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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Focusing on genocide and tyranny is one-eyed history

No higher pursuit is feasible in empty stomach. So after assuming power at Centre, RW ecosystem is gravitating towards intellectual churning
Blogs or Journal articles are not enough; to get quoted, books have to be written. Need to tackle Universities and the Publishing industry.
RSS is being criticised by avid supporters for silence/inaction but lately it has been espousing some really progressive themes, discreetly.
Rajiv Malhotra needs to be jettisoned like Pravin Togadia. Intellectual wars are to be won by convincing cold print and not sprint polemics.
@rsaroja70 They have a long way to go but on Twitter one meets many bright young men who are unable to unshackle from the Hindutva fetters.
People means the people of India or its citizens. Those who cunningly replace it by Hindu are living in a fool's paradise. Sheer dishonesty!
You are free to establish institutions of excellence but never be ungrateful towards those who have contributed to hold this nation together
Focusing on exploitation, tyranny, and genocide by ignoring nurturing of art & culture, patronising artisans & inventors is one-eyed history
India has a set of laws the origins of which go back to Greek & Roman times. Studying their ethical and philosophical underpinning is a must
For some time it appeared that the respectable RW tag would really transform thinking but now it seems that it will be limited to RSS only.
Knowledge is key to success but RSS echochamber and dumbing down will keep a large section of Indians underdeveloped like Dalits in the past
Many will readily narrate instances of social service performed by RSS but won't realise how it manipulates and poisons people's thinking.
Freeing India from the clutches of RSS and Congress seems impossible but The Mother Sri Aurobindo have already sown the seeds 100 years ago.
Modi has no power to defy international syndicate and hence following the footsteps of the previous regime. Cheerleaders soon to be in tears
Calling upon all right thinking people to support Savitri Era Party for ushering in new politics and renewed commitment for law and ethics.
@aroonpurie News channels are dumb clones of each other but the prominent role of INDIA TODAY fortnightly in modernising the nation laudable
Many write-ups on Sri Aurobindo either don't focus on or present a distorted version of his political views. So, one must be always careful.
@manasharya Thanks for the ambitious attempt to capture many sidedness within a single article although the unifying message hardly emerges.
@HindolSengupta @dravirmani Present international system is about nations and laws. So, no need to be unnecessarily alarmed about religions.
@AgentSaffron And Sri Aurobindo's famous address was broadcast over AIR Tiruchirappalli on August 14, 1947 where he outlined his #FiveDreams
Hindutva enthusiasts spreading hatred against Muslims and Dalit activists abusing Brahmins are unnecessary unpleasantness one is forced face
Never before Revolution was so easy and safe: Tweeting anonymously from the comfort of your room sans the need of any one else or dependence
The world outside, thankfully, runs in its normal pattern and a Metro journey is, perhaps, the best mode of escaping the shrill Twitter wars
@sagenaradamuni There's bound to be a difference between the producer's intention and the consumer's response. That's the crux of the matter
Regardless of difference in knowledge or resources, each citizen in a Democracy is entitled to be treated as an equal, and unpatronisingly.
@SanyalIndranil Ideals harboured in the heart and mindspace have their inevitable role in transforming present pitfalls by compelling change
A fine example of unadulterated hate without slightest sensitivity toward millions of human beings who actually fast
The question then arises is, what is it so overpowering in the Hindu teaching that makes some of its modern adherents so full of antipathy?
By reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, however, one may overcome the feeling of hatred to seek Harmony.
Hindutva strategy is to thrust a Muslim scapegoating discourse but the rational approach is to see people as citizens and crimes as crimes.
People in every party, AAP, BJP, and Congress, are looking for an alternative and, ideology-wise, Savitri Era Party promises the best option
@vivekagnihotri Please look at your ownself instead of laying the blame at the door of the Moguls & British. Recognise Sri Aurobindo's merit
@VogonPoem @Songadiya Concentrating on the events of our own lifetimes is a saner approach to design the future. #GlobalHarmony #FiveDreams
@VogonPoem The four States are doing fine with freshly elected Governments and Centre is fully empowered to deal with four-lettered acronym.
@noconversion @NarasingM Both events stand as facts and don't cancel out each other so that the posterity can know their significance/lesson
@DesiOptimystic @rahulroushan @bwoyblunder @chinmaykrvd Best solution is to make Varun RBI Governer and gamble with RR/3R as UP CM candidate
Varna categories are common to both men and women which is often lost sight of by votaries of gender equality leading to warped reasoning.
Work enhances skills and abilities but hardly surpasses how one is wired or core competence. Many invisible streams assist in one's success.
Reservation system sanctified by Indian Constitution on birth-based criterion must be dispensed with for proper understanding of Vedic varna
All those who support abolition of birth-based categorisation, discrimination, or reservation must come forward to join Savitri Era Party.
Holding on to birth-based discourse in politics is the prime roadblock for Dalit upliftment and emancipation. Feeds careerists and activists
For most anti-BJP parties Reservation is the Oxygen. USP of Savitri Era Party is to reignite dream of a society wedded to Equality & Freedom
@ArmchairPseph Even beyond. Mythology also teaches to wage a war for establishing Dharma and in that sense Jihad not limited to one religion
@ArmchairPseph You can't be proud of the tradition selectively. Have to own it, warts and all. Unfortunately no one grapples with grey areas
Power serves as a cementing force and acts as a magnet. But the real strength is to be loyal to the ideology irrespective of its popularity.
The notion has turned firm that the Indian public can be hoodwinked and easily manipulated. That may be true to an extent but not invariably
Scriptures, Mythology, legends & literature: all texts need to be read as texts. Among them it's easy to find Sri Aurobindo as most credible
Defending one's nation and defending one's religion are different, the latter belonging to a juvenile instinct. Freedom of faith is a must.
Which place of worship to visit or not visit should be a part of an individual's freedom & life's experimentation sans any legal imposition.
One compulsory religion throughout one's life is bound to be porous like monogamy. Modern societies must have provision for deviant themes.
The best way to get rid of one's (juvenile) innocence or (pedantic) intransigence is to read Sri Aurobindo's books.
Even the most candid disclosure by anyone can't be treated as honest since scheming hidden forces inside us dictate our intention and action
All of India coming under an intellectual storm will take time; may be by 2047 such a possibility can dawn. So no other option than to wait.
@vs70 Centenary of Indian Independence and the #FiveDreams message of Sri Aurobindo. Just a supposition and a hope (and idle speculation!).
The more people talk about religious and racial divides, the more we must emphasise the common human aspects of our existence on this planet
Commonality and oneness can end up in nihilism as the West has, tragically, discovered. Sri Aurobindo, therefore, preferred Vedic anchorage.
India doesn't need a slew of new pigmy brands to market itself. One Sri Aurobindo is enough for the current century.
Pleading for Mythology & Rituals is like flogging a dead horse. The Mother and Sri Aurobindo have already set the agenda of future Evolution
Much before the term Demat came into use, Sri Aurobindo had transformed the Veda into the Demat mode by abandoning Rituals & Personification
No phrase in Sanskrit or Pali is valid without Vedic sanction and no proposition of the Veda is valid without Sri Aurobindo's interpretation
Fiction is part of human nature & hence culture is subject to constant creative representations. Multiple interpretations must be tolerated.
@IDIOTpathicDOC @AgentSaffron @brumbyOz In any case, India does need a common language and Odia fits the bill well. Everyone must learn it.
@ahindu_ @AgentSaffron @sagardkhare Odia is the most noncontroversial and the oldest among all North Indian languages. Best as link language
@ahindu_ @AgentSaffron @sagardkhare When others are learning 3-4 languages, Hindi speaking people will have to learn just one language.
@ahindu_ @AgentSaffron @sagardkhare Happening nowhere is no logic. It's a necessity for proper national integration... otherwise tinder box!
@sagardkhare @ahindu_ @AgentSaffron When I asked for learning Odia, it's at the social and voluntary level and not burdening the students.
@MangoBwoy @RoflGandhi_ @IDIOTpathicDOC @AgentSaffron @brumbyOz Even if the whole of India chooses to learn Odia, Bengalis will be the last.
Nothing more embarrassing than millions of people at home praying with bated breath for the Prime Minister to manage a speech when abroad.
How many countries left now? At least, good geography lesson for the school dropout Pracharaks and teenagers who are obsessed with Cricket.
Some are busy in spraying hatred consistently. But 6.6.2016 is a date to seek Harmony & aspire for the New Creation.
Savitri Era: Reignite the dream of a society wedded to Equality and Freedom #GlobalHarmony #WorldUnion #FiveDreams
Plain & Simple: Sri Aurobindo's vision of India had no place for vote-bank politics
Savitri Era Open Forum: Sri Aurobindo's exceptionally multifaceted cosmology
Savitri Era Open Forum: Sri Aurobindo is opening doors to a genuine hermeneutic
Feel Philosophy
Aurora Mirabilis: [How to put Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’s abstrac...
[How does one put Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s somewhat abstract guidance into practice in the phenomenal world ?]
[each has their own way and pace and must be worked with accordingly. Starting with each individual from wherever..]
[stupid books on how "society" could be better "organised" led the world astray. There is Rousseau, Marx, Sartre...]
@IndiaHistorypic [Saavira Kambada basadi or त्रिभुवन तिलक चूडामणि is a Jain temple with 1000 pillars in Moodabidri.]

