In this heartfelt address delivered at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Summit in Jaipur on March 7th 2008, Amma focuses on the deterioration of love and mutual respect between men and women. Pointing to specific problems and offering insightful solutions, Amma offers her vision of a world where men and women stop competing with one another and begin climbing, hand-in-hand, to material and spiritual heights.
"The Awakening of Universal Motherhood" is an address given by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, affectionately known as Amma, at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on October 7th, 2002. This speech was given when Amma received the prestigious Gandhi-King Award for Peace and Non-Violence. Previous recipients of the award are Kofi Annan in 1999, Nelson Mandela in 2000 and Dr. Jane Goodall in 2001. Dr. Goodall introduced Amma to the assembly and presented her with the award.
An entertaining and inspiring introduction to Amma. Through newsclips, interviews, and worldwide recorded footage, get a first hand glimpse of Amma and her mission. A colorful documentation of many of Amma's charitable projects. "This world is like a flower. Each nation is a petal. If one petal is infested, does it not affect all the other petals? Does not the disease destroy the life and beauty of the flower? Is it not the duty of each one of us to protect and preserve the beauty and fragrance of this one world flower from being destroyed? This world of ours is a big, wonderful flower with many petals. Only when this is understood and becomes deeply ingrained within us will there be any real peace and unity." -- Amma