Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Hitch your wagon to evolution
Periodical elections keep the engines of news industry moving which provides a form of entertainment as well as a sense of participation to large sections of people. So much so that local issues are often overshadowed by ideological dichotomies operating at the national level. Anna Hazare and Kejriwal are apt examples of how Jantar Mantar can turn someone a national figure within a short span of time. But the sorry spectacle of splintering of the erstwhile Team Anna is due to lack of a coherent intention or direction.
Against this backdrop, the work of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in repackaging the civilizational perspective of
for a wider global application procures prominence. Although many of their pet
themes such as popularization of Sanskrit and inculcating poetic sensibility
are patently impractical at present, some key ideas like the East-West
integration or Free-Progress system of education, nevertheless, are doable
propositions. Further, their endeavor of embedding all pursuit of excellence
within the overall trajectory of evolution echoing the Vedic quest for light
and immortality imparts meaning and profundity to ordinary human wants and action.