Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bury to curry favour

I was in Port Blair when I received the happy news of Sachidananda Mohanty having been nominated as a member of the Governing Board of Auroville Foundation. Hoping that his tenure will augur well for all, the Archimedean point prompted me to delete some of the controversial and provocative posts that I had made during the last twelve years of active blogging. It was painful to erase such a huge load of written words but then it occurred to me that forgetting also has a salutary function in life as explained by Sri Aurobindo in The Life Divine.

However, the loss of scores of contributors, including me, on this score can't be compensated but the only option left now is to grin and bear it. [TNM55]

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Ethical principles are of Vedic vintage

Dear Joseph,

Study of consciousness should be segregated into at least three different sectors:

1. One's professional life involves a set of skills and values. Those have a bearing on one's conception of consciousness. Those engaged in science are the most affected.

2. As social beings, a practical level of understanding of consciousness is assumed. It needn't interfere with 1. and 3.

3. At the purely personal level, the responsibility of finding what is true is paramount and should be pursued disregarding 1. and 2. Many feel they can search for the truth on their own but tell things that are imperfectly plagiarised versions of earlier propositions.

A main problem in this Forum is people generally conflate the three whereas distinct routes can lead to more honest discoveries.

Thanks,
Tusar (b.1955)
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Dear Joseph,

I'm not aware of your background. You can check the following links to get a sense of what Sri Aurobindo has in mind:



Then we can discuss the current concerns in a more fruitful manner. Thanks,

Tusar (b.1955)
June 25, 2017
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Dear LSG,

The following essay can answer your questions in the most satisfactory manner.

Thanks,
Tusar (b.1955)
An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo’s Metaphysical Cosmology: Part I – The Involution
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Dear Kashyap and Vinod,

Debate is at a very interesting point and I feel Sri Aurobindo can be of help to resolve issues.

1. On the Ontology front, he posits the Exclusive Concentration concept whereby the highest Consciousness restricts itself to become finite beings.

2. On the Epistemology front, he invokes the Logic of the Infinite principle which, in essence, means the highest Consciousness is not bound by our rationality and can manifest simultaneously as void as well as existence or something can arise out of nothing and things like that.

If one accepts these two aspects, other jigsaw pieces fall into place and there are no contradictions in Ontology. Otherwise, forced juxtaposition of distinct domains are bound to be at loggerheads, for a long time in future.

Thanks,
Tusar (b.1955)
June 30, 2017
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