Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Heehs imbroglio, basically, is a battle between two groups of Ashramites that spilled over among the devotees outside. It also concerns the kind of exit policy that the Ashram should ideally follow and reviewing other administrative stipulations. Apart from a few ad hoc steps, the Ashram is probably firm on the premise that the controversy will fizzle out. This, lamentably, is high on optimism and low on substance.
When a top functionary after three and half decades of stay says, “I decided to write about Sri Aurobindo, first, because I find him tremendously interesting,” it’s like the compulsion of telling one’s spouse “I love you” every day. A thorough inquiry about the whole genesis of the book and the complicity of the present Ashram officials in it, therefore, is a top priority. The public is eager to know to what extent Satyam/IPL like scams are camouflaged. [TNM]