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