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Destiny can be changed through austerities and spiritual practices.

— Amma

We should always have a positive attitude towards life. Optimism is a great factor for eliminating suffering. — Amma

We should examine our negative tendencies and weaken them, through good thoughts not by fighting them. — Amma

Real prayer includes being compassionate and humble, smiling at someone and saying a kind word. — Amma

Be like a child. Only then will you be able to learn and grow. — Amma

It is only we you create our own prisons and imprisonment. Nobody else is responsible for that. — Amma

Love can accomplish anything and everything: cure diseases, heal wounded hearts, transform human minds.
— Amma

Married life, if lived with proper love and understanding, helps awaken the feminine in a man, and the masculine in a
woman. — Amma

The worst poison which pollutes the atmosphere is selfish and wicked thoughts. — Amma

The fulfillment of spirituality is the ability to love and serve others. — Amma

Amidst sorrows, the only thing that enlivens us is optimistic faith. Never lose that faith. — Amma

When others get what they wish, we are sad. It’s a disease in the mind that eats away our peace. — Amma

Shraddha entails alertness, caring, love and faith. — Amma

Purify the mind through selfless service. — Amma

If the desires are not controlled now, later they will control you. — Amma

In most cases, wordly love ends in hatred and deep sorrow. — Amma

When you fully understand the Supreme self, the mind won’t attach itself to anything external. — Amma

Like a shadow, death is always behind us. We may have to vacate this rented house of the body at any moment. — Amma

We need to take up efforts to instil values in our children at a young age. — Amma

Wordly success and spirituality are two sides of a scale. We need to make sure that they are balanced. — Amma

Life is a mixture of success and failure. Try to accept both with mental equanimity. — Amma

God himself will rush toward any heart that beats with compassion. — Amma

The attitude “I will only accept success” is wrong. Learn to also accept the responsibility of defeat. — Amma

When you get in a position of power, don’t get carried away and forget that you are a human being. — Amma

People use their intellects for everything. They have lost their hearts and their faith. — Amma

Once you learn the art of relaxation, everything happens spontaneously and effortlessly. — Amma

Once you learn the art of relaxation, everything happens spontaneously and effortlessly. — Amma
In times of tragedies, our duty is to lend a helping hand to those in grief and thus light lamps of kindness and compassion.
— Amma

Unfortunately, the only meaning that society attributes to life today is an opportunity to make money. — Amma

A truly spiritual person lives for the Truth, and breathes for Love. — Amma

Ask yourself: Living in the midst of life’s joyful celebration, why do I feel so miserable ? — Amma

A mahatma’s life is like a cool breeze that caresses everybody and everything. — Amma

The master, like a sculptor, chips away the stone to reveal the divine Self buried within. — Amma

Don’t feel bad if someone speaks ill of you. Think that this, too, is for your best. — Amma

Tragedies are an occasion to awaken the love and compassion within. — Amma

Accept the Divine as your sole protector and guide. — Amma

Amma’s happiness is when you find bliss within yourselves. — Amma

The dream that is this physical world, and all the experiences associated with it, is only a play. — Amma

If we get rid of the sense of “I”, the whole world will kneel before us. — Amma

Once all attachments are dropped, death will be a blissful experience. — Amma

We must put forth effort, but we must also pray for grace; that is the deciding factor. — Amma

Free from attachments to the past and worries about the future, a child expresses him/herself fully. — Amma

Never forget that you are never alone on this journey. God is always with you. Allow Him to take your hands. — Amma

Recognize that we are God’s instruments, and develop the attitude of a servant. — Amma

The first step in spiritual life is to have compassion. — Amma

Dying to the ego is real death. That death makes us immortal. — Amma

Patience is needed for success. If we sow a seed and then regularly dig it up to see if it has germinated, it will never grow.
— Amma

Consider any work you do, as work coming from God’s will. — Amma

If you seek solace in anything else than God, all will be lost. — Amma

Our thinking is the problem. We are totally identified with the thought process. try to be a witness to thoughts. — Amma

To be really focused on God is to be fully in the present moment, free from the past and future. — Amma

Try to remain like a child throughout your life. Study the scriptures with this attitude, then you will really learn. — Amma

