In union there is strength

We believe that Indian guru Mata Amritanandamayi known as the “Hugging Saint” is Embezzling The World. Help us to spread the truth about her.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shadows on the nice picture

Our favorite Thugging Saint has finally met Pope Francis. Well, in fact she was just invited along with several other religious leaders from the whole world to sign a vital application form, proving that they are good people who are deeply concerned with the sufferings which plague our societies.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The genesis of the end-slavery religious summit

Amma has signed the contract. She will commit to help ending slavery by 2020. By the way who had the idea of organizing such a summit? Surprisingly, religion had nothing to do with it, at least at the begining.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Join us to end modern slavery!

For once, we feel like applauding the Sri Mata Amritanandamayi. Indeed, World Faith Leaders have Declared Their Commitment Towards the Eradication of Modern Slavery by 2020. Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi will join in this beautiful project in the name the Hindu religion.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Fresh news coming from the uppercrust world, the world populated by people of power. Amma is about to meet Pope Francis!

Amma has nothing to do with AmritaTV, yet...

Here is one more episode from our favorite series namely Amrita Enterprise Private Limited aka AEPL. Amma keep on claiming that this TV channel is nothing but a devotee initiative. AEPL says exactly the same. This company is supposed to have nothing in common with the "Thugging Saint". Then we should tell the Indian journalists because it seems like they didn't get the message clearly.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Illegal donation

A strange Indian campaign raised our attention recently. It is called the "Anti Donation Campaign". What is it? Are Indian citizens fed up with charities?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Is there a puppeteer?

We all know that Amma the mother of millions rushed to help the tsunami victims in 2004. She pledged what? 18? 36? Maybe 43? Nevermind. She pledged plenty of millions of dollars to feed people, rebuild houses, grant healthcares... We feel like exclaiming "How Compassionate"! Then we have recently found some pieces of information that make us want to also shout "Such hypocrisy"!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

French psychoanalysis for downloading

The french psychiatrist and spiritual seeker Jacques Vigne has scrutinized the book "Holly Hell" by Gail Tredwell as well as Sudhamani Idamanel's personal history, in order to have a better understanding of the current issues.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Is Home Ministry part of the evil plot against Amma®?

We debate a lot about the now famous FCRA. Their is something weird in the way that Amma® declares her foreign incomes and their use. But in face of our nasty attacks, she claims that her account books are neat and clean.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fanciful FCRA

Some of our posts deal with the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Each year Indian NGOs must declare to the government the funds that they got from foreign countries. Being strongly connected to Western countries, the M.A. Math cannot escape the rule. The accounts given by Amritapuri are available online.
Some devotees of the "Thugging Saint" pretend that we are misunderstanding the numbers, so let's take a closer look at them.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Proud to be an Indian?

If you are between 15 and 30 years old, if in addition you are proud to be an Indian then Amritanandamayi has something special for you.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Why is she awarded by RSS?

Her devotees claim that she has no political connection. They say that all kinds of politicians come to see her because they are passionate spiritual seekers :-) looking for spiritual guidance ;-))

Monday, August 4, 2014

Compassionate schools

Amritanadamayi has build 49 Amrita Vidyayalam schools and 9 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham so far. How does her compassion come in action inside her blessed institutions?

Do students have mediawork instead of homework?

Her facebook finally ranks beyond the 1% threshold. More than 1% of the more than 30 millions of people that she supposedly hugged, like her in return in social media. Who are they?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Brainwahsing for dummies

Cults often use brainwashing to manipulate their devotees. Is the M.A. Math a mind-controlling cult?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Profile of a perfect faithful devotee

People who have never been involved in a cult ofen ask the same question : "How could you join in such a delusional group?". It is true that it requires some peculiar mindsets to give up on common sense and embrace nonsensical beliefs. It is very hard to explain but thanks to Vian Charbonneau's letter to the mother, we can illustrate at least one of the many profiles of the perfect "faithful devotee".

Friday, July 4, 2014

Amma!!! Your beloved daughter apologizes!

A new letter is available online to support the "Mother of Compassion". Vian charbonneau, who claims to be the moderator of the ex-amma yahoo group, has posted a long confession to say how sorry she was for having said awfull things about Amritanandamayi. What actually happened?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Rescued by an internet terrorist?

