Mother Kali – MahaKali – Kalika

Mother Kali

Mother Kali – MahaKali – Kalika
Who can comprehend the Divine paradox of Mother Kali? Fierce, black in color, large, shimmering eyes, destructive, triumphantly smiling amidst the slaughter of billions of demons, wearing a necklace of skulls and a skirt of severed arms, glowing effulgently like the full moon in the night sky, holding the head of a demon, a Trident that flashes like lightning and a knife etched with sacred mantras and infused with Divine Shakti, Kali stands peaceful and content, suffused with the fragrances of jasmine, rose and sandlewood!

Kali is the Guardian. The Protectress. The Mother. Kali is Dharma and Eternal Time. Kali shines with the brilliance of a Million Black Fires of Dissolution and Her body is bathed in vibuthi (sacred ash). Shiva is under Her Feet and the Great Devotee, Ramprasad, envisioned Kali as stepping upon a demon that was transformed, by Kali’s touch, into Lord Shiva Himself!

Just as the night sky appears black due to it’s fathomless depth and as the ocean appears deep blue due to it’s fathomless depth~ so too Kali appears dark due to Her Infinite depth. Kali assumes the form that reflects the attitude and bhava (emotion) of the person who approaches Her. If Kali is appraoched with the bhava of Motherly Love, She assumes the form of Lakshmi. If Kali is approached as the Guru, embodying Wisdom, Art and Education, She assumes the form of Saraswati. The demons approached Kalika with the bhava of destruction and evil. Consequently, the Divine Mother assumed the form of their Destruction by reflecting, in form, their own Evil. In truth, Kali is all of these forms and beyond them.

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Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi – Ammachi – The Hugging Saint



Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi – Ammachi – The Hugging Saint
‘Hugging saint’ is compassion in action
By Jane Lampman | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

Some have traveled many miles to the Boston suburbs, from upstate New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey. All come to spend time in her presence – and to receive the tender hug she has given to some 30 million people in several countries.

The small, smiling woman in a white sari is on her yearly tour across the US, drawing thousands at each stop. People sit in line for hours just to be enfolded in that motherly embrace, perhaps asking her a fervent question about a decision that troubles them or the deeper purpose of life.

Amma – the affectionate name for Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi – has been dubbed “the hugging saint” by international media. But her unconventional spiritual practice and her teachings aim at a deeper impact.

The Indian guru wishes to comfort wounded hearts through an expression of unconditional love, but also to awaken in people what she calls the “healing qualities of universal motherhood.” Both men and women can express these qualities, she teaches. “The love of awakened motherhood is a love and compassion felt not only towards one’s own children, but towards all people … to all of nature,” she says. “This motherhood is Divine Love – and that is God.”

For her devotees, it is Amma’s example that draws and holds them. “She is compassion in action,” says Rob Sidon, an American who first encountered Amma during a trip to India, and now acts as a spokesman for the Mata Amritanandamayi (M.A.) Center in Castro Valley, Calif. (This and two regional centers in Santa Fe, N.M., and Ann Arbor, Mich., offer the public a contemplative environment, classes, retreats, and volunteer opportunities.)

In addition to her hugging sessions (which can last for hours, a full day, or overnight, depending on the number of people), she has spurred a host of humanitarian activities in India and elsewhere. They include charitable hospitals and hospices, free housing for the poor, a widow’s pension program, orphanages, and schools for destitute children.

According to Amma’s followers, funds for humanitarian activities come from donations, sales of items on tours, and books and CDs of her talks, sayings, and devotional songs.

The in the US donated $1 million to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund. And Amma committed $23 millionfor rebuilding after the South Asian tsunami.

Yet for 35 years, this daughter of a poor Keralan fisherman has been dispensing hugs as the central gesture of her life. As a child pulled out of school to work for her family, Amma felt compelled to ease the suffering of elderly neighbors. She washed their clothes and bathed them.

Experiencing physical abuse at home, she says she always knew there was a higher reality beyond the physical. As a girl, she spent hours in meditation and composing devotional songs. She decided not to marry but to devote her life to embracing the world.

Amma – who has also traveled to Europe, Africa, and Australia on that mission – has been coming to the US since 1987. Many at this three-day retreat at a Marlborough, Mass., hotel have seen her before. “Friends recommended I go five years ago because her amazing presence tends to open people’s hearts,” says Monica Martynska, a singer from Princeton, N.J. “She’s changed my life.”

