Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Deceitful use of knowledge and language

Non-state actors and many political organizations spew hatred in order to survive. Enemy is what binds their members together and cements their emotional bonding with like-minded groups. A clear cut we-and-they demarcation is always helpful for creating firm conviction and deep loyalty. Chauvinism, fanaticism, fundamentalism etc. are just different degrees of such a state of mind.

Followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are now vociferously engaged in fanning the fire of hatred, although by definition they are the messengers of love and harmony. As practitioners of spirituality which is supposed to be above religion and morality, they harbor no qualms for their deceitful use of knowledge and language. “One must try to become like a floweropenfrank, equal, generous and kind.” [TNM]

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