December 22, 2006

In Sankhya there is no such goal at all

Re: Instruments of Knowledge and Post-Human Destinies
by Vladimir on Thu 21 Dec 2006 03:12 AM PST Profile Permanent Link
What I was trying to say is that these great faculties of consciousness: Speech, Sight, Hearing, Mind, Life and even Body, in the Vedic paradigm are still holding the memory of their Origin, as it were; and because of that their ascent is possible back to their origin. But in Sankhya there is no such goal at all, but a separation of Purusha from Prakriti, mukti, liberation and not a transformation of the faculties rising up to their Origin.
by RY Deshpande on Thu 21 Dec 2006 08:04 PM PST Profile Permanent Link
Your mention of Patanjali's Mahabhashya is profound. Don't we see the similarities of separation with the Overmind in Sri Auribindo's formulations and Indra's partitioning Brihaspati's Speech? I think it is the same knowledge and only the language is different. Sri Aurobindo's is of course for the modern mind, particularly so in the case of The Life Divine; it is different in Savitri. RYD

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