Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Transcending Good and Evil Through Integration of Knowledge, Works and Devotion

Posted on: December 27, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

One of the first results of the rise of Sattwa in the being is the development of principles to govern action and reaction, and thus, the development of what we may call the field of ethics. Because this development is still tied to the dualities, the ethical being is generally preoccupied with the question of good and evil, sin and virtue, right action and wrong action. It does not matter whether the individual is practicing a specific form of yoga or other spiritual practices; rather, it is the inner development in this direction that shows the inner state and readiness for the next stages. Even a highly ethical personality does not achieve the result that the Gita is aiming at, however. As we see in the preliminary practices of Raja Yoga, a pure, clear, ethical, harmonious personality and action is a starting point for the higher aim. The Gita asks…

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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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