Dear Sir, 15th May, 2012
We, the devotees in Bengaluru, are greatly heartened to learn that the Trustees of the Ashram as well as Sri Aurobindo Society have openly dissociated themselves from the book in question declaring its contents unacceptable. In the wake of this development the continued stay of Peter Heehs in the Ashram becomes patentlv anomalous and untenable.
It is now common knowledge that Peter exploited to the hilt every opportunity, every facility available to spawn a book aimed solely at denigrating Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. That was evidently his nefarious intension from the word 'go'. By willfully prolonging his presence he is now desecrating the Ashram and adding insult to the grievous injury that he has already inflicted on all of us. Tolerating him any more will only give rein to his extraordinary potential for further mischief. He has exposed himself as one of a barbarous buccaneering class whose avowed mission it is to strike at anything too noble and high for them. And in the present instance he has, for all purposes, attacked the very soul of this great country, the core of its spiritual values and all that we hold sacred and inalienable in our hearts.
To the dubious credit of Peter Heehs however, it must be said that he has taught us an enduring lesson. Lest this lesson should be lost on us with our notoriously short memories, we hereby urge the Trustees in all earnestness to wake up to the ominous consequences of entertaining this man and show him the door forthwith.
for SRI AUROBINDO STUDY CIRCLE
Vaishali Ganapati Bhandari
cc : For the kind information of
His Excellency The Lt. Governor of Puducherry
Raj Nivas, Puducherry - 605001
Encl : Statement of Signatures containing pages 1 to 11
together with the above letter with signatures
[Seventy-seven devotees of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have signed the above letter. See below for scan of the first page.]