Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Manoj Das Gupta must go

Subhas wants debate and asks specific questions, but is unwilling to disclose his identity and antecedents. This is an unfair game into which no sane person would prefer to enter. At places, he sounds like a spokesman of the Ashram and uses specious logic to defend his stand. And obviously, none would buy that.

To say that the Ashram belongs to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is to say nothing. Various demands repeated over and over again on behalf of the Savitri Era Party are loud and clear. The tenure of the trustees needs to be fixed and Manoj Das Gupta must make way for others on account of overage and overservice. What has happened in the case of Satyam and Sathya Sai Ashram must be prevented at all costs. [TNM]


  1. Mr. TNM, you say that the Ashram belongs to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is to say nothing. Don't you think that this is insulting to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo? If the Ashram doesn't belong to Them, to whom does it belong? The Ashram surely does not belong to the Trustees or Manoj Das Gupta or to Savitri Era Party. The trustees of any institution like the Sri Aurobindo Ashram or Sathya Sai Baba Ashram cannot be perfect souls, but they don't insult The Mother & Sri Aurobindo by saying that the Ashram doesn't belong to Them. You should be more sensitive to the feelings of thousand and millions of other devotees who regularly go for pilgrimage to the Ashram only because it belongs to Them. All these sincere devotees don't bother who is Manoj Das Gupta or Savitri Era Party. The only thing that matters to them is The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Most sincerely. Subbu.

  2. Dear Tusar-ji,

    As you enjoy speculating about many things including my identity and intentions, why not continue in this line and suppose that I am an anonymous agent of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. But my question to you then would be, does that make my points any less valid? You made certain allegations and sweeping statements. I asked you to be specific. But instead, you have only returned with more sweeping statements and speculations. That certainly doesn't help strengthen your arguments and allegations.

    And to dwell longer in the realm of speculation, what if I am indeed a spokesperson of the Ashram, why should you feel visibly uncomfortable to engage with me then? You keep complaining about the SA Ashram's lack of engagement with people like you. (And you of course make the most of it by going on flinging muck on the SA Ashram). And now that someone like me - who might very well be a spokesperson of the SA Ashram as far as you are concerned - reaches out to you, you complain about this too.

    Is it therefore of any surprise that the Savitri Era Party appears to figure absolutely nowhere in the SA Ashram's scheme of things?


  3. Interesting. One day Subhas is the enemy of the divine, calling spiritual experience a hillucination and road for the foolish and another day he is the spokes man of a spiritual organization. Are both true and Peter is a hero in your new scheme.