Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have proposed just one eternal solution

I think it is a great idea to try creating anthologies. But it would be great if you could help me understand this better. You say -'Sri Aurobindo's own words may not be quite apposite for specific current issues’, and that we could do this 'sans the compulsion of citing Sri Aurobindo' as 'the solutions The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have foreseen are far away’. In that case, why is the call then for Sri Aurobindo’s followers? For whether they quote Him or not, His views, primarily, ought to form their opinion. 

And Sri Aurobindo does need a context to be relevant, even if we are speaking of today’s sociopolitical issues. Of course, He does not have a specific answer for every headline in todays newspaper, but then the mystery of the cosmos or the destiny of earth is not defined by events of a season. And Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have proposed just one eternal solution for ALL the maladies of man - Transformation of consciousness. Historians, scholars, journalists, political analysts cannot be expected to understand or follow His words and so intellectual gymnastics is their means and end. But if one identifies themselves as His follower, by the virtue of being so, His Yoga is supposed to be the basic foundation of their belief system. How exactly do they help in supplementing the present discourse by not discussing things in the light of His teachings.

It's not "by not discussing things in the light of His teachings" rather by discussing things in the light of His teachings is what I had in my mind. However, individual inspiration is paramount and must be followed as the occasion demands. [TNM55]
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.





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