Thursday, February 07, 2013
Elections and Evolution
Political topics before 1947 were treated with the colonial power in mind. The Party line became the new guiding and binding factor in free
wallowed in fraternal networks trading their conscience for careers. Cultivating
pet paradigms helped the habitus strangulating truth. So, really we have no
theory in India.
Political Parties prefer the quicksand of shifting stands and refrain from
articulating clearly on issues. The diversity, thus, hardly finds expression or
merit receives recognition.
In such a vicious environment of ignorance and apathy the ideas of Sri Aurobindo has suffered the worst harm. Not a single book is there that does justice to his political philosophy and prophecy while respecting his sourcing from intuition and poetry. The rigmarole of comparing him with his prominent contemporaries robs the innovation and the freshness that Sri Aurobindo wished to introduce. Seeing him always against the backdrop of history reinforces the mindset that nothing new can come or only the Elections matter and not Evolution.
Many a brilliant minds struggling in the media today have pathetically mortgaged themselves for money or ideology. Many of them are aware of Sri Aurobindo and his exalted place in
India’s intellectual tradition but
remain silent. Internet has made instant publishing free, but most are
reluctant to speak about the teachings of Sri Aurobindo with the required
passion and zeal. The West is a fertile field now to assimilate the Synthesis Sri
Aurobindo has produced, but any concerted effort for dissemination of the same
is missing. At Savitri Era, however, we keep moving, steadily, like the winning
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