Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pot calling the kettle black

There are a few web site that have so distorted the truth of issues surrounding the Lives of Sri Aurobindo as to be almost comical in their presentation of events. The blog Savitri Era which acts as the apologist for the worst fundamentalist tendencies in a fraction of the "Mother's devotees" is perhaps better called the Savitri Scandal Era due to its editorial policy. In short Savitri Era qualifies as the scandal sheet or the of Integral Yoga because of the new lows that it sinks to on a daily basis. But even Savitri Era hardly matches the audacity of conceit and muddled thinking of the blog called the Mirror of Tomorrow (MOT). In response to the Mirror of Tomorrow a new blog has begun called the Mirror of the Day After Tomorrow. Here is a sample with some links as well as the history of expulsions that follows in the wake of the the Mirror of Tomorrow's author R.Y. Deshpande.
“Someone who has made some history, especially in the realm of expulsions is R.Y. Deshpande. He is a perfect example of a self-proclaimed scholar, visionary and prophet and founder of the “Mirror of Tomorrow” blog site…”

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Fundamentalists and heretics at the same time": Govind said: "The claim of retorting after two years is an "outright lie".
That is exactly the problem with you and your clan. You clearly appear to be suffering from an acute tunnel vision syndrome. The world is not flat and as simple as you would like it to be. And people and books don't fall only in the categories of Divine and Evil. And by extension, the Aurobindonian collectivity doesn't consist only of Pro-Heehs or Anti-Heehs people. It's a little more complex than that, but I'm not sure if you can perceive things from a larger and more complete perspective given your dedication and loyalty to your blinkered tutors.

Because when I say that "we can surely be blamed for having decided to retort to your clan's rabid intolerance and anti-Heehs/MDG/Ashram/etc.,/etc., slander and abuses 2 years too late..." I speak for and also represent a group of people, third, fourth or fifth, it doesn't matter, that does not belong to either of the sides and which is much larger than both groups on either extremes put together. So when interacting with me and particularly before accusing me of lying, please put on your thinking cap instead of your "impulsive, jump to conclusions" cap.

And if many of us are retorting now, particularly stronger than ever before, it is because of the incessant name-calling and anti-Ashram rhetoric that the anti-Heehs group - the group that you belong to and represent - is continuing on and on.

You guys started this and still continue doing so, and its therefore only you guys that can stop it when you think that you have had enough. Continue and you are sure to get more of this. The ball's squarely in your court. A.A.D. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Open Forum at 11:07 PM, November 12, 2010

1 comment:

  1. Note the following comment on the modat site:

    One man’s “opinions and expulsions” is another man’s “principles and sacrifices”.