Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tweets 3m - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Savitri Era Party is against RSS, Sonia, Secularism/Atheism, & Socialism/Leftists. Sri Aurobindo's FIVE DREAMS Manifesto is its inspiration. 15m Anna Hazare is right. It's futile to form new party without a definite and coherent ideological anchor. He should favour Savitri Era Party.
18h Characterizing Sri Aurobindo's ontology as tunnel vision shows how the present generation is ill-informed about his significance for future.
18h No one on Twitter has the power of transforming the collective consciousness. Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo alone can lead to Harmony.
19h - @samitbasu HT's real intention is to ferment animosity between Mamata and Naveen so that they don't join hands ahead of the 2014 elections. View conversation
26 Jul Following the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo alone can ensure a flawless society. [TNM55] http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/09/follow-teachings-of-mother-sri.html …
26 Jul - @swaraj_india Savitri Era Religion is a rational recourse concerning identity as well as relatedness. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/09/savitri-era-religion-has-civilizational.html … - View conversation
26 Jul Epics will be written to sing his notoriety and Heehs will be jeered for ages to come for The Lives of Sri Aurobindo. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/09/book-is-frontal-attack-on-savitri-era.html …
26 Jul A century after Schopenhauer, Sri Aurobindo resolves the riddle of this world in a fashion that can’t be glossed over. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/09/sri-aurobindo-resolves-riddle-of-this.html …
26 Jul Rare are a combination of thoroughgoing ontological system with an earnest socio-political vision like The Life Divine. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/09/life-divine-as-antidote-to-intellectual.html …
26 Jul Nationalism can hardly breathe in the rarefied air of the hybridity that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have fabricated. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/09/nationalism-quandary-for-savitri-erans.html …
26 Jul It is high time that error of Ambedkar is reversed and the Dalits embrace Savitri Era Religion for equality and dignity. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/09/let-error-of-dr-ambedkar-is-reversed.html …
26 Jul Savitri and The Life Divine will be the guiding lights for a long time to come where the East and the West cohere. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/09/savitri-and-life-divine-as-guiding.html …
26 Jul Validating mythology might trigger numerous repercussions thus weakening the march of modernity in the country. [TNM55] http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/10/validating-mythology-weakens-march-of.html …
26 Jul The Veda vs. the Buddha war is no longer one sided. Sri Aurobindo votes for the Veda and turns the tables. [TNM55] http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/10/sri-aurobindo-votes-for-veda.html …
26 Jul If we want to see a new
India ready to
lead the world, then The Mother & Sri Aurobindo must preside everywhere.
[Tweet No. 1001] http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/10/no-yoga-sans-mother-sri-aurobindo.html …
26 Jul The Mother’s divinity, a threat to the dominant religions and Savitri Era Religion is a red rag to many a raging bull. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/10/savitri-era-religion-is-emerging-as-red.html …
26 Jul The divinity of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are open questions. A rationalist wrestling with a devotee is an absurdity. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/10/juvenile-wrangling-and-unwarranted.html …
26 Jul The Life Divine is the crest jewel of human thought and hope and hence each one of us must read this essential work. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2010/10/life-divine-is-crest-jewel-of-human.html …
26 Jul The British shifted to
Delhi in 1911 and since then millions have
migrated for food & shelter. Anna comes to Delhi for abstaining from food.
26 Jul FDI is okay, but foreign human influx is not in the land of vasudhaiva kutumbakam.
26 Jul - @orsoraggiante @ihindu Time permitting, you may attempt to elaborate on this over CRI so that others may partake of the catharsis. View conversation 26 Jul - @orsoraggiante @ihindu Twitter is where one should be open to hints and ideas. But political leanings are a great stumbling block and hubris. View conversation - 26 Jul - @orsoraggiante @ihindu You are joking. View conversation - 26 Jul - @iHindu @orsoraggiante They have all been amply dwelt upon by Sri Aurobindo. View conversation - 26 Jul - @orsoraggiante @ihindu Describing the problem is no help. How many are willing to study Sri Aurobindo's works? So why crib at quality? View conversation
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tweets - 6m - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Kala Dhan: Let's hang together. Lokpal: Sorry, let's hang separately. (echoing Abu)
42m - @RisingIndiawins @chirag Neither illusory viraat nor virtual viratva will deliver us from delusion and hypocrisy. Swarat asks Sri Aurobindo. View conversation
3h Neither development nor empowerment is the formula for political success. A dose of religion as prescribed by Sri Aurobindo can work wonders.
