Amma’s 60th Birthday Today!
Yes it is Amma’s 60th Birthday today 🙂 I have been told that the 60th is a big deal in India (though usually for men) and that there are HALF A MILLION people in the ashram at the moment to celebrate! The most I have seen is 10,000 – and that was a squeeze! – so I can only imagine… Prayers for world peace were conducted there from Tues to Fri this week at Amma’s request.
This Sunday, Brahmachari Shubamrita (one of Amma’s closest devotees) is coming to celebrate her Birthday at a FREE event in London. It is from 5pm – 9pm and includes bhajans and dinner: Hornsey Moravian Church, Priory Road, London N8 7HR.
I was very touched by the innocence of an email I received from a man I have never met in Germany, who had been with Mother Meera and then somehow found my posts about her and read them. He also sent me this link to an article about her:-
The following part from that article answered a question I had about devoting to Amma whilst in Mother Meera’s presence. I also think it shows so much about where Mother Meera is coming from:-
“It is not necessary to devote or believe in me. If you are sincere to your guru, master, God, Absolute or to the Divine, it is enough and I will strengthen your faith.
Finally, if you believe in God, that is enough for me. I suggest you do your job and your duties wholeheartedly and joyfully and bring peace and happiness in your family and in your surroundings… If you need me or my help I will help you, whatever path you may follow. For me there is no difference. All paths lead to the same goal, that is, to realise the Divine.”
I learned something interesting this week during my training on relapse prevention in drugs and alcohol, which I think pertains to all addictive / obsessive ways of being. If you are obsessing about anything (a substance, person, past hurt, job etc.) and you wait 20 mins…the neurons in your brain will cease firing on that 1 thing.
That’s all for now, have a lovely weekend,