Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dictatorial mode of Modi doesn't bode well for Democracy

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@Nikhil_7D @RajivMessage @jsaideepak Each scholar needs to be respected for his contributions but sewing a syllabus is likely to turn moribund
@sarkar_swati @RajivMessage That's again is not the whole truth. It's a pity that such simple historical facts are distorted by learned ones
@KSVSUBRAMANIAN @sarkar_swati @RajivMessage Covert urge for spreading the message of the Theosophical Society was also another dimension.
@a_r_j_u_n @sarkar_swati Facts are very much in the public domain for anyone to draw his/her conclusion. The "Sleep with" phrase is a distortion
@a_r_j_u_n @sarkar_swati I don't think your assertion is wholly true. My request is to stick to facts and avoid distortions. @RajivMessage
@yugaparivartan @a_r_j_u_n @sarkar_swati @RajivMessage Scholars should avoid getting personal. We are discussing some historical facts here.
@yugaparivartan @a_r_j_u_n @sarkar_swati @RajivMessage A fact is a fact. Interpretations are subjective and driven by political affiliation.
@a_r_j_u_n @yugaparivartan It's not the question of my condoning and the facts are nothing new. You are free to rake it up if you so prefer.
@s_duvvuri @a_r_j_u_n Life of Gandhi is so imbricated with the history of our nation that it is of epic proportions with diverse dimensions.
@navinkhaitan Kejriwal emerged through a complex chain of events and movements. Ticking him off in such a simplistic manner would be myopic.
@KirtivardhanD @dikgaj Reading Sri Aurobindo's delineations on evolution of society and ethics, many myths and prejudices can be got over.
Those deriding Liberalism and Secularism are enemies of Modernity and Plurality. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo provide us futuristic paradigms.
Misgivings on Science are to dispelled by more of science and not falling back upon, Mythology, Astrology, Rituals, or unverified Ayurveda.
Forget EVMs. Govt can't even enquire into a simple land encroachment dispute hanging fire for the last two years.
@Stupidosaur What about this claim?
Some amount of hostility between people of different political persuasions is understandable but in India it turns hardcore religious hatred
Today, I learnt of 1) Single event upset (SEU), and 2) Neuronal microtubules. So much to know but power of understanding and memory are puny
A basic problem in India is that those at the helm of affairs tend to paint a rosy picture instead of spelling out the hurdles & bottlenecks
Handful of hardcore Hindutva handles keep on fulminating against Modi. But responsible voices with critical stance on Modi must spring forth
Power brings moderation and within next couple of years BJP supporters are likely to be singing praise for Gandhi and Nehru's Statesmanship.
Was surprised while watching Chetna that a doctor refused request for MTP. Checked Wikipedia: The MTP Act came into effect from 1 April 1972
Though socially abhorrent, many accomplished actors end up with playing the role of a prostitute and many acclaimed films have this theme!
A deeper look at literature and culture brings into focus how socially undesirable subjects are made mainstream with disastrous consequences
It's an irony that while Culture is extolled to be refining emotions, it has the potential of causing the opposite just as Mythology retards
Tolerance for Modi may be on the rise but Degree imbroglio coupled with Smriti Irani as HRD Minister will continue to tarnish his credibility
Being ecstatic about Modi as PM can be idiotic unless he delivers and surpasses his predecessors. Otherwise, it'd be another wasted decade.
If thousands of years of Hindu Civilisation plus the recent technological revolution throw a leader like Modi, it's disappointing phenomenon
Instead of thanking Mayawati for gifting them landslide victory in UP BJP fans are elevating Modi-Shah to illogical heights forgetting Bihar
Zeitgeist trajectories are a bit complex sans ethical duress. RSS occupying centre stage after a century of its formation is a harsh irony.
Kshatriya spirit displayed by BJP in Goa and Manipur recently is like rewriting the Mythological tenets expounded by Bhishma or Vishvamitra!
Isha is the only Upanishad that is part of the Veda and Sri Aurobindo has written on it extensively signifying the zenith of Indian Wisdom.
There is a widespread, delusional notion that listening to chanting of Sanskrit hymns in the morning can transport one directly to heaven!
Dalit resistance to the Veda is misplaced since Sri Aurobindo encompasses it within his Ontological formulations by displacing from Rituals.
Religious festivals, Rituals, pilgrimages, and Mythology are easy avenues for reaping political dividends by BJP but Sri Aurobindo bypasses.
Contrary to what so many are hoping, I don't think the new CM can bring any substantial change to UP unless the State is given Sovereignty.
Recent election results prove how the States of India think differently and choose independently. Granting Sovereignty to them is fait accompli
There is no reason why the Central Govt should exist at all. The States must be endowed with full autonomy for decentralised decision making
@k_bhairav Each State will exercise its Sovereignty and certain functions can be delegated to a Federation/Mutual negotiation modelled on EU
Historical data overwhelms and status quo applies inertia of motion on Evolution. Yet, a new world order may emerge and States will be free.
If UP results lead to banning of EVMs ultimately, then India's journey back towards Ram Rajya would seem to have begun. Rule Patanjali rule!
Dictatorial mode of Modi doesn't bode well for Democracy. And, RSS must endeavour to shed its Fascist objectives and Kafkaesque functioning.
Nobody has demanded that UP MLAs should elect their leader through a transparent process by each indicating three preferences in the ballot.
BJP supporters accuse that a Hindu who has not voted for BJP is anti-national. This sort of fascist mentality is against Democratic freedom.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have done enough spadework for annihilation of dominant religions ruling the world. Join this silent revolution.
Savitri Era: Forcing cultural purity will lead BJP to Dalit status #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams #WorldUnion #SavitriEra
[Hegel’s India: A Reinterpretation with Texts] By AAKASH SINGH RATHORE and RIMINA MOHAPATRA
[Cousins’ New Ways in English Literature (1917) inspired Sri Aurobindo to write The Future Poetry from 1917-1920.]
Sailo Jharapara High School, Teacher, 1976-1977; Punjab National Bank, Officer, 1977-2000; Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), Director, 2000-
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
@OdiaCulture Also, the lyricist of "Katha thila dine" chorus (wrongly attributed to Akshaya Mohanty in this video)

(Pics 2017: Delhi, Haldia, Indirapuram, and Balasore)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Forcing cultural purity will lead BJP to Dalit status

