Monday, August 17, 2009

Let's not collaborate with the past that seeks to endure

[Robert E. Wilkinson has left a new comment on your post "Placing Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on incomparab...": What I find so disturbing about Tusar Mohapatra’s comments is that he holds himself out to all as an authority on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and presumes, like his colleagues in Auroville, to lead devotees toward a greater understanding of their work. But when he is pressed on important matters of Vedic knowledge, he insists that he has become liberated from all past religions and their tangled mythologies. He is free to believe in his own beliefs which, according to Tusar, do not include the Vedic myths or what he calls the idle intellectual approximations of the Avatar. Yes of course he is entitled to his own beliefs, but for someone who has taken on the sacred responsibility of broadcasting Sri Aurobindo’s and the Mother’s message to the world, promoting this kind of dogmatic intransigence to others under the pretext of an Integral Knowledge is simply unacceptable.]

[Robert E. Wilkinson has left a new comment on your post "Third Unicorn": Tusar is quite right, this “Third” is like a Unicorn, and the reason she is beyond his comprehension is because he does not possess the purity and innocence of mind that allows entrance to such sublime knowledge. Like his cronies in Auroville, Tusar arrogantly believes that he already knows the truth making continued growth and the comprehension of anything higher a virtual impossibility. He is in a state of Mental Inertia which is simply another word for dogmatic intransigence. There is no openness, no innocence of mind, no willingness to learn, just an arrogant belief in the certainty of his own arrested comprehension.]

[Mirror of Tomorrow Re: The Lives of Sri Aurobindo says Savitri is a fictional creation by Tusar N. Mohapatra on Thu 13 Aug 2009 12:20 PM IST Profile Permanent Link
I don’t subscribe to mythological stories.
As in The Secret of the Veda, I am interested in the “symbol” aspect and not in the fiction (katha) part... Again, the symbol is all. TNM
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[Re: The Lives of Sri Aurobindo says Savitri is a fictional creation by Tusar N. Mohapatra on Wed 12 Aug 2009 12:44 PM IST Profile Permanent Link
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, to me, are god; I know of no other. Yoga is for us and not for them. History is for us and not for them. I hope I am clear. TNM
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Tusar N. Mohapatra on Wed 12 Aug 2009 06:47 PM IST Profile Permanent Link
I have c-o-m-e to believe in the divine manifestation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. The fact of their being on earth surpasses all their writings as well as biographical information. This is a rational faith in the sense that it serves my self-interest. So, I think, I can safely differ with you. TNM Reply 12:18 PM]

[Tusar N Mohapatra has left a new comment on your post "The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have already accomplish...":
I believe in the future and in every word of the Five Dreams delineated by Sri Aurobindo.
Thanks to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo I feel liberated from all past religions and their tangled mythologies. Yes, I admit, that’s a great convenience. Born in a free country, I have the right to believe in my own beliefs, and no one need be troubled for that. TNM Posted to
Savitri Era at 2:18 PM, August 14, 2009 Posted to Savitri Era Open Forum at 2:21 PM, August 14, 2009 "Placing Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on incomparab..."]

[M Alan Kazlev has left a new comment on your post "The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have already accomplish...": I have to say I agree with Tusar. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother's teachings are radically new and cannot be explained in terms of earlier formulations like the "perennial philosophy" (which is not to discredit the great wisdom and insights contained in the latter)... Perhaps I am missing the context of Tusar's post, but I really don't understand why he should be attacked for writing what he did... Posted by M Alan Kazlev to Savitri Era at 4:18 PM, August 16, 2009]

Ultimately it is a question of loyalty. Whether our faith in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo (they are one) is undivided and unadulterated. Let's not collaborate with the past that seeks to endure. [TNM]

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