Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Day and Night of Brahman

Posted on: January 7, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Just as the Gita has distinguished various aspects of the Purusha, the Kshara Purusha involved in the activities of Nature, the Akshara Purusha uninvolved and detached from Nature, and the reconciling, encompassing Purushottama which exceeds and contains both the other aspects, so in a similar way the Gita sets forth a paradigm that encompasses manifestation and withdrawal from manifestation of the entire created universe.

The traditional yogas treat liberation as the opposite of involvement in the universe. The seeker is either “bound” or “liberated”. The Gita recognizes them as two complementary aspects, not opposites. Similarly, the traditional goal is seen as freedom from any further involvement in the manifestation, an ultimate liberation that is considered to be the highest result. The Gita makes it clear that the escape from the manifested creation is not a necessary element of liberation and that those who seek the Purushottama obtain the fruit of…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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