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- All-That-Is as physical, subtle, and causal fields of consciousness.
- All-That-Is as Primal Cause through the action of involution/evolution.
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- I got Rutgers University in New Jersey to do a conference called 'Quantum Physics and Eastern Philosophy', for which we gave a grant. But what transpired was one-sided Western chauvinism, even outright negative towards any Indian philosophical orientation. I concluded that I had quite a lot of work to do to incorporate Indian philosophy as part of the American academic system. So when people ask why I positioned all this as religion, my answer is that that's the only choice I had, the only way it could get in the door.
- In University of California, Santa Barbara, we now have a very successful course in the Religion Department for the past four years, called Science and Religion, where the curriculum consists of Quantum Physics, Madhyamika and Vedanta etc. and shows how these ancient philosophies relate to the modern discoveries in science. It's a good introduction and the department has found this to be a very successful course, one of the most popular courses in the religion department. The success is largely due to Alan Wallace who teaches it with great sympathy for the Buddhist tradition that he belongs to, as well as to Vedanta and to modern science.
- In the University of Hawaii, thanks to Prof Arindam Chakrabarti, we are in the Philosophy Department for the past four years. They use the grant to sponsor Ph.D. students each year who are interested in studying Indian Philosophy. Because of the availability of the grants, it helps students to opt for it. They also have a conference, and a lecture series on Indian Philosophy, to which they invite some very distinguished persons. They've done fourteen or fifteen of these lectures and these will be collected into a book.
- At Columbia University in New York, we funded a course at the graduate and undergraduate levels, called 'Non-Duality' - it included Buddhism, Vedanta, Quantum Physics, etc. It was a very successful course, mainly because of the enthusiasm and support from the Buddhists. I was bothered to discover that the teaching of Hinduism was mainly anthropology.
They were not emphasizing the ideas or philosophy behind the religion to make the practices sensible. The focus was mainly on social structure, the role of women, caste, and all the different goddesses and different rituals. A student would not necessarily understand if there was any sense in this. In my opinion, a student would leave with the impression of something very exotic, theatrical and emotional, but which doesn't make any sense especially in a modern context. In this respect, Buddhism is taught with deeper respect for the ideas, because most teachers of Buddhism are practicing Buddhists. In case of Hinduism, most teachers in academics are NOT practicing Hindus.
Part of the problem is that Indian Universities do not produce Ph.D.s in Indian Philosophy. Where they do teach Philosophy in India, it is mainly Western Philosophy. So even if a college in America were convinced that they wanted to start a department of Indian Philosophy, they would tell me to get some good candidates for the faculty. But I cannot find any. The Educational Council on Indic Traditions
Aspiration is a power of the Psychic manifest in both the inner and outer being, an extraordinary movement of the Soul towards the Divine Truth. But it is not at all easy to make it come to the surface and act with its sovereign spiritual force and govern the whole nature towards the Mother and her divine transformation. A perfect discipline in all parts of the being, a calm and settled will in the vital being, an exemplary faith in the spiritual process and its final consequence and, more importantly, in the secret guidance of the Divine Mother are the conditions for the full manifestation of the Psychic into our ignorant nature. Only then, spirituality becomes a spontaneous outflowering of the immanent Divine Spirit that we are. posted by R at 11:46 AM
Let me identify myself only with Sri Aurobindo. posted by R at 11:25 AM
I am absolutely ignorant of the Divine. posted by R at 11:24 AM
March 14, 2006
- on one side the individual is moved or invited to discover and pursue his own self-affirmation, his own development of mind and life and body, his own spiritual perfection;
- on the other he is called on to efface and subordinate himself and to accept the ideas, ideals, will, instincts, interests of the community as his own.
He is moved by Nature to live for himself and by something deep within him to affirm his individuality; he is called upon by society and by a certain mental idealism to live for humanity or for the greater good of the community. The principle of self and its interest is met and opposed by the principle of altruism. The State erects its godhead and demands his obedience, submission, subordination, self-immolation; the individual has to affirm against this exorbitant claim the rights of his ideals, his ideas, his personality, his conscience. It is evident that all this conflict of standards is a groping of the mental Ignorance of man seeking to find its way and grasping different sides of the truth but unable by its want of integrality in knowledge to harmonize them together.
A unifying and harmonizing knowledge can alone find the way, but that knowledge belongs to a deeper principle of our being to which oneness and integrality are native. It is only by finding that in ourselves that we can solve the problem of our existence and with it the problem of the true way of individual and communal living. Sri Aurobindo - The Future Evolution of Man -http://www.mountainman.com.au/auro_3.html posted by Infinisri Thursday, October 28, 2004 @ 8:58 AM 1 comments