Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Let us meet Sri Aurobindo the man

Re: In Defence of the “Extracts from The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs”—Raman Reddy
by Tusar N. Mohapatra on Tue 06 Jan 2009 03:06 PM IST Profile Permanent Link

[It is this human side of Sri Aurobindo that I have attempted to present in these pages. Naturally in a multiple person like him, every aspect enters into every other and a plethora of radiant personalities comes up before our eye when we think of him. However, as of now, let us meet Sri Aurobindo the man.

M.P. PANDIT Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry 6-8-1983 --Builders of Modern India: Sri Aurobindo by M.P. Pandit, Publications Division, Ministry of I&B, Series editor: R.R. Diwakar] Reply

Re: In Defence of the “Extracts from The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs”—Raman Reddy
by Tusar N. Mohapatra on Tue 06 Jan 2009 08:05 PM IST Profile Permanent Link

[Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have indeed pointed out that no one could write their true lives. But neither does this mean that all representation of their lives is a crime nor has this prevented a number of biographies from being written. There are biographies by Srinivasa Iyengar, Purani, Satprem, Nirodbaran, Georges van Vrekhem. [...]

Two of these biographers were personal attendants to Sri Aurobindo and one of them read out the whole of his biography to the Mother and had her strong approval. In fact, the Mother felt that biography would introduce many to Sri Aurobindo, which indeed it did. Taking Stock by Debashish on Fri 24 Oct 2008 09:41 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link] Reply

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "I wonder at this misplaced zeal": Here is what Nirod-da had to say in reference to Peter.

"He came to see me....Our main point was as regards the principle he has taken up. I couldn't naturally accept his contention(nobody will) that he is first a biographer, then anything else. To say the least it is absurd. ir-rational, unspiritual. If he sticks to his tenet, it will be risky ..." Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Open Forum at 11:55 AM, January 06, 2009

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