Thursday, September 06, 2012

Sri Aurobindo sows certitude

The FIVE DREAMS Manifesto of Sri Aurobindo broadcast just forty months before his passing away can well be read as a synopsis of his methodology. Although he characterises them as dreams, there seem to be a forceful pronouncement of his work as well as prophecy. Firmly cocooned within history, his project of the Life Divine privileges agency and practice of Yoga as much as the geographical India's primacy. Further, not only is he contesting the predominantly pessimistic sentiment of the Century, but also is offering a synthetic ontology bridging the immanent and the transcendent. The fetters of the human condition have, as it were, been cut asunder by him with The Mother's presence and grace providing an assured escape route. In an atmosphere of pervading deception and perversion one may temporarily feel despondent, but the quiver of certitude should never quit us. [TNM55]

No comments:

Post a Comment