Amma in Mauritius
Posted August 12, 2009on:
Mata Amritanadamayi (Amma) visited Mauritius in April. Yes and I was fortunate enough to meet her. To be frank, im not exactly a follower of Amma. Only thing that was close to being related to Amma was being admitted once in Amrita Hospital Kochi. hehe
I wanted to meet her, to know what power she holds to attract millions from all around the world. My mother-in-law was here on a holiday, she too got excited on hearing about Amma visiting Mauritius. Most of my relatives are Amma’s devotees.
We waited till we were allowed to enter the hall. Looking around, there were devotees distributing booklets, small stalls selling religiuos books and audio cassettes and also soem food stalls were there too. Seemed like a festival mood to me!!
Once all were seated inside the hall, a follower started with his speech, on the powers of Amma. He was a software engineer working in the US, he had left his job and all worldly possesions for love of Amma. Following the speech there was bhajans. In an hour I guess Amma entered the hall. I managed to take few, but it wasnt clear. In a minute I was asked by volunteers not to take snaps.
My first impression: A very normal human being, always smiling.
Once seated she started with her speech, she speaks only in Malayalam. There was a french devotee who was translating it for the Mauritians.
Once the speech and bhajans were over, it was time for Amma’s blessings. In 10 min we were next to Amma. There was a line of volunteers guarding her. Our handbags wer taken, hairpins removed, our faces wiped with tissue, hmmm strange..they say its for Amma’s safety as she hugs kisses her devotees.
On knowing we were keralites all around Amma started conversing with us. Mom-in -law was the first one to get Amma’s embrace.She was literally in a floating state in the vicinity of Amma. hehe.. She got really excited and couldn’t stop conversing with Amma. Then came my turn to get her embrace
2nd Impression : A hug from a fat person hehe.
I guess Amma too was relieved to find some Malayalam speaking devotees amongst the french and creole speaking crowd. She gave us some prasad and I got a fruit too..spl blessing!!
Ramnath was waiting for us. He did get a token on arriving from office, but he wasn’t interested in the personal blessing. He was more than happy that we made it. He did see the whole function on a screen arranged in the front. Following are some snaps he had taken from outside the hall
At the end of the day: I didn’t feel any kind of energy radiating from her. It was just like meeting any other person.
I believe all human beings have some energy radiating from within. It might be a positive one or a negative one. Its the positive energy that gives a person his charm and ability to attract others. Amma didn’t have any negative energy but nor the great positive energy which I expected. Many of her disciples or followers who were there with her did possess it. Maybe that’s where her energy lies.