Monday, March 14, 2016

There are quite a few who do not believe in The Mother

Peter Heehs and Jeffrey Kripal -- by Alok Pandey
Note that the central thesis of this group is that mystics have two sets of practices -- one that is personal and private which they do not disclose and the other for public consumption. It is this that has impelled the Archives researchers to push for the publication of the Record of Yoga. Already a hypothesis based on the publication of the Record is doing the rounds in Sri Aurobindo circles that a scrutiny of the Record reveals that the Integral Yoga can be done without accepting Sri Aurobindo and the Mother as Gurus! What has been written in the Letters later on is only for the public... Michael Murphy visited the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives after nearly a forty years gap as if to push for the publication of the Record of Yoga

He was also made a member of the Auroville Board... There are quite a few of this group who do not believe in the Mother and think that She created a religion and a cult of the Supermind which never actually descended! No wonder PH leaves the question of the supramental descent hanging in his book!

Summary: Two things are clear from the above mentioned passages. One, the unpublished manuscript of TLOSA was sent to Jeffrey Kripal, who is known for giving a sexual twist to spiritual thought. Second, that JK actually used portions of PH’s manuscript to support his gross misunderstanding of spirituality in general and Sri Aurobindo's Yoga in particular. 

What is not clear is the exact reason for PH sending his manuscript to JK. Was it for his approval or appreciation? If it was sent only for reviewing (the choice of the reviewer speaks for itself), then how was JK allowed to use certain quotes for his book even before the TLOSA was published? This is surely not the norm of any standard publishing house. Finally, the careful selection of passages, especially with regard to the aphorism on Love, makes it more than evident that there is a nexus between the trio: Michael Murphy, Jeffrey Kripal and Peter Heehs. They all have met in USA and have mutual links. Alok Pandey 07.01.2011 Posted by General Editor at 1/07/2011 04:40:00 pm

Such things cannot happen without tacit,--even open at times with the author getting a certificte of "invaluable services" for his visa extension,--support from the Ashram administration. Vindictive actions against those who stand opposed to it is its new way of observing "dignified silence". It seems that the Lord of Nations is having the full sway and is taking full revenge. Didn't he tell to the Mother that before he disappears, he will see that maximum damage is done? Are we witnessing that? "Cling to the Truth"--that is the Mantra given to us by the Mother and we've to fight in its strength.

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