Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Ashram hails Sri Aurobindo as the highest manifestation of the Divine in human history

The Mahatma And The Gita

Sri Aurobindo 'supported the Cripps' offer because by its acceptance India and Britain could stand united against the Asuric forces [of Nazism] and the solution ...

Sri Aurobindo on Gandhian Ahimsa One big news coming from the Indian sub-continent these days is the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan. India since her independence from the Briti... This post is directed to such sleeping ignoramuses. It is time they wake up from their tamasic, dark slumber and instead of merely mouthing soul-less slogans of non-violence and peace learn a bit of the history, particularly about the history of wars between India and Pakistan. It is time they start learning about India and what she stands for. And it is time they also start learning about some deeper truths about Ahimsa, non-violence as well as the necessity of war, the morality of peace as well as the morality of war.
Sri Aurobindo didn’t have as kind a view of Gandhian methods of Satyagraha as many other thinkers/leaders have🙂 But then he was seeing things from a very high and deep yogic stance, not all of which can be easily discernible by rational/logical mind.
His view on partition and Pakistan are also quite strong, and not many people would accept it that easily. But in any case that is beyond the scope of this post🙂 Here I merely wanted to show that Ahimsa when understood very simplistically and applied stubbornly to a mass movement doesn’t always work. And that we need to have a much broader and deeper vision to understand when kshatriya dharma is needed to protect and defend a nation. I am with you on destroying the terror factories. May Ma Durga destroy those who are hell bent on destroying humanity and peace.
Thanks for reading and for sharing your perspective.

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