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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sri Aurobindo is the radical cure

Let this Election be a continuation of the JP movement of 1974 & its unfinished tasks & India sees fruition of #FiveDreams of Sri Aurobindo.
There shouldn't be any confusion that we are aiming at a #ThirdFront Govt. headed by Nitish Kumar by wiping out AAP, BJP, Congress & allies.
@Rjrasva The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have accomplished precisely such a prospect integrating almost all religions of the world. #FiveDreams
Twitter is witness how intellectuals succumb to peddling falsehood in the name of political choice. Sri Aurobindo's spirituality is remedy.
An advantage of Twitter is that one comes in contact with diverse perspectives. But, some are insistent that the RSS line is the only truth.
@AniilkumarAnil Leadership, whether in knowledge or in battlefield, is a fact of life. The field is wide open for competition; no compulsion.
@vs70 Somehow, I have clarity and conviction unlike many worthies who are vacillating and switching sides in the last minute.
@AniilkumarAnil The actual is not always the desirable since spiral mode of Evolution heightens the tension before imparting the correction.
@RajivMessage Best course for Modi now is to escape from the RSS fetters and become the Congress President by capturing the party!
@vs70 Sonia will surely have a hand in the formation of the next Govt. either from outside or inside but with much lesser clout. #ThirdFront
@vs70 Sonia is part of Indian history which we don't have the luxury to disown. Personal opinions will differ and we can wait till May 16.
@vs70 Difficult to say that as The Mother was French. Besides, Sri Aurobindo believed in Evolution & not any stagnant notion of nationality.
@vs70 Why? Sri Aurobindo is so multidimensional that understanding him takes decades and even then difficult to push him in straightjackets.
Although derided too often, Caste is now a proven glue in politics all over India & is posing a formidable challenge to fascist aspirations.
Begging for votes is perhaps the most vulnerable condition for a human being when he is forced to enact all kinds of feigning and deception.
Essence of India is not erecting skyscrapers but the skyward adventure of consciousness that TheMother & Sri Aurobindo attempted so daringly.
Many forget the fact that India is merely a portion of Global progress and is constrained by its collective capability including philosophy.
No amount of Development discourse can camouflage the Marxist-Gandhian-Nehruvian vs Hindutva formulation. Sri Aurobindo is the radical cure.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the only solution to the Secularism-Communalism conundrum and Left-Right rivalry. Time to look at Puducherry.
Many feel contented by paying a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram but to be acquainted with his worldview is a lifelong project of contemplation.
Congress, Communists, & BJP have conspired to prevent dissemination of Sri Aurobindo's vision as a result of which Modi-brand fascism gains.
The terrorist tag on Sri Aurobindo so assiduously floated by Gandhians and devotees-of-Stalin-cum-peace-activists is a fraud on the nation.
The Nehruvian-Communist nexus disregarded Sri Aurobindo in the guise of fighting against the RSS which has cost the nation considerably.
Academicians must do some sincere soul-searching how the dishonest and deceptive Nehruvian recipe has landed India on the verge of Fascism!
RSS-BJP-Modi bandwagon represents pre-modern, obscurantist phenomenon. Sri Aurobindo weltanschauung is the future & not Nehruvian confusion.
Beware of civilizational hijacking under the fig leaf of economy and development! The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have set the Evolutionary path.
Failure of the Nehruvian view of religion is responsible for the rise of Modi-brand fascism but Sri Aurobindo offers the long-term solution.
Reading the works of Sri Aurobindo & imbibing his cosmic perspective can heal many young Indians of the hugely pernicious Modi intoxication.
Neither Modi nor Kejriwal have any sense of Ontology. Sri Aurobindo resurrected the Vedic truth to present a universal & integral philosophy.
Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest by Sri Aurobindo. #FiveDreams
The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo differs from the RSS, Nehruvian, and Leftist ideology. So, no compromise on the political front in 2014.
What Sri Aurobindo delineated in the pages of The Life Divine in 1914 has come to manifest so glaringly as a frontal political clash in 2014.
Acute anti-Congressism has driven many followers of Sri Aurobindo to Modi's lap. Classic case of jumping from the frying pan into the fire!
Attributing a disproportionately large number of virtues to a modestly educated politician like Modi is bound to turn counterproductive.
Mohan Bhagwat said that the age group of 55 to 60 is ideal for leaders of the Sangh Parivar but no one imagined he will settle for 56 inch!
Why NDTV was so niggardly as to slice away 3 inches from BJP's projected UP tally will remain ever a mystery. Democracy is so entertaining!
Neither the Mughols nor the English were able to sway the Indians according to their sweet will. 56 and 49 will also fail miserably in 2014.
@AshokPradhanBJP Your bold stand against fascist forces will certainly inspire the perceptive population of NCR and beyond. Congrats.
@shantprakash Appropriate moment for all right thinking people in the BJP to raise their voice against personality cult and fascist policy.
High time for all non-BJP parties to coordinate and ensure tactical voting to consign Modi and his fascist design to the dustbin of history.
Is the emergence of Modi in consonance with the RSS worldview of endorsing monarchy? There are parallels.
All those who have put all their eggs in Modi's basket will have egg on their face and frantically search for the existence of their brains.
Modi will become untouchable on May16, 2014 and will go down in the history as a toy addressing a series of rallies from Lal Quila cut-outs.
@firaism Because Modi is a prisoner of his propaganda machine modelled on the Obama campaign & everyone parrots catch phrases, pre-scripted.
As BJP doesn't hope to cross 272, it's future allies will make the first condition that keep Modi out. Thus BJP is sure to earn a hat trick.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ambivalent, comical, confusing, paradoxical

Election campaigns are on in India and many issues are in the melting pot though they are hardly approached from a philosophical perspective. If anyone cares to look at them with some seriousness, then the word ethics might be of added contemporary interest. [TNM55]

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First quarter of 1914 will be over in a few days. Political developments so far have been confusing; no firm indications but part of History.
It's a perfect postmodernist scenario: ambivalent, comical, confusing, paradoxical, no ideological anchorage, frustrating and fast-changing.
@outburstindia @shivageologist To say anti-India, one must define what exactly India denotes but even the Constitution falls short of real.
@shivageologist Both BJP & AAP, backed by RSS & the ultra-Left as they are, are not very comfortable with the present shape of Constitution.
Even there is a mismatch between Yoga and ethics and so between politics and ethics is no surprise. Enchantment and charisma fuel politics.
There is no greater delusion than looking at the past centuries as model societies. Present day Indians must firmly resist such temptation.
New breed of writers using sophisticated English argue earnestly in favour of bygone days & glorify pre-modern culture. Safe to ignore them.
None of the political parties aspire what inspired Sri Aurobindo. It's upon the young to be aware of his vision and consciously work for it.
The Mother and Sri Aurobindo strived to awaken the young about the beauty of the future world. They first met 100 years back in Puducherry.
Many in their thirties seem to be more confident about the shape of Indian society and customs 3000 years back than during their life time.
Very idea of forcibly keeping people bonded to a set of religious or cultural prescriptions handed down by tradition is against democracy.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Show AAP-BJP-Congress and their allies the door

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Dr Rammanohar Lohia's birth anniversary falls on March 23 coinciding with the day of martyrdom of Bhagat Singh ... …

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@sudhirks59 But that is the Indian reality and the challenge of federalism today. We must keep faith on dialogue and Democratic negotiation.