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Reignite the dream of a society wedded to Equality & Freedom

Human beings, irrespective of their skin colour, culture, language, religion, nationality, or gender, face the same Evolutionary challenges.
When it comes to confronting one's own psychological states in order to overcome them, no castes or social status is of any particular value
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo teach about the universality of human condition and how resolving hindrances is more psychological than material.
Followers of Sri Aurobindo used to celebrate his birthday on August 15 and India became Independent on that date. His teachings guide future
Both, Congress and BJP worship false gods instead of following the path shown by Sri Aurobindo and his message broadcast on August 14, 1947.
Despite founding an Ashram, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never emphasized the political aspects of collective living (like in Marxism/Fascism)
Auroville, like Sri Aurobindo Ashram, practices a new paradigm of living for the sake of the Divine with politics and economics subordinated
The effort, however, is to transcend the economic and political animal in man and endeavouring for a more psychologically fulfilling life.
It's sad that the huge emancipatory potential of Sri Aurobindo's teaching has not attracted the attention of thinkers like Chomsky or Žižek.
Nearer home, the continued overlooking of Sri Aurobindo's humanist ideal by the followers of Ambedkar of different hues defers Dalit welfare
@skjain_05 In Sri Aurobindo Ashram & Auroville, a model of collective living can be found transcending division of labour imposed by castes.
The more people I follow at Twitter, the more I am pushed into an echo-chamber. How to escape this reign of teapoys and rescue discourse?
Read, how the question of death (also, central to SAVITRI) stirs the imagination of Hobbes, Hegel, Heidegger down to Baudrillard and Bauman.
Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772–1833), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) are 3 pioneers of East-West synthesis.
@SanyalIndranil Sri Aurobindo comes to the scene almost a century later and gives a definite direction to what by then had turned a clutter.
Mythology trains the mind not to seek evidences & the same mindset pervades political culture as well as scientific attitude in our country.
The philosophy of David Hume (1711–1776), supposedly indebted to Nāgārjuna (c. 150–250), gave an impetus to scientific attitude in the West.
Surely disturbing as @blog_supplement puts it so pithily "the greatest innovations in biology which make us what we are come from conflict."
@ngc1729 Agree; hard to judge oneself. What others think of me must be true (someone called me a fraud recently!). Thanks for the attention.
@ngc1729 I'm just relying upon @AgentSaffron in this respect. Believing in (science + sociology) seems to be more credible than (sociology).
@ngc1729 @AgentSaffron The other extreme is @krishnarjun108 who believes in the Puranic cycles of time and civilisation. Do you believe him?
@ngc1729 @AgentSaffron @krishnarjun108 Okay, peace! When you find time, please suggest to me which are the things I should believe/promote.
Born in the pre-Independence days, both Congress and RSS have succumbed while the Left has heroically wrestled with intellectual challenges.
I'm not aware what happens in FB but in Twitter I have been cautioning people against anti-Evolutionary role of RSS and Hindutva Nationalism
BJP facing opposition from Secular faction is normal but my attempt in drawing justification from Sri Aurobindo's philosophy is distinctive.
I am 61 but Hindutva specialists are talking about either 1061 or 2061. So, instead of harbouring such optical illusion of 2016 #FiveDreams
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta @Sheks65
Despite such large number of educated Indians wedded to Hindutva, I keep faith on power of intellect. One day they will follow Sri Aurobindo
@strongissilent @karan1402d Oh, that's the reason many consider me as a genius !
Sam Harris, in his book "Waking Up," brings forth his doubts about Sri Aurobindo, but many like me haven't found anything else to rely upon.
Sam Harris asks to ignore Sri "Aurobindo's long, unreadable books." Savitri, for instance, seems impenetrable but is worth struggling with.
@GreatHeretic SH is cautioning people against deceptive Gurus. Respecting Common Sense is also valid but the discerning finds Sri Aurobindo.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Let's be thankful to whoever has plagiarised, simplified, or even distorted Sri Aurobindo's theory. Primary schools needed.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Knowledge production is a more integrated phenomenon now & no one can thrust his solitary interpretation on global audience
@BhartiyaAgnosti Even Sri Aurobindo borrows many ideas from different sources and synthesises them without explicit attribution or debt ack.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Western inspiration for Indian Renaissance is unmistakable & it's impossible to track various streams or trace their origin
Many pretend that they represent the Indian tradition in its purity and give the impression that they have not been benefitted by the West.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Forcing a dichotomy (like RM) is a current flavour in India but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have harped on Global harmony.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Sri Aurobindo has elucidated upon all these aspects in his book, The Human Cycle which was published in ARYA 100 years back
@BhartiyaAgnosti Studying the works of Sri Aurobindo in original is the only way to discern things in right manner.
@BhartiyaAgnosti All part of sabdajalam; the whole Vedic secret is eclipsing the light and truth and fighting to recover them (Indra/Vritra)
@BhartiyaAgnosti Sri Aurobindo's works can be likened to a University from where nobody has been able to collect a Degree yet. Try your luck
@BhartiyaAgnosti Good that you have the necessary background and if you read three pages daily then you can finish The Life Divine in a year
@maidros78 @dikgaj @sarkar_swati Social unity better preserved during Muslim rule than British opines Sri Aurobindo.
@Ji16Sanjay Savitri is for everyone; there should be no distinction. Each one is part of Evolution and no one knows which faculty opens when
True that many Gurus sell Enlightenment deceptively, as Sam Harris has cautioned. Sri Aurobindo, however, is emphatic about its possibility.
Cultural and religious difference across nations pose challenges but Sri Aurobindo has upheld unity and not uniformity in future World Union
No trace of any political instability in India now but many people are constantly tweeting on conflicts and social unrest instead of harmony
Why it is that RSS is so enthusiastic about Savarkar but absolutely lukewarm towards Sri Aurobindo? A comparison can reveal many fault lines
A notion is prevalent that capitulating before corruption is normal to politics. But it is certainly possible to overcome such a compulsion.
Past paradigm of politics presents disillusionment and despondency before people and so hope of not compromising with values must be aflame.
Ethics and ideology must be the cornerstone of politics. Fighting against AAP, BJP, and Congress is the first step for achieving that target
@maidros78 @chinmaykrvd @sarkar_swati SEP will emerge as the alternative when more and more people will realise the futility of backing BJP.
Banishing AAP, BJP, and Congress are national goals. Today's results have confirmed fulfilment of this target in 2019. #CongressMuktBharat
@sarvatragam @MangoBwoy @Moskvaa Emergence of a party catering to Hindu interest is not unusual but it has not been an organic rise for BJP.
@chinmaykrvd Shows he can handle and head a coalition whereas the ladies specialise in splendid isolation, Maya included #CongressMuktBharat
@chinmaykrvd The feminine attraction is a substantial factor just like ladies in Twitter garner more followers. Stops other males as leader.
@chinmaykrvd 1) Once upon a time Samata Party was the only ally of BJP; 2) Biharis are indebted to Nitish Kumar for giving them self-respect
Modi to rule for three more years; countdown begins. So, no need to prepare new history text books; they will again be changed in any case.
Any truck with Congress is an assured recipe for harakiri; Nitish Kumar must understand this countrywide verdict well. #CongressMuktBharat
Election results prove Hindutva Nationalism fails to seduce people and faces a civilisational roadblock by being patently anti-Evolutionary.
Why BJP has no future is clear from what Sri Aurobindo wrote in ARYA in 1916. Mere lamenting over losing Election is not enough @rameshsethu
Right ideology is what attracts people and all political parties operating in India at present are peddling dregs. Sri Aurobindo will lead.
@VanzaraDg @KvsethuNair You know very well that nothing of the sort will ever happen. You are simply deluding yourself and others. Jumla !
@manishkbaid Anti-Defection bill brought stability but has made the MPs slaves. Indian Constitution suffered partial disablement. Tragic !
