Amma’s Darshan

Yesterday, I got Amma’s darshan again. This is the second time in four days,  that I got Amma’s darshan. The first darshan that I got on last Wednesday, was properly planned, in the sense that I  got the darshan token and stood in queue to get Amma’s darshan. But yesterday’s darshan was totally unexpected. She was giving darshan to devotees in Kali Mandir(Usually she gives darshan in the Bhajan Hall, which is bigger and people have to sit in a long queue). I got inside the Kali Mandir. With a little amount of persuasion of the people controlling the queue, I got in to the queue and after fifteen minutes, I  got onto the stage(a raised platform and  not the actual stage where people perform) where Amma was sitting. I had always wanted to ask Amma,  some questions, so that I would get to know her opinion and the way she views things, and of course, I also wanted to clear my doubts. I got Amma’s darshan – she hugged me.

Mata Amritanandamayi(or Amma, as she is popularly known as)

This time, I asked her a question : “Amma, how do you forget yourself and do service for others ?”

Amma hugged me again and smiled at me. She then said : “Selfless service is something that comes from within. It cannot be taught or explained to others. When there are circumstances that require us to forget ourselves and think about others, it should come from within”. She then explained taking the example of the brahmacharis brahmacharinis, staying in the ashram – how they leave  their new clothes at home and come to the ashram and where second-hand clothes. She also explained about many people who help in building houses, who collect and sort wastes in the ashram, and many other such examples which I do not remember right now. 🙂

I am so happy that she answered my question. This will definitely go into the set incidents, which I shall never forget. I hope I get many more such opportunities to meet Amma and interact with her.  🙂

2 thoughts on “Amma’s Darshan

  1. Namaste Savita! I have used this picture of Amma in my post ‘Human Affection – Can We Live Without It?’ with a ping-back to your post and a credit to you. If this isn’t OK with you, no problem just let me know and I will remove it.

    Matt 🙂

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