Chapter 16

 

1 There are exceptions, but they are few and far between. For an overview see Walsh and Shapiro, 2006.

2 According to Sheldrake (2005, p. 38) a recent exhibition in the Science Museum in London presented the human mind as the flight-deck of an aeroplane, but without a pilot. An unexpected Buddhist influence?

3 In the part of The Life Divine on which much of this discussion is based, Sri Aurobindo does not explicitly state that the distinction he makes between ‘knowledge by identity’ and ‘separative knowledge’ is equivalent to the traditional distinction between vidyā and avidyā, but I think it is a safe assumption.

4 There is also a dynamic aspect to this type of knowledge. Sri Aurobindo doesn't mention it in this context, but logically ...

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