"To those who ask, Amma would say that if we have at least a little
compassion in our hearts, we should try to commit ourselves to work
an extra half hour a day in some way for the sake of those who are
suffering—this is Amma’s request. Today’s world needs people who
express goodness in their words and deeds. If such noble role models
can set an example for their fellow beings, the darkness now prevailing in society will be dispelled." - Amma
In India and internationally, Amma groups and centres provide much-needed sanctuaries where people perform
spiritual practices and community service together and deepen their search into the meaning of life.
Amma teaches that world peace will come only when people understand that everything in the universe is
a manifestation of the Divine. To help bring about this understanding, Amma encourages everyone to not
only engage in practices like meditation, but also to serve those who are suffering. Only when we can see
and serve the Divine in others will we be able to experience it in ourselves. Selfless service is thus an
important part of spiritual life.