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 ... http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article4811.html …

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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.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  5h
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.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  10h
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 http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/blink/keep-calm-and-listen-on/article5810304.ece … 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

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 22
@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.
 
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 22
Third Front forming the next Govt. is a forgone conclusion. Let the State leaders lend their maturity to the Centre to reinvent federalism.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 22
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.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 22
@AgentSaffron Veda maintains its relevance due to the human propensity to fall prey to the realist/materialist trap. http://larvalsubjects.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/introduction-to-onto-cartography/ …
  
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 22
@krishnarjun108 @amargov A good site for Indian thought http://indianphilosophyblog.org
 
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 22
@krishnarjun108 I am happy that your intellectual quest is inching towards The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo.
 
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 22
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]

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 21
Man and the Evolutionary Process - http://goo.gl/alerts/BWyj  #GoogleAlerts Sri Aurobindo

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 21
Existence is not a Fluke, it is an Evolved Reality - http://goo.gl/alerts/8Fd6  #GoogleAlerts Sri Aurobindo

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 21
[there are two F.X. Clooneys - author of Thinking Ritually and of further essays on Mīmānsā and his works dedicated to comparative theology]

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 21
@coolgirl_hj @goyal333 Before trying to improve or enjoy one must understand the world through study of philosophy & that is no less trying.
 

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 21
Uddhav Thackeray has great potential at the national scene if he pursues the Kulkarni Doctrine and plays a historic role in thwarting Modi.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 21
Tough times to decipher who is in which party or who is supporting whom. Maelstrom over tickets erases loyalties nurtured over life times!

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 21
[There was nothing particular scientific about Buddhism until science was invented in the 1600s.] http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2014/03/buddhism-without-superstition-with-owen-flanagan-julian-baggini-and-tim-lott.html …

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 20
@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?
 
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 20
Oppose BJP, AAP, and the Congress to make way for Regional Parties so that Nitish, Naveen, or Jayalalitha can become the next Prime Minister

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 20
[The symbolism of the Veda betrays itself with the greatest clearness in the figure of the goddess Saraswati.] https://m.facebook.com/Shri.Aurobindo?refid=13 …

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 20
[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: http://defence.pk/threads/jinnah-and-secularism-crime-of-jinnah-by-dr-dipak-basu.305455/ …
 
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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.]

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 20
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

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
The Beautiful Flower and the Ugly Man – M.S.Srinivasan http://wp.me/p1XP4Q-wf  via @wordpressdotcom Savitri - Sri Aurobindo

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Existence: An Evolved Reality - http://goo.gl/alerts/Q7xp  #GoogleAlerts Sri Aurobindo

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Sri Aurobindo's influence on Russians http://wp.me/plID6-2qU  via @wordpressdotcom

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Sri Aurobindo's prose style - by Goutam Ghosal http://wp.me/plID6-2dY  via @wordpressdotcom

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Comparing Roger Penrose and Sri Aurobindo on the Mind http://wp.me/plID6-2n8  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.] http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=54673 …

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Not the moment for fearing political instability or corruption but to safeguard liberty by voting against autocracy of Modi, Kejriwal, Rahul

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Not the moment for fault-finding but to bolster the prospect of Nitish, Naveen, or Jayalalitha as the next Prime Minister devolves upon us.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
@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.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Tranquility at Ekant in Chail. pic.twitter.com/rMe9j2ZMno

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Remember the sacrifice of countless freedom fighters and known and unknown martyrs. Save India from the autocracy of AAP, BJP, and Congress.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Autocratic aspirants like Modi, Kejriwal, and Rahul must be squarely defeated if we worship the spirit of federalism in an open democracy.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
130 years' old Congress produced a PM like MMS by sabotaging democracy. Time to reinforce the federal tendons of India ousting AAP-BJP-Cong.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Fighting the chimera of Kejriwal, Modi, and Rahul is the first and foremost duty of every citizen in the country. States have abler leaders.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Surrendering the fate of the nation to the whims and diktats of any single individual bodes ill for its citizens. Strengthen our federalism.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Corruption is definitely less pernicious than fascist takeover of the Country. Fight the imperious ambition and designs of BJP-AAP-Congress.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
This election is about securing the future of the country by reposing faith on States with BJP-AAP-Congress consigned to dustbin of history.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
BJP-AAP-Congress are busy undermining the Indian Constitution. Vote for the regional parties for a true federal structure at the Centre.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
Steer clear of hype and hypocrisy. Avoid BJP-AAP-Congress and vote for the regional parties for evolution of right democratic ethos in India.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 19
No straying away from the narrow ideological position. Boycott BJP, AAP, and the Congress for genuine federalism taking root in the country.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 18
Democratic norms may aim at noble means & rational choices but citizen's support may not be justified and to that extent he enjoys autonomy.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 15
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.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 15
Economic growth and swelling pride is driving each State to create an Identity that can no longer be accommodated within any National plan.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 15
State Chief Ministers are the strongest leaders today ever since the Indian Constitution came into operation. The Nation is surely evolving.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 15
There might have been incidence of waves in some previous elections but this time contests are very much on the ground and issues specific.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 15
So disconcerting to see that all Sanatan Wisdom is in harness to spread unadulterated falsehood and imaginary euphoria through social media!

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 15
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.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 15
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.

Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Mar 14
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]