Sunday, 25 July 2010


Amma transmitió un breve mensaje con motivo de Guru Poornima - Ella dijo: "No le hagas daño a nadie con tus pensamientos, palabras o hechos. Escucha a tu conciencia y actuar en consecuencia. Oremos por la paz mundial. "

>Amma conveyed a brief message on the occasion of Guru Poornima – She said “Do not hurt anyone with your thoughts, words or deeds. Listen to your conscience and act accordingly. Pray for world peace.”

Tuesday, 20 July 2010



Vamos a tener la celebración de Guru Purnima a las 3:00 pm el

domingo 25 de julio en nuestra casa en Escazu.
La celebración consta de, canciones, una ceremonia de ofrenda

de fuego y una pequeña historia del significado de Guru

Es un día muy especial para celebrar juntos el día de nuestro

guru, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.
Contactan a Vaishnavi para contribuir a la comida y las

ofrendas de la ceremonia . Tenemos un menú plañido,contactenos

para saber que comida traer. Necesitamos su ayuda para hacer de

esta una gran ocasión.8887-4487 o 8707-7799

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We will be celebrating GuruPurnima at 3:pm on Sunday July 25th

in Escazu at Vaishnavi and Sanat Kumars home.
There will be, bhajans to the guru, special Arati and offering

ceremony and a reading about Guru Purnima.
It is truly auspicious to celebrate this day together in Sat Sang in

honor of our Guru, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.
Please contact Vaishnavi for your contributions of food and for

the altar ceremony. We have a planned menu and will need your

help to make this a great occasion.8887-4487 or 8707-7799


Guru Púrnima es el día en que se rinde culto especial al Maestro espiritual.

La fecha de celebración coincide con la luna llena del mes de Asadha (Julio- Agosto). En este día se conmemora el nacimiento del gran sabio Sri Vyasa , y al linaje de seres iluminados que le ha precedido.

El legado de la India al mundo es su cultura de iluminación, su perspectiva para que los seres humanos alcancen la cumbre de la conciencia de Dios. Ante la decepcionante sensación de vacío que aporta el glamour del materialismo, la sociedad moderna busca orientación y cobijo en las filosofías perennes de oriente. Desde la antigüedad hasta nuestros días, existe en la India una sucesión ininterrumpida de seres iluminados cuyo fin es conducir al buscador de la Verdad hasta su objetivo.

Puede que te preguntes qué necesidad hay de encontrar un guía espiritual. «¿Es que no puedo leerme unos cuantos libros espirituales y avanzar a mi manera por el camino espiritual?»

Cuando uno quiere ser médico, no sólo tiene que formarse con catedráticos expertos sino que, al acabar la carrera, debe hacer las prácticas en un hospital bajo la supervisión de médicos experimentados. Si se necesitan tantos años para poder hacer realidad el sueño de ser médico, ¿qué no se necesitará entonces para establecernos en la conciencia de la Verdad suprema? Si lo que deseamos es la sabiduría espiritual, deberemos dirigirnos a auténticos maestros espirituales que hayan estudiado, practicado y experimentado la Verdad.

¿Cómo distinguir a un verdadero maestro espiritual de un impostor? Al estar en compañía de un ser iluminado, se siente un aura tangible de amor y paz. Se puede observar que todos los que acuden al que está inmerso en la Divinidad reciben el mismo trato independientemente de su estatus social, posición económica, religión o raza. Todas y cada una de las palabras que dice y de las cosas que hace un verdadero Maestro tiene como propósito el despertar espiritual de la gente. En el mahatma que sirve a todos y acoge a todos con los brazos abiertos no existe ni el más mínimo rastro de ego ni de egoísmo.

El verdadero Guru es algo que el intelecto es incapaz de comprender. El Satguru trasciende toda lógica y juicio mental porque se trata de una experiencia. Al Satguru no se le alcanza a comprender mediante complicados ejercicios intelectuales, pero los que tienen pureza de corazón consiguen reconocerlo de forma espontánea.
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Guru Purnima is the day on which special worship the spiritual master.

The timing coincides with the full moon ASADHO month (July to August). This day commemorates the birth of the great sage Sri Vyasa, and the lineage of enlightened beings that preceded it.

The legacy of India to the world is its culture of lighting, his vision for human beings to reach the pinnacle of God-consciousness. Given the disappointing feeling of emptiness that brings the glamor of materialism, modern society seeks advice and shelter in the perennial philosophies of the East. From ancient times until today, in India there is an unbroken succession of enlightened beings whose purpose is to lead the seeker of Truth to its target.

You may wonder what need of finding a spiritual guide. "Is that I can not read me a few spiritual books and move my way along the spiritual path?"

When one wants to be a doctor, not only has to be formed with faculty experts but, after graduating, you must practice in a hospital under the supervision of experienced physicians. If it takes many years to realize the dream of becoming a doctor, what does not need time to settle into the consciousness of the supreme Truth? If we wish to spiritual wisdom, we turn to authentic spiritual masters who have studied, practiced and experienced the truth.

How to distinguish a true spiritual master of an impostor? Being in the company of an enlightened being, you feel a tangible aura of love and peace. One can see that all who come to which is immersed in the Godhead are treated equally regardless of their social status, economic status, religion or race. Each and every one of the words we say and the things that makes a true teacher is meant for people's spiritual awakening. In the Mahatma that serves everyone and welcomes all with open arms there is not the slightest trace of ego or selfishness.

