Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Need For An External Form Of the Divine

Posted on: January 4, 2015

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The spiritual quest eventually brings the seeker to recognise the Divinity within. This is, however, not usually the first step. Our entire psychology is oriented outwards to the world at large. Our senses deliver the world’s impacts in a way that is virtually impossible to shut out. Our entire growth and development involves interaction with others and the outer environment. The inner reality is also somewhat amorphous and “less real” to begin with than the outer “reality” we experience in our interactions with the world. The spiritual quest begins from the starting point of the human individual living in the world, and thus, for most of us, we need to be able to begin our interaction with the Divine in some form or relationship that we meet with externally.

Sri Aurobindo raises this issue: “But while it is difficult for man to believe in something unseen within himself, it is…

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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.
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Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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