[A new profile I have just written for the organic radicals site] “We must be governed by the guide within rather than by the opinions of men” Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) was in many ways the epitome of an organic radical inspiration. On the one hand, he was a fiercely determined opponent of the global imperialist system, like
Thank you Paul, this is indeed a radical view of how spirituality and socio political activism can be combined. I spent years studying the theosophical teachings of Alice Bailey et al which was a useful foundation but also inevitably an imprisoning of the soul in idealism and platitudes. Sheltering in the belief that the pseudo altruism of the U N SDGs amongst other claptrap is going to save humanity from Evil. We need to have both 'the guile of the serpent and the innocence of dove' to understand what is really going on and do something about it in our own sphere of influence.
Great, inspiring. Now how do we translate this message into the reality of our lives lived in today's culture of algorithms, AI, reliance on social media which itself is muffling our voices? I could go on...My answer would be some form of warriorship which floats free of being hypnotized by little screens.
Inspiring. Keen to enquire into his thoughts on yoga. Thanks for sharing 🧘🏼♂️💖🙏🏼