Saturday, March 17, 2007

Toe the Mind-of-Light line

Sri Aurobindo has dealt with the theme of memory at length in three chapters of The Life Divine but it is difficult to speculate whether he was also responding to Bergson’s Matter and Memory. However, in stating that "the law that deprives us of the memory of past lives is a" great convenience, he hints at the finitude of our surface personality as well as the futility of superficial epistemological devices that we love to hone.

Any causal or panoptical hypothesis put forth by some worthy, therefore, needs to be scanned for its level of inspiration. Toying with ideas is one thing but TOE another. [TNM] 5:01 AM

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