Ms. Martynska has taken up meditation and chanting. “It’s designed to quiet the chattering mind and turn us inward … so we can act from the center of the heart instead of being so reactive,” she explains.

As Amma receives individuals or couples in the main hall, a swami teaches her meditation method in another room. Born within a Hindu context, she emphasizes that love and compassion are the essence of all religions. Amma set up temples in India, stirring controversy by consecrating women priests as well as men.

“She wants womanly qualities to rise up and take their rightful place in the world,” says Beverley Noia, now known as Janani. Formerly a professor of comparative religion at Regis University in Denver, a Catholic institution, she serves as Amma’s videographer and archivist, recording the guru’s global experience. “She’s taught me to be a feminist without anger.”

An independent filmmaker has produced a documentary on the teacher titled “Darshan.” Premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, it will be released in the US in August. Darshan is Sanskrit for “audience with a holy person” and is the name given to the lengthy hugging sessions.

Amma’s inclusive outreach has brought her stature on the world stage. She was invited to speak at the UN’s 50th anniversary in 1995 and at the Millennium World Peace Summit in 2000. In 2002, she won the Gandhi-King Award for Nonviolence, and in May 2006, an interfaith award previously given to the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Many compare her to Mother Teresa.

While some people tend to deify her, the guru says that everyone is divine, and that each one must seek to get rid of the ego and find “their real Self.”

“We human beings are just instruments of God so we should not be egoistic,” Amma emphasizes in an interview. “We should have the awareness that ‘I am just like a pen in the hand of a writer, or a brush in the hands of a painter.’ “

The tireless teacher responds to questions through an interpreter (her native tongue is Malayalam). With each query she turns to smile and communicate eye to eye even as she continues to embrace the faithful. Afterward, she bestows on this reporter a warm hug, a gentle backrub, and a laughing kiss on the cheek.

In addition to the three regional centers, there are small groups across the US, called satsangs, where devotees meet weekly for meditation and singing. But they must also live out their spiritual practice through seva – selfless service.

Chinmayi Ruiz, for instance, who hosts a satsang in Concord, Mass., joins with other volunteers for Mother’s Kitchen. On a regular basis, they cook food at home and take it to serve at various community shelters.

In Amma’s words: “It is through selfless sharing that the flower of life becomes beautiful and fragrant.”


Fragrance Of Love

Fragrance Of Love

Amma & The Power Of A Hug



The power of a hug
George Iype in Kerala
September 25, 2003 01:41 IST

The high and mighty, poor and rich, young and old are lining up in Kochi for a gentle hug, a soothing word and a tender kiss.

The hope of an embrace from ‘hugging saint’ Mata Amritanandamayi has the coastal Kerala city bursting at the seams.

Domestic and international airlines are fully booked for a week; foreigners have landed in chartered flights; special trains are ferrying devotees; and hotels are fully packed as more than half a million followers of Amma have come to the city, which has a population of less than a million.

What brings people like President A P J Abdul Kalam, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani, Sycamore founder Gururaj Deshpande, US Senator Larry Pressler and actress Linda Evans to Amma?

“It is her hug,” says French filmmaker Jan Kounen. Kounen should know, for he and long-time friend and French producer Manuel de la Roche are busy at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium — the venue of the four-day birthday celebrations of Amma — shooting for a film, Another Reality.

“Her hug has fascinated me. I am exploring how a simple woman from Kerala has become a world saint through her gentle touch. You know, through her hug she connects us to the spiritual world,” Kounen added.

Like him, hundreds of thousands of devotees silently queue up as Amma comes to one of the many specially arranged podiums to meet people.

“Look at her face. The spiritual light of her face is all that I need to forget the troubles and miseries of life,” says Jonathan Swift, another devotee from Sweden.

Swift says a hug from Amma is “simply spiritual bliss”. “She has hugged me at least five times in different locations abroad. I felt a kind of spiritual energy in me after Amma embraced me,” Swift, who works with a Swedish pharmaceutical company, said.

In the last three decades, Amritanandamayi, born in the coastal village of Parayakadavu in Kollam, has hugged more than 30 million people.

A Los Angeles Times journalist once asked Amma: “Why do you hug people?” She replied: “This question is like asking the river, ‘why are you flowing.'”

