Thursday, July 28, 2016
Philosophy should encompass the whole human race but geography plays a role in separating people of different regions and nations and in that sense the context varies as also the importance accorded to various issues. India, with its ancient tradition of vast philosophical literature, seems to be a paradox since its predominant engagement with Western thought at present is accepted as so normal in all fields of Humanities. Yet, India has some peculiarities and specialities which only Indians can understand and resolve related contradictions. Many present issues have not been dealt with adequately by ancient texts and hence the need for a new Indian framework for theory (NIFT).
Population, Education, and Development are major areas where India differs from the west. Further, Indians continue to wrestle with their colonial past. Western thought entered a new phase after Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and James. Similarly, it can safely be said that India got its firm philosophical foundation through Sri Aurobindo. His writing saves one from the ultra-rational atheist viewpoint as well as overdose of speculative narratives. No doubt, Sri Aurobindo pulls the rug from under the feet of the present civilisational paradigm but the solutions he offer are too futuristic with spiritual dimensions. Thus, formulating a NIFT without ignoring him is a necessity.
It is easy to repeat Sri Aurobindo's insistence that real change can come through spiritual progress but there is no assured method for individuals to attain it in a time bound basis. Besides, it's often dicey to judge genuine examples of spirituality. So building a model of theory upon it is not feasible. That brings us to the Constitunal values, as honed from time to time by the judicial process, as the touchstone. Since Sri Aurobindo provides a broad Evolutionary framework via his Five Dreams, Constitutional values can easily be tethered to them to act as an aspirational paradigm for citizens. Needless to mention that such a framework will be appreciated by a very limited number of people at the outset. But it is bound to gather speed with time and expansion of consciousness. [TNM55]
Monday, July 18, 2016
Faith healing is an age old concept and mostly caters to people lacking access to formal medical facilities. But it has gained respectability among the elite, over the years, by being portrayed as an alternative lifestyle choice as well as a valid form of spirituality. This sort of Arta and Artharthi mode of seeking has trivialised the word spirituality and Spa establishments are milking it quite successfully. Recent political elevation of Hindutva also has provided a fresh impetus to such endeavours.
The attitude of young people towards all these, however, is a bit curious. Many of them just go through the practices in a mechanical fashion due to social pressure but inwardly the critical approach persists. Education and professional situation never permits young people to believe in superstition. Rituals are performed as a compulsion but without the feeling of complete reliance on them.
This is the enduring contribution of modernity and its emphasis on scientific attitude and rational scrutiny. In this sense, the word spirituality needs to be avoided since it means nothing and there is no method of validating it. This is essential to stop quackery and cheating which is proliferating at a fast pace. It's worth repeating that no one knows the mystery of this world and human life. [TNM55]
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Tweets by @SavitriEraParty
Prominent intellectuals on Twitter supporting BJP are more or less exposed now for their half-hearted enthusiasm for Modi as Hindutva saviour
BJP insulted women in particular and the country in general by first appointing and now removing an underqualified person as HRD Minister.
One sin remedied; two more persist: 1) PM and Party President must not be from same State & 2) PM must face the Press and respond extempore.
Smriti Irani has every right to fight for her rightful place in politics & my tweets are not against her. But HRD was a mistake on her part.
@IamIndian4alwyZ @DrGPradhan I have said it before: I have no objection to any other portfolio or PM. But HRD Minister should have Degrees.
Irani at HRD, against widespread resentment, was a constant reminder of Modi's arrogance, authoritarianism, and willful disregard for norms.
Many Modi supporters had expressed their consternation but @madhukishwar and @sarkar_swati had almost campaigned against Smriti Irani at HRD
Many are talking about Irani's performance or lack of it as the reason but the real relief is she was not educationally fit to be appointed.
@bmcowl9 Quite intriguing that many in BJP are vehemently against Jaitley despite his intellectual prowess and as Govt's conscience keeper.
Let's all aspire and work for a nation where no one is identified as SC, ST, Dalit, or OBC and no discrimination or privilege on that basis.
Reservations have served their purpose and time now to throw away the crutches and develop capability to compete; savor equality and freedom
@RaisinaSeries You may be right but the lingering suspicion that AAP is the B-Team of BJP is yet to be conclusively disproved. cc @skjain_05
Divisions on the basis of castes, religions, and languages are deep and intimidating but migrations and marriages facilitate bridging them.
