Letters

On My Way Home

On My Way Home

Heidi Fürer, Switzerland During my first visit to India in 1981, happy circumstances lead me to Amma. What I had heard from a close friend about Her had made me curious but sceptical. I became even more sceptical on the evening with Amma when I saw her in the temple dressed in Krishna clothes and(…)

When Hugs Become a Religious Experience

When Hugs Become a Religious Experience

– Loren-Paul Caplin. I’m a hugger. Giant noble trees, people, fuzzy animals — bring’em on, I’ll hug ’em. Not always though. I’ve got to like them first. I need to sense their innate goodness. But isn’t that really most living things? Someone once said that a hug is like a handshake from the heart. And(…)

Letter of Atonement from Ex Amma Yahoo Group Moderator

Letter of Atonement from Ex Amma Yahoo Group Moderator

The below letter from Santoshi, former moderator of Ex Amma Yahoo Group copied here in verbatim, is addressed to all of Amma’s children and spiritual aspirants everywhere. Dear All, Some years ago, I made a long list of allegations about Amma and her ashram on the Ex Amma forum. Over time, I have come to realize that(…)

Where Love Guides

Where Love Guides

Just out of my higher secondary schooling in 1990, I was more than eager to pursue the subjects of my choice in the local college where I had got an admission ticket on merit.  However, life had something else for me in store.  My father brought home an application for a one year computer programming(…)

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to heaven – that is how I remember the stairs leading up to Amma’s room at the Ashram in Amritapuri. It was Thursday, the 1st of May 2014, and after a month-long wait the day had finally arrived to visit Amritapuri. I was not sure if I would get to see Amma since the(…)

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,(…)

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(…)