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@krishnarjun108 Thousands of pages written by Sri Aurobindo is a great solace for lakhs of people who at one time or other felt identically.

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The fight is at the constituency level where the Caste equations matter and it's easy to hound out AAP-BJP-Congress and their allies there.

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The national mood is to show AAP-BJP-Congress and their allies the door. Federalism has the best chance of standing on its feet this time.

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@punditmusings One can afford to be different when the territory is small and population is captive, culturally. Like Singapore's success!

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@Vidyut Good that no one left now to claim being apolitical or independent as political affections are out in the open. Easy for the voters.

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National brand journalists are a pitiable lot. They speak only about National parties who have zero prospect in this Election; ignore others

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From Mulayam to Mayawati, from Nitish to Naveen, from Mamata to Jayalalitha from DeveGowda to CPM, all want end of AAP-BJP-Congress & allies

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Simplifying complex scenarios is not always desirable but this Election it's so easy a formula: Say no to AAP-BJP-Congress and their allies.

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Distractions provide entertainment but should not deter us from the utmost responsibility of annihilating AAP-BJP-Congress and their allies.

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Third Front parties are severely under-represented on Twitter and we lodge our vociferous protest against this injustice and discrimination!

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@Rjrasva You may find Sri Aurobindo's concise treatise on Heraclitus interesting.

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With numbers looming large panic has gripped many. UP, Bihar, WB, TN and Odisha are taking lead to banish AAP-BJP-Congress and their allies.

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National parties are weakest at the moment. AAP-BJP-Congress & their allies can be safely dumped in the Bay of Bengal for federalism to grow

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Trouncing AAP-BJP-Congress & their allies is the foremost priority at present if we aim at establishing the true federal framework in India.

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No compulsion to compromise or tolerate banality of evil. Young men who love their Motherland more than any Modi or Muthalik must come out.

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@crguna Stage-managing A Furore A Day!

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@menkris @AgentSaffron The safest course is to go by the guidance of Sri Aurobindo who delved deep into the Vedic hermeneutics for insights.

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Watering the tree of autocracy is a blunder. Follow Sri Aurobindo to espouse federalism and exterminate AAP-BJP-Congress & alliance partners

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Sri Aurobindo integrates Veda and Evolution. Help the march of Indian Civilisation by wiping out any trace of AAP-BJP-Congress and allies.

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No hairsplitting over issues or candidates. Follow Sri Aurobindo and vote against AAP-BJP-Congress and all their alliance partner parties.

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Many patriotic young men are pulling the wrong chariot. Sri Aurobindo's writings can show them the true path. Resist AAP-BJP-Cong. & allies.

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Discover your Indianness by delving into the works of Sri Aurobindo. Decipher the Evolutionary imperative by opposing AAP-BJP-Cong & allies.

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Reading Sri Aurobindo's books can widen one's horizon and defeating AAP-BJP-Congress & their allies will appear as urgent evolutionary duty.

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No point in expressing empty sympathy for Bhagat Singh. Follow Sri Aurobindo and defeat AAP-BJP-Congress and their alliance partner parties.

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Personal goal and political support can find convergence in the ontology of Sri Aurobindo. The most practical step is to stop AAP-BJP-Cong.

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COIMBATORE TODAY - The Hindu - Prayer meeting: Sri Aurobindo Devotees Trust, 8, Azad Street, R.S. Puram, 9.30 a.m.; W-7C, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m.

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[The "Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education '' gives the students a wide range of sciences, that covers also artistic teaching.]

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[Theme music of Charles Chaplin’s Limelight matches with Raga Zila Kafi; Raga Kirwani in the Third Movement of Beethoven’s Pathetique.] ~AD

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[Speaking of jargon, Hindustani music will throw many at you. Consciously stay away from these. If you like a raga, listen to renditions] AD

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Keep calm and listen on | Business Line … ARUNABHA DEB

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The country is vast & problems countless but the philosophy is one: Sri Aurobindo and the task is to defeat AAP-BJP-Congress & their allies.

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All admirers and followers of Sri Aurobindo must rise in unison to oppose AAP-BJP-Cong. and their allies so that true federalism takes root.

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Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy and #FiveDreams are Evolutionary imperatives and to root out AAP-BJP-Congress & their allies is the primary task.

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If you are really concerned for the future of the country follow Sri Aurobindo and vote against AAP-BJP-Congress and parties allied to them.

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Remedy for social ills can come from right philosophy & in this no better option than Sri Aurobindo. Ousting AAP-BJP-Cong is the first step.

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National brands hardly help as majority of constituencies in the country are out of bounds for AAP-BJP-Congress and their allied parties.

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There is no other option for India than to follow Sri Aurobindo both in politics as well as philosophy. Hounding out AAP-BJP-Cong is a must.

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Sri Aurobindo stood for federalism and today we have the golden chance of having such a Govt. by weeding out AAP-BJP-Cong. and their allies.

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People of UP, Bihar, WB, Odisha, and TN have resolved not to allow any foothold to AAP-BJP-Congress and their aliied parties. Join the lead!

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Defeating AAP-BJP-Cong & their allies is the national goal in order to usher in federalism & commensalism respecting the diversity of India.

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Neither Shourie nor Akbar, our antennae should be soundly aligned towards Sri Aurobindo and his #FiveDreams heralded on August 14, 1947.

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There can't be better clarity in an Election on a pan-Indian scale. Throw out AAP-BJP-Congress and allied parties to bring a federal regime.

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How interesting that about a dozen leaders across the country are offering strong resistance to AAP-BJP-Cong. and their allies convincingly.

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No moral confusion or personal sympathies. AAP-BJP-Congress and their allies must be defeated resoundingly despite celebrity endorsements.

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This is a rare crucial moment in the nation's history and we offer a solid alternative. Inflict a body blow to BJP, AAP, and the Congress.

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So-called good-men in politics now are thoroughly deluded. We are proud to keep our ideology aloft and independent. Say no to AAP-BJP-Cong.

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Time to generate a fresh political paradigm for India instead of party-hopping and latching on to hype. We chart a unique path and ideology

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@irfhabib It appears that people are fearing no further elections after 2014 and hence booking their safe slot in advance in the Noah's arc.
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Third Front forming the next Govt. is a forgone conclusion. Let the State leaders lend their maturity to the Centre to reinvent federalism.

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The task is to defeat AAP, BJP, the Congress and their allies across the country. Vote for any other candidate than belonging to the above.

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@AgentSaffron Veda maintains its relevance due to the human propensity to fall prey to the realist/materialist trap. …
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@krishnarjun108 @amargov A good site for Indian thought
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@krishnarjun108 I am happy that your intellectual quest is inching towards The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo.
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Tatkal facility of giving tickets to candidates joining political parties after the Election dates are announced should be banned by the EC.

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[Sri Aurobindo’s ideas signify a breakthrough in the creative evolution of Hindu thought which needs to be awakened from complacent slumber]

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Man and the Evolutionary Process -  #GoogleAlerts Sri Aurobindo

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Existence is not a Fluke, it is an Evolved Reality -  #GoogleAlerts Sri Aurobindo

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[there are two F.X. Clooneys - author of Thinking Ritually and of further essays on Mīmānsā and his works dedicated to comparative theology]

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@coolgirl_hj @goyal333 Before trying to improve or enjoy one must understand the world through study of philosophy & that is no less trying.

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Uddhav Thackeray has great potential at the national scene if he pursues the Kulkarni Doctrine and plays a historic role in thwarting Modi.

