Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Upāsanā implies religion

[In fact the right question is: “Can Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga at all become a Religion?” Can it really lend itself to that possible ineptitude, that strange embarrassment? And the straight answer is, “No, it cannot.” Let us just pick up Sri Aurobindo’s The Mother and look at it from this point of view. It certainly is an upāsanā grantha, a scriptural book to derive spiritual benefits from its constant and dedicated reading, regularly reading it aloud at a fixed hour almost with an enthusiastic fervour, utsāha. This is of course true for Savitri, but the interesting thing is, it can be so even for his The Life Divine.
Re: Sri Aurobindo and the Future of Humanity--Can Integral Yoga become a Religion?
by RY Deshpande on Tue 02 Sep 2008
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If "regularly reading aloud at a fixed hour" "an upāsanā grantha, a scriptural book to derive spiritual benefits" is not religion, then what is? [TNM]

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