[SA] On Original Thinking By uday March 27, 2008
These are interesting times, to say the least. There are many events taking shape around the world, and certainly if this is a time for anything useful or productive, a first step would be to observe and ask questions. A myriad questions.
In this context, and before we actually dive deep -a preparation. This is an essay titled “On Original Thinking” written by Sri Aurobindo sometime between 1910-1920. But like many other things he has written, equally & perhaps especially valid almost a hundred years since then.
A minor note - at the time this was written, let’s remember - itwas Europe, generally that was the world’s center-stage, much likeAmerica is at present. So all references to Europe in the essay could potentially be broadened to include America as well to give current context.
I have tried hard to include a portion, a subset from this current of thought to include inline as part of the email, but this was not possible. Every word, every phrase has been so carefully chosen so as to almost preclude any cut & paste with obvious deterioration in the quality and manner of the thought presented.- thus the essay is left as is. Its 4 pgs, back-to-back.
If there was a way to pin up the central ideas from here and put these up at home, at work and keep them at the back of mind, I would.
More soon. The essay Topics: Uncategorized