Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Finding a True Way of Individual and Communal Living

Posted on: July 10, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

We have seen in the course of history that there are the two primary trends that seem to develop. The first focuses on the benefit to the collectivity, the community, the society. The role played by the individual is to be a contributing member of that society, to subordinate his own ideas, dreams, aspirations to the demands of the society. In such societies, a premium is placed on order, regimentation or at least, a strict collective sense of common effort and purpose.

At other times and in other places, a premium has been placed on individual development, growth and initiative, even if it is somewhat disruptive to the collective harmony. This may take the form of a seer, thinker or visionary, or it may be an inventor, a charismatic leader, or even an artist or musician.

When we view the historical record of these unique individuals we find a frequent…

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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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