My Nonprofit Reviews
lulu and paisley
Review for Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Kerala, , India
AMMA AMMA's compassion and Divine Love emanates from her being, as if she is transparent and one can see clearly her beautiful heart. She is omni present and she is real, a wonderful combination. Not only of my own direct experience, but that which I am privileged to witness, the affect of AMMA in people's lives is amazing - she is the embodiment of a being's personal love transposing in concentrated Universal Love. From there one can actually trace her rivers of love - to her unlimited and perhaps unparallel humanitarism; from the state of the art Hospitals that give free treatment to those that would otherwise be denied, to schools, universities and beyond - AMMA has become something more than a mere being - she has become a vehicle to so many, transporting them from destitute to providing relief when needed. For instance, when the Tsunami hit, where was AMMA? She responds quickly and effectively, supporting emergency crews to go out immediately, without delay, and at the same time has the ability for long-term benefits to the people. Houses were built and donated to those that lost their homes; widows who survived the sad state of suicide when their farming husbands could not provide - AMMA responded with given widows a means in which to take care of themselves and their families, she provided pensions; children that were orphaned from this tragedy were adopted by AMMA and housed in her loving orphanage(s) are taken care of - sent to school to learn not only their own cultural history and customs, but also provides them with a wide scope of learning opportunities - the children are given the experience of education, to learn, thrive and grow from a point where otherwise they might all contract and give up or become impoverished and embittered, instead AMMA and her organizations create 'space' for all to see and be part of the light, to be a contributing faction of their communities and thus when one benefits, we all benefit. AMMA, in my opinion, but not limited to just to myself - IS an INSPIRATION to the rest of the world, she is a global light that illuminates and activates humanity's compassion worldwide. Simply put, AMMA is one of the best embodiments of compassion, with intelligence and ability ever, and the fact that she is living in our time can count our selves blest. AMMA engenders such trust that people are confident to send donations from all over the world - this is something to be remarked upon. AMMA is a sat guru, a present day living saint without boarders. One of many examples or exemplification of AMMA’s far reaching charitable actions would be when the tragedy of Katrina hit the US shores - AMMA sent, I believe, a million dollars to the American government to help its own people, as the aid and response in this situation seemed to be slow coming from their own government. AMMA did this out of her desire to help and originates from her true pure heart. Not saying that AMMA is perfect, yet she is certainly something that is to aspire towards. She is in all ways an effective iconic figure that moves beyond words, her actions speak for themselves. She does not ask anyone to change their ways, their religion or anything, she is just present and there for any and all that reach out for her. AMMA is one of my eternal role model, one of my of my favourite force of love, an immeasurable fabric of true compassion - her love is the essence, a golden thread that weaves together and strengthens the goodwill in the fabric of humanity that already exists. AMMA may not be doing anything new, but she doing it well, doing it lovingly and doing it for no merit - she and her organizations and all the people in it are doing all that they do, with consciousness and deliberate acts of loving-kindness. AMMA is not just one person, her whole being has long ago merged with all sentient beings, and you can see this in all of her interactions, even with animals and especially with children, but with all of us. AMMA has allowed all of us to become part of her, connected with her and you can feel that she acknowledges every person for doing their part - it is not a one being show. We all have a unique and special relationship with her - even before my first hug, I knew she was real, in the spiritual sense, that she is of service to one and all and is a direct link to that of all that is right and good in this world. Of course once AMMA hugged me - a deeper, more sacred connection has been forged between us, without ownership of anything, just pure Divine Nectar (AMRIT) of Love that holds and melds all of us together. It is so easy for me to embrace such a being that actually actively embraces all of us, all of the world. Heart felt, in Divine Respect and Friendship, Lulu & Paisley
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
It is real, they are doing things to help others. This AMMA organization is in postive, loving kindness expressed in its ever action.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
For the most part, amazing individuals that you find yourself instantly and permanately bonding with.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Buy me lunch? Just kidding. This organization has already a proven track record of its ability to manage its funds and to direct them in the best possible manner. It could do so much more good, as it does now, only more, and better and further.
Ways to make it better...
There were more raw, organic food choices at the retreat, not to take away from all the hard and heart efforts being made.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
The fear that moves to disrupt and destroy organizations. When we personally feed the love aspect of our being, then we feed the light. Keep focused on the light may find itself challenging at times, but stay the course, believe in your mission. They do.
One thing I'd also say is that...
That my heart is eternally grateful for all that it does, for it feeds my soul and liberates and feeds my spirit as well, thank you, I am so filled with loving gratitude for your presence.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?