For her disciples and devotees, Amma, Sadguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, is the Perfect Master, guiding them along the path of spirituality. In Amma, we can also see the perfect karma yogi; her actions are totally selfless. Amma is fully established in the highest state of pure undivided devotion to God. So, she is also a bhakta in the truest sense. Above all, Amma is one with the totality. She abides in the ultimate state of nonduality—sacchidānanda mūrti.
Perhaps the most personally accessible spiritual leader in history, Amma has directly listened to more of the world’s poor describe their experience than anyone else. Offering a compassionate ear and a shoulder to cry upon is something that has always come natural to her. Amma began doing so when she was just a child, during daily trips into her home village to collect vegetable peels and other food waste to feed to her family’s goats and cows.