What People Say

Embracing all religions and seeing the essential principles contained within them as the same is true expansiveness. – AMMA

Here’s how a few world leaders and journalists have described their experiences with Amma.
My father and Amma are kindred spirits.
~ Ms. Yolanda King (Daughter of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.)

Amma is the embodiment of pure love. Her presence heals.
~ Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D.

In all my life, I have not met a warmer personality than Amma. Even an agnostic like me had great difficulty in holding back my tears.
~ Sri. Khuswant Singh Author and Journalist

Amma presents the kind of leadership we need for our planet to survive. This is the most heroic person I’ve probably ever met.
~ Alice Walker Pulitzer Prize Winner

Amma has done more work than many governments have ever done for their people… her contribution is enormous.
~ Prof. Muhammad Yunus 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Founder, Grameen Bank

Amma is truly such an enormous fountain of energy, love and compassion. I think if all of us were to get even a fraction of it within our own beings, there would be only joy in the whole world… Whatever little I can do with her inspiration, I will strive my best to accomplish it.
~ Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

With great force, she took me in her arms and I was enveloped in a scent of rose. It was a powerful hug, a powerful moment, really. Overcome with a profound sense of comfort, clarity and calm, I staggered off stage and sat down.
~ NPR Reporter Allison Bryce