Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sowing the seeds of future Human Unity

Though not so widely acknowledged, Sri Aurobindo has injected irrevocable reconfigurations into the traditional conception of being a Hindu.
It's tempting to imagine Hindus as a monolith like Jews but only a third of people would be willing to be under such a rigid ghettoization.
Suddenly some people have started thinking as if they have got India as Jagir and they can do with its people as they wish. Fool's paradise!
One good thing about BJP assuming power is - RSS ecosystem is discovering that there are more things to ponder over than merely the Muslims.
Some RSS supporters have amassed stupendous data on Muslim and Christian history but need to come out of bigotry to earn wider credibility.
RSS must introspect why it has been so reluctant to disseminate the Evolutionary vision of Sri Aurobindo and how to make up for lost years.
Language, Culture, Religion, etc. are passing phenomena vis-à-vis Geography. So, sowing the seeds of future Human Unity is far more crucial.
@OdiaCulture Video Songs - Journey of Odia Cine Music - YouTube
Apr 22, 2015 - Uploaded by OdishaLive http://t.co/2T6sWIuoi3
[The 2nd, Odia Cinema Geeta (1936-1969) by cine journalist Surya Deo, is available for ordering http://t.co/XoqajElO3uhttp://t.co/z2iXklxvOQ]


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Modi, monkey, and milkmaid

Modi seems to have adopted Govinda model [heartland politicans like Lalu Yadav peddled earthiness, wit and rusticity] http://t.co/wJIeg74k5j
East coast sends shudders down Modi's spines and he understands too well that the UP-Bihar Janata is no admirer of him. So showdown with RSS.
Modi promoters understand the hypocrisy of RSS ideology and plot its implosion through a backward-caste Nehru-clone instead of a brown-Sahib.
Modi has posed stiff competition to Golwalkar's legacy and the new generation RSS recruits will be forced to dump Guruji and annoint Modi.
Hindutva fans love to adore Modi in the model of a Digvijayee Samrat and it's good that he is soon to obliterate Ram from the people's mind.
There is no greater intellectual dishonesty than claiming undisputed Hindu excellence based upon mythological poetry and concocted history.
Modi fans romanticize that he is autonomous and pushing an innovative economic blueprint but the grip of Global finance mafia is everywhere.
@ibnebattuta By then the Mars mission will be ready and Modi will surely join!
@tufailelif Commenting upon politics is a minefield and yet we maintain our stand of opposing Modi's fascist methods. http://t.co/SzHAQrLv1A
@mihirssharma Foucault wrote many works from a Cloister and his intense methods of accessing the Self is no less rigorous than Spirituality.
Life's questions, however, are universal and there is no better source of answers than Sri Aurobindo. [TNM55] http://t.co/tFFIC5YyxG
Beyond The Crisis Of European Sciences by R. Sundara Rajan to Amod Lele sums up the tortuous journey of Philosophy... http://t.co/tFFIC5YyxG
@rranjan501 Quest for:
L - Light
I - Immortality
F - Freedom
E - Ecstasy
(equivalent to Sat-Chit-Ananda i.e., Existence-Consciousness-Bliss)
Sri Aurobindo unveils the underlying principles behind the four Castes. This is most relevant for Management Studies. http://t.co/vzXyYdr910
@inrealisation Monkey, Seagull, et al
[i undertook this study to deepen my own insight and understanding and am not trying to teach anyone about anything.] http://t.co/w2lHeffGkZ
[example of churning by a milkmaid who moves her left and right arm alternately in opposite direction to make butter] http://t.co/isHb7dkOVl
[Has Modi become a fading star: PM is behaving like a novice or a naive politician who does not know what to do] http://t.co/xLh5HMtry9


Sunday, May 17, 2015

No escape from Enlightenment

World Union 2014 carries an article titled Where is humanism going? By Sanjay Seth from The UNESCO Courier | issue on Humanism: a new idea. Govind Nishar tweets "Perhaps the most accurate write-up decoding Modi & significance of his win. He is a child of European Enlightenment. https://t.co/IZCxm3eEtY" [A year ago, I wrote this piece about Narendra Modi -- the typical Indian being produced by the Indian constitution http://t.co/D89f1Qvd9p]


The macro-view, itself, has its methodological discrepancies as well as loopholes as regards legitimacy. Nevertheless, a simple objection would be the neglect of Sri Aurobindo's worldview. But, that's not without its share of problems as noted so perceptibly: "It is this shared feeling about the incommunicability of the spiritual that allows the mystic and the secularist to have a common platform." (Beyond The Crisis Of European Sciences: by R. Sundara Rajan, p.56).

The clasp of civilizations | by Richard Hartz is a welcome addition in this context and not to forget Patterns of the present by Georges van Vrekhem (2:21 PM). Commenting upon current affairs and politics, however, continues to be a minefield and yet we maintain our stand of opposing Modi's fascist methods. [TNM55]



Friday, May 15, 2015

No better source of answers than Sri Aurobindo

From Beyond The Crisis Of European Sciences: by R. Sundara Rajan to Skholiast‘s interview with Amod Lele (2:17 PM) sums up the tortuous journey of Philosophy during the last two decades. Life's questions, however, are universal and there is no better source of answers than Sri Aurobindo. Certain facts stand out:
1. Sri Aurobindo wrote in English and we don't need translations.
2. He is adept at Sanskrit and brings out fresh connotations.
3. Being a poet, he is attuned to the poetic expressions in ancient texts.
4. Sri Aurobindo understands the Veda inside out.
5. His insights as a Yogi is far more reliable than a Scholar's.
6. His grounding in the West adds authenticity to his worldview.
7. Dabbling in political struggle taught him to look at things radically.
8. His Ontological framework is by far the most dependable at present.
9. Collaboration with The Mother offers a trusted shelter for solace.

Dr. Radhakrishnan had portrayed Tagore, Gandhi, and Nehru as embodiment of his cherished ideals but, unfortunately, missed the integral personality in Sri Aurobindo. Time to make amends. [TNM55]


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Caste characteristics and critical reason

Some of the sayings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, if taken in isolation, can create misleading impressions. Tweets, therefore, are most unsuitable for disseminating their ideas in their own words. There is a tendency to judge them on the template of past religions or earlier philosophers. That they represent altogether new conceptions of the future and human potentiality is rarely appreciated.

One of their key contributions is to unveil the underlying principle behind the four Castes. This is most relevant for Management studies. As we live in a world that needs human initiative on a continuous basis to survive, understanding our orientations and limitations is quite essential. While the Vedic insight aquaints with the qualities associated with each Varna category, the Yogic imperative is to surpass and integrate with other capabilities.