Some years back, Vajpayee visited Amritanandamayi. She embraced Vajpayee and whispered in his ears her patented mantra: “My son, my son.”

“She is showing us the value of the right combination of spiritual ideals and practical wisdom,” Vajpayee, now an ardent devotee of Amma, said after the hug.

Evan Jones, a physiotherapist from the United States, says she fell in love with Amma because “her gentle touch electrified me”.

“The biggest thing about Amma is that she does not have a religion. Her religion is that of love and compassion. Her spiritual empire is love and service,” Jones says.

Agrees Beverley Noia, an American who was professor of comparative religion at a New Mexico university. The idea of god always perplexed her. One day, she met Amma during one of her US visits. “I saw in Amma a real mother. I found that she is the answer to universal motherhood,” says Noia who abandoned her job and joined Amma’s ashram in Kollam eight years ago.

Noia says Amma has proved that religions and languages are no barriers for spiritual fulfilment and human service.

In 1993, Amma addressed Parliament of World Religions in Chicago; in 1995, she spoke at the Interfaith Celebrations at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York; in August 2000, she addressed the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the UN General Assembly; and in October 2002, she spoke at the UN World Conference of Women’s Religious and Spiritual Leaders in Geneva.

“All these addresses were in vernacular Malayalam. But people understand the power of love, though she talks in Malayalam,” says Jones.

What will Amma say when she addresses the CEOs and business leaders who have come from all over the world? One of her close aides says Amma will teach them the fine of art of combining business with social service and spiritual energy.

One of Amritanandamayi’s aides says that in the last three decades, she “has built up a spiritual and service empire that include educational, charity and medical institutions across India and abroad”.

Today, at the age of 50, Amritanandamayi heads huge projects –estimated to be worth Rs 1,000 crore — to help the sick and poor across the country. The ardent CEO followers of Amma will definitely take note.


Ocean Of Love

Ocean Of Love

Anandamayi Ma – The Blissful Mother

Anandamayi Ma Young

Anandamayi Ma – The Blissful Mother
By Chris Parnell (a Sai Devotee)

Individuation & Personality
Anandamayi Ma was born in East Bengal (now Bangladesh) in 1896. She was the second child of a pious, highly orthodox, impoverished Brahmin couple. Her devout mother had several auspicious dreams of gods and goddesses before Ma’s birth – a sign usually indicating the presence of an imminent mahatma (evolved soul). She was named Nirmala Sundari, and attended school only for two years. She was married when thirteen years old, to Mohan Chakravarthi, who later became her disciple (renamed Bholanath), and, finally a guru (spiritual preceptor) himself.

Their marriage would never be consummated: when her husband once tried to initiate conjugal relations, he felt a violent electric shock surge through his body. The Divine Light in Ma began to spread radiance and splendour. Soon Hara Kumar Ray, brother of the landlord of Astagrama, began to view Ma as a spiritual Mother. One evening Ma went into a deep trance during a public kirtana (devotional singing session). This further added to her growing reputation as an extraordinary spiritual personage.

Often, sitting in her room at night, after impeccably carrying out the household chores during the day, an ‘inner guidance’ prompted Ma to recite ancient Sanskrit verses and mantras (potent sound-symbols) which she had never heard. She also experienced the different aspects of God. When asked who or what this ‘inner guidance’ was, Ma replied, “Your Shakti (Divine Power).” It was then revealed to Ma: “You are everything.” After this, she stated, “I realised that the Universe was all my own manifestation… I found myself face to face with the One that appears as many.”

On the night of August 3, 1922, Ma, guided by her inherent Shakti initiated herself. She played the roles of both the guru and disciple – uttering an arcane bija mantra, which she then repeated for a while. This unprecedented self-initiation rite shocked one of Ma’s cousins. Ma had ‘flouted’ an age-old tradition, as well as ‘set’ herself up as spiritually superior to her uninitiated husband. Ma promised this cousin that Bholanath would also soon be initiated. Sure enough, five months later Ma initiated her husband, sending him into deep trance for two hours! Ma followed, in full, all the details of the initiation rite prescribed by the ancient scriptures.

While living in Dacca, Ma’s spiritual lustre illuminated many hearts. Many times during religious chanting, she would become stiff and even fall to the ground in a faint. Her body would variously become deformed during these events. She would sometimes hold difficult asanas (yogic positions) for long periods and spontaneously form complex mudras (tantric hand positions) and gestures.

