Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982), born Nirmala Sundari, was from a poor Brahmin family in Bengal. She was revered as a saint, guru, and avatara, and attracted devotees from around the world. To her, the supreme vocation was the aspiration for Self-realization—all else was secondary. Her guiding principle was, “When you find God you find yourself; and when you find yourself, you find God.”