From Paulette email@example.com to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" firstname.lastname@example.org date 11 November 2010 11:44 subject can you kindly post the following?
Tusar, can you kindly post the following? Thanks Paulette
Thanks Tusar for posting in SEOF “Is this not then a Gurudroha, treason in constitutional parlance? -- Letter from Orissa to Sraddhalu Ranade, Raman Reddy, S. Ramanathan, and Niranjan Naik”. A much revealing document, moreover in its having been written by four authoritative Indian citizens who present themselves as “the devotees of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother”: a I.A.S. (Rtd.), Bhubaneshwar; a Dy. Supdt. of Police (Rtd); a Lecturer on History,
; and an Advocate, Orissa High Court. However, it is not upon the touching points that this beautiful documents raises that I wish to draw the attention, but upon a most incredible detail that seems having gone unnoticed, at least on this forum. Those four most knowledgeable Orissa devotees write: Cuttack
“We, the devotees of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo are addressing this letter to four of you and not to your collaborator, Sudha Sinha since we have no knowledge of her status or credentials. In your complaint against the Ashram Trust she is identified as a 'resident inmate of the Ashram'. On enquiry we find it to be untrue.”
Sudha Sinha, presented as “a resident inmate of the Ashram since 1996”? Please note that in the petition ‘resident’ is a handwritten addition! If such statement is not true, how can the petition be valid? Moreover, how can the five ‘apostles of truth’ file an affidavit, as they claim, on behalf of thousands (sic!) devotees who have never read the biography – only artfully cut excerpts, taken out of context, to instigate people who will never have the decency to make the effort to read the book, before passing any judgment?
Nor is this all. In the said affidavit Ramanathan, petitioner n.1, is presented as “an inmate of the Ashram since 2003”. But I know from a sure source that Ramanathan – true, since long associated with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and, sadly, with Auroville too (I have been knowing him in this capacity since ages) – is an engineer who has made so much money with his private business that he, alone, could pay for the court case. So, either he has donated all his money to the Ashram, or he cannot be an inmate: these are the Mother’s rules. How can such a petition be even taken into consideration, if the above considerations correspond to truth? Can we believe that the Ashram trustees and lawyers are not aware of such facts? And how can the petitioners allow themselves such liberties, and on top with their own lawyer, who happens to be the wife of the Home Minister, without paying the consequences? Can somebody answer, are such things true?
Also, in Mirror of Tomorrow, fifth para from the end of his letter to Manoj das Gupta, RY Deshpande wrote:
"why should the Hon Lt Governor summon you and demand certain explanations from you? what occasioned the Parliament to ask for details regarding The Lives of Sri Aurobindo?”
It is highly time that the GOI pays due attention to what’s going on here for the past two years, where an internationally reputed scholar (see the link to Peter Heehs’ website reproduced in the right side column of SEOF) is even served a third court case [dismissed – the judge has been transferred!] for the purpose to jail him without bail. But regarding the Pondy Governor I no longer know what to believe, having been told that the Governor summoning Manoj is another invention of RY Deshapande. As fantastic as much as the “Court Case Diary” was, which he had sent to me, and which I was so naïve to forward to a number of Aurovilians and AVI members, and also posting it in the AVI compatforum, fully trusting that someone like RY Deshpande could only write the truth!!!
“Court Case Diary”, that wondrous document he had forwarded me, started with thirty Westerners being present (and Matriprasad as well); in a private email RY sent me, these were presented as Aurovilians! I replied to him that I was not aware of such things, so innocent as I was to never suspect that RYD could send around a false document! I started opening my eyes when I received an email from Matriprasad, politely asking me how I got such a wrong information – moreover regarding someone I did not even know, and whom I should have consulted directly!
The moment I discovered the full truth I severed all connection with RY Deshpande, after having published in Mirror of Tomorrow countless articles and comments. It was he who had contacted me, out of the blue, in May 2009: I did not even know who he was! Deshpande had posted, at that time, my 8 page reply to him where, having acknowledged both rights and wrongs regarding the Heehs controversy, I tried to make both parties dialogue. RY informed me that my letter to him had soon become the second hit of Mirror of Tomorrow, with over 800 people reading it, in no time!
Forced to grow even more disenchanted about RYD and the relationship of deep esteem I once had with him for what I took as scholarly honesty and truthful investigation, the information I got is that not only nothing is known about the alleged phantom-like encounter between the “Hon Lt Governor” of Pondicherry and the Managing Trustee Manoj das Gupta, in spite of the wildest speculations flourishing, but eventually… it never happened at all…
Crusaders of Truth, hail! Paulette