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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(…)

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(…)

“Amma is a person we can always depend on”, Padma Shri Mohanlal Speaks Out

“Amma is a person we can always depend on”, Padma Shri Mohanlal Speaks Out

Like many distinguished personalities in the fields of art and culture, the legendary icon of Indian Cinema, Padma Sri Mohanlal too spoke out in support of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. Shri Mohanlal was elected the most popular Keralite in a poll conducted on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Kerala’s formation. In 2001, the Government of India(…)