Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No escape from the Divine

Several events occurring during the last 50 years compel us to think in terms of cosmology, and teleology. The foremost, of course, is man landing on the moon. Cloning of Dolly is another. The recent tsunami in Japan affecting a nuclear plant is certainly a frightening episode. The spectre of Global warming too baffles our understanding, and we safely put all these considerations at the door of science.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo don’t permit us taking such an escapist route. They hammer it into our minds that the Divine is the core. Remembering them intermittently thus tantamount to a definite Divine-centric ontological perspective. There can’t be any trade-off for this therefore, howsoever valuable and respectable the other might seem. The suffocating secular outlook of the rationalists is a hollow cloak which needs to be dumped for ever. [TNM55]   

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