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Disaster Relief Tsunami

Prayer circles for Japan

Amritapuri Since first day after the earthquake in Japan, there were prayer circles for the victims every day. Daily after the evening bhajans, all have been chanting 108 ‘Lokah Samastha’ mantra sitting around the map of Japan with lamps lit around it.

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Sri Lanka President prays to Amma for peace

23 December 2008 — Amritapuri Ashram Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka, today officially requested Amma to provide her “divine intervention and merciful blessings” to put an end to his nation’s 25-year-old civil war. In a letter hand-delivered by Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Member of Parliament and Minister of Construction & Engineering Services for Sri […]

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Lost in the bhava of the song

21 December 2004–Amritapuri After answering the questions of the ashram residents, Amma told one of the brahmacharis to bring the harmonium. She then called for a new bhajan in Hindi that she has been singing lately in the evenings: Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah. Before beginning, Amma asked that the lyrics be translated into English so that […]

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Ashram Life Disaster Relief

A week of special prayers

14 Sept 2001, Amritapuri After evening bhajans on Tuesday, Amma was informed of the terrible tragedy in America (9/11 at the World tade center, New York), which had occurred less than two hours before (due to the time difference of nine and a half hours, it was then around 8:00 pm at Amritapuri). She spoke […]