Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Savitri Era of Unity, Beauty, and Harmony

"One naturally does not expect to find the doctrine of evolution...in the Upanishads,” claimed Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in his Concept of Man. However, Sri Aurobindo had derived his whole thesis of evolution, as expounded in The Life Divine, from the same Upanishads.

Literary Titans of the Millennium by Achala Moulik includes "the heroes of reawakening India, Gandhi and Tagore," but not Sri Aurobindo. Mukul Kesavan once adorned Sri Aurobindo with the "worst poet" epithet. Now, Prabhu Guptara has blogged that Sri Aurobindo's "turgid Greek classical metre is overpoweringly soporific." [10:19 PM]

The manner our intellectuals pass uncharitable remarks on the versatile genius of Sri Aurobindo is, of course, a matter of disquiet. Sri Aurobindo's Writings, despite the current indifference that it suffers, will ever illumine the path of humanity's quest for Unity, Beauty, and Harmony. [TNM]

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