Remember that this present life is only an infinitesimal portion of your total Life. — Amma

Stop identifying with the world created by your mind, and a new world will open up before you. — Amma
When a child smiles, you cannot help but smile back because the child’s love is pure and innocent. — Amma

Pray: May all reach the shore of peace, spreading the sweet holy fragrance of Love and vibrations of unity and harmony.-
— Amma

When you are one with creation, all of Nature will be your friend and will serve you. — Amma

A spiritual person should never think of harming others. — Amma

Let prayer and remembrance of God become part of your daily life. — Amma

In order to attain pure love one has to undergo some pain. — Amma

if someone argues with you, don’t react. Your calmness will disarm the other person. — Amma

In times of tragedies, we should be able to lift up those around us drowning in grief. — Amma

A spiritual life without a Guru is like the life of a child without a mother. — Amma

Nature records all of our actions. Each of our words and thoughts subtly exist in Nature. — Amma

Worrying brings no solutions. Discriminative thinking is the way to overcome life’s problems. — Amma

A cow may be black or white or red, but the milk is always white. Similarly, there is only one Self. — Amma

A situation becomes a problem when you interpret it in the wrong way. — Amma

Innocent prayer, is a very powerful way to please the Lord. You don’t need to be a scholar to do that. — Amma

Wordly success and spirituality are two sides of a scale. We need to make sure that they are balanced. — Amma

However powerful a cyclone is, it cannot harm a blade of grass. Whereas the huge trees standing with their heads high will
be uprooted. — Amma

Above all, we need purity of heart. Once our heart is pure, it is easy to get God’s grace. — Amma

Whatever work we do, our mind should be centered on God. — Amma

Forgive and forget others’ faults and weaknesses. — Amma

The master destroys obstacles and reveals to the seeker the sacred path. — Amma

Surrendering to the master is never slavery—it is a sign of courage. — Amma

The over emphasis today’s society places on skill has relegating man to the status of mere machines. — Amma

Our duty towards God is compassion and love towards the poor and needy. — Amma

Darkness cannot remain for long. In due time, dawn will surely break out and shine. — Amma

Consoling a miserable soul, wiping the tears of a crying person is greater than any worldly achievement. — Amma

Optimism is the light of God. It is a form of grace which allows you to look at life with greater clarity. — Amma

Love can help us overcome all physical, mental and intellectual tension and thereby bring peace and happiness. — Amma
Those that have an attitude of service towards others are the beauty of society. — Amma

Anger is hiding within us. Someone accidentally triggers it, and we erupt. — Amma

God is the one who gave; He alone has the right to take back. — Amma

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

The aim of devotion and prayer is to develop love for everyone. — Amma

God cannot sit silent and unmoved when somebody calls with an innocent heart. — Amma

Take a vow for a life of service to others. — Amma

Accept the Divine as your sole protector and guide. — Amma

Every situation created by the master is a gift of grace, meant to remove the ego. — Amma

Living harmoniously with Nature will in itself bring happiness and contentment. — Amma

God has to take birth in the womb of love within each of us. — Amma

Patience is needed for success. If we sow a seed and then regularly dig it up to see if it has germinated, it will never grow.
— Amma

Proceed on life’s journey with awareness. — Amma

The worst poison which pollutes the atmosphere is selfish and wicked thoughts. — Amma

Once all attachments are dropped, death will be a blissful experience. — Amma

Patience, love and forgiveness are the three needed qualities to maintain a good relationship. — Amma

Your third eye will never open if, in the name of spirituality, you close your eyes to the world. — Amma

Amma sows the seeds and moves forward. Some sprout tomorrow, some the day after, others only years later. — Amma

Usually people remember God and pray to Him only when they are in pain, as if God was only a pain-killer. — Amma

Spiritual love is without limits or boundaries. Worldly love is superficial and fluctuating. — Amma

Every failure is a lesson for us to learn from. — Amma

Use discrimination to stop the doubting nature of the mind. When doubts come to an end the light of God enters the heart.
— Amma

Spirituality is not against making money or fulfilling desires; but a dharmic life is necessary. — Amma

In order to attain pure love one has to undergo some pain. — Amma

Open the door of your heart and His light will enter. — Amma

The dream that is this physical world, and all the experiences associated with it, is only a play. — Amma

