Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Growing Into the Divine Birth

Posted on: December 1, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The Gita does not see the action of Nature and the withdrawal of the Akshara Purusha as irreconcilable opposites. The Divine Being is able to be both uninvolved and involved concurrently. This seems like a contradiction to the mental consciousness, but it is not an issue from the standpoint of the Supreme. While the mental consciousness focuses on “either / or” determinations, the wider stance of the Purushottama allows both action and inaction simultaneously.

The process of Yoga taught by the Gita aims to aid us in growing into the Divine Consciousness. The mental consciousness wants to create another irreconcilable opposition between the human and the divine. The spiritual consciousness that recognizes Oneness implies that “the Spirit who is here in a man and the Spirit who is there in the sun, it is one Spirit and there is no other.” (Taittiriya Upanishad, Brahmananda Valli, Chapter 8) . Based on…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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