Thursday, July 31, 2008

Five Koshas and Five Dreams

Five Koshas and Five Dreams

Annamaya Kosha [Physical Education] Free and united India.

Pranamaya Kosha [Vital Education] Resurgence and liberation of the peoples of Asia

Manomaya Kosha [Mental Education] World-union

Vijnanamaya Kosha [Psychic Education and Spiritual Education] Spiritual gift of India to the world.

Anandamaya Kosha = To raise man to a higher and larger consciousness

Savitri Era Religion is based upon a robust intellectual framework that is no less rigorous than say, robotics

[AUROVILLE: A FAILURE We don’t question anybody's faith. Let them believe that key to death could be found. If it is faith, let them have their faith. The followers of Jesus Christ till day even after 2000 years believe resurrection will take place. Like that for 2000 years let these people search the key to death. But till the prophecy stands scientifically proven, rationalists have the liberty and freedom of ex-pression to call the failed prophets a failure.
N. Nandhivarman General Secretary Dravida Peravai Thursday 31 July, 2008...
Diary of Nandhi Varman - http://nandivarman.rediffiland.com/]

Savitri Era Religion is based upon a robust intellectual framework that is no less rigorous than say, robotics. It encompasses all extant human aspiration expressed either in poetry or philosophy anywhere in the world. The alternative metaphysics espoused by a skeptic is the first step, from where all rational questioning would lead towards the possibilities unveiled by The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. There is no other way.

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Savitri Era Religion offers an exceptionally rational Cosmology embedded in utmost occult and mystic wisdom

Savitri Era Religion emanates from the Divine manifestation of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. Though embedded in utmost occult and mystic wisdom, it offers an exceptionally rational Cosmology conforming to the present paradigms of physical sciences. Sociological implications of the tenets of the Savitri Era Religion, though not always politically correct, posit a self-exceeding, and futuristic stance. There is no other religion, to be sure, that is more intellectually stimulating, emotionally invigorating, and aesthetically gratifying than the Savitri Era Religion.

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo came to emancipate us from the fetters of the past

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo met each other on March 29, 1914 in Puducherry signifying the meeting of the East and the West, and the birth of the Savitri Era Religion.

Religious conflicts leading to terrorism and war are likely to find their solution when more and more people embrace the Savitri Era Religion and, thereby, volunteer to work for the Ideal of Human Unity. Globalization has presented immense opportunities to carry forward this task in a variety of avenues. While knowledge, skill, and technology manipulate easy integration, cultural and attitudinal reflexes find it hard to secure common ground.

The synthetic teaching of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, fortunately, reaches out to people residing anywhere in the world simply because it is founded on a substratum that is universal, and the basic concern is human, regardless of geography, biology or religion. The Metaphysics of The Life Divine is indisputably the most modern, affirmative, and optimistic. The principles of Integral Yoga, likewise, chime so harmoniously with frontier research areas in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive studies.

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo came to emancipate us from the fetters of the “past that seeks to endure.” It is for the young people of today to acquiesce at the choice and seek conversion to the Savitri Era Religion.

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Prakash Karat has seen the light

Prakash Karat has seen the light. He has reformulated the Party policies to propose that America (i.e. Capitalism+Globalization) is their enemy no. 1, and not Hindutva. This soft-Hindutva stance has dawned on him after realizing the fact that it is impossible to eradicate religion. This is at the core of Marx's principles, but the Marxists have till now followed a rather irrational interpretation of their Master's theories.

Savitri Era Party welcomes this radical revision, and reiterates its pro-religion and anti-Hindutva ideology.

Tusar N. Mohapatra
President, Savitri Era Party.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Huntington and Hindutva enthusiasts will fall by the wayside

[The globalising impulse can be seen as ever-widening circles trending towards greater homogeneity, from locality, to nation states to regional identities like pan European, pan-Asian, Pan-Arab and pan-American, the long-term logical corollary of which is a unified market, a unified culture, a unified language, a unified liberal-democratic state, or what V S Naipaul famously termed a universal civilisation. Rapid strides in information technology are spawning new virtual relationships, cosmopolitan identities and communities that compete and conflict with those forged within the confines of the nation state. The interesting issue, however, is whether this process of ‘cultural entropy’ would, over the long run, abate the clash of civilisations underscored by a long line of eminent historians from Herodotus to Arnold Toynbee to Samuel Huntington. A brief history of globalisation Economic Times: 25 July, 2008, Alok Sheel (The writer is a civil servant. Views are personal)]

