Amma
03/26/2017 at 16:33. Facebook
In her talks around the world, Amma always takes time stress the importance of environmental protection as one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. In Coimbatore last week, Amma pointed out that solutions can be found by walking along the path shown by our ancestors. “In the past, people didn’t need to ‘try to protect Nature.’ This is because their way of life, itself, protected...
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Amma
03/23/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
"The first ripple of love emerges from within us. When a pebble is dropped into a still pond, the first little ripple forms around the pebble itself. Gradually, the circle of that ripple expands until it reaches the shore. In the same way, love should start within. If we are able to purify the love inherent in us, it will gradually expand to encompass the entire world.” -Amma in Bangalore,...
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Amma
03/22/2017 at 05:30. Facebook
Amma received a warm welcome in Kozhikode, Kerala where she arrived on Tuesday for two days of programs on Wednesday and Thursday. Kozhikode was the first place Amma ever held a program outside Amritapuri. Its people have been welcoming Amma to their community--and working to live by the principles she has shared with them--for more than 30 years. In places like Kozhikode, it's not uncommon to...
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Amma
03/18/2017. Facebook
Amma received a warm welcome in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu where hundreds of volunteers have been preparing for her two days of free programs there, which will be attended by tens of thousands of people. Volunteers staff information desks, prepare and serve free meals, ensure orderly flow of foot traffic, and provide drinking water for program attendees as they wait for their chance to spend a few...
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Amma
03/17/2017. Facebook
Amma's 2017 North American Summer Tour dates have been announced!

Seattle, Washington
May 27 – 29: Free Public Programs

San Ramon, California (M.A. Center):
May 31 – June 3: Free Public Programs
June 4 – 6: Retreat (by pre-registration only)
June 6 Evening: Devi Bhava (Free Program)

Los Angeles, California:
June 8 – 10: Free Public Programs

Santa Fe, New Mexico
June 12: Free Public...
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Amma
03/16/2017. Facebook
“A computer is divided into two parts—hardware and software. Roughly speaking, we call the external part that we can see ‘the hardware’ and the internal part that we cannot see ‘the software.’ But these two are not really different, because neither can the hardware function without the software, nor the software without the hardware. So too it is with the visible world of name and form and its...
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Amma
03/13/2017. Facebook
Happy Holi from Amritapuri! Amma celebrated #Holi today in the ashram. Amidst the joyous festivities, Amma reflected that celebrations like Holi highlight the much-needed messages of equality, unity, unconditional love, happiness, compassion, universal friendship and enthusiasm. Get more details on our website: bit.ly/AmmaHoli2017
Amma
03/13/2017. Facebook
"On Holi, you can fearlessly and lovingly smear colors on anyone—be it your parents, elders, neighbors, strangers, foreigners, friend or foe. Whoever you are, whatever your status or position may be, this act of “coloring” is accepted in a spirit of celebration and friendship. There are no hurt feelings or attempts to defend one’s self. In today’s world, where human beings and nature are...
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Amma
03/10/2017. Facebook
"For earlier generations, environmental protection was inherent in their very lifestyle, worship and cultural customs. Reverence and respect towards all creatures and creation was an integral part of their life. It was ingrained in them that they should take only what was needed from nature, without exploiting and destroying her." -Amma in Mananthavady. Get more details and photos on our...
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Amma
03/08/2017. Facebook
Our work has helped empower more than 100,000 women throughout India. Today, on International #WomensDay, we're proud to share the story of one of them. The story is below; click through the photos to see Urmila Devi #BeBoldForChange!
Urmila Devi, 33, lives with her family in the village of Hadiabad - one of the 101 villages adopted by our Amrita SeRVe initiative. Urmila Devi only completed...
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Amma
03/08/2017. Facebook
Wednesday is International Women's Day, and we're sharing a story of women in rural India who decided to #beboldforchange.
Here's the background: India's 1991 census revealed something disturbing. In two Indian states, Haryana and Punjab, the census showed a sex ratio below 900 -- fewer than 900 females for every 1000 males in the age group of 0-6. Families were selectively aborting female...
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Amma
03/05/2017. Facebook
Amma returned to the house that hosted her very first program outside the ashram, 32 years ago. That visit was the start of a never-ending journey: Amma has spent more than 8 months on the road every year since, embracing 37 million people throughout
the world, sharing her message of unconditional love not only throughout India, but also throughout Europe, the United States, Japan, Africa,...
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Amma
03/03/2017. Facebook
“God is the indivisible oneness devoid of all boundaries or separation. Mother Nature, the atmosphere, the birds and other animals, the plants and trees, each and every atom in them is overflowing with this divine power. God is fully present in all that is sentient and insentient. When we fully understand this truth, we can do nothing but love ourselves as well as everyone around us.” -Amma in...
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Amma
03/02/2017. Facebook
"There are more than 2 billion people below the poverty line. Hundreds of millions of people are illiterate. We have a responsibility towards all of them. We need to provide them with food. We need to offer them the light of knowledge. This is our duty. In essence, we are all one – all children from the same Mother." -Amma in Manjeri, February 2017. Get more details and photos on our website:...
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Amma
03/01/2017. Facebook
This year's batch of medical students at our own Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center came to Amritapuri today to receive their graduation certificates from Amma in February. They also had their class portrait taken with her. Amma gave certificates to all, one by one, and had a small interaction individually encouraging them to do well or pursue higher studies. After they...
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Amma
02/28/2017. Facebook
Allow yourself to be transported to another world with this video of Amma singing a late-night bhajan in celebration of #Shivaratri last Friday in the midst of her annual Indian Tour. Sound leads to silence - after the bhajans Amma led a meditation and served prasad to one and all in the courtyard of the local AMRITA VIDYALAYAM near a statue of Saraswati Devi. #BharataYatra
Amma
02/27/2017. Facebook
Read Amma's new article for Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global:
bit.ly/2m2LdHU. Amma addresses the problem of "otherness," and the way this defect in our vision has increased to such an extent that it has corrupted our view of our fellow citizens — at times, of even our own family members. Instead, Amma invites us to navigate these troubled times by putting extra focus on finding that thread...
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Amma
02/26/2017. Facebook
At Uduppi Sri Krishna Temple with Madhvacharya Vishvesha Tirtha​,​
Pejavar Math, Udupi. Amma visited a temple famous for the story of the devotee Kanakadasa, who was worshiping in the temple when the Lord appeared, breaking the wall of the temple and causing both the devotee and the idol in the temple to turn towards him.
Amma
02/24/2017. Facebook
Today on #Shivaratri, sharing Amma's benediction delivered at the conclusion of last year's Shivaratri celebration at Amritapuri. It's a message worth contemplating today. “May the light of knowledge dispel the darkness of ignorance in everyone. May all my children gain the awareness of unity and become beneficial to the world. Instead of thinking what we have gained, let us think what we can...
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Amma
02/23/2017. Facebook
Amma on #Shivaratri: "No matter how turbulent the situation, the Lord Shiva’s head and inner realm remains peaceful. Though the head is cool, the heart is always warm with compassion for the world. What we need is a cool head and a warm heart. But what we see in the world today is the very opposite: most people are hot-headed and cold-hearted. Everyone’s head is heated up by worldly thoughts,...
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