Friday, August 20, 2021

The Life Divine is a manifesto for manifestation of the Divine

World Union Day as declared by The Mother is celebrated on August 20. Sri Aurobindo advocates a #WorldUnion as political solution

Spirituality is intangible but Democracy is tangible. Many of the aims of Democracy can be helpful for spirituality. Fight among parties should be on a brotherly basis. Presenting own case without exaggeration and allowing citizens to choose on their own free will should be norm.

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You must read the last two chapters of The Life Divine. The whole project of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is transformation of human nature through Integral Yoga. Scepticism is fine, but nothing wrong in knowing what the greatest thinker of India is saying.

You are talking about past examples but I'm juggling with future models under the influence of a higher consciousness that Sri Aurobindo has promised. It may not be Democracy by name but a better world certainly awaits for us. Pascal's wager is to believe.

The Evolutionary philosophy of Sri Aurobindo hates all past patterns and aphoristic pronouncements. The past was just an act of a play; the future will be different. We must believe in his optimism.

Please don't jump the gun; thatś not the only problem. I respect your intelligence and views. Sri Aurobindo has examined all sorts of prospects in The Human Cycle. Please wrestle with the arguments he offers. That would be more informed discourse & perspective.

All the more reason to always remember The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and their prophecy about future of humanity. They have explained it clearly and warned of the consequences boldly. Letś hope more and more people awaken to his political relevance, a stepping stone to spirituality.

Philosophy changed to a great extent after Freud who is also accused of speculation. The Individual came under spotlight and often as a unique being with own peculiarities. Difference and diversity ruled the roost and the basic aim of philosophy ie common patterns was torpedoed.

History of philosophy is a hurdle for philosophy. An individual's attempt to understand himself and the world should be so normal. Discovering interconnectedness is the first step of philosophy. Then rises the question of the source of this interconnection and why it's invisible.

Giving voice to the voiceless is a noble feature of Democracy. But many a time, it becomes too shrill and strident. Restraint therefore is the watchword. There's no better way of resolving conflicts than civil discourse. But media is encouraging loudness and aggressive posturing.

Ethics is the backbone of society but its source is multifarious. Own conscience, social conventions, or even the deterrent of law. Still, crime, vice, and evil are constant companions. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, therefore, insist on conscious change and transformation of nature

Modern Democracy evolved during the last 500 years and numerous socioeconomic formulations have been applied for its success. Thereś no denying that there has been immense progress but mere development is not an accurate indicator of the health of Democracy. Sri Aurobindo is key.

The Life Divine is not merely a book; it's a manifesto for the whole humanity for manifestation of the Divine consciousness upon earth. This is Vedic in origin and universal in scope. So, no sectarian sentiments or narrow parochialism. Sri Aurobindo leads this Evolutionary march.

Leftists are doing their job quite diligently and never shirk from airing their opinion, even on inconvenient issues. RSS and Congress otoh are reticent and look Kafkaesque. Media too avoids to interrogate and public remains confused with very superficial views. This must change.

ଦାନାର ତୋବଡା ଯେ ମୁହଁରେ ବନ୍ଧା ରହିବ ନାହିଁ ଏ କଥା ଆଶା କରିବା ବୃଥା। ସ୍ୱାର୍ଥ ନିଶ୍ଚୟ ରହିବ କିନ୍ତୁ ଆକର୍ଷଣ ଏକ ଉଚ୍ଚତର ବଳୟର ଥିବ I ସ୍ଵାର୍ଥର ଦୁଇଟି ଭାଗ ସ୍ବ ଏବଂ ଅର୍ଥ; ସ୍ବ ତ ସହଜ ଜିନିଷ ନୁହେଁ, ଶରୀରରୁ ବିଶ୍ଵ ପୁଣି ସ୍ୱର୍ଗଯାଏ ନିଶୁଣି ଲମ୍ବିଛି । ସେମିତି ଅର୍ଥ ହେଲା ଟଙ୍କା ଠାରୁ ସବୁ ଅଙ୍କା ବଙ୍କା ରାସ୍ତା ଦେଇ ଅବାକ୍ ବା ତଟସ୍ଥ ଯାଏ।

Now, SA is a member of Gang of three. [While supposedly anchoring his system in the Vedanta, he wove the theory of evolution into his philosophy... Ultimately Aurobindo envisaged the emergence of a new humanity beyond the present stage of human evolution.]

[Sri Aurobindo disclaimed founding a religion. No religious teacher claimed founding a new religion. The question is not whether Sri Aurobindo refused to claim or denied he was founding a new religion but whether his disciples and the community thought so]

Feel Philosophy: The Archaic, the Magical, and the Mythic [Evolutionary philosophers Steiner, Julian Jaynes, Wilber, make the error of assuming that people in the olden days lived in a mythological worldview, their consciousness was of a dream-like nature]

["The Greening of Literature for Down to Earth" by Murali Sivaramakrishnan ] [On Reading Sri Aurobindo: Blindness, Insight, Outlook and a Persprctive Murali Sivaramakrishnan S´raddha - Aug 15, 2013 ]

Well documented [Spaces of Indian Anti-Colonialism in Early Twentieth-Century London and Paris - OB Laursen - South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 2021 Pal was arrested and sentenced to six months in prison for refusing to testify against Aurobindo]

An informative overview of matters economic that are speculative [Approaches in Economics to Human Nature and a Case for Artha By Prashant Singh, Professor & Director of Centre for Innovation in Governance, and Manan Gandhi, Research Associate at Rashtram]

Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo as a compass to build a just and compassionate society All are invited to spend some time within the archives of this blog by Tusar Nath Mohapatra @NathTusar running since 2005. Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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