Receiving Amma’s embrace, many feel inspired to offer selfless service to those in need. In this way, this simple yet powerful act as a mother’s embrace – has become both catalyst and symbol for the growing international network of humanitarian initiatives that is Embracing the World.

Amma constantly emphasises that Her religion is love and “where there is true love, anything is effortless.” Born out of this pure love for all beings in the world, is Amma’s infinite compassion towards all. Amma teaches us that “Compassion is the one word answer for all problems”.

Amma has devoted Her entire life to alleviating the pain of the poor, and those suffering physically and emotionally. She inspires, uplifts, and transforms through her embrace, Her spiritual wisdom and through Her global charities, known as Embracing the World ®. 

Amma’s goal of “Love All, Serve All” forms the basis of all humanitarian activities undertaken by the Mata Amritanandmayi Math. Amma teaches that selfless service with compassion is the foundation of all other spiritual practices. She upholds the ancient tradition of charity, where caring for others is the process through which the character of everyone involved is purified.

Amma says, “The beauty and charm of selfless love and service should not die away from the face of this earth. The world should know that a life of dedication is possible, that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible.” She inspires each and everyone one of Her children who manage Her projects to have the faith that they will be transformed through their service to Love.

With love and compassion being the cornerstone of all Amma’s humanitarian activities, “Embracing the World” has evolved into a large global movement. Projects that are carried out around Food, Shelter, Healthcare, Education, Livelihood, Environment, Emergencies and Research are all being run under the guidance of Amma and Her teachings.

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