The first step in spiritual life is to have compassion. — Amma


We can eliminate negative thoughts only by filling the mind with positive thoughts. This way, there will be no room left for
negativity. — Amma

If you fall, get up and try again with enthusiasm. Consider that the fall was meant to make you more alert. — Amma

To become humble is the very goal of spiritual life. Humility alone is the way to God. — Amma

Always remember that when dusk arrives, it already has dawn in its womb. — Amma

Transcending the cycle of death and rebirth, is the real purpose of this life in human form. — Amma

Spiritual realization is to look through the third eye while keeping your other two eyes wide open on the world. — Amma

Never forget God. Never forget your real Source. Never move away from the real center within you. — Amma

Never return anger with the same. An angry person needs condolence, not aggravation. — Amma

You don’t have to undergo any academic training to love God. A sincere heart is enough. — Amma

Purify the mind through selfless service. — Amma

Grace will flow into us when we have the humble attitude, ‘I am nothing.’ — Amma

There is no better meditation technique than praying and crying to the Lord. — Amma

Be content and happy with whatever comes to you. — Amma

Cry out for God. Only by crying for Him will your minds become one-pointed. — Amma

We call and God responds. But the nature of the response depends on the call. — Amma

To become humble is the very goal of spiritual life. Humility alone is the way to God. — Amma

Only the cool breeze of sincere and innocent prayers can lift the black clouds covering the world today. — Amma

True sacrifice is relinquishing one’s likes and dislikes for another person. — Amma

Peace of mind is the real wealth. — Amma

If we are not ready to change, Nature, or God, will take up the task in His own way. — Amma

Always have the attitude of a beginner. A beginner is open, receptive and innocent, like a child. — Amma

At least one hour every day should be spent thinking of God, one hour for the sake of the soul. — Amma

Spiritual realization is to look through the third eye while keeping your other two eyes wide open on the world. — Amma

Spirituality helps you to see everything as a delightful play so that even the moment of death becomes a blissful experience.
— Amma

In real prayer there is nothing to ask, nothing to demand, no suggestion. Real prayer is sincere surrender. — Amma

People use their intellects for everything. They have lost their hearts and their faith. — Amma

Have the conviction that God is your only real relative and friend. — Amma
Just like other joyful moments of life, death can also be a joyful experience. — Amma

Never forget God. Never forget your real Source. Never move away from the real center within you. — Amma

Pray: Let the music of peace and harmony be heard everywhere. — Amma

If we keep holding on to God, there is nothing to fear. — Amma

Even when there are two lamps, light is one. — Amma

Never return anger with the same. An angry person needs condolence, not aggravation. — Amma

Every failure is a lesson for us to learn from. — Amma

However powerful a cyclone is, it cannot harm a blade of grass. Whereas the huge trees standing with their heads high will
be uprooted. — Amma

Plant trees. It is a blessing to do so. Trees outlive us and provide fruits and shade to coming generations. — Amma.

The attitude “I will only accept success” is wrong. Learn to also accept the responsibility of defeat. — Amma

Good and bad experiences are the nature of the world. Convert the challenging experiences into steppingstones towards
success. — Amma

If the desires are not controlled now, later they will control you. — Amma

Look at the optimism of Nature. Nothing can stop it. Only ego makes humans pessimistic, and causes suffering. — Amma

You cannot predict when grace takes place; you can only wait. Relax. — Amma

Beauty lies in the heart. Beauty lies in faith and faith dwells in the heart. — Amma

Vibrations of good thoughts and words are more important than ever before. — Amma

The aim of devotion and prayer is to develop love for everyone. — Amma

Pray: Let the music of peace and harmony be heard everywhere. — Amma

Don’t be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world. Light your little candle and step forward!
— Amma

As a mother loves her baby, the teacher showers pure selfless love. — Amma

Instead of using a magnifying glass to look at others’ faults, use a mirror to look at your own. — Amma

All of spirituality is contained in that one word: Awareness. — Amma

Human effort is in our hands, but grace is in God’s hands. — Amma

Always remember that when dusk arrives, it already has dawn in its womb. — Amma

We cannot take even a needle with us when we die. — Amma

Do not blame the circumstances and do not blame others. Remove your own weaknesses. — Amma
If you are not able to give material support to those in need, give a smile, a loving word and a compassionate look.
— Amma

