Sraddhalu Ranade’s talk and lies: Manoj Das Gupta & Polydaon
The talk that Sraddhalu Ranade delivered at Ahmedabad on 27th September 2012 was found to be full of distortions and lies that are deliberately planted and spread in order to get people to turn and even act against the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. We had proposed to analyze some of Sraddhalu Ranade’s false statements made during that talk and we now begin with something that has come to us ready-made.
A reader of this website has written to us providing unquestionable proof that not only reveals how Sraddhalu Ranade lies, but also that he does so knowingly and deliberately to mislead people. This is reproduced below.
In this lie, Sraddhalu Ranade alleges that the Mother had given Manoj Das Gupta, Managing Trustee of the S.A.A. Trust, the role of Polydaon (a villainous character of an ‘asuric’ nature) in the enactment of Sri Aurobindo’s play ‘Perseus the Deliverer‘ that was performed at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram theater. Sraddhalu Ranade alleges that the Mother gave Polydaon’s role to Manoj Das Gupta because he was a dark and evil force which the Mother had recognized. Sraddhalu Ranade even confidently alleges that the Mother had spoken specifically on this subject related to Manoj Das Gupta and Polydaon.
But is there even an iota of truth in Sraddhalu Ranade’s strong, malicious allegations? The simple answer and demonstration provided below makes it crystal clear that Sraddhalu Ranade is blatantly lying. Please read on to find out why.
From: Aurofilio <aurofilio@…..>
Date: Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Subject: A TALK BY OUR DEAR OWN FRIEND SHRI SRADDDHALU -JI
With reference to your post “Affirmative Spirituality vs. Affirmative Lies” that deals with Sraddhalu’s talk at Ahmedabad (in Sep. ’12) you have proposed to “analyze the information that Sraddhalu Ranade has presented in his talk and expose all his lies on this website.”
In this regard some of us have already done some work to expose Sraddhalu’s lies which you might be interested in. This concerns Sraddhalu’s statement that Manoj-da (Das Gupta) had played the role of Polydaon during the Mother’s time and that the Mother had made certain negative remarks about it. Sraddhalu alleges that the Mother had indicated that Manoj-da was given the role of Polydaon [because] he was an evil force.
Sraddhalu’s statements and allegations against Manoj-da are baseless and false. Moreover, the attached document which you may please publish on your website also shows how Sraddhalu is knowingly and therefore deliberately spreading such lies to personally malign Manoj-da.
Similar proof that exposes the other lies of Sraddhalu is available and some of us have decided that it is time that this information is actively circulated, also to the centers he visits, so that they may know that if they wish to believe Sraddhalu blindly they may get misled.
Attached document (This document has now also appeared on some social media websites and discussion groups):
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With Sraddhalu Ranade’s deliberate spreading of lies now publicly exposed will Raman Reddy, R.Y. Deshpande and other self-certified ‘truth-clingers’ who instead promote falsehood explain why Sraddhalu Ranade is lying blatantly?
– Well-wishers of Sri Aurobindo Ashram –