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Devotees' relating to Amma: -A qualitative socialpsychological studie on how devotees to the Guru Mata Amritananda Mayi relate to her and how this relating changes through time
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract: This is a qualitative studie about how devotees to the Guru Mata Amritananda Mayi relate to her and how that changes through time. The material has been collected through five interviews and through participant observation in ”Ammas” ashram Amritapuri in Kerala, south of India. The result showed that the devotees relate to Amma as a mother in some aspects and as a ”teacher” in other aspects, but they all have gained hundred percent trust for her. They all related to her different in the beginning as a devotee than after some years with her which shows that Amma could work as a transitionalobject for the devotees. The question about whether the devotees progress and cultivate”selfactivity” after this process could be answered with both yes and no. The devotees whom was interviewed seemed to have cultivated a lot more ”selfactivity” than the devotees that was observed during the time in the ashram and whom hadn't been following Amma as long time as the interviewees.

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2011. , p. 35
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Transitional object, Guru, Devotee, Interactionrituals, Ashram, Self-Activity
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Psychology Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-14306DiVA, id: diva2:393436
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-02-09 Created: 2011-01-31 Last updated: 2011-02-09Bibliographically approved

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