Be like the honeybee who gathers only nectar wherever it goes. Seek the goodness that is found in everyone.

— Mata Amritanandamayi

The most stunning Mata Amritanandamayi quotes that will activate your desire to change

Love is our true essence. Love has no limitations of caste, religion, race, or nationality. We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love. To awaken this unity-and to spread to others the love that is our inherent nature-is the true goal of human life.


Most people are concerned only with what they can get from the world, but it is what we are able to give to others that determines the quality of our life


Fill your hearts with love and gratitude.

Life gives us what we need and not necessarily what we want. It follows its own wisdom, which is often incomprehensible to our gross minds. We should learn to accept situations in life. This attitude of acceptance is the secret to happiness.


Make a firm decision: 'Whatever happens, I will be happy. I will be strong. God is always with me.'


The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.


Whether we laugh or cry, the days are going to pass by. So why not choose to laugh?


Don't be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world.

Light your little candle and step forward.


When thoughts are reduced, power of the mind and its subtlety increases, tunes with the Universe. Then you can see the realms beyond the common understanding. When the mind is pure and quiet it becomes one with the universal mind. That mind is like a mirror. The secrets of the Universe will be revealed there.


When we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.


In this universe it is Love that binds everything together.

Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life.


Love one another without any expectations.

Then, there is no need to go anywhere in search of heaven.


The first step in spiritual life is to have compassion.

A person who is kind and loving never needs to go searching for God. God rushes toward any heart that beats with compassion-it is God's favorite place.


About Mata Amritanandamayi

Quotes 284 sayings
Profession Spiritual leader
Birthday September 27, 1953

The intellect always cuts and divides like a pair of scissors.

The heart sews things together and unites like a needle. The tailor uses both.


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


Real love is the complete absence of any negative feelings towards anyone.


Surrender and living in the present are one and the same.


There are thousands ready to die for their religion, but only are few willing to live by its principles. Because of their narrow vision and envy, they have missed the true essence and message of religion which is love and compassion.


Our compassion and acts of selflessness take us to the deeper truths.


Children, not a grain of the food we eat is made purely by our own effort.

What comes to us in the form of food is the work of others, the bounty of Nature and God's compassion. Even if we have millions of dollars, we still need food to satisfy our hunger. Can we eat dollars? Therefore, never eat anything without first praying with humility.


Remember to set apart at least one hour every day to do some service for others.

While the food we eat nurtures our bodies, it is what we give in charity that nurtures our souls. If time is not available daily, reserve at least a few hours every week for some worthwhile act of charity.


Pray to God: It's all right if you don't love me, but please let me love you!


Keep a constant awareness and a conscious effort to say good words, perform good actions, and to practice patience and compassion.


Grace is openness. By remaining open, you let go of your ego and narrow-minded views, and allow divine grace to express itself through you.


The guru is not someone who is confined to the body.

When there is selfless love for the guru, we will be able to see him not only in his body but in every living and nonliving thing in this world. Learn to see everything as the guru's body and to serve them accordingly.


Love and spiritual values received from parents are the strongest assets for a child to face the various trials of adulthood.


Every night, contemplate: What good did I do today? How can I do better tomorrow?


Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence.

.. your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking.


True happiness is when the love that is within us finds expression in external activities.


Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life.

If we dive deep enough into ourselves, we will find that the one thread of universal love ties all beings together. As this awareness dawns within us, peace alone will reign.


When someone is full of Love and Compassion, he cannot draw a line between two countries, two faiths or two religions.


To awaken spiritual unity, and to spread to others the love that is our inherent nature, is the true goal of human life.


The impermanent, which is the body, is given too much importance.

The permanent, which is the Atman, is completely forgotten. This should change.


One should see any opportunity to serve as a rare and precious gift.

..and never waste such an opportunity.


Real life is developed from within. Real living means that the soul expresses itself through all one's thoughts, words and actions. A person becomes fearless once he understands the nature of the imperishable soul.


Progress is not possible without discipline.

A nation, institution, family or individual can advance only by heeding the words of those who deserve respect and by obeying the appropriate rules and regulations. Children, obedience is not weakness. Obedience with humility leads to discipline.


The beauty and charm of selfless love and service should not die away from the face of this earth. The world should know that a life of dedication is possible, that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible.


By living in harmony with Nature one gains a healthy mind and body.


Look upon others as being part of yourself.


We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love.


If you have patience, then you'll also have love.

Patience leads to love. If you forcefully open the petals of a bud, you won't be able to enjoy its beauty and fragrance. Only when it blossoms by following its natural course, will the beauty and fragrance of a flower unfold.


Intellectual prowess has its limitations.

Thus, do not limit the scope of your learning to the realm of the intellect.


If japa is maintained, no useless talk during work will be possible.

The mind will always remain peaceful. Modern day diseases are mostly psychosomatic. Japa will bestow good health to both mind and body.


Keep the child within alive. A child never tires of hearing the birds sing, never gets bored looking at flowers.


If we have some pet animals, we should feed them also before taking our food.

Perceive God in every living being and feed them with that attitude.


Meditation increases our vitality and strengthens our intelligence.

Our beauty is enhanced and our mental accuracy and health are improved. We gain the mental fortitude and patience to face life's problems. Meditate! Only through meditation can we find the treasure we're looking for.


Each and every object in Nature teaches us something.

Renunciation and selflessness are the greatest lessons to learn from Nature.


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


Just as armor protects the soldier, spiritual knowledge protects us from the difficulties of life.


Animals too experience sorrow, love, anger and other emotions.