Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Works and Liberation From Works

Posted on: August 5, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Most people seek for success and fulfillment in their lives in the world. They focus on, and pray for, powers that will aid them in achieving in this worldly success. Sri Krishna makes a distinction between praying to the gods for powers, and prayers directed to the highest for liberation from the impulsions of desire and the corresponding will to attain worldly wealth, fame or power. The normal human life revolves around the four-fold aims that have been defined as kama (desire and sensual satisfactions), artha (wealth or material prosperity and success), dharma (duty, religious activities and adherence to a higher standard or code of living), and (eventually) moksha (liberation, which for most is defined as the abandonment of the aims and actions revolving around the first three). This constitutes the “human fulfillment.”

Sri Aurobindo takes up the discussion regarding the higher fulfilment: “The other, the divine self-fulfilment in man…

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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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