Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi
Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma, is known throughout the world for her selfless love and compassion. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor and those suffering physically and emotionally. Amma inspires, uplifts and transforms through her physical embrace, her spiritual wisdom and her worldwide volunteer social-service organization known as Embracing the World ®.
“Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence. By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It is Amma’s prayer that at least this small dream be realised.” – Amma