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Tough times to decipher who is in which party or who is supporting whom. Maelstrom over tickets erases loyalties nurtured over life times!

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[There was nothing particular scientific about Buddhism until science was invented in the 1600s.] …

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@krishnarjun108 If only such a miracle happens a month earlier!
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@JP_LOKSATTA The question is whether RSS has undergone any change of heart? Or any institutional mechanism governing its relations with BJP?
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Oppose BJP, AAP, and the Congress to make way for Regional Parties so that Nitish, Naveen, or Jayalalitha can become the next Prime Minister

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[The symbolism of the Veda betrays itself with the greatest clearness in the figure of the goddess Saraswati.] …

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[Secularism is defined in Webster's Dictionary as: A system of doctrines and practices that rejects any form of religious faith and worship]
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@shaishavtodi Dr. Dipak Basu: …
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[Sri Aurobindo had advised Gandhi to accept Cabinet Mission Plan to keep India united, but Gandhi asked him not to interfere in politics.]

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Many manage to reach near Sri Aurobindo but neglect to walk the last mile i.e. The Mother who came to India a Century back on March 29, 1914

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The Beautiful Flower and the Ugly Man – M.S.Srinivasan  via @wordpressdotcom Savitri - Sri Aurobindo

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Existence: An Evolved Reality -  #GoogleAlerts Sri Aurobindo

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Sri Aurobindo's influence on Russians  via @wordpressdotcom

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Sri Aurobindo's prose style - by Goutam Ghosal  via @wordpressdotcom

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Comparing Roger Penrose and Sri Aurobindo on the Mind  via @wordpressdotcom

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[Missing: Custodians of our nation. India’s choices for the elections are between a bluffer, a duffer and a muffler.] …

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Not the moment for fearing political instability or corruption but to safeguard liberty by voting against autocracy of Modi, Kejriwal, Rahul

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Not the moment for fault-finding but to bolster the prospect of Nitish, Naveen, or Jayalalitha as the next Prime Minister devolves upon us.

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@rranjan501 AAP is nothing but it suits me to put it in that category to oppose it along with Cong and BJP so that Third Front crystallises.

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Tranquility at Ekant in Chail.

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Remember the sacrifice of countless freedom fighters and known and unknown martyrs. Save India from the autocracy of AAP, BJP, and Congress.

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Autocratic aspirants like Modi, Kejriwal, and Rahul must be squarely defeated if we worship the spirit of federalism in an open democracy.

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130 years' old Congress produced a PM like MMS by sabotaging democracy. Time to reinforce the federal tendons of India ousting AAP-BJP-Cong.

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Fighting the chimera of Kejriwal, Modi, and Rahul is the first and foremost duty of every citizen in the country. States have abler leaders.

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Surrendering the fate of the nation to the whims and diktats of any single individual bodes ill for its citizens. Strengthen our federalism.

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Corruption is definitely less pernicious than fascist takeover of the Country. Fight the imperious ambition and designs of BJP-AAP-Congress.

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This election is about securing the future of the country by reposing faith on States with BJP-AAP-Congress consigned to dustbin of history.

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BJP-AAP-Congress are busy undermining the Indian Constitution. Vote for the regional parties for a true federal structure at the Centre.

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Steer clear of hype and hypocrisy. Avoid BJP-AAP-Congress and vote for the regional parties for evolution of right democratic ethos in India.

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No straying away from the narrow ideological position. Boycott BJP, AAP, and the Congress for genuine federalism taking root in the country.

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Democratic norms may aim at noble means & rational choices but citizen's support may not be justified and to that extent he enjoys autonomy.

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No one imagined that the notion of National Party would be outdated so soon in the country. Each State is rising like the European nations.

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Economic growth and swelling pride is driving each State to create an Identity that can no longer be accommodated within any National plan.

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State Chief Ministers are the strongest leaders today ever since the Indian Constitution came into operation. The Nation is surely evolving.

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There might have been incidence of waves in some previous elections but this time contests are very much on the ground and issues specific.

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So disconcerting to see that all Sanatan Wisdom is in harness to spread unadulterated falsehood and imaginary euphoria through social media!

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Despite being a great ship, if Titanic exhibits every sign of sinking, then even rats will find it prudent to escape and save their lives.

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BJP lost Delhi by a few seats & will also miss South Block by similar margin. Though belated, time is not yet over for a valiant rescue act.

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Third Front represents authentic grassroots politics and federalism. Rule of smaller parties will be more responsive towards people's will.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sri Aurobindo goes beyond the Gita

Sri Aurobindo stressed that the Mahabharata and the Gita contain large scale interpolations. Sri Aurobindo’s Essays on the Gita is more famous for his response to other philosophical paths than a literal interpretation of the text. Moreover, care should be taken not to treat it as representative of Sri Aurobindo’s overall philosophy. [TNM55]

Essays on the Gita is, in fact, among the bulk of Arya writings that Sri Aurobindo undertook after the arrival of The Mother in India on March 29, 1914. But his writings took a decisive turn after the second and final arrival of The Mother on April 24, 1920. His philosophy of Yoga from 1926 onwards became surrender-to-The-Mother-centric oriented to the imperative of Supramental Evolution. They insisted on leaving behind the past dawns in order to be ready for the noons of the future. Yoga of the Cells for perfection of the body also forms their most ambitious project for future humanity and they desist from enforcing any universal standard of ethics. These, in nutshell, can be said the divergences introduced by Sri Aurobindo into the Indian tradition. [TNM55]

The elevating Vedic connotations Sri Aurobindo attributes to the term Arya is perhaps more appropriate here than what Rasika denotes especially when the task of philosophy is not merely an aesthetic immersion but prodding on the path of innovation and evolution. [TNM55]

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Heehs has no remorse

The author is an insider as regards his subject while the same cannot be said about the Professor and therefore the two books stand on entirely different grounds. How strange that he has no remorse for injuring the intimate feelings of thousands of people who choose to adore The Mother! [TNM55]

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Avoiding other traditions and teachers

The path of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has this implicit assumption that whenever their names are invoked, the Evolutionary march gets animated. Remembering them, therefore, is itself considered as a potent form of practicing Integral Yoga. Apart from the conventional nama-rupa-guna-lila-and-dham modes, a more engaging avenue that is available to us today is to examine their words upon the framework of our own experiences and reactions or correlated social responses. Articulated coherently, they also constitute skeletal documentation of this nebulous realm that is no less real than say nimble chopsticks. The sociological dimensions of voluntarily following a spiritual discipline are manifold involving stereotypes and speculative views. Faithful accounts are rare for the fear of being treated as unreliable and frivolous or disclosing failures. One problem area in this context is how to deal with other traditions and teachers?

Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence edited by Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield has a delightful collection of articles and commentaries. While sympathising with the academic compulsion of accommodating diverse viewpoints, let me put it a bit bluntly that such a practice is inadmissible in Yoga. They may be great writers or leaders, but their role in relation to the Evolution may be questionable. So, the safe course is to avoid them since The Mother and Sri Aurobindo have been palpably reticent in recommending others. The recently issued CWSA volume-II of Letters on Yoga has ample guidances as regards inadequacies inherent in other paths and philosophies.

