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The Tragedy of The Earth - From Sophocles to Sri Aurobindo
The Tragedy of The Earth - From Sophocles to Sri Aurobindo

The Tragedy of The Earth - From Sophocles to Sri Aurobindo

by Satprem

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English

Publisher

Mira Aditi

ISBN

8185137420 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 216

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Paperback

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Author: Satprem
Translator(s): Michel Danino
Publisher: Mira Aditi
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 216
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185137420

Description

Sophocles, contemporary of Socrates and Buddha, embodies a great turning Point of the human consciousness and our destiny, just as we were about to plunge into the modern barbarism of our post-Socratic era. Are we slaves? Asks Sophocles, Are we doomed to Nothing-ness? And he looks at Death with another mute question: O unvanquished monster.

At this other end of our Iron Age, which was the age of the great religions and of science, some ten thousand years after those extraordinary Vedic Seers who snag the dawn of men, Sri Aurobindo, the revolutionary of consciousness and Evolution, looks at the same questions, but with Vedic eyes, and a will to Do something this time.

Between a post-Socratic West which only believes in its mechanical powers over Matter, and a post-Vedic Asia which only believes in its liberation from Matter, Sri Aurobindo embodies a second great Turning Point of our human destiny, perhaps its last turning point, when we must find again our own divine powers over Matter, as the Vedas already sang, our own immortal reality in this Matter, or perish of our own mechanical impotence.

The whole cosmogony of the world unfolds, as in a Greek tragedy, but it is the Earth that must break out of its walls, or meet with defeat once more, like Antigone.

Contents

Author’s note

Prologue

THE TRAGEDY OF THE EARTH

THE PARADOX OF HELL

The Archaic Ocean
Sophocles’ Questions
The Moment of Mystery
The Walk of a Blind Man
Destiny’s Answer
That Dark Foundation

THE TURNING OF AN AGE

The Mask Is Off
And the Long Centuries

THE DIVINE PARADOX

The Revolutionary
Life, Really?
The Fierce Question
A Flood in Motion
The Sick Children of Evolution
An Immense Evolution
The Restless Molten Forces
The Last Twilight

A PREHISTORIC WISDOM

An Interregnum in Reality
The Beneficial Mysteries
Tad Ekam
The Great Divide
Reincarnation

THE VICTORY OVER MATTER

From Sophocles to Sri Aurobindo
From the Vedas to Sri Aurobindo
The Divine Evolution
The Mental Spacesuit
The Last Illusion
The Supernatural
The Phenomenon
The Cell
The Body’s Metaphysics
The Cellular Contagion
Between Two Immensities
The Atoms?
The Primeval Inconscient
The Musty Darkness
The Mystery

DESTINY’S TURNING POINT

Our Next Matter
The Well of Honey
The Seventh Earth
The Only Lamp

Epilogue

References

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