Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Savitri retouched

From Jitendra Sharma to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 31 March 2010 19:22 From: "HarrietDate: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:27 pm Subject: Re: Savitri Era Open Forum harrietmendonca
The SUPPLEMENT TO THE REVISED EDITION OF SAVITRI is available at the bookshop SABDA, SRI AUROBINDO ASHRAM. It is really more convenient to look up things there, instead of having all this under, around, above etc. the original text. There are truly some striking differences, just one example: Page 3, line 11
All can be done if the God-touch is there. (1954)
All can be done if the god-touch is there. (New edition)
From Jitendra Sharma to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 31 March 2010 23:54 Re: [supramentalyogagroup] Re: Savitri Era Open Forum Wednesday, March 31, 2010 8:50 PM From: "intsamTo:, "Harriet
God within is leading us always aright even when we are in the bonds of the ignorance; but then, though the goal is sure, it is attained by circlings and deviations. - Sri Aurobindo

for those who are interested in 'original texts':
it's only the attempt to restore a wonderful site. one day, it vanished not leaving behind tracks. therefore, it is not fully functional, but a lot of informations 'ON REVISED EDITIONS' can be obtained here: :)
From Jitendra Sharma to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 1 April 2010 09:36 Forwarded Message: Re: [supramentalyogagroup] Re: Savitri Era Open Forum Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:33 AM From: "Sandeep JoshiTo:
The sections on Knowledge as well as Dreams have text presumably from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.  Could you please add the citations?
It's a great effort though the initial screen is a little flashy :-)
Who put this together? You or Sunil Sachraj. –Sandeep
From Jitendra Sharma to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date1 April 2010 12:26 subject      Fwd: [supramentalyogagroup] Savitri retouched Forwarded message From: Srikant Jivarajani Date: Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM To: Cc: Jitendra Sharma
Dear Jitendra, 
It is too early in the day to make such a request before serious people are even allowed to study to start with online :
1) Supplement to the Revised Edition of Savitri
2) On the New Edition of Savitri
3) On the New edition of Savitri - Further explanations ( Part Two). 
I personally of course think that it is wiser to take up a single and small letter like that of Sri Dilip Kumar's to Sri Aurobindo, and the answer: 1949, 1971 and now 2004. 
Yours Sincerely, Srikant.
From Jitendra Sharma to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 1 April 2010 12:35 From: aju mukhopadhyay Date: Thu Apr 1, 2010 11:15 am Subject: Re: [supramentalyogagroup] Savitri retouched 

Dear Prof Jitendra,
Time permitting, one should respond, this being a very sensitive and serious issue- changing Sri Aurobindo. True that the original as it came out in 1972 or earlier are the best which the Mother blessed but if genuine mistakes remain, which are very apparent, one can change. But other things as here pointed out- God-touch and changed god-touch- there certainly is no reason why the original God-touch should become god-touch- 
Aju Mukhopadhyhay
From: Jitendra Sharma To: Sent: Wed, 31 March, 2010 10:17:45 PM Subject: [supramentalyogagroup] Savitri retouched 
Dear Friends, 
                   Please actively participate in the ongoing discussions/ debates on Savitri Era Open Forum about the revised editions of 'Savitri'. You can either post your views/comments to Savitri Era Open Forum or post them to this Open Forum. Link: http://seof. blogspot. com/2010/ 03/savitri- retouched. html 
                Cheers! Jitendra
I did not say that anyone was a moron. I do believe that all human "editors" of Sri Aurobindo are fallible. They are only human; He was an Avatar. In view of that fact, disputed by none of us, I respectfully submit that the latest edition of Savitri was NOT edited by G*d or by Sri Aurobindo but by fallible human beings. They may have felt that they were dedicated to Him (so do I!) and that they were infallibly guided by Him . . . but does that make it so? I have no interest in personal disputes. That is why I have held out for an impersonal, fairly and scholarly edited "critical edition" of Savitri which reports exactly what changes have been made to every word, why they were made, and the exact reasons for making them. That would only be fair and honest. Anything less than that is an attempt to hijack this extremely important sacred text, saying "My version is the best simply because I was in the right place and time to edit it in 1992-93." That does not make any sense to me. We who love Sri Aurobindo and want his final word on this extraordinary poem, "a fifth Veda," want some better answers to our doubts. If we could have access to all the "ancient" (dating from the 1940s) texts, what would we find? Exactly what we find in the 1993 edition? I do not think so! Therefore there is more work to be done. Posted by Cosmic Piper to Savitri Era Open Forum at 9:31 AMApril 01, 2010
From Jitendra Sharma to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 29 March 2010 11:29 subject Re: [Savitri Era Open Forum] We need a "critical edition" of Savitri prepared by ...
Sri Aurobindo allows us to "taste with knowledge His ambrosia and His nectar" from the pure stream of 'Savitri'. This great book plays a miraculous role in uplifting and divinising the consciousness of a Sadhak of the Integral Yoga.  I have in my possession a copy of the first limited edition of the 'Savitri' signed by the Mother. - Jitendra Sharma

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