Thursday, November 24, 2011

Marriage of Narayana Baba and Satva Gaby Ellert under the blessings of Amma

How amazing for the group at home to share in the marriage of Narayana Baba and Satva under the blessings of Amma

You are cordially invited to the marriage
Narayana Baba
Satva Gaby Ellert

On Saturday, the twenty sixth of November, 2011

To be officiated by Amma

The M.A. Center

10200 Crow Canyon Road.

Castro Valley, California

Festivities begin with Devi Bhava at 7:00pm on Friday, and end with the ceremony early Saturday morning.

You must arrive by 2:00am

Baba recommends coming early and getting an Amma hug, then waiting for the ceremony.

There will be 10 seats reserved near the stage for friends.

Amma is regarded by many to be an incarnation of the Divine Mother and is often referred to as the 'hugging saint". She has spent most of the past 25 years hugging anyone who approaches her. Often she will sit dispensing her love and her hugs for 8, 10, 12 hours and more without a break of any kind. In India, where she is quite well known, it is not uncommon for her to hug 10 to 20 thousand people in a single session. The fact that she does this most of the days of every week of every year, at first evades our notice. But when we try to imagine the amount of love and patience one would need to accomplish such a feet of compassion, we begin to be struck by the magnitude of it. No ordinary human being would have the inclination to spend their lives hugging, giving solace and encouragement, and wiping away tears. We have to ask ourselves why someone would do this. Amma asks nothing in return. No collection plate is passed. There is nothing to join or pledge allegiance to. There are no strings attached. She is simply a fountain - a river - that flows with unimaginable love and is available to anyone who wants to put in their cup and drink.

Amma encourages all major religions. She says that all religions are paths to God. Regardless of one's faith, be it Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, she will help in the fulfillment of that. She encourages practitioners of other faiths to remain where they are and work within those paths. Amma states that direct knowledge of the Self as the pure luminous all-pervading non-dual Reality is the goal and, that for most people, the path of love and devotion is the way to it.


Mary said...

They really know how to celebrate a marriage! Hugging Amma would really be a highlight. Did you get to hug Amma?

Susan said...

Not yet. Can't wait to hear the details!