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Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Date: July 25, 2011 05:15AM

In a vain attempt to artificially distance the "Hugging Saint" Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi from an awful sex scandal, the Amma organization has tried to erase all references to Amma authorized IAM meditation teacher and official PR contact, Rishi Taavi Kassila from their Finnish website: www.amma.fi

Google's cache still archives 34 pages of original information which has been suddenly deleted from amma.fi. The International Amma Amritanandamayi organization issued a spin statement which sought to absolve Amma from any responsibility for Taavi Kassila. Hypocritically, the statement did not mention or criticize Taavi Kassila's shocking sexual behavior which includes a concerted attempt to pressure a 17 year old girl to sex with him, buying prostitutes, secretly cheating on multiple sexual partners whilst publicly promoting celibacy and irresponsibly spreading genital herpes.

The deleted amma.fi content as found on Google proves that:
*Taavi Kassila is the Honary Chairman of Suomen Amma-Keskus R.Y. (Ammacenter Finland)
*Taavi Kassila is the official PR and media contact for Suomen Amma-Keskus R.Y. (Ammacenter Finland)
*Taavi Kassila's email address is owned by amma.fi: media@amma.fi
*Taavi Kassila is an expert instructor of Amma meditation: IAM - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique
* Taavi Kassila teaches Amma's IAM meditation with Ammacenter Finland Chairman Antti-Juhani "Daya" Wihuri
*Taavi Kassila has moved to the Amma's HQ ashram (which is debatable since Kassila is frequently not in India)
*Taavi Kassila arranges the IAM meditation courses at Amma's HQ ashram

The Amma's organization's hasty "paper shredding operation" is suspicious. Why would the Amma group delete all references about Taavi Kassila from amma.fi if their official statement was accurate? The conclusion is that the Amma's group are covering up the truth.

The unsigned International Amma Amritanandamayi organization statement was published in Finnish only which is peculiar for an organization which normally uses the international language, English.

Amma, if you are a true humanitarian then explain your views about your meditation teacher and organizer, Taavi Kassila, and his chronic sexual abuse of young women. Please use English this time and sign your statement.

LINKS
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If you want to see the information about Taavi Kassila which was destroyed by order of the Amma hierarchy then quickly visit the Google cache using the search term: site:amma.fi+kassila before the archived content expires
or use this link:
http://google.com/search?q=site:amma.fi+kassila

International Amma Amritanandamayi organization statement on thread about Taavi Kassila's sex addictions
"Is Taavi Kassila and ethical yoga teacher?(Onko Taavi Kassila eettinen joogaopettaja?)"

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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Posted by: Stoic ()
Date: July 25, 2011 02:31PM

Amritanandamayi-scam, can you find and post here the previously published puff-piece on what a great spiritual chap Kassila is? ....the Finnish is unfortunately making my eyes cross.





A response (google translate) to the forum discussion on Winky Kassila's outrageously poor behaviour:



