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‘Man’s Ego Is A Horse Without Reins’

Everyone needs God. Some realise it, some don’t, but the path to God is only meant for people with tremendous mental strength.

‘Man’s Ego Is A Horse Without Reins’
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‘Man’s Ego Is A Horse Without Reins’
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2017-12-26T11:45:14+05:30

Among all spiritual gurus, Outlook chose Mata Amritanandamayi Devi for this interview because she is unlike ­others in many respects. She is from a fishing village on the Kollam coast in Kerala, one of the few which are still Hindu, speaks only Malayalam and is a symbol of a person’s journey from ­vulnerability to veneration. As an individual, she is the most ­effective preacher in God’s own land of holy men and women. And her influence is spread across charity, education, ­healthcare, media and entertainment. Excerpts from an interview:

All these years, you have been trying to bring devotees closer to God. Who needs God? Is God just a crutch for those who do not have mental strength?

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