happily live, for others

you should have…
vision in your eyes,
passion in your thoughts,
compassion in your heart,
action in your hands and
happily live, for others.

my prayer

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My body, mind, and soul
They are all yours
The joy of surrender is thine too
I am free as thy child and rest forever
At thy lotus feet.

Lead me to do what pleases you
Keep me away from the things you hate
Helpless I am like a child in thy arms
With faith eternal I depend on thee
Protect me O mother
I have none but thee
I surrender my self
At thy lotus feet.

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this is written somewhere in late 1980’s.

you are a swami of double fifty

the malankara sabha metrapolita, philippose mar chrystostem tirumeni who is turning 100 (yes 100 years) next april, is going around the country and meeting 100 celebrities and conducting interviews. famous malayalam film director blessy is the directing the documentary which will be released during tirumeni’s 100th birthday celebrations.

i think he should be nominated for guinness book records for making a documentary on himself, by travelling around the country at the age of 100!!

tirumeni came to meet our amma and they had a private meeting lasting about 45 mnts. they shared the visions and methods for the betterment of society. even though he moves around in a wheel chair, his mind is sharp, thinking is clear, good memory, wise, full of humour and laughter, down to earth, loving. open mind….

“each time you come here i pray that you may have a healthy long life’ said amma blessing tirumeni.

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100 years of experience how can i miss it..? while i only have half of it. had a selfie with him . during that time he wondered and asked “in this who is swami?”.

i am a swami of fifty, you are a swami of double fifty !!

i saw the goddess alive

well known carnatic classical violinists, mysore nagaraj and mysore manjunath, also known as the ‘mysore brothers’ came to meet amma and performed for her near the end of darshan. they were sitting by her side for some time and as darshan ended, amma decided to sing. she sang two songs, they then took out their instruments and started playing along with amma. after two songs amma asked them to play alone. they played the famous song “raghupati raghava raja ram” while amma sat clapping and enjoying the music, especially the sound of the violin. the whole crowd joined amma in clapping along to the music. after the marvelous performance amma once again blessed them.

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“this is the best and most memorable experience we have had in the last 40 years of career,” said arjun kumar, who was accompanying the mysore brothers on mridangam. he continued, “for me the mridangam has always been my goddess. but today i saw the goddess alive.”

this is the first time that i am watching professional artists who came to meet amma, then perform along with her and sit around her darshan chair and playing for her.

while leaving they were saying “we will come back, we will come back soon.”

yes, amma is so irresistible.

~ dhyanamrita
28 july 2016, amritapuri

Tolpavas – traditional puppets to spread the message of Gita

Gitamritam organised a 3 day workshop on puppetry. Invited a traditional puppetier who’s family has been in to this theatre art for the last 600 years. They had tolpavas (puppets made out of animal skin) of 200 years old!

In the 3 days the basic dynamic of puppetry and how to make puppets were taught. At the end of the Gita students presented a show, writing their our own script and creating their own puppets with cardboards.

All are exited to take this out to the next level.. to take it to different schools and colleges to spread the message of Gita. Its Amma’s wish that the youth should spread the message of our culture.
8-10 Jul 2016 at Amrita University, Bengaluru

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its ok if your IQ is little less; enjoy life, help others

today  we visited a differently able school with the students of amrita vidyalayam, kochi.

at first students were reluctant, but after few minutes, they started interacting.. asking names, singing songs, playing mimicry, imitating michael jackson, fighting with pancha gusthi.. encouraging the differently abled at each step. many of inmates are beyond their teens, but their brain has not developed enough and many have physical deformities. interestingly they all help each other in their activities, encourages each other to come up, which most of the IQ people lack in this world, unfortunately.

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students joining the laughter with a differently abled girl

the avm children also collects rice and grocery items and donates to this institution regularly, were more than 80% of the inmates  are from poor family.   this way avm students will see the reality of life, and also will help them to develop love and compassion for the suffering.

after the visit, keerthana from 6th std had an interesting note. she said, “all of the inmates are enjoying, they are happy inspite of the disabilities.”

it was true though.

there is nothing to worry if your IQ is little less, but are you able to enjoy life? thats important. get rid of the unnecessary thinking and IQ stuff, if it cant help others and able to enjoy life.

30 jun 2016

 

imitating a blind man singing

imitating a blind man singing

 

girls singing

girls singing

 

 

mimicry performance

mimicry performance

 

 

with the differently abled

a selfie with the differently abled

 

bus trip

singing in the bus on the way

 

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a selfie from the bus

 

at amrita vidyalayam kochi

during the 4day sessions at Amrita Vidyalayam, Kochi, we discussed about life, goals in life, goal of life, happiness, success, acceptance, smile 4 success etc.

30 jun 2016

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proud of you gaurango

i met Gaurango Banergi at Amrita University campus in coimbatore. he invited me to see his poster presentation of his mba projet. gaurango explained abt his project which a beautiful combination of marketing, media, analytics, connecting the need of a healthy society, trending etc. i felt proud abt him growing in to an educated, matured, sensible good citizen … the same gaurango i met in late 1998 when he was at amrita vidyalayam, kodungallur.. may amma’s blessings be there with you to achieve unimaginable heights and success in your life.

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posted both pics. gaurango is biting his finger nails in the pic below. (even today he does so)

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the hand that gives, unites: with india’s first hand transplant patients

it was a pleasant meeting- abdul rahim and manu- these two with special hands. abdul rahim and manu, both who lost both of their hands – one while diffusing land mine and other trying to protect a girl from anti social elements. their hands were replace at amrita hospital. this is the first hand transplant in south aisa, that too on a dark skin. now both live a ‘normal life’. they came to meet amma in kochi.

they gave me a hand shake. it was sooo strong, a typical military hand shake.

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the hand that gives are the hands that unites: a selfi with manu and abdul rahim

now addul rahim, who is from afghanistan has fell in love with amma and india. manu was given a job at amrita hospital as a counsellor by amma.

if you think about it, its a wonder how brain accepted a ‘foreign body’ as its own and functioning, co-ordinating the impulses perfectly.

thanks to amrita team of doctors who made it happen. all amma’s grace.

read the news about manu & abdul rahim, india’s first double hand transplant.

lokah samastha sukhino bhavanthu