Wed, 05 February 2020
Swami Amritaswarupananda, the head disciple of popular humanitarian and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, recently visited Bahrain and the Indian Club for a two-day spell.
The Swami gave a speech titled ‘The Circle of Life’ and was keen to emphasise the point: “Life is not a straight line. It is always cyclical.”
The Swami is the Vice-Chairman of Mata Amritanandamayi Math and the President of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, the maths university.
The Swami explained that unless people become aware of an idea he dubbed ‘The Oneness Principle,’ they are bound to become mechanical in their actions, thereby losing their capacity to express love, empathy and understanding.
He also quoted extensively from Mata Amritanandamayi’s life and teachings.
The function was attended by more than 1,000 people, including dignitaries such as Second Secretary P.K. Chaudhary, of the Indian Embassy; P.V. Cherian, Medical Director to HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain, President Cancer Care Group; Soman Baby, Editor of the Daily Tribune; Shamley John, former Secretary of the Indian School; Stalin Joseph, President of the Indian Club; Arul Das, Chairman, ICRF under the patronage of the Embassy of India; P. Unnikrishnan, Chairman of the Daily Tribune; Vijay Mukhya, Sreekrishna Temple Priest; Francis and Nasser Manjeri, K.T. Salim and others.