In 2007(?) a group of ex-devotees began to criticize Amritanandamayi. Their blog's was called Cult of the hugging saint. They have been attacked so violently that they had to give up. What happened?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I won't come but vote for me (pls)!

Postponed? Canceled? No program was held so far in Malaysia and Singapore. But the "Mother of Compassion" knows how to comfort her beloved children.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Is rape sometimes right?

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur, who is from BJP and part of the brand new Indian goverment, has raised a violent controversy with his scandalous statement about rape : "Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong"!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

For immediate release in the USA

The Facebook page Guruphiliac which aims at warning against the many spiritual fraudsters of this modern world has published a media release to expose Amritanandamayi's controversial issue. Feel free to forward it to your local media outlet as her 2014 US tour seems to be less glorious than the ones that she used to make before. Here is a full copy of this release :

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Vain support and vain silence?

The Amritanandamayi issue bursted just a few month before the Indian general election of 2014. The left parties leaders chose to remain silent, supposedly by fear of the devotees wrath which could deprive them from precious votes. The right parties used this controversy to demonstrate their concern for Hinduism, hoping to seduce her devotees and get their votes. Silence competed against Support. And the winner is...?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Thank you violence

A recent rumor says that "the issue around Mata Amritanandamayi had almost died down". How come? Who or what to thank for that?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

AEPL is a spiritual octopus

Here comes a new episode in the AEPL saga. Our favorite business sitcom began when we put online a post dealing with the blur connections between Amrita Enterprise Private Limited and the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The other books

Since November 2014 devotees and ex-devotees of Amritanandamayi focus on Holy Hell. It is important to read the testimonial of the one who has been the closest assistant of the guru for 20 years to make up one's mind, but we can also consider the other publications to gain a wider view over the issue.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lies lies lies

Amritanandamayi's reputation has spread thanks to rumors and lies about her supposedly abilities. It brings about a strange paradox.

Wikipedia mediation

Amritanandamayi's devotees seem to have always be striving to keep her image stainless. Today, the war is on Wikipedia.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Amma's Fashion Asia Mall : A Step Toward Healthy Eating in Qatar

When we saw this page, we thought we were dreaming. Amma is a restaurant in Qatar???

Begging for e-love

The previous post showed how Amritanandamayi supposedly took an abandonned facebook page originally created in 2009, had it redisigned and launched on March 27 2014 pretending it was a new facebook page. It's almost heartbeaking to see the Embodiment of Love begging to be Liked on the internet.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

E-lie inspires real violence

Through modern trends our lives become more and more driven by electronic devices and concepts. You already know the e-mail, e-learning, e-commerce, e-signature, e-cigarette, e-ticket and e-book? Then today discover the e-lie motivated by e-reputation.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sannyasa is a cure for mental illness!!!

Amritanandamayi's devotees seem to be gifted with a particularly fertile imagination. They come up with countless explanations to prove that the allegations raised by Gail Tredwell's in her book Holy Hell are false. Sometimes their arguments are in contradictions, some other times they are simply unbelievable.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

She was not invited!

In face of spontaneous popular protest through social media, there are only official speeches and planned gatherings originating from political and religious institutions. The latest manifestation of this kind was Dharma Raksha Samgam, a Hindu community unite to pledge to protect Dharma under under a single flag.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tsunami race winner

In face of criticism, Amritanandamayi's devotees often quote the long list of her charities to prove that her organisation is clean and pure. The tsunami relief effort is one of the most important achievement.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Keep it together in the family

After the Sangh Parivar, it is up to the family to support Amma®. What they say don't necessarily match what has been said so far.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White asset

The homepage of the blog Letter To The Mother has become quite peculiar recently. Plenty of foreigners flock to the blog in order to testify about Amritanandamayi's greatness and Gail Tredwell's ugliness.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sangh Parivar support denied

Amritanandamayi's foreign devotees don't want to accept that she has strong political support.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Australian tour canceled

It has just been announced that Amritanandamayi has abandoned her Australian tour which was planned for April 2014. The announcement has been made on the Australian website a few days ago. Why has she canceled that program?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Second identity theft

This is the second time that a fake Facebook page is made to divert Gail Tredwell's supporters from her page.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bloggers opinions and reflexions

After reading newspapers and watching TV reports talking about Gail Trewdell's revelations and Amritanandamayi, bloggers share their personal thoughts and point of view.

