When on November 24, 1920 The Mother in that stormy evening shifted to the house where Sri Aurobindo was staying, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram came into being consisting “not quite ten in all.” From a rented house, the ashram has grown exponentially in land, buildings, and farms. The number of inmates, associates, and devotees has also grown in leaps and bounds.
The Ashram, and various other organizations attached to it now, are basically problems of Management. Although they are private entities, there is a feeling that they are also public institutions. As such, who manages them and how they are managed are matters that justifiably fall in the public domain.
Accountability, propriety, and transparency are cornerstones of an organization that exists for Truth. Let’s hope that it is never compromised nor any blemish stains the hallowed names of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. [TNM]