Finding our True Home – Amma
“ Finding our True Home”
Amma’s teachings and inspirational words in Greece & Cyprus presented by Br. Shubamrita.
Who is Amma?
Many people wonder how a little girl from a simple South Indian village came to be known throughout the world as “Amma, the Mother of All”. Motherhood, in its ultimate sense, has nothing to do with bearing a child, but with love, compassion and selflessness. It lies in totally giving one’s self to others. If we look at Amma’s life, this is what we see — someone who has offered her every thought, word and deed for the benefit of others. Giving is the essence. It’s just that when the homeless come crying for shelter and Amma gives them a house, we call her a “humanitarian.” And when the sorrowful come crying for emotional solace and she gives them love, we call her a “mother.” And when those thirsty for spiritual knowledge come earnestly seeking and she gives them wisdom, we call her a “guru.” This attitude of selflessly serving all creation, knowing others to be extensions of one’s own self, Amma refers to as vishwa matrutvam — universal motherhood. And it is to this pinnacle of human existence that Amma is trying to awaken the world through her life, teachings and darshan [divine embrace].
Questions about the nature of the soul, the universe and God; about dharma, love and family life; about meditation and other spiritual practices… Amma has been clearing the doubts of sincere seekers on such subtle subjects since her youth. She never had a guru nor studied the Vedas, yet she speaks on the truths expressed within the scriptures with wisdom, clarity and true insight. Hers is not academic knowledge, but the knowledge of one who is ever – established in the Ultimate Reality.
It is for this reason that Amma’s simple childhood home has become the spiritual home to thousands — an ashram where aspirants from around the world reside in order to imbibe Amma’s wisdom and realize the Truth that is their real nature. The seeker is instructed as per his level — from the child to the sannyasi [monk].
About Br. Shubamrita
Brahmachari Shubamrita has lived with Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) as a monastic disciple since 1989 and regularly gives lectures and seminars on stress management and meditation throughout Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as one of Amma’s closest disciples and personal translators, Br. Shubamrita shares his understanding of the Eastern spiritual traditions in practical and easily understandable terms.
The programs in Greece and Cyprus
This year Br. Shubamrita will be visiting Greece once again and Cyprus for the first time as follows:
19th June 2019 in Athens – Greece
Electra Palace Hotel, 18 – 20 Navarchou Nikodimou street, Athens
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
20th June 2019 in Nicosia – Cyprus
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86 – 90 Phaneromenis street, Nicosia Old Town
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The program will include:
- a short video on the life and works of Amma
- a discourse by Br. Shubamrita entitled “Finding our True Home”
- spiritual songs (bhajans) from the Indian tradition
- guided meditation
The discourse will be in English with simultaneous Greek translation. Admission is free.
More info about Amma at https://www.amritapuri.org/
“Serving the world with love and cooperation,
you will find your own true self.
As you help those in need, selfishness will fall away,
and without even noticing you will find your own fulfillment.”