Amma - Mata Amritanandamayi Quotes (110) The Hugging Saint

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About the Author Mata Amritanandamayi Devī (born as Sudhamani Idamannel on 27 September 1953), primarily known simply as Amma ["Mother"], is a Hindu spiritual leader and guru, who is revered as a saint by her followers. She is widely respected for her humanitarian activities. She has been described as "The Hugging Saint".  See website for more info - http://www.amritapuri.org/

In this universe it is love that binds everything together. Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life.
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


Is God a Man or a Woman ? The answer to this question is neither---- God is That. But if you must give God a gender, God is more female than male, for he is contained in She.
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


Look at the optimism of Nature. Nothing can stop it. Only the ego makes humans pessimistic, and this causes suffering.
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


O Divine Spirit, do You see me here? May your starry hands shower grace upon me-the strength to keep remembering You and the sorrow to keep calling You, my only refuge and comfort. Blissful, oh beautiful is your Divine World! Lift me to your world of a million twinkling stars!
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


Only when goodness awakens within, will one's personality and actions gain beauty and strength.
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


Serving the world with love and cooperation, you will find your own true Self. As you help those in need, selfishness will fall away, and without even noticing you will find your own fulfillment.
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


The Divine is present in everyone, in all beings, in everything. Like space it is everywhere, all pervading, all powerful, all knowing. The Divine is the principle of Life, the inner light of consciousness, and pure bliss-----. It is our very own Self.
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


The first step in spiritual life is to have compassion. A person who is kind and loving never needs to go searching for God. God rushes toward any heart that beats with compassion-it is God's favorite place.
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


When love overflows and is expressed through every word & deed, we call it Compassion. That is the goal of religion.
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Look carefully at what is of value in others and respect that."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Our duty towards God is compassion and love towards the poor and needy."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Beware; your actions in the present determine your future."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"All your problems arise because you don't stand firm within your Self."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"We should never forget that after every night, there is a dawn. We should never lose our optimistic faith."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"God's power is not something outside. It is within us. We need to awaken that power."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"A Mahatma's life is like a cool breeze that caressed everybody and everything."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self in each other can there be real peace."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Wherever you see men endowed with noble qualities and good dispositions, you will find a great mother who has inspired them to become what they are."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Plants and trees also have emotions and can feel fear. You can sense that if you have a compassionate heart."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Does the sun need the light of a candle? God needs nothing from us."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"There is no difference between the Creator and creation, just as there is no difference between the ocean and its waves."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Just as ABC is the beginning of the alphabet, the quality of motherhood is the foundation of a woman's expressed actions."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If we are able to develop the right attitude, we can drastically reduce the burden of our sorrows."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"To awaken spiritual unity-and to spread to others the love that is our inherent nature-is the true goal of human life."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If we have been able to give happiness to a soul-even for a minute-it makes our life blessed."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"We are not afraid of death. We are afraid of the loss we will incur when we die."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Women should let go of their fear and distrust - they are simply illusions."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)



"If the desires are not controlled now, later they will control you."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"When a ship is in the sea, it has to weather storms, rough seas and may even encounter whales or sharks."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"It is the same Consciousness that pervades everything."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If we focus on the eternal, we will remain unaffected by the changing experiences of life."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Married life, if lived with the proper love and understanding, helps awaken the feminine within a man, and the masculine within a woman."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"A real yogi is one who can maintain a peaceful mind in the midst of any crisis."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"When people live in accordance with Nature, the song of life becomes sweet."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"The beauty of our ears is not in our earrings, but in listening to the distressed."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Keep the child within alive. A child never tires of hearing the birds sing, never gets bored looking at flowers."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Death of the ego leads to deathlessness. When the ego dies, you live eternally in bliss."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Leading life without discrimination is like shooting without taking aim."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Past is over. What is needed is to mould the future by surrendering everything to God."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Faith is a strong feeling in the heart that cannot be logically proven."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"See God in everything."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Be a symbol of undying optimism."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


