Knowing yourself

The fundamental desire of every human being is to be happy. All our efforts and our energies, whether we are young, old, rich, poor, male, female, Westerner, Indian or Asian, are based on this desire. In spite of this, we discover that whatever happiness we experience as a result of our efforts is impermanent. Like the wind, it comes and it goes.

At the same time, the message of the Vedas, the ancient scriptures of India, is that true, unwavering happiness is our very nature; our true self. Throughout the ages and into modern times, sages and teachers have maintained and shared the Vedic vision of permanent happiness.

"Like the finger directing your eyes to the moon, the teacher and the teaching help you see what you’ve been searching for. Come. Find your Self here." - Ammaji

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On Prayer

Prayer is the highest form of communication with the Lord, and can be offered in simple words or as an elaborate ritual. The modes of prayer may differ from person to person, but the attitude is fundamental to all. Prayer helps nurture one’s special relationship to the Lord - the relationship of the created to the creator - by invoking...[Read More]

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