Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Resolving the Conflict Between Individual and Cosmic Existence

Posted on: April 21, 2012

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Sri Aurobindo Studies

Sri Aurobindo points out that one of the major issues the individual faces is what his role in the larger universal manifestation is, and how to act in the light of the larger world-forces and movements, which we do not understand fully due to our fragmented, limited view and understanding. This leads to a psychological conflict where the individual tries to overcome opposing forces to affirm himself and his existence in the world; including various methods of self-aggrandisement at the expense of others. Disharmony, pain and suffering tend to result from this action, for oneself and for others. At some point we come to the conclusion that the only solution is to “cut the knot” and escape from the entire round of life into some ineffable transcendent awareness.

Sri Aurobindo guides us to a different solution to this conflict: “But for the supramental being living in a cosmic consciousness the…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (UP) India + 91 96500-65636
Aadhaar No. 3628 2075 7337
SELF posits a model of counselling and communicative action as an instrument in order to stimulate the public sphere. The model aims at supplementing the individual’s struggle for a successful social adjustment with more aspirational inputs so as to help one take an informed and balanced attitude towards life as well as society.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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