There is a man in the inner depths of every woman, and a woman in the inner depths of every man."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Instead of using a magnifying glass to look at others' faults, use a mirror to look at our own."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Lead lives imbibing spirituality, only then will it become meaningful, full of joy and beauty."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Love sustains everything."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Everything in Nature has a purpose to fulfill. There are no mistakes in creation."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Stop identifying with the world created by your mind, and a new world will open up before you."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Fill your hearts with compassion, then alone God can shine within."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"We should learn to love everyone equally, because in essence we are all one, one Atman, one soul."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"God is the one who gave; He alone has the right to take back."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Always have a smile on your face, kind words on your lips and a compassionate heart."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Only the attitude 'I am nothing, I know nothing' will help you reach the final state."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Without wetting our hearts with the tears of love, there is no hope for us or for the world."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Know the nature of this world, do not lose your equanimity."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Do not imagine that sitting with eyes closed alone is meditation."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If you are unable to meditate, try to repeat your mantra or sing bhajans."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Finding fault in others, just for the sake of finding fault, we will pollute our own minds."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"No external power can possibly obstruct woman or her innate qualities of love, empathy, and patience."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Only God loves us selflessly."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Pray for a peaceful and contented mind in all circumstances."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Whenever you get angry, you lose energy through every pore of your body."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"The main purpose of education should be to impart a culture of the heart."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"God is deep within us. He dwells there as pure and innocent love."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Innocent prayer, is a very powerful way to please the Lord. You don't need to be a scholar to do that."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Get rid of the ego to know the reality."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Have the conviction that God is your only real relative and friend."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Along with an understanding of the outer world, it is essential that we also come to know the inner world."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self in each other can there be real peace."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"In order to attain this grace, cry and pray, hold on to the feet of the Guru, no matter what happens."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Love makes you innocent like a child. A child is the most receptive person."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If we continuously maintain self awareness, we will be able to experience peace and happiness."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"A child's expressions have a beauty of its own. Purely natural and spontaneous they are free of ego."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Keep a close watch on the mind! It is a clever liar that stops you from being aware of your true nature, the Self."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Isn't it because there is darkness that we know the greatness of light?"
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Look upon others as being part of yourself."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If you want a certificate of approval from others, you won't receive a certificate from God."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Every male being first lies in a woman's womb, as a part of the woman's very being."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Engage in work that will benefit others."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Pray to God in times of both joy and sorrow, then you will no longer suffer."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"We give physical exercise to the body, but neglect the heart. The exercise for the heart is uplifting the destitute and the suffering."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"A life of renunciation is the greatest form of satsang - others can see and emulate it."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Children, each and every object in life around us teaches us sacrifice."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"The greatest strength of women lies in their innate motherhood, their creative, life-giving power."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Everything in Nature is a wonderful miracle. Isn't the little bird flying through the vast sky a miracle?"
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"The light of Guru's grace helps us to see and remove the obstacles in our path."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If we focus on the eternal, we will remain unaffected by the changing experiences of life."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"The mind which is attached to a thousand different things, pulls you in all directions."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If women reject their feminine qualities cultivating only masculine qualities, the imbalance in the world will only become greater."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"The past is like a cancelled cheque; it's futile to brood over it."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"There is nothing in this world that hasn't nourished our growth in one way or another."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Spiritual knowledge is a burden if carried on the head, but beautiful if brought into the heart."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


The very fibre of a woman's being is her inborn qualities, the essential principles of motherhood."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Parents should be loving towards their children when they are very young, just like watering a tender, young plant."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"We should have gratitude in life. We are indebted to the world and to all the beings in it."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Night is the best time to pray. Nature is quiet. No one will disturb you."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"The real meaning of the scriptures can only be known in the silence of the mind."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"God cannot sit silent and unmoved when somebody calls Him with an innocent heart."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If you are not able to give material support to those in need, give a smile, a loving word and a compassionate look."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Forgetting all our sorrows we rejoice when we see the sorrows of others. Children, this is a depravity of the mind."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"If we fail to restore dharma, all of our efforts to establish world peace will be in vain."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Try to change your bad habits by gradually replacing them with good thoughts and actions."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Just like other joyful moments of life, death can also be a joyful experience."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"You must work in the present to make your future happy and blissful."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Mahatmas teach us through their own lives."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Do japa like savoring a sweet, with love and alertness."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"A truly spiritual person lives for the Truth, and breathes for Love."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Meditation is the saving principle; it makes you immortal and eternal."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"Through the Guru the mind becomes purified, thus paving the way towards becoming one with God."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


"While carrying responsibilities, never forget to smile."
― Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


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