This post is full of lies and deceptions, even to the extent that it could be illegal by Finnish law.
Subudhinath, have you some kind of relationship with either Taavi Kassila, his lawyer or the Amma group? The whole Finnish law issue is a bluff, as are the dishonest claims by the international Amma organization that Kassila is only a mere volunteer.
You surely know that if you ask anyone in Finland “who is the leader of the Finnish Amma organization?” then Taavi Kassila's name is the immediately mentioned. Regardless of whether Amma HQ conveniently and suddenly claim that Kassila has no official position, Kassila is still the undisputed public face of Amma in Finland. Kassila has always represented and hosted Amma at her Finnish events. Kassila is quoted in nearly every media interview about Amma.
The Amma organization recently started deleting all references to Kassila's role in their organization on the Finnish amma.fi website. They also took offline Kassila's media interviews and PDF files related to his activities within the Amma group. They also deleted references which prove Kassila's position and status inside the Finnish and international Amma organization, including that Kassila is (or now supposedly was): Honorary Chairman and official PR and media contact of Suomen Amma-Keskus R.Y. (Ammacenter Finland), an official expert instructor of Amma IAM (Integrated Amrita Meditation) Technique in Finland and course organizer Amma's Indian HQ ashram where he has a lifelong right to reside. This information was deleted sometime after the July 17th, 2011 and possibly at the about the same time when the Amma organization conspired to hide Kassila's true status.
The international Amma organization is conspiratorial in covering-up Kassila's recognized relationship. In their unsigned dissembling statement, which they post only in Finnish, they try to reduce Kassila's position to that of an unknown and lowly volunteer. Kassila, who has made a film about Amma, recruited Finland’s former Minister of Culture and Miss Finland, Tanja Karpela, and has, according to his media interview, paid a substantial amount of money to the Amma ashram so that he can live and eat there "for free" for the rest of his life.
Your attempt at introducing fear and paralysis into this discussion by inexpertly pointing to Finnish law is noted.
Your weak examples below reveal a desperate attempt to hide the psychological and physical damage and sex abuse being done by Taavi Kassila who used the guise of being a long-time respected spiritual leader within the Amma organization. Amma leaders must have known about Kassila's fake celibacy, sex life and sexual predator behavior because it has been long known in several spiritual circles.
* "Rishi" is just a spiritual name given to him, no-one considers him to be a holy man.
"Rishi" is a reserved honorific title in Hindu society. It is not simply a name. If Amma has given Taavi Kassila the title "Rishi" as a name then she has committed religious fraud. It would be a fraud similar to someone who uses the reserved title "Medical Doctor" as a name.
Kassila is actively promoting the myth that he is a holy man through his unremitting PR which makes repeated references to his supposed spiritual sacrifices and understanding of yoga.
* He did not manage to get the 17 year old girl to have sex with him, according to her story.
The feeling when reading her story is that this young girl, Karoliina Hallenberg, was clearly shocked and traumatized for many years as if she had been sexually violated. Kassila tried to take advantage of her young age, naivety and weakness for his own selfish sexual gratification. Kassila persistently tried to seduce her on many other occasions despite her clear refusal.
Karoliina reports a classic case of stalking and sexual grooming by Kassila from when she was 16 years old which is disturbingly reminiscent of pedophile behavior. She testified that Kassila is a dangerous
combination of “abuse and spirituality”.
The facts are that Kassila had known Karoliina Hallenberg since she was a little girl because he was a trusted and respected visitor to her family home. Later, as a 16 year old girl Karoliina Hallenberg had visited, with her mother, the spiritual center where Kassila was a leading teacher. Kassila invited her to visit him alone dissembling that it would be “nice to talk without your mother present”.
Kassila also went to girl's home when she was alone and barely 17 years old with the silly and false “excuse” of bringing an “Amma video … but having completely different intentions”. She was shocked when Taavi Kassila who is several decades older than her and who publicly claimed to be celibate and a “big yogi” tried to seduce her to have sex.
Karoliina Hallenberg has risked and suffered threats of legal action and social stigmatization to save other women from Taavi Kassila's sexual predations by bravely publishing her eye witness testimony and name on the
Apostle of Love blog about Taavi Kassila's abuses of power, sex and love
* A clarification: Kassila's lawyer is indeed involved in the organisation, as a lawyer she does not represent them
How do you know?
Are you claiming that Kassila's lawyer, Kirsi Pettersson, has never given any legal advice to the Amma organization?
* There's no doubt that he has migrated to India, however he visits Finland quite often.
Define "migrated". Kassila is frequently not in India. Has Kassila given up his Finnish passport? Do you know how many days Kassila resides in Finland and India each year?
Just like you I hope that his position within Amma's organisation gets questioned, but I really dislike the unjust way in which you picture Amma's organization. It's still to soon to tell how well they're handling the situation.
You seem willing to fight for a group which hides sexual predators.
What is your opinion of the statement from the International Ammachi organization published on your forum?
Do you agree with their false claim that Taavi Kassila has no status within both their HQ ashram and Amma Finland organization?
Are you satisfied that they do not even refer to Taavi Kassila's shameful sexual behavior?
What are your feelings about their dishonest and desperate attempt to delete all references to Taavi Kassila from amma.fi?
Anyone can discover this fact, at the moment, by following the evidence via Google's cache as explained on this thread: "Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila"
You write under the name "Subudhinath". Can you prove that you are Simon Rönnqvist, the owner of the Finnish jooga.meditaatio.fi forum
, by posting about your comment here on your forum? If you are Simon then I am surprised at your lack of objectivity.