Friday, April 09, 2010
[Comment posted by RY Deshpande: distinction must be made between the Ashram as an institution and the Ashram as a spiritual centre when the founding Guides are not physically present. ~RYD]
This artificial dichotomy arises because of the misuse of the word spiritual. In fact, the Ashram is one institution with various roles and functions. As the residence of a large number of inhabitants, there are the usual economic, political and security concerns. It has a major task in catering to religious tourism and entertainment. As a prominent cultural organization it has influences in various parts of the world.
All these functions can be best reaped through a modern and efficient management that is transparent as well as media savvy. There is no other alternative than to replace the present incumbent. [TNM]