@chitraSD Ideology matters and Sri Aurobindo offers the most modern and Evolutionary vision for the future of India as well as the world.
Sri Aurobindo's followers are a legion but the question of politics and religion has not been confronted by them as yet in a honest fashion.
Invasions other than AIT/AMT are rarely discussed. [...Huns were absorbed in the Hindu fold as Kshatryas while Jats occupied a lower strata]
The disproportionate clout of a large State like UP is a cause for consternation among other States and poses a threat to Indian Democracy.
UP should be split into four or five States before the Election so that each region gets a popular Gov't of its choice. Same for Maharashtra
Hindutva has loads of reasons to forge opposition but those aired by persons on other than political ground, though justified, look suspect.
@SonaChele1 Whining even two years after coming to power is so sad and shameful. Proof that the RSS ecosystem is woefully bereft of talent.
@SJha1618 @kbunckbunc Who in this country doesn't feel dwarfed by Nehru's towering figure? Modi is no exception; wants to measure up to him.
Perhaps the most enduring achievement of Modi during his 5 years rule will be renaming four to five roads in Delhi. Nothing else is visible.
Modi has two aims:
1. Takeover Congress, lock, stock, and barrel and head it by ditching BJP;
2. Nobel prize for Peace, by hook or by crook.
Whenever anyone tweets about 56-inch working 18+ hours without taking any leave, I remember the train scene in Jaani Dushman (1979) instantly
All Chief Ministers carry the onerous burden of ensuring own security except Delhi CM whose protection is the duty of the PM and President !
@samAlochaka @Janamejayan Reason is good people, instead of supporting good people, vote for the corrupt and those without any ideology.
@samAlochaka Forgetting all other human problems and concentrating upon Jihad all the time seems to me intellectually dishonest and intimidatory.
@samAlochaka I have heard this staple threat n number of times. It's hardcore RSS agenda to create fear and spread hatred by poisoning minds.
@samAlochaka There is Govt, Defence services, Internal security apparatus to take care of such exigencies. Ordinary citizens need not bother
@kbunckbunc Despite your painting a grim picture, I'm not in favour of raising a private army in a Democracy. That's against Civil Society.
@kbunckbunc Each person is entitled to his pet brainwaves but the nation is run by something called Constitution which has no such provision
@kbunckbunc Option 1: Raise private army like Naxalites
Option 2: Form party, win election, have 2/3rd majority and change the Constitution.
@kbunckbunc Religion is not a genetic phenomena, it's a matter of mind. The ideal of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has the power to convert.
@kbunckbunc It's illogical to look at time in such linear fashion. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have seen the future in a different trajectory
@kbunckbunc Demographics will conform to Market forces playing out but TheMother & Sri Aurobindo have given us the right compass to navigate
@kbunckbunc The Mother & Sri Aurobindo take us beyond geography and visualise a World Union. India, of course, retains a prime place in that
@kbunckbunc This is a false and needlessly alarming scenario in which Anonymous SMites take fancy. Read Sri Aurobindo to heal your thinking.
@kbunckbunc You must spell out what it means to say being prepared. Dealing with arms like Naxalites is out of question for a civil society.
@kbunckbunc The right way to face those perceived threats is to be well versed in the writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, and not arms.
@kbunckbunc Hindutva lacks intellectual armament to deal with the challenges of future and The Mother & Sri Aurobindo provide them amply.
The model of man and future society as envisaged by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo lie buried under their voluminous writings on Yoga psychology
@jogakhichudi @vishaluponzero
The Secret of the Veda: With Selected Hymns
Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo, Volume 15
@kbunckbunc That's your own theory in which many may not rely upon. But there are millions of people worldwide who believe in Sri Aurobindo.
@kbunckbunc The Mother & Sri Aurobindo predict that all major religions will collapse gradually. Then everyone will follow their teachings.
@kbunckbunc @sarkar_swati @dikgaj @maidros78 @Rjrasva @Shanbarani Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, all to convert to Savitri Era Religion
The just concluded Election in Puducherry has less relevance to Sri Aurobindo Ashram there than the forthcoming Presidential Election in USA
@pashyaka @kbunckbunc These theoretical approximations need to be read along with the prophesies of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. #FiveDreams
@kbunckbunc You are perturbed about a macro issue about which no individual can do much. Better engage yourself to popularise Savitri Era.
Rise of fundamentalism by way of Hindutva and in other top Religions are sure pointers of how they are moving fast towards self-dissolution.
At least a dozen top Hindutva votaries on Twitter nurture serious misgivings on RSS which a sympathiser like @gopimaliwal always downplayed.
Hindutva teapoys are under the swoon of an infrarational hubris whereas Leftists suffer from an overdose of rationalism. Sri Aurobindo saves
Purpose of education is to make modern generation aware about wrongs of motheaten theologies, scientific theories, and political ideologies.
@strongissilent @MohsinRexman @karan1402d No one obeys each stipulation; liberal & pragmatic interpretation of scriptures shud be encouraged
@strongissilent @MohsinRexman @karan1402d I said all stipulations, that includes this one also. Majority of Muslims do that, they don't kill
@karan1402d @strongissilent By saying "them" you're implicating all. Criminals & deviants are there in every faith; it's for State to tackle
@karan1402d @strongissilent If they teach something illegal, it's for State to act. Spreading social hatred for Muslims by RSS is despicable
@karan1402d @strongissilent When people live in a multicultural society they adjust the teachings for pragmatic reasons. RSS doesn't want it
@karan1402d You may not be associated with RSS but it has poisoned your thought by supplying simplified arguments and dichotomous worldview.
@karan1402d That's the problem; why study scriptures? We should be satisfied with the conduct of peace living and patriotic Muslim citizens.
@satyanveshan @karan1402d @strongissilent Please read Sri Aurobindo's works in a little bit more detail to understand his "Global harmony."
@karan1402d Please don't bring in polemics and anachronism. Let's concentrate on 21st Century and follow Sri Aurobindo's Evolutionary vision
@satyanveshan @karan1402d Reading Sri Aurobindo as a social scientist and political theorist, and not literally, has its own rewards. Thanks
@satyanveshan @karan1402d RSS has been spreading hatred toward Muslims by creating imaginary fear in the minds of people. Let's say no to it
@karan1402d Things don't happen in 1 stroke; it's a chain of events. Difficult to decide which narrative to believe.
@satyanveshan Be careful, be a good citizen; don't take law into your hands or join any private army. No sad- or bad- guru can help you then
@nidsnow Muslims are living throughout the country without any acrimony. So, spreading hatred in the name of Islam or Pakistan is not fair.
@strongissilent @karan1402d Twitter is meant for exchange of ideas and opinions. If your views are so fixed and indoctrinated, then no use!
History lessons are about to begin. At least a dozen top-class know-alls will entertain you with rare known and unknown facts till morning !
@maidros78 I'm curious to know how does one verify? His narrative may be written in a way to create trust but certifying it's true is dicey.
@TrueIndology @a_r_j_u_n @dikgaj Candid comment against Bhyrappa seems to signal the third Hindutva war (1st: Ganesh/RM, 2nd: Talageri/MT) !
@ColonelGerard @Dirghakarna @sanjeevsanyal Care should be taken to clearly demarcate between empirical evidence and speculative opinion.
@ColonelGerard @Shakra_Kulish What about R.C. Dutt, author of Economic History of India ? Not Kosher ?
@yugaparivartan But why are you reacting to someone's using certain terms or characterisation of people so severely? Let discourse happen.
@yugaparivartan See, we have not been able to produce quality humanities studies due to leftist academics. So, engaging them is important.
@yugaparivartan That worldview has not been stated/debated/scrutinised adequately. For that we need them; calling Sepoy is counterproductive
@yugaparivartan They are standard vocabulary and to introduce alternative taxonomy fresh books have to be written, defended in dissertations
@yugaparivartan Hindutva ecosystem has no consensus on procedures. But I felt the tenor of your response not conforming to academic humility
@yugaparivartan Oh, great blog; you never post links perhaps. What you say in this post is well known but how to deal with them is debatable
@yugaparivartan Being brought up on Sri Aurobindian fare, I have issues with your heroes, their methods, and their worldview as a whole.