One law for all people in the country and abolition of Reservations or any kind of discrimination/privilege on the basis of birth is our aim
Enough is enough. State has no business in segregating citizens into rivals and reinforce unjust preferences in the name of social justice.
Imposition of lifestyle codes such as on dress, food, and marriage by political parties or religious organisations need to be done away with
Most BJP supporters keep on ranting about Muslims but never utter a word about the secret Money dealings that lubricate their own ecosystem.
No questions are asked as to how their numerous organisations run and a bland rhetoric circulates that there is no corruption in the Govt.
Ideology of Hindutva or Nationalism is a mere mask and Money is the only Dharma that RSS understands. Let RW warriors turn their guns there.
No one ever demands electoral reforms or deplores reliance on Money power during polls. Demography is considered more crucial than Democracy
Whenever some controversy is raging over SM or a mock fight between Party men, be sure that 'mota maal' is changing hands clandestinely.
If someone says I don't breathe, would you believe him? Same is the case with folks proclaiming they are atheists. One rarely knows oneself!
There is more to know is the basic premise that fuels all philosophical investigation; limited competence is underlying factor for humility.
Expertise acquired in a certain field might mesmerise one as a know-all but finitude is a reality and the way mind moves is warped & twisted
Apart from Money, attraction for Power and Sex apply wobbling effect all the time, due to which rational thinking is almost an impossiblity.
20th century Psychology has expanded the scope of Sex so much that any form of pleasure-seeking (like long Twitter sessions) too is included
Similarly, Power games are source of most of our moves and moral posturings; even ostensible pursuit of austerity and ideological strictness
A name is being discussed as if he is running the world. No person or organisation, it's Evolution that is, firmly, in charge of the future.
@AgentSaffron In fact, their language (Jatland upwards) sounds like pelting stones and hence the impression. But good people are everywhere.
Democracy facilitates change but the strict periodicity and symmetry followed by it is often in variance with the Nature's scheme of things.
Talent is rare and Nature invests lots of it plus opportunity to catapult people to the top which it may not want to reverse after 5 years.
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Emergence is central to a Hayekian understanding of spontaneous order https://t.co/oTMqTcBEqb #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Bruno Latour: People have been silenced by moralism https://t.co/4eh02JROpV #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Colman, Gerbode, Rakover, Overton, Kegan, and Csikszentmihalyi https://t.co/RuaJbgMi08 #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo's devotees should gather once in Delhi https://t.co/ZqwWLdPU9W
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Itihāsa, Abhirūpā, Assemblage, and Immaterialism https://t.co/IV2g93vYdj #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era: With Whitman and Harvey in Pauri https://t.co/0dbeqVFLMz #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era Learning Forum: This style claims to distance itself from all effe... https://t.co/msZM216yka #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Hyderabad Symposium on Innovation in Education (De... https://t.co/pPrmMWZiZ8 #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era Learning Forum: To have realisation on earth in physical body https://t.co/SC010xmEXV #SriAurobindo
[a few minutes passed in the calm of silence are a more effective rest than hours of sleep] The Mother, On Education https://t.co/M075AarFEk
Savitri Era: Focusing on humble and unassuming seekers https://t.co/34BM47JFHo #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Roundabouts can help develop two yogic disciplines... https://t.co/eNA7KlklZr
[Roundabouts help two yogic: learning to resist immediate gratification and taking into account the needs of others] https://t.co/sxDuqEMxAg
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Rakesh Chandra, Vibha Chaturvedi, and Pragati Sahni https://t.co/lBsD0iKK8t
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Hobbes, Hegel, Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari https://t.co/o9YznGieNL
@guNagarbhaH @GhorAngirasa @Rjrasva Hegel is a desire and Nagel is a fact. https://t.co/1MrO1HdI7x
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Olcott argued that the Aryans were indigenous to India https://t.co/Mv0nIza2jq
Tweets by @SavitriEraParty
Hindu Rashtra Inhabitants (HRIs) are so insulated psychologically that they are repulsed by any trace of the West, Christians, or Muslims.
There have been millions of Muslims who never slayed polytheists. As they flouted their scripture, the question is whether they are Muslims?