For obvious reasons, Evolutionary tendencies will touch only a minority but Democracy privileges majority. So, a time lag is understandable.
A double role is involved here: to conceal one’s personal admiration and devotion while continuing to wield the critical tone in public.
India being an abnormally large nation turns most of the people marginalised and spawns alienation. Spirituality can force course correction
Sri Aurobindo says, a strict bifurcation between religion and secular activities is impossible since no action is separate from Evolution.
Twitter tussles between political opponents provide ample adolescent's joy but grappling with Ontological causes of injustice is more urgent
Democracy, Development, and Governance are aspirational concepts without any firm mechanism for delivery. Evolution is the ultimate arbiter
Sri Aurobindo believed that Evolution is not arbitrary and conforms to the Vedic aim of Harmony. Those fighting on Twitter better hear him.
Hindutva plank is bound to undergo considerable dilution responding to electoral compulsion and also for avoiding a Congress-like extinction
Hindutva rhetoric is out of fashion in mainstream BJP concerns at present and those voicing are half-a-dozen marginalised Twitter handles.
Still a mystery, why Modi reserved his showmanship towards the last leg of UP elections. He doesn't want BJP CMs anywhere, is my firm theory
No matter who wins in UP, all brands of political ideology during the last one hundred years have proved barren. India needs Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo shifts focus from what Marx, Freud, and Darwin manufactured and advises against worshipping false gods or fighting false wars.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's action are an ongoing phenomenon to be conscious of which is a challenge and a privilege. "All life is Yoga."
Marxist emphasis on visible change has its own validity and advantage but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have laid foundations of a luminous Age
Examining Sri Aurobindo's philosophy from historical perspective has merit but his insistence on Supramental enforcing change more plausible
Though overall Ontology of Sri Aurobindo retains validity, his hope that people by volition can transform their nature stands slender chance
No dearth of expository books and essays on relevance of Sri Aurobindo but a critical examination from the Devotees' perspective still rare.
A double role is involved here: to conceal one’s personal admiration and devotion while continuing to wield the critical tone in public.
@k_bhairav @eternalamit Also, "For with pain and labour all creation comes." and "He must face the fight, the pang who would conquer Hell."
@Del_Alpha "This world was not built with random bricks of Chance, A blind god is not destiny's architect;" SAVITRI
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Questioning of Sri Auronindo's sanity to revering him as a deity
Savitri Era: Linguistic Nations will be more vibrant, cohesive, and competitive. #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion
The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo: Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion (Routledge Hindu 2017) Brainerd Prince
[correspondences between Lurianic kabbalah, the Philosophie Cosmique of Max Theon and his wife, and Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.]
@rajendraraghave @MakrandParanspe @AnanyaBoston 
[Kabbalah, Philosophie Cosmique, and Integral Yoga - Peter Heehs]
@anilkohli54 @vivekagnihotri @Geminiseventh [The Bomb in Bengal: revolutionary terrorism in India between 1900-1910]
[Cousins’ New Ways in English Literature (1917) inspired Sri Aurobindo to write The Future Poetry from 1917-1920.]
['The Central Indian Highlands', on his march from Jabalpur to Pachmarhi in 1861-62, long lost times of tribal culture and rich wilderness.]
@GargaC @scroll_in In Odisha, we call it Huri or Hori which is also the term used in songs around Mathura/Brindavan.
The songs of Akshaya Mohanty is a universe in itself. How many Indians know even his name? The majesty of his voice: 

March 11, 2017 onwards:
BJP has successfully appropriated nationalist politics which other parties will have to redefine and reclaim, observes @_YogendraYadav on TV
@_YogendraYadav The simplest alternative is to follow Sri Aurobindo and oppose BJP armed with a liberal version of Nationalism and Modernity
@Retributions Nitish Kumar heading a national party with everyone else joining is the only viable alternative. @_YogendraYadav should push.
Two frail men with robust minds occupy opposite sides of Indian politics. @_YogendraYadav and @MakrandParanspe can bridge ideological chasm.
UP being released from caste-centric politics is certainly a happy situation. BJP diluting its Hindutva in future is also a welcome prospect
Admirable sober election coverage by @rajshri_rai at @apnnewsindia channel without much shouting and too many panelists crowding the studio.
So much idle speculations on TV but it's strange why simple facts are not highlighted. Vote shares give real picture
BJP moving to the Congress space will trigger hardliners rooting for a more Fundamentalist party and moderates rallying round genuine Dharma
Amar Singh is right. Ram Gopal Yadav is also responsible for breaking opposition unity by turning down overtures of Mamata and Nitish Kumar.
UP results would have been drastically different in the event of bipolar contests. BSP in a way has gifted victory to Modi; closet alliance.
Now that Modi is everything and his popularity is projected to be highest, his credibility is lowest as his functioning lacks transparency.
After this, no one will accuse AAP as the B-team of BJP which contests Elections only to benefit the A-team. Still, I'm not sure! @skjain_05
@skjain_05 Exactly, that's a question no one asks. But, AAP is steadily making headways in Odisha where it is likely to harm BJP up front.
People are euphoric about saffron sweeping UP but fail to notice how much Lohia has been injected into Modi following footsteps of Deendayal
Today, the founder of @Rswabhiman is not part of BJP but it would be appropriate not to forget its original propounder of social engineering
@DasBolshevik That's obvious. So, while every one is clamouring Mandal is dead, it's actually, Long live Mandal. And two cheers for VP Singh
After a gap of certain years people are given the opportunity to elect a new Govt. It doesn't mean legitimacy for each and every damn policy
Congress is fast turning into a Civil Society organisation sans any electoral stake. Such an apex body is also in the interests of Democracy
Defeats are beneficial for political parties; sympathy grows and funds flow. AAP and BSP are in conducive positions to milk their drubbing.
This constant whining against Upper Castes by the Dalits is irritating; that seems to be an end in itself instead of forging wise alliances.
@abhijitmajumder @sourabh1972 RSS has been spreading its organisational network since 1925. Better to give credit honestly where it is due.
PM and President of the ruling party hailing from same State is an affront to the Federal spirit of Indian Constitution. Remedy is urgent.
All established parties have been discredited and intellectuals have exposed their bankruptcy of ideas. Savitri Era Party is the alternative
@cosmicblinker @sankrant @j_murthy @TVMohandasPai Every fourth day should be a holiday (On fixed dates: 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 30/31)
UP verdict implies that a large number of new voters jumped to BJP camp but I don't think any one on Twitter switching sides to support Modi
@AniilkumarAnil Each one is entitled to his opinion in a Democracy and preserving respect for each other is a prerequisite for Civil Society
We are all beneficiaries of cumulative Developmental activities during Delhi Sultanate, Mughal empire, and British rule. So, why denigrate?
@SandeepLaw Just a general statement to remind people of positive aspects who keep on denouncing past atrocities, destruction of temples etc
@SandeepLaw The story of Development in India is long and complex. Land settlement, irrigation, cottage industries, trade and commerce, etc.
@SandeepLaw Surely, truth is simple but at times the mind becomes clouded. Please, reread both my tweets and you won't find anything amiss.
@SandeepLaw The thrust of my first tweet is on Development, the Economy and not much on Culture. "Civilisation," of course, conflates both.
@SandeepLaw Nothing to disagree with what you say. But economic development is a continuous process and every period of history contributed.
@JAYANTH40830762 @Mohansinha Justice K. S. Hegde also hailed from Karnataka. And, we remember him even today.
Nothing wrong in gloating over UP win but Hindu consolidation means another prospect of "Two Nation." Btw, SP fight with BSP benefited BJP.
Also applicable to Parties & leaders. [The Chandrasekhar Limit is 1.4 times the mass of the sun; a star that exceeds is destined to explode]
High principles of Democracy are trampled upon when Ministers become bonded labourers by swallowing own conscience and thinking independence
Dalit issue is all about lack of education and BJP forcing cultural purity and linguistic exclusivity will lead to Dalit status before long.
Many BJP supporters are well read and Tech/Management expert but never reveal their intellectual debt to the West which is selective amnesia
There is no better authority on Vedic wisdom than Sri Aurobindo but he was forthright in pointing out the best of West Indians must acquire.
China and Japan may be models of Development today but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo point out why India stands out among the comity of Nations
Mythology and Religious festivals foster repetition and spoil creativity. Lack of scientific temper in the country is a result of this malady
Spectacles and carnivals have their social and psychological utility but Vedic paradigm entails adventure of consciousness in deep recesses.
Election campaigns valorise Road shows & mobilising crowd like Religion. Sri Aurobindo stressed silent psychological elevation and Evolution
It's a travesty of Democracy that 220m people voted since February 11 but could not elect a Chief Minister till today, i.e., March 13, 2017.
Manoj Das and not @Swamy39 is more grounded in Sri Aurobindo's philosophy and global vision. He should be ideal candidate for next President
@Devarya As Sri Aurobindo believed that All life is Yoga one may treat politics and its revolutions very much as part of the evolving Spirit
@Devarya You are right. That is precisely the reason why spirituality needs to be imported into politics to transform it and turn it perfect
@Devarya In his August 14, 1947 broadcast, Sri Aurobindo sets out a gradual, five-stage process to that ideal destination. No royal highway!
@alok_bhatt @digvijaya_28 Autocorrect would have made it two words, I suppose.
@DasBolshevik What is the alternative that you propose, apart from theoretical ideal situations?
@DasBolshevik No take on defence and internal security. Mutual dignity has been introduced as a normative but I don't think it's sustainable
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad

(Pics 2017: Guntur, Haldia, Balasore, and Yanam)

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Linguistic Nations will be more vibrant, cohesive, and competitive

Returned from a month-long multi-nation tour: Andhra, Odisha, West Bengal etc. Both Dakshin Express and Poorva Express were eight hours late
@cpings4 Not in terms of legalities but culturally and language wise, they are definitely separate nations like the European nations.
@cpings4 You are right. People of India should be given freedom to choose the boundaries of their own sovereign nations with local flavour.
@cpings4 Present reality may not last long and overpopulation will force India to break into 40 to 50 nations with 50m population as maximum
@Birajmohandas @AgentSaffron @cpings4 Each language is a nation and accepting this reality of India is the most demanding aspect at present.
@cpings4 Sri Aurobindo advocated a World Union of free nations. Thus, a Federation of 50 Indian Nations can be a stepping stone towards it.
@Shakra_Kulish @cpings4 @AgentSaffron Thanks for deciphering something unique about me which I feel is a quest for Harmony & @IntegralUnity
@cpings4 Sri Aurobindo acted as per demands of time. Population has grown fourfold since then and so India may break
@cpings4 Fine. I'm not claiming I'm right but am convinced that linguistic nationality is a huge undercurrent waiting to explode any moment.
@cpings4 You may be right but I don't agree with your perception that there is some intrinsic virtue in India being a single large nation.
@cpings4 Future Indian Federation of 50 nations will also preserve the Indian wisdom and express it exponentially in the international arena
@cpings4 Every society is upholding some form of human values and I don't think only Indians have monopoly over it. Global vision essential.
Indians will really be empowered and attain their full potential when the Central Govt is abolished and the States become Sovereign nations.
@k_bhairav Federal structure is a possible scenario. What happens thereafter is not easy to predict. Besides, Nature avoids mere repetition.
@cpings4 @k_bhairav Status quo imparts a feeling of safety but my sense is that smaller nations will be more vibrant, cohesive & competitive
@Shiv_sahyadri @RAJ_KUMAR_VERMA @cpings4 No confusion at all. I am campaigning for a EU like Federation for India.
From AIT to Bastar, there is a need for dispassionate discussion on all aspects of Indian nationhood and future possibilities, sans agenda.
@cpings4 Variation of "Go to Pakistan" !
Frantically looking for English alphabets was such a disappointment while touring Andhra except EXPRESS written on some buses. New Nation?
Roadside cluster of shops are common but their makeshift nature and lack of symmetry or any kind of beauty should trouble urban designers.
News value is reckoned on the basis of TRP these days and often manufactured accordingly but emotional connect with leaders stay undisturbed
@ravithinkz @kalisbrood Humanities need to be promoted and those pursuing despite meagre employment opportunities/uncertainty must be lauded
@mahesh10816 Why crib? You may ask BJP to change the Constitution.
@profabanerjee Well, that's history. Btw, I'm campaigning for Sovereignty status for the States; Federal structure under a EU like umbrella.
@profabanerjee My feeling is that the Central Govt. is a bottleneck and linguistic Nations will be more vibrant, cohesive, and competitive.
With 18℅ of World population, India needs to be divided at least into 18 new nations for administrative efficiency and last mile Democracy.
Caste and Religion are dominant factors in UP election. There is no escape from this situation in foreseeable future unless State is split.
[Comparing Federal Structures: India, US] @MillenniumPost Garga Chatterjee
Democracy negotiating diversity and navigating through difference is perhaps an exemplary situation but raises questions about suitability.
Struggle for power will never allow fair play in politics but Democracy has that aspirational element built into it and Judiciary keeps watch
Sensing public mood is the most important aspect of Democracy and Elections are one of the tools for that. Imposing one's will is fascist.
It's amazing, why BJP doesn't encourage the straight and decent path to counter Leftist agenda instead of employing hooliganism by students?
Leftist future vision is as distorted as their history narrative. But BJP myopia and Hindutva slant makes them look virtuous in comparison.
Select BJP supporters have started feeling uncomfortable on certain fronts. Not enough; Hindutva needs to be dropped lock, stock, and barrel.
To whomsoever it may concern: This is to certify that we have been advising BJP for better sense to prevail since 2011 sans any remuneration
Supporting Congress, BJP, AAP, or the Left parties is a straight and clear indication of working against the National interest. Bitter truth
There is a difference between Left parties and Leftist scholarship. Neglecting Critical Theory or postmodernism is intellectual harakiri.
Twitter has helped people from all professions to metamorphose into political commentators which is good for Democracy but humility lacking.
Compulsion of political parties for keeping Advocates, TV Anchors, Newspaper Editors, Professors, and Psephologists in their rolls is costly
Spinning narratives out of isolated events is common in history writing but a misleading feature. Filter needed for right vision of future.
Many on Twitter are in business and have the image of being honest. This is difficult to accept unless donation is not treated as corruption
Like AIT, it's difficult for me to assess criticism against Aadhaar or EVMs due to inadequate technical knowledge. Why others are confused?
Apex level political discourse on Twitter always finding an alibi for veering towards a female member proves Freud right day in and day out.
Thankfully, what goes on on Twitter has little relevance to real world. People are single-mindedly busy with their own affair and transport.
Savitri Era: Futility of various religions and rituals #SriAurobindo
Reading "Ama Odia Chalachitrara Itihasa: 1936 - 2016" by Parikshit Jena from Sabitri Gita Prakashani, Bhubaneswar; 372 pages. @OdiaCulture
My elder brother passed away yesterday. Death remains the most crucial question mark vis-à-vis human existence or all pursuit of excellence.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have been the most serious explorers to grapple with "conquering Death" but nothing tangible has surfaced so far.
All political discourse or Developmental activities pale in significance before the humongous issue of Death and Sri Aurobindo is insistent.
@Gayatri__J @SuryaNishtala All are under the spell of confusion in the absence of any firm future vision. Sri Aurobindo is a beacon of light
