Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Heehs' strategy

If the bad act is committed by a member of a group you wish to demonize, attribute it to a community or a religion and not to the individual.]

[IY Fundamentalism - Religious fundamentalism in the Integral Yoga community. Should be like oil and water but (given human nature) aren't.
An Outbreak of Fundamentalism? We undertake our analysis of the writings of the leaders of a loud and potentially disastrous movement among followers of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and practitioners or would-be practitioners of their Integral Yoga in a spirit of seriousness, marked not by enmity but by sadness. We find many troubling characteristics in the rhetoric and activities of the leaders of this movement, and believe that there are grounds for regarding their actions, prima facie, as signs of fundamentalism.]

[abdul lateef Posted August 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
One sees this played out daily on those Sri Aurobindo devotional blogs that have for two years running continued to denounce the author of a modern biography of Sri Aurobindo and who support the books censorship in India, because he did not write a syrupy hagiography that deified the subject according to the Hindu tradition.]  

Heehs wrote the book in the capacity of an ashramite which is unacceptable. But why this simple fact continues to be downplayed by his supporters is difficult to understand. [TNM] 

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