Sometime in 1924, Ma lost the ability to feed herself. Henceforth, she was hand-fed by a devotee. Once she abandoned all food (solid and liquid) for 23 days. For one six-month-period, she ate only six grains of rice daily, and two or three ripe fruits fallen off the tree. Ma ‘knew’ which fruit had fallen and which had been plucked!

Once when Ma passed a Muslim tomb, she immediately began to recite portions of the Quran, and perform the Namaz ritual. This, and other similar acts, showed that Anandamayi always moved through a variety of psychic and spiritual states.

Anandamayi Ma wrote no books. She travelled extensively throughout India and established many ashrams, affording women the opportunity to lead the celibate life as brahmacharinis.

Ma’s devotees are spread worldwide. They are of all ages, from different walks of life, from various religions. Westerners began visiting Ma since the 1940s. Mrs. Blanca, a former Austrian aristocrat, became a renunciate under Ma, receiving from her the name “Atmananda.” This lady outlived Ma by a few years. She performed invaluable service by translating Ma’s teachings into English and other European languages.

Speaking about Brahmacharya (the life of celibacy), she said that it was better to become an ideal family man than to become an aimless brahmachari (celibate). In her view, “There is nothing wrong in leading a virtuous family life. It is good for some people to strive to move close to God through marriage.”

Ma, in the midst of a conversation or a devotional song, would often begin to laugh in a rich, resonant and rhythmic voice. Her laughter sometimes quite prolonged seemed to say: “Don’t worry – be happy!” This was in keeping with “Ja hoye jay” was the most frequent of her pithy East Bengali aphorisms. It means, “Come what may, all’s well, all is God’s wondrously intelligent, benevolent play.”

Travels and Teachings
Ma was once invited to the Sevagram Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Rajendra Prasad (first President of India) and Acharya Vinóba Bhave came to have her Darshan.

Kamala Nehru took Ma and her followers, there. Gandhiji greeted her, addressing her “Mataji” and Ma reciprocated by addressing him “Pitaji.” Mahatmaji took Ma in his arms like a little child. Appropriately Ma turned into one, hiding her face in his chest. Gandhiji’s first words to her were, “Perhaps you know that I sent Jamnalal to you. He came back and told me that he got the peace of mind from you which I failed to give him.”

Mentioning Kamala Nehru’s devotion to Ma, Gandhiji once told those present that Kamala used to treat Ma as her guru. Ma immediately protested, “Pitaji, I cannot be a guru to anyone. I am just a little girl.” Ma and Gandhiji spent the whole day together like a little daughter meeting her father after a long time.

Ma meets Shri Aurobindo
Once, at Bhimtal, Ma experienced travelling in the astral form to be with Shri Aurobindo. From Bhimtal, Ma moved to Nainital. Here one day, during a kirtana, she suddenly found that the congregation comprised a myriad Krishnas. There was just one image of Lord Krishna but in her eyes all participants had turned into living Krishnas. A similar thing happened in a gathering singing the glory of Ram. In her eyes, all those present had been transformed into Ram. Speaking about high significance of Nama Kirtan, Ma said, “It is not being suggested that you leave everything behind and run away. You should be with the world and its various demands, but keep a fire burning – the fire of His name. If He chooses to bless you, then this fire will burn all impurities and lead your pure soul unto Him. Live your life in this world but keep Him along.”

Ma on Karma
Once a man named Pannalal came with a problem. His friend had been continuously doing sadhana (spiritual practice) for 20 years without any change in consciousness and had now decided to leave the path in disgust. He had even lost faith in God. Ma told him that mere external sadhana was not enough. One had to get rid of lust, and desire. “If you hold on to the chain while taking a bath, you can never have a proper dip.” Again, “the old practices and beliefs stand in the way of getting to Truth.”

Pannalalji’s wife used to pray and meditate hours on end everyday and yet she died in pain of cancer, after a prolonged illness. Why did she suffer like that? Ma explained, “One accumulates the effects of habits, practices and beliefs over several life-cycles. Don’t you think it is His mercy if all the accumulated ill effects are washed away through the suffering in just one life-cycle?” Dwelling on his friend’s doubt, Pannalalji asked, “Can one see God?” Ma’s replied, “You can see Him the way I see you now or you see me here – there is no difference. You can achieve Him more intimately if you have a yearning to achieve and feel Him.”

