Around Amma Yatra

“Only My Mind is Different”

Friday, 26 March — Durgapur, West Bengal — Bharata Yatra 2004 The program in Durgapur ended not long after sunrise. Soon the buses were all loaded and everyone was ready to go on to Kolkata. Ever since darshan had ended, a group of about 100 devotees were waiting around Amma’s car, hoping to see Her […]

Ashram Life

Matruvani Loading Seva

Students of Amrita Institute of Computer Technology who live on the Ashram campus engage themselves in various sevas in the Ashram. One among them is to help out in the loading of over 200,000 copies of Matruvani, the Ashram monthly magazine. The magazines are sent to the postal service for dispatch to waiting devotees. The […]

Around Amma

‘My Seva Children!’

20 – 22 October 2000, Waregem, Belgium Belgium was a short drive from Germany. Local devotees and the travelling group worked together to transform the enormous room into a darshan hall. What a glorious surprise it was when Amma visited the dining room the night before the first programme. All those who were busy doing […]

Around Amma Birthday

She did what She always does

20 September 2000, Amritapuri, Amma’s Birthday When there are fifty thousand or more devotees in Amritapuri to celebrate Amma’s birthday, ‘living with Amma’ has a new meaning. It no longer means you sit with Her for meditation and satsang in the morning, as normally happens three days a week; nor does it mean you sit […]