Sri Ma anandamayi

1896 - 1982

Thou art Mother, Thou art Father,

Thou art Friend and Thou art Master,

Truly, Thou art all in all.

Every name is Thy Name,

Every quality Thy Quality,

Every form Thy Form indeed.


"Before I came on this earth, Father, I was the same.

As a little girl, I was the same...

Ever afterwards,

though the dance of creation changes around me,

in the hall of eternity,

I shall be the same.


(spoken by Ma Anandamayi to Paramahansa Yogananda when he visited Her in 1936)