Professional association

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Hey, Finland Amma has been in contact with his mother Ammaan and international organizations related to Winky Kassila on my blog as well as in various forums on the basis of the discussion. Taavi Kassila was once involved in founding the association, but is no longer a member of the association. Together Amma and her MA Math organization with the publishing throughout the opinion, which will hopefully clarify some of the various forums, issues raised. We note for clarity is also not a lawyer Kirsten Pettersson, representing Kassila agent of the association. Finland Amma's behalf , Jarmo Tupamäki Antti Juhani Wihuri President of the Information Secretary FINLAND Amma'S OPINION Finland Amma says that Winky Kassila does not have any formal decision-making related to the position Mother Amma MA Math in the organization or any of its branches. Thousands of volunteers providing assistance in Amman in humanitarian work, without they are obliged to change their lifestyle in any way. They offer a work input of their own free will and live in the world according to the best view. This approach is also in accordance with the Winky Kassila has worked on his own initiative. interpreter of events in Amman as well as offering other services. In addition, he has spoken to the media on his own initiative Ammasta mother and her teachings. Amman international organization has not been specifically designated the PR people in Finland, whose task this fall. Kassila has not been the official organizer of the tour in Amman at any time. Amma and her organization can not intervene in thousands of volunteers, private life, and has also been hitherto unaware of Winky Kassila against the accusations. As far as Winky Kassila and his relationship with Amma ashram (spiritual center) in India, the Ashram is a free for all the international community, to which all are welcome. Kassila ashram has been a point of view, one of the ten thousand people who visit there each year. Visitors come and go and live their lives as the see fit, and are free to choose the country are living in relationships or not. They have full freedom to live their own free will. What should be the name of "Rishi", which is also known as Winky Kassila, Amma gives people their own request, spiritual names. He has done so for more than 100 000 people, which included Kassila Winky is one. These names do not indicate any position, or the name of the organization's spirituality. The name does not require any prior achievement. Before Amma give someone a name, he reminds them that: "Man does not change just by receiving a new name." The name serves only to remind his spiritual seeker its goal to develop themselves as a person and engage in spiritual practice, the direction indicated by the name refers to. The name is not meant to describe a person's personality or character. Amman, the mother of all people are potentially sacred, because according to him, God dwells in the hearts of all people. It would be quite wrong to say that he should Winky Kassila "rishinä" or the knower, or otherwise as a spiritual example to others.



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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Date: July 25, 2011 09:34PM

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Stoic
Amritanandamayi-scam, can you find and post here the previously published puff-piece on what a great spiritual chap Kassila is? ....the Finnish is unfortunately making my eyes cross.

Which piece? The media articles deleted from amma.fi?

Here is a revealing quote made by Taavi Kassila in an interview for the English language Helsinki Times.

Conman Kassila, who wants convince us that Amma is a real guru, misdirects his audience to believe that he is interested in sexual purity when in fact he is chronically sexually corrupt.

"... not everyone is a real guru... Maybe they want to collect money or they want to exploit people, sexually or otherwise. That’s why you have to be a bit careful..." Taavi Kassila in "A change of spirit" December 16, 2010

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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Posted by: Stoic ()
Date: July 26, 2011 12:24AM

'the information about Taavi Kassila which was destroyed by order of the Amma hierarchy'

Specifically, what remains in google cache that promoted Winky as a worthy teacher. I tried looking but even with google translate couldn't get anything apart from him being the PR and tour organiser, and the Finnish got to me, I had to have a lie-down.

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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Date: July 26, 2011 01:56AM

You can still find 3 amma.fi deleted pages in Google'c cache which show that Taavi Kassila is Honorary Chairman of Suomen Amma-Keskus R.Y. (Ammacenter Finland)
[google.com]
kunniapuheenjohtaja=Honorary Chairman
puheenjohtaja=Chairman
RY = official organization

You can still find in Google'c cache amma.fi pages which had been partially deleted to remove Taavi Kassila's name and position as Amma IAM meditation instructor. This page entry below is about a 2009 course which Kassila taught with current Chairman, Antti-Juhani 'Daya' Wihuri:

Amma-keskus ry - IAM - Vantaan kurssi huhtikuu 2009
[webcache.googleusercontent.com]
"Asiantuntevasta opetuksesta huolehtivat jo tuttuun tyyliin Taavi 'Rishi' Kassila ja Antti-Juhani 'Daya' Wihuri." It roughly says that Kassila and Wihuri's Amma IAM meditation teaching is expert and professional and made in well-known style

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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Posted by: Stoic ()
Date: July 26, 2011 08:59PM

Ah, yes. I can see where any mention of Winky Kassila is removed from the later record.




Ilta-Sanomat -7.10.2000 NEWS / FINLAND


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Text Sanna Ukkola - photos, Timo Hämäläinen

Mother Amma charmed President
"I fell in love the idea of embracing guru! Amman principles can be applied in every country and the hug he brings comfort to many people."