An individual born to Muslim parents has every right to act in a manner he thinks fit as per scripture, laws of the land, and social mores.
A highly-educated gang of five is aggressively circulating its alarming projections on demographics as if Muslims are second class citizens.
@E_P_W Hindutva stalwarts are allergic to the Leftist discourse and so show symptoms of Theory deficiency. This book can heal their anaemia.
India was firmly under the British rule but Sri Aurobindo was audaciously writing about Evolution & Supramental Consciousness a century back
Handful of misguided brains are responsible for fermenting unrest in the world in the pretext of nationalism or religion. They need reform.
Reliance on The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the only way to be on the side of Evolution and "fight successfully the great battle of the future"
Aspiring that "nothing in us shall be an obstacle to" Evolution necessitates to be under their "influence to the exclusion of every other."
Most are happy attributing disturbances to rival religions or nations but Sri Aurobindo saw them as human problem due to Evolutionary logjam
A vocal section of Indians claiming to be angels and demonizing the people of other religions is height of hypocrisy. Causes are elsewhere.
Mythology is unscientific and anti-Evolutionary but apart from Soft Power its potential for tourism and allied economic activities enormous.
The British gifted us Democracy. This single event is a thousand times more valuable than the seven thousand years of Indian civilisation.
Imprint of the West is unmistakable in every aspect of life in India today, so much so that it takes some effort to create ethnic ambiance.
No point in indulging in conjectures and there was never an entity named India. Thinking for future should be based on hard facts of history
@aatmashodh Monarchy and feudalism are yet to be exorcised from Democratic functioning in India even after 70 years. https://t.co/xX5oPQl1M1
@aatmashodh Each system has its merits and demerits. Removing imperfections should be the aim of political process by grappling with issues.
@aatmashodh It seems that you are against Democracy and the Constitution of India. I may not be able to prove but rate Democracy as the best
@aatmashodh I never thought I'm so important! Thanks for the attention and analysis of my views. Democracy permits all sorts of viewpoints.
@aatmashodh That's fine but everyone accepting a monochromatic narrative of Indian pride and self-respect is surely a little bit problematic
@aatmashodh Each citizen will have his own conception including deviant themes. Democracy is about choice and freedom; not imposing of norms
Indian legal system, thankfully, borrows heavily from the West. Many facets of social system of modern India are mirror images of the West.
Films can be said to be the biggest contributor of domesticating Western lifestyle by bridging the language barrier. https://t.co/V5Dv5RKMw2
@akazlev Please spare some time for Indian affair as various ethical issues are being debated involving clash between tradition & modernity.
If people are getting organised for destructive purposes, why can't the Savitri Erans come forward to work together towards a positive goal?
Sri Aurobindo was not merely a Freedom fighter, he was fighting against ideas, against status quo, and never hesitated to criticise leaders.
Instead of trying to engage with the web of ideas Sri Aurobindo wove at Pondicherry, some foolishly complain, "Why he left politics midway?"
Sri Aurobindo advised his disciples to practice surrender to The Mother and a new religion can be said to have sprouted despite his denials.
@Benamrakshas Books by Georges van Vrekhem and Rod Hemsell are available online which provide a well rounded appreciation of Sri Aurobindo.
Writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo contain such subversive material that all major religions are to crumble by their serial explosions.
Beware of half-a-dozen foreigners who, for the sake of their own career rehabilitation, quote Sri Aurobindo's words to fan Hindu fanaticism!
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo convince us to come out of the juvenile conception that "My religion is better than yours." They debunk them all.
