There seems to be strong opposition to the incongruity between Peter Heehs position (Ashram archivist) and his expressions and narrative in his latest book. Based on his own admission, he is 'just' an archivist and may not even be a devotee of Sri Aurobindo (an admirer maybe of his ability "..to write a shelfful of books") or the Mother or a practitioner of the integral yoga.
So it raises the question of what he is doing in the ashram if it is not to exploit the rich materials of the archives for his historical interests. He is of course free to write a book anywhere anytime but there is no reason why the Sri Aurobindo Ashram should support his endeavors that attempt to tear at the Ashram and the ashramites.
Which organization, even liberal American universities, would allow writings that strike at their institition and what it might stands for. So why should the Ashram allow it? Certainly not just to please some temperamental mutual admiration blogger clubs and individuals including those that try to advertise themselves as working to explain science, yoga and/or culture?
Some of the Ashramites are being accused of being intolerant and irrational by the latter groups and individuals who themselves constantly restrict and modify the terms of dialog in the name of 'civility' which they themselves constantly flout by calling some of the Ashramites "ringleaders", as "sectarian" and by refering to others (so-called "hagiographers") such as the eminent K. Srinivasa Iyengar as "childish". s/d introspector
3:10 AM, October 20, 2008 Post a Comment Savitri Era