28 Sep 2010

Ashram Trust "does not approve" of TLOSA book!

"Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust does not approve
and has nothing to do with the book entitled
'The Lives of Sri Aurobindo' written by Peter Heehs"

[The following notice was put up on the Sri Aurobindo Ashram's notice board on 23.9.2010 afternoon and then removed the same evening. It was put up again on the 24th afternoon and again removed on the 27th afternoon. Since this notice has significant bearing on the recent controversies surrounding the book, we hope that its circulation in public will help to clarify things and lead to better understanding among all. -- Editorial Team]

Full text of the notice on the Ashram Notice Board as below:

SRI AUROBINDO ASHRAM TRUST

It is unfortunate that certain rumours are being circulated that the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust is in some way endorsing, supporting or promoting the book "The Lives of Sri Aurobindo" by Peter Heehs. We would like to re-iterate what has been our consistent stand since October 2008 namely:

“Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust does not approve and has nothing to do with the book entitled "The Lives of Sri Aurobindo" written by Peter Heehs and Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust is not in any way responsible for the contents or the interpretations of the material contained therein....”

This is to re-affirm that the stand of the Ashram Trust has been consistent and has remained unchanged. The book is not sold from any department of the Ashram.

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust is fully aware of its responsibilities and its actions are determined keeping in view the vision and values it is meant to uphold.

For The Board of Trustees
[Signed: Manoj Das Gupta]
Seal: MANOJ DAS GUPTA
Managing Trustee
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust
Pondicherry
23.09.2010

Scanned image of the Notice on the Ashram Notice Board as below:
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