Saturday, December 15, 2012

Joke, dogma, and nostalgia

[Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Savitri Era Religious Fraternity": Posted to Savitri Era at 12:41 AM, December 15, 2012 Is this a joke?
“. . . I do not care a button … publicity for its own sake desirable." Sri Aurobindo
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The aforesaid quotation is a candid expression by Sri Aurobindo as assessed during his own time. It’s certainly no joke but no dogma either. Considering the volatile political situation of the subcontinent which continues to simmer over religious issues since Sri Aurobindo left, current attitudes need to be moulded along pragmatic lines sans any clinging to nostalgia. Not by faceless recitation of the Master’s words but by grappling with the reality now that we can become better instruments of The Mother. [TNM55] [Cf. 7:27 PM]

2 comments:

  1. [Kian has left a new comment on your post "Joke, dogma, and nostalgia": Posted by Kian to Savitri Era at 4:49 AM, December 16, 2012
    I was actually asking if your "Savitri Era Religious Fraternity" post was a joke, which it clearly is not. Why did you delete the near-entirety of my so-deplorably anonymously-posted quote? Does it hit too close to home for you? I very well understand the necessary variations in the at-large applicability of so many of the passages in Sri Aurobindo's Letters, but when perfectly reasonable aherence to the more clearly relevant of the Guru's "outdated" old words can be disdainfully and bloviatingly reduced to mere "dogma" or "nostalgia", I suppose anything goes, ye Chosen One. Your starkly Guru-unsubstantiated religion-founding/disseminating effort is ultimately your own misguided postmodern prerogative, but let's try this again anyway: “. . . I do not care a button … desirable." -Sri Aurobindo]

    Kian is perfectly right in his rationale and is welcome to start his own blog to reproduce apt quotations to his heart’s content. Savitri Era, of course, has a character and a task of its own where, obviously, he – at his present level of growth – doesn't belong. We are a democracy and let’s generously agree to disagree. [TNM55]

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  2. Nor will I ever match the godlike measure of your "growth" in the arena of deluded, self-satisfied mental-gymnastic pointlessness. Au revoir.

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