Re: Sri Aurobindo and the Future of Humanity—a Comment
by Tusar N. Mohapatra on Wed 07 Jan 2009 08:12 PM IST Profile Permanent Link
The notion of nationhood seems really to be in peril. In this scenario, religion is emerging as an enduring glue at super-national levels. The task of Savitri Era Religion as the Judeo-Vedic joint-venture, therefore, is undoubtedly onerous.
Savitri Era Religion is the most appropriate choice of the modern generation and a Global force. Its Judeo-Vedic roots constitute the most universal values that the humanity needs for a luminous future. Through his Judeo-Vedic synthetic cosmology as delineated in The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo was successful in refuting the hegemony of the Buddhist-Advaitic worldview.
We should further go back in time to probe how the ancient Greek and Roman thought had their roots in the Vedic utterances. Savitri Era Religion is the leading edge enterprise at present to integrate the Judeo-Vedic legacy. All noble-minded persons are invited to join it shedding their mistaken notions.
There are any number of people who are born of parents belonging to different religions, nationalities, and ethnicity. Deciphering the identity and affection of their children and grand-children is still complicated. Globalization is riding roughshod, not only over geographical terrain, but also in the emotional landscape. Savitri Era, with its Judeo-Vedic hybridity and a modern metaphysics, is the appropriate religion for such a generation.
The Mother and Sri Aurobindo have not only created a Judeo-Vedic alliance, but also fought against Hitler through their spiritual force. The hostilities between the Israelis and the Palestinians too will be resolved one day through the Savitri Era Religion.
It is upon us, the Savitri Erans, to make our religion a recognizable force. People of other religions will not do it for us. We have to employ all means at our disposal to make a swift headway. No point in just waiting and waiting. Let's get rid of all confusion, hesitation or inhibition. We have to come out openly and forcefully to inform the people at large of the captivating tale of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo and their sublime teachings.
We are not forcing our ideas upon anybody; we are not imposing our religion on anyone. Rather, we must help the public to make informed choices about what to do with the rest of their lives. Whether to carry the yoke of the past burdens or march forward towards the future freedom.
Judeo-Vedic underpinnings of our religion make it the most universalistic and futurist one. Countless quacks are operating with formidable resources to shell out fakes to the gullible. Savitri Erans, wherever they are, are the only tribe who can stop this rot. All this is logistics and has to be attempted at the material level.
So, simple prayer and aspiration is not enough; we have to extend our hands, and our fingers, to physically carry forward the movement. This is the greatest opportunity to which to dedicate all our competence and capabilities. The final freedom and fulfillment lies in the Judeo-Vedic Savitri Era Religion. The veil will be lifted from the eyes of everyone. [TNM]
Tusar N. Mohapatra,
Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum [SELF] Reply