So let's first take a look at what she teaches to her young students for instance. The video below is available on Amrita Campus Youtube channel. It has been made by Graphics Design students to celebrate the Indian Independance Day in August 2015. Given the title "Unity In Diversity" we expect something about global peace, love and harmony but to our big surprise the video starts with guns and soldiers. In fact we feel like the plot is indeed about coming together but not as humans rather as Indians fighting against the rest of the world.
Strength and might associated with the Indian flag are everywhere. At 03:07 a tough boy with an Indian flag painted on his cheek and a rudraksha dangling around his neck is wrestling against another one wearing a beard. Are we supposed to infer that the defeated challenger is a Muslim? Ghandi used to be non-violent. Is it relevant to display his picture right after showing soldiers with guns? At 01:54 a young man is wearing a Manchester T-Shirt. Is there a meaning or is it just a glitch in the middle of this nationalist symphony? Anyway the story ends with a big surprise.
It seems like Mata Amritanandamayi's heartfelt support often goes to the army. In 2015 the university held it's first Armed Forces Forum (AFF) for her students to get a chance to meet and interact with experts from the defence services. We guess that they had recruitment plans in mind.
From 2007 to 2009 Amma's Brahmacharis taught IAM meditation to 2.5 million military personnel in order to help them reduce their stress level. Meditating to find God can be arguable. What about meditating to kill humans?
In January 2017 Amrita University met with Indian Army to develop all kinds of technical solutions. Professor Shantanu Bhowmick, who is head of aerospace engineering in Coimbatore's Amrita University, has thus designed a lightweight bulletproof jacket. It is strange that all articles talking about this subject mention that he has dedicated his invention to Subhas Chandra Bose, who tried during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. M. Bose raised an army of 4500 Indian men in Germany. They had to swear the following allegiance to their leader :
"I swear by God this holy oath that I will obey the leader of the German race and state, Adolf Hitler, as the commander of the German armed forces in the fight for India, whose leader is Subhas Chandra Bose"Amrita Hospital has recently signed a agreement with Bangladesh Armed Force (BAF) to treat the military personnel. Why helping this specific country? Is it because since February 2016 Bangladesh is considering dropping Islam as state religion to become secular? Is it because Bangladesh Army fights the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) in joint military operations with Myanmar at Burmese border?
Now Amma is protected round the clock by 40 trained commandos supposedly because communist terrorists are looking forward to kill her. What's next ? Why is the hugging saint so keen on men with guns?
Violence is currently preying upon the world. Individuals gone wild and shameless leaders go on unleashing their irrational wrath upon innocent people. Dear Amma, is it wise to promote violence as a reasonable solution to conflicts between humans? Men have been making war for thousands of years. Aren't you supposed to show us another way as a woman? Are you sincere when you talk about wold peace, divine love and universal harmony?