Around Amma 2022 Birthday

Let us all become the change we desire in the world

Children, may your eyes melt with compassion. May your heads bow low with humility. May your hands be immersed in serving others. May your feet tread the path of dharma.

Around Amma 2021 Birthday

Keep hope & use hardships to rise

Only when one gets a few blows in life does one learn to look within. It is when we experience tragedy that the wish to learn how to transcend sorrow.

Messages of Amma

Seek, and you will find. But our seeking is all external

We are told to wake up to our own True Self, and to arise and use the strength and potential within us. It means to become strong and self-reliant.


Awaken the Guru within

There are so many different types of relationships based on love in the world. However, the relationship between the Sat Guru (Realized Master) and the disciple is beyond all these relationships. Guru resides within the heart of a true disciple. A mother or father only exist where a son or daughter exists. Similarly, a true […]


Guru’s intention is to destroy the ego

Guru may not act according to the expectations and desires of the disciple. Desires and expectations arise from the ego. A true Master never nourishes the ego.

Around Amma 2017 Orphanage

Children of Parippally: Who says they are orphans?

10 December 2017, Amritapuri Late last year, just one day after Amma had returned from her annual European tour, a group of very special visitors came to Amritapuri to see Amma. They were all alumni of the *Amrita Niketan orphanage and Higher Secondary Sanskrit School at Paripally. Though they may have lived in the orphanage […]

Around Amma 2017 Europe 2017

You are the Ambassador of Love and Peace in the world

6-8 November Toulon, France – Europe Yatra 2017 Attendees to Amma’s programs at the Zenith Omega stadium in Toulon, Southern France once again packed the arena for three days straight. There was a special ceremony in celebration of Amma’s 30th anniversary of visiting Europe, and 20th anniversary of visiting Southern France. During the ceremony, Amma […]

Around Amma 2017 Sadhana

Maya doesn’t mean ‘non-existent’, it means ‘ever-changing’

21 August 2017, Amritapuri Ashram In a question-and-answer session in Amritapuri this week, a questioner asked Amma about Maya, often defined as “the illusory nature of the world.” The questioner asked Amma, “What is Maya or illusion and why it is so difficult to come out of it? I have been doing spiritual practices for […]

Around Amma 2017 Satsang

Attachment to Detachment: Q&A with Amma

13 Jan 2017, Amritapuri Ashram Beach Meditation Amma gathered with the devotees on the beach for meditation. The gentle rumbling of waves and cool, onshore breeze quieted everyone’s mind. After sometime spent in contemplation, someone raised their hand with a question for Amma: “Amma, you ask us to live a life of love and compassion, […]

Around Amma 2017

Colours all around, mind became one in Love

13 March, Amritapuri “On Holi, you can fearlessly and lovingly smear colours on anyone—be it your parents, elders, neighbours, strangers, foreigners, friend or foe. Whoever you are, whatever your status or position may be, this act of “colouring” is accepted in a spirit of celebration and friendship. There are no hurt feelings or attempts to […]