Devotees' Experiences


Here are some excerpts of devotee’s feelings and experiences with Amma from the ashram's visitor's log…

There was a big problem for me. I wanted to love but could not. I did everything because it was considered my duty…  After coming to Amma I told her that I cannot love. She asked me so sweetly, “Why”?...... After that visit, something changed which I could not identify. The only thing I understood was that my heart expanded….. Amma has given form to my feelings…. One moment I laugh and another moment I cry. This is bliss.


There is one feeling that pervades all my experiences. It is the feeling of being at home with Mother. No worries, no thoughts of wordly tasks and desires. Mind is filled with the joy of being with the Supreme Mother.


Coming through the gates of Mukthi Nilayam, a sudden peace and joy pervaded my mind. The Stupi stands like a beacon of peace and glorious divinity…..


When I first saw Amma, she seemed a very fragile lady. I had no idea of what was to come. Now, I see a strong resolve in a selfless person, a goddess hidden in a true guru. She is power, she is shakti, she is pure prema, total wisdom….


Swami and Amma are the same ‘Self’ no doubt. In a dream I had recently, I asked amma for Padnamaskar which she kindly said to take. As I was bending down to take namaskar, I was surprised and immensely pleased to find that Amma’s physical body below the waist was of Swami. So I felt assured that Amma and Swami are one.


Here you find purity in everything – five elements, food, people. Your mind is in a blissful state…..


Maa is very simple, auspicious and innocent. She is so full of prema that sometimes I feel she is my daughter…..Narayana has brought me here to make me meet His Radha Rani. She is an ocean, she is Annapurna…..


In 1999, when I was given Amma’s first book to read, I knew it instantly that this village woman held a key that could help me unlock my own devotion to God…..I fell in love with Her on our first meeting…..while she was staying with us in Australia, I had a vision of her as the other half of Krishna riding a chariot pulled by white horses at full speed down to earth from the heavens, intent on ridding the earth of all bad……It is when I leave her presence that I grasp how she has helped to transform me on the inside. This is the most precious gift for me….


Coming to Mukthi Nilayam only strengthens my belief that with effort and sadhana anything is possible…..


We are so fortunate to have the King of all Kings and the Queen of all Queens with us on earth. It is also sad that God (Amma/Swami) have to go through so much of suffering because of their children on earth. This is why I feel that we must do everything on earth that pleases Amma and Swami. We need to strive to become divine. This golden opportunity we have, may not come again….


This is Mahalakshmi Peetham….She is Jagatguru. Cleaning peanuts, she tells about Upanishads; cutting vegetables, she narrates spiritual story….She is Love, Love, Love…


The love and radiance that emanates from Amma is visible and palpable to all who come within her radius….


I love you Amma. I am enjoying very special energy and try to take more and more divine vibrations. My heart is dancing and soul is singing a song of love….


Upon entering the ashram, I could feel the peace and calmness….I could feel the energy surging through my body. The energy penetrated throughout different parts of the body. I became very light, peaceful and calm…


When I first started walking around the Stupi, my heart was crying. When I put my head on the steps, all the love from it came rushing