Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A hug from Amma - The "Hugging Saint"

All over the world people are lining up to recieve a hug from Amma
For 30 years Indian spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, to give her her real name, has been hugging people, leading some to give her a saintly nickname.

Time spent with Amma is free and she does not promote any particular faith, being for "all religions and none". She is said to have doled out some 26 million hugs, or "darshan", as the experience is known. Each is counted off with a clicker.

She has said that to hug someone is to symbolise giving, and that her embrace should help awaken the spirit of selflessness in people.

Read more Via BBC News then see where Amma will be hugging next
I think its a really cool think thats shes doing and personally, I'd kill to hug her.

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