4h Anna, Ramdev, Swamy, RSS, Loksatta, FTI: all are powerless to dislodge the dynasty. Savitri Era Party possesses the clue to the right recipe.
5h [Schleiermacher's theory of hermeneutics was influenced by Friedrich Schlegel when they lived together in same house.] http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/schleiermacher/ …
7h RSS ensures Sonia rules http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2012/06/rss-ensures-sonia-rules.html … Pranab's victory reconfirms the polarization that favours the Italian-Iranian-Indian dynasty.
23 Jul [Frederick Mayer was particularly affected by the quote "Pride is not for him who loves his country, but for him who loves the whole world"]
23 Jul As fresh as ever - Amazon: A history of modern philosophy by Frederick Mayer http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007E5Z9U?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B0007E5Z9U&linkCode=shr&tag=savera-20 … via @amazon - View media
23 Jul Perception of Reality doesn't exactly follow the University philosophy course nor the media representation of events and selection of news.
21 Jul - @sabhlok Your proposed book justifiably includes Western icons, hence there should be no objection for Indian stalwarts like Sri Aurobindo. View conversation
21 Jul - @prasannavishy What about CRI publishing an article/interview on Savitri Era Party & Sri Aurobindo offering distinct political alternative?
21 Jul - @sabhlok True but a national icon helps reinforcement of the concept in public memory & hence adopting Sri Aurobindo is a powerful antidote. View conversation
21 Jul - @sabhlok Why not focus on Sri Aurobindo so far as Indian situation is concerned who blends the Western tradition with ancient Indian wisdom? View conversation
1h - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @Realist_Indian Have you checked Sri Aurobindo's views on the Caste system? Just Google. View conversation
18 Jul - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Vedic revelation & prophecy burnished in delightful English prose and garnished with Schelling, Hegel & Spencer is The Life Divine delicacy. 18 Jul By reading The Life Divine one is veritably reborn. The world transforms and events reveal their hidden meaning. Adventure of Consciousness. 18 Jul The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo is the greatest book ever written. No hyperbole here; the entire cosmos and our inner universe on a platter. 18 Jul It's impenetrable, no doubt, at the outset; but persist for a month or so and then discover how each page is impregnated with new treasures. 18 Jul Surely a daunting task but also a supremely rewarding adventure is to read a couple of pages daily from The Life Divine over one full year. View location
17 Jul - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty [Sri Aurobindo’s complete absorption of Western education marks beginning of his quest for the vital truth about man.] http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/2/2/2158244012444759.full …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Tweets 4m - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty More than the leaders the readers rather require it. You need real spine to go through a book like The Life Divine of over a thousand pages.
42m - @ArunKrTiwari Respect and study are two different things. Chanakya is hardly any match with the encyclopaedic writings of Sri Aurobindo. [TNM55] View conversation
54m - @ArunKrTiwari Instead of invoking controversial legendary characters like Chanakya, it'd be politically correct to learn from Sri Aurobindo. View conversation
1h No public figure has canvassed for exclusively adopting Sri Aurobindo's philosophy by the countrymen during the last sixty years. How sad! View location
1h Twitter turned many writers before they had time to read. It made many warriors before they knew whom to fight & what's worth fighting for. View location
1h In order to be a true Indian, one has to be a Sri Aurobindian. Sure cure for intellectual impoverishment of who too much flutter on Twitter. View location
1h Harmonising wisdom, power, wealth, & work within one is what integral leadership all about. Look out for same among the living and not dead. View location
[2h - krishnarjun @krishnarjun108 - @gopimaliwal no sir, i don't blindly follow anybody, but admire sandhya jain's articles, neither i am anti-west, just love truth & knowledge. View conversation] Retweeted by Savitri Era Party
1h Leaving familiar field and venture into new area is the only means of personal growth. Sri Aurobindo invites for Adventure of Consciousness.
4h Failure to see through fallacies has been useful to befuddle the gullible. The pretense of poverty also corrodes just grounds of Socialism.
