101 Quotes of Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Hugging Saint)

April 2, 2018 | Author: kar85 | Category: Prayer, Spirituality, Meditation, Indian Religions, Religious Behaviour And Experience



101 Quotes of Amma : Sri Mata AmritanandamayiA Dream "Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence. By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It is Amma's prayer that at least this small dream be realised." -- Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Some thoughts from Amma 1 "Look carefully at what is of value in others and respect that." — Amma 2 "Our duty towards God is compassion and love towards the poor and needy." — Amma 3 "Beware; your actions in the present determine your future." — Amma 4 "All your problems arise because you don't stand firm within your Self." — Amma 5 "We should never forget that after every night, there is a dawn. We should never lose our optimistic faith." — Amma 6 "God's power is not something outside. It is within us. We need to awaken that power." — Amma 7 "A Mahatma's life is like a cool breeze that caressed everybody and everything." — Amma 8 "Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self in each other can there be real peace." — Amma 9 "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 10 "Plants and trees also have emotions and can feel fear. You can sense that if you have a compassionate heart." — Amma 11 "Does the sun need the light of a candle? God needs nothing from us." — Amma 12 "There is no difference between the Creator and creation, just as there is no difference between the ocean and its waves." — Amma 13 "Just as ABC is the beginning of the alphabet, the quality of motherhood is the foundation of a woman's expressed actions." — Amma 14 "If we are able to develop the right attitude, we can drastically reduce the burden of our sorrows." — Amma 15 "To awaken spiritual unity-and to spread to others the love that is our inherent natureis the true goal of human life." — Amma 16 "If we have been able to give happiness to a soul-even for a minute-it makes our life blessed." — Amma 17 "We are not afraid of death. We are afraid of the loss we will incur when we die." — Amma 18 "Women should let go of their fear and distrust - they are simply illusions." —Amma 19 "If the desires are not controlled now, later they will control you." — Amma 20 "When a ship is in the sea, it has to weather storms, rough seas and may even encounter whales or sharks." — Amma 21 "It is the same Consciousness that pervades everything." — Amma 22 "If we focus on the eternal, we will remain unaffected by the changing experiences of life." — Amma 23 "Married life, if lived with the proper love and understanding, helps awaken the feminine within a man, and the masculine within a woman." — Amma 24 "A real yogi is one who can maintain a peaceful mind in the midst of any crisis." — Amma 25 "When people live in accordance with Nature, the song of life becomes sweet." — Amma 26 "The beauty of our ears is not in our earrings, but in listening to the distressed." — Amma 27 "Keep the child within alive. A child never tires of hearing the birds sing, never gets bored looking at flowers." — Amma 28 "Death of the ego leads to deathlessness. When the ego dies, you live eternally in bliss." — Amma 29 "Leading life without discrimination is like shooting without taking aim." —Amma 30 "Past is over. What is needed is to mould the future by surrendering everything to God." — Amma 31 "Faith is a strong feeling in the heart that cannot be logically proven." — Amma 32 "See God in everything." — Amma 33 "Be a symbol of undying optimism." — Amma 34 There is a man in the inner depths of every woman, and a woman in the inner depths of every man." — Amma 35 "Instead of using a magnifying glass to look at others' faults, use a mirror to look at our own." — Amma 36 "Lead lives imbibing spirituality, only then will it become meaningful, full of joy and beauty." — Amma 37 "Love sustains everything." — Amma 38 "Everything in Nature has a purpose to fulfill. There are no mistakes in creation." — Amma 39 "Stop identifying with the world created by your mind, and a new world will open up before you." — Amma 40 "Fill your hearts with compassion, then alone God can shine within." — Amma 41 "We should learn to love everyone equally, because in essence we are all one, one Atman, one soul." — Amma 42 "God is the one who gave; He alone has the right to take back." — Amma 43 "Always have a smile on your face, kind words on your lips and a compassionate heart." — Amma 44 "Only the attitude 'I am nothing, I know nothing' will help you reach the final state." —Amma 45 "Without wetting our hearts with the tears of love, there is no hope for us or for the world." — Amma 46 "Know the nature of this world, do not lose your equanimity." — Amma 47 "Do not imagine that sitting with eyes closed alone is meditation." — Amma 48 "If you are unable to meditate, try to repeat your mantra or sing bhajans." —Amma 49 "Finding fault in