Ambedkar never read, wrote on, or quoted Sri Aurobindo and consequently stands as a formidable barrier in the path towards Dalit emancipation
@ksunjai @_Mauna_ Several layers of disagreement if we survey Lacan, Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard to our own The Mother & Sri Aurobindo
@AgentSaffron @SabinaBasha @ArpanBhaduri Sri Aurobindo has something interesting to tell about wolf (vŗka, ‘tearer’) https://t.co/4Qw6ETsFvP
Savitri Era: Evolution is discarding heritage and tradition in slices https://t.co/LZ5K77r9Ts
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Sri Aurobindo and Ambedkar rejected the idea of Aryan race https://t.co/a6DlNcZWCA
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Mohapatra Nilamani Sahu and S.S. Kulkarni pass away https://t.co/uUVgy3CsPz
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Hu Hsu, Ganesh Devy, and Kirtan Bihari Bramha https://t.co/5TdD4DWy5W
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Nirmalangshu Mukherji’s plea to abandon the rhetoric https://t.co/KaUSNuhGL0
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Devdutt Pattanaik, Bijayananda Kar, and Beatrice B... https://t.co/Bsh6VtZS7V
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad https://t.co/YGoEhdLyp7
Because Thou Art: The Divided Line in Art, Rimina Mohapatra, Vista https://t.co/o0AtIRAdBI
[Hu Hsu, a great painter and litterateur lived in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and translated several major works of Sri Aurobindo into Chinese]
[On his way to the earth Narad sang five songs. During the return journey it is the anthem of eternal love that he is singing.] RY Deshpande
[Nirmalangshu Mukherji is consistent in his opposition to armed struggle and considers practice of Bhagat Singh and his comrades invalid.]
[I referred last time to William of Ockham’s teaching – derived, as far as I can tell, from Muslim Ash’arite thinkers – that God was a will]
Hobbes' Mistake - The Rational Case For Anarchy - The Times of India https://t.co/fyJ4ux7sfO via @timesofindia
Friday, July 15, 2016
There are four chief reasons for Sri Aurobindo not being sufficiently popular:
1. His philosophy covers a vast horizon and hence remains at a distance from normal life and longings.
2. His yoga and psychology are too deep and demand a level of loyalty and sincerity which is beyond many.
3. His poetry is too philosophical and falls outside normal aesthetic experiences apart from the language barrier.
4. His educational principles, though look impressive and inviting, are difficult to be translated into reality.
Thus, there can be four alternative routes for Sri Aurobindo to be rooted in popular imagination:
1. His political relevance vis-a-vis Hindutva and Leftist ideologies.
2. Growing number of his devotees giving rise to a distinct religion.
3. Circulation of devotional music and distribution and sale of various other products of common use with focus on employment generation.
4. Organising mega events to attract media attention and impress upon the young generation.
So, it's essential that Sri Aurobindo's devotees should gather once in Delhi. [TNM55]
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Levi has written yet another post on style, ironically, in the same style he is complaining about, seemingly, in a mock fashion. The more reassuring aspect, however, is philosophical writing continues to open new paths and generate fresh debates. But the question of inclusion of Indian and other non-Western traditions remains a contentious one.
The issue of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy, of course, is too remote to trouble anyone. Besides, its very veracity or efficacy is under question marks since Heehs shouted that the Emperor is naked. Institutions running on rotten models of power play prove the point, further.
One needs to be extremely cautious, therefore. No one knows the mystery of this world or human life. No particular theory or practice can claim to yield results; at least, nothing of the sort has surfaced yet. So, suspect verbosity and glib talk; they are mushrooming! [TNM55]
1. This style simultaneously functions as a shibboleth, defining insiders and outsiders, while also making a pseudo-claim to clarity and precision. Perhaps this style is independent of the content of what is written and argued, but I’m not so sure. It seems to me that this style already expresses an entire worldview, an entire system of values, an entire teleology or set of goals functioning as a machine or an apparatus of capture.
2. Larval Subjects . - Assemblage Theory - Manuel DeLanda accomplishes what few thinkers ever manage to achieve: he renders the world interesting and thoroughly transforms our perception of what it is and how it came to be. This new book is destined to generate much debate and discussion, reconfiguring the way we pose social and political questions and the coordinates of legitimate ontological thinking. After reading this work, the world never quite looks the same and things that seemed to have only marginal importance take on an entirely new significance. – Levi R. Bryant, Collin College
3. But it’s different with Immaterialism. I read the book at least 4 times within the first week or so after receiving my copy. Perhaps that’s because it opened up an unusual number of new paths for me, and I enjoyed thinking them over so much that I lost my usual distaste for reading my own work.
Dear Tarini babu,
Namaskar. I had started http://petlinks.blogspot.in in 2005 to list all my favourite links at one place but the post on Odia movie songs became the most visited page and the rest is history. A lot of time and energy is needed to bring it to the level of my expectations and that's a task for the future.
