Today Amma devotes every moment to loving and serving others. Several times a week, in cities around the world, she receives people for darshan, wearing a simple white sari, or on special occasions, dressed as the Divine Mother in a gorgeous colorful sari and crown. All day and all night, Amma receives people by the thousands — sometimes tens of thousands — hugging and blessing each one individually, answering their questions and wiping away their tears. Regardless of a person's race, health, wealth, education, religion or lack of it — each is accepted with the same fierce motherly tendernesss. So far she has embraced over thirty million people.

Janine Canan, Messages from Amma by Janine Canan, translator