March 11, 2010

What will lead the humanity is not the geographical India, nor the historical India

Undoubtedly, India is the oldest civilization that is still living. And it will live on, as the very essence of India’s message is to lead the World, lead the humanity towards the Supreme Truth, the Supreme Realization.
But what will lead the humanity and the World to the grand and brilliant Future is not the geographical
India, nor the historical India, as it is known externally, but the very true inner Spirit of India
According to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Moksha or Nirvana is not the Task before us, though that may come on our way. We need not or should not return to the Origin. Nor should we continue as the ordinary human beings, immersed in the clay and mud of Darkness, Ignorance, Inertia, in the blind animal nature and activities, in the lower vital passions and movements, in the atmosphere of jealousy, hatred, betrayal, enmity, clashes and feuds. Man has a long march ahead to be taken up, so that the new Supramental Race reigns upon earth. The Goal, as taught by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, is to evolve into a New Being, the Supramental Being, as the New Consciousness, the Supramental Consciousness, has already descended on earth and has been active by now.
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Comment posted by: Kepler
Sri Aurobindo in certain places in his writings references the state of rational knowledge and thought at that time. Since then there have been further developments, e.g. postmodernism in the humanities, the micro and neural biological revolutions in the sciences, the European Union in politics. Presumably if Sri Aurobindo were writing today he might have some comment on those developments. Likewise readers today who are versed in those developments might react differently to certain references in Sri Aurobindo's writings than a reader would have 100 years ago. Someone intellectually capable might be able to address such developments from an Aurobindonian perspective - and there might be some value in that.

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