To develop vairagya living amidst all attractions is not easy. It is only possible for the brave.
The essence of the scriptures is in its practical aspect. While dealing with others, were we able to maintain our composure? Otherwise, what is the difference between us and a tape recorder, or a book?
Amma sees salt as salt and sugar as sugar, even though they look identical. Similarly, she accepted the residents who wanted to join the ashram just as they are.
Turning a blind eye to those standing before us, without consoling them lovingly, is not devotion.
This is a select collection of sayings on Lord Shiva taken from Amma’s messages, talks, and books.
19 December 2005 — Amrita University, Coimbatore When Amma stopped for lunch at the Coimbatore campus of Amrita University on her way to Nagapattinam, she started off by asking people to tell jokes. “Whether we smile or cry, life is still going to keep passing by, so why not smile,” Amma said. After a few […]