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Learn Sanskrit for understanding the true import of Vedanta

13 Dec 2019, Amritapuri Ashram – from Amma’s Satsang There are two types of education; one for living and one for life. To live life beneficially is what spirituality is all about. One should live beneficially both for society and for oneself. That’s what spirituality is in its essence. The shastras explain this to us […]

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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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Birthday Education University

Panel discussion at the Center for Spiritual Studies

25 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 Celebrations As part of the inauguration of the Amrita Center for Spiritual Studies, a select panel of Amma’s Senior disciples were invited to speak about her life and teachings at the Amrita University, Amritapuri campus, on September 25th, 2013. The session commenced with the lead speaker, Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri. […]

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Practical Vedanta, lessons on the go for busy people

A very touching element in Amma’s tours in India is the amazing fact that she still insists on traveling by road herself and to stay with the caravan of buses that travel along. The 1-day journeys from one city to another sometimes take 20 hours, the distance to cover is sometimes over 600 km; but […]

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Around Amma Around Amma 2005 Satsang

Creating memories, collecting pearls

17 October 2005 – Kirchbrombach, Odenwald, Germany “Is there a white horse?” Amma wanted to know. She was walking around a horse ranch in Odenwald, Germany, a property where many Ashram retreats have been held. The morning was bright and clear, the air was quite cold, and Amma was wrapped in a pink hooded winter […]

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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 […]

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mantras

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. […]