During my college days and subsequently, I had collected about 30 song books which were available at the time of release of new films, like:
No idea about the present situation as I left Odisha in 1988.
Thanks for your interest. http://selfgroup.blogspot.in is the third related site apart from the above two. All of them are work in progress; provide nostalgia and motivation, both. [TNM55]
There is more to know is the basic premise that fuels all philosophical investigation; limited competence is underlying factor for humility.
Reading Harvey amidst Pauri hills (facilitated by undersea cables, as Whitman captured it) brought the sense of how hills of thought can be overpowering and, in fact, provide the means for escaping or transcending the prison and tyranny of physical geography. However, the primacy of the local or the particular, he deals with, gave the contrasting feeling and spurred respect for what was on offer, then and there. And, balancing both the aspects, or integrating them to the extent possible, is perhaps the real challenge, but, paradoxically, each one's version will change. [TNM55]
Thursday, July 07, 2016
V.N. Narayanan once complained about "atibristi or anabristi" in his Sunday HT Musings which is a common feature in life. There are any number of songs on the theme "Sansar hai ek nadiya, dukh sukh do kinare hain" which is playing now on Vividh Bharati (5:24 PM, Film: Raftaar, 1975). It was quite startling for me when I heard Ashis Nandy on DD-3 years ago that Experts hold a lower rank in public affairs than generalists or politicians. A similar feeling had come on reading the objection of P.A. Sangma to Indian Classical music as hegemonic. He was defending the emerging music scenario in the North-East.
Music, Art, and Poetry (MAP) occupy a very high priority in the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. But talent is rare, as Satyajit Ray has observed, and only a few people are able to earn expertise in these fields. Besides, artists remain prisoners of their respective skills. This apart, the compulsion of art to be commercially viable or chasing popularity robs it of many sublime facets. Media highlights successful persons but when we look at it from the Yoga angle, they have hardly any value. So, according enough importance to all those normal persons who are humble and unassuming seekers is necessary instead of focusing on achievers, all the time. [TNM55]
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tweets by @Savitri EraParty:
Ram Kumar has done a decent job in introducing the basics of Critical Theory which is a must read for Hindutva loving Engineers/Scientists.
Though highlighting vagaries of discourse, the article is proof enough that communication can be honest and precise.
We, however, disagree with what @RamKumar1133 attempts to infer and persist with our tremendous regard for Lacan, Derrida, and Baudrillard.
Present belligerence by Hindutva hardliners is depicting the personalities of Moonje, Savarkar, Golwalkar, Deendayal, et al in distorted way
"Luminous and voluminous" writings of Sri Aurobindo forever invite to explore liminality regardless of "dramatic or traumatic" consequences.
@Hiranyareta Infatuation with the West may stem from diverse roots including career-growth but rational choices/conviction can't be faulted.
Hit and run tweets against Gandhi or Ram Mohan Roy won't alter the narrative. Scores of books and analytical studies need to be authored.
Knowledge is instantly perceived as hegemonic and is resisted; the person is avoided/ignored. So the role of Brahmin is to fight buffoonery.
Each person evolves from the Shudra stage to the Brahmin state. But the success rate is not satisfactory. India is the best coaching centre.
So, the Brahmin is not a separate category, as the popular notion goes; it includes and implies mastery over the other three varna qualities
Many Brahmins stooping low and playing to the gallery is not uncommon. Such deliberate degradation proves tragic vis-à-vis Sanskritisation.
Empiricist models of management and strategy carry you so far. The Brahmin's role is sensing brighter spots and forcing course correction.
Qualities to be aspired for for a Brahmin are Anapeksha, Suchi, Daksha, Udasina, Gata-vyathah, and Sarvarambha-parityagi (Mahabharata-Gita).
Apart from heredity, environment, and education, Evolution is also important for determining a person's stage in moving towards Brahminhood.
@AsterixdeGaulle @rvaidya2000 Sri Aurobindo is much more than a solitary speech. Reading him in detail is essential. https://t.co/vQbBsO2ae4
Many outstanding Civil Servants face a crisis of character while seeking post-retirement rehabilitation or as a Party's Public Intellectual.
