Sunday, August 26, 2007

The political issue is of a different character than the sublime truths of the faith

Re: Untold Potentialities: India and the Third World. by Richard Hartz
by RY Deshpande on Sun 26 Aug 2007 01:51 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link
There is no doubt that a certain spiritual force had descended in the advent of the Prophet, ushering in perhaps one of the dawns that are spoken of in Savitri. But its overmental splendour was too short-lived and before “the vision and prophetic gleam” could grow into day, it slipped into something else.
Mohammad, as we know,” says Sri Aurobindo, “only developed the existing social, religious and administrative customs of the Arab people into a new system dictated to him often in a state of trance, in which he passed from his conscient into his superconscient self, by the Divinity to his secret intuitive mind.” ...
The issues in these two situations, as seen from the earlier quotes and what we have in the Independence Day message, are altogether different; it will be a mistake if we are to mix them up. When Sri Aurobindo says that “the partition must go”, we have to understand that the political issue is of a different character than the sublime truths of the faith. And what wonderful things we have in Sufism! Ramakrishna Paramahamsa had practised the Islamic sadhana, as also he did of other types, and had realised its truth. Spiritual and socio-political matters should not be confused in our understanding of the fundamentals. RYD
N.B.: Apropos of my book Islam’s Contribution to Science which is ready for publication, let me disclose here that I am looking for some publisher to take it up. The work is running into some 150 pages, with 12 chapters, and is available in the electronic form. Can someone here help me towards it? I shall be very happy if this can happen. And Thanks. RYD

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