Aug 24, 2009

India's Hugging Saint

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi or Amma

Alan Steinfeld's interview with India's extraordinary hugging saint, Amma. It is estimated she has embraced in blessing over 36 million people worldwide over the past 25 years. The two males on the video, with the best of intentions, tend to get in the way, but this is still the best closeup view of this remarkable woman. Best to keep in mind that Ammachi had been sitting in her chair for about five hours before the interview team showed up and probably sat for another five hours after they had left. As Dr Jane Goodall, while presenting Amma with the 2002 Gandhi-King Award for Non-violence said,

"She stands here in front of us. God's love in a human body.