June 24, 2007

Cogent juxtaposition of rationalistic metaphysics/jargon with potently poetic critique

Re: 15: Juxtaposition of rationalistic & poetic
by rjon on Fri 22 Jun 2007 03:35 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link
Beautifully stated RY. I admire your cogent juxtaposition of rationalistic metaphysics/jargon with potently poetic critique; e.g.:
...The mathematised Lagrangian extrapolation does not reach far beyond a few quick stadia, assuming further that the function is continuous, that there are no singularities in between, anywhere,—a big, an unproven assumption, the unfounded faith of the reasoning mind. ... The world as is, when seen from the world that must be, from the new world established by Aswapati in the House of the Spirit, the world governed by the Perfection’s Law, the World of the Divine Rose, the unfading Rose, is so different that it will be a bad dream even to imagine it becoming real; it cannot fulfill itself in it. Both all things vain, and all who in vain things build their fond hopes of glory or lasting fame, or happiness in this life, to use Milton, will only meet disappointment and frustration. (Paradise Lost, Book III)...
Your keen use of these two often incompatible modes of thought is, imho, an elegant demonstration of IY in action. And your ongoing comments on Savitri continue to be, for me, a wonderful aide to understanding Sri Aurobindo's profound message. Warmly, ~ ron
by RY Deshpande on Sat 23 Jun 2007 05:43 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link Thanks, Ron, for the compliments. It is so encouraging. But I am also getting somewhat embarrassed, that I continue to do the posting and none else from the sciy is coming forward with other themes. It will be wonderful if DB can open a series on The Life Divine, even as he is conducting sessions via skype. May I request him to consider it. So also if Vladimir can start a series on the Vedic lore. Thanks to you and to them all. RYD
by Debashish on Sat 23 Jun 2007 09:33 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link Dear RY, Your inspired development on Savitri is a most wonderful gift to and through sciy. At this time, I must take a backseat due to other pressing concerns, but hope to return to more active participation in some time. In the meantime, sciy readers are welcome to participate in the Life Divine skype studies conducted by me on Thursdays at 7:30 pm Pacific Standard Time and these studies will continue to be archived on sciy. DB

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