The problems with the leaders of the ex-communication movement is also one of contradiction in that these folks are the same ones coming to the West interacting with western institutions and scholars on issues of "free progress education" working in a university system or seeking accredidation for Universities and simultaneously engaging in a conspiracy against a scholar who published through a reknown University press.
I would hope that their culpablity in these activities of censorship and engaging in conspiracies against the author of this book would also be disclosed to the international institutions they are engaged with as representatives of Sri Aurobindo
Vladamir, Well you are getting at the problem here in that you are lumping integral yoga which claims not to be a religion with Indian religions and to me that is the whole problem. While I would expect to see this reaction in the tradition of Indian religion, within Integral Yoga that claims to synthesize East and West and declares itself no religion, it is a contradiction.
But I still dont know, did you read the book??? That is the issue, if you read the entire book and come to these same conclusions that the book is blasphemy then we can have a conversation. If not this whole conversation is based on hearsay.
And as a friend remarks regards "the other seekers on the same path," it is only their lack of confidence in their beliefs which is at stake when they interpret something to be a breach of "respect" in another of their group. This is no esoteric psychology, just tribe psychology.
Heidegger and Derrida call it onto-theology, the supplementarity of quotations, commentaries and numbers which cover up the hollowness at the center of the experience of being. It is why in Islam, one of another faith who "disrespects" the faith is considered less dangerous than another Muslim. For the former, there is derision, but for the latter there is the fatwa.