The history of the Indian girl, who became a spiritual leader revered as a saint
Today for her there is no national, racial or religious barriers. She is ready to give his compassion every day thousands of people, without requiring anything in return. But once a small Sudhamani Idamannel refused to understand the people closest, and its desire to bestow hugs strangers was the subject of a conviction. Today, Mata Amritanandamayi - one of the spiritual leaders of Hinduism and is revered as a saint.
Born to smile with
She was born September 27, 1953 in Kerala, one of the poor fishing villages in Southern India. My father tried to feed his family by selling fish, traditionally the mother bringing up children. Sudhamani not even born as ordinary kids. At the time of her birth, she was not crying, but smiling, as if met with an already familiar and dear to her people.
She was given the name Sudhamani (marvelous treasure). She seems to be in such a hurry to live, that in six months, said the first word and took the first steps and to three years' girl has learned to sing and in the neighborhood have always heard wonderful voice Sudhamani. In five years, the girl had already composed verses and songs that always glorify Krishna. She seemed a young age she came to believe in his divinity.
But her strange songs and dances soon began to irritate her family, although the surrounding often expressed his admiration for the charming girl dancing on the beach. Nine-year Sudhamani was one of the best students in the class, but was forced to leave school because of his mother's illness. All chores around the house fell on the frail shoulders a little more girls. She had to cook for the whole family and take care of the fact that seven of her brothers and sisters will always look clean and neat. Sudhamani rose almost sunrise, and went to bed around midnight, after everyone in the family. In addition, Sudhamani should daily feed their cows home, collecting them for grass and vegetable cleaning, which it had requested in the neighboring villages.
It was during this time she began to notice how other people live. Sudhamani saw starving people as they suffer from illness, being unable to buy even a simple analgesic.
Some people had everything in abundance, while others dragged out the most miserable existence. Special pain in Sudhamani cause human cruelty to the elderly and infirm relatives. And the little girl suffered from abuse and neglect, as if they belonged to her and not to strangers.
Sharing the suffering of
Then Sudhamani first thought about why people suffer. And she wanted to comfort the poor and infirm, for them to become the person who can bring into their lives a little bit of joy and participation.
It was at this time Sudhamani began to share all that she had, with the infirm and needy. Brothers and sisters did not understand why she considers food and things to complete strangers. Moreover, it is constantly taking care of a sick old man, washed them and dressed, taking care that they are not hungry. Sudhamani was the only consolation for these people.
But the girl's family, and so lived a wealthy life, do not understand or accept such behavior. Her more and more loaded with work, and she always smiled, even the most difficult work in the homes of relatives perceived as part of the service of Krsna. She did not take offense to the family, on the other hand, was grateful for the fact that they allow it to work for the glory of Krishna.
As early as the teenage years, she began to embrace people, struggling through his arms to give comfort to the suffering and make them feel the divine love and compassion. Parents repeatedly punished the daughter, because the Indian woman should not touch strangers, especially men. However, no punishment and admonition had no effect on Sudhamani.
When the family has intended to give the girl is married, she strongly opposed. Sudhamani firmly decided to devote herself to the service of Krishna and others.
"Mata Amritanandamayi Math,"
In 1981, she organized his first ashram. Here come those who were close worldview Mata Amritanandamayi, and she generously strangers his compassion and open arms. Surprisingly, daily Mata Amritanandamayi can embrace up to 50,000 people, with everyone who comes from whatever country it may be, it is time to whisper a few words in his native language.
After the ashram came the turn of the appearance of the charitable organization "Mata Amritanandamayi Math." Thanks to this organization in the world to build hospitals, schools and nursing homes and in need receive a free meal. Affected by the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, "Mata Amritanandamayi Math," has provided targeted assistance in the amount of $ 23 million.
She speaks at the Parliament of World Religions and participates in UN events. About her shoot films and write books. But its primary mission Mata Amritanandamayi leaves: it continues to embrace people, giving them the divine love and compassion. For his entire life, she embraced more than 30000000 people and continues to embrace people every day.