Love is the center point of life with no regulations

Love is a maha-mantra “My dear children, without a center we cannot draw a perfect circle. In the same way, without the center-point of love, our lives can never be complete. The roots of a tree are what hold it firmly to the Earth. Similarly, it is the powerful roots of love running deep within […]

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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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Love is the Centre-Point of Life: Amma

27 September 2008 — Amritapuri Amma began her 55th Birthday Address by saying that the point of religious and cultural festivals was to help human beings gain peace of mind. Amma lamented that in general this wasn’t happening. The culprit Amma said was man’s obsessive focus on money. “While meditating on money and luxuries, we […]

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Where there is love there is no distance

Saturday, 15 May 2004 — Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri CampusAmrita University’s Satellite link  inaugurated It was a historic moment–both for Amma’s Deemed University and for India. On 15 May 2004, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham became the nation’s first multi-disciplinary educational institution to connect its campuses via satellite. As Dr. S. Banerjee, the director of Bhabha Atomic […]

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Utsav is the state when mind overflows with love

Birthday Celebrations 2002, Amritapuri   “Utsavam (festivity) is the state in which the mind overflows with Divine Love, when the Love that is within us finds expression in external activities. My children should pray for the peace and welfare of one and all, rather than indulging in outward exhibition. Mutual love is practically the only […]

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Love the small flowers

07 October 2001, Amritapuri When you see thousands of people gathered in the auditorium south of the temple, and the stage filled with visiting dignitaries; when you see the brilliant orange and yellow robes of Amma’s monastics clustered behind and to Her right, and when you see seated just behind and to Her left the […]


Rakhi: its meaning and significance

Raksha Bandhan is a popular festival celebrated across the country. Irrespective of caste and creed people from all walks of life participate in this festival. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the lunar month Shravana (Shravana Poornima) which also coincides with Upa-karma (changing the sacred thread for the brahmins, Avani Avittom in […]

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The notebook

3 August 2001, Amritapuri Have you seen diligent devotees writing line after line, page after page, of fine, tiny script in a notebook? Then they take the notebooks to Mother, an offering of their sadhana (spiritual practice). It is a notebook filled, every inch of space covered, with mantras. A few days ago, there was […]

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Patience leads to Love

6 – 7 October 2000, Helsinki, We were a total of 40 devotees receiving Amma at the airport. When She arrived, She gave us a long beautiful darshan. Although all the travelling group was tired after 48 hours of travel, Amma was fresh like a rose – as always. We felt Amma’s visit this year […]

Messages of Amma

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 […]