others, just for the sake of finding fault, we will pollute our own minds." — Amma 50 "No external power can possibly obstruct woman or her innate qualities of love, empathy, and patience." — Amma 51 "Only God loves us selflessly." — Amma 52 "Pray for a peaceful and contented mind in all circumstances." — Amma 53 "Whenever you get angry, you lose energy through every pore of your body." — Amma 54 "The main purpose of education should be to impart a culture of the heart." —Amma 55 "God is deep within us. He dwells there as pure and innocent love." — Amma 56 "Innocent prayer, is a very powerful way to please the Lord. You don't need to be a scholar to do that." — Amma 57 "Get rid of the ego to know the reality." — Amma 58 "Have the conviction that God is your only real relative and friend." — Amma 59 "Along with an understanding of the outer world, it is essential that we also come to know the inner world." — Amma 60 "Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self in each other can there be real peace." — Amma 61 "In order to attain this grace, cry and pray, hold on to the feet of the Guru, no matter what happens." — Amma 62 "Love makes you innocent like a child. A child is the most receptive person." — Amma 63 "If we continuously maintain self awareness, we will be able to experience peace and happiness." — Amma 64 "A child's expressions have a beauty of its own. Purely natural and spontaneous they are free of ego." — Amma 65 "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 66 "Isn't it because there is darkness that we know the greatness of light?" — Amma 67 "Look upon others as being part of yourself." — Amma 68 "If you want a certificate of approval from others, you won't receive a certificate from God." — Amma 69 "Every male being first lies in a woman's womb, as a part of the woman's very being." — Amma 70 "Engage in work that will benefit others." — Amma 71 "Pray to God in times of both joy and sorrow, then you will no longer suffer." — Amma 72 "We give physical exercise to the body, but neglect the heart. The exercise for the heart is uplifting the destitute and the suffering." — Amma 73 "A life of renunciation is the greatest form of satsang - others can see and emulate it." —Amma 74 "Children, each and every object in life around us teaches us sacrifice." — Amma 75 "The greatest strength of women lies in their innate motherhood, their creative, lifegiving power." — Amma 76 "Everything in Nature is a wonderful miracle. Isn't the little bird flying through the vast sky a miracle?" — Amma 77 "The light of Guru's grace helps us to see and remove the obstacles in our path." — Amma 78 "If we focus on the eternal, we will remain unaffected by the changing experiences of life." — Amma 79 "The mind which is attached to a thousand different things, pulls you in all directions." — Amma 80 "If women reject their feminine qualities cultivating only masculine qualities, the imbalance in the world will only become greater." — Amma 81 "The past is like a cancelled cheque; it's futile to brood over it." — Amma 82 "There is nothing in this world that hasn't nourished our growth in one way or another." — Amma 83 "Spiritual knowledge is a burden if carried on the head, but beautiful if brought into the heart." — Amma 84 The very fibre of a woman's being is her inborn qualities, the essential principles of motherhood." — Amma 85 "Parents should be loving towards their children when they are very young, just like watering a tender, young plant." — Amma 86 "We should have gratitude in life. We are indebted to the world and to all the beings in it." — Amma 87 "Night is the best time to pray. Nature is quiet. No one will disturb you." — Amma 88 "The real meaning of the scriptures can only be known in the silence of the mind." — Amma 89 "God cannot sit silent and unmoved when somebody calls Him with an innocent heart." — Amma 90 "If you are not able to give material support to those in need, give a smile, a loving word and a compassionate look." — Amma 91 "Forgetting all our sorrows we rejoice when we see the sorrows of others. Children, this is a depravity of the mind." — Amma 92 "If we fail to restore dharma, all of our efforts to establish world peace will be in vain." — Amma 93 "Try to change your bad habits by gradually replacing them with good thoughts and actions." — Amma 94 "Just like other joyful moments of life, death can also be a joyful experience." — Amma 95 "You must work in the present to make your future happy and blissful." — Amma 96 "Mahatmas teach us through their own lives." — Amma 97 "Do japa like savoring a sweet, with love and alertness." — Amma 98 "A truly spiritual person lives for the Truth, and breathes for Love." — Amma 99 "Meditation is the saving principle; it makes you immortal and eternal." — Amma 100 "Through the Guru the mind becomes purified, thus paving the way towards becoming one with God." — Amma 101 "While carrying responsibilities, never forget to smile." — Amma
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