Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chaotic and democratic, creative and therapeutic

from Tusar N. Mohapatra to Satheesh S date 31 March 2010 19:11 subject Re: Drawing one’s own conclusions and imposing them on others: the case of one Mr. RYD.
Dear Satheesh,

The 1993 edition of Savitri is now part of CWSA and thus bears the unmistakable stamp of authentication. Individual viewpoints, however, reflect diverse sentiments which require to be taken into consideration as and when the next edition is planned.

An advantage of Internet is that discussions on various emendations can be carried out online. This is serious work and such a constructive venture is yet to sprout. The earlier ivory tower approach should make way for this chaotic, but participative, method.

You may be right to take exception to certain pronouncements, but stifling our new found freedom of expression would be cruel and self-defeating. Let’s speak, think, make amends, and overturn our beliefs: that would be more democratic, more human, more creative and therapeutic as well (you don’t suffer from Freud-phobia, I hope). [TNM]

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