[The tragedy that has unfolded in the last 15 days also serves as a warning to all those who think that the greatest challenge facing India is not poverty, or the alleged embrace of the US, but the brand of jehadi Hindutva that the BJP and the Sangh parivar represent. In the name of high principles and morals, the so-called secular formations would sup with the devil to get their squeaks heard... Not only is the Left’s moral complicity evident in handing over the ever-shrinking liberal space to the BJP, but also in striking coalitional deals with every other political formation that has had more than a cordial relationship with the BJP at one point or the other... Singh, unlike the Left, never once lost sight of the larger political question: not to turn the country over to the BJP. ‘So what if we just had to stay in the picture?’ Jyotirmaya Sharma Hindustan Times: July 25, 2008 (Jyotirmaya Sharma is the author Terrifying Vision: Golwalkar, the RSS and India)]

[I made a mistake of standing with them once. I did not resign on the question of Gujarat when my conscience told me to do so, and my conscience has still not forgiven me. I need not make the same mistake again. … Text of Omar Abdullah speech in Parliament on July 22 2008]

Along with Naipaul, Alok Sheel has felt compelled to invoke Herodotus, Toynbee, and Huntington. But there seems to be no scope for any apprehension against the hope for "a unified market, a unified culture, a unified language, & a unified liberal-democratic state." The philosophy as well as prophesy of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo analogically point towards a World Union, albeit conforming a dissimilar modality. Hindutva enthusiasts, evidently, will fall by the wayside in the course of this grand march.

Tusar N. Mohapatra
President, Savitri Era Party.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo tells the whole story

It is unclear how so much of debate around nuclear energy has taken place without paying even an iota of thought as to how this energy has been cocooned in the womb of an atom, or “Who” the architect of such sure-fire micro-management is. The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo tells the whole story. [TNM]

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kudos to the Hon. Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee

[Somnath holds out, Left ponders ways to make him toe party line Expressindia.com, India - 3 hours ago New Delhi, July 16: Somnath Chatterjee’s reluctance to step down as Speaker in open defiance of a diktat by his party CPM on Tuesday became the nucleus of ... SP leaders meet Somnath, urge him to continue as Speaker Times of India Somnath makes his point in letter to Left NDTV.com Somnath Chatterjee under fresh pressure from CPI(M) to quit Press Trust of India Economic Times - Hinduall 355 news articles »
Propriety demands Somnath should resign: Mamata Hindu, India - 12 hours agoKolkata (PTI): The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said propriety and parliamentary convention demanded that Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to quit his ... Pressure mounts on Somnath, Mamata talks of no-trust motion Expressindia.com Mamata seeks Speaker’s resignation, immediately Kolkata Newsline Mamata threatens no-trust move against Somnath Chatterjee Thaindian.com The Statesman - Economic Timesall 23 news articles »] 4:57 PM

Kudos to the Hon. Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee for putting a spanner in the anti-progress and anti-evolutionary machinations unleashed by Karat & Co.

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Supernal-Narrative of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

By way of a quick reply to Adam Pogioli [on Sat 12 Jul 2008 01:43 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link] it can be pointed out that Sri Aurobindo never proposed a facile solution to complex problems like “power and authority.” The Life Divine is a far off ideal and to confabulate on it without even reading the book is fruitless. Sri Aurobindo does not always subscribe to the prevailing politically correct tenets and “various post-structuralist critiques of power” are mere corollaries to the Supernal-Narrative that The Mother and Sri Aurobindo are weaving out through our continual collaboration.
Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pranams and probity

The current issue of Mother India carries an old letter by Amal Kiran regarding “Doing pranams to Sadhaks” which has been a contentious affair all along. It would have been ideal, however, were M.P. Pandit’s justifications on the matter too included.

Allied to the issue is the phenomenon of feudalistic signs shown by the Sadhaks which spawns a sense of superiority bordering upon immunity from any probe. Such condescending attitude invariably takes a despicable turn, wherever finance is involved, and consequently, probity comes under cloud. Accountability, propriety, and transparency, therefore, are the apt behavior as “Caesar's Wife should not only be honest but also be seen to be honest.”