Anandamayi Ma Middle

Ma and Islam
Shortly after 1945, Ma was felicitated in a function organised by Muslims. After excerpts from the Holy Koran were read, speakers discussed various aspects of religion. By her presence, Ma emphasised that in essence every religion had the same message: the disputes were over the external attributes and rituals.

One day, speaking about the ways of God, she said, “Frequently, you lament over the unkindness of God, when you are merged in sorrow; but the point is that He dispels danger only by creating danger. No one would move towards Him unless one passes through sufferings.”

Ma and Mother
At Madras, a devotee asked Ma the way to reach God. Ma said, “Cry for Hari and you will get Him.” The questioner said he was incapable of crying. Her reply was, “In that case, keep company of those who can.”

Ma went to Pondicherry next. She had a meeting with ‘The Mother.’ Mother stood in the sitting room of Sri Aurobindo and looked at Ma for a long time with a fixed gaze. Ma looked at Mother with a natural poise. Mother presented Ma with a rose, a ‘ball’ flower (globe lily) and two pieces of chocolate. Ma returned the rose and one piece of chocolate. Mother kept the chocolate but gave the rose back. This exchange of flowers was repeated twice or thrice after which Mother tore a portion off the rose and returned the rest to Ma. The same evening, the two had another meeting at the same place. Mother was distributing roasted peanuts to visitors with a spoon from a wooden container. She offered some to Ma who said, “This little girl is the youngest of all.” Mother said in English, “Forever a little child.”

Poorna Kumbh
Once Ma attended the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad. Millions of people from all corners of India had assembled there. A camp was set up also by Anandamayee Sangh to receive devotees. Mohantas (high priests) of three sects – Dasnami, Udasi and Vaishnav – were honoured at the camp. The Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath also paid a visit. The auspicious moment for the holy dip fell in the small hours of the night of February 3. As Swami Paramananda left with a hundred devotees for the dip at three in the morning, Ma looked unusually disturbed. When the second batch left the camp a few minutes afterwards, Ma told them to chant God’s name all the while. At nine in the morning Ma lay down and suddenly cried out, “There, they are being crushed, stampeded, there they cannot breathe.” Shortly, the sad news of hundreds of devotees having been stampeded to death was received. Later, while returning to Kashi, she said, “When the tragedy occurred, it was as if ‘this body’ was being crushed and it was ‘this body’ that was losing breath.”

On Conquering Fear
Ma’s birth anniversary was celebrated at Solan one year. The Governor of Himachal Pradesh came to have her Darshan. Ma felt at ease in the calm and quiet atmosphere of Solan and devotees could approach her easily. Once, talking to a group of young men, Ma said, “You can conquer fear if you think of God. He is the soul – the life force. Unless you call Him, you cannot get free from the shroud that covers you. Never try to bribe your way to God. If you try to deceive, you will be deceived yourself.” On reaching God while leading a family life, she said “Turn your house into a temple of God. Whosoever stays in my house are images of God and I shall serve them as a manager. If you can live in this spirit there is every chance of your becoming a true servant of God in good time.”

Time taken to reach God
Ma returned to Kashi Ashram. During a religious discourse there, a devotee asked whether any particular name of God when recited would lead to Him more quickly. Ma said, “All names given to God have the same power. You can reach your destination by taking any name you like. The more intense your sadhana, the quicker you reach Him. Take it lightly and you take more time.”

Devout Mistake:
Once Ma went to Kishenpur Ashram for a week. Shortly after, Ma was at Kankhal. Devotees surrounded her. An old lady bowed in Pranaam (salutations) before an American lady, mistaking her for Ma. When she realised her mistake, Ma assured her, “You have done the correct thing. There is just one Lord; everything else is of no consequence. To whomsoever you may bow your head in reverence; the offer is being made to the Lord. For that matter, all creatures, plants and even inanimate objects are nothing but the manifestations of God.”

Last days of Earthly Sojourn
By March 1982, symptoms of an undiagnosed ‘disease’ that baffled doctors showed on Ma’s physical form.

On the Guru Poornima Day on July 6, Brahmachari Bhaskaranand performed worship to Ma as she lay in her bed in the Verandah. She herself restricted Darshan to once a week – half-an-hour every Sunday. For quite sometime preceding this, Darshans had been completely stopped. A number of devotees came for her Darshan on July 11. Among them were Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Indira Gandhi had rushed down from Delhi on hearing the illness of Ma. For a few minutes Ma sat up on the bed and spoke to her. This was the last time that Ma sat up on her own to give Darshan to anybody.

