Friday, March 05, 2010

The ennui that is Ken

It is a welcome sign that the world is steadily waking up to the diversity of the vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. And there are many reasons for that. Mainstream philosophy, through a bunch of ultra-materialists, is groping in the dark in the Sahara of speculation. Ken Wilber’s too certain mapping of the cosmos, on the other hand, has fallen out of favor because of the ennui it ensues. Dawkins led new atheists movement ran out of steam. Obama fiasco demonstrated the futility of juvenile hope barring of course a consolation Nobel.

The vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is not merely academic. It is in action and its sure strides can be easily perceived when one looks at the global situation. India poised for a giant role in the near future is too apparent and definitely not the only outcome. Besides, the sense that gets across is too narrowly nationalistic. The integrality that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo embody is too vast to be embossed by any such chauvinism. 

Negotiating with the global diversity, therefore, is the most challenging task of navigating the future. The more difficult facet, however, is translating this rhetorical sweep to spell out the specifics. [TNM]      

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