@yugaparivartan That is to be appreciated and I feel tempted that I can bring some new orientation to your thinking, if we interact or meet.
@dikgaj @Tretayug @babajibaala Political aspirations and ensuing conflicts will emerge conforming to human nature. Being Hindu is no escape.
If only people cared for friends and relatives, neighbours and colleagues as much as they discuss the dead and pay homage to them regularly!
@sarkar_swati The first principle of life is there are no principles. The same applies here and one gains something while losing something.
@yugaparivartan Looks pedantic at first glance but the author is creating a model of examining ideas with past tools
@a_r_j_u_n In praise of right Left-tools of inquiry
@TrueIndology @dikgaj @Mamdhata @Ozymandias1993 @CholericCleric
@a_r_j_u_n He has limited competence. He started with Sri Aurobindo's Veda (M.P. Pandit) but I don't give weightage to his current opinions.
@SonaChele1 @KiranKS Another opinion
@TrueIndology @SonaChele1 @KiranKS A similar observation
@TrueIndology @SonaChele1 @KiranKS A similar clarification
By @AgentSaffron
By @maidros78 @dikgaj and @sarkar_swati
SandeepB used to praise Bhyrappa and AgentSaffron ridicules PN Oak. I have not read them but it transpires that both wrote creative history.
@vs70 That's the impression accumulated by reading tweets from several sources. However, I was waiting for your verdict to know the truth.
Educated youth being misguided by polemical writings of @Swamy39 @RajivMessage @davidfrawleyved @fgautier26 and Arun Shourie is deplorable.
@HinduAmericans Hindutva Research valorises mythology and predetermined theories. Scant regard for 'versity degrees!
A few weeks back @sankrant called me a fraud but with this Sokalesque essay, he has documented he himself is a fraud
@Hiranyareta Further complicating the issue with anti-Brahminism not fair. MT takes his stand on science; let it be scrutinized accordingly.
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta You have to prove that MT is doing bunkum science. What I meant was only a capable person can contest him, not me/you.
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta So, let's wait; what's the hurry?
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta I'm supporting science (till it's disproved) although Sri Aurobindo wrote against AIT. Hindutva believes in Mythology!
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta I'm not equipped to understand all these. Matter should be debated with scholarly rigour and better wait for a year.
Hindutva teapoys now realise how difficult it is to write a book even to qualify as a sepoy. Parroting the names of Goel or Shourie not enuf
@yugaparivartan Like in the case of AIT, we support gifts of Science and careerists shouldn't derail Development by discredited ideologies.
@yugaparivartan The Mother & Sri Aurobindo used to encourage new technology in the Ashram and Auroville is an example of innovative culture.
There is no dearth of people in this country who genuinely aspire for a #GlobalHarmony and their only recourse is to follow Sri Aurobindo.
It's not easy to renounce affection of, and affiliation to, one's caste and community but Sri Aurobindo's teaching endows with perspective.
@Indian4liberty Targeting particular caste/votebank is not the longterm solution. RSS must shed strident Hindutva so that BJP is mainstream.
While attacks on Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd needs to be condemned, his hare-brained ideas on economy, production, protest etc. better discarded.
Dalits have occupied all kinds of Constitutional posts. Savitri Era Party demands end of all sorts of Reservations and branding of citizens.
We are the only party in India that demands complete abolition of all Reservations and electing one man and one woman from each Constituency
@raulral1987 Just double; not a very large number. But the election process will acquire considerable depth and complexity. @kiran_patniak
@raulral1987 Costs don't matter when refining Democracy and system of representation is the priority. Reservations have served their purpose
@raulral1987 Your projections are based on historical data but we have a different vision altogether. Money won't rule but serve Democracy.
@raulral1987 Election is sine qua non of Democracy. A people who opts for Democracy has to pay the price for it. There is no free launch.
@raulral1987 I'm not sure whether your calculation of costs is error free. In that case, Constituencies can be merged for optimal no of reps
@raulral1987 No, each seat elects 2 persons, the top ranking man and woman who belong to different parties. So, FPTP is modified suitably.
@gupta_milan Ladder (proposed) (which one must kick away after climbing :-) ) 
@gupta_milan To satisfy legal formalities; part of plans and possibilities.
@gupta_milan Building a concept/machine is important, there is no dearth of people who just copy or are mere mechanics and technicians.
@gupta_milan We are against "High Command distributing Tickets" culture. Right now, any one supporting us can fight election as independent.
@gupta_milan We are committed to Democratic functioning and future decisions/diversions will depend upon the apex body, as situation demands
@gupta_milan We have not approached EC yet. Representatives should draw power from the people on their own without crutches of party/symbol.
For most anti-BJP parties Reservation is the Oxygen. USP of Savitri Era Party is to reignite the dream of a society wedded to Equality & Freedom
@gupta_milan Priority is to build the party and popularise its appeal for new politics instead of being seen as a NGO for systemic changes.
@gupta_milan I'm not conversant about the issue. You may consider to make use of SEP banner instead of fighting in your individual capacity.
I'm no economist but want 1) People settling transactions in whatever currency; and 2) Stock Exchanges permitting trade sans ceiling/circuit
Whenever economic issues are debated, I remember: [A Libertarian Rock Star That India Never Had: Sauvik Chakraverti]
@Rita_Banerji @autumnrainwish Right to do wrongs are part of human nature and can't be taken away or banned. How you penalise is different !
Forced migration of Tamil Brahmins, Kashmir Pundits, and poor Dalits has significant role in nation building. Same for to Gulf & Canada etc.
@YRDeshmukh @theDDixit Dreaming and executing a project in the Swadeshi spirit challenging the foreign rulers freed the minds of people.
@HabbuVijay @theDDixit There are more occult aspects than money-making. Swami Vivekananda has a role too. So don't take things at face value
@HabbuVijay @theDDixit [In 1907, Tata Steel undertook a groundbreaking journey into unknown and uncharted territory]
Sri Aurobindo reiterates Vedic sanction for four-Varnas (not birth-based). Though politically incorrect, those writing/tweeting are Brahmins
@proftakar @ColonelGerard
The Secret of the Veda: With Selected Hymns
The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo, Volume 15
@blog_supplement I remember, Sri Aurobindo mentions about Ila, Mahi, and Dakshina also.
@anil_pandey12 Like others, please mention the author's full and correct name as Sri Aurobindo (his adopted name & he used to sign as such).
@krumbbumm Please write Sri Aurobindo (the way he used to sign his adopted name) & stop distortion of a proper noun (pronounced as one word)
@Sheks65 Just Google: [Sri Aurobindo and his partner, known as "the Mother,” apparently claimed to have decided the outcome of World War II]
[in the body’s cells. One is compelled to constant vigilance. The slightest slackening, you know, is catastrophic.]
[Siddhartha Mukherjee's #TheGene is a biography of the gene as brilliant as his Pulitzer Prize-winning work on cancer]
Many on Twitter are forever in "crying over spilt milk" mode who deserve a royal ignore. Don't concentrate on difficulties, says The Mother.
Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo as inspiration and Freedom as focus #FiveDreams #WorldUnion #JoinSEP #CongressMuktBharat
[Emerson made leap through his brilliant fusion of neo-Platonism, science, Hegel, and India's philosophy of samsara]
[their crimes are not their fault. we can dispassionately consider how to manage offenders in order to rehabilitate]
Languages should flourish independent of their use in Administrative purposes. Recent decision on Odia for official use is a retrograde step
June, the month of Raja. No amount of words can describe how much happiness we felt in our childhood counting days for this swings festival.
@WrongDoc Absolutely right, they peddle the duplicate. To taste the original, you have to visit Salepur (not Pahala) in Odisha. @OdiaCulture
[Surya Deo has worked single handed, to document and highlight the beauty and history of 80 years of Odia cinema.]
Feeling of national integration is best invoked when credits flash on the screen at the beginning of old Hindi films
[We do not belong to the past dawns, but to the noons of the future.] Sri Aurobindo (Essays on the Gita)
[Overview of the Psycho-Physical Practices for Opening the Centers of Consciousness]
@alokpi Lila
"One who has made in sport the suns and seas
Mirrors in our being his immense caprice."
Sri Aurobindo

