Questions and quick responses of Amma
Sometimes, out of innocence, spontaneity or simple curiosity, someone asks Amma a very pointed question. Amma responds in kind, speaking just a few words in such a way as to pierce right to the heart of the matter at hand.
‘Q: Amma has followers all over the world. Do they all worship You?’
Q: How should the people see Amma? As God, Guru or Mother?
Q: How do You see those who don’t believe in You?
Q: Why have You come down?
Q: Why do you hug people?
Q: Amma, when somebody prostrates to you, why do you touch their body and salute them?
Q: Does one take birth even after attaining Atmajnana?
Q: Is it possible for us to get liberation in this birth?
Q: I have been worshipping God for a long time, but there is no peace of mind. What should I do?
Q: I have no interest in sustaining the body, but I have the desire for God-Realisation. What should I do?
Q: How did you feel speaking in Malayalam to a foreign audience? (After Amma spoke at the UN General Assembly, Geneva in 2000)
Q: What would you do if you were to rule the world?
Q: Being a women, you have done great wonders. Are You proud to be a women? If yes, why? If no, why?
Q: So many Mahatmas have taken birth, yet why do the common man remain the same?
Q: What is Your opinion regarding religious conversion?
Religion is something that a person has to choose for him- or herself. It cannot be forced upon others. To forcibly try to convert others from one religion to another is wrong.
Q: Why do political and religious leaders commit mistakes?