Thursday, October 18, 2012

Secret of immortality lies elsewhere

A recent visit to Khajuraho confirmed the might of ancient Indian art and architecture that blended with philosophy and religion so robustly in the public sphere. The temple as a metaphor for physical immortality denotes an invocation as well as inquiry of that secret formula of forms. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, however, tell us the secret lies elsewhere and certainly not in the domain of the gross. Even Japa is only an efficient aid in the endeavour to “Make earth the home of the Wonderful and” “Transform the body of the mortal like a sweet and magical rhyme;” to recall the evocative diction of Rose of God. (Tip: New visitors to Khajuraho must visit the Main (Western) Complex first.) [TNM55] 

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