This was posted on the Amma chat. I found it kind of sweet and thought some here might enjoy it.
------ Forwarded Message From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Reply-To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 11:06:16 EST To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: [Ammachi] Digest Number 1840 Namaste: I live in the Bible belt and have not encountered any problems explaining Amma. Also, my mother in law is a strict Cathloic and she wanted to go with me to attend a darshan and it was beautiful. Here is what I say to friends, family and patients at work. I explain that Amma is a very advanced spiritual person. That I do not want them to think I am being blastmous (spell??) that when I go and see Amma the Bible comes to life for me. That I see all of Jesus's words and life in action. I say this with a lot of love in my heart. I explain that she offers free medical service and builds homes for widows, etc etc, and this inspires me to be more Christ like in my giving and serviing others. I explain that one of the ways she helps others is that she hugs them and calls everyone her children. I let them know that I have personally witnessed her sit for more than 9 hours hugging people with the same smile and love and care. That you can ask her questions and ask for a personal prayer from her. That when you are hugged by her you can feel Divine Christ Love around her and smell sweet rose smells. I stay very simple and sweet when speaking of her and with a lot of love in my heart. I explain that being in her presence and seeing a woman giving such love and care to people in the world without asking for a dime helps me as a woman relate better to walking a spiritual path. That I love Jesus but for some reason watching another woman walk a path of Divine Love and Compassion and do everything that Jesus did has helped me. That Love & Compassion is so important to me that I dont care that I dont understand all the beautiful devotional music being sung and I dont care if she is showing her love through the Hindu path. So, each year, I go and spend spiritual retreat with her and I pray and meditate and cry and bring all my problems to her to help me understand and heal and become a better person. So I can return and love/serve people more. I usually do not go into the unbelievable profound spiritual experiences I have had with her which are beyond words. Or talk about my entire life transforming since meeting her. I stay very light and simple with truth as I experience it. I have always experienced a very positive response when I speak of her explaining from my heart meeting people at where they are at instead of where I am at. I prayed for Amma to give me the words because I am here to serve not to be crucified. She has never let me down in guiding me with what to say to people. I Loves Service malati ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/