The true Guru is something that the intellect is incapable of understanding. The Satguru transcends all logic and mental trial because it is an experience. The Satguru is not complicated enough to understand by intellectual exercises, but those with purity of heart gets recognized spontaneously.

Thursday, 1 July 2010


SUNY Confers Amma with a Honorary Doctorate

The State University of New York (SUNY) presented spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) with an honorary doctorate in humane letters today at a special ceremony held at its campus in Buffalo.
SUNY confers honorary degrees to “recognize excellence and extraordinary achievement in the fields of public affairs, the sciences, humanities and the arts, scholarship and education, business and philanthropy and social services which exemplify the mission and purpose of the University; to honor meritorious and outstanding service to the University, the State of New York, the United States, or to humanity at large; to recognize individuals whose lives and significant achievements should serve as examples of the University’s aspirations for its students.”
Here is a quote from Amma’s talk on receiving the honorary doctorate.
“It is Amma’s prayer that we develop the expansive-mindedness to embrace both scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom. We can no longer afford to see these two streams of knowledge as flowing in opposite directions. In truth, they complement one another. If we merge these streams, we will find that we are able to create a mighty river—a river whose waters can remove suffering and spread life to all of humanity.” Read More

Amma's North America and Japan Summer Tour - 2010

Amma is now on in Dallas after embracing thousands in Albuquerque. For information on Amma's Summer Tour 2010 in the USA and Canada please visit us at Read More
Amma will be touring Japan after Canada. For information on Amma's Summer Tour 2010 to Japan please visit us at Read More

Water, Precious Water
Just before Amma left for her North American tour, Amma met with all the ashram residents in Amritapuri. A questioner then asked Amma to suggest ways to save resources like water and other natural wealth within the ashram and to make its use efficient so at least the ashram could set an example. Amma said she was so very happy hearing the question on water and natural preservation and that her children were thinking about it. Amma started telling all how precious natural resources were and how important it is to save them.
She suggested having separate pumps in the toilet and using the sea-water or backwater for flushing and separate fresh water for the taps. Amma also pointed out that this solution may be expensive to set up.
Since water taps waste a lot of water when the force is high, one may use accessories that can make the water slower so less water is wasted. Many keep the tap open while brushing, shaving or washing. Amma said we need to be aware and to be patient.

“While traveling in an airplane, the water tap actually trickles and one waits patiently to wash his hands or face, even if a billionaire or a businessman. Similarly in a community like here, one needs to be careful and aware.

The world is going through a tough situation. In the future, there might even be war to get access to water. If it is the problem of the future, we should also be concerned and responsible now. Suppose there is a fire in the ground floor of a block of flats and the person calls out for help, a person living on the tenth floor cannot remain idle saying “it is fire in someone else’s apartment, why should I bother?” Soon the fire may even spread to the tenth floor. Likewise, we are all responsible for what is happening and for what will happen.

Amma said that the ashram belongs to the world. So one should have awareness and responsibility. Preservation of our natural resources should be one of our foremost duties. The natural resources that we consume is the wealth that need to be transferred to coming generations. If we mindlessly exploit the resources, we won’t be able to leave anything for our grand children.

AIMS conducts medical camps in Tribal areas
Free Medical Camps treating hundreds of tribal people in Southern India was conducted by AIMS this month. Medical Camps were held in several locations in Mysore and Kerala.

If you would like to support the various humanitarian activities please click here

Living with Amma
By Swamini Krishnamritaprana; Excerpted from Matruvani, 2002

For Grace to flow to us, Amma says that we must put forth a lot of effort. Many people say that everything that happens is destined and that there is nothing one can do about it. Such people, Amma points out, usually go off the spiritual path. The effort that we put forth creates our destiny. Therefore, we should always try to put forth strong, positive effort in everything we do.
There is a story about Beethoven that illustrates the point above. One night after he had performed a brilliant piano concert, many people converged around him to congratulate him. Among them was a young woman who said, “Oh sir, if only God had given me the same gift of genius that you have, I would be so happy.” Beethoven replied, “ Madam, it is not genius or magic. All you have to do is practice hard on your piano eight hours a day after 40 years, and you will be as good as I am.”
Another example is a story about Thomas Edison. He tried using more than 2,000 different materials as filament in a light-bulb, before finding the right material. When a young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times, Edison replied, “ I never failed even once. Inventing the light bulb just happened to be a 2000 step process.”
People like Edison and Beethoven have the right understanding about the value of the effort. That is why they were able to accomplish so much in the world. Only when we really strive hard will grace flow to us.

Gems to treasure

Education is not only to help us live a comfortable life of plenty. When our plans fall apart, when we face failure and loss, when we are knocked down, education should help us get back on our feet. Education should help us regain our mental equipoise, self-confidence and positive attitude, so that we can continue forward.”
-- Amma

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
-- Aristotle
Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
-- John Dewey

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
-- Robert Frost

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
-- Victor Hugo

Summer Tour 2010 - Retreat Registration

Retreat Registration for Amma's 2010 North American Tour is now open. For details of the tour dates and to register for Retreats please click here

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