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo were never interested in reforming various religions; they simply had no confidence in them at all. Caveat emptor
@harigiri941 @PanchaVaktra It would be an error to restrict Sri Aurobindo to his Uttarpara utterance and equate Santana Dharma with Hinduism
If Religion A has survived without any reference to or assistance from Religion B, it proves futility and obsolescence of both the Religions
Worshipping false Gods fascinates people. So, rationality demands that superstitions imposed by tradition and culture are dispensed with.
Can you think of the sheer beauty of a full moon without the association of this festival or that relating to some Religion or its founder?
Go to any scenic place and it is so disappointing that all the prime locations are occupied by installations by some Religion or the other.
Those building career out of Mythology and Rituals are free to do so. Ordinary individuals bear the responsibility for insulating themselves
Protecting school-going children from the tyranny of Mythological Fiction and Religious Rituals is a paramount duty of parents and teachers.
Unlike political Parties in a Democracy, Religions don't enjoy the privilege of a superior validity if followed by a larger number of people
Fictions abound from Religious sources and every person has the right and responsibility to scrutinise them by applying ordinary prudence.
BJP is building its ecosystem steadily but it can never secure legitimacy for Hindutva. Modernity will triumph over Mythology, ultimately.
@profabanerjee Hindutva as an aggressive political ideology was not so prevalent during Sri Aurobindo's time. So my tasks are a bit sterner.
What one learns when young as enjoyable and beautiful due to family influence may not retain the same charm in the years next. No illiteracy
@PanchaVaktra @harigiri941 Perceptions evolve over time. Keeping Sri Aurobindo at a distance from immediate political situations might help.
Nothing more absurd than Modi supporters hallucinating of him as harbinger of harmony and glory in the county as per Sri Aurobindo's vision.
@harigiri941 @PanchaVaktra @OhWhyC @RAJ_KUMAR_VERMA It's 1907. Btw supporters' inflated expectations from Modi is at fault and being exposed
@OhWhyC @harigiri941 @PanchaVaktra @RAJ_KUMAR_VERMA Mandate for PM is a tightrope walking in which Modi has performed reasonably well so far
@PanchaVaktra @harigiri941 @OhWhyC @RAJ_KUMAR_VERMA Hawkish Hindu-centric demands are difficult to fulfill for any PM and Modi acts clever.
@OhWhyC @harigiri941 @PanchaVaktra @RAJ_KUMAR_VERMA On Education and History front, I agree. But books should be written by scholars, not PM
@PanchaVaktra @OhWhyC @harigiri941 @RAJ_KUMAR_VERMA The names you mention will disagree on many issues. There are deeper problems if opened.
@Retributions Novelty factor of 2014 can't be repeated by Modi but Dalit and Middle Class Congress votes migrating to BJP is a reality now.
@SandeepLaw @maidros78 @Indialover2013 @sarkar_swati Certain compulsions emerge when one is in power. Hope, you retain your liberal voice.
BJP, despite its Nationalist stance, is more attuned to Regional differences than Congress and won't ride roughshod over States' sentiments.
Odisha is least affected by Hindutva and Congress decline is the sole reason of BJP gaining. Pundits better refrain from complex analyses!
All ABVP bashing notwithstanding, as long as the Govt doesn't exhibit any sign of throttling protest avenues, it can't be accused as fascist
ABVP surgical strike at Ramjas has been able to strategically hijack the Seminar theme and widen it to interrogate diverse memes and norms.
@kazhugan Not to get carried away by negative outpourings and posit something for objective assessment of the situation was my suggestion.
RSS strives to surreptitiously usurp various functions demarcated for State and dictate things from behind without assuming responsibility.
Congress rule was like undergoing MBA course for the people. BJP and Regional parties are like facing ground realities when one lands a job.
Modi is going through electioneering rituals mechanically; he isn't interested in ruling the States. He loves CMs of other parties under him
@_SwarajIndia @_YogendraYadav That's not enough for a political party to be successful. An icon like Sri Aurobindo is needed @MakrandParanspe
@AgentSaffron @jaganniwas It's paradoxical that staunch Sita Ram Goel admirers fight among themselves and there is no consensus on issues.
Many BJP supporters expected career opportunities by spreading hate but now it seems they have come around to shedding hope, thanks to Modi.
Let there be no confusion that the Modi-Jaitley combine has provided the country a reasonably satisfactory Democratic atmosphere so far.
As hawks among the Hindutva camp are feeling restless and are mounting scorn on Modi, it seems necessary to judge Govt./Jaitley objectively.
Right voices should matter in a Democracy without being subservient to any Party or discredited leader. That is the sign of People's power.
Many Hindutva supporters recommend Sri Aurobindo without reading his books themselves. They refuse to amend their flawed impression of him.
Followers of Vivekananda mention Sri Aurobindo's name at times without realising that irreconcilable contradictions exist between the two.
Compared to UPA regime present Govt is far more Democratic, transparent, and participatory. Modi's foreign trips are not secret like Sonia's
Arun Jaitley deserves praise for navigating present Govt. to adhere to Constitutional values. The role of Ram Madhav, perhaps, is laudable.
Those mocking Rahul G. as campaigning for BJP should understand that Modi-Jaitley are zealously driving BJP towards the Congress destination.

(Pics: Chandipur, Narsapur, Haldia, Yanam)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Futility of various religions and rituals

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Savitri Era: Human ingenuity is not an insulation against stupidity #SriAurobindo
Adhering to minimum levels of intellectual honesty can help in convergence of understanding in a mechanical manner. Let's cherish that power.
Let not career or comfort compel you to compromise on intellectual front which is our greatest asset. Resolve, rather, to scale newer peaks.
Let not the past devour your present and the future. Literature, Mythology and Fiction conspire to ruin your sentiments laying sedimentation.
Nature is a convenient term for countless invisible actions animating the Universe of which a not inconsiderable share within a human being.
No nation or religion has any qualification to understand the mystery of Nature nor any amount of Mythology or Literature can unravel it.
Reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the most effective means to realise the futility of various faiths, religions and rituals.