@ShoaibDaniyal @RohiniBakshi @Mamdhata @hchaturv Odia pronunciation is considered closest to Sanskrit. https://t.co/M3sz1tbWqe #RajaParba
@mdbiyani @India_Policy @smritiirani @archanatiwari20 Odia #RajaParba https://t.co/EbvdVEK4GT
@JP_LOKSATTA @kumarashsish Odia suits best as common language if learnt voluntarily outside schools and colleges. https://t.co/M3sz1tbWqe
@a_r_j_u_n For pragmatic reasons, our party line deviates from what Sri Aurobindo wrote, at times. You may like this https://t.co/88JofxGxOv
@a_r_j_u_n Why? Did I say "Dear" ?
@a_r_j_u_n Thanks for wishing. Awake whole night; no power. https://t.co/WXuezI5CfQ
@dwarakiMN @GhorAngirasa @i_contemplate_ @KumaraVaani @deshrajeev Strangely Veda is hardly treated as heritage; Sri Aurobindo's work ignored
@sarvarta @Tamil1947 You may join/support/work for Savitri Era Party which promotes a polity without Reservations and other liberal ideals.
@sarvarta @Tamil1947 Reservations were required, have contributed, but have turned exploitative. Time to prepare for relinquishing crutches.
Evolution discarding heritage and tradition in slices is a cruel reality to accept. Thus, unhinging from the group-think is a huge challenge
Engaging with Sri Aurobindo involves crossing boundaries of particular subjects and their structures to roam in the free vista of knowledge.
By emphasising upon Evolution and Yoga, Sri Aurobindo entwines volition with cosmology, thus setting a direction for knowledge to plough on.
A Centre for Religious Studies as a University wing, for instance, can't focus on where Sri Aurobindo is leading to. https://t.co/MkotzC6U1T
Sri Aurobindo, OTOH, assigns knowledge a task in conjunction with other modes of self-perfection: work and worship. https://t.co/gBZuM756jr
Thus, education, in the context of Sri Aurobindo, would chart an innovative and intuitive course on learner's choice https://t.co/9XdsXsYWXV
Though reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, at random, is helpful, a systematic approach is recommended. https://t.co/vQbBsOjLCE
A brief account written by Sri Aurobindo about his own life and activities gives a bird's eye view of his priorities https://t.co/fTkWmFxCiv
@sarvarta @Tamil1947 @priyashmita The only formula how BJP/RSS can be stopped is by incorporating Sri Aurobindo into dry Nehruvian paradigm.
The most beguiling superstition prevailing in the country is Ambedkar and Savarkar are relevant for future whereas Sri Aurobindo is a cypher
Followers of Sri Aurobindo believe in his prophecies but wish them to happen miraculously without their working for it openly, soiling hands
Although, The Mother had established a nationwide network by the time she left in 1973, the relevance of Sri Aurobindo still largely unknown
The Mother was quite forthright in her support for Sri Aurobindo but his followers at present are content with supporting Savarkar/Ambedkar.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo worked relentlessly for ushering in harmony but their followers are busy spewing hatred that is anti-Evolutionary
Just thought of my pair of shoes. All dreams & possibilities can materialise only if they consent to carry me there. https://t.co/SXfB5t3658
Seems like Google somehow liked my musings on shoes!
@riminamohapatra @silikamohapatra @CNNnews18 @NPR https://t.co/biFXqnBScC
Modi is synonymous with manipulation. His tryst with the top office denotes void ab initio, and he is adding fresh zeroes every passing day.
"No one gives what he doesn't have." Modi not facing domestic media not in consonance with Democratic functioning; so also, HRD under Irani.
PM and President of the ruling party hailing from the same State in a country as plural as India is a slap on the face of norms and probity.
America based hardliners of Indian origin are constantly spewing venom against Indian citizens in some pretext or the other. Fight them out.
Yoking the mind and the body along with the life instincts and aspirations to the guidance of one's inner being amounts to Yoga or Evolution
Protect children from the influence of mythological fiction & superstition in the name of Yoga and turn to Veda as unveiled by Sri Aurobindo
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo assure us that a new world is indeed possible, or rather inevitable and so we at SEP dream to design a new India.