Although the power of Yoga owns the freedom of operating in any part of our being, the supremacy of the mind must not be belittled. We have observed in the Heehs imbroglio how people were sucked into vested vortexes and missed a pure intellectual standpoint. The same can be said about the Obama or the Modi election campaigns. So, preserving the independence of critically examining even the words of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo on the touchstone of rationality and practicality is no less important. [TNM55]

Tweets: [The Thinking Indian: Essays on Indian Socio-Cultural Matters in the Light of S... http://t.co/8XJ5k2zxNt via @amazon]
Those anchored to - and convinced of the supremacy of - Hindutva can never make peace with something new and unconventional dawning upon them.
Believing deeply that the future will unfold in line with what is written in the past by unknown seers constitutes an exasperating Ontology.
Most issues are human and Ontological and don't arise merely from the Hindu-Muslim problem or the Indian-American cultural conflict.
@HarminderjitS Nothing so pessimistic about the lived reality and we must discard lenses with worn out religious and nationalistic criteria.
@HarminderjitS People are doing fine wherever they live, but your telescopic view is too pessimistic and paints a negative picture.
One fine thing about Sri Aurobindo's The Life Divine is that it lifts you away from the confines of National boundaries & Cultural ghettoes.
Utter misconceptions on why he left Bengal and widespread prejudices about the Ashram have prevented Sri Aurobindo's thought from spreading.
[But perhaps Matriprasad Satyamurthy really believes that Sri Aurobindo escaped to Pondicherry out of fear than was] http://t.co/8FVXut6zxa
[Auroville's business mantra is less about profits and scale and more about creativity & community. That's why Mason] http://t.co/lIWCJTs1v6
[Does all success need to be replicated? Is some potential best left unrealised?  In praise of un-marketing] http://t.co/P6fwE8zWtQ
[Śri Aurobindo thinks that Heraclitus seems to recognise the inextricable unity of the eternal and the transitory,] http://t.co/isHb7dkOVl
[Sri Aurobindo’s Rare Interview published in “The Hindu” in 1915 http://t.co/qEHCtutYmN via @wordpressdotcom]
[Lele is just as likely to be reading Jaimini or Kūkai or Xiong Shili, as he is Plato or Augustine or Marx.] http://t.co/dTWKPHjHAn
[Slavoj Žižek thinks political correctness is exactly what perpetuates prejudice and racism] http://t.co/22Am8HKvGO - http://t.co/oaxagoSYj5
[i undertook this study to deepen my own insight and understanding and am not trying to teach anyone about anything.] http://t.co/w2lHeffGkZ
Sri Aurobindo unveils the underlying principles behind the four Castes. This is most relevant for Management Studies. http://t.co/vzXyYdr910
[The Integral Yoga and the Activities of Daily Life] http://t.co/hosbtYE4zI
[The Method of the Integral Yoga] http://t.co/qWEhzCgdr1
@inrealisation Monkey, Seagull, et al
https://t.co/vwIuf9dfm6 - http://t.co/tSLMDQBewl - http://t.co/hoyKywoMfn


Saturday, May 02, 2015

Capital has shifted to an attic in Mumbai

Tweets:
@cpings4 No help here from any one else except slowly developing one's critical faculty by reading the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
@Vamsee9002 Neat straitjacketing of ideas & action needs a relook since what really happens has a complex history and future ramifications.
@semubhatt Assuming individuals as typal, i.e., complete and unchanging is an illusion. Brilliance is episodic, spiral, and process driven.
Odisha harboured countless intellectual & religious traditions over the centuries and must not be smothered under the wheels of Juggernaut.
The East and the West continue to be as irreconcilable as the North and the South in India, or the Analytic and the Continental Philosophy.
To vote essentially means being absolved of the responsibility to think on diverse and complex issues but sadly Twitter inflicts this burden.
Twitter prompting and promoting writing doesn't dispense with the need for reading. For reading the best, hearken to right recommendations.
Sponsoring controversies is an accepted strategy for filmmakers for gaining publicity and there is no reason why politicians won't adopt it.
Each RSS person is a walking History book with his own imagined narratives which are so artfully blended that no one will ask for any proof.
To give the devil his due, RSS has resisted personality cult in politics but itself fallen prisoner to Golwalkar's legacy by terming Guruji.
Lutyens' Delhi has assumed a Kafkaesque reputation over Twitter but most ignore that the Capital has since shifted to an attic in Mumbai.
Once a criminal, always a criminal. Legal, political, or popular amnesty can never exonerate him of the guilt or the trait or future shocks.
Thousands of passengers enter Hubballi Rly. Station near the right hand corner holding their luggage with much difficulty. They need a step.
Excellent response by Dr. Ramesh Bijlani to the play ‘Boma’ by Bratya Basu in The Times of India (25 April 2015) http://t.co/BgcuoW6TiG
[Overman Foundation - Introduction to Sri Aurobindo Studies: A Certificate Course] https://t.co/7jxWZbrG9q
[New ebook releasing May 21. The Thinking Indian] http://t.co/E0l57mkOcY
[Hers is a story of faith; of aspiration and complete surrender at the Feet of the One whose writings had kindled] https://t.co/ZVTgxSWvJK
Informed reappraisal of Gandhi vis-à-vis Sri Aurobindo http://t.co/p86IliUOLH
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Sea beach scene in Puri, Odisha (2014)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Informed reappraisal of Gandhi vis-à-vis Sri Aurobindo

Katju controversy provides an wonderful opportunity for informed reappraisal of Gandhi vis-à-vis Sri Aurobindo and his prophecies. @mkatju
Admiring persons of average intellectual capability in politics, business, and entertainment shouldn't legitimise similar state in academics.
Top intellectuals like @sgurumurthy, @RajivMessage, and @Swamy39 are clearly functioning as instruments of anti-Evolutionary forces. Alas!
If Indians can understand the significance of Sri Aurobindo supporting the British in fighting Hitler, then a major shift can be established.
Modern schooling system has taken over many functions from the Religions but is not able to protect children from the tyranny of Mythology.
Tension between Religions are basically differing Ontological views which The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have been able to bridge with finesse.
For many, Philosophy is merely a discipline whereas for Sri Aurobindo, it's Evolution guiding individuals in the path of "All life is Yoga."
Sri Aurobindo has produced sufficient intellectual fodder for winning Philosophical arguments and backed it up with lots of intuitive Poetry.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo established an Ashram in Puducherry for dissemination of new thought and Philosophy integrating East and West.
Your broad impressions on the Veda, Upanishads, or Gita are drawn from diverse sources, all defective. Read Sri Aurobindo for authenticity.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo emphasise upon individual uniqueness and how one can be free from collective comfort zones and allied delusions.
That great treasure of wisdom is available in Sanskrit works is a superstition & adds to confusion of those who have not read Sri Aurobindo.
Look at Religion, Culture, and Politics through the lens of Sri Aurobindo to partake of his penetrating insights and Evolutionary prophesies.
Neither Western Philosophy https://t.co/u4iYW6yps4 nor Indian Philosophy http://t.co/JKvALeHNTi reach at any reasonable solution except Sri Aurobindo.
Philosophy is the best means of remaining free from indoctrination. Sri Aurobindo offers the best Philosophy to cut through theoretical maze.
@Lutyenspundit Most people follow their religion as per convenience. The religion should take onus in proportion to one follows its tenets.
@cpings4 Citizens must be dealt with depending upon their present status and not on the basis of what their dead forefathers did or thought.
@cpings4 Each one has his own notion and potion of culture. Indian situation is too diverse & meta-narratives have little utilitarian value.
@cpings4 If we read Sri Aurobindo, the nation has no exact fixity in the Evolutionary scale, barring being a transitional convenience. Alas!
@cpings4 It's not Universalism either; rather, the most refined form of Anarchy which will act selectively and not simultaneously upon all.
@cpings4 Group-minds are potent actors without the necessity of geographical contiguity or legality of a Nation and its irrational emotions.
@cpings4 No standard means to measure progress as Evolution is not linear and allows its tools to stoop to conquer or ally with adversaries.
@cpings4 No help here from any one else except slowly developing one's critical faculty by reading the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Twitter is an excellent source of News and instant comments on them but regrettably, what I get to read of late is History and more History.
Most on Twitter are obsessed with History; 21st Century is beyond their mental horizon. Many also denounce Science but okay with Mythology!
Observing a History-free day on Twitter is necessary to heal people of the habit of stuffing their TLs with needless details of past events.
No one demands a model legal framework with democratic succession provisions for management of Temples etc. by revoking Govt control on them.
RSS' new jugglery 'DNA-wise Hindus' will rank as joke of the Century. Why can't they leave individuals to own their own lives is perplexing.
Just because BSP is weak, don't assume that the Dalit question is no longer of any importance. Dealing with it is the most challenging task.
Whether the Veda is anti-Hindu http://t.co/hS8fvp0FmN
[The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs: A Critical Appraisal] http://t.co/nbyhfzPJzZ
[Overman Foundation - Introduction to Sri Aurobindo Studies: A Certificate Course] https://t.co/7jxWZbrG9q
[The Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its Administration https://t.co/CC6sTtd4gw Insightful article by Jayantilal Parekh that every sadhak must read.]


