Saturday, March 26, 2016

Aurobindo the socialist and Aurobindo the mystic

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The Brahmanas contain numerous misinterpretations, due to this linguistic change, some of which were characterised by Sri Aurobindo as "grotesque nonsense.
Arya Samaj and Aurobindo movements
In the 19th- and early 20th-centuries, some reformers like Swami Dayananda Saraswati – founder of the Arya Samaj, Sri Aurobindo – founder of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, discussed the Vedas, including the Rig veda, for their philosophies. Dayananda, stated Reverend John Robson, was an iconoclast and willing to join with Christians to destroy all idols in India.[85] According to Robson, Dayanand believed "there was no errors in the Vedas (including the Rigveda), and if anyone showed him an error, he would maintain that it was a corruption added later".[85]
Dayananda and Aurobindo interpret the Vedic scholars had a monotheistic conception.[86] Aurobindo attempted to interpret hymns to Agni in the Rigveda as mystical.[86] He claimed that the Vedic hymns were a quest after a higher truth, define the perfect right (Rta), conceive life in terms of a struggle between the forces of light and darkness, and assert the ultimate reality of an everconscient existence.[86] › Reviews
Similarly, in the 20th century, Sri Aurobindo gave his own esoteric interpretation to the Vedas. Who is to say what the right version is? Which of these schools ...

Swami Dayananda founded a Dharmic organisation Arya Samaj in 1875. Sri Aurobindo published a journal combining nationalism and spiritualism under the ...

Sri Aurobindo[edit]
In his 1971 book Evolution in Religion, Zaehner discusses Sri Aurobindo Ghose (1872-1950), a modern Hindu spiritual teacher, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin(1881-1955), a French palaeontologist and Jesuit visionary.[106] Zaehner discusses each, and appraises their religious innovations.[107]
Aurobindo at age seven was sent to England for education, eventually studying western classics at Cambridge University. On his return to Bengal in India, he studied its ancient literature in Sanskrit. He later became a political orator with a spiritual dimension, a prominent leader for Indian independence. In prison in 1908 he had a religious experience. Relocating to the then French port of Pondicherry, he became a yogin and Hindu sage. Sri Aurobindo's writings reinterpret Hindu traditions.[108] Radhakrishnan, later President of India, praised him.[109] "As a poet, philosopher, and mystic, Sri Aurobindo occupies a place of the highest eminence in the history of modern India."[110]
Aurobindo, Zaehner wrote, "could not accept the Vedanta in its classic non-dualist formulation, for in England he had come to accept Darwinism and Bergson's creative evolution." If the One being was "totally static" as previously understood "then there could be no room for evolution, creativity, or development of any kind." Instead, "the One though absolutely self sufficient unto itself, must also be the source... of progressive, evolutionary change." Aurobindo's Purna Yoga contemplated that its adherents, as leaders of society, would achieve a progressive ascent that culminated in a mystic reunion with the One.[111][112] "It must be remembered that there is Aurobindo the socialist and Aurobindo the mystic."[113]

August. 1907 in the 'Bande Mataram Sedition Case'. ... Tagore was in Bolpur, at his Santiniketan Ashram, when the news of Sri Aurobindo's arrest reached him... 
Rabindranath wrapped his two hands around Sri Aurobindo and held him in a warm embrace. The poet's eyes were moist. He said in half-jest: "Ki Mashai! Amai phanki dilen!" (What, Sir! How you have deceived me!). [He had written a poem: 'Namashkar' in anticipation of Sri Aurobindo's incarceration]. Sri Aurobindo laughed and replied in English: "Not for long".

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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