Here is a mystic accessible to anyone and everyone, with whom you can converse and in whose presence you can feel God. She is humble but firm as the earth. She is simple yet beautiful like the full moon. She is Love, she is Truth, the embodiment of renunciation and self-sacrifice. She not only teaches but does. She is a giver of everything and a receiver of nothing. She is soft like a flower but hard like a diamond. She is a Great Master and a Great Mother. Such is Mata Amritanandamayi. From her tender childhood she sought out the Divine Mother and Father without the guidance of a Guru. At the age of twenty-one, she outwardly manifested her state of God-realization and at twenty-two, began to initiate seekers of the Truth into spiritual life. By the age of twenty-seven, the Holy Mother had established the spiritual headquarters of her international mission in the house of her birth. Five years later there were nearly twenty branch ashrams throughout India and abroad. At the age of thirty-three, in response to the invitation of her devotees in America and Europe, the Holy Mother made her first world tour inspiring and uplifting many people around the world. Above all, she has counseled, wiped the tears and removed the burdens of thousands and thousands of people from all walks of life and from every corner of the earth. It is left to you, dear reader, to decide who and what she is through the intuition of your heart.