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The Story of Ānandamayī Mā's Life

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780195116489
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199851621 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0002
The Story of Ānandamayī Mā's Life

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A note is always seen at the beginning of all the spiritual biographies written about Ānandamayī Mā to express how the author apologizes for situations wherein the reader may arrive at misunderstandings about Mā's life. The authors of such biographies feel that it is their responsibility to share information regarding Mā and her life so that the readers may come to realize Mā's greatness and even experience bliss. Thoroughly analysing the life story of Ānandamayī Mā provides the opportunity to examine the sacred biography of someone who lived in a relatively contemporary setting. This chapter looks into the different parts of Mā's life as told by her devotees, in order to demonstrate how Mā interacted with her devotees and how this impacted the devotees' lives.

Keywords: note of apology; spiritual biographies; greatness; bliss; contemporary setting; devotees; interaction; life story

Chapter.  18934 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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