Amma, known as the Hugging Saint of India, is in New York this week. I'm heading off to see her today. The last time I saw her was 7 or 8 years in New York when two friends and I received hugs from her. The effects were dramatic for one of my friends we learned later. Several years previously, my friend was diagnosed with an inoperable brain aneurysm. A brain scan several months after our visit to Amma showed no sign of the aneurysm. Coincidence? I don't know but life is mysterious.