Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Integral-wallahs should learn Sanskrit

The Integral-wallahs are afflicted by several diseases. Wilber-mania is the most conspicuous, of course. But the underlying infirmities and insecurities are also glaring. Their pompous pronouncements on anything under the sun conceal their superficial impressions of Asian countries and cultures.

Especially, their ignorance of Sanskrit and the thousands of Vedic terminology, which we are privileged to understand so naturally. Garbha is as alien to them as Delphic to us though both the words signify the same thing. But then how to know the significance of say, Hiranyagarbha, without being acquainted with a little bit of Sanskrit? But their refusal to learn is a great bottleneck.

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