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Integral Yoga "begins and ends with" The Mother

[Every person, but especially a community, needs a vision, no matter how flexible it might be. But perhaps Sri Aurobindo's vision could serve us better conceived as one line of development in a multi-dimensional universe, as a beautiful example of a certain complex of ideas developed into a relatively high level of intensity and coherence. Reply by adam pogioli on Sat 12 Jul 2008 01:43 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link

[Reply by ned on April 27, 2008 at 12:41am
The thing is, I don't think integral can ever be a "philosophy" -- it has to be some sort of a yoga, something that can actually help us break out of the rigidities of the rational mind. As long as people keep seeing it as an intellectual framework (rather than constant, ongoing lived experience), it is guaranteed to run out of steam sooner or later. This is my personal bias of course, but I really feel Sri Aurobindo's teaching regarding the psychic being is relevant here. Everyone needs to figure out some way, on a personal level, to stop being a slave of the outer circumstances (which includes the dynamics and issues created by human movements like the "integral movement"). That's really the only way we can make real progress on just about everything and that's the only way we'll find lasting security and peace. Everyone has their own struggle in figuring out how to do this. 10:52 AM ]

[Reply by M Alan Kazlev on May 3, 2008 at 9:04pm
My own approach is to ground Integralism in (but not limit it too) the Aurobindonian tradition; unlike Ken, Sri Aurobindo had an authentic and transcendental realistation, which is the Integral Yoga philosophy and practice. Based on this, my own version of Integralism will be in my book in progress Integral Metaphysics and Transformation, which presents an emanationist, evolutionary, and transformative worldview inspired primarily by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother but also equally incorporating other esoteric and exoteric fields of knowledge and practice. Of course this is and should be no more canonical than any other opinion. e.g. there can be a Spiral Dynamics Integralism, a Sufi Integralism, a New Age Integralism, a
Steiner/Gebser/Wilber integralism, and so on. As Ned correctly points out, everyone needs to find their own answers. namaste alan]

[Reply by M Alan Kazlev on May 12, 2008 at 4:44pm: As Ned points out, the Truth is something we have to discover within ourselves. Gnosis and living truth is not possible where there is only slavish mental adherence to someone else's philosophy, no matter how profound and inspiring that philosophy and teaching may be. Were I to say that everything that can be said and should be said has been said by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, I would not only be doing a great disservice to their sublime teachings, but would be no better than the follower of a fundamentalist religion, or the too enthusiatic Wilber fan who cannot see any other truth than in Ken's writings. So our task here is to co-create a new spirituality and a new practice. And that is why the next Buddha will be a collective.]

[For me, the turning point occurred in 1995, when I became a disciple of Sri Aurobindo, a path which begins and ends with the practice of aspiration, rejection, and surrender. From this stance it was very easy to transition to a more Christian viewpoint, being that it pretty much involves the identical verticalisthenic exercise:
aspiration toward the higher,
rejection of that which is contrary to God, and
surrender to the grace -- which of course has its "severe" and "merciful" and aspects, i.e., purification (both by fire and water) and consolation.
The Shine of Your Japan, the Sparkle in Your Chinafrom One Cosmos by Gagdad Bob 8:26 AM]

Many are inclined to present the principles of Integral Yoga either in abstraction or in conversation, reflecting freudianically the intrinsic promiscuous nature of man qua animal. But such respectable-seeming opinions are ill-advised and ill-informed. Integral Yoga "begins and ends with" The Mother, and any lapse or adulteration on that score is patently debilitating.

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

I was surprised that it hasn't been mentioned by anyone yet

[Re: Auroville, The City of Dawn is alive and well by adam pogioli on Thu 10 Jul 2008 11:29 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link Does anyone have thoughts on the recent controversy surrounding Auroville and the BBC piece? It brings up interesting issues about the nature of utopian communities, Aurobindo's vision of the future, and the realities of global culture. I was surprised that it hasn't been mentioned by anyone yet.
Admittedly it is a thorny subject, or maybe it seems like a tabloid interest.

