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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Light and Truth in search of a name

For some strange but hopefully good reason, I do not share your confusion with ‘in the light’. Nor do I see any difficulty in defining it. When the Beings in question have left behind volumes of written material, painstakingly documenting, clarifying, illuminating their vision, the path to be followed and the goal to be achieved, it leaves no scope for anyone to supplement it with any embellishments. Neither with opinions of the eminent judiciaries, nor with some (scholarly) biographies, least of all, with the ‘imagination' or ‘dreams' of the followers.

Also, I am not able to comprehend the necessity of a ‘phrase' which becomes 'popular and endures’. It is true that Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are the radiating centres of Light which attracts souls who aspire to participate in their Work, and consequently, a spiritual community has come into existence. But Work which consists in Supramental advent or Transformation of consciousness is defined by how far this community progresses in their inner journey, their Sadhana. Not by what the community chooses to call themselves or how accessible they are for the ‘younger generation’. 

Truth which is at the mercy of nomenclature, is hardly any Truth. 

Nevertheless, if nomenclature becomes ‘mandatory', it is best to avoid the one term (‘religion’) which is not just misleading but in direct contradiction with His words.

No doubt, you have stated your case (or, rather verdict) with clarity but it seems to me that it's out of sync with reality. I'd, however, prefer to wallow in my "confusion" and continue to propagate Savitri Era Religion with full conviction, since everyone is entitled to his or her inspiration (or, stupidity). [TNM55]

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
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