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sri Aurobindo as inspiration and Freedom as focus

Dwindling support base of Congress, BJP, and the Left is due to the defective ideologies they follow. Sri Aurobindo provides Integral vision.
Good that Assam remains with a national party but the same can't be said about other results. Building a national alternative is a priority.
@kushanmitra @Rajyasree A new national alternative with Sri Aurobindo as inspiration and Freedom as focus is the only hope for the future.
India is a great functioning Democracy but the functioning of its democracy is seriously flawed and requires large scale repairs. #JoinSEP
No other ideological framework has power of successfully challenging BJP on all India basis except Savitri Era Party which replaces Congress.
All those who pinned hope on the Congress must look for the right alternative and only Savitri Era Party has the potential to checkmate BJP.
@a_r_j_u_n @NkSingh9876 Strict Black and White views are never credible unless one is pursuing an agenda of somebody else in a slavish mode.
@nayanikaaa I don't think there's any immediate danger to Indian nationhood and from this vantage position intellectual readiness can evolve.
@db_is_db @nayanikaaa @sankrant Sri Aurobindo visualises emancipation from the geographical nation idea and embracing a free World Union.

If BJP is really serious about #CongressMuktBharat then it must learn to live without Modi and RSS to follow a more mainstream ideology.
Present atmosphere of entitlement, rent seeking, and profit maximisation may not rule the future scenario as portrayed by Sri Aurobindo.
Educated Indians are oblivious of what Sri Aurobindo is writing in Puducherry right now, 100 years back. World Union
@mnshzz @RachithSridhar @TheLordWalrus Sri Aurobindo theorises on the psychology of social development which predicts a different trajectory.
Right from the PUCL/PUDR days, Democracy and a popular mandate is eluding the country. Autocracy or Remote control have been ruling so far.
Technology is giving a fillip to logic which, in turn, will turn attention to philosophy. Then, all past religions will seek Sri Aurobindo.
East coast stood as rock against the Gujarat model propaganda flooding the country, thus doing a yeoman's service to the Indian Democracy.
Out of the frying pan into the fire: Escaping from the clutch of NAC, Indian Democracy fell prey to RSS, another extra-Constitutional body.
@vamanan81 To believe that there was no grain of truth in those goings on is perhaps a little bit simplistic and being too much partial.
Hindutva camp is triumphant now and juxtapose Bihar and Dadri but are they in any way comparable? This intellectual dishonesty is disgusting.
No one is asking directly why Modi kept an innocent lady in jail for the last two years. "How can the State keep" and such euphemism is used.
@vamanan81 VIF was full of Intelligence personnel; BJP is in Govt. They can tell the truth. Why waste time with Radha Rajan's speculations?
May 19 might prove to be a fair indicator for 2019. Amidst many ups and downs the real winner who would emerge strong is @SitaramYechury
@SureshS43877550 @CaptDheer  [The road's name was officially changed to Swami Shradhanand Marg in 1966.] @cuteonlyvimal @CaptDheer Sensitising on gender issues and respect for Swami Shradhanand needed.
Twitter used to be a safe heaven for escaping from K serials. But now full time bickering among women here to attract maximum no. of trolls.
Like V for verified class, Twitter should assign L sign for the green horns till they reach 140 tweets to demarcate them from cattle class.
History is mostly hated in school but becomes interesting after one completes Engineering or Microbiology, for knowing the genes of Kings.
RSS should build a brand new Maharana Pratap Nagar as a model of Hindu Rashtra so that its economy can be replicated elsewhere in phases.

