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Satsang

Spirituality is the practicality of life

16 Dec 2019, Amritapuri Ashram – from Amma’s Satsang The worm also eats, sleeps and procreates so what is the difference between us and the worm, as we are doing the same? When our hand accidentally pokes our eye we instinctively pardon our hand and caress our eyes. Similarly, we should be able to show […]

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Satsang

Knowledge is within; Education must transform you

Interview by Shalini Saksena of ‘The Pioneer’, the English Daily, on why spiritual organisations must run schools and universities to educate young generations. What is the connection between spirituality and Education? ǟʍʍǟ: True Education takes place only when it goes hand in hand with spiritual knowledge. Otherwise, education will be reduced to a mere collecting […]

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Education Satsang

Today’s education can’t ensure mental peace

Children, in the olden days in our country, awareness of the spiritual principles was considered the most important aspect of life. However, today, material knowledge has superseded spirituality in importance. There is no point in trying to turn back the clock. Such efforts will only result in disappointment. What’s important now is to learn how […]

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Messages of Amma

Sri Rama – an excellent role model of Dharma and values

Defeating adharma is not the foremost priority of avataras. Their primary goal is to nurture devotion in the hearts of humankind.

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Sadhana

Observance of customs, vows and rituals: Amma says

Acharas are Necessary for a Sadhak’s Progress “Acharas (observance of customs) are necessary for a sadhak’s (spiritual aspirant) progress. Just as there is a way to act in front of a policemen, there is also a way to conduct oneself before a Guru, elders or in a temple or holy place. Customs will instil a […]

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Sadhana

Prayer: Tuning to God

Amma says:- “Only in the depth of pure silence can we hear God’s voice.” “God is compassion. He is waiting at the door of every heart. He is an uninvited guest everywhere, because whether you call Him or not, He is there. Whether you are a believer or a nonbeliever, He is within you uninvited. […]

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Sadhana

Amma on different Spiritual paths

“Though there are many paths, there are mainly only four: bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion), karma yoga (yoga of action), jnana yoga (yoga of knowledge) and raja yoga (yoga of controlling the mind and senses). The purpose of all yogas is control of the mind, which means thoughts. Whatever may be the path, attainment of […]

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Sadhana

on God: Amma says

God’s Presence “To say that there is no God is like saying ‘I have no tongue’ with your own tongue.” “God is very close to you, that is why you cannot see Him. Is it possible to see our own face without the aid of a mirror? And will it be possible to see our […]

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Sadhana

on Faith: Amma says

During her childhood, Mother and the children from the nearby houses used to play a game. Everyone would hit one person’s palm and then run. The person who comes to catch us cannot do anything if we reach a certain coconut tree and stand there touching it. He can catch us only when we stand […]

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Sadhana

Amma on Meditation and concentration

Children, don’t try to still your mind by force when you sit for meditation