This was just posted regarding Aaravindha Himadra,
the apparent Lex Luther in Be’s life,
so it seemed fair to post it here, too.Does
“The Intermediate Zone”
Of Sri Aurobindo
Explain the Spiritual Fraud
Of Aaravindha Himadra?
Sri Aurobindo’s “Intermediate Zone” explains at least some poor, half-baked, self-inflated, and badly behaving (sex, drugs, fame, power, and/or money) ‘spiritual teachers’ who are out there.
Might it also explain the spiritual lies, greed, and anger of Aaravindha Himadra? Let us explore Sri Aurobindo’s concept to see.
Sri Aurobindo (summary from a letter to a disciple)
=== Characteristics ===
Aurobindo asserted that spiritual aspirants may pass through iiian intermediate zone where experiences of force, inspiration, illumination, light, joy, expansion, power, and freedom from normal limits are possible. These can become associated with personal aspirations, ambitions, notions of spiritual fulfilment and yogic siddhi, and even be falsely interpreted as full spiritual realisation. One can pass through this zone, and the associated spiritual dangers, without harm by perceiving its real nature, and seeing through the misleading experiences. Those who go astray in it may end in a spiritual disaster, or may remain stuck there and adopt some half-truth as the whole truth, or become more an instrument of less
To me, the answer is “No.”
It would seem that teachers who were out there due to this concept might at least start out believing that they are awakened or even enlightened. Aaravindha never believed that he ever got to a secret Himalayan valley. His whole book and his whole “world teacher” show is barnyard stuff with perfume covering up the stench, and he knows it. He was a fake from the get-go. This is why the article by Be Scofield
scared him to the depths; his whole enterprise stands on feet of moist clay, and if looked ad too carefully will fall.
Aaravindha Himadra was never even in the Intermediate Zone, and he knows it.