Reply by RY Deshpande on Fri 11 Jul 2008 05:18 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link Very perceptive comment and needs an authentic response, particularly from somebody belonging to Auroville. May I expect it to happen? and thanks. RYD

Reply by Rich on Fri 11 Jul 2008 09:09 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link Here is a link to the BBC Broadcast: auroville http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/7413982.stm

Reply by rakesh on Sat 12 Jul 2008 11:16 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link This seriously jeopardizes the integrity of the spiritual town... We are not so spiritual not to deal with such incidents. It is a shame that poor people are being victimized and the spiritual people do not want to take action but hide it under the carpet. BBC has done a great job.] 9:19 AM

A concerted campaign is on to browbeat dissent and democratic interrogation. Instead of responding to the points raised, the person is vilified and the emissary ridiculed. Hence, it is a relief to find that the SCIY Club has woken up at last and a Sadhak of the eminence of RY Deshpande has demanded explanation as regards Auroville’s functioning.

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Savitri Era Party aims at Metaphysical inclusion

Financial inclusion is a buzz word these days. But Savitri Era Party aims at Metaphysical inclusion. Different religions, astrologers, and political groups preach their own brand of metaphysics to hoodwink people. These generally consist of a mixture of ethical prescriptions, mythological stories, and legends.

Savitri Era Party follows the metaphysics of The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo. This is meant for the whole humanity and not only for any particular country or culture. Savitri Era Party requests all educated people to read this book. It is a must read for politicians, policy-makers, and all those who are in the public life.

Tusar N. Mohapatra
President, Savitri Era Party.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The West will be the most fertile ground for the Savitri Era Religion

from Tusar N. Mohapatra <tusarnmohapatra@gmail.com> date 10 July 2008 11:32

As you are in contact with the words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo..., may I give a low down on what the future holds, and how you can effectively be right on the centre stage. Savitri Era Religion, with its roots in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey is the 6th prominent Semitic religion that is going to grow at the cost of older religions. Out of the need for a sound metaphysics, people will be forced to accept this religion. They will have The Mother's shoulders to cry upon, in addition. This is an invincible combination, plus Savitri, plus Matrimandir, and what have you.

Gagdad Bob once assured me that, "You can't build a bridge from the middle," and in that sense he is doing a lot of preparatory (i.e. subversive for older ones) work in favor of Savitri Era Religion. The West will be the most fertile ground for the Savitri Era Religion, whereupon others, including India, will follow suit. Now that the Indo-US 123 Nuclear deal is likely to be through, Gagdad Bob's political stance also makes sense...

In this scenario, you can perform a great role if you come out... We have a great product; we need suitable marketing wherewithal...

Tusar N. Mohapatra
President, Savitri Era Party.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Trustees should be appointed by a good electoral college

[Google Blogs Alert for: Auroville
UNNUMBERED FOR 8 YEARS AND DISMISSED CASE BEFORE PEOPLE's CONSCIENCEThe issues now being debated with regard to Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville had been debated before courts of this land. One such case is the Scheme Suit filed by N. Nandhivarman and an octogenarian DK Ramanujam, founding member of the ...Diary of Nandhi Varman - http://nandivarman.rediffiland.com/ ]

[After the Mother's withdrawal in 1973, and even years before her passing, we have seen the rise of a cadre of mental-vital usurpers eager to claim the public face and authority of Sri Aurobindo's and the Mother's great yogic work. This is not a new phenomenon but an oft-repeated theme in the annals of spiritual communities. -- ~ Auroexposé ~
Reflections on the emerging 'Aurobindonian Orthodoxy', its consequences, its antidote
by
Robert E. Wilkinson]

Rev. V, the Veda-wise, yesterday claimed that,

"It is my conviction - and I am hardly alone - that the Ashram and Auroville are shaping up beautifully, in the hands of individuals who are committed and dedicated even if imperfect..."

N. Nandhivarman's post today enumerating the discrepancies that he brought to the notice of the Court in August 1997 speaks otherwise. [TNM] 8:07 AM