The firmness, however, is less available when we apply them to our present situation, especially politics. Followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are now sharply divided in their support and we at Savitri Era have taken the line of opposing the dominant national parties like the Congress, the BJP and their allies including AAP. But the option of possible alliances with them is very much open and alive. 2014 happens to be the Centenary year of the The Mother's arrival in Puducherry and the Arya (not to speak of the WW-I) and hence the election outcome cannot be devoid of its own significance as a push towards the Life Divine. [TNM55]

Friday, February 07, 2014

Uniqueness of Sri Aurobindo

The current issue of Sraddha has several references to Vivekananda and a whole book-chapter. Rajiv Malhotra's Indra's Net and Jyotirmaya Sharma's twin volumes are noted treatments too. But a definitive estimate vis-a-vis Sri Aurobindo is still awaited. In fact, such a demand is perhaps defective at the first place and that's the line we have been following for long.

Without any claims to a decent level of scholarship, let me state with a blogger's credentials and carelessness that any sympathetic approach towards Vivekananda, Tagore, or Gandhi is an injustice to Sri Aurobindo. Debts or similarities are nothing but at the fringe level and we don't perceive the difference due to too much of familiarity. Just think of the present day India without Sri Aurobindo; no The Life Divine and no The Secret of the Veda. How shallow is the intellectual level? And that's the standard our Perennial philosophy-wallahs like RSS and RKM propagate.

Building statues and temples is part of competitive politics and intellectuals will not lag behind in erecting scholarly monuments, but the role played by Sri Aurobindo is entirely different and unique. This can be understood only by the devotees and longtime followers. The Mother's arrival in Puducherry a Century ago is a stark reminder of how only she knew who Sri Aurobindo was. That distinction needs to be protected with zeal by the Savitri Erans. [TNM55]

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Sri Aurobindo integrates the Veda with Vedanta

Sri Aurobindo happens to be a prominent member of the “philosophy written in English in colonial India” club. The diverse dimensions of his work defies precise labelling and safe genealogical mapping. But how he reconciles the demands of reason with the primarily intuitive utterances of the Upanishads is a treasure for the present generation. Integrating the Veda with Vedanta by bringing them to identical wavelength is his unique contribution and hence any treatment of disparate texts sans the connotations he unveils should seem as inchoate and arbitrary. The just released updated volume of his “Hymns to the Mystic Fire”
(freely available online at
stands as testimony to his profound hold on the original intention of these ancient pronouncements. So, to neglect the hermeneutical tools Sri Aurobindo brings to the table would mean to geld Sanskrit of its native splendour and Indian Philosophy its vital wonder. [TNM55]

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Sri Aurobindo establishes a firm benchmark

Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 7h Injustice & corruption can never be eradicated so long as relatives and friends continue to condone or even encourage such acts of a person.
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 8h Socialism will survive as long as natural calamities inflict large scale disasters as market forces shrink inordinately during such moments.
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 9h Dreaming of a rosy economy is a survival kit against depression for many armchair commentators who fail to reconcile with what prevails now.
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 9h Take away competition, the Market is dead. Take away ambition and struggle for leadership within a party or an alliance, it's likely to die.
@SavitriEraParty: Despite all apprehensions regarding the proposed Federal Front the best thing about it is that no one person will dominate over its working.
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 8h Congress and BSP declined due to one-person dominance; BJP and AAP are likely to meet the same fate. Third Front must internalize democracy.
@SavitriEraParty: @Realist_Indian Play of real and regional forces should enthuse all democrats, the impending slugfest and thwart on economy notwithstanding!
@SavitriEraParty: It's only because The Mother & Sri Aurobindo made us aware of how Hitler was a tool of hostile force that we understand his place in history.
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Feb 2 The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the most authentic guides as regards Civilizational history and direction as well as true Vedic connotations.
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Feb 2 @Vivtweeter Yeah, good compilation but such distortions are everywhere and happening every day. Sri Aurobindo establishes a firm benchmark.
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Feb 2 History of Philosophy shows how arguments of great rigor were demolished a decade or two later with matching sophistication & convincing way.
@SavitriEraParty: The beauty of Twitter is that no one claims objectivity since all are unabashed activists or propagandists. Evolution extracts final truth.
@SavitriEraParty: Twitter forces refining an idea by chiseling it to precision without the necessity of expanding a unique thought to authoring an entire book.
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Feb 2 Many books are misleading in the sense that references to subsequent refutations are missing and hence @amazon reviews are of a great help.
@SavitriEraParty: Ontological intention vis-a-vis diversity Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF)
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Feb 2 Tusar Nath Mohapatra: @amazon Reviews … The Secret of the Veda, Isha Upanishad, Savitri, Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx

Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 12h [The Eternal Message of Sage Aurobindo - Swami Krishnananda] #GoogleAlerts
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 17h ['The Nature of Divinity in the World is an Enigma' Essays Divine and Human by Sri Aurobindo - The New Indian Express] 
[Retweeted by Savitri Era Party santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Feb 2 The One Supreme, Universal and Individual Godhead] 
[Retweeted by Savitri Era Party santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Feb 2 The Individual Soul Living In the Divine Nature] 

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Ontological intention vis-a-vis diversity

@SavitriEraParty: How Google or Twitter reconfigure their Republics over the next decade hold much greater hope & promise than what Obama or Modi can imagine.
@SavitriEraParty: Evolution, mercifully, loathes to discriminate between Sociology and Religion, Psychology and Oceanography and rides roughshod over borders.
@SavitriEraParty: Parroting We shall win rhetoric is a pathetic feature of being in the Party politics that blunts precision and integrity in daily discourse.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo distils the core of intuitive knowledge that percolated through the Centuries to serve it through Savitri and The Life Divine.
@SavitriEraParty: @doubtinggaurav How insightfully Sri Aurobindo responds to Nietzsche should inform our present predicament and predilections a Century later.
@SavitriEraParty: Neither Periyar nor Lohia had any clue to the causal and evolutionary aspect of religion that Sri Aurobindo so forcefully emphasized upon.
@SavitriEraParty: Religions are not merely fancies of human mind or geographical exotica; ontological compulsion behind their function must grip our attention.
@SavitriEraParty: Rise and fall of Religions in India is also linked to the swing in the fate of the respective Philosophies over time.
@SavitriEraParty: Whether the polar vortex or evolutionary escape velocity blow awareness on ontological relevance or not elections will veer round the local.
@SavitriEraParty: If morphology alone is to be taken as a sign of some ontological profundity vis-a-vis diversity then a federal spirit seems very much valid.
@SavitriEraParty: Region, religion, castes, languages, and even dialects decide the fate of the candidates. No idealistic escape from such a reality in India.
@SavitriEraParty: Let no one be under the illusion of leading or building a "National Party" at least in 2014. The mood of the country is unambiguously local.
@SavitriEraParty: The Prime Minister, this time, is genuinely emerging from the grassroots and not descending through a parachute or via any compromise route.
@SavitriEraParty: Never before in the history of India Lok Sabha elections was fought on such a federal basis as is going to be this year. Surely a watershed!
@SavitriEraParty: Ideological tags irrelevant now as personalities have come to dominate the political firmament. National Parties give way to State leaders!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Mother's hand in Suparamental manifestation in 1956

@SavitriEraParty: The picture Ganeri paints of India in 1656 finds fruition in The Mother's hand in Suparamental manifestation in 1956.
@SavitriEraParty: Writing was a sign of learning which accorded journalism a halo. Audiovisual Media took back to the frivolity associated with Premodern era.
@SavitriEraParty: Many tweeting on history or politics also take care to wear their science, tech or finance credentials on their sleeve for enhanced standing.
@SavitriEraParty: @ScorpiusMaximus Without understanding the role played by Sri Aurobindo the Lal-Bal-Pal project would be as an automobile with three wheels.
@SavitriEraParty: How even a highly motivated movement like AAP is floundering in Delhi is a lesson; the Law Minister has lost legitimacy over moral policing.
@SavitriEraParty: @SurajitDasgupta @_AmarnathS Following Sri Aurobindo is the way. Ideological confusion and business compulsion prevented Ramdev's success.

