|AMMAs lovely hugsI arrived at 10 am at the Amritapuri ashram. A very beautiful but currently very crowded ashram. But very peaceful. AMMA who built this Ashram, where she was born, are one of the famous living Gurus. She is very active with her aid organisations and projects to help people all over the world. She is also famous for her intensive and lovely hugs. Everywhere on the world she give hugs to the people. “Embracing the world” is the name of her institution. She gave her hugs already to more than 32.000 people all over the world. That means around 1.700 hugs each day in average.
After the evening mediation at the beach with her, I had the great possibility to get a hug from her. It was an amazing experience, which I didn’t expect before to get on that day.
# Lessons Learned today: If everyone would joining the principles of „giving and receiving“, it would reduce or completely eliminate the chaotic system which has to be organized by rules and processors.
|Ashram Art of Living:First jogging tour in India. But even this was a tiny bit crazy. My running track was anywhere between virtual and true reality. Between TechVillages, Slums and crowded streets you can’t even cross.
After that I went for a day visit to the Ashram Art of Living:
Surrounded by a green landscape and beautiful flowers, this peaceful ashram conducts courses in Yoga, vedic mathematics and Vasthu Shasthra. It was built and created by Sri Ravi Shankar to extend his preaching on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels and includes an professional Ayurvedic center. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is well known guru all over the world and was even on this day on tour. But joint a guided meditation and had a funny sightseeing tour and photoshooting with Rukesh.
# Lessons Learned today:
If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.
|Osho Mediation Resort:Osho was an Indian philosophy professor and later on a Guru for many people – specially in the west. His followers are also called Sanyassin. He was a great speaker and teacher in meditation and found a way to explain the eastern philosophy to the western society. He was killed in the 90s. Still today they offer different meditations from early morning to late evening. My mum was Sanyassin. So I was growing up with that stuff. Thats why I had more than ever the feeling, like I have to step in mums footstep and follow her way to understand where I am coming from, and how I adapt and understand it today in comparison to my earliest years in my childhood.
Task for the day: WHO AM I? I got this today from the others: I am an angel (my name), I am a strong independent person, I am a rebel, I am crazy (traveling alone).
# Lesson Learned today:
Indian is a country which might be poor, but its the richest country in spirituality. It concerns the highest value of consciousness. If you want to meet the country and learn, you have to go with open eyes and connect to the people.