Sunday, August 8, 2010

Objectionable material is not more than 5 per cent

from Jitendra Sharma to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 8 August 2010 12:23 subject Reply to Madame Auro Lumiѐre
Dear Auro Lumiѐre,
I fully endorse your views and reactions. The Lives of Sri Aurobindo is a diligent and meticulous research work which could have been accomplished by none other than Mr. Peter Heehs. Will these so-called ‘Aurobindonians’ continue to indulge in shit-slinging all their lives, twenty-four hours a day? Instead, why do they not try to prove their merit by writing a better research book? The Lives of Sri Aurobindo has 95 per cent excellent research material. The objectionable material is not more than 5 per cent. Should we ignore the best portions of the book and pollute our consciousness by constantly thinking about the worst passages in this book? Is it sensible? After all, nothing can ever do any harm to Sri Aurobindo’s golden, supramental personality and teachings. Dr. Jitendra Sharma

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Division and disharmony lies within each one of us...": 
 The opponents of the book are saying that if Heehs had not written as an Ashramite he would not be taken as seriously. This is the problem with Heehs supporters. You just dont get it and maybe it's because of self-obsession. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Open Forum at 12:09 PM, August 08, 2010

1 comment:

  1. "Instead, why do [these critics] not try to prove their merit by writing a better research book?"

    Thank you, Dr. Sharma, for asking the obvious question. The answer is quite simple. They are far too intellectually lazy and the amount of time and effort required to do so would deprive them of the cheap and immediate notoriety (as "true defenders of the faith") their inflated egos desperately seek.