I do not wish to see anything anymore, I have seen you. I do not wish to hear any sound, I have heard you. I shut my mouth as you answer me, silently. No fragrance is better, than the aroma of your being. Your soothing feather-touch wakes me up. Desires try to creep in, but […]

Ma, long long ago, was there a God, named sun, When the vibrant prana calmly rested in Brahma? The effulgent Self already swallowed the illusion, Only silence reigned with empty space illumined. Then silence disturbed, the dance of Siva began, The vibrant prana roared Om, Om and Om, The Self willed let me become many […]

This afternoon, while on stage, there was a bit of commotion near Amma.   The photographer and videographer were nudging for a clear view of two young children who were coming up for darshan.  As I was near the chair, I managed to get a close look at the scene.    The boy and girl were adorable, […]

Christmas Day in Amritapuri was celebrated with a 1-1/2  hour set of Christmas Carols from around the world sung while Amma was giving darshan on the stage. Groups from the US and Europe, sang traditional carols in their respective languages accompanied by keyboard, zither, bells, and clarinet. 18 carols were sung in all with words […]

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Over 1800 foreign visitors from around the world have come to Amritapuri to celebrate Christmas with Amma. Festive decorations and lights adorn the International Canteen, and a small tree with a nativity scene lies at the base of the stairs to Amma’s room. Close to 150 children of different nationalities make up part of this […]

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“There is a lot of positivism in Life.” Indeed that is what AYUDH volunteers from Milan showcased in their recent event “Sulle Ali di un sogno” (On the wings of a dream). Having met Amma in the recent Europe tour and also in few previous years, they had been inspired by Amma’s relentless humanitarian activities […]

Thanksgiving is an American holiday that celebrates the survival of the Pilgrims (early European settlers of the North American continent). They had landed clueless in a strange land, halfway across the world from their origins and it was only through the generosity of their Native American neighbours that they could learn the skills, and be […]

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Ma, obsessed with pride, I could barely bear Thy chide; Yet Thy motherly grace flowed so mild, When I was lost in sensual life so wild. Ma, obsessed with avarice, I could barely hear Thy advice; Leaving me to suffer an’ bear, To learn the lesson, ‘tis to forbear. Ma, obsessed with animosity, I could […]

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Kalinagar is a small village about 25kms South of Kolkata. A typical Bengal village that can be reached only by walk or a two wheeler, or with the special grace of a three wheeled auto riksha driver. Miles before the village, as you take the right turn from the tarmac road you get to pass […]