On the morning of the 27th of September 1953, in a small poor fishing village, Parayakadavu in the Quilon district of Kerala, a baby girl was born. Her parents gave her the name Sudhamani. She came into this world not in tears as babies usually do, but with a beaming smile on her face, as if prophesying the joy and bliss she was to bring to the world.
Amma, as she is known all over the world today, has inspired and started innumerable humanitarian services. She has earned international recognition for her outstanding contributions to the world community. She is recognized as an extraordinary spiritual leader by the United Nations and by the people all over the world.
Though Amma makes no claims herself, those who watch her closely notice that she is the greatest example of her teaching. Her disciples and believers imbibe her teachings by just watching her.
For the past 35 years Amma has dedicated her life to the uplifting of suffering humanity through the simplest of gestures – an embrace. In this intimate manner Amma had blessed and consoled more than 25 million people throughout the world.
When someone asked Amma why she receives every person who comes to her in a loving embrace Amma replied, “ If you ask the river,’ why do you flow?’ what can it say?”
Amma travels constantly throughout the world in response to the heartfelt longing of people who seek lasting peace and harmony in their lives. Her hugs can free you of disease, despair and pain. Her Mantra for World Peace is Lokah, Summasta, Sukikno, Bhavantu.
Amma’s US Tour 2013
Amma arrives in Seattle on May 30th and travels across the US – there are Five Retreats planned – three days each – to spend with Amma. They are held in Seattle, San Ramon, CA., Albuquerque, Boston and Toronto, Canada as well as several other free events in many cities nationwide. For dates, times, details, and locations, check her website.
(Some of this information was taken from www.amma.org website)