Campus Life

"Today’s world needs people who express goodness in their words and deeds. If such noble role models set the example for their fellow beings, the darkness prevailing in today’s society will be dispelled, and the light of peace and non-violence will once again illumine this earth. Let us work together towards this goal."

- Amma

AMMA - on Knowledge
“Knowledge is like a river. Its nature is to constantly flow. Wherever it can flow, it does so, nourishing culture. On the other hand, the same knowledge, if devoid of values becomes a source of destruction for the world. When values and knowledge become one, there can be no more powerful instrument for the welfare of humankind. Today, physicists have even begun investigating the possibility that the essential substratum of the manifest universe and the individual are one and the same. We are standing on the threshold of a new era wherein material science and spirituality will move forward hand in hand.”
 
AMMA’s Prayer
“It is AMMA’s prayer that we develop the expansive-mindedness to embrace both scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom. We can no longer afford to see these two streams of knowledge as flowing in opposite directions. In truth, they complement one another. If we merge these streams, we will find that we are able to create a mighty river-a river whose waters can remove suffering and spread life to all of humanity.”
 
AMMA’s Desire
“AMMA has a desire. Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his or her fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence. By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone - from little children to the very elderly - should help raise money for the poor and needy, even if by making toys. It is AMMA’s prayer that at least this small dream be realised.”
 
AMMA’s Dream
“It is a vision of a world in which women and men progress together, a world in which all
men respect the fact that, like the two wings of a bird, women and men are of equal value
for without the two in perfect balance, humanity cannot progress.”
 
Campus Prayer
Each academic day at Amrita starts with the chanting of the prayer. This brings on a positive mind set for the students, teaching fraternity and other associated entities and paves way for an environment susceptible for learning and growing into better beings.
 
Aum sree gurubyo namaha
Hari hi aum
 
Aum saha navavatu saha nau bhunaktu
Saha veeryam kara vavahai
Thejasvi nava dheethamastu
Maa vidvisha vahai
Aum santi santi santi hi
 
O Lord, protect us as one, nourish us, Lord, as one.
Let us flourish in Thy strength as one.
 
Let our Knowledge, O Lord, be changed to Light and change our hate to love.
Aum peace peace peace……
Aum asatoma sadgamaya
Thamasoma jyothir gamaya
Mrityorma amritham gamaya
Aum santi santi santi hi
 
Lead us from untruth to truth;
From darkness to Light;
From death to Immortality
Aum sarvesham swasthir bhavathu
Sarvesham santhir bhavathu
Sarvesham poornam bhavathu
Sarvesham mangalam bhavathu
Aum santi santi santi hi
 
May perfection prevails on all;
May peace prevails on all;
May contentment prevails on all;
May auspiciousness prevails on all.
Aum lokaha samasthaha sukhino bhavanthu
Lokaha samasthaha sukhino bhavanthu
Lokaha samasthaha sukhino bhavanthu
Aum santi santi santi hi
 
Let Peace and Prosperity come to all the beings in the world.
Aum poornamada poornamidam
Poornath poornam udachyate
Poornasya poornamaadaya
Poornam eva avasishyate
Aum santi santi santi hi
 
That is whole, this is whole;
From the whole, the whole arises;
Taking away the whole from the whole, the whole remains……
The flame from a single lamp can lit many;
yet all the flames are alike.
Likewise all the beings in this world are manifestations of the same God.
O Lord give me the strength to see the divinity in others and serve them.
Aum sree gurubyo namaha
Hari hi aum