Friday, October 15, 2010

Peter and his group have managed to do their job very well

I am really all praise for Peter Heehs and his henchmn in thier capability of the work they have done. Not only that they have succeeded in changing Sri Aurobindo’s works and bringing it out to the world as Sri Aurobindo’s original. (without disclosing the editing)  but have also worked their magic on others who have written about their experiences with Sri Aurobindo and as these books too have passed through the Archives they have Peter Heehs stamp on them to justify his theories. There was a time when all the older books on or with Sri Aurobindo were disappearing totally from the Ashram library.  It was about fifteen years when we had  started noticing that. The entire works of Sri Aurobindo which was published in 1972 is not available.

I really wonder when Peter started changing the works, but it was in the 1980’s that it started to spring out into the open in the Archives Journal. For many years Jugul Kishore Mukherjee the in-charge of the Ashram Education department fought solely against Peter and the Archives Department. The Trustees, Nirod baran, Amal Kiran etc. All supported who, not our learned sadhak and pundit. But Peter Heehs!

Finally when Nirod asked Jugul to take up this issue after I am dead and gone as he could not face the heat that Jugul surrendered to the pressure and choose to pray and pray alone.  His prayers did not get answered in his life time, we had a smpathatic relation as we often ate together but his vital was not the type to face violent circumstances. He was extremely polite and decent in his approach and humble with that attitude they could easily crush him. So he had lost and he is not the only one who had lost, everybody has lost. Ask Kittu Reddy which year was it when Pranob Da ordered him to take the D Group boys (the youthful) and go and ram sack the Archives and throw these perverted foreigners out.  I know Kittu Reddy regrets not following these orders. We all regret in our own way as it is true now that Peter and his group have managed to do their job very well. They have proved to the world that even an Avatar cannot defend himself when they are active. I also get the feeling that the victories of the asuras are short lived no matter what. And they rule through fear and not through love.  Presently Sri Aurobiondo Ashram the abode of the highest Love is being run by the management whose driving force is fear and personal desire. Let us see where it is going. And as far as Peter’s team with their perverted versions as the Truth let us see how much divine Ananda comes out of that.

Sunil S R

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  1. Sunil SR said:
    "Ask Kittu Reddy which year was it when Pranob Da ordered him to take the D Group boys (the youthful) and go and ram sack the Archives and throw these perverted foreigners out."

    Aha, if we are to believe the words of Sunil SR, the speaker of Truth and Filth (these two opposites happen to coexist very well in Sunil's world) there seem to be some rather strong and violent xenophobic tendencies among some of the inmates of the Ashram, namely Pranob Da, Kittu Reddy and Sunil SR himself of course.

    But if this is the same "Sunil the womaniser" who would hang around the Ashram premises in order to desperately and aggressively prey upon innocent foreign women who would be drawn to Sri Aurobindo's Yoga and the Ashram, how come he has become so hostile towards "foreigners"? Some bad experiences???

    If that's him, poor chap and no wonder he finds fault with everybody else but him. Certainly not much "divine Ananda" left in him...

    A.A.D.

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  2. "ram sack the Archives and throw these perverted foreigners out" this is clearly a reference to a group of foreigners IN the archives and not foreigners in general. Furthermore, Sunil's problem with the foreigners in the archives is not with the fact that they are "foreigners" but rather because they are tampering with Sri Aurobindo's works. If he were somehow convinced that the "non-foreigners" were all doing the same his ire would, no doubt, have been directed at them with equal force. That does not make him Xenophobic. At the most he is mistaken about his belief that all foreigners in the archives are "tampering" with Sri Aurobindo's works. Nobody with an inherent prejudice against foreigners in general could stay here, for either Mother is a foreigner to those who consider Westerners "foreigners" or Sri Aurobindo would be to a Westerner who considers Indians "foreigners".

    I do disagree with the following statement "They have proved to the world that even an Avatar cannot defend himself when they are active." I don't know about other Avatars but at least Mother Sri Aurobindo are not so impotent as that. Nor are puny, self-important and noisy Asuras etc. the prime movers or victors here. If all the snakes are coming out into the open then it is because the Divine is beating the grass. Even the hostile forces are nothing but little playthings and utensils to Her.

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  3. Anonymous: ""ram sack the Archives and throw these perverted foreigners out" this is clearly a reference to a group of foreigners IN the archives and not foreigners in general. Furthermore, Sunil's problem with the foreigners in the archives is not with the fact that they are "foreigners" but rather because they are tampering with Sri Aurobindo's works."

    If the objection is to those who are "tampering with Sri Aurobindo's works", why use rancorous and hate-filled references to "perverted foreigners"? Why not simply use, however arduous it may be, decent language to state that objection without singling out "foreigners" in the Archives? What is the relevance of the fact that they are foreigners? Why use adjectives such as "perverted"?

    Your rationalization of what is clearly an outburst of violent Xenophobia (this too in the name of the "abode of the highest love"!!!) is both specious and pathetic!

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  4. Obviously you use different standards to judge different people as it suits your personal prejudices. If Peter writes things like "nothing furtive" then that has to be accepted by one and all as the final indication of his pure and angelic intentions. However, if here a man is plainly explaining to you that he has nothing against foreigners, but simply those "perverted foreigners" in the Archives department who are tampering with Sri Aurobindo's works, solely because he thinks they are tampering with Sri Aurobindo's works, even then he is still being Xenophobic! :-)

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