Friday, March 13, 2015

No one can forgive Heehs

He has other minor complains regarding the book, but Pankaj Bagaria gives a clean chit to Heehs as regards his crime in page 326 of The Lives of Sri Aurobindo. I don't agree.

Heehs was conscious of what he is writing and tried to build an atmosphere in a perfect screenplay style so that there is no lacuna in the purvapaksha. He has done it like a consummate artist for which he deserves encomiums. The reader is led up the garden path and then told magisterially the hard truth. 

No one can forgive Heehs. He has to suffer ridicule all his life for that single act. Meanwhile, extracts from his great work will be quoted and requoted in more and more books not only in India but across distant seas and lands. [TNM55]


Whether the Veda is anti-Hindu

Envisaging the path of Evolution, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo preached true spirit of religion sans any Mythology, Rituals, or superstition.
Personality cult in politics is derived from Mythology. Following Sri Aurobindo is only way to be free from pernicious effects of Mythology.
To remain prisoner of distorted History is as pernicious as being surrendered to Mythology. Young Indians must reclaim their independence.
Katju has a right to comment on persons and events and all right thinking people must support him for his courage and denounce RS stricture.
RS must withdraw its condemnation of @mkatju and assure citizens that they are free to hold any opinion on anyone and there are no holy cows.
RS must not intimidate citizens for their views on history. Healthy debate and analysis of facts must have priority over propaganda. @mkatju
What @mkatju is pointing at is an honest reexamination of historical accounts. Such academic activity must not be suppressed nor condemned.
Katju's reading of Gandhi may not be far from facts but lacks a holistic sense. Sri Aurobindo turns out to be the best analyser of Gandhi.
@PawanDurani Recite SAVITRI a-page-a-day and join Savitri Era Party for National rejuvenation under The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's inspiration.
Forget Mythology. Understand the Vedic terms in their original sense from Sri Aurobindo and discover their deep psychological significances.
Forget the debate over beef-eating. Go means light as in Golaka, Gomati, Gaveshana, etc. Sri Aurobindo unveils inner sense of the Veda.
Forget Mythology. Indra means mind, the lord of Indriyas (senses) represented by the sky. Learning the Veda from Sri Aurobindo is revealing.
Ostentatious display of Rituals by rich & influential people is blindly followed by others who remain poor, both intellectually & materially.
Mythology eclipsing Philosophical curiosity & intellectual interrogation is so prevalent that festivals are considered the be all & end all.
Engaging with Sri Aurobindo intellectually is the most appropriate course for Indians to understand their roles for the National resurgence.
Mythology and superstitions are so ingrained in Indians that they fail to imagine how life can be without them. Sri Aurobindo shows the way.
Throwing out senseless Mythology and Rituals is a must if India wants to be a modern nation as envisaged by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Dreaming a world-class nation with abysmal country-class citizens is absurd. Indians must follow Sri Aurobindo to see it reach great heights.
Sri Aurobindo built a robust Ontology in his magnum opus, "The Life Divine" upon Judeo-Vedic essences by keeping Mythology and Rituals out.
Sri Aurobindo introduced Logic of the Infinite and Exclusive Concentration to erect an Integral Advaita bridging Judeo-Vedic perspectives.
Hindutva suffers serious infirmities in the eyes of Sri Aurobindo who offers a paradigm that is universal and stems from Vedic perspective.
There is no chance that the modern generation will welcome Hindutva. But then, the question is what's the alternative? It's Sri Aurobindo.
Many women protagonists appear in Sri Aurobindo's poems and plays but few Indians have heard of them or had the chance of reading the texts.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never encouraged judging with the Gender lens so that each individual proceeds in his or her unique discovery.
@jadhav_in It's up to each individual to decide how he'll proceed with intellectual development and where and how he would breach tradition.
@jadhav_in If it is really an awakening, then it's good. But intellectual churning and critical thinking is a must, else it's all parroting.
Many post pictures of Mythology related sculptures with great pride but never appreciate the grand architecture of Sri Aurobindo's SAVITRI.
Temple sculpture may receive attention as Art but shouldn't privilege Mythology as a dominant influence on Politics, Economics, or Science.
Mythological fiction, not only numbs political aspiration, but also legitimises abhorrent social hierarchies. Sri Aurobindo is the way out.
@cbhanp Following Sri Aurobindo is the most appropriate path for Indians, if creating a futuristic and just society is the objective.
Young Indians deriving esteem and belongingness by hero-worshipping Modi or Kejriwal is understandable. May future grant them understanding!
Emancipation from the tentacles of Mythology, Meta-narratives, & Hyperreality (Jean Baudrillard) is not easy unless one reads Sri Aurobindo.
New political culture must be reason based instead of pandering to symbols or socializing devices. Following Sri Aurobindo facilitates.
Anti-Western sentiments has its own validity but valorising Mythology by relinquishing critical faculty by young and educated is unfortunate.
Those who are interested in working for Hindu interest should form a separate organisation instead of burdening BJP with their narrow agenda.
Books and Films try to create some pre-release controversy to gain attention. Govt. and MPs too help the process, as has happened recently.
AAP supporters are getting rid of their illusion of Alternative Politics; Hindutva enthusiasts yet to be done with dreaming Glorious India.
BJP is happy at AAP discomfiture but forgets that it'd face a similar prospect in the near future. Tanashahi is tolerated for a while only!
@Parikramah Kejriwal brooks no dissent & should have put his detractors tactically in the Margdarshak Mandal taking a leaf out of BJP's book
@amreekandesi Kejriwal would soon realise his mistake of asking for five years only though Delhi was willing to be leased to him for 99 yrs!
The way AAP saga is unfolding, the 49 days jinx looms large and the real RSS machinations may come out in the open sooner rather than later.
Why only AAP, considering their stance on various issues over Twitter, Modi fans can be said to be divided into a dozen factions. Democracy!
Were the members of the new National Executive of BJP elected by the cadre? If not, what kind of internal democracy is this? Just eyewash?
Both AAP & BJP need adequate mechanism for internal democracy and transparent debate on issues of national importance in National Executive.
At critical moments, the Govt must be supported unequivocally when it's acting in the overall National Interest with futuristic perspective.
Modi is turning a victim of his grandiose utterances and assurances; nevertheless deserves support while negotiating tough political terrain.
Decentralisation, transparency etc. are the means and not the core philosophy around which a party should grow. Definite ideology is a must.
@centerofright @swarupdas @doubtinggaurav RS should get new members on PR basis after every State election to have representative character.
@pras4net Nitish is a seasoned politician and specific issues have multiple dimensions. He is surely better equipped than BJP to handle them.
@pras4net Nitish installing Manjhi may not be a model situation but such political exigencies happen. Besides Nitish is best among available.
@pras4net You are mixing too many issues. Manjhi is a non-entity and has nothing to do with my original tweet. I'm optimistic about future.
@pras4net Even after Nitish was democratically elected as the leader, the Governor refused to recognise him and finally Democracy prevailed.
@pras4net Predetermined imposition is the RSS modality but a Democratic party would throw leaders at various levels through open voting.
@pras4net RSS has thousand other flaws and BJP inherits them. Nitish has no such baggage, he can evolve, assimilate and chart new directions
@pras4net The flame of hope kindled during the JP Movement burns still in our hearts despite the bizarre consequences. Future may be better.
Free India has not been able to produce a principled political party yet. Time is ripe now to create one under Sri Aurobindo's inspiration.
Modi & Kejriwal are twin aberrations country is suffering from at present. Bihar win for Nitish Kumar will lead to sanity at national level.
Democracy is an elegant path but the players must always be prepared to face the Great Leader's wrath since questioning him is blasphemy.
All mobs are mobilized today with strings pulled from different corners of the world. Pity that Anna Hazare befooled with his fake naiveté.
YY turns a living legend today and takes a firm seat among the great soldiers of Democratic principles and Transparency in public life. Mar 4
It's regrettable that anyone opting for Naturopathic treatment in future will be looked at with suspicion. Delhi CM must not have feigned!
Like IPTA, Religions have exploited aesthetic needs by pushing Mythology through music, plays and poetry. Sri Aurobindo is the only way out.
Life's aim is not merely following one's Religion but discovering the direction and demands of Evolution regardless of past accomplishments.
Religion, as Sri Aurobindo conceptualises it, is basically aspiration for Perfection and being a willing vehicle of the Evolutionary Force.
Religion does have large dose of utility value for social harmony but needn't be restricted to it. Individual must seek scope for full play.
Savitri deals with the theme of Death & how to overcome it. Sri Aurobindo's most ambitious creation is a must read to understand his vision.
Recite SAVITRI a-page-a-day and join Savitri Era Party to work for National rejuvenation under The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's inspiration.
Odisha is in the forefront in disseminating the Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo among the masses through hundreds of Integral Education Centres.
@BHPanimalwatch Is Pollock aware of Sri Aurobindo's works? Has he commented upon his Vedic hermeneutics?
An extract from Sri Aurobindo's famous letter to his wife dated August 30, 1905: [My third madness is that while ...] http://t.co/4a3j0nRvhD
@Zeteticus The Mother & Sri Aurobindo offer the most insightful theories on the subject. http://t.co/S7aWJUVQVD
[Sri Aurobindo was also engaged in countering and exposing the Media of the day which was peddling lies & falsehoods] http://t.co/iBaF8wwoBV
[The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs – A Critical Appraisal] http://t.co/3aX4ol5oJa
[For Humanities/English Lit/Soc Sc junkies: What exactly is the point in publishing 10000th article on Shakespeare] http://t.co/jbnlyFzu8x
Online articles are avidly read and recommended on Twitter. References to books and their Professor authors are almost negligible. So sad!
Most people on Twitter suffer from a false self-righteousness which can be healed by understanding the Integral psychology of Sri Aurobindo.
Misfortune of India is some really well meaning people on Twitter repose their faith on people like Modi and Kejriwal and the country weeps.
There're a few seminal studies on Sri Aurobindo
@jadhav_in Integral Yoga of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo
@jadhav_in Religions are not permanent, they reside in the mind. Once someone is convinced about a new thought, the edifice is over. Simple!
@jadhav_in First, you have to decide for yourself whether Veda is anti-Hindu. If yes, you can label the followers of Sri Aurobindo as such.
@jadhav_in In my original tweet, I had mentioned Sri Aurobindo opposing all major religions. So no question of promoting any other religion.
@jadhav_in Although The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never wanted to establish a new Religion or Political Party we are now calling it Savitri Era.
@jadhav_in There's no one who can claim of preaching Sri Aurobindo absolutely right. All are subjective opinions. Each one must read him.
@jadhav_in So make a due diligence, if there's any merit in their claims instead of dismissing them outright. Sri Aurobindo needs to be read.
@jadhav_in SEP draws its inspiration from Sri Aurobindo and opposes all other Parties.
@jadhav_in Not exactly in that spirit. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo worked for re-establishing the Integral Vedic Harmony all over the Globe.
@jadhav_in I'm my own self; it's for others to judge and label.
Bondage to Sri Aurobindo is voluntary and joyful
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Integral Advaita bridging Judeo-Vedic perspectives


