Friday, March 12, 2010

Perennial auroman

No doubt, “auroman has been doing his homework” and is well read, but a subtle agenda that he keenly pursues pertains to Perennial Philosophy/Sanatan Dharma. Blavatsky, Buddhism, Castaneda, Ramana Maharshi, Ramakrishna Paramahansa, and Rabindranath Tagore: the world is his oyster.

Like the fable of “Newton being struck by a falling apple,” his “When the fruit is ripe, it will fall to the ground” comes from the tradition. Akin to Rabi Ray’s “split is a one-time affair” vs. Shivraj Patil’s “split is a continuous process,” traditional thinking maintains that Self-realization happens in one stroke while in Integral Yoga the evolution goes on. Kabir’s oft-quoted “Dhai Aakhar Prem Ke, Jo Padhe so Pandit Hoye” is another misleading maxim.

Alok Pandey confesses, “I am no expert either in Sanskrit or in spiritual experience.” While explicating the Masters’ works, many forget to mention that they have no experience of the spiritual realms discussed. Appending such a disclaimer would bestow honesty to our scholarship.

Deshpande opines that “just because one happens to be in ‘possession’ of the manuscripts/drafts does not give one wisdom to arrive at decisions.” Savitri Era Party welcomes this unequivocal stand on revision of Savitri and requests unanimity.  [TNM]

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