July 26, 2006

Mother's Agenda is so radically different

Towards a Larger Definition ofthe Integral: An Aurobindonian vision and a critique of the Wilberian paradigm PART THREE: AN AUROBINDONIAN VISION M. Alan Kazlev Integral World
I have already shown (sect. 3-1, 3-ii) that Wilber's mentalising and abstractionist approach (2-viii) completely misinterprets Sri Aurobindo's stages of higher spiritual development and trans-enlightenment. But even allowing for this, it is still possible to create a simple mental structure that can show how Wilberian Integral theory can be understood as a lesser "holon" of a larger Aurobindonian sequence...
In my opinion Wilberian thought is seriously flawed and misleading due to the fact that it can only accept one ontological gradation, when there are in fact many.[26] This is why I favour many integral theories instead of Wilberian orthodoxy, as well as many aspects and dimensions to the Integral movement (Integral Philosophy, Integral Yoga, etc).
But if, in for example the context of the Wilberian Integral Movement, we are going to restrict ourselves to this simplistic unilinear four-quadrant map, one can quite easily accommodate the various Aurobindonian stages as representing evolution beyond both current mysticism and current Integral theory, to the state of physical and material divinisation and beyond...
In the new creation, individuality is not lost, but it will be very different indeed, far more universal and harmonious, than to the limited ego-sense that we have today. This dynamics of this process are revealed in an extraordinary 13-volume document known as Mother's Agenda[32]; a total and radical, utter transformation of all of the body's faculties and functions, right down to the individual cells. And not just in one's own body, but in all bodies, all over the Earth (and perhaps even beyond?)...
All bodies... Universal, yet still paradoxically individual as well. This teaching is so radically different to everything else that the mystics and esotericists of East and West say (whether Vedanta or Tantra or Neoplatonism or Theosophy or Sufism or anything else), that it is difficult to convey, because the “thought-form” is not there.
One can find analogies, for example in exoteric messianic Christian concepts of “a new heaven and a new earth”, or in Lurianic Kabbalah with its conception of tikkun or cosmic restitution, or even New Age myths of “harmonic convergence” and the transmutation of the DNA, but these are just hints and gleanings, often heavily mythologised and distorted, not the complete picture...
The way that this cosmic transformation works is through the total transformation of the physical body, a completely new way of physical functioning. As explained in the Mother's Agenda, this involves a transition or passage to a new consciousness, a new way of physical existence, a task fraught with difficulties, and going against billions of years of entrenched habit and functioning.

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