The event is called Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (APBS). Amma was there on the 21st of March 2017 in Coimbatore. Her speech is published on RSS official website, it is entitled When Bharat Awakens, the World Will Awaken. Given the fact that "Bharat" means "India" what are we supposed to understand? Let's a take a closer look at her speech.
"Bharat is a land of spiritual radiance"
"Bharat is the universal mother"
"When Bharat awakens, the world will awaken"Does she mean that India is the Goddess of all other countries?
"Way before the word ‘modern’ was invented, India and Indians were modernised"
"Economics, mathematics, astrology, warfare, medicine, chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, grammar…. there is no branch of knowledge that was not born here"That is pure Hindutva propaganda. They claim that India has discovered absolutely everything in the past, all foreign scientists worldwide have merely stolen from Indians ones.
"the lost glory, nobility and renown will be restored"
"Bharat will once again regain its glory and shine as brightly as the sun"Does she mean "Make India great again" like Narendra Modi does? Is she a spiritual or a political leader? "Make America great again", "Make Russia great again", "Make China great again"... Many political leaders are talking about the long gone greatness of their country. Do they realize that the greatness was fueled by slavery, child labor and poor people exploitation? Is the wise guru aware that the past glory was a curse for human rights?
"Those suffering in the world need our help. Most of them are in villages"Finally, a little bit of compassion in the midst of all nostalgic nationalism. What is her plan to ease the suffering of villagers?
"We should be equipped to give people the knowledge of our spiritual culture. Our religion, our culture is our mother. We must no longer allow others to call our mother a prostitute. We must give people the right knowledge about our scriptural texts"Religious propaganda is her answer. Let's put the stress under something important in her quote. When Western journalists ask what her religion is, she answers : "My religion is love". She claims something else here : Hinduism is her actual religion.
"The places of worship of other religions teach religious texts. They also have schools, colleges and other institutions for this specific purpose. Those who receive training there then go out to propagate the teachings of their religion. In contrast, there is nothing of this sort in Hinduism"Is she up again for the same old religious war? Other dogmas are spreading in India therefore Hinduism must strike back?
"We must implement measures to ensure that a part of the temples’ earnings is used for propagating dharma"
"In the same way, it is true that temples foster devotion and faith in the masses. At the same time, these will become fruitful only with knowledge"
"With the help of philanthropists, we must create special courses for teaching the Hindu scriptures"
What kind of plan is that? It sounds like religious expansion. Is she targeting only India or the rest of the world as well?
When we say that Amma is tied to RSS, her Western devotees make fun of us. Yet, the pictures show that she was sitting right next to Mohan Madhukar Bhagwat who is the current chief of RSS. Her four swamis were also there, wearing their red robe, sitting on the right side of the stage. The same pictures have been posted on RSS Facebook page.
Mata Amritanandamayi and her main disciples attending a major nationalist meeting, blessing the delegates, delivering a nationalist speech. What more do the devotees need to open their eyes?
What about this video where a former RSS leader claims that Mata Amritanandamayi is part of a religious mafia? We are not fluent in Malayalam so this is the rough automatic google translation of the video's presentation :
"TR Somashekharan, a former Buddhist editor of the RSS, is said to be spiritual mafias like Mata Amritanandamayi, Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Steps need to be taken not only against black money officials but also to stop these mafia. Somashekharan told the MediaWatch that the state leadership's work is not in the right direction."