Tusar Nath Mohapatra

A Truth of the Spirit, Not an Intellectual Knowledge

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

As long as we are bound by the limitations of the egoistic consciousness, we continue to try to understand things from the perspective of how it affects the limited personality that sees itself as distinct and separate from everything else. This limitation occurs even for those who have developed a predominantly sattwic intelligence. The type of disinterested action from the spiritual standpoint cannot actually take place until the individual has gained the basis of self-knowledge in the Spirit.

Sri Aurobindo explains the issue: “For this is a truth of the spirit, this is an action from a spiritual basis. A spiritual, not an intellectual knowledge is the indispensable requisite for this way of works, its sole possible light, medium, incentive.”

Sri Krishna’s first step in moving Arjuna away from the basis of ego, is to explain to him that all the reactions he habitually experiences, the dualities of joy and…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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