Amma sows the seeds and moves forward. Some sprout tomorrow, some the day after, others only years later. — Amma

Always have the attitude of a beginner. A beginner is open, receptive and innocent, like a child. — Amma

"Our mind is restless because wherever we go, we find the faults and defects of others." —Amma

"Try to develop the ability to stand back as a witness, as thoughts pass through your mind. That
will make your mind strong." —Amma

First, the human mind should be harmonized, then harmony of Nature will spontaneously take place. — Amma

All of creation stands as an example of thankfulness to the Creator for the infinite blessings He showers upon it. — Amma

"Where there is spiritual experience, there can be no division-only unity and love" —Amma

"The ability to retain equanimity of mind in all circumstances is what makes a successful in life." —
Amma

A flower has such a short life span, and yet it offers itself wholeheartedly to others." —Amma

"You will receive your reward in the form of mental purity and God's grace." —Amma

"Pray and shed tears as you think of God. That is the greatest sâdhana." —Amma

"When we console others using our smile and kind words, our capacity for kindness increases." —
Amma

"The beauty that permeates your life manifests in the beauty of your death." —Amma

"Today's world needs people who express goodness in their words and deeds." —Amma

God is the pure Consciousness that dwells within everything." —Amma

Whatever you do and wherever you are, relax and you will see how
powerful it is." —Amma

If you put a frog into water and slowly heat it, the frog will not make any effort to escape.
It will simply die. — Amma

Once all attachments are dropped, death will be a blissful experience. — Amma

A truly spiritual person lives for the Truth, and breathes for Love. — Amma

A real seeker closes the flow of the mind to the past and the
future." —Amma

"To be in the present moment, one must forget everything else." —Amma
"Courage comes from trust. If that is gone, everything is gone." —Amma

"Never be depressed seeing the obstacles on your path." —Amma

Whenever you get angry, you lose energy through every pore of your
body." —Amma

"A Mahatma's life is like a cool breeze that caressed everybody and everything." —Amma

"Those who meditate only according to a timetable, as if it were a duty, will never see God." —
Amma

Life cannot be without success and failure." —Amma

Nature records all of our actions. Each of our words and thoughts
subtly exist in Nature." —Amma

"Love each action you perform - find bliss in all that you do." —Amma

"Be a symbol of undying optimism." —Amma

"Pray for the peace and welfare of one and all in this world." —Amma

"There is no meaning in wasting your time thinking about the past." —Amma

"If you remember God and chant your mantra, you will quickly become very calm and
peaceful." —Amma

"Every male being first lies in a woman's womb, as a part of the woman's very being." —Amma

"If you remember God and chant your mantra, your mind will have the power to face
any situation." —Amma

"What is the use of that reason and intellect which cannot give peace?" —Amma

"We cannot change all situations in life, but we can change our attitude towards them." —Amma

Only the attitude 'I am nothing, I know nothing' will help you reach the final state." —Amma

"We should never allow anger to become a habit." —Amma

"The attitude 'I will only accept success' is wrong. Learn to also accept the responsability of
defeat." —Amma
"The mind is a complication which makes everything complicated." —Amma

Externally a householder should be active, performing his duties neatly


and well. Internally, he should be a sannyâsin." —Amma

The real meaning of the scriptures can only be known in the silence of
the mind." —Amma

"Beware; your actions in the present determine your future." —Amma

Life is like a garden. Quite naturally, leaves wither and flowers fade." —Amma

"Engage in work that will benefit others." —Amma

"Only constant practice done with great patience and enthusiasm will enable you to overcome your
latent tendencies and old habits." —Amma

"Death is part of life. All of us must face it today or tomorrow." —Amma

Lead lives imbibing spirituality, only then will it become meaningful, full of joy and beauty." —
Amma

"Go on praying while catching hold of God's feet." —Amma

"To befriend the mind is to befriend a fool." —Amma

Consider both Sorrow & joy to be from God

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results -- Jack Dixon

Look within and search for the source of real bliss." —Amma