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Mata Amritanandamayi / Amma

This group is build for all those interested in and touched by Ammas mission, which is spreading love towards everyone, irrespective of colour, sex or creed and building an awareness of our responsibilty for our fellow beings and the whole creation.

Website: http://www.amritapuri.org
Members: 45
Latest Activity: May 28, 2014

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Comment by Michael Krahl on June 30, 2009 at 2:25pm
One more beautiful bhajan for our beloved Amma:

Comment by Michael Krahl on January 22, 2010 at 1:23pm
Sankaracharya of Kanchi meets Amma

19 January 2009 — Amritapuri

His Holines Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swami–the 69th Sankaracharya1 of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu–visited Amritapuri Ashram today. The Kanchi Acharya met with Amma privately for 45 minutes before addressing the Amritapuri Ashram residents in the Main Hall for another 45 minutes. Upon his arrival in Amritapuri, he was welcomed with purna kumbham by Mata Amritanandamayi Math senior disciples Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri, Swami Turiyamritananda Puri and Swami Amritatmananda Puri, as well as the brahmacharis. There was also panchavadyam and talapoli in accordance with Kerala traditions.
In their private meeting, the Kanchi Acharya and Amma discussed Advaita and it practical application in society and day-to-day life. Amma gave him a rudraksha mala, which he immediately put around his neck.
Sitting aside Amma and addressing the ashram residents, he said, “Kerala is a holy land. It was in this land that pious Adi Shankaracharya took birth. Likewise many mahatmas have incarnated in this land. Sri Narayana Guru and Chattambi Swamigal incarnated in this land of Kerala. In this Kali Yuga, Mata Amritanandamayi is amongst us…. She is graciously guiding her devotees in the path of bhajans, devotion and service.”

The Kanchi Acharya said that he had been waiting a long time to meet Amma. “For many years now, I have been eagerly waiting to visit this sacred place,” he said. “Today I got the chance.”

Addressing the ashram residents, the Kanchi Acharya said, “All of you are indeed blessed and virtuous.” He went on to stress the importance of devotion to God and selfless service to society, saying that they were essential aspects of the spiritual path, purifying the mind. “[God] resides in the hearts of all the beings and governs them,” he said. “Yet, his true nature remains a mystery to all beings. In order to realize his true nature we need the attitude of service. The sutra: manava seva madhava seva–Service to man is service to God–becomes very relevant at that point. Doing service in a temple is important. Along with that, we need to love our fellow beings and serve them without any anger, hatred or jealousy. Service doesn’t merely indicate distributing money or food. Considering others with the attitude of love by itself is a great service. As this love develops, most of the problems that our society and humanity faces will vanish and people can live in peace and happiness.”

Continuing, he said, “It is true that we need to serve the needy. The affluent sections don’t need our service, per se, but they love and care. If we develop noble virtues such as love, compassion, devotion towards God, our life becomes complete. And the people around us will benefit as well.”
The Kanchi Acharya briefly stressed the importance of maintaining symbolic customs such as the application of sandal paste, kumkum and vibhuti upon the forehead. He said that these markings help man remember God during their application and help others remember God when they see them. “So, along with our inner devotion, we also need to apply vibhuti or sandal paste to our forehead,” he said. “If we look at Amma, we see she is never without this.”
The Kanchi Acharya concluded by saying, “The Lord has incarnated many times, and he has come down in the form of many mahatmas. The Lord functions through them and serves society. Thus, God blesses us to evolve in our lives.”

When he finished his talk, Amma asked the ashram residents to sing the Adi Sankaracharya hymn “Mahishasura Mardini Stotram” and to chant “Purusha Suktam.”

Before leaving, he offered his full support to Amma and expressed his willingness to cooperate with the Mata Amritanandamayi Math in the future.
–Sakshi

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1 The parampara [lineage] of the Kanchi Kamakoti Matham is traced back to Adi Sankaracharya, with the first ashram incharge being Suresvaracharya Swami, one of Adi Sankara’s direct disciples. It believed that Adi Sankaracharya spent his final years in Kanchipuram.
Comment by Michael Krahl on January 22, 2010 at 1:40pm
Comment by Michael Krahl on February 22, 2010 at 10:40pm
Swami Amritaswrupananda, one of the Senior Swami in Amma´s Ashram and one of the earliest disciples of Amma, in a satsang, talking about life, death and meditation:

Comment by Michael Krahl on March 8, 2010 at 12:52pm
Jai Jai Ma - One of the most beautiful vids of Amma I´ve ever seen.

Comment by Michael Krahl on March 28, 2010 at 12:59pm
"It is through selfless sharing that the flower of life becomes beautiful and fragrant." -- Amma
Comment by Michael Krahl on March 30, 2010 at 10:29am
"This world is God´s creation. Everything here belongs to Him. However, there is one thing, that is our own creation, and that is the ego. Tyaga is the renunciation of this ego in all its forms." - Amma
Comment by Michael Krahl on March 31, 2010 at 12:18pm
"Light the lamp of love within you and move forward. When we take each step with good thoughts and a smiling face, all the goodness will come to us and fill our being. Then God cannot possibly stay away from us." - Amma
Comment by Michael Krahl on April 1, 2010 at 9:46am
Amma sings "Jai Jai Janani"

Comment by Michael Krahl on April 2, 2010 at 9:45am
"To be receptive to God´s grace, we have to perform good actions. We may visit temples and churches for years, but if our mental attitude isn´t pure and if our actions aren´t righteous, our prayers will not bring any true benefit" - Amma

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