Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Debabrata Ghosh is no more": Hi,
It is very touching & interesting to read about what you have expressed. I can only pray, that, the Lord may remove all the confusion and let the light of wisdom shine forth. (also, as far as I know, if I am correct, it is Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda who inspired the spiritual path to Sri Aurubindo.) Regards Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Religious Fraternity at 8:29 PM, June 22, 2009
Copernicus has left a new comment on your post "Alok never wanted a court case against Peter": "There is a very simple solution to this controversy. Man has fought for thousands of years to gain the right to express his individual views free from compulsion. All those who object to Heehs' book are, fortunately, now equally free to publish their own interpretative works should they find the energy and self-discipline to do so in order that the lay reader may have a fuller choice as to what to believe."
No, they'd rather not have that freedom and bring the Guru down into the muck that you have created and called democracy and freedom of choice! What you really want is an unfettered individuality regardless of how detrimental it is to the larger community. And the Guru is of secondary importance to all of that.
Heehs could have written the book from outside the Ashram or outer space but he chose to do it by burnishing his credentials as an Ashram Archivist and arrogating to himself the credibility that he would not otherwise have had. Naturally, he will end up misleading many readers of his book.
The question we must ask ourselves is whether or not we deserve Sri Aurobindo when it is something else that we hold more sacred. Are we willing to sacrifice ourselves and our beliefs to him? If not we should just follow the teachings of a James Dobson, a Bill Maher or even Pat Roberston. Or, maybe, we should just enshrine the US constitution and worship it instead!
Is there any institution or academy that you know of that will allow its employees to write ‘freely’ about itself? Especially when the writing tries to defame or sully the character or personality of the institution? The people who are asking the Ashram to do that for Heehs DONT have its interests in mind and are certainly not thinking of Sri Aurobindo.
It is galling that people who come from a society where everyone sues everyone else should be so indignant about a lawsuit against Heehs! Posted by Copernicus to Savitri Era Open Forum at 5:06 AM, June 23, 2009
He answered “How can I regard myself a judge against his stay whom the Mother gave a shelter in her home? The Mother knew every bit of Peter-his past, present and future. If I find Peter is removed from the Ashram –I may, perhaps be little happy. But in the final analysis that will also not be the right attitude of an Ashramite.”
The purpose of this writing is not about PH or the Ashram. My purpose to write this is to tell that I have realized from the opinion of the above ashramite that I still have very little trust on the Mother. I can never know her in her absolute wisdom and her will. Is there anyone who serves Sri Aurobindo’s purpose perfectly in this world? In Sri Aurobindo’s opinion none can escape punishment (if there should be any) from wrong doings. It is for the Divine’s Grace that we are always forgiven.
By saying all this I do not like to say that no step should be taken against PH. Nor do I opine for a step. I want only to insist that I have missed the right approach that I always should have in respect of my trust on the Mother.
Permalink Reply by Bikash Rath on June 11, 2009 at 9:22am
This is very useful and thoughtful, and the most important thing of it is probably to transcend the PH factor so as to get connected with the true being within us(the mental disturbance takes us away from that sometimes in some cases).Thanks a lot to Devabrata babu for this personal investigation and information. Bikash
Permalink Reply by Debabrata Ghosh on June 11, 2009 at 10:04am
Bikash, thank you very much that you have just touched my heart. Sometimes I, like many people, am swayed by the confusing and noisy appearance which pushes me far from the truth and its relation to the need of my inner being. Devabrata [7:50 AM]