AAP, BJP, and Congress have failed to give the dreams articulated in the Constitution a shape. Inspiration of Sri Aurobindo is the only hope.
Those who came to political activism via anti-corruption movements of 2011 are five years older now. Sri Aurobindo offers a mature ideology.
@chinmaykrvd Modi should speak also. He should address the media and speak his mind on different issues. Rallies, formal speeches not enough.
@Sheks65 Persons like you should do some hard work to help BJP get foothold in TN.
Please avoid this explanation for your Bharat mata/ Go mata's sake:
Q. Why did BJP lose in the State elections ?
A. Congress has also lost !
I don't nurse visceral dislike for non-Indians. Knowledge has to be respected without denouncing as Sepoy, Abrahamic, or questioning motives.
Research on unearthing the past will always be contested. Evolution and future journey should attract attention as stressed by Sri Aurobindo
Not merely rigour, appropriate direction and right priorities are crucial for knowledge production. Sri Aurobindo has firmly set the agenda.
War exposes weaknesses and more so in knowledge. RW should avoid wasting precious resources and energy fruitlessly on investigating the past.
History and Mythology have their own attraction but Sri Aurobindo wants Indians to take to the path of Yoga and collaborate with Evolution.
@sgiridhar007 My point is to avoid rabid partisanism and judge each scholar's work on merit sans motivated and misleading metanarratives.
@sgiridhar007 Force is neither pertinent in Democracy nor in scholarship. I don't know why you are afflicted with such fascist sentiments.
@sgiridhar007 If force means presenting one's case forcefully, there is nothing objectionable. As regards Rudra, one must abide by the law.
What I am saying is common sense but most don't find it palatable due to indoctrination by RSS. However, we can work upon our differences.

@harigiri941 He has already been rewarded with a RS seat. There are thousands of people who are fighting for different causes, big or small.
So, an inkling of future steps of Modi sarkar can be expected from Twitter campaigns by prominent supporters like SS or MK, it looks like!
Nobody knew Mallya may flee India. Nobody knew Banks write off loans. Nobody knew bribes are paid to Govt. Nobody knew Pragya is innocent.
Hindutva mesmerises adolescents with an imaginary Hindu Rashtra, both powerful and prosperous, thus enabling them to forget own deprivation.
@alok_bhatt Aggressive aligning of religious ideology with commerce and consumer choices is the most vulnerable approach pushed by RW fans.
Security concerns and criminal actions now being judged by ideological affiliation has added a new twist to the Hindutva brand of Statecraft.
Attacking judiciary is the latest fad of Hindutva proponents. Further, their ideological affinity with and preference for Monarchy alarming.
One encounters any number of "proud" Hindus on Twitter who seem to announce they are a different species altogether. God save this breed!
Both, Communism and RSS, don't believe in Democracy and BJP and CPM fighting elections are just a transitional tactic. Frightening scenario!
Most dreadful aspect is the individual does it all in good faith and patriotic spirit while it's the greatest disservice towards the nation.
It's hugely relieving to observe that the current disappointing scenario is a result of intellectual deficiency and Sri Aurobindo has answer.
Never before during the last fifty years the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo seemed more relevant in view of mind-polluting Hindutva.
Both the Leftists and Hindutva votaries can't digest the synthesis between the East and the West that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have baked.
@ajith27 Hindutva enthusiasts should start a new or service to reclaim sovereignty of India.

Sri Aurobindo said it long back; neither religion nor economics is the solution. Humanity must move in concert towards a higher aspiration.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo explain how fragile the justifications behind various religions are and why they are going to collapse very soon.
Present confidence of carrying out Development will meet a roadblock. Then the intention of Evolution will come to the fore & pondered over.
Rising above national and religious boundaries will become critical for surpassing Developmental deadlock and Evolution to force its will.
It's a giant step, says Sri Aurobindo, for humanity as a whole. Cultural divides and temperamental dissimilarities will fall by the wayside.
Physical problems that seem unresolvable now will also receive an Evolutionary push. Past religions will have no meaning in this transition.
Time now to ride this wave of Evolution unitedly as human species. Sri Aurobindo gives this clarion call to shed all our earlier divisions.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo pin hope on psychological transformation so that liberation from Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals is possible.
Veda is fundamental to Indian wisdom but strangely no one recommended to a learner. Sri Aurobindo's The Secret of the Veda is an eye opener.
@SavitriEraParty Kena Upanishad provides the clue to the psychological significance of Deities by which Sri Aurobindo reinterprets the Veda.
Reading about the Veda acquaints one with how later day Epics and Mythologies have clouded or distorted the high philosophy the Veda invokes
Hindutva stalwarts ignoring the Veda is really a matter of serious concern and not being aware of Sri Aurobindo's "Secret" is a double whammy.
By eschewing Fire Rituals, Sri Aurobindo turns the Veda into a vehicle for an adventure of consciousness which is the theme of Integral Yoga.
It will be a truly new birth for India when Sri Aurobindo is accorded the honour he deserves and Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals lose grip
@krishnarjun108 Indriya = senses; Indra, their master = mind which is in search of Go = light. Veda = journey + fight with Vritra = villain.
Sri Aurobindo seems almost synonymous with Ashram which is not true. Savitri Era diverts attention towards him as a poet and literary critic.
@LearntLies Adequate study and research needed before casting aspersions of such huge proportion. Dharma divorced from truth no good option.
@LearntLies The book project is welcome but history should be told dispassionately and not in a tone that smacks of victimhood and antipathy.
@LearntLies Conflating too many issues and events can warp the narrative and engender misjudgements. AIT itself is being perceived as fact.
@LearntLies All scholarship are events; even your book, when published, will add to the chain of events and scrutiny of past will continue.
@LearntLies [You see these H shouting "AIT is so bad. It means our religion was imported"]
@LearntLies No, these are storified tweets of @GhorAngirasa who borrows his support for AIT/AMT from the latest findings of @blog_supplement

Endless comments on various religions are vacuous since theory and practice vary significantly. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo establish sanity.
Present day scholars miss the point that Sri Aurobindo introduced the idea of Evolution firmly while older religions never bothered about it.
Evolution along with reinterpretation of the Veda forms Sri Aurobindo's radical transformation of religion debate; a new religion coagulates.
MT's AIT/AMT seems to have been effectively contested but no final verdict yet. Since it's all beyond laymen anyone claiming science kosher.
Hard to find Sri Aurobindo in Contents relating to Social and Political Philosophy. No squeak by Hindutva stalwarts!
Intellectual exercise should enable Hindutva fans to recognise how Sri Aurobindo has demolished the edifice under Christianity and Buddhism.
Imagine how numerous educated people are under the sway of Marxism or neo-Darwinism who can come to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in one stroke.
Thousands are engaged here to RT mechanically and a slight application of mind on their part to endorse Sri Aurobindo can bring a sea change.
All those who believe in Sri Aurobindo's prediction of The Life Divine must resolutely refrain from valorising past fictional formulations.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are engaged in building The New Creation & any attachment of their devotees to the past is a formidable obstacle.
Pursuing a higher ideal as stressed by Sri Aurobindo can far exceed the kind of enjoyment people derive by scoring brownie points on Twitter.
Those under the illusion that they can serve both, Hindutva and Sri Aurobindo, simultaneously are in for a rude shock. No such luxury exists.
Love and loyalty are the basics, no rocket science, but it's difficult to wake up those who are pretending to be asleep or prefer pet orbits.
Jobs like stenographers, receptionists, nurses, nursery teachers, air hostesses, sales girls etc. reinforce gender stereotypes and hierarchy.
मांझी भी आरक्षण की समीक्षा के पक्ष में

