Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Savitri Era Religion releases from vacillation

[One can have Multiple Religions - by Choice - by Dilip Kumar Roy Jan 10, 2012 11:55 AM, How about this one - one can adhere to multiple religions, if that synchronises well within your consciousness? I am a Hindu by birth … What is my religion? - a Job Application Form asked me 20 years back.]

[A critique of the book "The Lives of Sri Aurobindo" by Peter Heehs: Prof. Kamal Das's Response to Ramchandra GuhaDilip Kumar Roy - Jan 9, 2012 04:10 PM1:02 PM I am an ordinary devotee, … I claim no rights, I have no vote, no authority. For the Ashram, I am a 'visitor'… Pranams at the Mother's Feet, Dilip Kumar Roy]

[Re: [sbicitizen] Re: The Poetry of Sri Aurobindo I think we could form a smaller group within this discussion group who would be focussed on discussing Sri Aurobindo's works and his yoga. Dilip Kumar Roy Feb 6, 2012 11:55 AM]

India has one Constitution but multiple civil codes. This makes declaring one’s religion a legal prerequisite for each citizen. Religion, thus, is not merely a matter of heart or inner consciousness but a hard fact of social existence (with political implications). Multiple religions is, therefore, an oxymoron.

Legality apart, religion is more or less like monogamy straying outside the boundary of which is promiscuous. Conversion rituals conform to the divorce and remarriage analogy. Further, flattening of all sources of inspiration seems neither objective nor honest. Confusing cultural aspects as the core of religion is another naïveté.

Savitri Era Religion releases one from this life long vacillation. One can boldly dedicate himself to the brass tacks without worrying about the social pressures of camouflaging the secret love. These are the compulsions of floating this new Religion, and not any personal ambition. No ascetic renunciation either of political dividends that accrue in due course. [TNM55] 

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