4h Just as P.V. Narasimha Rao's “Not taking a decision is itself a decision,” Mamata Banerjee's abstaining from voting too amounts to voting.
4h Poverty & defeat is a thousand times preferable to flouting the rules of the game is an old Indian ethic and so twisting of facts flounders.
5h Politics & Social intervention tend to ape dramatic performance for effect but carry the risk of succumbing to hypocrisy and exhibitionism.
5h Even a thief needs an honest ally which proves the worth of eternal values. Evolution is all about traversing toward an Integral perfection.
5h Good citizenship and clinging to ethics is not too distant from spirituality. Vedic destination of Truth, Light, & Immortality is for both.
6h Scheming and chicanery can carry one only so far. The safer course in life is to surrender to unity, beauty, & harmony as a matter of habit.
6h Bestsellers are not always the best guides or products. To seek out the voice of the true and the good from among the cacophony is courage.
11h Neither noise nor numbers are indicators of quality or direction. Beware of decibel and let not the crowd overwhelm your quest for just path. View location
12h Neither history nor nostalgia, the past is not a safe guide for a sublime future. Yoga as thought revolution is a pure voluntary occupation. View location
nor America, alone has
the power of wisdom to lead the world as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo. Savitri
Era Party gives leg. View
12h Neither socialism nor secularism, a benevolent spiritual ambition will drive us into action leading to a Life Divine and Vedic Immortality. View location
12h Neither hatred nor hubris, hunger for the truth & the right must drive the young. Disregarding the source of wisdom is the worst corruption. View location
12h Neither activists nor celebrities, public affairs must be ruled by knowledge and philosophy as money and power surrender to the discerning. View location
13h Sri Aurobindo holds the key to a secure future for
as well as the World. Unity, mutuality and harmony is his formula for
13h Neither economy nor technology, they are merely scaffolding for the more profound Vedic imperative of integral fulfillment of man & society. View location
13h Neither castes nor conversion, future agenda for
would centre around individual freedom and an urge for World Union, the Third
Monday, July 16, 2012
Tweets 13m - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty One-stop blog for curing all theoretical confusion and muddled thinking just a click away at Savitri Era Learning Forum [TNM55]
14 Jul - @Mihirkumarjha Two memorable songs sung by Rafi in Odia: Mayuri go, & Tumaku Parunita bhuli. Pl. search YouTube & listen. @SangeetaRG - View conversation
14 Jul Politics doesn't mean occupying the South Block alone, but to push forward the flag of freedom and commensurate thought process. #Bastille - View location
[14 Jul - Piyush Kulshreshtha @thinkerspad Sonia Gandhi shouldn't have been allowed to participate in
Electoral Process, or she shd have been allowed to become PM... Retweeted by Savitri Era Party] India
[14 Jul Laugh Riot (@Laugh_Riot) 14/07/12 6:30 PM Husband & wife are enjoying their weekend together sitting on the same couch. husband is on #Twitter and wife is on #Facebook. @junejarajiv]
13 Jul - @prasannavishy @ranjansr Thus, even Centre Right is a sham which can logically be extended to most things in life that philosophy probes. View conversation
11 Jul [People wondered why Sri Aurobindo was giving so much support to a sworn enemy of
like Churchill. Narayan
Prasad] http://books.google.com/books?id=zNIcA … India
[10 Jul - Gopi @gopimaliwal SriA: The defect of old yoga was that, knowing mind n reason, n knowing Spirit, it remained satisfied with spiritual experience in mind. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party - 10 Jul - Gopi @gopimaliwal A Letter of Sri Aurobindo to his Brother http://www.sciy.org/2011/07/23/a-l … Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
All political parties of
are facing failure and a new party is the solution. Support Savitri Era Party
and FIVE DREAMS Manifesto. 11 Jul Supporting present political parties of India by those
who are acutely concerned about the future of the country is an utter
contradiction. 11 Jul A call to all innovative spirits to cut
asunder the fetters of the past and build anew. Spread the word about Savitri
Era Party & 5 DREAMS. 11 Jul Let's unite under the umbrella of the
universalizing vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for dissemination of
the Vedic wisdom and harmony. India
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Elsewhere we read that the devotees demand the permanent expulsion and deportation of Peter. While that is quite valid at its own place, we may reiterate the stand adopted by Savitri Era Party for ready reference. Needless to say that we have trod our way through the Heehs imbroglio with utmost caution and in virtual isolation (with shoestring information) and hence have had the singular advantage of not having to toe any herd directive. We have been transparent about our views (as also doubts and predicaments) which were expressed in a sustained manner sans any mask or ruse. The most significant feature, however, is that we are yet to find someone who agrees with them fully, although, to us, they seem so natural.
