Mata Amritanandamayi Chicago Speech Aapli Antahkarane Baharu Dya Marathi
May Your Hearts Blossom
Chicago, 3rd September 1993
Salutations to all of you who have come here today, you who are the embodiments of Supreme Love. Words cannot express the gratitude that Amma feels towards the sincere organizers who have taken the time and energy to bring this highly beneficial conference into being. Though living in the midst of today’s highly materialistic world, they have dedicated themselves to the organization of this conference which is based on the uplifting and sustaining values of religion. Through their hard work and prodigious efforts, they have set an example of selfless service by which the world can potentially profit. Before such big-heartedness Amma has nothing else to say, and humbly bows down.
As Amma spoke, a deep peace seemed to permeate the atmosphere. Her speech was intellectually convincing, and at the same time it had a tremendous healing power, a great purifying effect. For one hour people sat enthralled, and when the speech came to an end, there was an outpouring of emotion which saw journalists in tears and complete strangers leaving their seats to come up to Mother. Hearts overflowed as people spontaneously rushed towards Amma to have Her darshan. It was a great and unforgettable occasion.