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The Hugging Saint – Symbolism in the Hugs and Kisses of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Meeting with the hugging saint, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, is referred as ‘Darshan.’ There is deep symbolism attached to the hugs and kisses. Darshan refers to Mata’s motherly embrace. Mata herself spoke about the darshan “Amma’s hugs and kisses should not be considered ordinary. When Amma embraces or kisses someone, it is a process of purification and inner healing. Amma is transmitting a part of her pure, vital energy into her children. It also allows them to experience, true unconditional love. When Amma holds someone, it can help to awaken the dormant spiritual energy within them, which will eventually take them to the ultimate goal of Self Realization. Source – Secret Of Inner Peace By Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri, Amma, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Introductory Rite Performed At The Beginning Of An Action In Hinduism

The introductory or preparatory rite performed at the beginning of an action of Vedic significance in Hinduism is known as Purascarana (Literally meaning first step). For example, if one has to conduct the marriage of a son or a daughter, one simple ritual is performed in the beginning so that the function may be completed without any impediment. Lord Ganesha or Vivaksena are generally worshiped for this purpose. The introductory rite is also performed at the beginning of the study of Vedic mantras. There is a fivefold way of invoking the deity of the mantra – japa, homa, tarpana, abhisheka and bhuribhojana (distribution of food). If one wants to have mantra siddhi (getting the fruit of japa), one should repeat the mantras in the mind; if one who wants strength, one should repeat the mantra with a little lip movement. The general convention is that if one does ten japas; after offerings to the fire, one tarpana (offering of water) should be done. Kularnava tantra pr

Our True Nature Is Bliss

If we think, others care if we are miserable then it is a wrong notion. Forget others and try to be happy. If we are depressed, isolated, miserable, bored and lonely, it simply means that the key to our life and happiness is with someone else. So, only that outside force can make us happy. We are a slave of that outside force. What kind of life is it? Take control of our lives. Happiness reside inside not outside. Instead of trying to find happiness, we should focus our energy in removing the veil of ignorance inside us. Ignorance is made up of expectation, attachment, anger, desire, ego and false identification of things. Our true nature is bliss. But it is ignorance that is stopping us from realizing it. We are happiness. All misery and unhappiness is the result of ignorance. So focus removing the veil of ignorance and discover happiness within. Abhilash www.hindu-blog.com