What do you mean lies? You think i am making this up, why don't you ask Matri or Manoj da, or Dilip Dutta. It was Dilip Dutta who had told me to surrender to them and accept the false case as the truth as we have to teach you a lesson and set an example to others. I was called as a What do you mean lies? You think i am making this up, why don't you ask Matri or Manoj da, or Dilip Dutta. It was Dilip Dutta who had told me to surrender to them and accept the false case as the truth as we have to teach you a lesson and set an example to others. I was called as a witness in the changes to ‘Savitri’ in Calutta so they wanted to take revenge. Dilip Dutta had said do you have the money to face a criminal case against us. The criminal case was an attack by me on Vasant Patti. It was Vasant Patti who made the case under the ashram management as i didn`t know him personally. As it was a false case even the top officials I heard later were bought before hand. A policeman told my mother that 10 000 Rs was paid to have me beaten up in the prison.
But somehow I did not get there as I was charged by them on an unbailable arrest. But somehow the Grace had intervened i was let off that night on a bail by changing some nos. The Police Inspector then in charge saw I was speaking the truth and had given the bail. The next day i had gone and surrendered to Manoj as I saw that is what they want, Manoj sent me to Matri and it was amiable for some time until they asked to confess again or otherwise there were all kinds of threats. If I had confessed they had planned to put me jail. But Pranab da had told me not to and even then I was about to do so to have peace, but my mother interevened and told Matri we will not srrender to lies. We are ready to face the consequences. At that time I was unaware of their evil plan, they were using me to save themselves and look good to what they were doing. If I had done what they asked me to I would have admitted to my (false) crime and it would be all over and they would be right. What could I do later from prison.
There is so much to it and these are all facts not fiction, I rather not go back in this dirt and talk about it, but because TNM is saying that this may be a lie so am responding. This is no lie but it is dirty no doubt. Let the past be past. If you have any doubt about this why don't you ask Matri or Manoj or Dilip Dutta or any of that time's older people. Yes nobody was allowed to be my friend as everybody wanted their security so they abandoned me. I never blamed them, as I was nobody but Pranab da knew, he kept me working and looking after the gym even when I was asked to leave the Samadhi job. Because of Pranob da I continued to stay and work in the Ashram though was not allowed to eat in the Dining Room. Sunil S R Posted by Sunil to Savitri Era at 3:23 PM, October 10, 2010
"The Claims of Theosophy," Aurobindo ca. 1910 Posted by K. Paul Johnson on October 9, 2010 at 3:55pm View K. Paul Johnson's blog
Thanks to a posting on theos-talk by James Bergh I discovered this essay approximately a century old, summarizing Aurobindo's perception of the TS in ways that strike me as amazingly accurate then and now. […]
Comment by K. Paul Johnson
Aurobindo's biographer has suffered a lot more in the way of harassment from fanatics than one would think a movement like Integral Yoga would produce in response to a friendly biography from a longtime disciple. I visited both Auroville and the Aurobindo Ashram in 1990 and preferred the former.
Comment by Michael A. Williams
The century old statement by Aurobindo certainly stands the test the time. The Theosophical Society and its branches and most other spiritual/metaphysical organizations can become mired in unquestioned dogmas and a blind worship of their founders. People are encouraged at the outset to think for themselves and explore, but when a person really does that, they're quickly ostracized.