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Who is carrying your burdens?

My job isn’t to put burdens on people’s heads but to remove them!

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Awaken the Guru within

There are so many different types of relationships based on love in the world. However, the relationship between the Sat Guru (Realized Master) and the disciple is beyond all these relationships. Guru resides within the heart of a true disciple. A mother or father only exist where a son or daughter exists. Similarly, a true […]

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Guru’s intention is to destroy the ego

Guru may not act according to the expectations and desires of the disciple. Desires and expectations arise from the ego. A true Master never nourishes the ego.

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Around Amma 2017 India 2017

The Faith of an Innocent heart is what is needed to realise God

3 March, Mysore, Karnataka – Bharata Yatra 2017 After the short drive from Mananthavady {news}, Amma arrived in Mysore {news} to a crowd of joyous devotees. She made her way to the stage, served all those present prasad, and then asked if anyone had a story to share. One devotee raised her hand and related […]

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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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Around Amma 2016

Tender Coconut, Tender Heart: A Lifetime With Amma

Sati, an elderly woman who lives just north of the Ashram, comes regularly for darshan. She never comes empty-handed. Each time, Sati brings a tender coconut to offer to Amma, often along with a piece of cake or some homemade food. Sati has a beautiful relationship with Amma. At more than 70 years old, she […]

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Sheltered by faith in the rain

04 Dec 2009, Amritapuri After two months, the bell rang three times indicating  Amma was calling us for meditation today. Soon, Amma joined us at the beach. After meditation, she raised a question, “What is the practical aspect of our faith in God?” She passed the microphone from one person to the other. One of […]

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They all had umbrellas

Tuesday, 4 May 2004 – Trissur, Kerala The famous Pooram grounds against the backdrop of the age old Shiva temple was where Amma’s Trissur programme was held this year. It is world famous for its elephant pageant, as part of the annual temple festival where deities of neighbouring temples, Lord Krishna and Devi are brought […]

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Light the lamp of Love

Our lives should be filled with compassion. We should be ready to help the poor. No one is above fault. Whenever you see any faults in others, you should be ready to look within yourself. Then you will understand that all those faults can be found within yourself. If someone loses his temper, you should […]