Sunday, November 14, 2010

It was Kireet Joshi who ultimately saved the Ashram

From Paulette paulette@auroville.org.in to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" tusarnmohapatra@gmail.com date 14 November 2010 04:21 subject can you post my heartfelt tribute (attached) to Patrizia Norelli
Tusar, Sorry to keep you busy, but can you post my heartfelt tribute (attached) to Patrizia Norelli, the third in the solar line? Thanks Paulette

HAIL TO PATRIZIA NORELLI: THE ONE AFTER THE MOTHER

Hail to Patrizia Norelli, the third one in the solar line, Patrizia/Thea/Goddess, the one after the Mother! Hail to her son Pablo, the fourth in the solar line, the one after Sri Aurobindo!
Patrizia-Thea-the Goddess, by Your Supramental Wisdom and truly Divine Love, do yogically correct me if there are imperfections in my (alas) too human salutation and rendering. NOW THAT I BOW TO YOUR UNQUESTIONABLE DIVINITY, DON’T THREATEN ME WITH ANOTHER COURT CASE, AS YOU HAVE DONE IN 2003!

When Indira Gandhi visited Auroville in 1969 she saluted it as the town named after Sri Aurobindo. She was obviously wrong. In her human ignorance she could not foresee that the Mother’s successor was soon to manifest; had she known, Indira would have proclaimed Auroville named not after Sri Aurobindo, but after your supramental self, and changed the name into its real one: Patriziaville. Then the Patrizia Mandir would have been built according to your sacred wisdom and you would have founded your ashram not in Kodaikanal, but in Patriziaville.

Hail to Patrizia Norelli, the third one in the solar line, Patrizia/Thea/Goddess, the one after the Mother! Hail to her son Pablo, the fourth in the solar line, the one after Sri Aurobindo!

The GOI was after the Ashram because of accounts problems. I was still in Pondy at that time and I clearly remember: I never interfered with the Ashram’s matters, but this was common parlance. Moreover, other ashrams were being threatened with nationalisation. It was Kireet Joshi, the registrar of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, who ultimately saved the Ashram by moving to Delhi and becoming Indira Gandhi’s special adviser on education. But why should we bother about reality, historical facts and all such trivia? How irrelevant, in comparison to the fantastic and truly supramental tale you tell us abject mortals, with such splendor of fantasmagoric details, o Thou the third one in the solar line, Patrizia/Thea/Goddess, the one after the Mother!

As for the fake Matrimandir, can my miserable self suggest that you join camp with the Dravida Peravai Nandhivarnam? He will contact for you the BBC to come up with a new video: the Patrizia Mandir. If he surrenders his ancestry and bows to your supramentally Italian feet, Nandhivarnam is the perfect medium: he has already done a court case against the Ashram trustees (and lost). He was also the first one to put in his internet blog “Dravida Peravai” the truly uplifting “Court Case Diary”, which was forwarded to me by RY Deshpande: a fake reconstruction of a hearing, on December 21, 2009, in the fourt courth case (dismissed) against Peter Heehs. How wondrous are all such supramental connections! Our immortal “Prof Kamal Das” will also come to your rescue, if he can admit that a Roman descendent is the third supramental one in the solar line (instead of a well-known Indian “Mother”, first visiting here in 1974. Competition is tough.)

Prostrating to Italian supramental feet (yours of course, not my own)
Paulette (newly renamed as “the worm”)
PS. Has your bio been put back in the Wikipedia? And the quit notice, settled for good? 

3 comments:

  1. The cases (accounts etc.) being referred to were against Society, in connection with Auroville. I know since I was there in Pondy already. The police came to the Ashram building to raid Navajat's room. The Trust had nothing to do with that sordid affair.

    The Ashram has never had to face any kind of governmental interference. It is known today as one of the most clean Trusts in India. Future we have to see, Sraddhalu, Jayant, and his goons are all out to defame the Ashram and a government takeover is possible if these few persons succeed in their evil designs.

