This book contains the first part of a collection of Amma’s answers to questions on the principles of Sana-tana Dharma. These questions were raised by devotees on different occasions. We hope that this book will help to promote an understanding of the principles of Sana-tana Dharma Truth is One. The sages call it by different names.” This is the exalted message that the ancient civilization of India has given the world. The cause of all the cur-rent problems related to religion is the fact that we have forgotten this message.We may declare that the world has shrunk to the size of a village thanks to globalization and modern scientific innovations such as the Internet and satellite TV, but, at the same time, the distance between people’s minds is steadily increasing. The concept that India has given to the world – Vasudhaiva kutumbakam, “The whole world is my family” – is based on the fundamental oneness and actual mental unity of us all. The ultimate solution to our problems is to imbibe this principle of oneness. Even if we are unable to do this, we should at least culti-vate the attitude of respecting other people’s viewpoints and ideas. The world is in profound need of tolerance and understanding. The principles of Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Principle, which have been expressed
in the words of the Rishis (Self-realized sages), are capable of leading us in that direction.