This category contains the wisdom, guidance, and teachings of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.
"When our children are young and impressionable, mothers need to firmly tell their daughters, ‘You should be courageous. Never let anyone push you down. You should develop strength of heart.’ Similarly parents should teach their sons both the need to protect and to respect women. These days many men are like one-way roads; they need to become like highways, allowing women to also move forward alongside them. The government can change as many laws as it wants and make sentences for sex-offenders as strong as it wants, but unless we raise our children with these values, no real change will ever take place." - from 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda address, New Delhi