Aum Amriteswaryai Namah
Message from Amma Australia Directors
Dear friends and devotees of Amma,
We continue to closely monitor the global situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As per regulations across Australia, all in-person satsangs and public programs have been suspended until further notice. This includes cessation of all public programs at the Melbourne Ashram and any events across Australia scheduled under the MA Centre and Amrita Australia Ltd organisations. However, online satsang, meditation and group prayers are being facilitated across Australia and the rest of the world.
Amma continues to speak about the COVID-19 pandemic and the tools provided in spirituality to help us cope with the current situation. She has also emphasized the need to strictly follow government regulations and health department preventative advice on the virus.
In addition to the preventative measures mentioned above, we will continue to pray for the situation to improve as per Amma’s guidance.
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all the health professionals who continue to offer their skills and services. We pray for their health and wellbeing.
Directors of MA Centre (Aust) Foundation and Amrita Australia Limited
Information regarding Virtual Satsangs from Australia can be found in the local newsletters on each Amma Australia Group page of www.ammaaustralia.org.au
Amma’s official messages regarding the current state of the world are posted below and on Amma’s official India Ashram channels.
Amma’s Messages from Amritapuri
The coronavirus is a wake-up call (Part 5)
27 May, 2020
“The coronavirus is a wake-up call. It is true that these are trying times. But we should try as hard as possible to remain cheerful and happy. At the same time, maintain a high level of alertness. This is our responsibility. Remaining cheerful in the face of difficulties does not mean suppressing unhappiness we may feel. It doesn’t mean to suppress; it means to surmount. The best way to preserve the mind’s state of happiness is to become engaged and immersed in some useful activity.” Read full message…
Pandemic is a warning from Nature to treat her with respect and to protect her (Part 4)
25 May, 2020
“We have begun to see this entire world as a business. Not as a family. When we see the world as an economy or as a business, we can only appreciate the prospect of unlimited growth. However, such growth isn’t always beneficial. Cancer cells have limitless growth, and this is why they kill the individual. Likewise, the growth that doesn’t help society isn’t the right type of growth. It will bring destruction to society and the individual.” Read full message…
Corona is Nature’s protective reaction to heal herself (Part 3)
23 May, 2020
“The corona pandemic is completely refiguring how we look at life. Nature, reeling under exploitation from human beings, has got a respite and a chance to heal. When we sprain a joint or fracture a bone, that part begins to swell. The swelling is a protective reaction of the body. It is the body’s warning that that part needs to heal. Similarly, we have been torturing and exploiting Nature. And this is Nature’s protective reaction to heal herself. This is what Amma feels.” Read full message…
Face the hardest situations of life with a smile (Part 2)
23 May, 2020
“Sorrows and hardships will definitely come in our life. But often they will serve to make us stronger. If a thorn pricks our foot as we are running, we will stop and remove it. Moreover, that experience will make us cautious. We will be alert and look for other thorns in the path. We may stop running and proceed with more care. We will be calmer, slower and more cautious.” Read full message…
A happy person is a strong person (Part 1)
23 May, 2020
We have been staying within our homes and apartments for many weeks now, in keeping with the lockdown measures against Coronavirus. Most of you may be fed up with this. Maybe it is causing many of your stress. Because of the lockdown, many plans have had to be put on hold. Regardless, my children should try to remain as cheerful as possible. Read full message…
Corona: Nature’s loud alarm
12 April, 2020
“For decades Amma has stressed the necessity of mankind changing its lifestyle to be more harmonious with Nature and warning that failure to do so would result in increased natural disasters and disease. “The selfish things man has done to Nature are now coming back in the form of such epidemics” Read full message…
Let us come together to light the lamp of hope, compassion and unity.
5 April, 2020
“During this time, when the entire world is reeling in the darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic, let each of us come together to light the lamp of hope, compassion and unity. The virus is filling us internally and externally with the poison of fear and anxiety. To destroy it, we have to ignite our inner flame, our inner light. Let us light the lamp of new life, the light of goodness, the light of knowledge that dispels the darkness of ignorance. Let us eliminate this poison with the panacea of right action and right thinking at the right time.” Read full message…
Pray sincerely and practice due diligence & caution against Coronavirus
23 March, 2020
“Amma knows my children are all living in fear of Coronavirus. Amma is thinking of all of you and praying for you. This is a time when you have to exercise extreme caution and alertness. It is the time to respond with courage, self-control and unity. Amma knows that my children are all afraid, but fear is not helpful now. What is needed is caution and alertness. Courage is the primary thing. With courage, you can overcome anything. So, abandon fear and gather courage. The antivirus that can kill this virus is courage. Courage is our mind’s antivirus.” Read full message…
Virtual Satsang Programs & Events
All in person Amma Group meetings across Australia have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, Amma groups worldwide are finding ways to help connect with Amma, and each other. These online virtual offerings can play a tremendous role in maintaining personal wellbeing as well as benefitting humanity through the power of collective prayer. Click here to find out more >