Friday, January 04, 2013
The sovereignty of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are Supreme Divine. Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother. There is no further scope to argue about this or analyze various evidences in conjunction with adequate justifications. It’s pointless, but problem arises when yardsticks of being Divine relating to past religions is applied upon them. Measuring The Mother & Sri Aurobindo even on the basis of their own writings becomes anomalous. The popular notion of the Divine being endowed with highest degree of chivalry and virtue, too, perpetuates misunderstanding.
However, the fact that they have been part of the recent history makes it inevitable that episodes of their life history would be discussed in various contexts. From a critical angle, it is desirable too. But to expect excellence in every sphere or scrutinize their words and action for correctness across cultures is too demanding. Even to pinpoint that they represent this or that or encourage such and such things is a problematic affair. At the other extreme, treating mere miracles as the proof of their Divinity is a sign of narrow-mindedness.
There is no dearth of unusual turn of events in Sri Aurobindo’s life but one phenomenon is too conspicuous to be ignored. He has surely written eulogistic accounts pertaining to many persons and happenings. But, it can’t be said that he really has been a follower of anyone; not even any religious deity. Not only this sovereignty in Sri Aurobindo’s life stands out, but also makes him much greater than the sum of the disparate incidents dotting his life. Ditto The Mother and hence the expectant and prayerful refrain that they belong to the future. [TNM55]