All About Amma

Love is the true essence. Love has no limitations of caste, religion, race or nationality. We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love - Amma

Through her extra ordinary acts of love and self-sacrifice, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, known by many as Amma or Mother, has endeared herself to millions of people around the world. Tenderly caressing everyone who comes to her, holding them close to her heart in a loving embrace, Amma shares her boundless love with all– regardless of their beliefs, who they are or why they have come to her. In this simple yet powerful way, Amma is transforming the lives of countless people, helping their hearts to blossom, one embrace at a time.

In the past 37 years, Amma has physically hugged more than 27 million people from all parts of the world. Her tireless spirit of dedication to uplifting others has inspired a vast network of charitable activities through which people are discovering the sense of peace that comes from selflessly serving others.

Amma’s teaching are universal. Whenever she asked about her religion, she replies that her religion is love. She does not ask anyone to believe in God or to change their faith, but only to inquire into their own real nature, and to believe in themselves.

She has inspired millions around the world to practice her teachings, open their hearts to the experience of God as an inner presence of divine love and started innumerable humanitarian services. For her outstanding contributions to the world community she has earned international recognition and is recognized as an extraordinary spiritual leader by the United Nations and by the people all over the world. Here is a short video about Amma titled “Embracing the World.”

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A detailed story line about Amma’s life right from the moment she was born is presented here forth:

Amma - World's MotherAmma – World’s Mother – On the morning of the 27th of September 1953, in a small poor fishing village, Parayakadavu in the Kollam district of Kerala, a baby girl was born. Her parents gave her the name Sudhamani ……….
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Born With A SmileBorn with a Smile – “The baby looked at me with a penetrating gaze and a benevolent smile on her tiny face” says Amma’s mother Damayanthi, talking on Amma’s birth. Amma took birth in a small poor fishing village ……….
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Amma's Childhood & Early YearsChildhood & Early Years – “From birth itself I had an intense love of the divine name. I would repeat the Lord’s name incessantly with every breath, and a constant flow of divine thoughts was kept up in my mind ……….
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Amma's VisionAmma’s Vision – Amma says, “ My sole mission is to love and serve one and all. Amma’s only wish is that her hands should always be on someone’s shoulder, consoling and caressing them and ……….
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Amma's Message & TeachingsMessage & Teachings – Amma says, “Children, both wordly and spiritual life can be led side by side, but we must act without attachment and expectation.” We feel sorry when we think, “I have done this; I want ……….
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ABJKWhat others say about Amma? – Religious heads, journalists, business men, cultural authorities, scientists and political leaders from across the world have met Amma. They share their impression ……….
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DarshanDarshan – Amma’s Darshan is, as far as we can tell, unique in the history of the world. Darshan means “to see” and traditionally, a Master is seen but not touched. And in India, women do not touch ……….
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