If “the Trustees are spineless” and it is “a universally known fact” then it is implied that the applications for “expulsion of Peter Heehs” that are being submitted to them won’t yield any result. Political mobilization is the only recourse left then to bring the Ashram administration back to the rails.
I am not sure whether you are willing to provide the details of Heehs’ offences for public information so that all right thinking people come forward to help convict him. Whether he should be singled out or some others also deserve punitive action can be decided through consultations.
In this distressing backdrop, may I reiterate that I wholeheartedly support the book, The Lives of Sri Aurobindo, whosoever its author may be. Writing about Sri Aurobindo: A Brief Biography (Oxford-1989, 2006) by Peter Heehs, Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty in his Sri Aurobindo: A Contemporary Reader (Routledge India-2008) notes: “This book in my opinion, represents a balanced approach – sympathetic and objective at the same time.” “A fine critical biography” like The Lives of Sri Aurobindo (List Price: $45.00, Offer Price: $36.00) too deserves identical estimation and reception.
Yours fraternally, Tusar N. Mohapatra
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