Monday, July 13, 2009

Myriad socio-cultural quandaries confront the national life

[India’s Independence and the Spiritual Destiny: Part A by RY Deshpande on Mon 22 Jun 2009 04:18 AM IST Permanent Link Cosmos India is rich
Even today India is rich in every respect. Indians may be poor but India is not poor. The soul of the country is as bright as the sun in a clear cloudless summer sky. But it is unfortunate that we do not live in it. We do not live in the brightness of that splendour, in its wonderful day. We do not know our own souls. We have lost contact with our inner being. We are sleeping the dark sleep of mediaeval ages.]

RY Deshpande bears the burden of carrying forward the words of the direct disciples with identical intimacy and fidelity. He is endowed with an exemplary expository power, but when it comes to contemporary questions, he falters. Harking back to select historical events connected with the life of Sri Aurobindo can not be the determinant of India’s future in a complex world.

Myriad socio-cultural quandaries confront the national life today with hard-nosed geo-political bargaining breathing down its neck. From Maoites to Gay rights, there is a crying need for appropriate policy formulation and dissemination thereof. [TNM]

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