The condition of Ma’s body was preparing itself for Ma’s Mahasamadhi conscious exit of the soul of an evolved personage, and mergence with the Absolute. In the night of July 23, Ma told Mrs Khaitan, “Tomorrow morning ‘this body’ will move to Kishenpur Ashram.” On arrival at Kishenpur, next morning, she was seated in a chair kept in the courtyard, and then taken straight to her room on the first floor. It was here that the Divine Light completed Its role as ‘Ma’ and merged in Itself.

Once Ma took a trip to Lucknow. While returning, she received the news of Jamnalal Bajaj’s death. He used to be very child-like in Ma’s presence. When someone was lamenting his death, Ma said, “Who goes away – who else is that arrives? What is the distinction between life and death? One who passes away, in fact, merges into the One who is ever-existent.”


Anandamayi Ma Late Life

Amma – Amritanandamayi Ma – Ammachi

Amma - Ammachi - Maa

Experiences With Amma – Amritanandamayi Ma – Ammachi
One day, while in India with Sathya Sai Baba, I dreamed that Baba was walking towards me with a woman by his side. Both Baba and this woman were wearing brilliant, pure white attire and Baba told me, “She is my sister.” The woman’s face and form were very clear and I often wondered if she was really Baba’s sister.

About 2 years after having this dream, when I was again in India with Baba, a man shared a room with me. This man set up his altar and pulled out a picture of a woman wearing white. I immediately recognized her from my dream and asked the man who she was. He said, “Oh, she is Ammachi.” He told me all about her and I was awed that Baba had showed me an Indian Saint, who I had never heard or seen before, 2 years before even finding out that she was real!

Ammachi is considered an incarnation of the Divine Mother. She is a globe-trotting hugger who has hugged literally millions of people. And when I say “millions”, I mean “millions”. I had some very intense and beautiful dream-visions of Ammachi.

I once had a job opportunity that took me to California. During the brief time I was in California, Ammachi happened to visiting and I got to see her. She hugged everyone who was there, including me. She chanted a mantra in my ear, when she hugged me, and it was total deja vu. Whatever she uttered in my ear, brought up something in me that I KNEW I had experienced before. I still have not figured it out, but it was real.

One day, I had a very intense dream vision of Ammachi. She was wearing an unusually brilliant sari that sparkled with many colors. She just swirled into my dream, smiling, and then disappeared. As I was walking along the street wondering why Ammachi had come to me, a complete stranger walked up to me and told me that that day was the first day of Dassara, the festival of the Divine Mother! Ah!

For the past 10 years, Baba has, without fail, come to me on the first day of Dassara in my dreams. Every year, it is a complete surprise too! Dassara does not fall on the same days. The date changes every year, varying by as much as two weeks earlier or later. No matter where I am at, Baba gives me dreams on the first day of Dassara. Only one year, Baba did not come to me on the first day of Dassara. That year was when I had the above dream of Ammachi, where she came, instead of Baba!

One of my most intense visions of Ammachi happened about a week after she hugged me in California. I saw her very clearly and her face was very close to mine. Ammachi was laughing and laughing. As she laughed, surging waves of fathomless awareness filled me. I felt like I was engulfed by a tumultuous ocean, surrounded in all directions by immense depth. I have not forgotten that Ammachi experience to this day.

Amritanandamayi Maa


Alan Kazlev’s Conflicting Public And Private Behavior

Alan Kazlev (the “integral morality and ethics” hypocrite) talked trash behind my back with Sanjay Dadlani calling me (as Sanjay put it), “a slimy character”. I contacted Alan and asked him if Sanjay’s statements were true and he admitted he talked to Sanjay about me but couldn’t quite recall using that particular phrase. Nevertheless, Alan did recall using the phrase “obsessive nit-picking attitude”.

