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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sri Aurobindo is India’s future


  • [Gandhi's Philosophy and the Quest for Harmony - Page 44 - Anthony J. Parel - 2006 - Preview - More editions It was no accident that Nathuram Godse, a follower of this ideology and a devout admirer of Savarkar, turned out to be Gandhi's assassin. ... We mention only in passing Sri Aurobindo's concept of nationalism and the Indian political community. The reason is that, though very different from Gandhi's, it did not directly confront his (at least in his lifetime). But it did claim that religion as spirituality, as the pursuit of sanatana dharma (eternal religion or eternal law) was of the essence of Indian nationalism. As he wrote in 1907 in his journal… 10:47 pm]
  • [Hindu terrorism, how to prevent it - from Centre Right India by Koenraad Elst - Gandhi was discredited by his non-resistance against the Partition and its attendant calamities. The Hindu movement had been proven right and had the wind in the sails. The assassination changed all that completely: the grip on society by Jawaharlal Nehru and his secularism was enormously strengthened while the Hindu movement was marginalized and thrown back for decades. 6:55 pm]
  • [Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India - Page 74 - Ananya Vajpeyi - 2012 - Preview - More editions But this was not their only agenda, nor is the Gita itself so monochrome a text as to lend itself exclusively to the construction of an indic political theory. Gandhi's idiosyncratic appropriation of its complex and multilayered message is proof of the fact that the Gita could be made to do different work for different readers in modern India. Gandhi knew the Gita from an early age (under twenty years), ... 10:47 pm]
  • [Selections from regional press - Volume 23 - Page 47 - Institute of Regional Studies (Islāmābād, Pakistan) - 2004 - The ideas of the RSS would have been revolting to our great minds from Rammohun to Sri Aurobindo. What our true ... 10:47 pm]
  • [Situating Indian history: for Sarvepalli Gopal - Page 201 - Sabyasachi BhattacharyaSarvepalli GopalRomila Thapar - 1986 - ... of Indian nationalism English education and religious reform and revivalism "The heightened role assigned to Bankim, Vivekananda and Dayanand as initiators of nationalism by historians has been to some extent due to Aurobindo Ghose's glorification of their role after he had effectively abandoned nationalist politics and the critique of colonialism and adopted a vicarious nationalist position. Ghose's view was further reinforced by V. Chirol’s and the colonial ... 10:47 pm]
  • [Hindutva, Ideology, and Politics - Page 54 - A. A. Parvathy - 2003 - Preview - More editions 76 Unlike Savarkar and Golwalkar, Deen Dayal hardly used the word Hindu nation. However ... Yogi Aurobindo when he decided to retire from politics delivered his last lecture at Calcutta (known as Uttarpara lectures) wherein he has specially ... 10:47 pm]

The ideas of the RSS would have been revolting to our great minds from Rammohun to Sri Aurobindo.” Despite his “glorification” of the role of Bankim, Vivekananda, and Dayananda, “Sri Aurobindo's concept of nationalism…, though very different from Gandhi's, did not directly confront his (at least in his lifetime).” “The assassination changed all that completely: the grip on society by Jawaharlal Nehru and his secularism was enormously strengthened while the Hindu movement was marginalized and thrown back for decades.” The day is a silent but firm reminder that Sri Aurobindo is India’s future. [TNM55]

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  1. 'In his seminal work, The Secret of the Veda, [Sri Aurobindo] wrote: ‘…The letter lived on when the spirit was forgotten; the symbol, the body of the doctrine, remained, but the soul of knowledge had fled from its coverings.’ But while recognising the degeneration that had set in he did not throw the ‘baby out with the bathwater’, as some sought to do. He was passionate about the source of Hinduism as revealed in his major opus cited above. His aim was to reveal its psycho-spiritual ‘secret’ in the effort to restore that ‘soul of knowledge’ in those new foundations of Hinduism which Swami Vivekananda had foreseen.
    I have followed Sri Aurobindo’s lead, not because of any ‘Aurobindonian orthodoxy’ which has been rearing its stifling head of late, but because my own yoga drew me along the very same path until I returned to the same source (The New Way, Vol. 2)' Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, 'The Choice of Cosmic Truth or Superstition' http://puraniccosmologyupdated.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-choice-of-cosmic-truth-or.html

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