Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Regimented and Mechanised Social Life Does Not Solve the Evolutionary Crisis

Posted on: July 19, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Some societies have attempted to solve the the complex problems humanity is facing through massive attempts to educate and regiment the life of the individuals making up that society. These attempts rely on the idea that by controlling the education the society can create more or less “cogs in a machine”, and they try to develop patterns of living that essentially effaces individual uniqueness or creativity. Massive experiments have been tried. In order to make a “transition” from the “old” pattern of individual variation to the “new” pattern, in some cases massive “re-education” efforts have been undertaken, including the elimination of millions of people who did not “fit” the pattern or could not be made to fit that pattern. The 20th Century saw several attempts in this direction, which might include Stalinist Russia and the Cultural Revolution in China, as well as the development of the modern North Korean state…

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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.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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