Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The God of Creation–The God of Destruction

Posted on: April 2, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

We like to think of God as a God of love, peace, goodness and harmony. We find rationales for then saying that everything opposite to this is not due to God, but to “the devil” or some duality that makes Nature separate and different from God. Some religious traditions place the blame for bad things happening on human beings, as if we were separate and independent actors with total free will who have the ability to oppose God and do something other than what God wants. The fact that all of these positions negate the omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience of God simply gets overlooked.

Sri Aurobindo takes up the Gita’s response to this issue: “Indian spirituality knows that God is Love and Peace and Calm and Eternity,–the Gita which presents us with these terrible images, speaks of the Godhead who embodies himself in them as the lover and friend of…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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