Thursday, June 09, 2011

Urge for global citizenship is sure to grip people

[Re: Attitudes in Sri Aurobindo Ian Johnstone-Bryden Jun 7, 2011 1:43 am
The great difficulty that formal religion creates is the claim by each religion to offer something that cannot be offered by any other religion. …Unfortunately much of recorded history is written by people with a particular bias. …We can be so often frustrated because religions are reluctant to acknowledge those concepts and facts that they have acquired from other religions.]

The synthesis accomplished by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in the field of religion, culture, and philosophy has no parallel in human history. The judeo-vedic ancient wisdom has brilliantly been hinged to perspectives of modern science and logic. In the socio-political realm too, a futuristic frame of mutuality based harmony has been conceived. As their message spreads, an urge for a global citizenship is sure to grip people across continents.

In this context, it is essential to remember the enormous contribution of science, technology, and knowledge. They are vital evolutionary agents without which a bright future for humanity is unthinkable. But a brief training in the tools of studying humanities can bring about the required blend in the mind and behaviour. Simultaneously, social science streams should also put their house in order by abandoning relativist and reductionist procedures. [TNM]    

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