It is also a literary technique that Share is learning in her Monday writing 
group.  She enjoys experimenting with it.  




________________________________
 From: feste37 <fest...@yahoo.com>
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 11:58 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Amma on Delhi rape/murder
 

  
Feste37 finds it very disturbing when people refer to themselves in the third 
person. It sounds weird. 

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "emilymae.reyn"  wrote:
>
> In that she is the "Divine Mother" - it could be viewed as a PR piece to some 
> extent.  Her swami (Big Swami) writes many, if not all, of her speeches, from 
> what I hear.  When I went to go see her, we sat for 45 minutes while she 
> talked at everyone in Malayalam and then listened to an immediate direct 
> translation from Big Swami that was pages long and obviously pre-written.  
> Who knows what she really said to us.  There are a lot of things wrong with 
> this statement in my view, but I don't have the interest in breaking it all 
> down. 
> 
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37"  wrote:
> >
> > Did Amma really write this? If so, why does she refer to herself (in the 
> > first sentence) in the third person? It sounds like someone wrote it for 
> > her. 
> > 
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "emilymae.reyn"  wrote:
> > >
> > > Amma broke through a lot of social barriers to get where she is.  But, 
> > > the focus on "innate motherhood" as the basis for female creativity is a 
> > > little disturbing to me, somehow. 
> > > 
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Rick Archer"  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > 
> > > > Amma posted an article which was printed in the New Indian Express 
> > > > paper, regarding the Delhi tragedy. She spoke on this subject at her 
> > > > satsang just before leaving on the N. India tour.
> > > > 
> > > > http://newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/spirituality/article1407336.ece
> > > > 
> > > > Women, break your shackles and awaken
> > > > By Mata Amritanandamayi06th January 2013 12:00 AM
> > > > Amma wishes to express her deep sorrow about the recent trend of men in 
> > > > our country to trample women underfoot as pleasure-giving objects, with 
> > > > no consideration of human values. Is this country that taught unique 
> > > > and divine thoughts such as worshipping God as Mother, seeing God 
> > > > Consciousness in everything and showing tolerance to the world, now 
> > > > becoming a land of asuric, demonic minds? The latest atrocity was the 
> > > > most brutal physical and emotional abuse that a young girl in Delhi had 
> > > > to go through, which finally claimed her life.
> > > > 
> > > > No one can question the reality of motherhoodâ€"that man is created 
> > > > from woman. Yet those who refuse to come out of the cocoon of their 
> > > > narrow minds will never be able to comprehend thisâ€"you cannot explain 
> > > > light to those who only know darkness.
> > > > 
> > > > Who should awaken woman? What obstructs her awakening? The truth is 
> > > > that no external power can possibly obstruct woman or her innate 
> > > > qualities of motherhoodâ€"qualities such as love, empathy and patience. 
> > > > It is sheâ€"she aloneâ€"who has to awaken herself. A woman’s mind is 
> > > > the only real barrier that prevents this from happening.
> > > > 
> > > > The rules and superstitious beliefs that degrade women, continue to 
> > > > prevail in most countries. The primitive customs invented by men to 
> > > > exploit and subjugate women remain alive to this day. Women and their 
> > > > minds have become entangled in the cobweb of those customs.
> > > > 
> > > > An elephant can uproot huge trees with its trunk. When an elephant 
> > > > living in captivity is still a calf, it is tethered to a tree with a 
> > > > strong rope. The calf elephant tries with all its might to break the 
> > > > rope. When its efforts prove futile, it finally gives up. Later, when 
> > > > the same elephant is fully grown, it can be tethered to any small tree 
> > > > with a thin rope. It could easily free itself by uprooting the tree or 
> > > > breaking the rope. But because its mind has been conditioned by its 
> > > > prior experiences, it does not make the slightest attempt to break free.
> > > > 
> > > > This is what is happening to women. The infinite potential inherent in 
> > > > man and woman is the same. If women really want to, they can easily 
> > > > break the shackles of the rules and conditioning that society has 
> > > > imposed on them.
> > > > 
> > > > A woman’s greatest strength lies in her innate motherhood, in her 
> > > > creative, life-giving power. This power can help women bring about a 
> > > > far more significant change in society than men can ever accomplish. In 
> > > > today’s world, where everything is being contaminated and made 
> > > > unnatural, women should take extra care that her qualities of 
> > > > motherhoodâ€"her essential nature as a womanâ€"don’t become 
> > > > contaminated and distorted. Yet, whether woman or man, one’s real 
> > > > humanity comes to light only when the feminine and masculine qualities 
> > > > within one are balanced.
> > > > 
> > > > India has had such a great legacy of women who have contributed to all 
> > > > spheres of development in society; may it be warriors, teachers, 
> > > > spiritual luminaries, musicians or social workers. Though not 
> > > > acknowledged enough in our history books or in the social media, their 
> > > > contribution has been prolific. This legacy has to continue and grow 
> > > > with time.
> > > > 
> > > > The forthcoming age should be dedicated to awakening universal 
> > > > motherhood. Women everywhere have to actualise the qualities of 
> > > > motherhood within themselves. This is the only way to realise our dream 
> > > > of peace and harmony. And it can be done! It is entirely up to us. Let 
> > > > us remember that real leadership is not to dominate or to control, but 
> > > > to serve others with love and compassion, and to inspire women and men 
> > > > alike through the example of our lives.
> > > > 
> > > > Let us all pray that cruel minds, which denigrate women, be 
> > > > transformed. May the Paramatma help them to follow our rich tradition, 
> > > > and respect the women of this country and all other countries.
> > > > 
> > > > The writer is a world renowned spiritual leader
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > * * * * * * * * * 
> > > > The more Love you give, the more your heart is filled with Love.
> > > > Love is like a never ending stream. -Amma
> > > >
> > >
> >
>


 

Reply via email to