Letters

What Would You Do? – Sreejit Poole

What Would You Do? – Sreejit Poole

Below is a letter received from Sreejit Poole, a long time friend of Gail Tredwell. What do you do when someone accuses your mother of incest and your brother of rape, knowing that, having lived side by side with them for the past twenty five years, it is not possible?  Today’s culture makes it politically(…)

“Gail Tredwell Lied About Me” – Kusuma

“Gail Tredwell Lied About Me” – Kusuma

We received the following account from an old-time devotee: My name is Gretchen McGregor. In Amma’s ashram, people call me Kusuma. I have lived in Amma’s ashram off and on since 1983. When I first came to live there, I was one of only six Westerners, including Gail and a dozen or so Indian residents. (…)

A Letter from a Former Ashram Resident – Santhosh

A Letter from a Former Ashram Resident – Santhosh

The letter [referring to this letter by Brahmacharini Lakshmi] hold great relevance to every seeker who often falter to curb our egos and instead go great lengths to fulfill it. I left Mata Amritanandamayi Math blaming my Guru for my shortcomings and even tried to for a short period wreck my vengence against my Guru(…)

An Attorney’s Review of “Holy Hell” – Jay Cumming

An Attorney’s Review of “Holy Hell” – Jay Cumming

We received this book review from Jay Cumming, Senior Research Attorney for the California Supreme Court.  Holy Hell, Gail Tredwell’s autobiographical account of her near 20 years as the personal attendant of Mata Amritanandamayi (“Amma”), has certainly stirred up the disgruntled backbenchers of the spiritual world, but the book does little to tarnish the reputation(…)