September 24, 2006

Make of us the hero warriors

From: "Tusar N. Mohapatra" To: "M Alan Kazlev" Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 07:54:54 -0500
Somehow I feel these are momentous times. Especially, Welber's June Fiasco and the aftermath. A sort of moment of truth not only for the Integral movement, but personally for you too. To make the choice; firming up in favour of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo; and to tell the whole world. But the fight is ahead, still. And any backing out or dilution of approach at this point would be an anti-climax.
You are busy, writing. And my interruptions, therefore, are perhaps deliberate. Haven't you said enough already in your 4-part essay? To herald something more fruitful, don't you need to survey a little bit more, wait a little longer?
Norodbaran called it a day, a month earlier, but Amal Kiran is around. A direct disciple of the Master! A whole lot of people who were in close contact with The Mother are also around. So much of history, oral history. Contrast it with the snippets that Da Vinci Code raked up.
And hence I think it is a great opportunity. To fortify one's own dwelling before launching any peace offensive. That is why the prayer, Make of us the hero warriors... to fight...the great battle of the future, that is to be born against the past that seeks to endure.
From: "Tusar N. Mohapatra" To: "M Alan Kazlev" Subject: Re: Savitri Era Learning Forum: The message of this mighty spiritual path Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 07:10:45 -0500
May I once again request you to lead a project, so that a database is created for all the Websites, Blogs, e-journals, Authors, Bibliography, Centres and other Organizations drawing inspiration from The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. Subsequently, the names and terms found in their writings and the allusions can also be included.
From: "M Alan Kazlev" To: "Tusar N. Mohapatra" Subject: Re: Savitri Era Learning Forum: The message of this mighty spiritual path Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 07:51:01 +1000
Hi Tusar
well this looks like a worthy aim, but I can't do it on my own. Are you thinking of something like a wiki? Although we don't have enough people interested to make that work unfortunately. Or would this be something on my website? There are already some excellent websites devoted to The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, but if you want to send me the links and material with annotated comments I can certainly add it to my site!
But be aware that simply setting up another database or list of resources however will not change things. What is required instead is to provide a means for people to connect with some aspect of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo's spiritual transmission on the subtle level. But to simply present people the teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo without the context of their own field of interest will not interest anyone except those who are already devotees. Because unless one has the appropriate connection in the Inner Being, the Psychic link, there is no receptivity.
On the level of the outer or surface being, some mental contact is required first. This is why I always try to embed reference to The Mother and Sri Aurobindo into other perspectives, whether it be my own esoteric philosophy, evolutionary cosmology, the Wilberian and postwilberian integral movement (you may be interested to hear that on his Integral World website Frank Visser has recently added Rod Hemsell's essay on Wilber's misunderstanding of Sri Aurobindo to the "reading room". This, together with my own essays there, helps make others aware of Sri Aurobindo's actual teaching, as opposed to Wilberian misinterpretations thereof), and so on. Similarly you have done so in your reports on education, society etc in your own excellent blogs.
Consider Philosophy, Art, Education, Yoga, Evolution, the science of consciousness, phenomenology, comparative spirituality, Indian culture, world politics, economics, religion, history, the New Age movement, etc etc and the way that the teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo are applicable in each of these areas. After all their teachings are truly universal, truly "integral" as Wilber would say, so, being in this way universal they are relevant everywhere.
On Wikipedia and elsewhere, pages on these and other various subjects can where appropriate include brief references and links back to the pages on The Mother and Sri Aurobindo and their work.
But it is important that making others aware of the teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo should never ever be done in a proslytising and pushy way. One can certainly state the case strongly, if the situation requires, but it shouldn't be something that is dogmatically asserted.. If someone has the Inner receptivity they will understand. If not, it is not meant for them. nameste alan

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