Archive for September 2014
With the demise of Dr. Kireet Joshi on Sunday, 14 September 2014, at 5 a.m. the Aurobindonian firmament has lost one of its brightest stars. Born on 10 August 1931, he studied philosophy and law at the Elphinstone College under the University of Bombay. In 1952 at the suggestion of Prof. Chubb he met K.D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran at Bombay at the latter’s residence. The interview with Amal Kiran which lasted for more than an hour made young Kireet Joshi feel ‘greatly widened’ and ‘deeply happy’ (to quote his own words) and he began to regard Amal Kiran as his first teacher in regards to the teaching of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
In 1953 Kireet Joshi was awarded a gold medal and the Vedanta Prize for topping the Master of Arts examination. In 1955 he was selected for the I.A.S. and in the following year he…
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When the human struggle based on disciplines, paths and methods finally dissolves in the all-embracing divine action that comes about through a complete self-surrender to the Divine, we find that the Divine Spirit, which encompasses all that exists, and beyond all that exists in an infinite, vast, silent, immobile Existence, carries out all actions through the individual forms, while the seeker identifies with the Divine Consciousness, not the ego-personality.
Sri Aurobindo describes this process: “An omniscient consciousness will take up our knowledge and our ignorance, our truth and our error, cast away their forms of insufficiency… and transform all into its infinite light. An almighty Power will take up our virtue and sin, our right and wrong, our strength and our weakness, cast away their tangled figures… and transform all into its transcendent purity and universal good and infallible force. An ineffable Ananda will take up our petty joy and…
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