Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Speculations are baseless, disgusting and appalling

from Jitendra Sharma to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 25 August 2010 11:12 subject Don't try to be among the pure. 
In “The Lives of Sri Aurobindo”, Peter Heehs speculates that Sri Aurobindo’s spirituality was a result of his “inherited schizophrenia”. But at the end, he does not arrive at that conclusion. Such speculations are baseless, disgusting and appalling for all devotees of Sri Aurobindo. However, we must stop behaving as purists. The Mother says, “Don't try to be among the pure. Accept to be with those who are in darkness and, in total love, offer it all." (Mother’s Agenda, Vol. 3, Page 21). - Dr. Jitendra Sharma

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1 comment:

  1. Was Peter Heehs speculating on his own or merely stating a point of view, on the status of spiritual experiences, prevalent in some quarters in the field of psychology?
    Pl. give the page reference to his book. I would like to examine it.
    We should remember it is part of Aurobindo's method of analysis in The Life Divine to consider and discuss views diametrically opposed to his own. We should not forget that an integral approach requires consideration of such diametrically opposed views on any issue.