March 27, 2006

I borrowed liberally from Savitri

Tusar N Mohapatra said... Why this fixation with Christianity? Just because you're born into it? 3:48 PM
Will said... Tusar - "Fixation" is a pejorative term, as I'm sure you know, at least in the way you're using it; it implies that one takes a narrow, exclusionary view of things. If you've taken the time to read Bob's postings, as well as the commentary, you'll see that we're all over the map re religious and spiritual perspectives. Your own perspective is rather pinched. Were you just born into it? 4:40 PM
LiquidLifeHacker said... Welcome!! Tusar, share with us, you will find there is alot of diversity here and we all can be inspired from each other. For me, when Bob uses the term "vertical", its a variable for you to put in your "higher being"I personally love everyone's input and have enjoyed all the stories and links shared, because for me, all the experience of others is spiritual testimony and I get moved from it all! 5:39 PM
Gagdad Bob said... It looks like Tusar is a fellow Aurobindian. I hope he stays around and contributes to the discussion, because I believe that the future of spirituality will involve a synthesis of Christian and Aurobindian ideals. Since we can write off Europe, the new Anglo-Hindu alliance that President Bush has helped forge will be of capital importance for the future of psychohistorical evolution. 5:54 PM
Tusar N Mohapatra said... It's surprising that Bob is yet to cite a single line from Savitri. 4:55 AM
Gagdad Bob said... Tusar--True. But I have quoted some more manageable poems by Aurobindo. And I borrowed liberally from Savitri in writing my book. Plus, I couldn't even do this blog without the assistance of our nonlocal overmental operators. In building a bridge, you can't start in the middle. 5:56 AM
Sunday, March 26, 2006 UPDATE--Oh, and since we have a specific request from Tusar to toss some Sri Aurobindo into the mix, here's how he describes the psycho-cosmic situation in his epic poem Savitri:
A Nature that denied the eternal Truth
In the vain braggart freedom of its thought
Hoped to abolish God and reign alone.
There was no sovereign Guest, no witness Light;
Unhelped it would create its own bleak world....
It's huge misguided fancy took vast shapes,
It's mindless sentience quivered with fierce conceits....
Leaders of the cosmic ignorance and unrest
And sponsors of sorrow and mortality
Embodied the dark ideas of the Abyss.
A shadow substance into emptiness came,
Dim forms were born in unthinking Void...
Accustomed to the unnatural dark, they saw
Unreality made real and conscious Night.
A violent, fierce and formidable world,
An ancient womb of huge calamitous dreams....
It was the gate of a false Infinite,
An eternity of disastrous absolutes,
An immense negation of spiritual things....
Being collpased into a pointless void
That yet was a parent of the worlds;
Inconscience swallowing up the cosmic Mind
Produced a universe from its lethal sleep....
etc. posted by Gagdad Bob at 5:57 AM 7 comments

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