Amritanandamayi book row: I am trying to forgive and forget, says Mata

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014 13:26 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram: Mata Amritanandamyi broke her silence over the controversial book by Australia-born Gail Tredwell - "Holy hell-- a memoir of faith, devotion and pure madness."

'I am trying to forgive and forget,' Amritanandamayi said.

The popular saint and the mutt near Kollam, located about 80 km from the state capital, were rocked after the book written by the former devotee, who had spent two decades in the mutt, came out with hugely critical comments on the happenings within.

At a public discourse at a function held at Palakkad on Saturday, Amritanandamayi said, 'The ashramam is like an open book and such things are being said by people who could not get what they wanted."

'Every year the accounts of the ashramam are submitted. I have never asked others to serve me, instead I serve others. Some are trying to create a communal issue,' she added.

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