Amma addressed and blessed 40 men and 60 women via video call who were to be initiated into Sannyasa at Swami Ramdev’s ashram, Patanjali Yogapeeth in Haridwar.
Each moment should become filled with alertness, love and faith as the sannyasin strives to reach that goal. We need to develop awareness in each and every word, every look, every thought and every action.
14 August 2015, Amritapuri A mass ceremony was conducted at Amritapuri this morning. Vavu Bali, as it is locally known, is a traditional ritual where oblations are offered to departed ancestors. The ceremony is performed on Amavasi (new moon) in the Hindu month of Karkidaka. About 1500 devotees personally participated in this special Yagna, joined […]
Adi Sankaracharya: The Jagadguru of Advaita
The guru-disciple paramparas1 of India are like malas2 strung with gems; each jewel is precious and invaluable. Still, some shine with an attention-commanding splendor. Sri Adi Sankaracarya was such a diamond. Sri Sankara’s accomplishments were many, but he is singled out because his brilliant commentaries on the prasthana-trayam—upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Brahma Sutras—crystallized the […]
A Sannyasi is a real servant of the world. In fact, he or she is the only one who serves and loves the world without receiving anything in return.
Shankaracharya’s four Sannyasa orders
Hinduism is still a dynamic and all-encompassing religion stands as ample testimony to the deeds of Adi Shankaracharya.