Saturday, October 10, 2009

Shed emotional bonding with past religious icons

[Savitri: the Light of the Supreme Re: The Gita on Avatarhood
on Fri 09 Oct 2009 07:56 AM IST
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Sri Aurobindo is more than his works, prose or poetry, including perhaps his Savitri. And didn’t he say, apropos of his Arya-writing, that had he continued it, not for seven but seventy years, still his knowledge would not have been exhausted? In The Life Divine he has taken a certain stand to present a certain point of view for a certain type of the soul-need, which does not make it sole or absolute or exclusive in every sense. This is true in other works also. by RY Deshpande on Thu 08 Oct 2009]

Re: The Gita on Avatarhood
Tusar N. Mohapatra on Sat 10 Oct 2009 08:57 AM IST Profile Permanent Link

The word "Avatar" is intrinsic to a specific ontology. The question is whether we, the followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, should accept that or try to erect one that would serve us best.

When The Mother wrote, "He whom we saw yesterday is on earth," a new era began. Past poetic speculations are certainly a guide, but not necessarily binding. An ontology centered around The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is definitely possible if we are willing to shed our emotional bonding with past religious icons. [TNM] Reply

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