Friday, 27 March 2009

Boundless Compassion~Amma ( 28-30 March)

It's been a while since i last update my page. Sorry about that. I was away to Bangkok for the visiting of 9 Temples, came back, busy falling sick and busy working, worst, Computer broke down AGAIN...... Anyway, Here i am sharing some meaningful event with you guys.
This morning, I was at the airport receiving Amma who will be here for a 3 days at Suntec City Hall 6 from 28th-30th March.  
Who is Amma?
Around the world Mata Amritananadamayi Devi (AMMA) is identified as the Mother of Compassion. The press has also nicknamed her the Hugging Saint, because of her famous hug-blessings (darshans), which she has given tirelessly since she was a teenager. It is estimated that Amma has already hugged over twenty five million times.
Amma makes herself available to anyone wishing to receive her darshan. There is never a charge at public programs, and no one is excluded. Hour after hour, day after day, year after year, she receives everyone in the same loving way, irrespective of religious faith or non-belief.
On a typical tour stop, Amma will lead a brief morning meditation followed by darshan late into the afternoon. In the evening she returns to give satsang (an inspired talk), followed by an approximate 90-minute session of bhajans (devotional songs) where she leads an unusually talented troupe of swamis (monks). At the conclusion of the music she will sit, hour after hour, well into the morning hours, giving darshan.
The second way Amma reaches out is via charitable institutions, administered under the aegis of the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission. Teaching by the example of her own life, Amma blends spiritual awareness with practical social service. "Compassion to the poor is our duty to God," she instructs. "If you do spiritual practice without performing selfless actions, it will be like building a house without any doors."
At a young age, Amma concluded that human suffering stemmed almost fully from a lack of love. Thereafter she resolved to be part of the solution, thus offering her entire life as an expression of divine love.

Amma's Desire ~
"Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat his fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence. By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It is Amma's prayer that at least this small dream be realised."
I'll be attending the Meditation and Darshan on Sunday and i'm really looking forward to EXPERIENCE her hug! 
Note: The pic show the flower i managed to get from the garland she wore!

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