Devotion is not running away from duties

Turning a blind eye to those standing before us, without consoling them lovingly, is not devotion.

Messages of Amma

The legends of Holi teach us to shed our ego

Happiness and love arise only when all the boundaries created by the mind vanish “Holi signifies boundless happiness. As we enjoy such sacred festivities, we should remember that, in reality, they are meant to remind us of the inner bliss and oneness that are our inherent nature and are the very essence of life. When […]

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Cultivating Devotion with Yearning, Dispassion and Discrimination

22 Feb, Kozhikode – Bharata Yatra 2017 The tour group stopped in Kozhikode at the house of Chandrahasan, a devotee who had known Amma for over thirty years {news}. It was lunch time and Amma had just passed out prasad. She asked the devotees gathered there whether anyone had a question. A devotee raised their hand […]

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The foundation of Bhakti

5 May Kochi – Bharata Yatra 2016 While visiting a house during her 2016 Bharata Yatra, Amma was giving darshan and distributing prasad. A boy about 4 years old came to Amma and told her that he wants bhakti (devotion). Amma replied, “Aha – do you want bhakti? What is bhakti?” The boy looked at […]