This is an excellent overview of a very complex scenario. It appears that there can be no second view but, fortunately, Sri Aurobindo was writing in a journal on these kind of topics on month to month basis 100 years back. He foresaw an Evolutionary track for the whole humanity seeking unity but not uniformity. Thus, the present notion of Hindutva suffers serious infirmities in the eyes of Sri Aurobindo, who offers an alternative paradigm that is universal and stems from the Vedic perspective. [TNM55]


Sri Aurobindo introduced notions like the Logic of the Infinite and Exclusive Concentration to erect an Integral Advaita bridging Judeo-Vedic perspectives. Relying upon such modern and Evolutionary contributions must receive priority over over-venaration of ancient texts. [TNM55]


Democracy or political parties don't operate in a vacuum; they are about people and human nature. Without understanding them nothing perfect can we expect. Sri Aurobindo has delved deep into these issues; how an individual should evolve and imbibe values for an ideal mode of collective living including Democracy. The more people read Sri Aurobindo, the greater the chance of social transformation and ethical revolution. [TNM55]

http://confused-ambadi.blogspot.in/2015/03/role-of-political-parties-and-right-to.html

There is no better book than The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo that explains the existence of God in relation to the world. [TNM55]

http://justicekatju.blogspot.in/2015/02/is-there-god-comments-have-been-made-on.html?showComment=1424819512122&m=1#c8089288454863455427


