“Amma is like a river; she simply flows. Some people take a bath in the river. Others quench their thirst by drinking its water. There are people who come to swim and enjoy its water. Yet, there are people who spit in it. Whatever happens, the river accepts everything and flows unaffected, embracing all that come to its fold.”
This is an excerpt from a video I’ve had in my collection for quite sometime. It was filmed just a year or two before Gail Tredwell, a.k.a. Gayatri, a.k.a. Swamini Amritaprana, left Amma’s ashram. Gail sounds legitimately touched and inspired by Amma and Amma’s ability to inspire the best in people. Was that all really an act? It’s hard to tell which Gail Tredwell is the real Gail Tredwell. How many masks does she have? She wears this one so convincingly.
Over the years I have heard so many stories of what Gail was really like. I am sure many of you have your own experiences to share. Have a story to tell? Send it to the ammascandal AT gmail DOT com.