My Journey

My first journey to India was in 1992.  I was 17 and the trip would set in motion the roller coaster that would be my life.  But as in any amusement park ride, you have to wait in line.  That trip to India lasted only two weeks.  I stayed the whole of the trip in …

The Need for Compassion in Today’s World

If you’re interested in spirituality, feminism, or the need for compassion in today’s world, don’t miss this awesome interview that Amma gave this month at Stanford University.

Last Seen: 26/9/2012, 8:28 am – by Levantine

I wrote this story on the memorial of my beloved one, Maya Naser, a journalist who was martyred on 26/9/2012, but I didn’t then have the courage or the strength to share it. Last seen:  26/9/2012 8:28 am That’s what is written on his WhatsApp profile, but for me he was last seen at 24/9/2012 …

The Making of a Name

For the past twenty years, I have lived as a celibate monk in the ashrams of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), known the world over as, The Hugging Saint.  I often write love poems to her on my blog, because for all these years she has been the all and all of my life.  Many can relate …

Born to the Brothels by Srividya Sheshadri

The rooms were tiny, the hallways and stair cases narrow. Men came in and out – not likely to be customers, we were told, because it was day time. They might have been pimps, or husbands. We saw children as well – running throughout- in their rooms. Apparently at night time, the narrow pathways become …