Misc. References:
[our mind and ego are like the crown and dome of a temple jutting out from the waves while the building is submerged
Golgonooza: The Lives of Sri Aurobindo
“The Ever-Living Presence” Part 09. The Work Before us: Are we Ready?
Friends, here is Part 11 of Nadkarni-ji's "Invitation to Savitri". Namaskar. "... there are the subtle physical...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Human ingenuity is not an insulation against stupidity

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Literal reading of Sri Aurobindo can be deceptive. He, rather, helps to juggle with ideas and ontological constructs as a mental gymnastics.
Purpose of education is to make modern generation aware about wrongs of motheaten theologies, scientific theories, and political ideologies.
There is a real problem of communication,
Due to language, various languages, and comprehension;
Not to speak of vagaries of interpretation.
University syllabus is an arbitrary imposition and not anything Divinely ordained. They need to be challenged and reconstituted every year.
Let not the past to dictate the present. Human ingenuity is not an insulation against downright stupidity or sagacity going down the drain.
Prevailing norms binding individuals to society need to be interrogated ruthlessly without any anchorage to past conventions and religions.
Lens of the past is the best way to skew the vision of the future. Designing the centuries ahead can't continue to draw inspiration from it.
Each and every State of India is a nation. They must be granted Sovereignty and set free as Democratic Republics by dissolving Central Govt.
@blog_supplement Each language is a nation very naturally and hence States should be accorded Sovereign status. Religious identity secondary.
Bengali scholars writing books on society, polity, culture & religion by surveying the whole world but omitting Sri Aurobindo is an anomaly.
A brilliant study like "The Idea of Nation and its Future in India" By Shibani Kinkar Chaube (2017) is an example.
Election and power politics no doubt are crucial but without winning the ideological war through intellectual prowess, no firm gain possible.
RW lacks number and competence but Left leaning authors are guilty of selective amnesia and conspicuous omissions bordering on conspiracy.
@mediacrooks School text books are not the only source of knowledge. Neglecting scholarship will cost Hindutva heavily for 2-3 dacades more.
@kazhugan @hindupost To give the devil his due, some basic facts have been enumerated. How to remedy the situation however remains a mystery.
@kazhugan Gap arising out of interpretation and uneven inferences is normal but here the problem is of deliberate obfuscation or omission.
@kazhugan Deep layers of sedimentation and resulting prejudices keep Indians chained. Respecting elders is often transposed to old knowledge.
@kazhugan Erratic and evasive responses on account of Colonialism and Marxism are a reality in India and can't be glossed over so lightly.
@kazhugan No disputing there. The contributions have been outstanding but glitches equally devastating. For instance
Suspect what is written or what you have been told. Possible, they are layers of lies forming swathes of falsehood peddled across centuries.
Respect the few years you have been on this planet and your first hand experiences. Rejecting meta-narratives is a sound and safer strategy.
Dissect with precision all agenda-driven information. Most books are careful camouflage of inherent methodological error by clever discourse.
Diagnose the causes of conflict and confusion from widest possible data but avoid any wild speculation as solution.
Consenting to the cause of any nation or religion robs you of freedom and nose for objectivity. Proclivity toward universality is preferable.
For accuracy sake, all proper names should be mentioned sans honorifics or fond references and it shouldn't be considered as lack of respect.
@dubash The Foreign Minister's picture on the doormat perhaps would have been a more realistic portrayal of the situation obtaining at home.
@dm_ghaziabad Sir, I walked from Lalkuan to Ghantaghar but didn't find any sign of any effort/intention for cleaning such an arterial road.

Misc. References:
[The Imaginary Institution of India - Politics and Ideas by Sudipta Kaviraj] via @amazonIN
It is being proven that the politics of pure nationalism is a politics of re-infantilising the governed.
Bharatiya Thought Is Not Understood In America -
[resemblance to M.P. Pandit, a Sri Aurobindo-Mother scholar is intentional though all the incidents are imaginary.]
[philosophers have drawn the boundary, physically & metaphysically,  even more retrograde & rigid than Hegel’s own.]
[it's Bauman's view that understanding may achieve valid results as an aspect of the ongoing process of social life]
[Now everything seems hollow and empty. Damn, I can’t even find perverse satisfaction in being miserable and bitter]
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
Savitri Era Learning Forum: There can't be any final explanation #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion
Plain & Simple: The concept of consciousness continues to resist elucidation #SriAurobindo
[the concept of consciousness continues to resist elucidation. ‘unsolvable’ aspect of the problem that interests me]
Savitri Era: There is no unmixed victory #SriAurobindo #DeMonetisation

[God cannot be empirically significant since God cannot both be empirically significant, and be the cause for such empirical significance.] Posted by Nirmalangshu Mukherji - Friday, 6 January 2017

[interpretation produces an unobjective corpus that confirms the biases of the dominant culture, which is then treated as the literature everyone has to master] Posted on 29 December 2016 by Shyam Ranganathan

[But can something pleasurable be pointless? I enjoy philosophy when it’s well done--hell, even sometimes when it’s not, for the same reason I sometimes enjoy lousy films.] By John Horgan on January 5, 2017

[it is these independent, critical yet constructive voices that can really add value] Read more at:

[If educators assume philosophy is pointless, it’s fair to say that most academic philosophers (unlike, say, mathematicians, or linguists) are still territorial, or ignorant, about the viability of their subject beyond the cloisters.] Charlotte Blease Monday 9 January 2017

[All these people understood that they could only grab and retain ordinary citizens' attention with good yarns: powerful, memorable, morally compelling narratives that could prompt the listener to step inside and take a stance. That is the argument Mr Evans makes in a very short, very sharp book, “The Myth Gap”. He observes that all successful movements, including those that overturned slavery and racial discrimination, consisted of a network of small and large communities held together not by common calculations or common acceptance of certain technical facts, but by commonly-proclaimed narratives about the past and the future.] Jan 8th 2017 by ERASMUS

[Khanna recommends a combination of democracy and meritocratic rule—“direct technocracy”—which would chasten the demands of an often myopic public with the long-term judgment of the nation’s “best and brightest.” The author’s model for direct democracy is Switzerland’s, while his exemplar of technocratic oversight is Singapore’s, and he ably discusses both.] KIRKUS REVIEW

January 18, 2017 8:13 PM
[emotions are directly tied to our actions... Emotions, then, are creative.]

