I have read Gail’s book and seen her TV interview on Kairali People. During the interview she alleged that my husband has built a big house through improperly obtained income. This is not true. All of our income has been obtained legally. Similarly, we also paid all the taxes on our house as well. My husband and I are correctly paying the income tax for all our annual income. Not only us, all of Amma’s family members are annually paying income tax for all their annual income. If at any time the Government of India were to audit us, there would be no issues at all. We are correctly following the rules and regulations and are running our households just like other law-abiding citizens.
Amma’s family members are not part of the Ashram’s trust. Neither are any of us involved in any of the accounting departments at the Ashram or at any of its institutions. Even when we go to AIMS (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences), we pay fees for all healthcare services provided to us. We are not taking anything for free.
We have dedicated ourselves to Amma’s mission of service. My husband also earns income through his own fishing boats. We work hard and earn income and, at the same time, do seva. This is the same for all of Amma’s family members. All of Amma’s family members work hard and do seva. Whenever there is an opportunity for seva at the Ashram, we are at the forefront, just like any other devotees or renunciates.
Dr. Maneesha Sudheer