20th September, 2022
Mata Amritanandamayi Ji,
It is saddening to learn of the demise of your mother Smt. Damayanthi Ji. It is not only a loss for the family but also for the community of devotees associated with the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, whom she treated like her own children.
Smt. Damayanthi Ji was a pious lady who had great concern for everyone’s welfare. I have heard of her selfless service to travellers who were on the way to pilgrimages, her focus on feeding the hungry, the way she would bring the cows into the house when the cowshed got flooded and how she had great love for plants and trees.
As an epitome of motherhood yourself, I am sure you would have learnt a lot from your mother, consciously or unconsciously.
You have said it yourself that while death is a part of life, the most important thing is how we live and not how we die. Despite Smt. Damayanthi Ji’s passing away, the values she symbolised in her life will remain with everyone.
I send my heartfelt condolences to Smt. Damayanthi Ji’s family, friends and the devotees of Mata Amritanandamayi Math.