‘Aavi’ Amudha is back
By V Haripriya
There were days when people queued up in front of her house to catch a glimpse of her. The vernacular press hailed her. But she decided to call its quits. Amudha, or ‘Aavi’ Amudha as she is popularly known, is no more a ‘medium’ now. For those of you who don’t know, a ‘medium’ is a person through whom the spirits of the dead are supposed to contact the living. And Amudha was one such medium, which she says was a God-given gift.“In 1993, during my high school, I became a medium and with that power I have communicated with more than 500 spirits. My Guru (in a metaphysical state) helped me talk to spirits.”
Issues with the deadMost of the people who came to Amudha wanted to settle property issues with their dead relatives, she says. “They wanted to know whether the dead souls are happy and if they needed anything for ‘athma shanti’. There were also cases where they asked about money or property matters. So far, the spirits have not harmed me and I think it’s because of my Guru, who is my guiding soul.”
But certain problems could not be solved, says Amudha, and that’s when she stopped being a medium.
Kriya calling“I changed my journey and developed a passion for understanding my own self – me, the mind and the truth beyond the mind. These things made people call me a spiritualist,” says Amudha, who recently released a book called Ennai Naan Theadugiraen (In Search of Myself).
Then she chose the path of ‘Kriya’ and changed her prefix to Sangamithra from Aavi. “‘Aavi’, meaning ‘spirit’, had negativity connected to it, so I changed it to ‘Sangamithra’, meaning friend.”
Amudha now runs Sanmarga Foundation, where she teaches Kriya techniques to students and professionals. “Kriya means activation of mind. The technique involves activating the mind to introspect and identify one’s goodness while simultaneously removing negative thoughts.”
From childhood we have been ‘trained’ to react for everything. Have we ever thought why we are happy when we gain something and we cry about losing? Our reactions are not genuine. It was how we did all these days, so we continue doing. That is the root cause for pain and depression, which can be controlled through Kriya techniques”.
Kriya is not just mediation, as it never gives you peace, except for the time you meditate. Kriya involves writing process and reading process. The practitioner provides students a diary to note down everything that happens in his or her life. She also teaches some code words, so that others will not decipher what one has written.
“When you start writing and introspecting, you can experience a sea change. I am doing this in some schools and a few IT companies. On March 30, I am also starting this mind exercise for the inmates of Puzhal Prison,” says Amudha, adding that it was former President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who asked her to teach Kriya to children.
Amudha can be contacted at email@example.com or call 9952970647. To know more details visit www.sanmargafoundations.org