Presently, some followers of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo have declared to have formed some political parties: namely, National People's Congress of Shreepal Singh and Savitri Era Party of Tusar Mohapatra.
Reply by Mamata dash on August 17, 2008 at 7:30pm
Politics has been strictly forbidden my Mother in the Ashram. Mother has categorically said four things should not be accepted by the Ashramits, means sadhakas. 1) Politics 2) Sex 3) Smoking 4) Alcohol (?) I do not very well remember the fourth one and now I can not search for it and write here. But about Politics I am sure. Even in Letters on Yoga several times sadhaks had asked Sr. Aurobindo and he had said that Politics lowers the consciousness. So for Sadhakas it is forbidden.
About the sadhaks who had decided to enter in Politics we can never say anything .. if they have got some indication from the Mother, then? If some body who is a devotee of Mother and Sri Aurobindo do something which should not be done, I never judge, because we do not know the whole thing of some body's life. Who knows? May be he or she has got some order, may be some thing in his or her being should be resolved, which he had not resolved in the past birth. who knows? only Mother knows and the person who is dong politics knows.
In Integral Yoga , one has to be whole, so by which means, follwing which path he or she will reach in that Integraliity only Mother knows. And politics is now possesed by Asuras if some body can try to be in the true path and try to conqure them then he can do that. So it depends..Mamata dash ► Reply to This
I am unaware of the intention behind this initiative, but my understanding is that (I am open to refinements to my views) a political must first seek to work with the communities at the grassroot level and only after a strong understanding of the problems at the this level it should move to form a political party (although it is not the only available step forward).
I believe sincere work with communities at the ground level is surely the work of the sadhaka but a political party is a very slippery ground. May god guide the persons in these tumultuous ground. ► Reply to This
Anonymous said... Those who are devotees of Sri Aurobindo should not be involved psychologically and externally in favour of any political party and political opinions. There is a difference between one's own country and the political parties of that country. This political discussions will surely bring in conflicting psychological conditions in the minds of the devotees. 11:23 AM, August 18, 2008