Satguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly know as the hugging swamiji, exhorted people to liberate themselves from lust and drug.
Mata Amritanandamayi Devi was addressing a gathering of devotees at the Satsang discourse on Lawspet grounds in Puducherry on Monday.
“Is there anything to rejoice? Terrorism and war threat are looming, suicides are on the rise, ego and greed is everywhere. People show no respect for human values,” she asked the devotees, who had gathered on the grounds in hundreds to attend the discourse.
While addressing the gathering, she said, “Today’s children’s gift to their parents is a place in an old age home.”
Mata appealed to the children of old and helpless parents to show compassion and care when their old parents needed it the most.
Mata Amritanandamayi was accorded a warm reception by the organising committee on the border at Madagadipet on Sunday night.
Mata has arrived at Puducherry from Madurai. Mata had stopped in Perambalur for around three hours before proceeding to Puducherry. She had stayed and rested in the house of one of the organising committee members.
The public programme on Monday began around 6.30 pm. A series of Satsang, Bhajans and Meditation followed the initial ceremonies.
The darshan for devotees commenced after the initial programmes at 8.30 pm.
Several hundreds devotees from Puducherry attended the ceremonies. Devotees from districts of Villupuram and Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu as well congregated.
Amma will give darshan and blessings to the last devotee before continuing with her march towards her next destination.