@SavitriEraParty: [Gandhi's Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Action by Veena R. Howard (Jan 2, 2014)] via @amazon
@SavitriEraParty: [Satyagraha: The Gandhian Faith in Non-Violence (Routledge) by Jesse Van Der Valk (Aug 11, 2014)] via @amazon
@SavitriEraParty: [Indra's Net: Defending Hinduism's Philosophical Unity by Rajiv Malhotra] via @amazon
@SavitriEraParty: [The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary by Edwin F. Bryant (2009)] via @amazon
@SavitriEraParty: [The most exciting and polished work of scholarship is Andrew Nicholson’s excellent Unifying Hinduism.] via @amazon

Monday, January 27, 2014

Added focus on action over what Sri Aurobindo wrote - 4

Corruption has agitated from Adam Smith to Anna Hazare and civilisation has been a quest for overcoming human imperfections. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, however, see ethics as inbuilt in Yoga which is a joint operation between human effort and Divine Grace. But the tragedy is that many institutions run in the name of Sri Aurobindo have turned dynastic fiefdoms and dens of corruption. Some educational institutions are a sorry spectacle. While the great virtues of education and creativity are extolled outwardly, demeaning hankering for power and manipulation continue as undercurrent. So, the lesson is mere enrolling as a seeker is no assurance for ethical behaviour.

From this perspective, the role of proper management, rule of law, administration of justice, political correctness etc. become crucial. How even a highly motivated movement like AAP is floundering in Delhi is a lesson for all. Human affairs can't be dealt with by mere common sense any more in this complex world; very refined and rigorous policy making is essential. Further, there are no fixed, textbook solutions; sensibilities emerge as situations unfold and responses shift in commensurate fashion. Media and advocates foisting twists complicate the situation.

Ban on the book robbed much of the moral ground and it has become indefensible over the years. A parallel can be drawn to the Minister in Delhi who has lost legitimacy for moral policing. Loss of credibility like the Michhua Radhua can play havoc on the part of an individual or organisation. The Mother introduced many exemplary modalities in the Ashram but some others can justifyably be criticized for being harsh on human wants and emotions. So, whether they can be pardoned today in the pretext of spirituality is a much larger question. Devoloping competence and sagacity for judging such matters is also urgent and we need fresh texts to fall back upon. [TNM55]

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Added focus on action over what Sri Aurobindo wrote - 3

The Mother passed away before the TV arrived in India and hence it was a sort of primitive age. The Internet today has transformed the Indian society to a huge degree. The type of professions has multiplied so also infotainment avenues. Pressure on youth for early success has robbed many options from life. So Yoga, as The Mother & Sri Aurobindo formulated it, is no more an easy proposition. Reading the detailed explanations of Parts of the Being spreading over several volumes is a remote exercise today. In short, Integral Yoga is far away from the priorities and preferences of the youth.

In contrast, some other religious camps are flourishing by imaginatively marketing recreational events and well-being modules. Being affiliated to influential sociopolitical organizations also raises profile as well as popularity. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, however, have been averse to such techniques from the very beginning. The level of ethics they insist makes one unsuitable for team-spirit and group-dynamics. Thus to reconcile Yoga with ordinary demands of life or casual religious approach is an uphill task. Rise in prosperity is adding more hurdles to practicing simplicity.

The truth is that all these difficulties were not unknown to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo but without dealing with them theoretically no assured results for practice of Yoga can be offered. The safe heaven they created in the form of the Ashram is also in doldrums. So it can safely be concluded that their teachings are impractical both in theory as well as in practice. But fortunately, this conclusion has other implications. No other solution can be said to have any credible prospect and in comparison The Mother & Sri Aurobindo stand heads and shoulders above them in many respects. [TNM55]

Sri Aurobindo has saved from the tyranny of Indian Philosophy

Tusar Nath Mohapatra on 25 January 2014 at 7:01 am said:
Demarcation between philosophy proper and history of Indian philosophy has been deep since the arrival of Sri Aurobindo in the scene. This year marks the Centenary of his magnum opus “The Life Divine” and other original works like “The Secret of the Veda.” The Evolutionary dialectic of his Integral Ontology seeks to establish a universal template of philosophy that acts as applied psychology as well by suitably incorporating poetic aesthesis. So, not to include him in the list would be an injustice to the future of human civilization and education. [TNM55]

Tusar Nath Mohapatra on 26 January 2014 at 6:16 am said:
Bringing in other names while thinking of Sri Aurobindo is a real problem; so is the period during which he wrote. Most of his books, fortunately, allow us to concentrate on the subject proper and a slim volume like “The Problem of Rebirth” or “Heraclitus” can introduce one elegantly to his philosophical project that dovetails into poetry too.
Though neither germane nor palatable, let me say as a nonspecialist here that it is Sri Aurobindo who has saved the modern day Indians from the tyranny of “Indian Philosophy” by offering an alternative set of literature in English reading which is transformative as well. [TNM55]

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Added focus on action over what Sri Aurobindo wrote- 2

Apart from pointing out the newness of their philosophy or the synthetic nature of their yoga, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have been careful to reject founding of a new religion. A following, nevertheless, has taken shape after their departure accentuated by the periodical ceremonies celebrated at the Ashram and regional Centres. This constitutes an added aspect to their complex legacy and needs to be confronted astutely by theoreticians. Political dimensions arising out of the religious identity also should be grappled appropriately.

Tracing the evolution of Sri Aurobindo's opinions, itself, is a challenging task. So when it comes to deciphering additional tendencies obtaining after his departure, it's verily a minefield to stray beyond his written words. But the task has its own validity as Sri Aurobindo never considered his own path as a separate category for comparison which, nonetheless, has come to modify his prognostications. The founding of Auroville, similarly, has considerably altered the texture of dispensation originally conceived by The Mother. These practical results, howsoever unsavoury, need to be accommodated within a more charitable appraisal of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo leading to their realistic appreciation.

This brings us to the question of authority as well as authenticity. Since each individual is constrained by a set of personal experiences and cultural setting, his impression is bound to be subjective. So the way the disciples have attempted to portray the Ashram life when The Mother was around belongs to a bygone era. Or how Her devotees carry on their lives in the outside world and confront the demands of the dominant religion has never really been tackled theoretically. Thus the challenge is to look at the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo from a realistic perspective and the altered socio-political situation in India. [TNM55]

Added focus on action over what Sri Aurobindo wrote

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have left behind around 80 volumes of collected works that includes paintings, poems, plays, speeches, essays, letters, messages, translations, and conversations spanning over a period of 80 years. Since the contents are of a specialized nature, they attract a very restricted kind of readership. The dense character and vastness of the writings prevent many from going through them all even as some of them are still unpublished. Secondary literature, however, is flourishing and varied estimation of the Masters are mushrooming. The works of the disciples or dedicated sympathizers are precious as credible introductions while commentaries or comparisons with the opposite intention are not uncommon.

