Overcome your fears to face divinity Deccan Chronicle
Home > Sunday Chronicle September 13th, 2009 By Mani Shankar
You will never experience God by just using more words. You need to go beyond — you need to overcome your fears and dive into deep pools of joy, you need to touch the source which created the mind in the first place. If you can do this, you will suddenly, spontaneously come face to face with Divinity itself. You will, as Sri Aurobindo said, ‘tear the veil from Deity’s face’. You will understand what every great Vedantic master has understood from the last 35 centuries, and like them, you will never be able to describe what you felt. When Buddha was asked about God, he looked at a flower and smiled in silence. Your answer will probably be the same. The author is a filmmaker. Email him at email@example.com
TIRUPATI: Rich tributes were paid to renowned spiritual guru Sri Aurobindo by his devotees and general public on Saturday. Devotees performed milk bath to his statue.
Sri Aurobindo Society’s Tirupati branch observed the tenth anniversary of the enshrinement of his relics at its NGO’s colony premises. Preserving physical parts or remnants as a relic is not only in remembrance of the great souls, but also to draw magical powers and inspiration from them. It is an age-old practice transcending faiths and religious affiliations. Sri Aurobindo’s nail and hair were enshrined as relics in the Tirupati branch alongside his statue, making it one of the 223 relic shrines in the world.
B. Venkatramaiah, a retired IAS officer and chairman of Sri Aurobindo Society’s state committee, explained the significance of relics. P.V. Ramasubba Reddy, principal of SV Medical College, said one could feel the area reverberating with tranquility due to the presence of the relics.
A book, Prayers and Meditation, authored by The Mother and translated into Telugu by Kamalakara Venkat Rao, was released on the occasion. M. Balarama Reddy, president of the Tirupati branch, explained the activities.
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Mainstream Weekly Home page > 2009 > 9) September 2009 > Vol XLVII, No 39, Hindutva Undermines the Pristine Values of Hinduism
Saturday 12 September 2009, by Sailendra Nath Ghosh
The word ‘Hindutva’ was coined by Savarkar with an underlying premise that the conglomerate of religious communities which, over the last one thousand years, has been known as Hindus is a separate nation within the Indian nation and Hindutva is its ideology. This concept was in some measure parallel to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s concept of Muslims as a separate nation. Hindutva was very different from Sri Aurobindo’s inclusive concept of Hindu nationalism which was not at all divisive. The RSS must admit that Hindutva’s basic premise was wrong and divisive, and that it must now bat for Bharatiyata so as not to have any scope for confusion.
[While the arguments adduced above are the author’s own, the historical facts have been taken from Radhakamal Mukherjee’s book, A History of Indian Civilisation —Part II.]
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