Monday, January 04, 2010

I vote for religion purely for this reason of precision

from    Tusar N. Mohapatra tusarnmohapatra@gmail.com
to         Paola De Paolis depaolis.paola@gmail.com
date    4 January 2010 09:23
subject            Re: article by Paola De Paolis
Your article is well-written, no doubt, but the ground realities in a democracy are different. You have no power to enforce your opinion on others and hence it's futile to complain against their personal conduct and convictions. It’s, further, a fallacy to believe that what you portray is the only desirable route. For, laying down a precise distinction between religion and spirituality intellectually is fraught with hazards. 

I vote for religion purely for this reason of precision and refuse to be cowed down by the nebulous vocabulary peddled by impostors in the name of spirituality. [TNM]



from    Tusar N. Mohapatra tusarnmohapatra@gmail.com
to         Paulette paulette@auroville.org.in
date    4 January 2010 13:07
subject            Re: article by Paola De Paolis
Please avoid correspondence of confidential matters to me, since it clashes with my work as a publicist and an activist. [TNM]

2 comments:

  1. Dear Tushar...Much of religion in India has been spiritual while the western experience is of a dogmatic church and its unchangeable doctrines. Many westerners have a strong antipathy to religion because of this...Of course those who are rigid in their Semitic religion find it impossible to accept the infinite flexibility of religion in India and deride it in every way...As Sri Aurobindo said, and I am putting these lines only from memory, religion will reach its perfection when there is a religion for each of us...to enable out spiritual flowering...

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  2. The state of “religion in India” is perhaps much more complicated as Chinnappa Reddy, J. held in his Dissenting note in S.P. Mittal Etc. Etc. vs. Union Of India And Others on 8 November, 1982. [TNM]

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