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Saturday, December 12, 2009

We live now in an age where the psychological cannot be divorced from the social

Re: Within the limits of capitalism, economizing means taking care - Bernard Stiegler Debashish Sat 05 Dec 2009 Science, Culture and Integral Yoga

My reading of the sublimation of desire as caring of the self Steigler speaks of is the same as yours - ie tapas. It converges here with the intent of IY (as also with the late Foucault's disciplines of the self). This is what made me locate Steigler in a comparative meditation with the Mother's call for heroism. The Mother's message, given in a late modernist context, is more psychologically centered, but we live now in an age where the psychological cannot be divorced from the social - individuation and transindividuation are inextrcably bound, as Steigler makes amply clear.

The need for an individual orientation towards the "plane of consistencies." This phrase is also borrowed from Deleuze but Stiegler furthers it as that unrealized plane (I can only see it as transcendent but Deleuze is allergic to this term) which universal eros is supported by. Beyond the plane of the comparative (in sri Aurobindo's terms this sounds like the Overmind) is the unthinkable but intuitible idealization of the plane of consistencies. Here is where unity and infinity co-exist as radical realities not made into a function of each other.

To return to the need for tapas through enablement of disciplines of the self (also implying the disablement of control societies which repress desire (socialism, nation-state, church) or consume it (global capitalism)), Stiegler is clear about its relation to the gnoseological: This is not to say that this mysterious object is miraculous or supernatural. It is to say that this object makes mystery, produces it, and requires, so as to become accessible, initiatory, mystagogic or esoteric discourses: it requires a discipline implying practices of the self. db

Sandeep, on December 5th, 2009 at 10:18 am Said: Michael,
Have you reached the spiritual point? That’s difficult for me to answer. My intention was merely to provoke introspection
Everybody gets bored with the chores of life and wants to escape. That may not necessarily indicate readiness. One must also feel the third sign which is an indication of the psychic opening – that feeling of aspiration and joy for something greater and more pure.

abhishek, on December 9th, 2009 at 4:48 am Said:
please dont stop posting such jewels .. post daily i request u
Sandeep, on December 9th, 2009 at 8:53 am Said:
Thanks Abhishek. I don’t have enough material for daily postings

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