Sunday, September 27, 2015

Modernity has four pillars: English, Science, Democracy, and Market

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@gmeastcoastrly Dear Sir, If Puducherry - Bhubaneswar weekly be extended to Vadodara, then it'd be a great tribute to Sri Aurobindo's memory.
The whole story of 20th Century was the Vedic fight with Hitler on one side & The Mother & Sri Aurobindo on the other http://www.auro-ebooks.com/hitler-and-his-god/ …
Let Hindutva nurture its preference for Vivekananda, Subhas, & Savarkar. Followers of Sri Aurobindo must remember he fought against fascism.
Those who are supporting Hindutva for the sake of short term personal benefits must understand that it's an act of betrayal of Mother India.
Democracy, Secularism, Liberalism, and Modernity are anathema for Hindutva fundamentalists. Fight them with the Five Dreams of Sri Aurobindo.
All are free to follow their own faiths. Savitri Era Party recommends the path of self-development enunciated by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Modernity demands that the provisions relating to caste, religion, and language should be out of Indian Constitution as Sri Aurobindo dreamt.
Since January 26, 1950 each one born in India enjoys freedom to pursue his own interest and profession irrespective of his caste or religion.
Modernity has four pillars: English, Science, Democracy, and Market. Each citizen of India must do his best to protect and strengthen them.
Hindutva folks are in power, even then their constant pining and whining is so irritating. Most of their tweets exude negativism and hatred.
[Dr Moonje did not want the RSS to be what it is today. The RSS today is not run by ideology.] http://marketime.blogspot.in/2012/03/dr-moonje-did-not-want-rss-to-be-what.html …
[By your stumbling, the world is perfected. Sri Aurobindo said that the greatest achievements have been least noisy.] http://marketime.blogspot.com/2015/09/sacred-selves-and-politics-of-prison.html 
[Bose openly attacked the philosophies of Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2012/07/bose-openly-attacked-philosophies-of.html …
When you buy life philosophy from those peddling Hindutva ideology, it's at your own risk. If better sense prevails, follow Sri Aurobindo.
Secularism empowers to vent gripe against it and Modi must not forget that the high office his fate has gifted him is because of Secularism.
Performance for a Prime Minister is not merely Stage performance. Modi must understand this and save a semblance of dignity for his chair.
If India is being run today by Modi-Mohan duo, then it's a deadly combination. One can expect utter foolhardiness leading to terrific chaos.
RSS priority for safeguarding votes for BJP is justified but it must not portray itself as purveyor of value-based politics and knowledge.
The Veda, Upanishads, & other Scriptures have existed for thousands of years but nothing much has happened. Follow Sri Aurobindo to benefit.
Those expressing glee over impending demise of Secularism in India are best examples of living in fools' paradise and exposing hare brains.
RSS must practice the virtue of being truthful. If you are dealing with public affairs, speak your mind with forthrightness and conviction.
RSS has not left its habit of operating clandestinely even after capturing power at Centre. This timidity is a blot on Hindu assertiveness!
Many delude themselves that Modi is highly dynamic while RSS is dragging him back. It's all eyewash; they all are Hindu Rashtra soldiers.
Democracy & Secularism are sine qua non of modern civilisation but RSS is hell bent to demolish both with utter foolishness & intransigence.
After thousands of years, India could taste the delicacies that Democracy offers but the Congress Dynasty and RSS continue to sabotage it.
@bhattaraka In that case, you may accept "All life is yoga" as the summary which Sri Aurobindo elaborates in his book, The Synthesis of Yoga.
@bhattaraka Left brain demands mathematical equation like precision but philosophy should be a right brain affair without need for summary.
@IndiaFactsOrg The author must first read what Sri Aurobindo has written before recommending them to others. He must write articles on them.
@hmadhok For the same reason we crowd Twitter. To socialise!
Sri Aurobindo: influences, assimilation, and integration. http://selforum.blogspot.com/2015/09/sri-aurobindo-has-overlooked.html 
A fertile field for interdisciplinary rumination and rapture.