Friday, December 30, 2016

There is no unmixed victory

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo may be valuable for me as a believer but I don't expect others to be appreciative to the same degree.
By combing philosophy blogs from 2005 to 2016, I come to the conclusion that they are mere attempts and there can't be any final explanation
Being a figment and a fragment, it's absurd for me to expect to understand the mystery of the whole creation, or read it through a language.
No philosophy, religion, or poetic imagination can be said to be even partly true since without knowing the mystery of the whole no part is valid
Those passionate about some specific theory or ideology may proceed on their own risk since no secure foundation for it can be established.
Expecting events to be driven by moral norms is an error. Life and the world being a mystery, deducing any kind of order or logic is caprice
[Take the example of the story of Sharmistha, the princess, and Devyani. The lesson is, there is no unmixed victory]
Each Religion is a work of fiction, an alternative narrative, breaking heads or bones over the sanctity or veracity of which is stupidity.
From Ribosomes in cells to Rhizome in culture diversity has varieties of explanations but multiple Religions for human species is illusion
Life is short and everyone is on the way. So, no one knows it fully and all past writings and other content are suppositions or speculations
Solipsism, Reductionism, Relativism, or Nihilism etc are often referred to in a negative sense but each has some truth in it and hold up mirror
The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs initiated wide ranging critical scrutiny in 2008 but people in general have failed to take benefit
Available online, The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs provides rare glimpses into history of freedom struggle.
One advantage of being in Twitter is the feeling of roaming among the most ethical persons on earth although that never happens in real life
Modernity is grateful to India for producing excellent democrats like MGR, NTR, JJ, Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee, Naveen, Mulayam, Lalu, & Modi!
Jantar Mantar protests, TV news channels, and Twitter have acquired so much influence that Indian Democracy has changed beyond recognition.
Modi is sure to create a world record in terms of TRP for his forthcoming address to the nation. Goes well with his megalomaniac enterprises
The way the #DeMonetisation aftermath is snowballing, it looks unlikely that Modi Govt would survive this year. The sword of RSS can strike!
All said and done, the intellectual overhaul #DeMonetisation has triggered within Hindutva bandwagon is the most salutary, evolutionarily.
Savitri Era: NaMo has lobbed PoMo bomb by DeMo #SriAurobindo #DeMonetisation
Current equations between citizen groups shouldn't be decided on the basis of events that took place or books written 50 or 100 years before
Each State and specified region must delink from the India narrative and decide its fate democratically based on local demography and drive.
The task today is to be independent, objective and honest in holding opinions and examine each issue separately by shunning grand narratives
No knowledge system has explained the human mystery and so recommending any is erroneous and superfluous. Each one must follow unique flow.
If you haven't personally experienced or verified the effect of any ritual, tradition, or knowledge-system, better to avoid recommending it.
One needs to be honest with oneself and ask constantly: Whether what I'm defending is really the right thing to do? Do I have enough proof?
Plurality of opinion may seem normal but is an anomaly on rational criterion. Purified understanding can converge and harmonise perspectives
Human Cycle and World Union are very relevant concepts introduced by Sri Aurobindo which can give a more rounded global perspective. [TNM55]
Literal reading of Sri Aurobindo can be deceptive. He, rather, helps to juggle with ideas and ontological constructs as a mental gymnastics.
This rationalist glorification of human ingenuity dovetails into an overall ontology that is too mysterious and beyond human comprehension.
The theoretical foundation that Sri Aurobindo built by bridging tradition and modernity has no parallel but most don't read due to prejudice
Sri Aurobindo is the most suitable alternative to flawed ideologies ensuing from Marx, Gandhi, Nehru, Subhas, Lohia, Ambedkar, and Savarkar.
There is not a single text or philosophy which can satisfactorily explain the mystery of life and the world or the working of the Universe.
Man and the Divine are two major abstractions in the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo because of which normal human affairs are often sidetracked
Seminal scientific discoveries or political events don't hold much value in Sri Aurobindo's philosophy although they matter for individuals.
Indifference towards normal life is a key defect of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy as there is no reliable method for transformation of emotions
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo advise to replace the ordinary human motivation for diverse aspects of life with dispassion but such a task fails
Life's journey being an unique and unknown trajectory for each person, looking for patterns in collective or religious affairs is a falsity.
Future needn't be defined by past writings or belief; even science doesn't offer any firm standpoint. Life and the world are mysteries still
Intellectual pursuits are driven by career prospects and hence no genuine avenues are being explored. Need to delink knowledge from money.
As a hostage of emotions, man has limited control on action but his perception of the world derives from diverse sources, known and unknown.
Succumbing to psycho-physical methods in the guise of Yoga and philosophical system-building might seem normal but it's not without hazards.
@Nationalistweet In a sense, to teach is to cheat as no one knows the reality and each person is of different make. But for many it's career
Whatever we know, including Vedic, are mere suppositions and probabilities. But life, with its material compulsions, offers diverse careers.
@Nationalistweet Each person evolves according to his own situation (a mystery) and so it's difficult to recommend any particular career.
@Siddhakrishna You have your own background and mission; so it's difficult to come out of that bondage. We are all bonded. @Nationalistweet
@Nationalistweet @Siddhakrishna It's a mystery in the sense that I had no complete control over various happenings and availability of tools
@Siddhakrishna @Nationalistweet I'm hinting at the infinite possibilities that an individual harbours regardless of his past and community.
@Siddhakrishna @Nationalistweet That's where a man is different from the tree. Perception avenues in man is limitless and unique to each one
@Siddhakrishna "Mystery" is how we may define man despite wide biological affinity with most mammals. Perceiving new knowledge is his forte.
Future needn't be defined by past writings or belief; even science doesn't offer any firm standpoint. Life and the world are mysteries still
There is not a single text or philosophy which can satisfactorily explain the mystery of life and the world or the working of the Universe.
Jibana bisayare chinta kariba samastanka pain eka sadharana katha. Kintu jibana kana o kouthipain, taku parjyalochana karibata ete sahaja nuhen. (Odia)

Misc. References:

[Why has intellectual discourse largely aligned with every ruling regime? Read to know]
[Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra]
[the concept of consciousness continues to resist elucidation. ‘unsolvable’ aspect of the problem that interests me] Mukherji 
Our brains don't fully mature until after we hit 30 via @MailOnline
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management: Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), Ghaziabad