The basic nicety is that we are against the book but are also against banning of the book (court orders, of course, are to be respected as long as they are in force). In fact, we are not against the whole book, but are against just one word that starts with “f”, i.e., “furtive.” We are also not against the author nor demand his deportation. We simply ask the Ashram to free this author of critical tenor from its ambit so that other inmates don’t imitate him. It is hoped that this distilled version finds some semblance of resonance. [TNM55]
Saturday, July 14, 2012
[The Anatomy of an Internet Hindu from Centre Right India by Jaideep Prabhu - Jul 14, 2012 In defence of Hinduism…historically
Although the internet is a modernising factor, it should be noted that the defence of Hinduism is the locus of some of the earliest opposition to foreign rule. Figures like Vishnubawa Brahmachari and Arumuga Navalar challenged Western missionaries on their disrespectful and inaccurate portrayal of Hinduism. The notion that IHs are hijacking the nation is buncombe. There is a tradition of seeing
as a culturally Hindu majority nation, as Subramanian Swamy said on Al Jazeera.
There is a tradition from Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Shyama Prasad
Mukherjee, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Vallabhbhai Patel, to C. Rajagopalachari.
While the last two may have disagreed with the vehemence of the first four,
none denied India ’s
history. Admittedly, the IH Samaj
may have lost some of the intellectual brilliance since, but that hardly
diminishes its right to be in the national debate.] India
[During his lifetime Herbert Spencer achieved tremendous authority, mainly in English-speaking academia… Spencer had achieved an unparalleled popularity, as the sheer volume of his sales indicate. He was probably the first, and possibly the only, philosopher in history to sell over a million copies of his works during his own lifetime… Spencer's influence among leaders of thought was also immense, though it was most often expressed in terms of their reaction to, and repudiation of, his ideas. As his American follower John Fiske observed, Spencer's ideas were to be found "running like the weft through all the warp" of Victorian thought…
Savarkar writes in his Inside the Enemy Camp, about reading all of Spencer's works, of his great interest in them, of their translation into Marathi, and their influence on the likes of Tilak and Agarkar, and the affectionate sobriquet given to him inMaharashtra – Harbhat Pendse. From Wikipedia]
It’s not only the secularists who carefully excise any reference to Sri Aurobindo. They are everywhere. In a way, it proves that how propagandists of all hues are afraid of the free-spirit Sri Aurobindo espouses. Bastille Day, by the way. [TNM55]
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Of many criticisms of Sri Aurobindo, his portrayal of various events and persons in a creative fashion is the most obvious. The general complain is his broad stokes of historical narrative often shows up wide gaps in contour upon close scrutiny. Nevertheless, his overall theoretical thrust and future vision has been appreciated and accepted by a galaxy of critical observers.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Tweets - 9m - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty [Giordano Bruno and Francisco Suárez were born in the same year, 1548 but (with) differing temperaments. Graham Harman] http://doctorzamalek2.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/wei … - View media
1h - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @yksingh26 Visceral hatred for Gandhi-Nehru unites a large population around RSS. This piece of ideological coin will ever be in currency. View conversation
8 Jul - @vsengupta Please Google search Savitri Era Party and you may find diverse background material. [TNM55] View conversation - 8 Jul - @vsengupta Welcome to the Savitri Era Party that's fired by the FIVE DREAMS Manifesto of Sri Aurobindo broadcast on August 14, 1947. [TNM55] View conversation
8 Jul [Caste system is a gross distortion of the original intent of division based on personalities. RYD] http://www.mirroroftomorrow.org/blog/_archives …http://www.mirroroftomorrow.org/blog/_archives …
8 Jul [Sri Aurobindo refuted some remarks by Mahatma Gandhi on the Caste system. Letter on Fate Karma Heredity, Dec 24, 1936] http://auromere.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/tru … - View media
8 Jul [Re-use the Vedic-ideas that gave birth to Caturvarna to effectuate another synthesis. Dr. Soumitra Basu. Sri Aurobindo] http://iiyp.net/Downloads.php
