October 08, 2007

The Brahmin, Varuna, and Maheshwari

She is Maheshwari, goddess of the supreme knowledge, and brings to us her vision for all kinds and widenesses of truth, her rectitude of the spiritual will, the calm and passion of her supramental largeness, her felicity of illumination: Location: Home > E-Library > Works Of Sri Aurobindo > Synthesis Of Yoga Volume-21 > Faith And Shakti
The Kingship of great Varuna is an unbounded empire over all being. He is a mighty world-ruler, an emperor, samrat. His epithets and descriptions are those which a mind at once religious and philosophic could apply with little or no change to the supreme and universal Godhead. He is the vastness and the multiplicity; among his usual epithets are vast Varuna, abundant Varuna, Varuna of whom wideness is the habitation, Varuna of many births. But his puissant being is not only a universal wideness; it is a universal force and might…
Varuna, the Vedic symbol of this grandiose conception, is described finely as a vast thinker and guardian of the Truth. In him, it is said, all wisdoms are lodged and gathered up into their nodus; he is the divine Seer who nurtures the seer-knowings of man as if heaven were increasing its form. Location: Home > E-Library > Works Of Sri Aurobindo > The Secret Of The Veda Volume-10 > The Guardians Of The Light
The honour of the Brahmin ~ which resides in purity, in piety, in a high reverence for the things of the mind and spirit and a disinterested possession and exclusive pursuit of learning and knowledge... Document: Home > E-Library > Works Of Sri Aurobindo > Social And Political Thought Volume-15 > The Cycle Of Society
A synthesis of this kind was attempted in the ancient Indian culture. It accepted four legitimate motives of human living,—
  1. man's vital interests and needs,
  2. his desires,
  3. his ethical and religious aspiration,
  4. his ultimate spiritual aim and destiny,

—in other words,

  • the claims of his vital, physical and emotional being,
  • the claims of his ethical and religious being governed by a knowledge of the law of God and Nature and man, and
  • the claims of his spiritual longing for the Beyond for which he seeks satisfaction by an ultimate release from an ignorant mundane existence.
It provided for
  1. a period of education and preparation based on this idea of life,
  2. a period of normal living to satisfy human desires and interests under the moderating rule of the ethical and religious part in us,
  3. a period of withdrawal and spiritual preparation, and
  4. a last period of renunciation of life and release into the spirit.

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