Amma means Mother
in many languages.
Her real name is
Born in a remote coastal village in southern India, Amma first began to embrace the people in her village as a way to ease their suffering.
Everyone is always welcome: one-day visiting tourists, longer term visitors or serious spiritual seekers.
Amma has never asked anyone
to change their religion.
Only to go deeper
into their values or faith,
and live by those
"Be like the honeybee who gathers only nectar wherever it goes. Seek the goodness that is found in everyone."
"Don't be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world. Light your candle and step forward."