Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Peter Heehs also has to take his share of the blame

Re: Thought Reform and Pondicherry
by Keka on Mon 20 Oct 2008 10:50 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link

Let me first quote from Peter Heehs - from what he wrote regarding Sri Aurobindo's life:

"He tried, half-heartedly, to bring Muslims into the movement, but he never gave the problem the attention that hindsight shows that it deserved. But could anything said or done in 1907 have changed the outcome forty years later? Probably not. Still, partition and the bloodletting that accompanied it were the movement’s principal failings, and Aurobindo and his colleagues have to take their share of the blame."

In that context - it may not be too offensive to say - Peter also has to take his share of the blame regarding what is happening in Pondicherry or on sciy.org - his writing probably has had a dividing force acting behind which is difficult to ignore even if we try to read very openly his critical writing about Sri Aurobindo's life. Reply Science, Culture and Integral Yoga

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