-Riitta Uosukainen


-Hug is a great power, said Riitta Uosukainen, when he met an Indian guru, the mother in Amman.

Saint considered to be a mother, Amma is one of India's best-known spiritual leaders.
Guru is remembered especially for his way around the country to another to embrace the people.
Speaker of Parliament Riitta Uosukainen reached yesterday body indentations famous lap women's half-hour discussion Approximate calories after the Cable Factory.
Amma began a five-week European tour in Helsinki, where he is visited twice before.
Kaapelitehdas hall has become a guru for a three-day visit to an Indian shrine. Flowers, petals and decorated with colorful carpets on the floor, incense floated in the air, and Indian music.
Amma Centre Finnish Honorary Chairman Taavi Kassila called Riitta Uosukainen place, because the President referred to the presidential campaign Ammaan and his work.


and:


This year's second IAM course was held on 18 - 19.4. Tikkurila's River Hall. This time, gathered in a private kindergarten Arkissa, which were found suitable premises for teaching the course so as to organize meals. The atmosphere was as soon as Saturday, a warm and sunny, despite the chilling north wind. A further intensification of the mood on Sunday, when the hall was filled with multipliers range of courses at the edge of the rear wall of the stage until. Overall, the course was at this time, starting 35 and 27, one open course participants from all over the Finnish.

Provide expert instruction in a familiar style of Winky 'Rishi' Kassila and Antti-Juhani "Daya" Wihuri. As has already been quite a few know, Winky 'Rishi' Kassila has moved permanently to Mother Amma ashram Amritapuriin to live, and he will assist the ashram IAM-rate arrangements.




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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Date: July 26, 2011 09:30PM

This article from Ilta-Sanomat is about Minister of Culture, Tanja Karpela, being ordered to cancel her personal trip to the Amma ashram following the Thailand tsunami

It is stated in Ilta-Sanomat that Taavi Kassila is the Amma Centre Finland Honorary Chairman

"50 muuta suomalaista vieraili eilen keskuksessa Suomen Amma-yhdistyksen kunniapuheenjohtajan Taavi Kassilan johtamassa seurueessa."

Free translation: "Honorary Chairman of the Finnish Amma Organization, Taavi Kassila, lead an entourage of 50 other Finns in the Amma Ashram"

Even though the Amma organization deleted all traces of Taavi Kassila from the amma.fi website they could not delete the evidence from other websites.

Did you know that several years ago Amma HQ Ashram made an international request that all personal photos of Amma were not to be used and to be sent to the HQ? Why would Amma's government need to be so controlling? Something to hide? What else has been covered up?

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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Posted by: Stoic ()
Date: July 26, 2011 11:21PM

About the photos, the motive is probably economic.
Official photos, only selected flattering shots, can be sold at a premium to devotees who might want a photo for an altar, personal snapshots would cut into that market. Its standard to ban personal cameras when there is merchandise to be shifted.
I understand that Amma has quite a range of merchandise, from jewels to dolls, already on offer.

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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Date: July 29, 2011 02:16AM

Amma's lawyers, reportedly acting on Amma's orders, had legally threatened Amma's devotees because they had shared images of Amma on the internet. This was reported in the beginning of 2007 in Ammachi Gets Greedy

The impression is that Amma's organization care more about money than human lives.

The Amma organization's coverup of their involvement with a sex abuser who posed as a celibate, Taavi Kassila, by deleting website evidence that Kassila is the Amma promoter in Finland arouses mistrust in Amma's motives.

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Re: Amma Amritanandamayi Org Erase Evidence to Sex Abuser Taavi Kassila
Posted by: Stoic ()
Date: July 29, 2011 08:37PM

An interesting bit of gossip from that last link, above, states that many of the higher level members running Amma's organisation are ex-Syda from Muktananda's time.

How much truth there is in that is debateable, but it certainly sounds plausible---and doesn't auger well for the current Amma devotees at all.

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