Cat Wisdom 101 Cats Blessed by Amma the Hugging Saint
My mom, Layla was in NYC to see Amma, the hugging Saint, as she does every year. If a hug is like a handshake from the heart, Amma’s hugs are pure love from a realized being. Amma is a big animal lover and advocate HelpAnimalsIndia.org too. Layla thought she’d ask her to bless a photo of us Cat Wisdom 101 boys and she did. Thousands waited hours to see her and are given tokens that go in alphabetical order. Layla’s was N1 meaning her turn was in the middle of the night. Amma goes on tirelessly all night but Layla needed to catch a train home and didn’t think she’d get a hug. But every year, a series of serendipitous events unfold, short of miraculous or at least magical. When she’d given up hope and ready to head home, she was whisked up the the dais where Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi happened to sit grooving next to Amma. Layla gave a smiling Amma our kitty photo for her blessing and received the best hug ever!
Amma says, “My religion is love.” What a coincidence. So is ours! It’s really very simple and cats already know it. We send all of you purrs of love for a good week.
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Would Amma approve of spaying a cat? Back in fall a cat came and I guess we adopted each other .A lot of people say you are supposed to spay the cats. I have mixed feelings about it.
Layla Morgan Wilde
Amma always approves of reducing suffering. One unspayed cat can produce thousands of unwanted kittens and untold misery.
Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider
Amma is my mom’s guru! She sees her every year in L.A. And she LOVES animals (and children, and old people, and sick people, and regular people… MOL).
Here’s a post about Amma from my blog in 2010:
Lokah samastha sukhino bhavantu
“May all beings in the universe be health and happy”
Layla Morgan Wilde
That is so cool!!!
That’s so beautiful! What an amazing blessing to meet Amma, and to get a hug and a blessing for the Cat Wisdom 101 cats, too!
The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady
That’s very sweet. We all need contact with other people.
So beautiful! My religion is love too! “Love is all you need! ” Meow and Namste! Pippy the Feline Yogini
Glogirly and Katie
Hugs are very powerful. : )
…and the bigger Waffles gets, the MORE powerful his become! haha!
there is water on Mrs.Whatsername’s face from just watching the Amma video, so we don’t know what would happen if she ever got lucky like Layla and got hugged. prol’ly she would explode. let’s hope she gets one of these Super Hugs soon, cuz then mebbe she’d get it out of her system and stop squeezing me all teh times. Good job being Blessed Layla!
Skeeter and Izzy
Love IS all and a touch CAN heal the world….
Luv |Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang >^..^<
Layla Morgan Wilde
I love that quote!
That indeed sounds magical! We are so glad you got your hug!!!!
Wow what a special lady! How great your mom got blessing on kitty photo and a great hug!
Sounds you were really blessed to get to go.
A hugging saint sounds just wonderful to me!
da tabbies o trout towne
doodz….way happee yur mom wuz abe bull ta bee there for her hugs N way total lee happee everee one bee blessed by Amma de saint…total lee kewl ~~~~~~~
The Island Cats
The mom has never heard of Anna the Hugging Saint. What a special human she is!
What a remarkable idea and person to spread love this way.
Glad you went and enjoyed.
Cherry City Kitties
How beautiful. Love is all.
Sometimes, Cats Herd You
The head peep never heard of her before, but it going to have to read up on her. She sounds like an amazing woman.
My human is bummed – she came through Los Angeles, last month and she missed it.