Sadguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is a saint like no other. For the past 36 years Amma has dedicated Her life to the upliftment of suffering humanity through the simplest of gestures- an embrace.
Amma says, "My sole mission is to love and serve one and all. Amma's only wish is that her hands should always be on someone's shoulder, consoling and caressing them and wiping their tears, even while breathing her last."
The greatest miracle that takes place in her presence occurs in the hearts of those who come to her is the gentle, gradual awaking of love, compassion and selflessness - an awakening of one's own inherent divinity.
She says, "Mother is just an offiering to the world and wants to be available to everyone." Anyone who watches Amma on a day today basis will understand the significance of this statement.
Amma has never sought to convert anyone. Her's is not sectarian mission. But Amma has always stressed that along with a new home, a pension, an operation or a meal, the beneficiaries of her humanitarian activities receive compassionate smile and kind word from those who serve them. In this way those who give, those who receive, and those who look on, all are transformed by the selfless love and sense of universal kinship, blossoming in an experience of essential unity-the oneness in the Self.
Amma has time and again emphasised that the duty of every human being is to realise his true Self, or in other words, ‘know who we really are.' She does not favor any particular religion. When asked to which religion she belonges, she says, “My religion is love and service.”
"Love is the foundation of a happy life. Knowingly or otherwise we are forgetting this truth," she says. Amma on several occasions has said that it is important not only to feel love but also to express it. "After all, love is our true nature. When we do not express love in our words and actions, it is like honey hidden in a rock." she says, "It is of no use to anyone. This mutual sharing and expressing of love should begin at home between couples and between parents and children. Only then will there be peace and harmony at home and in the society."
Once when someone asked Amma as to whom she would term as a true disciple, Amma said that, "One whose legs rush to offer help, whose lips utter soothing words of love and whose eyes shed tears of compassion on hearing cry of distressed, such a person I would call a true disciple."
"For any knowledge to flourish, It needs driving force of love. We take many decisions, major or minor, in our everday life. Love and happiness are also decisions. Experiencing them is not dependent on outside circumstances but on the way we arrange our thoughts. True education happens when we fall in love with knowledge.
Unlike people think, acquring knowledge is not only an intellectual exercise or a mere learning by heart and repeating like a parrot. It takes tremendous love.
Our most beloved Amma says, "You need to create a special womb of love to receive knowledge and understand it properly." all over the world we hear this expression: "He or she is bright." If you want to be truly brilliant, you need clarity in thought. Clarity is Purity. And what is purity? It is love. The more love you have, the more purity and clarity you possess.
So, my dear ones! Amma, Embodiment of spureme purity and love, is our guiding light. Your campus is vibrant with Her divine energy. If you are receptive enough, each one of you will be able to carry the light within, which will help you go deeper into infinite ocean of knowledge. Then your future can only be bright."
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Welcome to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, that is creating a generation of transformational leaders in technology, business, creative arts and scientific society - in a unique academic setting, which fosters professional excellence, and nurtures core values for a fulfilling life".
He is the Chief Mentor and Chairman of the Board of Studies. Swamiji has been a pillar of support and guidance for all the activities.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a rapidly developing world class institution offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and advanced doctoral research programmes in wide ranging disciplines like Management, Engineering, Healthcare, Journalism, Media Studies, and Biotechnology. It is both young and immensely dynamic, with a unique bolistic approach to produce leaders in all of its disciplines.
At the various campuses of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, we have assembled some of the most well known academicians, entrepreneurs, executives, inventors, creative artists, philanthropists, reasearchers, and scientists to guide us in this noble endeavour. We are launching the foremost frontiers of arts, science, management, and technology.
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