Monday, July 07, 2008

Tarun Vijay, a RSS point-man, quotes The Mother

[‘They have killed him’
Was Syamaprasad killed? Yes, said the Mother in Pondicherry. He was an ardent devotee of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother had great hopes from him to change the politics of India. In a book written by an ardent devotee of Sri Aurobindo, Manoj Dasgupta (Dr Syamaprasad Mookerjee “a pure and manly life”, pp:52,53,) he has described a conversation which is quit revealing. He writes: ‘I may add here a personal note in this context (death of Dr.Mookerjee while in detention in Kashmir). It was during the ‘de facto’ transfer of Pondicherry [1954] the Ashram was invited to participate in a cultural programme. One evening when the Mother came out of the interview room in the playground (of the Ashram), she began to talk to Debu and me about the preparations for the programme. In course of the conversation the question of the present political situation in India came up. I told Mother that in earlier times we had such great leaders, today we have none.
She said that politics was always steeped in falsehood and that was one of the reasons why Sri Aurobindo left politics.
Among the present leaders, she said that she had reposed great hope on Syamaprasad, but: “Ils l’ont tue ‘ They have killed him. (The entire conversation was in French). When I looked at her with surprise, she said, “My child, you don’t know, that there are many ways of killing with slow poison.” ...
Denying space July 7, 2008 · Denying Hindus space Times of India
Tarun Vijay The author is the Director, Dr Syamaprasad Mookerjee Research Foundation.]

Tarun Vijay, a RSS point-man, has quoted The Mother for buttressing their conspiracy theory. Beware of such surprises that their Research Foundation will unearth as the General Election approaches. [TNM]

It is she who makes one Bagha Jatin, and another her Togo

Tusar N Mohapatra said...07 July 2008 09:50

Dear Debabrata babu,

As per the teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, we are all participants in an evolution that is taking place whether we stay aware of it or not. So, when you say that ‘I am this and this, and I do not want to be that and that’ it is simply not within your powers to decide. If we really leave ourselves in the hands of The Mother, then it is she who makes one Bagha Jatin, and another her Togo. What was waiting for years happens one fine morning.

Through your Blog you are connected to a wide range of people. You no longer live a “personal life almost in seclusion.” Let’s give possibility a chance.

Yours fraternally, Tusar

P.S.: Mamata Dash wrote in as below;

[We are now in Bangalore, within a few days we will be in Pondicherry. I read your article, - about your personal experience and the solution you found in the book, Sunlit Path. The frustration you experienced and the solution which Mother gave to you miraculously- the whole thing is really wonderful. We all have gone through this kind of conflict, sadness and frustration after knowing the reality of the situation. Many times. I also feel sad and bad when I know about the failings of Ashram and Auroville. The quarrel, the corruptions in the Ashram, the meanness, the advantage the disciples take from Ashram without doing any sadhana, the anger and indifference they display to outsiders..... Oh the list is too long. But I also pray to the Mother and ask Why? Why?

I have read that passage about judgement. I never judge but I feel sad and when somebody asks me the reason I say Our Sadhana is to be transformers, it is not to repress one's nature and go above it.. So under the pressure of this kind of Yoga the bad qualities are coming out. And as they are the children of the Mother and doing Sadhana they will surely deal with it and one day they will resolve their limitations.

Can I ask you one thing? Have you read all the Agendas? Thank you for reminding all of us about Mother’s words ‘On Judgement'

With good wishes Mamata Dash]

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Separation of powers within the organization should be inbuilt

Tusar N Mohapatra said...

Dear Debabrata babu,

Namaskar. I am happy that you have given voice to the anguish of thousands of Savitri Erans, the world over, who are deeply troubled by reading all that has come out (and continue to pour) in the media with regard to Auroville and the Ashram. No official words have come from the Ashram while the Auroville rejoinders are tame. All this tell us for sure that everything is not well, and to accept things in a disciplique way may not be the right thing to do.

These are clearly management issues, and unless definite systems are put in place, the rot may worsen further. How the officials are elected/selected, and for what and how many tenures, must be specified so that no one succumbs to survival instinct. Separation of powers within the organization should be inbuilt, and communication (media) is a must.

Savitri Erans should take part in these discussions and apply their mind as to how to preserve sanctity.

