1 comments: Barindranath Chaki said... Dear Shri Devabrata,
I have read your article and appreciated it on the whole. However, I differ from what you have written on a few points.
First of all, it is about politicians. We cannot, logically and even practically generalise like that. All politicians do not steal money. And when we refer to Sri Aurobindo Ashram in connection with the politicians, we are then stooping somewhat low. Should we bring down the Ashram, the symbol of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, to be referred to in connection with the politicians, who are more or less, from the ignorant un-prepared world? I hope you will agree with me.
Secondly, I refer to something quoted from this your writing:
I have written so much only to say that without the inner fire mere discussions of spiritual matters are useless exercises. It’s no way superior to the discussions that people love to enjoy discussing on various matters in Coffee-houses (like Calcutta Coffee House-the most renowned in India in this matter).
When someone is discussing things spiritual, we are not sure whether the Inner Fire is there or not. Maybe the Fire is there, but we are unable to feel it. We cannot then guarantee that the discussions are futile. Even Sri Aurobindo has said soething very positive in this matter:
An intellectual approach to the highest knowledge, the mind’s possession of it, is an indispensable aid to this movement of Nature in the human being.
I am very writing an article in this matter. Kindly read when I publish it. Please don't mind if I have slightly differed from you. With all the best wishes to you, whom I feel to be a very good soul, already on the Way.
Barin Chaki 22-07-2008 22 July 2008 14:07