Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Foiled attack on Amma
Whether we like it or not, it is a fact that we are living in troubled times. And I have always wondered why theres'n't any security for Mata Amritanandamayi who is known across the world, for her simplicity and devotion to social work. There's just a ring of devotees around her. Even when devotees come for darshan (the hug) they are not frisked. They are just asked to remove pen or such objects from the shirt pocket, and sweat is wiped off from the face by volunteers. I have also seen devotees being asked to remove the specs. All these are done only because there isn't any discomfort when Amma hugs the devotees and utters words of encouragement and confidence in their ears. Probably now things will changen now with the attempt to harm her on Sunday evening.