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About Amma Sri Karunamayi

Revered around the world as an embodiment of unconditional motherly love, Sri Karunamayi, or “Amma,” has dedicated her life to the cause of world peace and universal welfare. Amma simply means “mother” in Telugu, Sri Karunamayi’s native language. In her early years, Amma’s divine nature could be seen in her unfailing compassion and her innate generosity. Whether it was a shivering old man, starving children, or a servant desperately ill with cholera, Amma always responded with whatever was needed, whether it was her own shawl, food, or her gentle touch and words of comfort.

As Amma matured into a young woman, she began spending more and more time in meditation, immersed for hours in states of divine consciousness. At the age of twenty, she left the comfort and security of her family’s home and traveled to the remote and sacred Penusila forest, in Andhra Pradesh, India. There, she spent ten years meditating and performing severe austerities for the benefit of the entire world.

During this time, Amma lived the pure and rustic life of India’s ancient sages, meditating in the forest without concern for her physical comfort or safety. Those who saw her during this time came to regard her as in incarnation of the Divine Mother, the feminine aspect of God, for she would spend days, weeks or months sitting completely still, utterly absorbed in meditation.

After emerging from this period of relative isolation, Amma began her outward mission of providing spiritual and material aid to all in need. In the remote and impoverished region of Penusila, Amma has initiated many humanitarian projects, including the Sri Karunamayi Free Hospital, Sri Karunamayi Free School, old age home, and charitable food distribution. There, Amma also established an ashram, known far and wide for its beauty and serenity.

In addition to sharing food, clothes, medicines, and education with the people of Penusila, Amma devotes much of her time to traveling throughout the world, in order to share her peace, love and wisdom with her universal family. Traditionally, it is the spiritual seeker who must travel with great difficulty to reach the feet of a divine being. However, Amma herself has taken the responsibility for coming to visit her beloved children during her annual tours, as she understands that not everyone can travel to see her in India.

Click here for a quick slide show starting with Amma's birth to where we are with SRIM Center today.