Apart from their writings, the Ashram at Puducherry and the Auroville community owe their existence to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Besides, a large number of institutions run all over the world by drawing inspiration from them. Thus, a distinct cultural, religious, and political identity has come to be associated with the followers despite their being geographically scattered. The thrust on integration of the East and the West and Human Unity in the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is responsible for the internationalist bias on the part of their devotees. Access to Sri Aurobindo's works is also facilitated since he wrote in English. This year marks the Centenary of his magnum opus “The Life Divine” and other original works like “The Secret of the Veda.” The Evolutionary dialectic of his Integral Ontology seeks to establish a universal template of philosophy that acts as applied psychology as well by suitably incorporating poetic aesthesis. 

The Mother travelled from France to Puducherry in 1914 in order to meet Sri Aurobindo and so action preceded their philosophical collaboration. The amount of activity The Mother has inspired theresince is surely unparalleled in the human history. Interested students will be studying this phenomena in the years to come but authentic documentation of the present decades is woefully inadequate. In the absence of truthful tales narrated by the current crop of practitioners, impressionistic accounts by cunning swordsmiths are taken to be as genuine. Problems associated with writing and publishing, reach and interpretation etc., however, cannot be evaded, but a more web-enabled discursive environment could have developed over time contributing to theory. [TNM55]

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sri Aurobindo had the advantage of not dealing with his own theory as a new category

@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo had the advantage of not dealing with his own theory as a new religious or political category which we are forced to do today.
@SavitriEraParty: Lack of popularity, no doubt, is a severe disability for Sri Aurobindo's teaching but by no means for its worth or relevance for the future.
@SavitriEraParty: Negligible success both on the spirituality & philosophy front after 63 years of Sri Aurobindo's departure forces us to be humble on claims.
@SavitriEraParty: Dissonance between theoretical formulations and actual performance by people or organizations associated with Sri Aurobindo bogs scrutiny.
@SavitriEraParty: Though seeming elitist or abstract The Mother & Sri Aurobindo actually strike at the most pertinent & intricate problems of human existence.
@SavitriEraParty: Ethical licence is implicit in Monarchy and as a legacy political parties do condone moral transgressions in Democracy. AAP has come of age!
@SavitriEraParty: India is doomed until intellectuals need to be told about the importance of Sri Aurobindo's writings which they fail to notice on their own.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo resisted bolstering the Nazi forces and despite all his patriotism, Netaji fails the test of aligning with Evolutionary arrow.
@SavitriEraParty: Uncritical extolling of historical personages is fraught with risk and The Mother & Sri Aurobindo offer a safe guide
@SavitriEraParty: Leftist atheism, Nehruvian secularism, and RSS obscurantism are hurdles for full blossoming of Indian nationhood that Sri Aurobindo insists.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo understands the ontological worth of religion for future Evolution of man and neither RSS-BJP nor AAP.
@SavitriEraParty: TOI edit is spot on on electoral arithmetic but forgets about the deeper issue of place of religion in nation-building which BJP-RSS stress.
@SavitriEraParty: More than any particular religion or geographical territory Sri Aurobindo is concerned about the future man, his destiny & moulding society.
@SavitriEraParty: Like many choosing a school or hospital by building-size and not by teachers or doctors, RSS valorized tradition by ignoring Sri Aurobindo.
@SavitriEraParty: RSS itself denotes an abstract form of Hinduism but is victim of supporting contradictions accumulated over the period of last 60 centuries.
@SavitriEraParty: Perceptions on its performance notwithstanding the theoretical stance of RSS on religions is accommodative & informed by a fraternal spirit.
@SavitriEraParty: Is this the sign of Indian culture and Hindu pride? Not a single person can stand up and say that Modi cannot win 272 and won't become PM?

Tusar Nath Mohapatra on 25 January 2014 at 7:01 am said:
Demarcation between philosophy proper and history of Indian philosophy has been deep since the arrival of Sri Aurobindo in the scene. This year marks the Centenary of his magnum opus “The Life Divine” and other original works like “The Secret of the Veda.” The Evolutionary dialectic of his Integral Ontology seeks to establish a universal template of philosophy that acts as applied psychology as well by suitably incorporating poetic aesthesis. So, not to include him in the list would be an injustice to the future of human civilization and education. [TNM55]

Monday, January 20, 2014

Go for the Veda

Tusar Nath Mohapatra on 20 January 2014 at 7:01 am said:

Gaveshana or Research derives from the word Go meaning light, a connotation brought to light in modern times by Sri Aurobindo in his epochal The Secret of The Veda. This hermeneutical coup has so unsettled the received wisdom that there is unwillingness to look at the later texts in terms of the Vedic Sanskrit as unveiled by Sri Aurobindo. This blog, however, is a sign that such resistance will recede. [TNM55]

Monday, January 13, 2014

Antiquity of sources can't be only criteria for ontological veracity

Aware of the constraints of not straying outside the texts and syllabi, let me mention for the sake of discussion that later day philosophical formulations contain many ingenious notions like Sanghita or Loka-Sangraha to predicate emancipation. The problem of rebirth itself undergoes substantial transformation in the hands of Sri Aurobindo and hence antiquity of sources shouldn’t be the only criteria for ontological veracity. [TNM55]

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Advani as PM is the best option

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RSS must redraw strategy to draw as many allies as possible from the Third Front. Only Advani is capable of accomplishing an Herculean task.

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The Modi gamble by RSS amounts to offering success to UPA-3 on a platter especially after the heightened AAP challenge. Advani can rescue.

Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 4h
Persisting with Modi's candidature is a sure recipe of failure on the part of BJP-RSS. This is the writing on the wall apart from Kejriwal.

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Advani is not only good for the nation but also for BJP itself and the future of RSS to resist successfully the pernicious challenge of AAP.

Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty 5h
The RSS record is peppered with sins against the nation but this is one occasion when it can atone for past deeds by bringing Advani back.

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If there is any one person possessing a pan-Indian appeal who is fit for becoming the Prime Minister, it's Advani today (apart from Pranab).

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The nation will heave a sigh of relief once Modi is out of reckoning at the Centre & RSS will earn enormous goodwill with Advani as leader.

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If RSS is really serious about removing the Congress from the Centre & avoid Delhi-like embarrassment, it must bring in Advani as PM choice.

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Every analyst understands that BJP will look for numbers from outside. Admitting this reality before elections can be a winning proposition.

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Both Modi and Kejriwal signify catastrophe for the nation while Congress and the Left are admittedly ruinous. Advani is the best bet as PM.

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The liberal image of Advani will at once unleash a new euphoria across the country triggering surprising political realignments around BJP.

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Since the candidate can never win a mandate, the sooner BJP reverts to Advani at the helm the better for cobbling together a credible NDA+.

@SavitriEraParty: Being prisoner of a overseas PR firm, Modi may be unable to order mid-course correction, but RSS must act pro-actively to minimise damages.