Each voice ought to be respected in a Democracy but not necessarily accepted. Talent is rare; knowledge shud be sought from distilled source
Jaithirth Rao jumps from Ananda Math to Hindu Mahasabha as if nothing happened in between. Reprehensible hypocrisy! https://t.co/pDrnE53ZJL
Many blog writings are partisan and too opinionated. We are yet to see a website emerging with astute independence. https://t.co/AaajScy730
No matter what the final outcome of AIT/OIT feud is, MT has set a rigorous standard of scholarship which Sokal/Oak disciples have to comply.
Rather than glorifying the past real pride should come from by knowing facts as facts no matter how unpalatable & inconvenient they turn out
Instead of weaving narratives around victimhood or avenging past sins, a dispassionate quest for information should be good scholar's motto.
Right from Ashoka's inscriptions on pillars, history writing has peddled copious falsehood and pre-determined theses for career advancement.
Reappraisal of 20th century history is an urgency with the meeting of The Mother Sri Aurobindo as point of departure https://t.co/BsjTkeha48
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo propounded "Integral Yoga" which has nothing to do with hitting the mat. Yet, many are citing them mischievously.
An interesting debate is going on with some people defending Indian origin of Yoga when the origin of Indians itself is under a fierce fight
Don't be a silent spectator when AAP, BJP, and Congress are ruining the country. Follow The Mother/Sri Aurobindo and join Savitri Era Party.
Even religious scriptures recognise human foibles but the Constitution of India demands people of perfect character ensuing disappointments.
As far as my impression goes, only V.P. Singh passes the test of honesty and integrity as PM. With such rare occurrences, Democracy not safe
Some bleeding hearts believe that all languages should survive but that's not what Evolution is leading to. Gender is Hindi's Achilles' heel
Those who argue mother tongue is the best medium of learning and passport to development and innovation need to visit Uttar Pradesh to check
Issue is not why India was under foreign rulers but how far people benefitted by such encounters and exchanges and their utility for future.
Forcing a partition among people thorough a temperamental criteria like whether one identifies with Hindu mobilisation, is so sad and cruel.
Since an individual has no control over his or her birth, option to escape from nationality, religion, caste, etc should be freely available
Like unreserved compartments in trains, territories should be set apart for free movement of people facilitating commerce/cultural exchange.
Democracy amounts to electing a ruler and not burdening uninformed citizens for examining complicated issues with far reaching implications.
@smarket Man is a transitional being, avers Sri Aurobindo, who in his Evolutionary path is inching towards attaining perfect morality/truth.
While we respect the verdict of British people, it seems to be against the Evolutionary spirit of World Union as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo.
As I write this tweet in English, I remember our deep relation with British people in which Sri Aurobindo had a role and its huge potential.
Although the Veda was available for several thousands of years, its secret was revealed by Sri Aurobindo in the English language (ARYA,1914)
It's not just the size or its economy, rather the civilisational ramifications of U.K. as a nation can't be overlooked. Temporary set back!
Most are not aware about how Sri Aurobindo came to throw his weight behind England against Hitler. That solves many puzzles, past and future
The ruling party mobilising a small faction within itself that fakes playing the role of opposition is nothing but a smokescreen to hoodwink
Very clever plot and another round of misconception about Sri Aurobindo will be reinforced among the new generation! https://t.co/JAC0MXrEwz
@rsaroja70 The Nationalist is shown as weak in character and a fugitive (escapist) which coincided with popular impression of Sri Aurobindo.
@rsaroja70 As followers of Sri Aurobindo, we don't value much the views of his famous contemporaries but others are free to hold theirs.
@Tamil1947 @rsaroja70 Thanks for the recognition with the request to spread the word. We are an antidote to Hindutva, for your information.
@maidros78 @AgentSaffron @samAlochaka History & issues are complex, very complex. Please avoid conflict by reducing things to 140 characters
It's heartening to note that people within the Hindutva camp are ready to fight for cherished ideals. @maidros78 @AgentSaffron @samAlochaka
@KKDash2020 Problem is when trade becomes disproportionately dependent on one-way arms trade. And then a different dynamics exerts imbalance
@hinduwebsite It'd be interesting to scan the role of harmless seeming technology and communication in facilitating these larger aggregates.
@smarket Anchorage is essential instead of inventing own School. Sri Aurobindo offers a lofty point of departure for economics and politics.
