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uncharacteristic tamil

19 jan, neyveli, tamil nadu – bharata yatra 2009 the industrial city of neyveli welcomed amma. this was amma’s first visit to the city. the crowds have been very quiet. even though it was big, they sat through the satsangs and bhajans and waited patiently for darshan. this rarely happened in amma’s programmes in tamil […]

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one who takes across the ocean

18 jan, bhavani, bharata yatra 2009 bhavani is always fascinating. i had written about it before {click ere to read}. this time it was all different. amma reached after the tour group. the water in the river was full. amma sat on the banks and straight away took the mike and asked her children to […]

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stop at the university

15 jan, bharata yatra 2009, ettimadai it was not scheduled. nothing in amma’s life is scheduled. amma says that her life is like that of a river. she is just flowing the way she wants with her own undisclosed plans. so here also the same thing happened. on the way to coimbatore, amma went straight […]

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inner coolness

13- 14 jan 2009, Bharata Yatra 2009, Kodungallur on the 12th  evening amma arrived at amrita vidyalayam, kodungullar. amma stayed there.  the ashram is about one kilometer away. i saw an old man, who was supposed to be at amrita university for an ugc inspection – but was here. i asked him why he was […]

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How to get the glance of Guru

10 jan 2009, amritpauri amma was coming after the bhajans from the stage, back to her room. many are lined on both sides with stretching hands to touch amma. amma tried to touch people standing on either side by stretching her hands on both sides, spreading like wings of a bird. just touching amma is […]

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know that it is mine

1 dec 2008, amritpauri when i heard about the jupiter, venus and the crescent moon in san ramon, i had a small desire to see that. and lo! today it was seen above the amritapuri ashram buildings. the venus on the left the jupiter on the right and the crescent moon below. it was like […]

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the return

22 march, bharata yatra 2008, kolkata to amritapuri as we returned to amritapuri, many seats in the buses remained vacant. the 4 trucks, 8 buses, 3 cars, and the camper without amma… all go in line. seeing the white buses and people in white dress, everybody looks with wonder; ‘who is this?’ our routine is […]

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amma to andaman

22 march, bharata yatra 2008 to see off amma to andaman islands, all of us were there at the airport: those who are going with amma and those returning to amritapuri. it looked like a white pond, as amma walked into the airport touching every one with a smile … i could not touch her. […]

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the last meeting

21 march, bharata yatra 2008, kolkata the loooooong bharata yatra is coming to an end. we were on the road for days and nights, of many weeks; in different states, languages, food, climates, travel, programes, bhajans, satsangs and jokes, prasad from amma… it’s all getting over. all that has happened is becoming beautiful memories.. the […]

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joy joy ma

18-20 March, Bharata Yatra 2008, Kolkata Brahmasthana Pratishta the brahmasthanam, 2oth of its kind, is being installed by amma here. i was there for the first one when amma installed in kodungallur. during the time of abhishekam, there is something in amma’s face, that you simply cannot miss. it has been the same for the […]