8 Jul [Sri Aurobindo points out the true origin of Caste system - how the four castes are actually our four latent powers.] http://auromere.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/tru … - View media
8 Jul [Rigveda, the earliest characters inscribed on the Stupa near the entrance to the
dharma. Sri Aurobindo] http://www.aurobindo.ru/workings/sa/04 … temple of Aryan
[8 Jul - Jitendra Sharma @aurofrance Savitri Era Devotees: President's Daughter as Disciple of Yoga http://savitrieradevotees.blogspot.com/2012/07/presid … Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
8 Jul [Man is a half-disclosed form of the Divine, that is why he is travelling towards the Divine integrality. Sri Aurobindo] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2012/07/visibl …
7 Jul - @Mihirkumarjha He spent a few minutes in silence before the Samadhi. That's what media reported and otherwise also he loves to keep silence. View conversation
7 Jul Almost all gadgets & appliances we use are Western creations. Education and Entertainment too are imitations. So why complain about Economy? View location
7 Jul [Without question, Sri Aurobindo is the one uncontestably outstanding figure in Indo-Anglian literature. -K.R.S. Iyengar] Dr. Saryug Yadav
7 Jul As thinking picks up more cracks are likely to appear. Be it Hindutva, Moditva or Viratatva, debating and not parroting should be the norm.
6 Jul - @krishnarjun108 @ZoomIndianMedia Please double check when you say that he has utilised Sri Aurobindo's ideas. That may be just superficial. View conversation
5 Jul High level of disguised unemployment in tutoring the Govt among those on the Twitter. More writers and less readers is a downside of growth. View location
5 Jul [Democracy has travelled from the East to the West in the shape of Christianity -Sri Aurobindo.] Savitri Era Learning Forum http://selforum.blogspot.com/2012/07/displa …
4 Jul - @prasannavishy @sandeepweb 3 steps: win BJP, win NDA, and win 2014. But supporters want to bypass all and straight away make someone the PM. View conversation
4 Jul Sri Aurobindo doesn't recommend renunciation and is far from saffron. Today's work is the locus of progress and his mantra is Transformation. View location
4 Jul Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty [Sri Aurobindo crawling down from her mother's lap to the arms of the Motherland - Savitri Era Learning Forum] TNM55 http://selforum.blogspot.in/2012/07/sri-au … - View location
4 Jul - @krishnarjun108 Territorial restriction would not permit such elaboration here and we can exchange them over email firstname.lastname@example.org - View conversation
4 Jul - @krishnarjun108 Written with passion, conviction, and reasonable justification, but my theoretical and political disagreements persist. TNM View conversation
4 Jul [In Sri Aurobindo the national character of
gets its most genuine and powerful expression. -Dr Saryug Yadav, ILE] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2012/07/sri-au … India
[2 Jul - Srikanth R. @_R_Srikanth The problem is that existing theories do explain a lot of reality in a very accurate manner, so any competing theory has to do same. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
2 Jul - @orsoraggiante @pragmatic_d [Why liberals are dogmatic ideologues - Shadow Warrior] http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000 … & [Amod Lele] http://loveofallwisdom.com/2012/07/how-in … - View conversation
1 Jul Now suddenly troll vitriol has subsided and Twitter seems to be a sane lane. But then, what else can make the place interesting? Read Heehs? View location
30 Jun Sovereign I & its uniqueness in real time constitutes an amalgam of theory & practice and needs no separate validation. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2012/06/seven- …
29 Jun [Of Oedipus, octopus, and OOO by Larval Subjects (Levi Bryant) @onticologist] http://larvalsubjects.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/int …http://seof.blogspot.in/2012/06/we-all … - View media
29 Jun [Wilber is a physicalist. Wilberism is "metaphysical" as it posits metaphysical entrities called holons. -Alan Kazlev] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2006/08/intell …
29 Jun [shout from roof tops that the aim of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the Integral Yoga. But what is the ground reality? R] http://seof.blogspot.in/2012/06/we-all …
28 Jun [Followers of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo are observing a special collective meditation everyday at 8:30 pm - 8:45 pm, wherever they are.]
