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What is the meaning of the mantra one receives from the Guru?

13 Dec 2019, Friday , Amritapuri Ashram – from Amma’s Satsang One should receive a Bijakshara1 mantra from the Guru. It is like adding the curd starter to milk so that it will turn into more good curd. With this method, one can get out of Samsara2 because the Guru is pure energy. Even though […]

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Mantra given by a Satguru is always safe for us: Amma on Mantra japa

Amritapuri – 4 December 2015 During a question-and-answer session in Amritapuri, Amma was asked about the best way to chant one’s mantra. QUESTION: Amma, I like to chant my mantra aloud. I feel a lot of love and devotion and enthusiasm when I do that. But when I do the same by just moving my […]

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Would a mother trick her children?

16 December 2005 — Amritapuri Devi is the Goddess, the Divine Mother of the Universe. But in puranas, hymns and other devotional works she is also spoken of as maya, the illusory power. For example in the Lalita Sahasranama, the 716th mantra is Om mayayai namah.1 On the one hand we are presented with Devi […]

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The mantra became a remedy

October 10, 2005 — Munich, Germany For the past two years, Nath  Hirsch has worked with mentally challenged children at a School in Munich. Some time back, he spent a month teaching the children about the cultures of Asia, including India’s. As part of those classes, he decided to teach them a few bhajans: simple […]

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Mantra Japa: Amma on chanting the name of the Lord

“Mental purity will come through constant chanting of the divine name. This is the simplest way. You are trying to cross the ocean of transmigration, the cycle of birth and death. The mantra is the oar of the boat; it is the instrument you use to cross the samsara of your restless mind, with its […]

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Torah – Shabbas Queen, the Shekinah

6 June 2002, San Ramon-Continued from ‘Torah – Observant Devotees‘ But what about this kneeling business – granted, on one level it is simply the physical position necessary if you’re going to nestle into the lap of a seated person. (In fact, in India where the immense crowds necessitate a much faster pace, Mother often […]

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Asatoma Sadgamaya: Meaning and commentary

asato ma sadgamaya tamaso ma jyotirgamaya mrtyorma amrtam gamaya om shanti shanti shanti. ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Lead me from the asat to the sat. Lead me from darkness to light. Lead me from death to immortality Om Peace Peace Peace. […]