[Habremas and mysticism: Spiritual knowledge is suprarational beyond reason, logic and images] http://evergreenessays.blogspot.in/2010/06/undue-mental-and-psychological-burden.html 
http://jsw.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/8/2/149 
[Christian yoga, if we may call it such (my yoka's easy), is a strict balance between verticality and horizontality.] http://evergreenessays.blogspot.in/2010/12/christian-scholars-are-perplexed-at.html 
[This personification of the subjugated nation as the Mother in chains is a recurring theme in Aurobindo's writings] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_history_of_Sri_Aurobindo 
[While at King's college, Sri Aurobindo was drawn to Irish nationalists such as Charles Stewart Parnell.] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_history_of_Sri_Aurobindo 
[Sri Aurobindo BANDE MATARAM May 24, 1907 The refusal of the Irish Parliamentary Party under Mr Redmond's leadership] http://www.aurobindo.ru/workings/sa/01/0142_e.htm 
[Representations of Ireland in the Political Thinking of Sri Aurobindo by A. Sen (2007)] http://m.sih.sagepub.com/content/23/1/93.short 
[European Influences on Sri Aurobindo’s Thought. Posted on September 14, 1978 by dialogueireland By M.G.van Dijk] https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/1978/09/14/european-influences-on-sri-aurobindos-thought/ 
@sarkar_swati @maidros78 [Irish poet and critic James Cousins and his spouse Margaret Cousins: affective communities] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sundaymagazine/an-indoanglian-legacy/article4936207.ece 
[Mind of Light achieved by Sri Aurobindo: Narad’s Five Songs and the Theme of Evolution in Savitri by R.Y. Deshpande] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2007/11/in-his-sonnet-golden-light-we-have-very.html 
@_Mauna_ Okay, nice to see Hindutva is open to debate now! So, Sri Aurobindo might be relevant. Returning to Moonje / Hedgewar roots of RSS!
@_Mauna_ Approvingly! [We must try and move away from incidental narratives to look at the Big Why. Shri Merchant has begun a great debate.]
@_Mauna_ Where is the "ruthlessness" that you uphold? Persons don't matter; MM has clearly exposed himself as a trojan horse & you endorse!
There can't be a more complex scenario involving demography and taxonomy that Bihar elections throw as regards Democracy as well as Ontology.
[Purano-Tantric stage was once decried by European critics and Indian reformers as a base and ignorant degradation..] http://savitri.in/blogs/light-of-supreme/posts/30-purano-tantric-outgrowth-and-the-crimson-seed 
@_Mauna_ Bit surprising your feeble response to Merchant on this score, although you would have pounced upon any other sec-lib (sic) person.
Nagarjuna, Candrakirti, and Sri Aurobindo http://selforum.blogspot.in/2015/09/nagarjuna-candrakirti-and-sri-aurobindo.html 
Dr. R. L. Kashyap http://store.vedah.com/product/rig-veda-samhitaset-of-12-volumes-4/ 
[To the SAES, equipping school teachers with the tools by which they can bring this experience to school children...] http://seof.blogspot.in/2015/09/saes-is-now-starting-its-own-teacher.html 
@kiran_patniak @pbhushan1 Mere agitation not enough. Join Savitri Era Party for ushering in value-based politics and inner-party democracy.
@OdiaCulture Not disputing the utilitarian aspect but most serious books are free of illustrations since they distract and inject prejudice.
@OdiaCulture We are so inundated by images everywhere, - relevant or not relevant, - that I'm a strong votary of Twitter sticking to words.

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[Ramnath Goenka, founder of Indian Express, had close links with RSS, religious and not an atheist or communist] https://www.quora.com/Which-are-the-true-stories-from-Dhirubhai-Ambanis-life-depicted-in-the-movie-Guru 
[Vrekhem - there wasn't any such thing as "Nazism" in any consistently articulate sense... but Hitler in particular.] http://seof.blogspot.in/2008/08/vrekhem-makes-convincing-case-that.html 
[Truly, just as Christianity is not fundamentally a religion of "ideas" but of a person, so too can it be said that Nazism was a man.]
[Protestant revolt began in Germany with Luther. Vrekhem notes Christianity uneasy relationship with German psyche] http://seof.blogspot.in/2008/08/van-vrekhem-makes-interesting-point.html 
@chinmaykrvd The desperation with which BJP clutched on to Manjhi by fermenting his revolt should serve as a firm indicator of its strength.
Historians don't quote Sri Aurobindo's comments on men and events. But why those on Twitter fight shy of him is slightly difficult to fathom.
Sri Aurobindo is a very perceptive commentator on 20th Century affairs but there appears to be some reluctance on Twitter to quote his views.