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

NaMo has lobbed PoMo bomb by DeMo

Tweets by @SavitriEraParty: 
Books like Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys (ed by Bi-qi B. Lei, JC Ick, & Poonam Trivedi) and Hegel's India (by Rathore & Rimina Mohapatra) seek to bridge East and West.
@AudreyTruschke Best wishes. You might be interested in the just published Hegel's India. Thanks. @LangaMahesh
Savitri Era Party: Top tweets by Savitri Era Party #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams #FreeTheStates #DeMonetisation
Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo espouses Modernity #WorldUnion #DeMonetisation
@rvaidya2000 Two Gujaratis heading BJP too is a danger signal not only for the party but for the nation as a whole as it violates Federalism
So far, Modi has tried to taste and utilise all privileges that comes with the office of the PM in a super fast speed barring of course Nuke
As #BobDylan was awarded #NobelPrizeLiterature, a strong demand is welling up to award Nobel Prize in Economics to Modi for #DeMonetisation.
Modi evokes a formidable political opposition. So forcing #DeMonetisation or #DigitalPayments is bound to be resisted with multiplied vigour
@_Mauna_ @Flyfiddlesticks @madrasmail #DeMonetisation
News of huge amount of cash seized by police is pouring in. I'm wondering about the gigantic quantities of cash that has escaped authorities
@VikasSaraswat Thankfully, no Hindu-Muslim divide here as is common, or almost a norm, in many cases of allegations of crime or misdemeanor.
Continued hardship faced by 1.3 billion people owing to #DeMonetisation must force us to rethink on Centre so that States become sovereign.
Involvement of non-political players like Ramdev and Anna Hazare since 2010 along with crony-Capitalism has debilitated Parliamentary system
Despite waning of Congress, no other party has national presence. This proves that the Central Govt is an abnormal postulate of Constitution
Recent happenings in Tamil Nadu shows how the States genuinely are nations and are slipping into the imperial or monarchial pattern of Govt.
People of India can taste true Democracy only if the States are granted Sovereignty and the local culture and language receives legitimacy.
The Constitution of India has become like a ship carrying Indians towards Bermuda Triangle. The States as free nations is the only solution.
Parliament logjam is not due to any person or opposition but rather indicates the absurdity of Indian Constitution and the Parliament itself
Those who used to write the most biting tweets have joined the Govt. and hence BJP has been robbed of some valuable intellectual resources.
A dozen people or so tweet on Hindu theme all the year round. No other topic interests them; no earthquake or tsunami can stir them off it.
To the credit of #DeMonetisation, it has been a great leveler. Economists and novices alike are clueless about its impact and are babbling!
Hindutva votaries practice a form of untouchability. By not listening to or engaging with those opposed to them, they miss out on idea front
No doubt there are discrepancies but painting such universal themes like Secular, Liberal, or Human Rights pejoratively by the RW is a folly
NITI Aayog Lucky draws and recounting of cash by Banks are mind boggling things to hear. Therefore it's difficult to imagine what's in store
@AshayNaik1 Sri Aurobindo worked with Tilak and wrote about him. Evolutionary role of Lal-Bal-Pal collectively differs from your perception.
RW visibility should be matched by intellectual muscle as well as integrity which is missing. Even Modernity in India is a problem for many.
Ramdev fined and PayTM cheated are good news and the country seems to be slipping into a chaotic mode. Let the States be Sovereign Republics
Mythology, Sanskrit, and Rituals are against Modernity and Democracy and hence should be avoided except by those who pursue as their career.
Languages can regain their rightful place if the States become independent nations. India as a British legacy is ruining growth of Democracy
No knowledge system has explained the human mystery and so recommending any is erroneous and superfluous. Each one must follow unique flow.
Mythology and Rituals promote casteism; perpetuate feudalism. Children should be exposed to the ideals of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.
It's a matter of satisfaction that without any power of clairvoyance and just with lens of commonsense, we have opposed Modi since inception
Most Modi opponents belong to some political faction or the other but we have always advised to oppose the AAP, BJP, Congress, and the Left.
Modi is under the clutch of international syndicates and a few domestic corporates. So transparency and genuine Democracy can't be expected.
Modi avoids media and doesn't speak his mind. #DeMonetisation has proved that he has not been honest with fellow countrymen on his intention
@SavitriEraParty Modi has disappointed supporters to a large extent on Hindutva score to keep foreign masters happy.
Dire need for commonsense-based reasoning in the interest of the country and fellow citizens instead of blindly supporting a party or leader
Right understanding of issues can banish Left-Right divide and allow people-centric policies like decentralisation to occupy the centrestage
If you haven't personally experienced or verified the effect of any ritual, tradition, or knowledge-system, better to avoid recommending it.
A minor slant or omission while describing past events can turn the whole story false. So, extreme care is needed not to distort the truth.
One needs to be honest with oneself and ask constantly: Whether what I'm defending is really the right thing to do? Do I have enough proof?
Each person is so different by his or her background as well as future that it is hardly useful to teach or influence. Better to check self.
Methodological integrity is integral to any claim to decent scholarship and shouldn't be sacrificed at the altar of some hue of Nationalism.
Plurality of opinion may seem normal but is an anomaly on rational criterion. Purified understanding can converge and harmonise perspectives
Human Cycle and World Union are very relevant concepts introduced by Sri Aurobindo which can give a more rounded global perspective. [TNM55]
Sober expression of difference and avoiding ad hominem is the hallmark of a mature engagement with theory and navigating through uncertainty
Evolution acts as a tension between the cyclical or mechanical movement of Nature and an emergent urge towards New.
@postcolonialist I agree with the thrust of the thread but will stick my neck out to look at #DeMonetisation as a shock therapy for people.
@postcolonialist #DeMonetisation has put people in enormous hardships but it has also taken economic lessons to every home and every person.
@postcolonialist As a decision, it would have stood tall but the subsequent 50-50 scheme and push for cashless payments robbed its sanctity.
@maidros78 With due respect to your honesty of purpose, studies like this, despite uneven inferences, should spur an intellectual churning.
@rupasubramanya @postcolonialist
@bhartendu2206 In a slightly lighter vein, may I offer the hypothesis that Rulers seem to be kowtowing before Mercantile class at the moment
Modi Govt has lost credibility; must be said to go. More and more of his fans are realising the folly of supporting.
@satyanveshan Nothing personal in this; its all policy and facts based. I think, every responsible and concerned citizen should contribute.
@Oundhakar @postcolonialist Nice way of putting it! But I still hold that an intellectual fermentation is underway and that's the +ve part.
@Oundhakar @postcolonialist I agree. But Hindutva folks are being rewired to think in economic terms instead of Muslims, beef, and temples!
@Oundhakar Defending #DeMonetisation is the greatest intellectual challenge that Hindutva bandwagon has faced during the last hundred years.
@arvindneela Now, FM. @atlasdanced
@nirvana74v @vimuktaatma Power, Money, and Sex are the most fundamental levers that drive man. Tech can't even be a distant fourth. My 2c.
@satyanveshan Your supposition is not shared by millions of fellow Indians. Not mentioning Cashless push on Nov 8 is one of his recent lies.
@satyanveshan The PM withholding the real intention behind #DeMonetisation on Nov 8 is dishonesty. Winning elections are a different game!
The task today is to be independent, objective and honest in holding opinions and examine each issue separately by shunning grand narratives
Transparency and candour on the part of leaders is a key indicator of genuine Democracy. But in India, we encounter a conspiracy of silence.
It's amazing that despite being in power for 31 months Modi supporters have not been able to earn an iota of legitimacy or build credibility
The very name "NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)" says it all. It bothers no one that Aayog is superficial and absurd
#DeMonetisation has applied a body blow to the abilities of Modi, Shah, Jaitley, MoF, NITI Aayog, RBI, RSS, VIF, Doval, Bibek Debroy, et al.
Knowledge is neither Hindu nor Christian; neither Buddhist nor Muslim. Hence The Mother & Sri Aurobindo formulated and promoted Integralism.
Books by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo help to shatter set beliefs and unexamined notions; stoke irreverence for past but humility for future.
#DeMonetisation offers the right occasion to think, if India as a country uses USD or Euro, then why its citizens shouldn't be permitted so?