@SavitriEraParty: Everyone here is a party-supporter and not strictly a nation-lover. Advani as PM is the best option for the country seen beyond party-lines.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Conversations are subject to inertia of motion

@SavitriEraParty: Much like Ekta Kapoor, Ramdev, Modi, Anna Hazare and Kejriwal have explicitly proved the Katju remark that 90 percent of Indians are fools!
@SavitriEraParty: Pop-Hindu puja rituals largely drawn from Tantra entail a sense of mechanicity like Astrology & Medicine enticing politicians for assurance.
@SavitriEraParty: The portrait of politicians as popularised by the Bollywood serves as a fine template to cash in on Reality TV familiarity and enchantment.
@SavitriEraParty: CMs moving around the country addressing rallies is like University Professors attending Conferences at home and abroad neglecting students.
@SavitriEraParty: Constitutional propriety demands that Chief Ministers with national ambition should resign from their posts & don't comment on other States.
@SavitriEraParty: None of the established parties in India is prepared or willing to field someone less than 60 years of age as the next Prime Minister. Why?
@SavitriEraParty: Pranab Mukherjee and Advani as PM probables are likely to play as two opposite poles of Indian politics in May to attract the State satraps.
@SavitriEraParty: @bhoopalp Advani will have the advantage of numbers over others & not be at anyone's mercy. Not age but his experience will see him through.
@SavitriEraParty: @bhoopalp Of Savitri Era Party. Perhaps we are the only people to support Advani as PM at the moment as BJP-RSS have no confidence in him.
@SavitriEraParty: @bhoopalp Of Savitri Era Party. Perhaps we are the only people to support Advani as PM at the moment as BJP-RSS have no confidence in him.
@SavitriEraParty: @arungiri Expect not more than 20 seats for BJP in UP plus Bihar and all India tally will be just 100.
@SavitriEraParty: @thinkoutofbox The situation in each State is different. Let's take Odisha and I don't think AAP can win even a single seat. So in TN & WB.
@SavitriEraParty: @thinkoutofbox AAP's limited success in Delhi was expected. But its party structure in other states is nonexistent, lacking local charisma.
@SavitriEraParty: @thinkoutofbox See, we are speculating on the basis of the present realities. But your being so optimistic about the AAP borders on fiction.
@SavitriEraParty: @thinkoutofbox Despite best of circumstances, AAP couldn't secure a mandate in Delhi. In rest of the States, it will draw a blank.
@SavitriEraParty: @thinkoutofbox The numbers right now favour a Third Front combine and most probably Jayalalitha will be the final choice to win South Block.
@SavitriEraParty: @ash_dubey That's a flaw of the Indian Constitution and not any functional laxity on the part of MMS. So, his personal integrity is intact!
@SavitriEraParty: The so called PM candidates of major parties are unfit and undesirable. Let intimate identity sentiments drive organic, State-level voting.
@SavitriEraParty: Dominant parties are neither national in their spread nor ethos. Let the State level players bring their experience in an equal atmosphere.
@SavitriEraParty: Third Front is the best bet for the future of the country. Let a genuine federal polity evolve from the regional and linguistic diversity.
@SavitriEraParty: In view of the changed scenario, SEP is forced to revise its strategy for the Lok Sabha elections: Oppose Congress, BJP-RSS, AAP & the Left.
@SavitriEraParty: @bpandey72 Trusting anonymous entities on Internet is not without its hazards and the Kafkaesque functioning of AAP is certainly repulsive.
@SavitriEraParty: @bpandey72 The question is priority and corruption is a lesser threat at the moment. So if the collective might of Satraps helps, so be it.
@SavitriEraParty: @bpandey72 I'd tend to agree with you here and that's the raison d'être of SEP. The evolution of AAP so far however is deeply disappointing.
@SavitriEraParty: @bpandey72 Reality is the power of drawing votes through imaginative use of Caste, Religion, Regional & Linguistic chauvinism besides Money.
@SavitriEraParty: @bpandey72 Even that's imaginary. Point is not to be swayed away by theoretically reductionist ethical versions of politics & accept reality.
@SavitriEraParty: @bpandey72 I don't believe even AAP is fired by those greater ideals, it has not invested enough to create such a core cadre; no ideology!
@SavitriEraParty: @bpandey72 Honesty perhaps is not the right category to judge politics; its rather Might that's derived from identity, geography & charisma.
@SavitriEraParty: It's really perplexing how by gathering a crowd of a lakh or so imparts the authority & legitimacy of knowing the minds of a billion people.
@SavitriEraParty: @crguna Easy to trust a bud but when human nature is involved the future is not secure. You were suspicious of AAP TN unit yesterday only!
@SavitriEraParty: @crguna Statutory warning: Past performance is no indicator of the future, so beware!
@SavitriEraParty: @thinkoutofbox Any one can be a contender, but where are the numbers? @SavitriEraParty: @thinkoutofbox Please avoid spreading utter lies as revealed truth.
@SavitriEraParty: If Congress is really the brain behind the Kejriwagon phenomenon then its sponsoring CAG's astronomical presumptive losses seem the genesis.
@SavitriEraParty: Stop advising or providing data to parties; they don't need it. Join any party (including SEP) if you are enthusiastic to prove your talent.
@SavitriEraParty: No matter whether Keynes said it or Churchill, but "when the facts change," each and every Aam Admi is entitled to claim "I change my mind."
@SavitriEraParty: Nation-building is not such a cheap undertaking as to be left to the singular preference of thirty-year-old patriots jumping to a bandwagon.
@SavitriEraParty: Never to be deluded by the efficiency of any Govt. or the virtues of some CM or PM. How democratically the Party functions is the real test.
@SavitriEraParty: No one should falsely appropriate the supposed wish of the people. Executing the wish of the Party is the most legitimate function of Govt.
@SavitriEraParty: Though the cornerstone of democracy if a party is incapable of functioning democratically then it's time to call this sham machinery a halt.
@SavitriEraParty: Party apparatuses accurately reflecting demographic spectrum of the nation is the ultimate confirmation of democracy being in pink of health.
@SavitriEraParty: Altering nuts & bolts of party functioning by infusing transparency, delegation and feedback is far more important than changing the System.
@SavitriEraParty: Threadbare discussion on policy issues in a plenary session of a party is a must for nurturing healthy convention in securing authorisation.
@SavitriEraParty: Panchayat is equally vulnerable to being monopolized. Besides, politics itself is a game of charisma and maneuvering. (Wed, July 4, 2012)

