, America, Russia, Japan and […]