Monday, July 7, 2008

Sound the bugle, and perhaps we shall be inspired to join you

If this is she of whom the world has heard, Wonder no more at any happy change.
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Savitri Era Party demands complete independence of Auroville
On the eve of the 60th anniversary of Independence, we once again demand for complete independence of Auroville from the Government of India control. All the present functionaries are, hereby, requested to resign from their posts in protest, thus facilitating due democratic process to unfurl. No need to extol the virtues of freedom at this juncture.

Tusar N. Mohapatra, President, Savitri Era Party.
Posted by Tusar N Mohapatra at 6:27 PM 2 comments:

Anirban said...
Tusarji, you have made a bold & frank demand & all those who love freedom, the freedom to dream & the freedom to work towards acheiving those dreams cannot but support such a demand. 'Purna Swaraj' is imperative for the eventual realisation & success of this unique dream-adventure of Auroville which is being carried out nowhere else across the globe. The Mother saw it, She started it on the soil of India because of her great spiritual tradition of openness & assimilation. It is also a symbolic experiment & its symbolism is more relevant today when India crosses a landmark of six-decades of freedom. If India has become free, as The Master had said, not only for herself but for the welfare of the world & to indicate the way to eventual world 'harmony & union' & reveal the essential unity of nations then seen in that perspective the Auroville experiment is indeed a very special symbolic one & its unhampered growth & success assumes cardinal importance. In that respect the safeguard of freedom is absolutely required & the Govt. of India must start withdrawing its octopus-tentacles form the golden dome.

The present functionaries, if they have understood the intrinsic necessity of the Auroville experiment, if they are themselves freedom-loving would do well to heed this call. As for the residents they must begin organising themselves on this issue instead of complaining. There have been attempts from various quarters on & off at advocating govt. control for other institutions that are run in the vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo or have been founded by Them, such moves/attempts must be resisted, spiritual experimentation cannot take place under the suffocating/exhausting bindings & mechanisms of a govt. agency. The Savitri Era Party has done well to take this position, its the first one to do so publicly, & thus it must have the support on this of all right thinking individuals who value - FREEDOM!
2:13 PM, August 16, 2007

Anonymous said...
http://nandivarman.rediffiland.com/blogs/2008/07/07/AUROBINDO-DEVOTEES-DEMAND-AUROVILLE-LIBERATION.html

It is sad, Mr. Tusar, that though you claim to be some sort of Sri Aurobindo devotee - notwithstanding your coming up with such pathetically shallow and immature notions such as 'Savitri Era Party' - you are now associated and being felicitated by Mr. Nandhivarman, who is part of the pseudo-rationalist tribe, and a known mud-slinger at the Ashram, and at the Mother and Sri Aurobindo themselves, and who does it purely for base political gains.

The Internet is a powerful tool, but in the hands of the ignorant, such as yourselves, and the perverse, such as Mr. Nandivarman, it is easily misused. The 2 of you provide excellent examples of this. Hopefully, your readers will have the discernment to separate the chaff from the wheat - though the wheat is so rare to come by!

A piece of advice to you, to other Aurobindonians, and to myself: Discover the Divine within; the changes outside will follow. The less we encourage this mental and vital fret, the better for our collective growth and progress. For till we don't find Her within, our shrill cries from either bank of the river of phenomenal reality are equally foolish.

As to your occasional unsolicited comments and advice such as how Auroville should be autonomous, and how the Ashram should be better managed, refer once again to the above para. If you still feel the overwhelming urge to 'act' however, get down from your fibre-optic tower and see the deeper ground Reality of things.

It is my conviction - and I am hardly alone - that the Ashram and Auroville are shaping up beautifully, in the hands of individuals who are committed and dedicated even if imperfect, and who work more than they talk, and talk even less than they type. Of course there are wayward individuals everywhere, and all organisations have their share of them too, but the Hand that has guided so far, continues to guide, and slowly, ever so slowly but surely, those who have the eyes to see recognize that these centres of the Divine's concrete Presence and Work, grow onward towards the Light.

It is pointless to reply to your friend Mr. Nandhivarman; his motives are in question. The greater tragedy is when professed devotees like yourself are pulled into their devious game, and do not have the wisdom to realise that our only work is within ourselves, and our only genuine concern the kingdom within ourselves. May we grow wide, as the Vedas say.

V

P.S.: If you tell us that you are indeed conscious of that deeper reality within yourself, and that you are truly inwardly realised and convinced that it is necessary to set up 'systems', create a 'Savitri Era Party', 'save' the Aurobindonian community from impending doom and destruction wrecked by the wretched administrators you seem to conjure - well, sound the bugle, and perhaps we shall be inspired to join you.

But at present you hardly come across as one who has the Knowledge or the Call. I can imagine there is much which can be changed for the better, in Auroville, in the Ashram, in India, in the world; but where does that change begin? Nay, Their workings are far more complex, intricate, and mysterious, and “One man’s perfection still can save the world…”
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