Date: 2010/3/10 Subject: Fw:
To everyone who is concerned about the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's Ashram,
Already so many letters have been written to the Ashram Trust by devotees, scholars, and many respected public persons concerning the mischievous book by Peter Heehs. So many persons have asked the Trust to make a public declaration that Ashram does not support the book. They have told the Trust that someone who goes against the Mother and Sri Aurobindo cannot stay in the Ashram, so Peter Heehs should be removed from the Ashram. They have appealed to the Trust to take action to withdraw the book.
But Manoj Das Gupta (who is the present Managing Trustee) does not care for all these appeals even from Senior members of the Ashram, and all these letters are thrown in the dustbin! He does not reply to any letter, he does not ask advice from anybody inside the Ashram. But he attacks anyone who criticises Peter Heehs, and takes revenge against anybody who criticises him for not taking action against Peter. Is this the way the Ashram's Managing Trustee should act? By behaving like this he is doing great harm to the reputation of the Ashram. And all the devotees and well-wishers get confused.
The inmates of the Ashram have become afraid of his vengeanc,e. Everybody talks behind his back, but most people are afraid to say anything before him because they fear that he will stop their dining room food, or he will send a legal notice. He sent a legal notice to Abala Mohanty who is serving selflessly because she spoke against Peter Heehs' book. But he will not send notice to Peter Heehs for insulting Sri Aurobindo and for selling research from the Ashram Archives to make personal profit. Instead he spends Ashram's money' for Peter's defence in the courts, to protect the man who is insulting Sri Aurobindo and the Mother!
Nobody knows why Manoj Das Gupta is behaving like this. Some say that Peter is blackmailing Manoj, or because Peter is supplying Funds. The main two trustees Manoj Das Gupta and Dilip Dutta and their secretary Matriprasad carry out all their crooked ways from their legal office. They do not consult Senior members of the Ashram because then their crooked ways will get exposed! If anyone speaks the truth then they will harass him and create problems for him because they hold all the Power in their hands. So people are scared to say anything. Even when Pranab-da (Dada) wrote so many letters to them they did not listen, instead they started criticising him and spreading rumours against him.
After Peter Heehs' book insulting Sri Aurobindo has appeared, the situation is getting worse. Manoj DG anq his group have got all outside officials of police, lawyers and judges to carry out their work. This kind of wrong use of money and influence is bringing more problems for the Ashram. More than a hundred cases have appeared suddenly ever since Manoj DG has taken charge and put all the Funds in the hands of Matriprasad to do the dirty work. Small problems can easily be solved by talking directly to the Ashramites or other persons. But Manoj DG and Matriprasad send legal notices, threaten the person, spread false rumours, blackmail people, and even he has sent goondas to beat up persons. This is how Matriprasad and Manoj DG have dragged Ashram into more than hundred court cases in just a few years. All these cases are originally small problems which Manoj and Matri purposely make big so that they can continue to enjoy the misuse of their Funds and get full Power and support from the other Ashram trustees without question. This Fund is kept by Matriprasad outside Ashram accounts only for this misuse.
This is not the way to run an Ashram! If they put Ashram management under advice of lawyers and goondas, this is how things get worse and worse. We the Ashramites and devotees are suffering since the last few years because this group of Manoj DG is acting completely against the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's work. There is no basic loyalty left in them, and they an~ acting only from their Ego and self-interest and Power. They do not care even for Sri Aurobindo, but they do everything to protect Peter who insults Sri Aurobindo, steals from the Ashram and harms the Ashram community.
Peter's book is supported by his friend Jeffrey Kripal who has written about Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa insulting him as homosexual and paedophile. And Manoj Das Gupta is supporting such persons!!
According to the Mother, anyone going against the Ashram or against Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, the person has to leave immediately. He cannot stay in the Ashram. In the history of the Ashram nobody has gone against the Masters like Peter Heehs. So Peter must leave the Ashram immediately. If Manoj Das Gupta loves Peter Heehs so much, then he also should leave along with Peter Heehs. Just because he has taken full control of Power and Funds of the Ashram does not mean that he can go against Sri Aurobindo and the Mother or do whatever he likes. If he wants to control all the Power then he should know that he is here to serve Them, and he should listen to the two thousand Ashramites who are all equally trustees of the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's Ashram even though they don't control the Power and Funds.
This is Sri Aurobindo's Ashram and not Manoj Das Gupta's or Peter Heeh's Ashram! We are all here for Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and we want to serve Them, not the Ego or personal interests of anyone sitting on the Trustees chair.
We the inmates of the Ashram and the devotees throughout the world are shocked about the situation. We want to follow the Truth only. We are writing this because we are deeply concerned by the actions of Manoj Das Gupta, Matriprasad, Dilip Dutta and Peter Heehs.
From inmates of the Ashram and devotees throughout the world.
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