Friday, March 7, 2014

She is humbly stepping back

After proudly promoting her wealth and power for years, Amritanandamayi is gradually stepping back.

Some of her supporters don't know what she does

2 major videos are currently available online, showing a different face of Amritanandamayi. We are very surprised by some users comments. What they say proves that they miss essential details about her. They  suppport her blindly.

Some of her supporters don't know her

2 major videos are currently available online, showing a different face of Amritanandamayi. We are very surprised by some users comments. What they say proves that they don't know anything about her. They  suppport her blindly.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Political revenge behind religious pretexts?

The police in Ernakulam has registered a case against a Facebook user called Eldho Kurian R N. He has been caught posting negative comments about Amritanandamayi. The complaint originates from Babu Menon, marketing head of Amrita Institute of Medical Science. Who is Eldho Kurian R N? Why him?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Business family

Amritanandamayi has been often asked to explain the sudden and tremendous wealth of her family. According to Gail Tredwell, the devotees donations have been partly funneled to their pockets. Amritanandamayi's explanation adds a little more crack to her compassionate Saint image.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Does she admit that she fooled us?

Amritanandamayi finally broke silence regarding the current issue. Her answer is now echoed in many newspapers. She logically claims that Gail Tredwell's allegations are false. One of the statements that she makes to protect herself upsets us.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Bharatiya Vichara Kendra support

Attack on Amritanandamayi Math is an Attack on all Hindu Religious Institutions. This is the title of an article published in The New India Express. We wondered why there was this notice at the end of the publication : (The author is the director of Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram). What does it means?

Is Amritanandamayi weak and unwise?

A new document has been uploaded online. It seems to have been created by devotees and it is intended to support Amritanandamayi by revealing some truths about Gail Tredwell. What does it say?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Attack against Mumbai Mirror

The online magazine Mumbai Mirror has published some extracts of Gail Tredwell's book in an article called In the grip of a hug. It is now flooded with offensive comments, emanating from readers who blame the magazing for being unprofessional. Who are these commenters?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Religious debate

Some Indian media talk about "Holy Hell", some don't. The internet users are left alone to tear themselves apart on social media. The debate is drifting toward religion. Comparison between religions. Which is the best? We would like to clearly assert our position regarding this topic.

Articles and video related to "Holy Hell" in Eastern media

Since February 18 2014, Keralan media have started to talk about Gail Tredwell's book "Holy Hell". This posts gathers the articles in english, dealing with the online wildfire that followed.

Just shut up and everything will be fine!

This could be the lesson that the Ever Radiant Truth wants us to learn. In face of criticism her reaction remains the same since the 80's : legal threats!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Identity theft

Within a few days, Gail Tredwell's book "Holy Hell" has gone viral all over the Indian language Keralan and wider Indian media. Amma's devotees replied in an illegal way.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Are Indians fed up with the Mother of Compassion?

As soon as the Malayalam online media Indiavision, Madhyamam and Reporter talked about Gail's Tredwell's book, the Indian internet users rushed to their computer to support and comment these publications.

Money shortage?

ETW doesn't deny it, 60% of the donations are poured into a foreign bank account. The official speeches assert that it is a precaution in case there is less donation one day : "These cash reserves secure the funding of ongoing projects and help offset possible shortages". There is something wrong with this explanation.

Poor answer from the Swiss Amma center

Following the publication of an article about Gail Tredwell's book in the Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger, the Swiss Amma Center added a reply on its website. Unsurprisingly, they say that it's all false. What they say to support Amma cannot be taken seriously. The quotes are based on Google's automatic translation.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Translation of article in Tages Anzeiger

An article entitled Schwere Vorwürfe gegen Umarmerin Amma has been published in the Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger in February 2014. The automatic translation makes it sound weird, so hard for the english speakers to understand much of it. This is a more suitable translation. In the last paragraph "TA" stands for the name of the newspaper.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mataji by Sujit Saraf