It does not surprise me that Alan Kazlev likes to talk trash behind other’s backs because when he was in correspondence with me, he spoke trash behind the backs of Reinier Van Der Sandt and Sanjay Dadlani (aka “Sai Exposed”) and said:

“is it Reinier using your name? i tell you, glancing through those yahoo posts, it seems like this guy and his buddy Sai Exposed are a bunch of adolescent fuckheads”

Kazlev also had the following to say about Reinier:

“yep, he is one sick character alright… (the more one reads on all this, the dirtier one feels…ughh! Like swimming in a sewer)…i have to admit, the more i look into this guy the less i like him”

That’s right. Kazlev called both Reinier and Sanjay “adolescent fuckheads”! Now, however, Kazlev is kissing their feet, calling them “decent” people and has nothing but praise for them.

Alan Kazlev sees absolutely nothing wrong with Sanjay Dadlani‘s homosexual-fantasizing slurs, Jesus Sex Fetish and Boot Sex Fetish. Although Sanjay went around secretly stalking innocent women (calling them “bitches” and “sluts”, saying “they want it”, calling Mothers “MILFs“, photographing females and teenagers up their dresses and under tables and publishing these photos on his streetbitches blog), Alan is right there holding hands with Sanjay, saying he is a “decent” person. Shame on Alan Kazlev!

Sanjay even posted on the QuickTopic Forum (using multiple fake names, including female names) and made disgusting comments under the name “Marquis de Sade“, even duplicating a post about a Priest ejaculating on the face of a little girl, as related by her brother. Sanjay even posted under the name “kick his head in” and said that someone should murder Sathya Sai Baba (of course, this is the same guy who rejoiced when a Sai Baba temple was bombed). Nice friend you have there, Alan.

Alan Kazlev formerly agreed with me regarding Reinier van der Sandt‘s very disturbing admission to viewing child pornography. Alan Kazlev also ignored the fact that Reinier used numerous fake names on the SSB2 Yahoo Group and now holds hands with him as well, calling him a “decent” person. Alan Kazlev defends, promotes and endorses perverts, defamers and liars. What does this say about Alan? I think the answer is self-evident. As they say, “Birds of feather flock together”.

Alan Kazlev wrote an email to Lisa De Witt that said:

“Lisa, i don’t give a fuck about Andries, so don’t assume to know MY motives…I was referring to the advantage of adopting a civil attitude…I originally didnt even give your name (that was a mistake i see now) to spare you being harassed by dickheads. Although this was funny because as a result Reinier showed himself to be dyslexic or whatever his problem is, but thinking that your email to me was written by me…To tell the truth, i was really quite shocked by your ad hominen attack on Willmcw, accusing him of soviet style mindfuck and all the rest…Lisa, you would achieve much much more if you only went about things in a respectful and polite way. Even if some of the ex-devotees act are abusive and deceitful…at least you would know that you have not lowered yourself to their standard.”

Alan Kazlev (the “integral morality and ethics” expert) called Sanjay, Reinier, et al “dickheads” and “dyslexic” and then stated (matter of factly) that one should adopt a “civil attitude”, go about things in a “respectful and polite way” and rest assured that “at least you would know that you have not lowered yourself to their standard”. Talk about utter self-denial and being blind to one’s own hypocrisy.

Once Alan Kazlev got his big ego bruised by me, he discarded his holier-than-thou rants, foamed-at-the-mouth and had the audacity to imply that I received a sexual oiling “massage” from Sathya Sai Baba and that I view Sai Baba as a “much loved surrogate father figure” and “possibly a pretend homosexual lover” (Reference) This is the type of hypocritical behavior exhibited by a person who publicly rants about “integral morality and ethics” and publicly postures himself as a spiritual authority.

Alan Kazlev loves to stab people in the back and call them vulgar names although he hypocritically preaches in public about “love”, “letting go of hatred”, “accepting the principle of Love and Empathy and Unity”, “seeing God in all beings”, hate creating “karmic patterns” and living from one’s “genuine spiritual heart consciousness”. When no one is watching, Alan Kazlev turns into a vicious defamer (exhibiting his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome), spitting venom and defaming others with his negativity, paranoia, unsupported speculations and obsessiveness.

And to top it all off, Alan Kazlev claims that Ramana Maharshi is his “Sadguru” and that Sri Aurobindo and Mother Mirra are his “Gurus”. Needless to say, Ramana Maharshi and Sri Aurobindo never taught or promoted any type of hate, violence, anger or judgmentalism. It is nothing less than shameful that Alan Kazlev promotes himself in association with these revered Indian Sages.

