Sunday, May 20, 2007

Peerless Sri Aurobindo

There might be "countless writers who have said much the same thing"
but is there another person in the whole of human history, who has,
written a monumental epic like Savitri
created a synthetic metaphysics like The Life Divine
written history to create a new historiography
formulated a new hermeneutics
speculated on philology
translated and gave new interpretations to the Veda, Upanishads, and the Gita
challenged the Buddhists and Shankara to give Integral non-dualism
wrote on ethics, aesthetics, and literary criticism
wrote poems, plays, and short stories
devised a new theory of education
did fiery journalism against foreign rulers
led freedom struggle and went to jail
forsook material comforts and family life
offered spiritual guidance to hundreds of his disciples
meticulously recorded his spiritual experiences
spent 24 years within his room
fought Hitler with his spiritual force
and countless other aspects?
Posted by Tusar N Mohapatra at 8:06 PM Friday, December 29, 2006


  1. Indeed, Tusar, I'm in complete agreement with you. There just has not been anyone in history who comes even close to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in terms of their vast vision. I would say they are the only truly integrally realized avatars to have graced this planet.

  2. Thanks Ned for expressing the obvious, which as you have observed in a number of online forums, people are reluctant to accept. Alan and you, of course, invariably insist on the experience aspect of the Integral Yoga and that is certainly the most important facet; but a general appreciation in respect of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo is sorely missing, and that is not going to improve as long as we the followers remain ambivalent.

    You must, further, have realized that the opposition to The Mother and Sri Aurobindo arises out of a concerted resistance that has neither any intellectual rigour nor democratic ethos. So, it is only apparent that we too face them with comparable means. I am happy to spot you after a long silence as The Mother has endowed you with the power of eloquence. Let’s strive to be her instrument in the best possible way and the victory will be ours.