Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Vedantic Meaning of Dharma, Sangha and Avatar

Posted on: September 3, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Sri Aurobindo reminds us that the Gita follows the basic framework of the Vedanta, and thus, all concepts, including those of dharma, sangha and avatar need to be seen in that light. The foundations of Vedanta are the two statements “One without a second” and “All this is the Brahman.” When these statements are applied to the mission of the Avatar to advance the development of the Dharma, we may see the wide reach of the Gita’s teaching. The Dharma widens to become the entire evolutionary development of consciousnessness and oneness of all beings; the sangha is seen as all of humanity, and the Avatar is no longer restricted to one specific manifestation, but the entire line of Avatar’s, regardless of specific religious tradition, that advance this movement.

Sri Aurobindo clarifies this further: “The Dharma is therefore the taking up of all human relations into a higher divine meaning; starting…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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