From aurosatya vrata firstname.lastname@example.org to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" email@example.com date 15 April 2010 17:18 subject Re: Reg. ongoing discussion on Sri Aurobindo's Savitri
Dear Mr. Mohapatra,
Firstly, the line that I am toeing is a line that is drawn by mutual respect, decency and dignity. Those people who cannot show respect, especially to honorable and respectful people such as Mr. Nirodbaran are the ones who are drawing and toeing the lines of their self-interests at the expense of people who are not there to defend themselves. And I am not party to that type of action or behavior.
Secondly, I prefer that my actions earn me credibility and not my mere words, name or postal address. Just because one writes a few books in praise of Sri Aurobindo or The Mother, and resides at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry, doesn’t give one a free ticket to credibility, especially when such people behave and act like morons by accusing other respectable people of being so.
I may or may not be credible according to your criteria, but I am not writing on your forum to demonstrate or defend my own credibility. I am writing here to defend the credibility of people such as Mr. Nirodbaran that I, many and several other people respect, and who is not anymore here to answer to the cowardly accusations that are being targeted at him, particularly after his passing away.
In this regard, let me share the following with the readers of your blog so that they may decide whether The Mother thought that Mr. Nirodbaran was a moron as some allege and want to believe and promote or whether The Mother had better things to say about Mr.Nirodbaran.
I quote from “Memorable Contacts With The Mother” written by Nirodbaran, chapter XVI, Sweetness And Light 1971-1973, pages 130-137. I shall quote the relevant passages to make the context and information clearly understood:
Now, if indecent and slanderous people such as Mr. Jitendra Sharma still insist to guess, speculate, twist and misuse The Mother’s words to try to prove that Mr. Nirodbaran was considered to be a moron by Her, as they allege, then it clearly shows that the “beast” that is inside of them also occupies a large part of their cranial cavity. Best Regards, S.
From Auro Lumiere firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com date 15 April 2010 17:31 subject Regarding the misuse of Mother’s words
Dear Mr. Tousar Mohapatra,
Regarding the misuse of Mother’s words (for your Website):
During the period when I lived in
, I had the great pleasure to get introduced to Mr. Ambu, who very kindly offered me advice on the practice of Hatha Yoga. Pondicherry
As I admired this unique soul, and I still have his foto on my desk, I would also visit him occasionally just to meet him and hear his wonderful experiences. On one such occasion he recounted to me how Mother used to call him «My Baby».
For me, as a Westerner, it was rather odd to hear that Mother would call an elderly person «My Baby». But, Mr. Ambu was not at all uncomfortable with it and he was even proud. And so I respected his sentiment.
But, the point that I wish to make is that if Mother occasionally called Mr. Ambu «My Baby», does it mean that Ambu was really a little baby? Does it mean that Mr. Ambu was nothing else but just a baby? Yes, he was sweet and innocent like a baby, but does it mean that he was also not an elderly and respectable Hatha Yoga teacher?
Did Mr. Ambu need to dirty his underwear and suck his thumb in order to be true to Mother’s words? Well, it fortunately turns out that Mr. Ambu was a respectable and special man, but he was also intelligent and sensible and didn’t stretch Mother’s words to the ridiculous extent to which a few others enjoy stretching some of Mother’s least significant words.
Thus, if at all Mother ever referred to two unidentified individuals as «imbéciles» do we need to spend 40 years to remember and remind this incident and try to speculate and guess who these people were, as if Mother did not say or do anything better before, during and after that day? Aren’t those who are preoccupied by these trivial pursuits themselves stretching the limits of imbecility and proving that they themselves are the biggest «imbéciles» (and in this instance I mean the English translation «morons»)?
At the Service of Light and Truth Françoise de Nielly
from Jitendra Sharma firstname.lastname@example.org to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" email@example.com date 16 April 2010 15:34 subject Reply Reply to Françoise de Nielly
Dear Françoise de Nielly,
The word “baby” has many meanings and connotations. Can you explain why do most men use the word "baby" when referring to their girlfriend/wife? Does it mean that one’s girlfriend/wife is nothing else but just a baby? Jitendra Sharma