Friday, August 31, 2007

The vedic notions of the struggle between God and Titan

Sri Aurobindo points out that
“the same drama of human life in Mahabharata is also played out at the cosmic plane, embodying the vedic notions of the struggle between the godheads of truth, light and unity the powers of darkness, division and falsehood which is brought out from the spiritual religious and internal into the outer intellectual ,ethical and vital plane. Here it takes the double form of personal and political struggle - the personal conflict between typical and representative personalities embodying the Indian Dharma and others who are embodiments of Asuric egoism and self-interest and misuse of dharma. The personal struggle culminates in a political battle ending in the establishment of a new rule of righteousness and justice, an empire of dharma, uniting warring races substituting the ambitions and arrogance of kings and aristocratic clans with the probity calm, and peace of a just and humane empire. It is the old struggle between the Devas and Asuras, God and Titan but represented in terms of human life."
“ DELINEATION OF EVIL IN THE MAHABHARATA AND ‘THE GANG OF FOUR’ ”. Posted by sethurammohan at 3:05 AM Thursday, August 30, 2007

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