Of course, Alan Kazlev shamelessly talks about his past lives on his website and scrapped his Disrepectable Me article after realizing how much of an embarrassement and liability it was to his crediblity. Alan Kazlev (a pseudo-philosopher and pseudo-devotee) attempts to legitimize his weird personal beliefs, insecurities and isolation (due to his severe stuttering problem that prevents him from “functioning in any sort of real life group – good or bad”) by associating himself with Gurus who are well respected in spiritual and philosophical communities.

Alan, do you remember your comments to Joe Moreno about hate creating “karmic patterns”. Well, it appears your hate has come back to bite you since you decided to go on the attack first. You’ve messed with the wrong person and you have now been thoroughly exposed as a spiritual fraud, true-believer and part of the lunatic fringe often seen and associated with cults and religious movements (partly in thanks to your friend Robert Priddy).


Alan Kazlev: Crank & Crackpot?

Exposing Martin Alan Kazlev, webmaster for, the biased Anti-Sathya-Sai-Baba sympathizer.

On Wikipedia, a Kazlev fan started a wiki-page for him and the page was suggested for deletion. The majority of editors agreed that the page should be deleted and some referred to Alan Kazlev as a “crank” and “crackpot”.

Click On Thumbnail To Enlarge: Alan Kazlev - A Crank And A Crackpot

The posts read, from three different editors:

Delete – looks like a crank, fails by any reasonable definition of notability.

Delete Crackpots need to cause quite a stir in order to be notable enough for inclusion. I see no stir.

Certainly a crank. Delete as failing WP:RS.

Wikipedia defines “Crank” as a pejorative term for a person who:

  1. holds some belief which the vast majority of his contemporaries would consider counterfactual
  2. clings to this belief in the face of all counterarguments or evidence presented to him.

The term implies that:

  1. a “cranky” belief is so wildly at variance with some commonly accepted truth as to be ludicrous
  2. arguing with the crank is useless, because he will invariably dismiss all evidence or arguments which contradict his cranky belief

Common synonyms for “crank” include kook and crackpot.

Virtually universal characteristics of cranks include:

  1. Cranks vastly overestimate their own knowledge and ability, and vastly underestimate that of acknowledged experts.
  2. Cranks insist that their alleged discoveries are urgently important.
  3. Cranks rarely if ever acknowledge any error, no matter how trivial.
  4. Cranks love to talk about their own beliefs, often in inappropriate social situations, but they tend to be very, very bad listeners, and often appear to be utterly uninterested in anyone else’s experience or opinions.

Some cranks exhibit a lack of academic achievement, in which case they typically assert that academic training in the subject of their crank belief is not only unnecessary for discovering “the truth”, but actively harmful because they believe it “poisons” the minds by teaching falsehoods. Others greatly exaggerate their personal achievements, and may insist that some alleged achievement in some entirely unrelated area of human endeavor implies that their cranky opinion should be taken seriously.

Some cranks claim vast knowledge of any relevant literature, while others claim that familiarity with previous work is entirely unnecessary; regardless, cranks inevitably reveal that whether or not they believe themselves to be knowledgeable concerning relevant matters of fact, mainstream opinion, or previous work, they are not in fact well-informed concerning the topic of their belief.

Now read Alan’s scrapped “Disrespectable Me” and “Introduction” page.

Funny enough, Alan’s friends (Robert Priddy and Sanjay Dadlani) also fit the definitions for a “crank” and a “crackpot”.

Umm…enough said.


Alan Kazlev’s Fake Identity?

Exposing Martin Alan Kazlev, webmaster for, the biased Anti-Sathya-Sai-Baba sympathizer.

Although I blogged about this before, I think this subject deserves it’s own article.

We do not know if M.Alan Kazlev is truly being forthcoming about his identity. After all, Kazlev admitted that he changed his name twice, going from “Martin Levin” to “Martin Katz” to “M. Alan Kazlev” (Reference).

Furthermore, Kazlev does not provide his full real name, full address or full phone number on his site. This must mean (using the standards employed against me by Robert Priddy and Anti-Sai Activists) that Kazlev is not who he claims he is and is using a fake identity.

Too bad Kazlev cannot live up to the same standards he defends Anti-Sai Activists for using against me. Anti-Sai Activists have not demanded that Kazlev supply them with the same contact details they demand from me. Therefore, Anti-Sai Activists themselves have made the case that Alan Kazlev is using a fake identity and is not who he claims he is.

See the problem, Kazlev?