Friday, March 17, 2006

One becomes a Brahmana

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo keep harping on the notion that a higher, wider, and deeper mode of perception is native to our nature. Our whole business is to discover that.
  • The urge to break-free from the shackles of restricted awareness and the endeavour to bridge the epistemological disconnect is Yoga.
  • To be reborn into such an Integral Consciousness is being Dwija, i.e., attaining the state of Brahmana.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Seekers of the world, unite!

Holi, the boisterous carnival of colours, brings to the mind the catchline, United colors of Benetton. How harmonizing is the imagery! The whole world seems to be wallowing in seamless love and brotherhood. But alas! The real world presents a different picture.
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother bring us the assurance that a new configuration is round the corner. All that we need to do is to collaborate, which entails receptivity, plasticity, and humility on our part. And then all here shall be home to Harmony.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Money or Harmony?

Ananda- Bhaga (Enjoyment, Share)- Shudra: Service, Surrender- Marx's Labour
Ananda/Chit- Mitra (Harmony, Love)- Vaishya: Desire, Libidinal Economy- Freud, Lyotard
Chit/Tapas- Aryama (Force)- Kshatriya: Power, Leadership- Nietzsche, Adler, Foucault
Sat- Varuna (Purity)- Brahmana: Knowledge, Nobility- Kant's Sublime, Habermas' Dialogue
Friday, October 28, 2005 ¶ 5:44 PM

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sri Aurobindo, the deliverer

Yoga- from pshycho-physical exercises
Veda- from religious rituals and rigidities
Karma- from the reward and punishment syndrome
Science- from the logic of the finite