Hindu spiritual leader Amma Sri Karunamayi on How to Live With Ravenous Joy For Life

My heart pounds in my chest. A wave of insecurities and self-sabotaging thoughts washes over me. I am left trembling and fumbling, unable to breathe. My mind races, going a thousand miles a minute. I wait, awed by who is on the other side of the door. For on this day, I will interview a living saint, her Holiness… Amma Sri Karunamayi.

This Holy embodiment of the Divine Motherly Love (Amma = “mother”) is one of the most sacred people in the world. She embraces the world with unconditional love and selflessness, inspiring millions of people to walk for days and weeks, just to catch a glimpse of her Divine clothes, or witness her Divine silhouette.

She is not allowed to be touched; even the sari She wears is sacred

“Who am I to approach this Holy Lady?” I second-guess myself. My knees shake as I somehow walk through the door, terrified of making any wrong move.

Suddenly, the beam of the Sun touches my face! Here is Amma in her full glory, looking at me with a smile. The golden light frames her perfectly black hair and glows in the yellow ropes. She smiles and offers me a seat right in front of Her. Her eyes pierce through my very soul and Her energy gently fills my entire being. My breath is still, my heart is at peace. I am no longer afraid… the “holiness” of Amma does not make me feel inferior