Friday, February 27, 2015

Bondage to Sri Aurobindo is voluntary and joyful

Coleridge and Arnold, Emerson and Eliot, Bankim and Bipin: Sri Aurobindo drew his ideas of National Education from diverse sources.
Although Mazzini is said to be his inspiration, Sri Aurobindo blends Romantic poetry with Vedic dialectic to carve out his Nationalist ideal.
Sri Aurobindo explains how ideologies have changed over millennia and role of Indians in following the Vedic dialectic of Integral Evolution
How Sri Aurobindo combated the narrow furrows of medieval philosophies and established the Vedic dialectic of Integral Evolution is heroic.
Sri Aurobindo joins issue with formidable philosophical authorities of the past & hence understanding his arguments diligently is important.
No better book than The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo that explains the existence of God in relation to world. [TNM55] http://t.co/M1U9IDpgSq
@souvickch The Human Cycle http://t.co/YQMSk52ikK
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the peak from whichever angle we look at. ~Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra #SavitriEra http://t.co/zWa7kuUHqU
Many are ready to advance number of arguments against Sri Aurobindo but not willing to check a page or two from his works. http://t.co/w2aRchyWfS
Epic Savitri by Sri Aurobindo is a magnificent creation but how many people have read even two lines from it? Colossal indifference indeed!
Now that elections are over, RW ranks are finding it difficult to defend Mythology and Medieval practices which jar with high-flown English.
Widespread superstition that Mythology and Sanskrit can save the nation and if Sri Aurobindo wrote in English he got contaminated, is absurd.
Sri Aurobindo's works are a living testimony of that ancient texts and commentaries are not always free from errors and misinterpretations.
@jadhav_in Unfortunately, Shankara has nothing to say on the Vedas. How do you certify what is original is still a problem with the Shruti.
Mythology is being shoved down people's throat through round the year fairs, festivals, celebrations. Sri Aurobindo invites to Vedic wisdom.
Sri Aurobindo has unequivocally talked about the future course that humanity will take and how dominant religions will fall by the wayside.
The young generation must be protected from the pernicious effects of Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals by exposing them to Sri Aurobindo.
Hindutva has become electorally unviable and no amount of muscle flexing or chest thumping can save this anti-Evolutionary relic of the past.
Modi now understands that Congress should survive as a weak opposition at the national level instead of forces like AAP occupying its space.
Hindutva took a severe beating today by Modi speech but the reason is electoral compulsion and not internal reforms as Sri Aurobindo foresaw.
By asserting ideologies may change, Modi is trying to remind RSS that 31% votes are not enough. Pawar, Lalu, and Mulayam are also allies.
Modi is undergoing his weakest phase and would be amenable to compromises. Forthcoming Bihar disaster can prove to be a great leveller.
Modi and Shah usurping both the top positions is height of hubris and Bhagwat will not rest in peace until Gadkari is rehabilitated suitably.
@inrealisation Merit will continue to matter as long as Universities and their grading exists. Knowledge is hierarchical within a paradigm.
@inrealisation No such watertight compartments for knowledge and bliss and if you are aware of postmodernism, all matters of interpretation.
@inrealisation Thanks for the compliments. No escape from the fact that the world is hierarchical and there is always room at the top.
@inrealisation Reading is a subjective activity and assimilation, still more disparate. So nothing coercive indoctrination here. Free & fair.
@inrealisation You returned to your earlier argument: Whatever happened in history will be repeated in future. Sri Aurobindo is different.
@inrealisation It's education, so that one can be conscious of collaborating with the Evolution instead of being affected by herd mentality.
@jadhav_in Sri Aurobindo restores to the Veda its original significance and majesty which has been appreciated by great scholars afterwards.
@inrealisation Yes as simple as that & every individual should be able to choose for himself his own reading material as well as life's path.
@inrealisation I never said about enlightenment. Let's be honest. What I have been requesting here is to shun Mythology and read Sri Aurobindo.
@inrealisation I don't know why you are bringing in other Religions. Sri Aurobindo's writings are needed for proper understanding of world.
@inrealisation I'm very much aware of my bondage to Sri Aurobindo; it's voluntary as well as joyful, don't think it a threat as you imagine.
@inrealisation Not at all. These are all misconceptions. Every one is not at the same level of Evolution. Not easy to leave Sri Aurobindo.
@inrealisation No man is an island. And therefore, prudence demands that one exercises preference for alliance/reliance after due diligence.
@inrealisation Sri Aurobindo can certainly advise better on what it means to be self reliant than the shallow sociological notion of it.
@inrealisation Why do you fear division and privilege majority or monolith? Must have heard of Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.
@inrealisation Sri Aurobindo borrows both from India & the West and so its erroneous to bind him within any particular tradition or religion.
Mythological Trinity forces to consider even historical figures in a lot of three. Sri Aurobindo is better judged sans Savarkar or Subhas.
Facts are facts & are to be assimilated through perseverance. Demanding instant substantiation from a Twitter respondent is patently unfair.
@sarkar_swati Since you are an avid reader, I'd encourage you to discover it yourself. @rationalketan @027VivekM @curryputtar @chinmaykrvd
@SMarrtnoj There are ways in which errors of history can be avoided and in this case, Sri Aurobindo relies upon ongoing Evolutionary force.
@SMarrtnoj That's the preliminary approach, and as one gets more convinced and confident, he is engulfed by an urge for disseminating value.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Security and survival gets precedence over ethical

Both history and geography teach that there is no logic or symmetry. Anna-Kejriwal and BJP-PDP alliances are sign of more chaos in politics.
Anna Hazare is much more ethical than most politicians and hence mocking him is wrong even though his understanding of issues may be unsound.
@TRILOKHNATH For the larger cause since Anna lacks organization. The greater point is this RW habit of ad hominem attacks without any qualm.
@TRILOKHNATH Sure, that's the ethical paradigm but the question of security and survival gets precedence which sways away the individual.
@SMarrtnoj @TRILOKHNATH Anna has a Democratic right to lead political protests. Should it be called shenanigans? You may elaborate a bit.
@TRILOKHNATH @SMarrtnoj There can't be strict rules for agitations. Unlike the earlier occasions, Anna can't be accused of fueling anarchy.
@SMarrtnoj @TRILOKHNATH I'm not defending Anna nor his cause but his right to political action and his freedom to choose strategy, partners.
If a suit can be auctioned, why not land? Let there be a proper market for transparent exchange of land for, what they call, price discovery.
Demand for opening more institutions for Vedic learning is justified but unless they teach Sri Aurobindo, they will slide into superstitions.
@SMarrtnoj Threat is much deeper. Sri Aurobindo's anti-rituals interpretation of the Veda is being stoutly resisted for the last 100 years.
@SMarrtnoj I don't find much virtue in this multiple pretext. Sri Aurobindo is a modern and authentic teacher and his verdict counts for me.
@SMarrtnoj It's not merely the question of teachings; The Mother & Sri Aurobindo constitute a new Religion & hence the clash is fundamental.
@SMarrtnoj There may not be any visible conflict but Indians have been unsuccessful in imbibing Sri Aurobindo's Vedic Evolutionary paradigm.
@SMarrtnoj May be your personal opinion but Sri Aurobindo thinks differently. For him, all existing Religions are out of date and must go.
@SMarrtnoj From the political angle, tolerance and choice may be legitimate but when it comes to knowledge, merit matters and validity tops.
@SMarrtnoj Instead of being deluded by dominant and fashionable Civilisational meta-narratives, it's prudent to accept a good path for self.
@SMarrtnoj That's the preliminary approach, and as one gets more convinced and confident, he is engulfed by an urge for disseminating value.
@SMarrtnoj There are ways in which errors of history can be avoided and in this case, Sri Aurobindo relies upon ongoing Evolutionary force.
@SMarrtnoj This is also an admirable piece by Sandeep https://t.co/XVnFtIQCpE
@inrealisation Sri Aurobindo borrows both from India & the West and so it's erroneous to bind him within any particular tradition or religion.
@sarkar_swati Please avoid pigeonholing Sri Aurobindo in such a misleading fashion. @rationalketan @027VivekM @curryputtar @chinmaykrvd
Thus, the notion of political is perhaps a little wider when we evaluate Sri Aurobindo. [TNM55] http://t.co/bvOM9rX4Vv
Compelling habitus of Sri Aurobindo's Letters on Yoga - available now in 4 volumes of Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo http://t.co/ZUhr4yvRaq
Letters on Yoga are available now in four volumes of Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo after 65 years he passed away. http://t.co/S7aWJUVQVD
[Aurobindo lived at a time when East and West were beginning to converge... context can inspire greater sectarianism] http://t.co/WF922EitYo
[@rishibagree: Anna Hazare's favorite song:
Idhar chala mein udhar chala, jaane kaha mein kidhar chala, fisal gaya, arey mein gir gaya...]

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Compelling habitus of Sri Aurobindo's Letters on Yoga

Letters on Yoga are available now in four volumes of Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo after 65 years he passed away. These comprise of his personal guidance to a number of disciples during the last 24 years of his life. Letters on other themes have been published in another four volumes. Collectively, they cover an amazing range of subjects treated with incomparable insights. However, a lot of charm is missing since the questions are not included nor the persons identified. The motive, of course, is to focus on the core subject but it can be argued that excluding trivia strikes at the very notion of All life is Yoga.

The four volumes can be said to contain all aspects of Integral Yoga. Interestingly, they were never available to the persons to whom the letters are addressed. So, they had so less to read but had the advantage of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's physical presence in compensation. The Ashram scenario, surely, was an immensely complex and vibrant opportunity with both Masters and the disciples engaged in writing as well as practice apart from other functions of community life. Reconstructing such a rich picture over long years is difficult to imagine today. But by publishing the correspondences in whole may help in creating the desired impressions.

