December 03, 2008

A new world order envisages all together, leading to the Spirit’s manifestation in this world of ours

Re: The Spiritual Aim in Society
by Tusar N. Mohapatra on Tue 02 Dec 2008 06:55 PM IST Profile Permanent Link

Although "the fourfold soul-forces, the four universal swabhāvas" have been considerably explicated, their linkage, if any, to the four stages of life have not been dealt with adequately. Spirituality, obviously, is not the preserve of any particular age, and hence, how do persons of different ages apprehend it needs amplification. [TNM] Reply

Re: The Spiritual Aim in Society
by RY Deshpande on Wed 03 Dec 2008 05:14 AM IST Profile Permanent Link

We have the fourfold soul-forces or the universal Chaturvarna; we also have in the ancient Indian tradition the four Ages of Man with their respective commitments. But the interplay in their operational details, in the functioning of the social order, had remained unworked out. In other words, the spiritual pursuit came only in the last stage, though the three earlier periods were considered as preparatory towards it. With Sri Aurobindo’s “All Life is Yoga” this has been set aright. A new world order envisages all together, leading to possibilities of the Spirit’s manifestation in this world of ours. ~ RYD Reply

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