Love, compassion, empathy and tolerance – under the pressures of modern life, these qualities have all but disappeared. Through her loving embrace and charitable activities, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (affectionately known as AMMA or Mother) is healing the heart of the world, rekindling love and mutual respect, and awakening people to their fundamental oneness.
It is through this simple yet powerful message that AMMA is transforming our world, one embrace at a time. In the past thirty years, AMMA has physically embraced more than 21 million people.
AMMA’s teachings are universal. Whenever she is asked about her religion, she replies that her religion is Love. She does not ask anyone to believe in God or to change their faith, but only to inquire into their own Real Nature.
AMMA had a vision of creating a hospital in Kerala where the poor could receive free advanced medical care, such as heart operations and kidney transplants, in an atmosphere of love and compassion. She saw that while the poor did receive basic medical care through various charitable clinics, advanced care was something beyond their dreams.