September 01, 2008

There is a difference between one's own country and the political parties of that country

from: Anirban Ganguly <> date 8 July 2008 14:42

Its not ethical or proper on our part, who are outside the Ashram and have no direct responsibility nor experience to sit on judgement on the management & their handling of things.

from Debabrata Ghosh <> 9 July 2008 12:06

It's an insult to Sri Aurobindo if one takes the help of mean and opportunist politicians to improve the situation of the Ashram.

from Venugopalan Kannapiran <> date 9 July 2008 10:33

Its not our part to think or act on this current situation since we are not Ashramites (at least myself) and also I strongly feel this situation is brought by Mother for different purpose unknown to our little mind, She knows what to do, when & how to do, just we need patience in our prayer and continue our daily work in sincere way... Hope everything should be good by Her grace.

from Tusar N. Mohapatra <> date 9 July 2008 11:08

I am afraid, I can't agree with your perception of things, as my "daily work" as a public person is perhaps different than yours. Things happen through human beings and not in a vacuum. At this moment 100 years ago, Sri Aurobindo is living in the Alipur jail. So, no escape from practical action... If you look at the History of the World, always the then "current day politicians" have taken the human civilization forward, and not dead people. So, don't go by superficial generalizations. date 9 July 2008 15:35

Barindranath Chaki said... 22 July 2008 14:07

First of all, it is about politicians. We cannot, logically and even practically generalise like that. All politicians do not steal money.

Vivek 26 July 2008 10:55

Luckily devotees prefer to lead quiet, inner lives. Why worry so much about what Auroville, Ashram, centres, doing or not. Either join and help, or just do own sadhana. Aspiration, Rejection, Surrender, Mother says. It is only thing which matters. My simple opinion.

From: bijan ghosh <> Date: 10 Aug 2008 08:33

Please do raise strong demand - to Trustees - and ask all others to raise the same demand - to ask Ashram to kick off peter - to expel from ashram for ever with a black stigma for disowning Sri Aurobindo 5:10 PM

Reply by ned on August 17, 2008 at 3:27 am Permalink

The thing with human politics based on vital impulses and ambitions is that it is so partisan. That is exactly what makes politics almost the opposite of what the Supramental force demands: no more divisions!

Reply by Kavitha on August 17, 2008 at 6:56 am Permalink

I am not much in favour of diversifying by spending more time on political activities. Mother and Sri Aurobindo would decide what is best for us and the country.

Reply by Gopal on August 17, 2008 at 2:18 pm Permalink

the political life is full of greed, insincerity, selfishness, all the stuff we know about them...but entering the politics itself implies that one has to act in the level of the vital and its insistences. instead of aspiring to higher realms, it is downgrading ourseleves first.

Reply by Debabrata Ghosh on August 17, 2008 at 8:27 pm Permalink

We may try to create an atmosphere with our discussions and other works to spread the consciousness of the Mother among the people. But the moment we step in political path we will bring in adverse consciousness... But when I think of the plight of Mother India at the hands of corrupt politicians - I feel to support a good movement. But - in the ultimate analysis this is against my cherished ideal.

Anonymous said...11:23 AM, August 18, 2008

Those who are devotees of Sri Aurobindo should not be involved psychologically and externally in favour of any political party and political opinions. There is a difference between one's own country and the political parties of that country. This political discussions will surely bring in conflicting psychological conditions in the minds of the devotees.

Reply by Pramod Kumar Das on August 20, 2008 at 5:05 pm Permalink

There is a clear distinction between community work and political initiatives. I believe that community work should be the priority of a spiritually oriented individual or institution (after having attained a stage of maturity)... I believe sincere work with communities at the ground level is surely the work of the sadhaka but a political party is a very slippery ground. May god guide the persons in these tumultuous ground. Permalink Reply by Pramod Kumar Das on August 19, 2008 at 10:59pm

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