KOLLAM: Lack of love and compassion are the source of most problems in the world and to cure this everyone should have a purpose in life, a purpose to help the fellow beings unconditionally, said Mata Amritanandamayi on her 61 birthday.
“We are living in a world where various individuals, societies, caste, communities, religious groups and countries are segregating themselves from each other. For their own happiness and pleasure, they are competing to make each other cry.
“There are groups preaching a form of terrorism even more savage than that of primitives. Therefore, in today’s world, there are no guarantees. Anything can happen to anyone, at any time, at any place,” said Amma addressing the gathering of followers at the Jayanthi Sammelanam venue on the Amrita University campus.
Amma said that she was concerned about human beings delighting in the pleasures of the senses alone, without any discernment to the very goals of life. This aggravates the burden felt by the humanity due to economic recession, global warming etc. When such fundamental human values erode it reflects in family and especially among the youth who forgets their duty for parents, said Amma. She talked about the impact of value erosion on women, children and married couples.
On the need for love, Amma said that now efforts were being made to prevent Ebola virus, but the virus of hatred had been claiming more lives. “To cure it we have the vaccination of love and compassion. For that we need to look for it and it is very much there in every one. Love is the divine medicine and compassion is the ‘Mritasanjeevani’ the remedy for death,” Amma said.
She also said that the natural calamities witnessed in Jammu&Kashmir and Maharashtra were the warning for human beings to introspect and mend ways, rather than an opportunity to blame god.
“If we are able to help even just one person, we can bring about a big change in their life. If my children can become ready to share their lives with the poor and the needy, that would be the best birthday present Amma could ever receive,” said Amma.