Thursday, June 3, 2010

Woe unto those who conflate pipedreams with real solutions

It is well-known that Aurobindo had become partially blind in his last years. How on earth could someone who could not “conquer” the deterioration of eyesight be presumed to be “conquering death” beats all standards of reasonableness! Reply

Start first with an attempt to “conquer” a toothache without benefit of painkillers or dental surgery. I mean, try to make it go away by sheer “yogic force” or whatever you imagine it to be. See what happens. That will tell you a lot about these grandiose dreams of immortality.

So much for the pathetic “supramental” delusions about the conquest of disease by “yogic force” and such!!!! One recalls Ramana Maharishi’s caustic comment about the present whereabouts of alleged “siddhas” who prated endlessly about “immortality”!!!!
“Nirodbaran also narrates two ‘painful episodes’ of Sri Aurobindo’s last days which he witnessed:
‘Sri Aurobindo had two periods of acute distress. One was when the urine stopped. It made me run at midnight to Dr. Satyavrata Sen. The other time was when Sri Aurobindo was suffering from acute breathing difficulty so much so that he asked me twice, “Nirod, do something.” Reply

Mother Prakriti (NATURE) has her own way of demolishing our delusions about our (ALLEGED) possession of “yogic force” and chimera of that ilk to “cure” our diseases. For an illustration, read on!
“He told Sri Aurobindo of the nature, course and complications of the disease, ultimately operation being the only radical cure. After a few months, on Sanyal’s second visit, Sri Aurobindo told him emphatically, “It is no more troubling me. I have cured it.”…During his last months the symptoms of prostatic enlargement reappeared and began to increase slowly…urinary symptoms were worsening and now a trace of albumin was detected…Then acetone appeared, a grave signal…[in the week following the Darshan of November 1950] The symptoms grew more serious and a partial obstruction to the flow of the urine made us think of medical intervention. When it became complete and was causing distress, Dr. [Satyabrata] Sen and we had no other alternative but to pass a catheter, much against his will. It was followed by immediate relief…” Reply

It’s just another delusion to believe that medical intervention in the case of Aurobindo’s terminal illness was a bad idea. As the following extract from Nirodbaran’s account of Aurobindo’ s last days shows, medical intervention provided some relief. It could not, of course, alleviate the kidney disease because delusions of self-cure robbed the subject of the critical benefit of medical treatment at an earlier stage.
“The symptoms grew more serious and a partial obstruction to the flow of the urine made us think of medical intervention. When it became complete and was causing distress, Dr. [Satyabrata] Sen and we had no other alternative but to pass a catheter, much against his will. It was followed by immediate relief…” Reply

Why would he visit Nirodbaran only to disappear in the “twinkling of an eye”? Is it a “Supramental” comic act????
Even ordinary mortals dropping by at a neighbor’s house seem to have the common-sense to explain the purpose of their visit. Apparently, these “visitors” from that “undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns” lack that common-sense of mere mortals!
“The story of Dilip Kumar’s life should have ended here, but no; there is a postscript. Many years later when Nirodbaran was sorting the letters written on Dilip Kumar by Sri Aurobindo to him for his book Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo, suddenly from Sri Aurobindo’s room emerged a radiant and beautiful person clad in a dhoti in his slender and luminous subtle body ‘with face and eyes aglow’ and he looked like an angel. He stood by the door beside Nirodbaran’s desk and after looking at the latter, disappeared in the ‘twinkling of an eye.’ Nirodbaran realized that the person was none other than Dilip Kumar himself but he pondered why he came. Sri Aurobindo informed Nirodbaran that he had deliberately sent Dilip Kumar to give the true identity of his actual self and that the outer life was not always the criterion of a person’s inner development.” Reply

He could, if he understands it well, profit from a reading of John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty. It may be the antidote he needs to his “supramental” intolerance of dissenting views! Reply

Read Luc Venet’s blog to discover Satprem’s depths of “supramental” paranoia! Reply

Any lunatic or deluded fool can rant and rave about “physical immortality” and the like. It is only science which will ultimately discover the origin and the cessation of death. It will do so by discovering the PHYSICAL CAUSES OF DEATH and THE PHYSICAL MEANS of overcoming or changing those causal factors. Yogic pipedreams, however inspiring, are simply that, pipedreams! Woe unto those who conflate pipedreams with real solutions! Reply

So, the (alleged) “descent” of the “supramental light” into his body resulted in a way of walking which showed that he “had no knowledge about his own body” and a condition in which he constantly needed a babysitter???? If this is “supramental transformation”, then may Allah keep us at a very safe distance from it!!!! LOL
“What I know is that the supramental Light had come into his body. In his entire body there was a peculiar radiance. That I’ve observed. The way he used to walk showed he had no physical knowledge about his own body that’s why Sujata had to look after him.” Reply

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Dr. Truth-Consciousness January 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm | edit
Dr. Truth missed the obvious nonsense in the statement by Nirmal Singh Nahar “The way he used to walk showed he had no physical knowledge about his own body”. If he had no physical knowledge about his own body, how on earth did Satprem manage to walk at all, not to mention adopting a way or style of walking, or sit down on the doorstep???
How on earth can Mr. Nahar conclude that Satprem had no “physical knowledge about his own body” from the way in which he walked???? What was that way of walking anyway? I hope it was not on all fours! That would be devolution, not evolution! Reply

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