Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Following a Jonathan Livingstone Seagull

Tusar N. Mohapatra Says: June 12th, 2007 at 4:41 pm Here we are more concerned with the Shreya (good) than the Preya (pleasant). What you label as enjoyment is nothing but a distortion of the Ananda (bliss) and hence all our effort should be directed to access the real thing. The Mother and Sri Aurobindo have offered complete guidance to reach such a goal.
This is not asceticism or puritanism. Rather it arises from the most existential concerns. If one simply learns to be prudent enough to guard his self-interest in all situations, then there is no better way than this. By pandering to one’s own whims and pining, one patently harms himself but refuses to acknowledge.
This is the human predicament and therefore the urgency to transcend our present limits. No glory would come by endlessly wallowing in the mud. Following a Jonathan Livingstone Seagull would rather bring us emancipation as well as enlightenment. Open Integral

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