January 03, 2010

Dispassionate detachment of a scientist to discern hallucinations

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Sri Aurobindo in The Secret of the Veda has rendered these into English, bringing out their esoteric contents expressed in a luminous and pregnant symbolic language. While unraveling the mystic's spiritually charged idiom, ...

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Sri Aurobindo lived an amazing life He was a scholar of Greek classics at Cambridge, college professor, revolutionary and nationalist, and a mystic He
left behind a prodigious output of writing, ... Through reading The Life of Sri Aurobindo, I also began to understand why his writings are so difficult to read. Jeffery Paine, author of Father India, told me that Sri Aurobindo ultimately began writing for himself. After I read the book, I came to believe that the problem is that Sri Aurobindo was trying to articulate in words and intellectualize mystical experience… Posted by Bahu of Bengal

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Study of science as an aid in Yoga « Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo...
By Sandeep 
These same qualities are also required in the path of Yoga. The Yogin has to possess the dispassionate detachment of a scientist in order to separate the hallucinations from spiritual experiences. Otherwise, if the mental being or the ...

Prophesies of endings Times of India
NAGESH D SONDE, TOI Crest 2 January 2010

What is of concern is not the imminent end of the world - the form that is neither probable nor possible - but the accelerating decay and destruction of the essence or the ethical, moral standards and the cultural and religious values prevailing today.

Pure science has never been inimical to values and every one appreciates and acclaims the strident advances in scientific and technological fields and the enhancement of the quality of temporal lives, whether in the use of energy sources or technology. The globalisation of the sources of knowledge and the free and unrestrained access to technology is founded on cosmic law and dharma, as a boon in the hands of the enlightened and a menace in the hands of those bereft of values.

Access to knowledge and wisdom: 
Aurobindo pointed out that Vedic seers, realising that access to knowledge and wisdom and their misuse would result in perverse, perhaps dangerous, consequences that could threaten the world, preferred to guard and restrict their use to those who were qualified and equipped to know and understand the implications of such power. Therefore, while providing effective but imperfect forms of the temporal for the unenlightened , they preserved the sanctity and secrecy of Self-knowledge and wisdom clothed in esoteria, accessible only to the enlightened.

Cause and effect, both are important: 
The modern world while justifiably concerned with the possible prospects of global warming and ecological imbalances created thereby, seems to be addressing the problem in dealing with the effects of the problems rather than the causes. Concerned with excessive dependence on the visible rather than the invisible, feeding the senses rather than energising the spirit within, satiation of the senses rather than satisfaction of the spirit, unsustainable life styles, there are no concerted attempts to address the shortfall of wisdom, accelerated by decline in values. If science and technology are not harnessed in a way that ensures also the nurturing of right values, then they are likely to be further misused to destroy creation .

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