Yours fraternally, Tusar N. Mohapatra,

President, Savitri Era Party. Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum. [SELF] SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, U.P. - 201012, Ph: 0120-2605636, 2815130 INDIA www.sepact.blogspot.com 06 July 2008 17:38

Sat-chit-ananda: the baker, the butcher, and the brewer

[In that slow and difficult emergence a certain semblance of truth is given to the dictum of Heraclitus that War is the father of all things; for each idea, force, separate consciousness, living being by the very necessity of its ignorance enters into collision with others and tries to live and grow and fulfil itself by independent self-assertion, not by harmony with the rest of existence. Yet there is still the unknown underlying Oneness which compels us to strive slowly towards some form of harmony, of interdependence, of concording of discords, of a difficult unity. But it is only by the evolution in us of the concealed superconscient powers of cosmic Truth and of the Reality in which they are one that the harmony and unity we strive for can be dynamically realised in the very fibre of our being and all its self-expression and not merely in imperfect attempts, incomplete constructions, ever-changing approximations. Location: Home > E-Library > Works Of Sri Aurobindo > English > The Life Divine Volume-18 > Supermind, Mind And The Overmind Maya]

[Selfishness and Adam Smith do not go together...The notion that selfishness was good came from a earlier commentator, Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733), whose book, ‘The Fable of Bees’, which made him famous, began as poem and was fleshed out to a best seller..Take the famous quotation (Wealth Of NationsI.ii. pp26-7) about seeking our dinner from the ‘butcher, the brewer, and the baker’... Smith’s advice was not to expect our dinner from their ‘benevolence’ ... but to address their ‘self love’ and their ‘advantages’, not our own self love and our advantages, which is an unselfish approach on our part. In bargaining for our dinner, or whatever, from others the nature of our behaviour is to ‘propose to them: ‘Give me that which I want, and you shall have this which you want’. In short, the practice two-way bargaining, each addressing the self interests of others, and by considering the interests of other people, we address our own too! Ill-Informed Attribution to Adam Smith Of Views on Selfishness Mar 12, 2008 12:07 AM
from
Adam Smith's Lost Legacy by Gavin Kennedy]

Adam Smith's trinity "the butcher, the brewer, and the baker" do represent the Sacchidananda, and, at least, the butcher instantly reminds us of Dharmavyadaha, the Enlightened butcher, of the Mahabharata. However, we may take the liberty of changing their order so that the baker producing bread comes first as Sat or Existence; the butcher comes next with his supply of meat denoting Chit or Consciousness; and finally comes the brewer, the Daroowala... Ah! Ananda...Bliss... (no explanation needed!).

What Heraclites termed as “War” and Sri Aurobindo interpreted as “Collision with others” may, in a modern day situation, be applied to “Competition” among the economic agents. While the rationalist and the secularist see them as separate, the integral approach is to look for the “unknown underlying Oneness.”. [TNM]

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Sri Aurobindo Ashram came into being consisting “not quite ten in all”

When on November 24, 1920 The Mother in that stormy evening shifted to the house where Sri Aurobindo was staying, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram came into being consisting “not quite ten in all.” From a rented house, the ashram has grown exponentially in land, buildings, and farms. The number of inmates, associates, and devotees has also grown in leaps and bounds.

The Ashram, and various other organizations attached to it now, are basically problems of Management. Although they are private entities, there is a feeling that they are also public institutions. As such, who manages them and how they are managed are matters that justifiably fall in the public domain.

Accountability, propriety, and transparency are cornerstones of an organization that exists for Truth. Let’s hope that it is never compromised nor any blemish stains the hallowed names of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. [TNM]

The Problem of Rebirth engaged Sri Aurobindo from time to time

The Problem of Rebirth engaged Sri Aurobindo from time to time, but a conclusive thesis eluded him. Sean M. Kelly weaves the tapestry afresh by bringing in Barbour, Fechner, Gebser, Hegel, Jung, Morin, Nietzsche, and Whitehead. [INTEGRAL REVIEW June 2008 Integral Time and the Varieties of Post-Mortem Survival - 5:30 PM]. [TNM]

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

One of us has to be in the forefront to achieve our cherished goals

from Tusar N. Mohapatra <tusarnmohapatra@gmail.com> date 1 July 2008 12:43 subject Re: World Union and Supramental

Dear Aju babu,

Many thanks for broaching the issue of World Union which is close to my heart. Whenever we talk about India's Role in the World's Future or India's Spiritual Destiny: Its Inevitability and Potentiality, we prefer a very abstract language. But if we really want to see any appreciable change then we have to come down to practical action.

India means its people, we the citizens. One of us has to be in the forefront to achieve our cherished goals. Our ideology has to be broadcast among the young generation. If people like us, then only we shall have power to act at the world scene.

I have floated the Savitri Era Party. I need the support and active participation of all of you.

Thanking you,
Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party