Monday, July 25, 2011
Questions to Sri Aurobindo's Followers
Open Letter to Aurobindonians with the following note to Tusar Mohapatra of Savitri Era blog. Tusar initially refused to publish the letter, cc’ing me a copy of the following exchange on July 21st, which he published on his blog under the title:
Harish: Hi Tusar, As a follower of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, I would like to address the Aurobindonian Community, which is dedicated to furthering the dreams and aims of Sri Aurobindo. I have certain questions for which I would like answers from His followers. Since you are one of the leading lights of the Aurobindo Movement and have a blog which is objective and is dedicated to the quest for truth, I would like to address the Aurobindonian Community through your forum. I hope you will accede to my request. Love & Regards, Harish Kumar
Tusar: If you are interested in my views then I would repeat that the “Third” claim is unacceptable and repulsive. Please disclose your age, occupation, location, contact number, and postal address so that frank exchange of views is possible in future. You may approach Robert or Lori for publishing your “Questions to Aurobindonians” article.
Harish: Tusar, If you read the letter "Questions to Aurobindonians" sent to you, you will see that it was an invitation to REFUTE THE CLAIMS of "The Third". I want people to refute her claims, based on evidence, intellectual criticisms, or even Yoga (if possible) and any other valid means acceptable in civilized debate and discussion.
Regarding me, I have been a student of Sri Aurbindo for more than two decades and actively involved in studying and spreading His works. For the past few years I have been a student of Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet and her Yogic works and taken a deep interest in her teachings especially concerned with the descent and action of the Supermind in this world. Her teachings with regard to Gnostic Time and its role in the evolution of consciousness is path-breaking and unparalleled in breadth and depth.
I am 37 years old and I live in the city of Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka. I am self-employed.
Update: After reading Harish's response, Tusar published the Open Letter under the title: 'I want people to refute her claims, based on evidence, intellectual criticisms, or even Yoga'.