REMEMBERING MLV Amma: my guru and mentor

REMEMBERING MLV Amma: my guru and mentor

Sudha Ragunathan

To me MLV Amma was many figures rolled into one—teacher, mentor, parent, friend and guide. It was she who shaped me into the person I am today.

For the most part, she was an unconventional guru. She never taught lessons nor gave leads on how to perform. It was all there for us to learn.

na gurodhikam tattvam na gurodhikam
tapah |

na gurodhikam gyanam tasmai
sreegururave namah ||

(There is no truer principle than the guru; no greater penance than the guru; and no knowledge loftier than the guru; to that guru, I offer my prostrations.)… read more