Amma Stories Teachings

Become the hands of God

In a village there was a beautiful statue of a Mahatma with outstretched arms. On a plaque beneath the statue, these words were inscribed, “Come into my arms.” Over the years, the arms broke off. The villagers loved the statue and were very upset. They gathered together to try to decide what to do. Some […]


Our lives are meant to be born in love, to live in love, and to eventually end in love

The feeling closest to our True Self is love. Our lives are meant to be born in love, to live in love, and to eventually end in love. In truth, love has no end; it is eternal and connects every aspect of creation — human beings with each other, with Nature, and with God. Thus, its effulgence […]

Value Education

What is the principle behind Puja?

The law of karma says that the sorrows of life are the results of our own sins, committed in the past, in this life or in previous lives. There are certain periods in life when we have to suffer from the results of our sins, when, whatever we do, we may not meet with success. […]

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The Faith of an Innocent heart is what is needed to realise God

3 March, Mysore, Karnataka – Bharata Yatra 2017 After the short drive from Mananthavady {news}, Amma arrived in Mysore {news} to a crowd of joyous devotees. She made her way to the stage, served all those present prasad, and then asked if anyone had a story to share. One devotee raised her hand and related […]

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Cultivating Devotion with Yearning, Dispassion and Discrimination

22 Feb, Kozhikode – Bharata Yatra 2017 The tour group stopped in Kozhikode at the house of Chandrahasan, a devotee who had known Amma for over thirty years {news}. It was lunch time and Amma had just passed out prasad. She asked the devotees gathered there whether anyone had a question. A devotee raised their hand […]

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God in every sound, Atma in every melody

Blessings & Celebrations in Albuquerque 25 June 2009—Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA The fourth stop on Amma’s 2009 Summer US Tour was Albuquerque, New Mexico. Amma held programs in the city for five days, including a three-day retreat. On the second night, Amma was welcomed by Senator Linda Lopez, a member of the Senate of New […]

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Creation: The divine joke

19 December 2005 — Amrita University, Coimbatore When Amma stopped for lunch at the Coimbatore campus of Amrita University on her way to Nagapattinam, she started off by asking people to tell jokes. “Whether we smile or cry, life is still going to keep passing by, so why not smile,” Amma said. After a few […]


Prayer: Tuning to God

Amma says:- “Only in the depth of pure silence can we hear God’s voice.” “God is compassion. He is waiting at the door of every heart. He is an uninvited guest everywhere, because whether you call Him or not, He is there. Whether you are a believer or a nonbeliever, He is within you uninvited. […]

Sthala Purana

The time God came to visit

Sthala Puranas of Bharat It is said that there are 330 million1 gods shining throughout the temples and epics of Bharat. They take the form of men, women, animals and man-animals. They regularly come down from their heavenly kingdoms to interact with man, fulfill his prayers and uplift him spiritually. India’s Puranas tell tales of […]