@shantprakash too has been demanding dissolution of BJP SC Morcha. But abolishing Reservations is the real challenge https://t.co/lWosUFYKOP
@a_r_j_u_n @GreatHeretic Reading Sri Aurobindo is mandatory for correct understanding of Gita, Upanishads, and Veda. Savitri is the summit.
@a_r_j_u_n Since you are politically oriented, understanding how Sri Aurobindo differs from Hindutva is rather more important. @GreatHeretic
Neglecting academic pursuits and pushing unsubstantiated propositions is a Hindutva forte. Thankfully, some are uncompromising on method now
Last couple of days saw fireworks among Hindutva heavyweights. AIT, Nazis, Gita, GM food, everything is being re-assessed which is welcome.
@GreatHeretic @a_r_j_u_n Some pointers here: https://t.co/29ykJjiDF1
@a_r_j_u_n Each one's preference needs to be respected in a Democracy but the same principle doesn't hold good in Pedagogy. @GreatHeretic
Earlier, arvindneela was treating Ambedkar as most credible but lately he has begun to find virtue in Sri Aurobindo, albeit a bit grudgingly
@ngc1729 We discussed it last time; I'm only following the current position considering science has progressed since Sri Aurobindo's time.
@ngc1729 Sri Aurobindo was always intellectually polite, never took any hard line; himself revised many of his stands. And I'm no final word
@ngc1729 RW skirmishes over issues are becoming fairly regular and such intellectual exercise is welcome. So, you should settle matter there
Clever ploy to create a Modi vs. Swamy buzz to deflect any credible face emerging for 2019 and hijacking UP poll campaign to national scene.
We often hear disdain for unelected leaders but their ideological commitment and loyalty to party happen to be higher than grassroots guys.
Some were complaining that many are happy about India's failure at NSG bid. Same people turn very happy when terror strikes and blame Islam.
Despite prevalence of TV, this article proves how print media (including Twitter) is important for stating the truth https://t.co/l6UBpyKaD6
That Sri Aurobindo's views can clear up many ideological cobwebs comes into focus in this one instance about Aryans. https://t.co/7Hx6wXrJJv
Pushing scripted narratives has been the bane of academic scenario in India. Thus, a rational approach is a must. https://t.co/ZdD2B4QTeI
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad https://t.co/YGoEhdLyp7
@Janamejayan I think, it's Kunti (instead of Sita) and all five had multiple spouses. Hence, Sita doesn't fit in!
@TheRajarshi Statutory warning: "past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results"
Savitri Era: Focusing on genocide and tyranny is one-eyed history https://t.co/kNdsmm9nPR
Sunday, June 12, 2016
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 https://t.co/gsLhER6Own
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. https://t.co/vQbBsOjLCE
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. https://t.co/vQbBsO2ae4
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. https://t.co/S7aWJUVQVD
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. https://t.co/YsEdzI8MgB
Savitri Era: Reignite the dream of a society wedded to Equality and Freedom #GlobalHarmony #WorldUnion #FiveDreams https://t.co/h4MXZ6nOcB
Plain & Simple: Sri Aurobindo's vision of India had no place for vote-bank politics https://t.co/KolwKKNjBW
Savitri Era Open Forum: Sri Aurobindo's exceptionally multifaceted cosmology https://t.co/RYT1uqjj3h
Savitri Era Open Forum: Sri Aurobindo is opening doors to a genuine hermeneutic https://t.co/oGyubXMG6i
Feel Philosophy https://t.co/Qpein7aGNC
Aurora Mirabilis: [How to put Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’s abstrac... https://t.co/oETaUk0Pbr
[How does one put Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s somewhat abstract guidance into practice in the phenomenal world ?] https://t.co/CHVqABzps6
[each has their own way and pace and must be worked with accordingly. Starting with each individual from wherever..] https://t.co/vVL9mM77oV
[stupid books on how "society" could be better "organised" led the world astray. There is Rousseau, Marx, Sartre...] https://t.co/9jJ2EE7hUd
@IndiaHistorypic [Saavira Kambada basadi or त्रिभुवन तिलक चूडामणि is a Jain temple with 1000 pillars in Moodabidri.] https://t.co/kut1LAQrjd