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Forget oneself to find oneself

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?

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Around Amma 2020 Messages of Amma

Until the inner Guru awakens, one needs an external Guru

Even though God and guru dwell within us, our mental state is unfit to imbibe that presence. At present we are extroverted; so, the inner guru has yet to awaken.

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Messages of Amma

You are in Amma’s heart, Amma is also in you

5th July 2020 – Amritapuri – from Amma’s Guru Punima program Amma knows that many devotees are sad that they cannot be here today for Gurupurnima. We have to abide by the Government rules. When so many residents stay here, Amma has to ensure their safety as well. Only if we behave as model citizens […]

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America 2019 Around Amma 2019 Messages of Amma

The disciple first must awaken the guru within

16 July, Toronto, Canada – America Yatra 2019-from Amma’s Guru Purnima message From the moment of our birth on this earth, through all the various phases of life that we travel through, up to the very moment of our death, there is always a guru there to impart us knowledge. Our journey into the world […]

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Around Amma 2018 Messages of Amma

“I am the infinite, I am fullness itself” – Gurupurnima celebrations

-from Amma’s Gurupurnima message Guru Purnima is a reminder to find our purnatvam—our fullness—within. Looking through the small windows of our mind, we come to wrong conclusions about ourselves and the world. The guru is the most noble and trusted friend who awakens us to the reality that, “I am not this small entity (body, […]

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Ashram Life

Gurupurnima at Amritapuri celebrated

09 July 2017, Amritapuri  Swami Turyamritananda lead the celebrations, conducted a Guru paduka puja of Amma at the Kali Temple. “There are many relationships in human life. But, the relationship between a Guru and disciple cannot be counted as one of these worldly relationships. In reality, the only bond of love that is eternal and indestructible is […]

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The Guru-disciple relationship is an everlasting connection

From Amma’s Gurupurnima message If we try to count from the beginning of the Guru-disciple tradition, tens of thousands of Gurupurnimas’ must have been celebrated by disciples. Celebrations are mere road signs, pointing us in the right direction. To understand the meaning of these celebrations, we need to go beyond the external pujas and traditional […]

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Guru is the embodiment of the Scriptures

31 July 2015, Amritapuri Gurupurnima was celebrated with much devotion and enthusiasm at Amritapuri today. Many devotees came from different parts of India and the world to be with the Guru. Amma’s Padapuja was performed by Swami Amritaswarupanda with the chanting of Guru Gita and 108 Names. All the swamis garlanded Amma, Amma showered blessings […]

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Attraction to the Guru leads us to freedom

“Our inner relationship or bond of love with the guru is actually the unity we feel towards our own True Self—the Atman. So, we should not mistake the love or closeness we have towards our guru as mere external closeness. We are turning inwards and getting closer to our True Self because the guru is […]

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Guru Purnima in Amritapuri

12 July 2014, AmritapuriIn Amritapuri Guru Purnima was celebrated. Under the leadership of Swami Turiyamritananda, Guru Paduka puja was conducted. Archana, Bhajans, Arati, and Satsang followed.