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All decked out for a wedding

I have told you in the past about Shanti Devi, the recipient of our first house, but have said little about her son Harish who will also be living there. He too shares her pain, the loss of a father, brother, and the mules that were the source of his family’s income. Today Harish was […]

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Fertile fields

The Himalayas are the youngest mountain range on earth. That is both a good and a bad thing. They are prone to dramatic earthquakes, landslides, and devastating floods like we saw last summer. But the mountains also thrust up fresh, nutrient rich soil that makes this an extremely productive place to farm. When I first […]

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Call of Nature – call for Awareness!

Amma always reminds us how important it is to have awareness in each and every action of ours. The following incident reminded me just how important it is to put Amma’s advice into practice in everyday life. It was during a spiritual programme with one of Amma’s disciples in Dublin, Ireland. It was my duty […]

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The chain gang

Today was the Japanese students’ first full day of seva in Uttarakhand and the task of the day was getting rocks and sand from the riverbed up to the village of Batwadi Sonar in preparation for building them a community hall.  Sand and rocks are some of the main raw materials used for building new […]

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Empowering Women

I have always heard of Amma’s charitable and humanitarian work and respected her for all that She has done for the society. However, Amritavarsham 60 was provided me with an opportunity to meet people whose lives she has touched and changed. My first brush was with the volunteers of the AmritaSREE project, and the Women […]

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Painting Amma’s life on Amritavarsham 60

I landed at Amritapuri a few days ago. Amritapuri is gearing up for Amma’s 60th Birthday celebrations.  While talking to Dyanamrita Swami, he told me about a special event that is happening during  Amritavarsham 60.   A group of 15 artists are using their creativity to capture scenes from Amma’s early years in the form of […]

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Egos outside please

After the momentous speech at the inauguration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birthday celebration, and the historical event at the Delhi Red fort area, Amma soon returned her attention and time to us, Her darling children travelling with Her, and Her Delhi devotee children. Amma called us to the auditorium on the top floor of the […]

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