A lot of devotees want to convince themselves that Gail Tredwell is the only person in the world who is critical against Amritanandamayi. They want to believe that the other critics are just blindly supporting Gail. It cannot be further from the truth.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Non-english critics

This article gathers the critics which are not written in English. You can use google translate to try to understand their content.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Adharmic charity

An article published on ammascandal gives us surprising details about a charitable project. If the article changes in the next few days we will provide a backup.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Follow the money - Part 2

After analyzing the medical and social landscape of India to find out the real purpose of Amritanandamayi's super specialty hospital, a Former AIMS Consultant makes some financial simulations to confirm his theories.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Follow the money - Part 1

A Former AIMS Consultant analyzes the medical and social landscape of India, to find out the real purpose of Amritanandamayi's super specialty hospital.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The one who gathers darkness

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”  said Sir Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. We logically expect a spiritual leader to be more enlightened than a politician. How does Amritanandamayi reacts to criticism? A guru's behavior certainly teaches us priceless lessons.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Many backpackers who won't come back

Besides critical opinions and articles, here are the backpackers accounts. They wanted to visit Amma's ashram. They came to Amritapuri, expecting to find a spiritual place. They tell us why they quickly left.

Many critical articles in blogs and magazines

To achieve clarity and accuracy, this post gathers the articles written by journalists or internet users for magazines and public blogs. These links were formerly listed in the post called Many ex-devotees and critical opinions. The backpackers also give their opinion.

Many ex-devotees and critical opinions

Since the publication of Gail Tredwell's book, Amma's PR team has lauched a smear campaign against her. They have invented various theories for the public to doubt her testimony :

Thursday, January 9, 2014

ETW IV : Real life

The acronym ETW has several meanings. It can stand for "Embracing The World" or "Embezzling The World". In this post, it stands for "Empowering The Women". It is the fourth and last of a series, aiming at taking a closer look at a speech entitled "The Awakening of Universal Motherhood" that Amma gave in Geneva on October 7th 2002, when she received the Gandhi-King award. We would like to give our personal point of view about it. This speech seems to empower women but the appearances are sometimes deceptive.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ETW III : Boyhood

The acronym ETW have several meanings. It can stand for "Embracing The World" or "Embezzling The World". In this post, it stands for "Empowering The Women". It is the third of a series, aiming at taking a closer look at a speech entitled "The Awakening of Universal Motherhood" that Amma gave in Geneva on October 7th 2002, when she received the Gandhi-King award. We would like to give our personal point of view about it. This speech dictates the most demanding requirements of women. Who can be so demanding?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ETW II : Motherhood

The acronym ETW has several meanings. It can stand for "Embracing The World" or "Embezzling The World". In this post, it stands for "Empowering The Women". It is the second of a series, aiming at taking a closer look at a speech entitled "The Awakening of Universal Motherhood" that Amma gave in Geneva on October 7th 2002, when she received the Gandhi-King award. We would like to give our personal point of view about it. This speech seems to be seriously regressive.

Monday, January 6, 2014

ETW I : Contradictions

The acronym ETW have several meanings. It can stand for "Embracing The World" or "Embezzling The World". In this post, it stands for "Empowering The Women". It is the first of a series, aiming at taking a closer look at a speech entitled "The Awakening of Universal Motherhood" that Amma gave in Geneva on October 7th 2002, when she received the Gandhi-King award. We would like to give our personal point of view about it. This speech sounds appealing but it is full of contradictions.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

One recognizes a tree by its fruit

Mata Amritanandamayi is a guru, a spiritual guide. It means that some people supposedly try to live by her example and teachings. How to recognize a real spiritual guide? Blossoming spiritual followers should be the sign, for guidance is the reason to be of a guru. When we try to find official informations about Mata Amritanandamayi what do we find?

Friday, January 3, 2014

Faith abuse is dangerous

Faith can move mountains. Beware not to be crushed when they fall back to the ground.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What is AIMS real aim?

AIMS "is a result of Amma’s desire to provide outstanding and affordable medical care to all regardless of one’s ability to pay" says the social work department of Amma's university. So why does this internet user say that "the so called charity hospital at Amritha charges an arm and a leg, unless u can prove u ARE REALLY poor"?