Mata: Be Thankful for What You Get and Show Gratitude

Published: 22nd February 2016 07:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2016 07:17 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: Thoudands of people gathered to catch glimpses of Mata  Amritanandamayi on the second day of Brahmasthnam Mahotsava.

 A follower, who had been waiting for more than a hour to listen to the Satsang, said, “I never miss a chance to meet Mata. The help that has been provided for the flood- affected and for the public has been great.”

“We have done various contributions for people who need them the most. From monetary help to facilitating a better lifestyle, we make sure everyone is uplifted,” said a volunteer.

As the satsang began, Mata  Amritanandamayi said, “Life is divine. Be thankful for what you get and show gratitude.” The Satsang revolved around how to lead a quality life by respecting nature, being thankful and by accepting situations.

Urging the younger generation to respect nature and protect nature, she said, “Human beings survive because of thousands upon thousands of aspects of nature that constantly and selflessly serve and support them.  We are indebted to many subtle and obvious parts of nature. When this awareness dawns within, it becomes easy to appreciate everything during each breath we take.”

Weaving in real life situations to the message, the satsang ended with the message of bringing light into others lives by respecting and valuing life.

Bajans and divine songs by  Amritanandamayi, fellow volunteers and the audience were the highlight of the event. “Though I don’t understand the language, these bajans take me to a different phase. It’s liberating and peaceful,” said another volunteer. The most awaited part of the event, the darshan left some in tears and some with a sense of fulfilment after receiving the blessings from Amma herself.

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