Archive for July 2007
|Vedic Symbolism/Satya Prakash Singh. Vedic Symbolism/Satya Prakash Singh. New Delhi, Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan, 2001, xix, 614 p., …
|Sri Aurobindo, Jung and Vedic Yoga/Satya Prakash Singh. … by hasty generalisations regarding Veda, the paramount basis of Indian culture and ethos. …
The essential spiritual basis for incorporating the new elements is pregnantly available in it… Re: 16: The Divine Mother Counsels Aswapati by RY Deshpande on Sat 30 Jun 2007 03:44 AM PDT | Profile | Permanent Link The relevant Mahabharata narrative
This means that, while the broad framework of the story is retained by Sri Aurobindo he has recreated it to suit his mighty purposes. And yet the meaningful connection is there. Vladimir, while reviewing my book Narad’s Arrival at Madra, has put it very perceptively. He says:
“The fact that Sri Aurobindo put his revelation into the story of Mahabharata and did not invent his own has its deeper implications, for it reaches our historical and evolutionary depth, orienting us to the realisation of the Vedic Knowledge, providing us with new keys, integrating our new discoveries with the ancient knowledge.”
Very true, indeed. There is at times a strong tendency to ridicule the Mahabharata tale even on part of knowledgeable commentators and experts, but they easily forget that the seeds present in it are luminous and forcible, that it is also persuasive to convey the great issue of this mortal creation, this mŗtyuloka, the issue of this evolutionary world of ours. The mythological-symbolic tale itself has the Vedic origin and it has all the power to support the vast spirituality of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother; Sri Aurobindo would never have taken it if it were not so. And the remarkable thing is, he more or less retained it intact in its broad details.