Amma's Shares The Pain
1 September 2005
Amma has requested her centres worldwide to pray for those who died and for those who lost their loved ones in the recent stampede in Iraq and in the flooding in New Orleans from hurricane Katrina.
"Pray that the anger and hatred in the hearts of all those who are creating terror, war and conflict in the world be transformed into repentance, forgiveness, understanding and love."
As Amma has said repeatedly since the tsunami, Nature is clearly out of balance, reacting to the adharmic (unrighteous) actions of man. "Nature's fury is not yet abated."
Amma said that the power of prayer can transform "what would be a hurricane into a gentle breeze." She then led everyone in the chanting of Om three times, as well as the chanting of lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu (which means May all being in all worlds be peaceful and happy) for several minutes.