From Meghalaya to Parippally – A Journey of Hope – Part 2

From Meghalaya to Parippally – A Journey of Hope – Part 2

  Ecology and culture sessions are part of school curriculums throughout India and around world, but for these girls from Meghalaya, they were a first and they were clearly thrilled by the unique opportunities that has come with their life at Parippally. To get a hint on how significant these activities are to these young people,(…)

From Meghalaya to Parippally – A Journey of Hope

From Meghalaya to Parippally – A Journey of Hope

Meghalaya, one of the states on the northeastern fringe of India, is known for its awe-inspiring panorama of mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, and dense jungles, which have fascinated visitors for centuries. It is also blessed with the heaviest monsoonal rains in India, which means the soil is fertile and perfect for cultivation. The landscape everywhere(…)

Lord Mahavir and Disciple

Lord Mahavir and Disciple

Lord Mahavir was the founder of the Jain religion. Like Lord Buddha, he too was a king who renounced the world, performed austerities and realised the Self. One of Amma’s bhajans, “Manjunatha”, refers to the Manjunatha Temple in Karnataka, overseen by Jain monks. Lord Mahavir had a senior disciple who went on to become a(…)

Vishukkani

Vishukkani

Mukund visited Amritapuri during the last week of March, 2014. Spring was in full swing in the ashram. The Konna trees, with their golden yellow flowers, adorned the ashram grounds like golden ornaments on Mother Earth. Since Amma had not gone on Her south and north India tours, all of nature appeared to be dancing in joy from her presence in(…)

Some Questions and Answers

Some Questions and Answers

The Q&A posted below is in response to the requests from readers. It was authored by Sri N. Somasekharan, a highly respected journalist and the editor of a national Spiritual Magazine. The author is one the first journalists to interview Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi for any publication, since she initiated her humanitarian projects. The answers reflect the opinions of the author and(…)

A Story from the Life of Saint Tukaram

A Story from the Life of Saint Tukaram

One of the few successful resistances to Muslim Invasions was that of the Maratha Emperor Shivaji. Upon seeing the atrocities selectively inflicted on Hindus, he went on a campaign of battles and guerrilla warfare on the invaders and was successful in containing them and their king – Aurangzeb. Emperor Shivaji had the highest regard for Saint(…)