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo spur a thought revolution that is far more significant than women agitating for temple entry or wearing nightie.
Unlike Jagannath temple at Puri, many big temples in Karnataka provide free lunch, thus ensuring allegiance. That inhibits free thought too.
Beware of the vested interests who never recommend Sri Aurobindo's books and want the reign of Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals to continue.
No need for struggling with Sanskrit of ancient texts. Sri Aurobindo has presented the best interpretation of Veda and Upanishads in English.
Avoid pre-modern stipulations in the name of tradition. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo advise embracing Integral Yoga that is free of any dogma.
Reading Buddha, Shankara, Abhinavagupta, or Chaitanya will leave you confused. Sri Aurobindo lays down the most modern version of philosophy.
Vivekananda built a modern temple for Ramakrishna as a replica of Christ but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo surpassed them by sheer philosophy.
@sighbaboo With due respect, the optimism expressed by @blog_supplement doesn't match the Evolutionary vision of Sri Aurobindo. #FiveDreams
The critical attitude is not to give credence to some sequence having a particular consequence just because someone has said with eloquence.
The Hindutva propensity is to take loads of past propositions as granted and thus avoid the trouble of testing and verifying, or creativity.
The Hindutva temperament is comfortable with pushing a predetermined agenda sans an iota of desire to question whether the same is possible.
Instead of looking at history as flow of events, Hindutva folks interpret it as aberration with implicit urge for correcting past injustice.
Mythological worldview coupled with reliance on Rituals leads to a deterministic approach in Hindutva where any ambivalence is frowned upon.
Enfeeblement of intellect apart, unimaginative proclivity of Hindutva fails to fathom future trends in time and suffers loss of opportunity.
Devoid of wonder and exploration religious aspiration too suffers a terrible blow in the hands of Hindutva by turning petitioning for wealth.
The Leftist perspective subsumes many correctives but one place where there is no scope for any disappointment is The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Opposing BJP and RSS should never accrue advantage to AAP and the Congress. This should be the guiding principle for all political players.
Those who reach The Mother & Sri Aurobindo through the joy of some group activity or teamwork are likely to be disappointed sooner or later.

Despite phenomenal spread of SM, the hidden working of Big Money, Big Data, and Deep State are beyond the comprehension of ordinary citizens.
Secrecy in RSS functioning and the kind of obfuscation that unfolded with regard to PM's Degree are frustrating episodes within a Democracy.
@Mamdhata @CholericCleric @GVLNRAO War analogies and Kautilyan insights might be right but don't sound nice within a Democratic environment.
@Mamdhata @CholericCleric True, but the whole effort of finding true manhood is the endeavour to overgrow child state and natural instincts.
@Mamdhata @CholericCleric Ethical parameters are discrete & hence their application should be confined to solitary cases for refined picture.
@Mamdhata @CholericCleric Democracy entails electing a Govt and letting it function with its own wisdom & sense of justice dispensing favour.
@greatbong Delivering scripted lines before camera and responding to controversial issues on the spot are two different things. Not easy.
@Mamdhata Characters from ancient epics are lifeless dramatic portraits and hence their conduct can't be transposed to modern situations.
@Mamdhata You are entitled to your grouse but the Govt has a much greater obligation and dharma than merely concentrating on party interest.
@Mamdhata I don't know how far you have read Sri Aurobindo but I think each event is unique and so can't be judged by a fixed set of rules.
@ArmchairPseph @Mamdhata Fine, but what other way to long for Democracy than to aggressively pine for this most nebulous gift of modernity?
@ArmchairPseph You have a certain reputation and you must announce which form of Govt you prefer the most and why. So how to migrate to that.
[@SavitriEraParty Monarchy ]
@sgiridhar007 Legally can be construed here as synonymous to Democratically. But his fulminations in public may not be defendable equally.
@sgiridhar007 One should be responsible for one's own conduct and given his learning & stature, he hasn't exactly covered himself with glory.
@Mamdhata Moral relativism, rather than ticking off in a pejorative sense, I would prefer as simply a diagnosis and a problem to work upon.
@krishnarjun108 One of the functions of civilisation is to prevent incest and suicide. Mental health is a vital area where Veda has validity.
@harigiri941 @sgiridhar007 Examining epics is like examining Sholay or Bajrangi Bhaijaan and compulsions of drama are hardly ethical tenets.
@DigestSas A democracy is about own people and the notion of enemy within it is a bit too far fetched. Respecting dissent and voiceless must.
@sgiridhar007 Privileging Mythology and Monarchy, Rituals and Miracles corrodes the critical and creative faculty of impressionable minds.
@harigiri941 @sgiridhar007 Both movies and epics are works of fiction depicting a slice of life. Real life situations are entirely different.
@harigiri941 Yeah heard of them but there is no reason why I should obey them or agree with what they say. You should follow same principle.
@harigiri941 Critical reason, and not mythological sermon, should be our guide in judging men and events, otherwise one fails as a citizen.
@sgiridhar007 @harigiri941 I don't accept that nothing worthwhile has been created after Mahabharata. Baahubali: The Beginning also teaches.
@CholericCleric @DigestSas @Mamdhata Lao Tsu may differ but ideal Kshatriya spirit in war is the heroic preparedness for supreme sacrifice.
@sgiridhar007 @harigiri941 Yeah what @Mamdhata dismissively terms as Moral relativism! @Auro_Mere @Sheks65 @srin151a

While thinking of reforming the sociopolitical order, it's instructive to ponder over the Evolutionary purpose certain deformities serve.
Much saner to think about the state of India spanning one's lifetime than parroting imaginary past glory or future demographic apprehensions.
Macrobatics by careerists is an entertaining enterprise but lay persons must apply enough caution to cover themselves with adequate cushion.
There are many disappointments in life like you can't have your cake and eat it too. Whether to use Apps or visit the main site is one more.
@sandipsabharwal @smarket Yeah. Book value is a nuisance; only the market price matters and gambling goes on in the name of price discovery!
@indiatvnews INR and Sensex should now be pruned to their "multiplied by 100" level for conserving enormous time and energy for typing them.
RSS must assure the countrymen that it is adhering to Dharma in all its dealings with Statecraft. Else empty slogans being Hindu meaningless.
Anyone deprecating British Raj must never forget how it ushered in Unity, Modernity, and Development in spite of wars, rebellions, & terror.
No one should ever overlook the heroic role that Churchill performed in trouncing Hitler and how India stood by him at that crucial hour.
As Uncle Tom's Cabin, which I had read repeatedly as a preteen, crosses my mind from time to time, the Black issue seems to be really acute.
Watching Schindler's List was a heart wrenching experience. Blessed By Fire on Falklands War also leaves one sad and dejected. Not fiction!

