Sunday, July 10, 2011
Ashram's silence might lead to scams
[Subhas said, July 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm
Secondly, to the best of my knowledge, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is known for its un-intrusive attitude and approach and does not interfere with the doings of others, … But do you expect a spiritual institution such as the Ashram to stoop so low and even indulge in such futile bickering or try to make statements that resemble the press releases of motivated political parties?
Understandably, whether individuals such as Srimati Shyam Kumari or Mr. Peter Heehs or Mr. Nandhivarman feel the need to express their opinions, beliefs, findings and analysis of their work – whether obtained by more or less scholarly means – appears to be of little concern to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.]
Subhas claims an exalted status for the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and justifies its silence. But, the same “spiritual institution” files reams of refutations in various courts from time to time the contents of which never come to the notice of the inmates and devotees. Pushing dirt under the carpet is certainly not good for the health of the Ashram, and all stakeholders need to be more vigilant and not mere supplicants. [TNM55]