Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Evil, Karma, and Evolution

Posted on: May 31, 2012

A Synopsis of Sri Aurobindo’s Major Works–by M.S. SrinivasanMay 30, 2012

Sri Aurobindo is a versatile spiritual genius, who is not only a Master-Yogi with profound spiritual realizations, but also a great scholar and thinker who wrote extensively on various topics ranging from politics to yoga.  His writings shine with a penetrating spiritual insight which brings out the deeper, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the human, terrestrial and cosmic life…

The Life Divine: The philosophical testament of Sri Aurobindo.  But it is not philosophy as it is understood in the West… Sri Aurobindo’s analysis of the problem of evil and suffering is one of the unique features of the metaphysical portions of the Life Divine… In Life Divine Sri Aurobindo examines the origin of evil, pain and suffering with a penetrating spiritual vision and offers an explanation and a solution, which is unique in the history of philosophy… The other original contribution of Sri Aurobindo’s Life Divine to Indian philosophy is a new interpretation of the theory of Karma.  The concept of Karma and Rebirth is a central idea of Indian and Eastern philosophy…

Sri Aurobindo provides a spiritual alternative to the Darwinian theory of evolution… So according to Sri Aurobindo, Man, the mental being, is not the highest step in evolution.  Man is only a transitional being.  His destiny is to rise beyond Mind and become the Superman… While the first parts of the book spell out the metaphysical aspects of Life Divine, the last parts describe the mystical, yogic, spiritual and the prophetic dimensions of the divine life on earth.


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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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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.
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