One feels terribly irritated when those who criticise Modi happen to be strong supporters of Congress dynasty. What a travesty of democracy!
@chinmaykrvd All part of Modi's PR game; to generate sympathy wave and unite supporters and fence sitters by exposing hardened detractors.
@India_Policy How the Modi regime is corrupting the minds of young generation is far more crucial to discuss than Nehru or Mahalanobis model.
Each BJP supporter I follow has lambasted Kejriwal and even his parents. People may not follow GDP figures but know what a college degree is.
Oppose AAP, BJP, and Congress for establishing an ethical political culture under the inspiration of Sri Aurobindo's Evolutionary vision.
Current states of BJP, RSS, and Modi Govt. don't reflect ethical ideals so clearly set forth in numerous books. SM regulars skirt the issue.
Wise voices like Arun Shourie, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and Yogendra Yadav not finding a place in Parliament is a bad sign for Indian Democracy.
RW was expected to produce a superior intellectual environment but their fixation with history and war on AIT is proving to be suffocating.
Finding the golden mean between what the West and Ancient India offer is the most challenging task for the present generation. #FiveDreams
@ragub6 Psychology, Cognitive sciences, and Consciousness studies are the most fertile fields where Ancient India has contributed the most.
@irfhabib They represent two extremes which has harmed the country. Time now to arrive at the golden mean as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo.
Those who are aware of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo understand that history must be looked at with Hitler as focus. Same for future prospects.
Educated Indians must think for themselves instead of blindly supporting their Party. That is how Democracy can get nonstop Oxygen supply.
It will be a truly new birth for India when Sri Aurobindo is accorded the honour he deserves and Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals lose grip.
May 15, 2016: Ex-Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi addressing anti-Reservation meet in Delhi today; @shantprakash presided.
@AnirbanFromRLF There is a general impression that actual writing is outsourced and often provided by the advocates. Is there any truth in it?
@ScrewedbyState A library will have its own administration, rules and regulation. So, finally it's like having miniature States everywhere.

Worth of The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo is best understood against the trilogy by Hardt and Negri: "Empire," "Multitude," & "Commonwealth"
RSS keeps on reminding a section of citizens that you are terrorists, your forefathers were invaders, and your intellectuals are Communists.
RSS is a prisoner of narratives the ill effects of which has been ably challenged by postmodernism to rescue individual liberty and dignity.
Instead of looking at every child born in India as our own, RSS makes a distinction in terms of religion and spreads antipathy between them.
Twitter facilitates debate but ensuring honesty and integrity of arguments demands high level of virtue and sincerity of purpose by players.
RSS supporters don't question Science but show an instinctive suspicion of Humanities discourse emanating from theWest without justification.
Humanity has made tremendous progress in Science by austere application of logic. Same level of integrity needed in interrogating Humanities.
RSS communication is modelled on the word of mouth which facilitates rumour mongering and propagating unsubstantiated versions of history.
RSS adherents swear by Dharma but when it comes to discourse, their instinctual doublespeak and circumventing the issue comes to the fore.
Leftist academics are equally to blame when it comes to examining sociopolitical reality of the country. They have often served blatant lies.
@PoMoGandhi Complains galore regarding the history books.
@PoMoGandhi I have no competence to respond to you but on one point I feel I'm Sure. Sri Aurobindo is always ignored
@slicesofIife @Whine_King People do hold a thousand things more dear than money. Besides no man is equipped enough to assess value for money.
@sreemoytalukdar Those rising from grassroots having own political base or fighting for a cause should be supported. So, he doesn't qualify.
@EvoLandscapes Just like Sanskrit, Americans now want to dominate Indian and other philosophical streams. They will set the agenda always.
No one talks of expressing dissent in party forums, any more. Now, dissent is being driven out of Twitter also. This is how fascism devours.
@vs70 Your diagnosis is always perfect. But my indications are to the whole ecosystem.
UP matters and the present four cornered fight would benefit BJP. Wanted a fifth axis for chaotic intervention and providing a firm option.
There are thousands of educated Indians who are dissatisfied with the present political parties. They must unite under a new party like SEP.
By joining SEP, you take the responsibility of shaping the future of the country and its fledgling Democracy without resorting to theatrics.
Tweets and texts tend to create a deformed portrait of what is normal and the extent goes up in proportion to their popularity or creativity.
For instance, "Sanskrit devotional stotras chanted throughout India" gives the impression that the whole country is engaged in chanting only.
Those spreading the sentiment that our citizens are two different sets of people and are instigating others to think in those lines are mad.
Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo inspires for not surrendering to shoddy Hindutva
@Dr_Uditraj Met you at your gate the other day just by chance. Hope to have a session of discussion on how some radical changes are needed.
@sanjivbhatt Your name is now part of history of modern India. The challenge now is to avoid partisan game and maintain credibility. Thanks.

[To discriminate between communities within a country is to sow the seeds of Hitlerism. The fullest equality must..]
[highlight our past achievements should also be given a very unbiased and objective assessment of our past failures]
José Ortega y Gasset & Alphonso Lingis are superb stylists (by Graham Harman). And now, Freud and Donald Winnicott.
@Mamdhata @ArmchairPseph [Paine used "common sense" as a weapon to delegitimize the monarchy and overturn prevailing conventional wisdom]
@thewire_in @OpIndia_com Too crowded now. I was not aware about @myindmakers before "Anushilan Samiti and Jugantar"
@myindmakers @shwetankbhushan Role of Desher Katha by Sakharam Ganesh Deuskar of Deoghar and the Marathi connection:
@sanjeevsanyal Plus [Nolini Kanta Gupta narrates events from his student years the time he spent as a revolutionary]
[CK Prahalad - like Sri Aurobindo - believed India could provide spiritual and not merely technical leadership.]
Two days National Conference inaugurated at NITTE #Nitte #NewsNirantara
Marketime: Jadavpur women have no shame; visiting temple wearing nightie

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Sri Aurobindo inspires for not surrendering to shoddy Hindutva

A software engineer, after enjoying prosperity and comforts, wants his son to be steeped in Indian culture and learn Sanskrit. Seems unfair!
Although school education is considered formative, the chance of a teenager turning rebellious and developing repulsive attitude can be high.
Many RW hands are well read and well informed but, without orientation in Sri Aurobindo's thought, exhibit immaturity and sound pedestrian.
Intellectual curiosity and peer review is what has kept the Leftist scholarship vibrant whereas RW men disregard the value of new knowledge.
Modi campaign brought a large number of young and educated to Hindutva fold. But they should protect their children from being contaminated.
Encouraging children to be influenced by the life priorities emphasised upon by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the best parental contribution.
Development of the country is a good aim but, as far as one's own life is concerned, its aim should be more profound, advises Sri Aurobindo.
Various ideological discordances come to the fore on Twitter but Hindutva ecosystem bypasses it. Shows lack of rigour in thought and logic.
Research output by some top ranking Hindutva sympathisers should not delude one to overlook the lowly set of intellect that rules Hindutva.
Hierarchy and sycophancy are cornerstone of Hindutva ecosystem that kills countless instances of self-determination. True for knowledge too.
Sri Aurobindo has theorised on how a society evolves and Hindutva can be compared with a horse galloping & gasping to keep pace with a train.
Large contingent of young and educated supporting Hindutva but pure intellectual scrutiny of issues and challenges are smothered by religion.
West and the Left ignore Sri Aurobindo; Hindutva disregards him. That doesn't mean that whatever he has written is worthless or dispensable.
Power and politics provide a very interesting arena to the young for exhibiting talent but they also owe a responsibility to pure knowledge.
Sri Aurobindo has shown that knowledge can live and lead its own independent life without utilitarian considerations and pragmatic pincers.
Keeping a whole people at level of festivals may be politically expedient but no nation can be great if new frontiers of knowledge blocked.
Facts of history, including twisted, imagined, and legends generated versions, are venerated by Hindutva folks while philosophy is ignored.
Higher education is difficult, pursued by a few and hence Sri Aurobindo remains as a target to chase by not surrendering to shoddy Hindutva.
"Integral Management" paper presentation plus visiting several lovely locations in the vicinity of Nitte, Karnataka.

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.