Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Reconciling Experience That Leads To Liberated Action

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The Gita diverges from the traditional yoga of knowledge in that it does not stop with the defining experience of the immutable, silent, immobile, impersonal Brahman, no matter how high and powerful that experience may be. The Gita signals its view when it brings in the concept of devotion, Bhakti, at this stage. Normally, devotion would be looked upon as an inferior state of consciousness, having to do with the ego-individual and the struggle to exceed the bondage of the Gunas. The Gita however treats devotion as more than this, as a liberated action in its own right, and one which is based on an ultimate Reality beyond the immutable, immobile experience achieved through the traditional yoga of knowledge.

Sri Aurobindo quotes from the Gita: “When one has become the Brahman, when one neither grieves nor desires, when one is equal to all beings, then one gets the supreme love…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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