The fact that such huge number of letters were written involving so many actors presents a very interesting situation for sociological investigation. Apart from ordinary human emotions, subjects ranged from deep psychological layers to forceful Divine interventions. Reading such narrations in cold print today may leave us cold but once permeated into our notion of reality, they hold their ground and rebound. Thus, this unique habitus or life-world retains the potential of influencing future political events with its compelling amalgamation of ethics and Evolutionary dialectic. [TNM55]

Sri Aurobindo is a challenge to Social Sciences

The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo is the most comprehensive book as an entry point to Indian Philosophy. Many older philosophical strands, though sophisticated, bear serious deficiencies and Sri Aurobindo offers a modern Ontological framework incorporating Evolution. The book contains countless references to earlier concepts and schools by way of allusions and comparisons useful for the new entrants. Secondary literature available on the book are also diverse as well as interdisciplinary. [TNM55]

Tusar N. Mohapatra on 19 February 2015 at 3:44 pm said:
Can’t reply so precisely - being a non-specialist - as my job is just like a sign-post. There are adequate works on the subject which can satisfy such queries and concerns. However, may I add what I just tweeted:
What man must know & think and how he should act are dominant concerns for Sri Aurobindo and not merely his material needs and possessions.
Thus, the notion of political is perhaps a little wider when we evaluate Sri Aurobindo. Thanks. [TNM55]

Sri Aurobindo elucidates on the deep significance of concepts like Bhakti, Rasa, or Ananda, beyond superficial festivities and celebrations.
Sri Aurobindo is a challenge to social sciences in the sense Integral Advaita doesn't allow a neat human-centric way of conceiving reality.
By holding "All Life is Yoga" Sri Aurobindo introduces deeper causal dimensions to the popular paradigm of "Social Construction of Reality."
Sri Aurobindo helping his disciples by subtle forces should receive adequate attention like his writings to understand his place in history.
Although he wrote commentaries, Sri Aurobindo was not comfortable with traditional texts, and therefore created The Life Divine and Savitri.
A theory may be unreasonable and unacceptable but serves a valuable purpose of providing a contrast and offering tension for rival emerging.
Ridiculing political adversaries is permissible but losing respect for their scholarly or public contributions must not gain respectability.
It's fashionable now to criticise the West as well as Left-leaning academicians without appreciating how much research work we owe to them.
Indian Universities have produced scores of brilliant Philosophy Professors who are hardly recognised. Roadside Baba snatches away respect.
One may not read but must respect the quantum of labour [The Primacy of Grammar by Nirmalangshu Mukherji] http://t.co/S2AL56TdZJ via @amazon
Last Day: Indian Institute of Advanced Study stall in World Book Fair, New Delhi offering 75% off on books published till 2004. @IIASShimla
@rishibagree Nothing is considered of value these days unless covered by Delhi TV channels as National news. Local events are insignificant!
@_Mauna_ Calling it illusion may not be an objective reading of situation. There indeed is a subtle shift which you must come to terms with.
@_Mauna_ Secular / Sickular and appeasement debate that is staple among RSS supporters. The earlier stridency is no more that rampant.
Big day for Indian politics as Nitish Kumar rides to power signaling realignment of anti-BJP forces at the national level reminiscent of JP.
Nitish Kumar returns as CM of Bihar with a decidedly national stature and ambition. He deserves the support and goodwill of the whole nation.
Anna Hazare has emerged as a rallying point for the opposition and we must welcome him in his new avatar sans the taint of Kejriwal & Kiran.
@SMarrtnoj @RameshSethi1 Good economics is beyond the grasp of majority impressions and sentiments. However, latter is supreme in Democracy.
@SMarrtnoj Media, fortunately, represents Market, and hence, can't be faulted. It caters to demand and commerce. Other institutions lagging.
@SMarrtnoj You are thinking of ideal situations and fortunately there have been no Markets on textbook model. Markets evolve from clumsyness.
@SMarrtnoj Market as much needs regulators as agitators. Nothing not even anarchy is excluded from the Market. So let's welcome Anna Hazare.
@SMarrtnoj Market hates to lament about the past mistakes or crying over split milk. If we understand theory Future is full of opportunities.
@SMarrtnoj Nitti gritties are never valid for all time or nations but offer useful historical data which can be harnessed whenever required.
Sri Aurobindo's Evolutionary vision outlined in the #FiveDreams Manifesto is silently at work. Nadkarni Doctrine http://t.co/9Vg7WAdZG1
[all are in the Divine, all are the Divine and there is nothing else in the Universe] Sri Aurobindo - The Synthesis of Yoga http://t.co/IgqVVoHHU4
[The human being is a complex organism which cannot be rammed into a fixed logical process or formula.] http://t.co/0AiMAkZX6g Sri Aurobindo



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo: Five Dreams Manifesto


Tusar N. Mohapatra on  said: 
Despite various strands of intervening intellectual revolutions, Sri Aurobindo remains eminently relevant, readable, and as fresh as ever, a century later. Many educated Indians know not much about Sri Aurobindo’s writings barring a couple of quotations from India’s Rebirth http://t.co/oV43vxsZ1Q
Sri Aurobindo intended to dislodge stereotypical scholarship and inform discourse with sound Ontological moorings but has been stoutly resisted. Sri Aurobindo fights a political battle on the Knowledge front and is loath on compromises. Evolution to higher levels is his firm assurance. The very fact that Sri Aurobindo is not read or quoted widely is itself a political issue & constitutes the core of his Political Philosophy. [TNM55]

The Mother's birth anniversary on February 21 is an occasion to remember the contributions of an extraordinary woman who loved India so much.
The Mother asks to concentrate on change of Consciousness rather than concerning ourselves about religious formulas. http://t.co/HDU4DEtWqL
@jaya_k_ @agarwaltraining @radharaju18 Sri Aurobindo too was "Influenced by such diverse sources as the Theosophical" http://t.co/cuhWM1kbHT
Sri Aurobindo wrote and published almost throughout his life which influenced many, yet some think his political contribution is negligible.
What man must know & think and how he should act are dominant concerns for Sri Aurobindo and not merely his material needs and possessions.
Sri Aurobindo, not only explains The Secret of the Veda, but also tells the truth about following Buddha, Vivekananda, Tagore, or Gandhi.
It's because of Sri Aurobindo that we understand the deficiencies in the theories of great men like Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Nitzsche, or Freud.
Neglect of Sri Aurobindo by academia has left a whole generation ignorant about and prejudiced against him. Some day good sense will prevail.
Sri Aurobindo indicates not to stop at Dayananda, Vivekananda, Tagore or Gandhi & follow Integral Yoga based on Evolutionary Vedic dialectic.
Sri Aurobindo awakens us to the superiority of Vedic pronouncements that should form the basis of patriotism and not Mythological narrative.
In Sri Aurobindo we find diverse areas like Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics, & Yoga converging.
When the whole nation is debating a suit, let's recall how Sri Aurobindo refutes Shankara's interpretation of vasyam as cloth to posit house.
Phobia of the West spread in India by Swadeshi as well as anti-Colonialist enthusiasts is sure to have a debilitating effect on the Nation.
Just like Heidegger's Philosophy can't be ignored due to his brief Nazi connection, a Nation's culture and politics must be seen separately.
Just like home grown medicines, ancient & indigenous sources of aesthetic or intellectual enjoyment may not be the best; need replenishment.
Protectionism is as injurious in trade and commerce as in intellectual discourse. Western Philosophy has turned moribund sans Sri Aurobindo.
If widening and heightening of Consciousness is the task, then one must not remain bound by the history and culture of a particular country.
Mythology numbs the mind and kills curiosity as well as critical faculty. Sri Aurobindo's writings awakens to such dangers and conditioning.
Dharma and Dharmic are clever terms now to sell Mythology. Nothing to do with their sublime significance as explained by Sri Aurobindo. Alas!
No better source for intellectual churning and enrichment than ploughing through the Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo: http://t.co/S7aWJUVQVD
Sri Aurobindo's Evolutionary vision as outlined in the #FiveDreams Manifesto is in action silently. Nadkarni Doctrine http://t.co/9Vg7WAdZG1
Democracy never meant one is a slave of a political party. Education should make citizens more discerning but now blind support is the norm.
@priyankac19 @ma28nav No one, not even the PM, should be deprived of the opportunity to learn and evolve; errors notwithstanding.
Should yesterday's Modi speech be seen as a sign of RSS turning more open and modern with Dattatreya Hosabale assuming a top position?
Concept of Parliament emerged when there was neither TV nor Twitter. Constitution should be rewritten to accommodate instant Citizens' views.
@DrunkVinodMehta @ADhanvantri The fact that Parrikar used to enjoy a huge reputation could be the reason of him being trapped by conspiracy.
[Mahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries by Bindu Puri] http://t.co/5OVWgyHr6O via @amazon
[Integral education: Dr Bodh Bral] http://t.co/EVBwWBRuv9 via @dailyexcelsior1 The Mother & Sri Aurobindo


