Friday, March 02, 2012

Unworthy custodians

The advent of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo upon earth is a key event. The historical context - both in India and the world - is complex. The scale of change in human affairs is gigantic. The maze of great ideas and eminent people involved is unprecedented. Outwardly, of course, they were busy in their work in the tranquil town of Puducherry. But, they have radically altered the course of history through their spiritual power.

The present turmoil in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry, has brought into focus how the inmates have been utterly unprepared for larger responsibilities. The kind of petty mindedness exhibited is certainly not in sync with the vast unifying vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Turf war within a puny citadel can turn people going for the jugular, thus prompting evolution proceed in the reverse direction.

These are unseemly scenes we hardly expected to see within the most hallowed precincts. Greed and ambition has consumed a couple of persons who have forgotten all other concerns. Even animals posses admirable qualities in many respects, but these worthies, clearly, are rushing past the sub-human. [TNM55]      

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