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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The map of the true India

I am going to write about a book by Kosha Shah, who is a resident of Auroville (www.auroville.org.in). She deals with India and her neighbours in South Asia. The book is published by Auroville Arts and is priced at Rs. 80. It has 84 pages and is divided into 7 chapters. There is both an introduction and a conclusion. There is a message in the beginning and an annexure at the end. The author provides us with a bibliography at the end.
The author has been for the last several years researching and working with the large body of thought of Sri Aurobindo with particular reference to his Social and Political writings. In this book she deals with issues concerning South Asia and India treating them in the light of Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s vision, thoughts, messages, recommendations on the subject...
In the introduction, the author discusses the first dream of Sri Aurobindo outlined in his Independance Day Message and speaks of the first positive step taken by the regional confederation: South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation (SAARC).
The first chapter deals with South Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent and beyond. In this chapter, the diversity in the racial origins and religious inclinations of the people of South Asia has been discussed. The author points out to a certain homogeneity amongst the people of the sub-continent irrespective of their racial past. Describing the true map of India which is what Mother envisaged as the real and undivided India, one can see it till today in the Playground of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The Mother is quoted here:
“The map was made after the partition.
It is the map of the true India in spite of all passing appearances, and it will always remain the map of the true India, whatever people may think about it.”
Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of the late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto talked about the South Asian region last week during her visit to Jaipur, India and said the greater India comprised India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar. “It’s her vision”, she said, “to see that these sister nations build bridges and end their differences”.
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2 comments:

  1. I read with interest what you wrote about the Map of the true India. I hope that when you write your book that you will include something on the more esoteric significance of the Map and its relation to an entire and complete Indocentric Cosmology. For more on this please see:

    http://www.aeongroup.com/caprcrn.htm

    This will certainly give you some insight into why Sri Aurobindo and the Mother wrote the following:

    "INDIA", said the Mother "is a divinely chosen country with a unique spiritual heritage. She is not the earth, rivers and mountains, nor simply the collective name for the inhabitants of this land. India is a living being, conscious of her mission in the world and waiting for the exterior means of its manifestation. India alone can lead the earth to peace and a new world order."
    "On the Destiny of India"

    With best regards,
    Robert E. Wilkinson

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  2. Several books by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet discuss the true map of India. One is Time and Imperishability, another is Kashmir and the Convergence of Time, Space and Destiny. The true map of India is seen to have correspondence to the hieroglyph of Capricorn/Makar.
    The New Way, A Study in the Rise and Establishment of a Gnostic Society, Vols. 1 & 2 also discusses the map of true India in the context of the Supramental yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and in the context of India's true dharma.

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