27 Jun [PM to visit Puducherry on June 29-30. 86-year old Sri Aurobindo Ashram needs the young] http://seof.blogspot.com/2012/06/86-yea …
27 Jun [Mr. Joy should understand that Sri Aurobindo is not a common man like him and others, but a great and uncommon yogi.] http://seof.blogspot.com/2012/06/sri-au …
[21 Jun - Arun Kumar Tiwari @ArunKrTiwari - @Mihirkumarjha Sir, Time has come where we should make BJP realise term Hindutva was given by Sri Aurobindo Apni nahi to unki izzat karo. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party] View conversation
[26 Jun - Jitendra Sharma @aurofrance Savitri Era Devotees: Does Sri Aurobindo’s Poetry Stand the Test of Crit... http://savitrieradevotees.blogspot.com/2012/06/does-s … Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
26 Jun Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's essay on Samya - B.N. Ganguli, 1975 pic.twitter.com/hi8PmMww - View photo - 26 Jun - @Mihirkumarjha That's for reference, the rest might be available in Google books.
26 Jun - @krishnarjun108 That's his vision and prophecy which warrants persons like you to write about Sri Aurobindo. [TNM55] View conversation
26 Jun Shushupti or Deep Sleep is identified with unconsciousness. Sri Aurobindo calls it Super-conscient or massed-consciousness (Chaitanya-ghana)
26 Jun Merleau-Ponty dared to breach the border, but who cares? In him the height of Metaphysics is scaled, but later post-er boys steal limelight.
1h - @krishnarjun108 His socio-political analysis penetrates into the future, encompasses the whole planet and abhors narrow Hindu ghettoisation View conversation - 1h - @krishnarjun108 Honest and open debate with Sri Aurobindo as the point of departure will go a long way in sensitizing the present generation View conversation
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
[22 Jun - krishnarjun @krishnarjun108- @SavitriEraParty sir, what’s your opinion on Hindu nationalism series, do you think my diagnosis and prescription makes sense? View conversation]
[3h - krishnarjun @krishnarjun108 - @SavitriEraParty what’s your main theoretical disagreements sir in the light of Aurobindo's ideas for Indian economy? http://krishnarjun108.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/guj …- View media]
Sri Aurobindo, TIlak, Gandhi differ widely in their conception of Swadeshi as an economic philosophy. Circumstances obtaining at the time of the freedom movement have changed drastically and hence reviving the old slogans is not free from hazards. For example, past arrangements like Panchayats and other local bodies may or may not be a desirable feature at present. Further, the notion that the economy can be “directed” or “managed” is itself a faulty worldview.
Individual is the engine of economy. If freedom and rule of law is available to him he turns an entrepreneur, builds networks, and creates wealth. The same is happening all over
now, obviously, with varying degrees. It will continue to be like that.
Prosperity comes through people but Govt. tries to take credit. Thus, the Gujarat case study is more on the side of
partisan publicity than any substantial growth paradigm strategy. (Views
expressed are those of Savitri Era Party and not necessarily made “in the light
of Sri Aurobindo's ideas”) [TNM55] India
Organisation and control is the political aspect that is supposed to ensure the goal of freedom and common good. Panchayat is not a natural organization but a duly elected political unit operating at the micro level and equally vulnerable to being monopolized. Besides, politics itself is a game of charisma and maneuvering.
As regards city-states and their rural hinterland, geography and demography will dictate these dynamics. Their mutual symbiosis has many potential ruptures in the Indian context like languages, castes, and eating habits. So, India Shining is still a viable proposition. There is no escape, however, from cyclical downturns and Satyam-like vagaries. [TNM55]
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Sri Aurobindo was educated in the West and was at home with several European languages. He was also seized of the helpless state of Western thought reeling under the successive blows of the three masters of suspicion: Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, besides
. Sri Aurobindo, of course, confronts the four squarely. Darwin
The Marxist prefers to view human life as merely economic, but Sri Aurobindo, in The Synthesis of Yoga, affirmed that All Life is Yoga. Nietzsche, similarly, had proposed a crude conception of Superman, but Sri Aurobindo, in The Life Divine, linked it to Evolution with spiritual culmination. Finally, Freud's positing of the man-woman relationship as fundamental to all social affairs was epochally lifted by Sri Aurobindo to the level of Sublime Love in epic Savitri. [TNM55]