Re: What Jugal told me about Record of Yoga by Govind on Sun 25 Mar 2012 08:51 PM IST | Profile | Permanent Link
In IY no traditionally recognized and validated means is barred. But some very powerful additional options are provided. For e.g. 1) here the Mother's Force can do it for the Sadhak
Just because Nolini felt something doesn't mean that today any devotee who feels drawn to her is automatically inducted into "Her body"… In today's circumstances, this would have to happen in a dream or a vision. I am skeptical of anyone who claims that the Mother is still working behind the scenes and her hand is visible in this or that event. If you think so, you should prove it by offering a prediction on what will happen one year from now. That should be a valid test to prove the authenticity of the guidance.
I am not suggesting that Sri Aurobindo and the Mother no longer exist or do not guide anyone; all I am suggesting is that whatever guidance comes through inevitably get distorted due to inevitable human imperfections. Therefore, I prefer to shy away from any broad claims of their continued guidance… Nolini had attained the Overmind so the guidance he received then was better than what other existing disciples might be receiving today. Its one thing to feel her presence; its quite another to actually receive perfect guidance. Permanent Link
I was much intrigued by your interesting lifetime adventures with Satprem and other people. How hard it must have been, it still is interesting to find out what happened during all those years.
I am a student at the Elektoor institute in The Netherlands and at the moment I am doing research on people worldwide who are trying to live the supramental Yoga in a practical way. I wonder if it is possible to communicate with you about your experiences?
For instance, I am curious in which way you live nowadays. Do you still try to reach a next level in your human life by practising the supramental Yoga, if it is not too impertinent to ask? Or do you know people who are trying this?
I really hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Liesbeth Stikkelman
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Indian dance: secular and religious The Hindu March 22, 2012 ARANYANI BHARGAV
Professor Rajeev Bhargava, a political theorist, has done extensive work on Indian secularism and highlighted its difference from Western models of secularism. It is imperative to explain this because Western models of secularism are imprinted in Indian minds.
For the West, secular means non-religious. To ‘secularise something is often understood to mean removing the ‘religious' from it. Politically, Western secularism implies total non-interference of the state in the sphere of religion. Therefore, the
government does not interfere
even when a man threatens to publicly burn the Quran. Western secularism could
even be accused of being anti-religious. The French state banned the headscarf
in the name of secularism. If we apply these Western conceptions of secularism
and to dance, then certainly the religious and secular cannot co-exist in
Indian dance. India
, this glaring contradiction
between the religious and secular does not exist politically or culturally. The
secular is not against religion as such but opposes relations of domination
within it. The secular state in India
is meant to practise what Bhargava calls “principled distance”. This means that
the state doesn't endorse any one religion, but at the same time, it interferes
with regard to religion to prevent domination and suppression between and
within religious groups. For example, the Constitution (which proclaims India to be a
secular state) abolished untouchability, a religiously sanctioned social evil.
Equally, it may help religions by providing subsidies to educational
institutions run by religious groups. This is the essence of Indian secularism.
All religions are respected equally but respect means removing those aspects in
every religion that permit or sanction any oppression. Nothing in this suggests
hostility to religion. The two co-exist happily. India