@SavitriEraParty: @kiranbatni Civilizational episodes are much longer than the span of human life and so better to make peace with currently reigning flavors!
@SavitriEraParty: Let political conviction be built upon thinking and opinion and not on physical objects of election symbols or wearing theatrical costumes.
@SavitriEraParty: May my countrymen be freed from the obligation of wearing caps, turbans, or such other sartorial devices imposed by religion and politics!
@SavitriEraParty: It's not difficult to spot who profess sobriety in politics today but the youth tend to root for the "teach them a lesson" kind of rhetoric.
@SavitriEraParty: Carnivalism during the election campaign infuses brazenness into the behaviour of political actors while the aim is sober parliamentarianism.
@SavitriEraParty: The political compulsion to win in the elections forces to strike deals and make compromises. Ideology, therefore, is a must to hold ground.
@SavitriEraParty: No pan-Indian campaign has the power to influence the voting behaviour across the country. Political affections and affiliations are local.
@SavitriEraParty: The Delhi-centric view has been to overlook the geographical mosaic of the country but India's polity today is firmly rooted to the ground.
@SavitriEraParty: Like nationhood, Twitter is turning into a Republic of ghettoes depending upon who follows or blocks whom. Not a very desirable spectacle!
@SavitriEraParty: Conversations are subject to inertia of motion which also entertain myriad gestures and emotions and live mode lacks facility of correction.
@SavitriEraParty: 1) The Western, Christian, Modern society, 2) Academic, Secular, Theory-centric studies and 3) Reductionist, Textual world are triple flaws.
@SavitriEraParty: @sabhlok Okay, let's join hands and see how we are able to give the things a practical shape. @SavitriEraParty: @sabhlok @yehlog Great! All the best.
@SavitriEraParty: @santoshk1 Please add Sri Aurobindo to the text so that the tweets appear in search results. Thanks.
@SavitriEraParty: The Constitutional framework surely facilitates economizing on virtue but the evolutionary imperative is following Sri Aurobindian ontology.
@SavitriEraParty: A Party run on the basis of Indian Constitution only can be instrumental in giving a practical shape to the values and visions set therein.
@SavitriEraParty: India is yet to give birth a Party founded on the values that form the core of Indian Constitution. So politics till then is just juvenility.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo underscores the federal spirit of free association, unity and voluntary mutuality driven by fraternal sentiments and harmony.
@SavitriEraParty: The Party in fact is the antithesis of Indian Constitution for in order to fight for right and freedom, first you must lose it to the party.
@SavitriEraParty: RW-wallahs love the freedom of orbiting in their independent trajectories and hate to submit before the discipline & hierarchy of any party.
@SavitriEraParty: Is it too much to ask for a right-leaning party today outside the borders of RSS-BJP? SEP with Sri Aurobindian ontology is the right choice.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo reinvented the Veda by integrating it with Evolutionary teleology so as to serve as the pivot for India & future of humanity.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo has applied broom to centuries old cobwebs that spawn superstition and fuel bigotry. His #FiveDreams vision is the right path.
@SavitriEraParty: How many are willing today to partake of the distilled wisdom of the Vedic tradition from The Life Divine and discover the true Nationalism?
@SavitriEraParty: Collaboration between The Mother & Sri Aurobindo resulted in the publication of the epochal "The Life Divine" in 1914 in the "Arya" journal.
@SavitriEraParty: The Mother's arrival in India in 1914 to meet Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry ranks as one of the most undervalued momentous events in history.
@SavitriEraParty: If behavioural traits transmitting through genes is okay then why objection to professional skills passed on through family and the castes?
@SavitriEraParty: @AgentSaffron There are deeper behavioural traits inscribed in the genes responding to the evolutionary imperatives opted by the individual.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Nationalist ideology under Sri Aurobindian ontology

@SavitriEraParty: @arunmsk I'd request you to start reading/reciting a page of Savitri by Sri Aurobindo on a regular basis for unlocking some newness in life.
@SavitriEraParty: There is no alternative to read and know and Sri Aurobindo has left it all in black and white. Art and poetry, philosophy and politics, Yoga.
@SavitriEraParty: The civilizational experience of the West form a vast canvas over which India has the distinct advantage of painting its future. #FiveDreams
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo presents such a lofty notion of nationalism dovetailing  into universalism that mere bread & butter issues find their harmony.
@SavitriEraParty: Power entails development and governance but the greater task for a Party is to inculcate sentiments of unity and optimism among the people.
@SavitriEraParty: No other individual has charted a more elegant evolutionary pathway for India during the last hundred years than Sri Aurobindo. #FiveDreams
@SavitriEraParty: Party affiliations should never act as a repellent for assimilating appropriate intellectual inputs that can nurture an Integral worldview.
@SavitriEraParty: Intellectual underpinning is an essential element of any sound society and without grasping Sri Aurobindo's logic no firm basis is possible.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 Forming Govt is not the only legitimacy within a democracy especially when Sri Aurobindo's #FiveDreams Manifesto has a wide vision.
@SavitriEraParty: Ideological purity and maturity is far more important for the nation today than juvenile cobbling of motley combination for capturing power.
@SavitriEraParty: Many are wary of multiplicity of parties but then what's the alternative if one disagrees with AAP, BJP-RSS, Congress and the Left ideology?
@SavitriEraParty: Indian Constitution is a fairly decent document to accommodate nationalist sentiment under the overall umbrella of Sri Aurobindian Ontology.
@SavitriEraParty: Immediate electoral gains need not mesmerize us nor warp our strategies. Meeting of minds and ideological convergence is what should endure.
@SavitriEraParty: A huge nation-wide nationalist electoral space is still available that espouses liberalism & refuses to be yoked under the BJP-RSS paradigm.
@SavitriEraParty: Despite being twice-born, BJP is still entangled by the umbilical cord of the RSS and its borrowed cadre and dares not finding its own feet.
@SavitriEraParty: Symbiosis is a major driving force behind evolution but proves detrimental and debilitating in the long run like BJP-RSS or Sonia-Manmohan.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sri Aurobindo's philosophy, poetry, and social theory

Governance and development torment our planners and lay man alike in India today. The elite is red faced as to why we are lagging behind and for so long. Earlier, the blame was on conquerors and colonialists but now there is no such alibi. So, obviously, something must be lacking in our national character; more aptitudinal than ethical. One such trait is reluctance to spot value.

The neglect of Sri Aurobindo by educated young Indians proves the point. Pretty intelligent people on Twitter are discussing thousand other things but are unwilling to listen a word about Sri Aurobindo. The preeminent place Sri Aurobindo occupies in philosophy, poetry, and social theory is absolutely forgotten whenever a portrait of the modern India is sought to be presented.

TV coverage is setting norms of value and individual priorities in a predominant manner but Internet has also facilitated reading in a big way. So, why this near absence of appreciation for what can be called the single-most reservoir of social capital? No doubt, absence of utilitarian exploitation by way of career avenues is a huge bottleneck but the reigning impression of the teaching of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo being abstract also acts as a dampener.

A national level Institute offering fellowships and part-time employment for prosecuting socio-cultural research around the works of Sri Aurobindo is a necessity now. That such an initiative should generate in the voluntary sector without any dependence on the Govt. is also important. Future progress of India necessitates Sri Aurobindo's Five Dreams taking practical shape and no lesser casual initiative can claim to outpace it. [TNM55]

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sri Aurobindo and the transphysical worlds

Sri Aurobindo was not a historian but a lot of historical accounts can be found in his writings. On many occasions his brush strokes are so broad that multiple factual inconsistencies can be spotted on close scrutiny. At places, Sri Aurobindo describes certain events or episodes of history like he presents an estimate of a person. He, in fact, enters into the spirit and hastens to portray an integral picture while the material details might be lacking such perfection. This is true of all creative writers and nothing can be more vivid in our times than even Heehs skidding.

The difficulty of academic interrogation of Sri Aurobindo, therefore, is enormous since relying upon quotations from his works can be wobbling. Besides, his perceptions differ between his conversations and writings at places pertaining to separate periods of time. The sheer mass of his writings also presents a huge obstacle for obtaining a satisfactory grasp within a reasonable time. Variety and depth also dissuades many young enthusiasts to attempt understanding him in any detail. Nevertheless, it's not impossible to gather an overall emphasis on an unerring, unseen force in all of Sri Aurobindo's writings.

The evolutionary quest for light, freedom, and immortality is the constant theme in Sri Aurobindo's poems and plays, historical narratives and political prophecy. Intellectual growth is not exactly his notion of perfection but the emphasis he puts on it as a tool and a help for further rise into higher rungs of consciousness must receive our attention. Dr. Eric M. Weiss maintains that "Sri Aurobindo's descriptions of transphysical worlds in Part I Book II of his epic poem Savitri, is unparalleled in the English language." [TNM55]