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Re: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?

Oct 09, 2010 01:32 PM
by jamesbergh

Martin, just joined your site.
Besides the words on cooperation, I found your thoughts on Anarchy of Aquarius of value.
In searching on unmattavat, I found Aurobindo's thoughts, 
in The Synthesis of Yoga,
"The outer being lives in a God-possessed frenzy careless of itself and the world, unmattavat, or with an entire disregard, whether of conventions or proprieties of fitting human action or of harmony and rhythms of a greater Truth. It acts as the unbound vital being, pisacavat, the divine maniac or else the divine demonic."

At 64, and a child of the 60's while living in San Francisco, I have never been one for conventions of the times. I would say that Ramakrishna was one of the unmattavats. At present I am delving into the Upanishads. I can say that AAB, opened my mind, when I became stagnated.

I have been reading Swami Ranganathananda, who holds that science is a friend of wisdom, and his thoughts on what is modern. In The Message of the Upanishads, he writes (from talks),
"But there is another word meaning, a more profound meaning, to this word (modern).In this second meaning the modern man is he who is nourished on the spirit of science, who is alert of mind and on track of truth, who has the capacity to question,'to seek, ask,and knock' as Jesus expresses it it. That man is modern who is inquisitive, who has a passion for truth and the power of rational investigation, who never takes things for granted but always strives to get at the heart of things; his heart constantly asks, 'Whats next? Whats next?'. For in the Upanishads too there is this atmosphere of alertness, this mood of constant seeking, a deep passion for truth, and a constant desire to forge ahead and not take things for granted in a complacent spirit. It is here that you find the close kinship between the Upanishads and the modern spirit."

All said, down with stagnation,

--- In, Martin <Mvandertak@...> wrote:

> What we need to do only is to stop fighting among eachother who is right or 
> wrong but cooperate and be open minded and in doing so be open to others as 
> well, without expelling people but appeal to their own judgement in clearly 
> saying where they go or went wrong. 

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