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sri Aurobindo conceives a future where current faiths don't matter

Politics grapples with religions whereas Sri Aurobindo conceives a future where current faiths don't matter & fight is for human priorities.
Sri Aurobindo's Evolutionary vision as outlined in the #FiveDreams Manifesto is in action silently. Nadkarni Doctrine http://t.co/9Vg7WAdZG1
Delineating a neat ideological roadmap for Hindutva, the Modi speech also points to an Ontological primacy by tracing genealogical aspects.
Amazing that concentration of Muslim population in Bihar & elsewhere is seen as a problem! Citizens will live in their country; where else?
Civil codes pushing citizens under the hegemony of different Religions and sundry Scriptures goes against the liberal spirit of Constitution.
High time to decouple Marriage and Inheritance laws from the clutch of Religions and set the citizens free to act with modern sensibilities.
Legal recognition of new Religions like Savitri Era would provide citizens ample choice and freedom to come out of the tyranny of old faiths.
@dkgdelhi Why do those who fast feel a strong need to publicise it?
IF THIS IS SHE OF WHOM THE WORLD HAS HEARD, 
WONDER NO MORE AT ANY HAPPY CHANGE. 
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sri Aurobindo cleanses your mind of hatred

Strategy to become PM and policy to remain PM as long as possible have obviously to be different. Modi struck right notes but Bihar pinches!
So reassuring that Kulkarni Doctrine has not run out of steam and will be of use to serious politicians of all hues. @SudheenKulkarni
Modi has just reaffirmed the oft-repeated Constitutional position on Religion whereas on Bihar imbroglio, he owes an apology to the nation.
Modi has inflicted such a punch today that many of his supporters have started speaking Greek and Latin. Modi must atone for his past sins!
@niranjan_takle On this point, speaking is enough; nothing else to be done unless actual events warrant. Even that much is being resented!
@tamhanespeaks @niranjan_takle The fault lies with President then who administered the oath of office to him. But then, each person evolves.
@rohanmintoo @Baisaaa Nevertheless, today will go down as a red letter day in the history of Hindutva movement that is groping for direction.
It's easy to accuse that Delhi verdict is responsible to bring Modi to his knees but to be fair, his Govt has been consistent on this score.
@shaidang Modi has been respectful to Gandhi and that speaks for his policy on religious diversity. His task is to occupy the Congress space.
@shaidang As you tweeted earlier, Modi is trying to win new constituencies and perceptions matter in a variety of ways. It's political march.
@shaidang The whole Hindutva focus has been misleading & younger leaders of BJP-RSS are discovering that it's counterproductive. Hence tweak.
Whether the PM attends a Christian function or joins a Temple ceremony has no distinction from the Vedic perspective and that's Indian ethos.
Those tied to form or stone must endeavor to liberate themselves from bondage & embark upon an adventure of Consciousness via Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo explains what is best in Religion and injurious effects of Rituals & Superstition. Mythology as poetry is fine for consumption.
Intellectual lethargy has been a stumbling block for the nation but at present the challenge is overcoming prejudice against Sri Aurobindo.
Learning from Sri Aurobindo cleanses your mind of hatred and adds you to the army of Harmony that is marching towards the future Evolution.
Let your faith not stand in the way of intellectual expansion and reformulation of ideas so that one remains receptive to gifts of Evolution.
Faith is a personal property and must receive protection. Intellect is a public place and must be subjected to perpetual alien interrogation.
No better source for intellectual churning and enrichment than ploughing through the Complete Works Sri Aurobindo: http://t.co/S7aWJUVQVD
[Mr. Modi was as unambiguous as he could get] "@the_hindu: Religious tolerance should be in the DNA of all Indians: http://t.co/fbG6E3zXZd"

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sri Aurobindo, Gandhi, and the Zeitgeist

