A Letter from Howard Murphet
Reflections by Dr G Venkataraman
Sai Ram. It is some
time since I did a reflection piece – unfortunately,
I have been too busy to attend to this responsibility of
mine. Yet, recent events have compelled me to abandon my
[untenable] excuse, and what compelled me to do so was an
open letter from Howard Murphet that somehow found its way
to me, via the miracle of modern electronics.
Just prior to receiving
this moving essay, I was deluged by a whole bunch of negative
newspaper comments in Britain, triggered by an unsavoury
documentary produced by a TV channel on Swami. Determined
though I was not to be affected by this news from the gutter,
being human, I could not help feeling some pain in my Heart.
That was when this letter came to me – I guess it
was Swami’s way of sending me some soothing balm.