Saturday, February 09, 2013
Trustees ruin the Sri Aurobindo Ashram
The Trustees have demonstrated that they respect only the fiats of the Administration and the Courts and not any voice from the general public. Legality is not the only attribute to be valued in a civil society, but then there is no dearth of alibis to justify any argument they forward. But their rigid stand, to give devil the due, has brought many theoretical questions with regard to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo out in the open. The aura of white dresses and black beards have been exposed and demystified. Heehs imbroglio has proved that Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry is nothing more than a hostel and to call the inmates Sadhaks is just a pleasantry. Pretence is the first thing which needs to be evicted from the precincts of the Ashram.
Heehs’ new book blurb mentions blogs but the Ashram is yet to understand its value in communicating the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Although it has marshaled many sites to fight its detractors, the idea of using blogs in a positive way has not enamoured the old guard. The public in general and the devotees in particular, however, never give up hope for due accountability and transparency. [TNM55]