Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Reality is one and not a sum or concourse

In The Life Divine Sri Aurobindo states that “No law is absolute, because only the infinite is absolute.” And further, “The Reality is one and not a sum or concourse.” But in our progressive engagement with the world, we proceed from “near to far” and hence our piling up of innumerable laws, logics, rules, formulae, theories, and principles is pardonable. Due to compulsion of our finitude, sciences and philosophies, theologies and ontologies have come to occupy major spaces in our lives.

All our attempts to rationalize these tangled lumps of laws and proofs will be futile unless we imprism them to the One Reality. And that is the basic task of spirituality. All problems and paradoxes vanish in the realm of Harmony. [TNM]

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