    Unfortunately the community continues to sleep, as if nothing has happened, unaware that their signatures innocently taken are now being used as 'proof' that all these persons want the Trust to disintegrate. Will all these signatories now have the moral courage to come forward and say that their signatures were taken on false pretexts, and that they do not stand with Sraddhalu? If not, what a betrayal it will be...Shame on the ashramites who have signed foolishly or innocently earlier, and who are now not speaking out against SR for misusing their signatures.

    I am certain if my old mentor Pranab were there, he would get up from his wheelchair and walk to court himself and strike out his signatures from these documents. He was a man of strong views, but he would never ever go against Manoj and the Trust. He considered Manoj to be prepared by the Mother herself to lead the Ashram. Whatever the idiots such as Sunil, Alok Pandey, Kittu, and Sraddhalu might say today.It is also why they cunningly waited for Pranab to go, but not before fooling him into signing various documents.

    A lack of common sense, balance and true quiet inwardly turned bhakti has brought the Ashram to such a sorry state.

    R.K

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  2. The split between the SAS and Auroville initiated in November 1975, when a group of residents registered the ARA, a legal body called the Auroville Residents Association. The SAS took the matter to court and got an immediate injunction. This marked the beginning of a long, painful war, where excesses were committed on both sides. By the mid seventies the Sri Aurobindo Society, heavily indebted, had blocked all flow of money directed towards Auroville; there were law and order problems as well. On 21.12.1976 the Government of India passed a resolution constituting an Auroville Committee “under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant-Governor of Pondicherry with representatives of the Government of Tamil Nadu and of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Central Government” for the purpose of thoroughly investigating the Sri Aurobindo Society’s affairs and modus operandi. The committee submitted its report in 1977. Because of its findings, with the Auroville (Emergency Provisions) Ordinance, first promulgated by the President of India on November 10, 1980, one month later replaced by an Act of Parliament, the Government of India took over management of Auroville from the Sri Aurobindo Society, appointing as Administrator a retired Judge from the High Court assisted by a Deputy Administrator. This came into immediate force.


    The Sri Aurobindo Society, which was registered in 1961 in Calcutta, challenged the initiative in the Calcutta High Court with a writ petition contesting the constitutional validity of the Act. The Government had the case transferred to the Supreme Court, which decided that constitutional matters were involved and set, for this purpose, a special Constitutional Bench consisting of five judges, debating the distinction between religion and spirituality. For one claim of the SAS was that the Government was interfering with Auroville’s right to practice its own religion, based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo. Had Sri Aurobindo’s “teachings” been acknowledged as a religion, the SAS would have regained control of Auroville.


    In 1982 a judgment was passed by a full constitutional bench of the Supreme Court in favor of Auroville against the Sri Aurobindo Society, upholding the validity of the Act. Major Gen. Krishna Tewari, retired, was the signatory for Auroville. At first valid two years, and extendable for not more than five, the “Emergency Provisions” remained in vigor for eight consecutive years, as it kept being extended from year to year. The debate in Parliament went on for years, throughout the transitional period under the Administrator’s umbrella, until the Auroville (Emergency Provisions) Ordinance (shortly afterwards turned into an Act by the Parliament then in session), gave way to the final legislation. On September 29, 1988 the Auroville Foundation was established by an Act of the Parliament.

    Kireet Joshi, who in 1977 had resigned as registrar of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram system of education, and had settled in Delhi as special adviser on education of Indira Gandhi, was directly involved throughout all the legal battling, and so were some Aurovilians close to him. Kireet is the father of the Auroville Foundation Act that, if integrally implemented, is but the legal side of the Mother’s guidelines for Auroville regarding a number of most essential aspects. Having discussed for years the process with some of the major protagonists, I have glued excerpts from a book that I have published years ago with a grant from the Auroville Foundation, together with additional information. This is the historical truth, leaving no space for fanciful interpretations – whether by supramental successors or other characters adorning this picturesque blog.

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  3. In Indian education system the contribution of Dr.Kireet Joshi is really incredible. Particularly he served Sanskrit and Shastras by establishing Shree Lal Bahadur Shastri Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapitha in Delhi and Tirupati.

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