@Nikhil_7D Would you elaborate what your understanding of (or, objections to) Sri Aurobindo are, to dispel the ambiguity?
@Nikhil_7D In fact, Sri Aurobindo, too, doesn't insist upon such a strict dichotomy. There are convergences and genealogical affinities.
@Nikhil_7D How to bridge subjective perceptions should be the intention of conversation. Evolutionary Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo is for future.
@Nikhil_7D Natural state, from a scientific angle, should apply for the whole human species. But different Evolutionary stages do occur.
@Nikhil_7D Sri Aurobindo chooses to look at it as a human problem bypassing religious divides and prefers the Antagonism set out in the Veda.
@Nikhil_7D There are many Westerners among Sri Aurobindo's followers which is proof that all of them are not exactly enamoured of old faiths.
@Nikhil_7D Methodological disparity: You are ticking off my reading of Sri Aurobindo as subjective & posit your reading of Dharma universal.
@DivyaSoti @pras4net Sri Aurobindo has written books that are relevant to our times and lives which is not there in Mythological narratives.
@DivyaSoti @pras4net Sri Aurobindo is an acknowledged Social Scientist and Visionary. Just read his books without losing faith in your God.
@DivyaSoti It's better to rely upon Sri Aurobindo's words and tread the Evolutionary path. He assures that mass-conversion of minds possible.
Mythology is a malady from which Indians must liberate themselves to march towards progress & prosperity, intellectual & cultural vibrancy.
Not by spreading hatred but by spraying Harmony that the next Evolutionary goals can be achieved in which past Religions will be transformed.
@_Mauna_ Found too generalised and needlessly accusative. Expect more balanced assessment given the Zeitgeist acted through him for 30 years.
@_Mauna_ You are right; the hypocrite part made a misleading impression. So, you are inferring: Gandhi is okay, but Indians are hypocrites!
@_Mauna_ Mass in India is too scattered and there were meagre mass media. This mass myth in fact is a product of latter day Films and Plays.
@_Mauna_ If not mass, the fact that at least a dozen top minds of the day were swayed by Gandhi's idiosyncratic ways is no mean achievement.
@pras4net @DivyaSoti Gandhi represents Action at a scale no one does & therefore his place in History as well as Academic Theory is secured.
@pras4net @DivyaSoti Gandhi used to marshal Action while Sri Aurobindo preferred the Consciousness route. So, no shifting in methodology.
@DivyaSoti Can't show instant results as past formulas are ineffective. No one has solutions except Sri Aurobindo & Indians must follow him.
@DivyaSoti See, no escape from historical accidents. The point is how to benefit in the present time by taking lessons from the past events.
Jaitley attracting flak from BJP fans round the year seems to be sponsored by him to keep him in news since nothing happens by such tirades.
@anityakr You are right, but lately the suit has taken over from Jaitley as buffer against Modi, it seems!
@anityakr Jaitley's role can be compared to that of Pranab Mukherjee in Congress and he surpasses in articulation too. Surely a jewel in BJP
Many are so slavish that they are not willing to accept that Modi lost in Delhi. Instead, they keep on parroting that the blasted suit lost!
Democratic idea is to authorise the Govt. of law & oder but some are engaged in fear mongering by spreading suspicion about fellow citizens.
When some tweet like having their own intelligence agency or knowing things from secret sources then the Social Media tag becomes anomalous.
No woman minister in AAP cabinet may not be politically correct but signifies a hard reality in terms of ability. Revisit Gender equality?
It's a riddle how someone seeming intelligent can support Free Markets on the one hand and abide by Hindu Rashtra narrative on the other.
@Lutyenspundit Let quality develop on-the-job through trial-and-error as they never got the opportunity to invest in intellectual culture.
Heartening to note that influential voices within BJP ecosystem are taking firm stand against radical elements among them, to Modi's credit.
BJP must aim at replacing the Congress of yore and the recent tryst with NCP needs to be built upon by relinquishing sharp edges of Hindutva.
Instead of spending energy in fighting Gandhi-Nehru-Indira legacy, the wiser course for BJP is to pose as continuation & amend subsequently.
AAP may be owing its genesis to RSS but has come to possess an altogether different identity over time. Will undergo Janata type splintering
@Shahdatt_Allam No, I'm against AAP, BJP, and Congress which represent fascist and dictatorial forces. Support Nitish Kumar at the moment.
@Shahdatt_Allam That's the Indian reality; Nitish Kumar is a fairly experienced and qualified leader with a firm grip on the grassroots.
February 21 is The Mother's birth anniversary. May Indians discover the great significance of her work in Puducherry! http://t.co/kqPfT8xHYm


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Read the Poems, Plays, and Letters of Sri Aurobindo

Both Science and Philosophy are dependent on past theories but with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo one can start with an absolutely clean slate.
Those who can't read may remain content with wearing caps and masks. Those who can must read the Poems, Plays, and Letters of Sri Aurobindo.
Even if you feel close to Dayananda, Vivekananda, Sivananda, or Osho, reading the works of Sri Aurobindo can offer much intellectual fodder.
That literacy on Sri Aurobindo is steadily growing among RWs is surely heartening but to club Savarkar or Golwalkar with him is horrendous.
Reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo convinces us how Hindutva is the worst enemy of the core of ancient Vedic wisdom of India.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo steer clear of Rituals and Mythological fictions and present a robust Ontology in consonance with modern Science.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo train how to overcome the predominantly materialistic priorities of Politics & Economics to access Causal realms.
Castes are various stages through which life must evolve. Following different Religions is also like stairs in order to reach the final goal.
Bollywood could never discover an enduring Box-office formula and hence to think that Modi can ensure power for BJP perpetually is a chimera.
@pras4net Anti-Congess initiative goes back to SVD days of which BJS was also a constituent. BJP's emphasis on Hindutva has made it a loner.
Delhi verdict has shown the limits of Hindutva politics & hence Modi would do well to take his rapport with Pawar to the next logical level.
@pras4net Vast space occupied by Congress earlier is a dream for any new player and BJP must occupy the same. That's the greatest difference
Winning elections by borrowing formulas from Advertising industry is no glory. Neither Modi nor Kejriwal command genuine love of the people.
Securing people's mandate doesn't necessarily mean legitimacy for policy or performance. The Democratic parameters are severe at every step.
PMs and CMs so confident about ruling for full five years in a Democracy is laughable. Political churning can throw surprises at any moment.
Nitish Kumar is key to a genuine All India party emerging from the grassroots without resorting to fascist personality cults and theatrics.
@c_ontrarian @pras4net Depending upon situation. It's illogical to allow someone to be power while the right person is going pillar to post.
@SMarrtnoj @c_ontrarian @pras4net I stand by my argument.
@SMarrtnoj @c_ontrarian @pras4net It's not interference; the President acts in consultation with Home Ministry.
@SMarrtnoj @c_ontrarian @pras4net The President is under PM, who ultimately is the arbiter.
@c_ontrarian @pras4net @SMarrtnoj Governor is under President and is not independent. Has powers to do so.
@SMarrtnoj @c_ontrarian @pras4net The provisions are different when it comes to the States vis-a-vis Centre. Governors have leeway.
@SMarrtnoj @pras4net @c_ontrarian My first comment, therefore, was this is a serious lapse on the part of Modi. Should have been avoided.
@c_ontrarian @pras4net @SMarrtnoj Assembly has no power to appoint CM. Governor has to apply his wisdom to invite who he feels has numbers.
@c_ontrarian @pras4net @SMarrtnoj Depending upon how clear is the situation. Even 48 minutes are enough.
@SMarrtnoj @pras4net @c_ontrarian You are straying into academics which is also a diversionary tactic.
@c_ontrarian @pras4net @SMarrtnoj HC action is tangential; Governor should have acted appropriately to invite Nitish instead of delaying it.
@SMarrtnoj @pras4net @c_ontrarian The issue is permitting a minority Govt. in office is Constitutionally untenable and must be condemned.
@c_ontrarian @pras4net @SMarrtnoj HC can go wrong too and they have since amended their decision.
@SMarrtnoj @pras4net @c_ontrarian You are avoiding the issue. As patriots, our first duty should be to protect the sanctity of Constitution.
@pras4net @c_ontrarian @SMarrtnoj Past mistakes don't justify present or future errors. Each situation is unique & Nitish has clear majority.
@SMarrtnoj Laughing away Constitutional indiscretions is nothing unusual but the way our young Democracy suffers is irreparable.
Current Bihar imbroglio is a major failure of Modi as Prime Minister in protecting the Constitution. The matter is gigantic in significance.
You may be politically opposed to Nitish Kumar but delaying his due coming to office by questionable manipulation should be deplored by all.
Young Indians must resolve to get over the Modi and Kejriwal phenomenon like the world learnt to forget the legacies of Hitler and Stalin.
Delhi verdict has outlined the imaginary and illusory nature of Hindu monolith which the BJP ecosystem must get rid of and regain sanity.
No official reaction on Delhi results, yet no major uproar within the Party. BJP seems to have surpassed Congress in High Command culture.
BJP supporters have started expressing misgivings but unable to elicit any response from Modi. Perforce, they valiantly announce allegiance.
@drarora_gaurav @madhukishwar Restricting a god's jurisdiction to a city only is blasphemy!
@pras4net Agreed; instances of lapses would be a legion but that's no excuse for running down everything Nehruvian. http://t.co/SaTVe4iiYs
Be Indian; be Sri Aurobindian.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
[dreamer of human unity aiming at Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) was father of militant nationalist politics] http://t.co/rgQW7KTimB
[Whitehead was an avowed Platonist & a close follower of Bergson, and as such his philosophy is closer than others to that of Sri Aurobindo]
[Paradox of Being Human by Ramahant Sinari Reply w/ #AmazonCart to add this] http://t.co/0721Pmkx4J via @amazonIN