Amma travels the world, alternating long hours of darshan, the maternal hug she gives to all who come to her, and her teachings. Here are some of her most beautiful pearls of wisdom, one for each day of the year, set out in the form of a perpetual calendar. Amma's life is her only message: give everything and give of oneself. Her religion is love.
Born in India in 1953, Amma is a spiritual figure of international stature.
Since 1975, she has hugged more than 34 million people, one by one, tirelessly, across 40 countries on all 5 continents. Through her international network of charitable initiatives, Embracing the World, she helps those most in need. She has received many awards for her actions, including the Gandhi-King Award for peace and non-violence in 2002 at the United Nations Organisation in Geneva.
"Every one of us-;the rich and poor-;can give.
There is no greater message than Amma's giving to the world.'
His Excellency Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam,
Former President of India