This storm in a Taimur-cup has once again proved the infantile mode of RW thinking and their propensity to be worked up over trivial matters
Sri Aurobindo's plea and messianic zeal for Spirituality almost matches in passion his missionary spirit of Nationalism denting credibility.
Coercive instincts of Modi regime can't be understood by political correctness without Evolutionary dialectics of Sri Aurobindian ontology.
Valorising past ideologies is a losing game as their disintegration or obsolescence is sure. Sri Aurobindo awakes to Evolutionary preference
Dominant religions and political factions compete to rule but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo inaugurated reign of Savitri Era on March 29, 1914.
Constitutional posts demand adhering to strict stereotypes and avoiding subjective flourishes and yet people expect their holders to overtop
Arbitrary use of Sanskrit acts as a cause for largescale alienation and marginalisation in domains from religious rituals to music and dance
Bollywood movies have influenced generations of Indians although they are yet to be accorded theoretical prestige in discourse on ethics.
BJP as a party seems to have gone into hibernation since it has become a cipher as regards policy decisions and scrutinising implementation.
The Supremo and High Command culture prevailing across political parties in India has made Democracy a joke. Time for people to wake up.
The British gifted us Democracy but the present generation is responsible to ensure its quality. RW seems to be against sec-lib-dem trinity!
Modi knows well that no one is his friend except his image. So he is least bothered about the economy or any ecosystem. Circus is his forte!
Someday Modi will build his own statue proving JJ a visionary and Mayawati a prophet. For Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, autobiography was aswarga!
BJP priority is to copy all Congress misdeeds so that supporters can justify them easily. A sly Muslim angle also can be readily discernible
BJP supporters proclaim that India belongs to them and others are mere loiters or exploiters. They long for a form of graded citizenships.
BJP fans won't tolerate any criticism of the Govt nor will judge its steps independently. Always a comparison with past act would accompany.
The height of the planned statues can serve as an indication of how deep the inferiority complex of BJP supporters is which refuses to heal.
Property rights is sacrosanct for Market leading to status quo but Democracy is the means for shuffling fortunes and overhauling hierarchies
Many Modi supporters are quite intelligent and well read but they compulsively justifying #DeMonetisation or #shivajistatue is pathetic tune
A doctor needs to be independent for correct diagnosis but in-house psephologists of BJP feeding it crap is the most redeeming phenomenon.
RSS has a nationwide network of paid-cadre and sympathisers who inter alia function as intelligence personnel or rumour-mongers when needed.
Forging Indian people as a monolith is a pet RSS notion and so Aadhar and Cashless idea are proving to be exactly what RSS has been aspiring
Those working at macro level will obviously find Cashless tempting but respecting privacy and freedom is essential.
@scribe_it In fact, "Swayamsevak" doesn't mean anything special or formal membership since everyone is a "Swayamsevak" serving self-interest
@sabhlok Resurrecting Gandhi is surely an interesting but strange facet. Pushparaj V Deshpande advocates the same.
@sabhlok States of India as independent Republics, however, is the most needed radical step for stoking Development from the grassroots.
@sabhlok With due respect, #Gandhi, as an icon, has numerous problems and his economics, still larger. Not worth endorsing! @vimuktaatma
All political campaigners like S. Gurumurthy, P. Sainath, Rajiv Dixit, Baba Ramdev, Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi are passé
Let's hope that in 2017, people of India recognise the genius of Sri Aurobindo and the political relevance he had displayed at Surat in 1907
Modi is a puppet in the hands of Ambani and International syndicates in the same way as Sonia is of Italian mafia. India is yet to be free.
Mythology, history, tradition, rituals, and culture etc exert hegemony and belittle one's individuality. Safe to be away from metanarratives
@vimuktaatma 20th century philosophy has immense treasure for rescuing individuality within which Sri Aurobindo's interpretations is pivotal
Longing for belonging is normal during adolescence but individuation is basic responsibility as adults. No better guide than Sri Aurobindo.
Sanskrit texts give a false and disproportionate sense of authority and legitimacy disregarding which is essential for cutting complacency.
Literal reading of Sri Aurobindo can be deceptive. He, rather, helps to juggle with ideas and ontological constructs as a mental gymnastics.
Though I wrote an article on EFT twenty years back as a Bank officer, I have avoided using it till now. Hope to retain that freedom in future. [TNM55]
With #DeMonetisation Modi can be said to have lobbed the #postModernism bomb in India as people are grappling with uncertainty & ambivalence
As people scramble to gather a secure meaning of Artha, principles of Dharma are bound to be called into question to undergo reexaminations.
This rationalist glorification of human ingenuity dovetails into an overall ontology that is too mysterious and beyond human comprehension.
@yugaparivartan Hope you add a few citations, - for and against, - your assertions in future instalments so that it bears an academic look.
@gopikamisra @veenavenugopal Even the complain is a pretext to talk about the kid! May be, something ingrained due to evolutionary necessity
@Bhairavaprasada @WordOfTheFree @AgentSaffron @venkateshkm So we even need a Greek national to put sand in our eyes!
@KiranKS @dwarakiMN My idea !
@SandeepLaw Why only judiciary, all Constitutional authorities need to be observed on ongoing basis by Civil Society group including lawyers
@Retributions @politico The revenge of Gulf War as video game!
@ibfc007 @abhility @Bodhisatvaa Following too ambitious time tables is the reason why trains are running late invariably. Time to junk them!
@Bodhisatvaa @ibfc007 @abhility If nothing more is expected than the actual, then nothing is pathetic. Expecting too much is root of grief!
@Tweeter_wapsi @c_aashish My vote goes to Millennium Post
@KiranKS Watched Lucky Star (Malayalam - 2013) on TV on Wednesday with a nice theme and fine acting without understanding the language.
Twitter can be a much more useful forum of conversation if DP is abolished and change of handle name is not permitted. @TwitterIndia
@vimuktaatma @TwitterIndia Frequent change of DP and Name by users becomes difficult to decipher by followers. An unnecessary task on memory
@vimuktaatma @TwitterIndia They are for illiterates, just like our election symbols. Not for people like you, obviously! @rranjan501
@rranjan501 Judging can't be avoided, it's rather essential. But the point is, it should be firm and stable without confusion over identity.
[The trouble with this artistic portrayal of fascism is that Benito Mussolini, the suave gentleman, doesn’t fit.] NM
[some of Noam Chomsky’s recent views are also problematic in the perspective on fascism I am trying to develop.] ~NM
[each country must be investigated to understand power, we turn briefly to the Indian scene.] ~Nirmalangshu Mukherji
Mind and Resistance: Everybody Loves a Good Fascist--Part VI
Yearning-for-consciousness - part-I
[consciousness, belief & knowledge are interpersonal social devices; on par with values such as ethics & aesthetics]
[My first encounters with Alasdair MacIntyre. 08 Sunday Nov 2015. Posted by Amod Lele] #KenWilber #Hegel
[Philosophy must recognize that there can be more precision in a complex novelistic description than in abstract theoretical discourse] ~MCN
[How should we teach critical thinking? Peter Ellerton, Lec in Critical Thinking, University of Queensland] via @wef
Our brains don't fully mature until after we hit 30 via @MailOnline
[unrealistic assumptions such as the belief in a perfectly rational, utility-maximizing, autonomous individual.]
[In every reactionary there lies a bit of Don Quixote, pining for the Golden Age—and making a fool of himself.] ~ML
[Democracy requires a citizenship that meets, deliberates and interacts without fear and hatred. give people a voice
[Deleuze essay, Foucault on panopticism. Haggerty and Ericsson’s Surveillant Assemblage makes Deleuze’s argument, but is in an easier idiom]
[“If one has to study philosophy one has to analyse Beckett’s Waiting for Godot first" Prof Shobhan Chowdhury Gomes]
[Tolkien, an author I love, including two remarkable Film Trilogies made by Peter Jackson from LOTR and The Hobbit]
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Rehearsals of what a person might someday be #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion @2045Initiative
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, A.K. Ramanujan, and Noam Chomsky #SriAurobindo #IntegralYoga
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Renovating democracy by innovating how communities engage #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion
Plain & Simple: Max Weber, Maslow, and Sri Aurobindo
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
Listen Soulfull House Mix 2 Program by : Shamika
@Fact [We are before an extraordinary mystery, which could truly be a fairy tale. The fairy tale of the species.] Satprem