[Upanishads is incomplete because two things that are one have been left out, Personal Manifestation and Mahashakti.] http://savitri.in/blogs/light-of-supreme/posts/28-the-book-of-yoga-is-out-of-the-vedantic-curriculum 
@OdiaCulture J. Adeni had introduced Nizam. https://m.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=919828281390788&id=138035279570096 
@Vande_Mataram @Lohana1983 If you believe Sri Aurobindo, no one is final; everyone is undergoing Evolution. So, dialogue helps, not boycott.
Parliamentary framework is all about debate, discussion, and dialogue; not bans or boycott. Respecting dissent is the most important trait.
@Vande_Mataram @Lohana1983 Why not engage with them intellectually and produce appropriate responses? That would be a much better approach.
So comforting that BJP is yet to win election on Hindutva plank. Indian Democracy must, officially and statutorily, steer clear of Religion.
Savitri Era Party demands repealing anti-democratic provisions of Indian Constitution and stop referring to religions, castes, and languages.
Along with Religions, Govt must wash its hands off Castes, Languages, and Cultural productions like Movies, Music, Dance, Plays & Literature.
Savitri Era Party demands automatic suspension of all rules and regulations relating to various religions in force in all our statute books.
Religion is nothing but a lifestyle choice and must not be seen being inherited through genes. Linking it to race or civilisation is fiction.
Democracy has no business to bother about religions and must not poke its nose into them. They should be treated as purely private affairs.
Democracy providing administrative scaffolding for various practices within religions plus legal recognition/validity must be done away with.
Democracy must facilitate switching allegiance to religions just like freedom to support any political party and no one should be troubled.
Liberalism entails not bothering about the faith of other individuals, nor practicing any sort of discrimination on the basis of religion.
Religion is still looked upon as a Govt. job where one retires. With better education and awareness, people would prefer to explore choices.
A religion is a broad tent within which all kinds of characters are to be found: the good, but also criminals, militants, & fundamentalists.
[“Caste” is generally associated with India and in the West caste did and still does determine its social structures] http://www.auro-ebooks.com/hitler-and-his-god/ 
@mkatju You wrote that Sri Aurobindo wrote nonsense. You might not have developed a liking but for thousands of people his words are nectar.
Hindutva proponents should join. [religion and science dialogue is slowly becoming less western, and less Christian] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2015/09/religion-and-science-dialogue-is-slowly.html
@maidros78 More power to your pen for bringing to light facts which were allowed to be under wraps by both the Left and Right wing scholars.
I fail to understand the meaning of endless speculations on alternative versions of the past. Some dutifully RT them https://twitter.com/SonaChele1/status/644877281924632576 
[Mediating this critical choice is the life and work of Sri Aurobindo, throwing a powerful beacon ahead of us into..] http://marketime.blogspot.in/2015/09/liminal-and-dialogic-identities.html 
[Hindu devotional practices: darshan, pranam. Sri Aurobindo permitted and in some cases encouraged these expressions] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2015/09/sri-aurobindo-provides-us-with.html 
Savitri Era Religion owes its origin to divinity of Mother & Sri Aurobindo with Savitri & Life Divine as scriptures. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2011/10/freedom-and-synthesis.html 
Savitri Era Party, not only opposes the Hindutva obscurantism, but also exposes the shallow Leftist rationalism. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2011/11/savitri-era-party-opposes-hindutva.html 
teaching of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo reveals its political nature. Yoga is a perpetual effort to break new ground.. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2011/11/sri-aurobindos-role-for-liberation-of.html 
Sri Aurobindo has not only unravelled the secret of the Veda, but also fought the Vedic battle against the epitome of evil in his own life.
[Bellah like Latour shows how we have never been modern; that is, the West has never gone without myth and religion.] http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2011/11/bellah-like-bruno-latour-shows-how-we.html 
[theory and practice of Integral Yoga, humankind in the universe, and consciousness, emergence, and transformation.] http://rainbowther.blogspot.in/2015/09/collaboration-examines-theory-and.html 
[There is no entry in Mirra's diary dated 15 August 1914, Sri Aurobindo's birthday, first issue of the Arya appeared] http://www.collaboration.org/2000/spring/text/mother.htm 
[Haridas Chaudhuri ... were ahead of their time... non-violence, civil rights, social justice, and ecology.] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2015/09/chaudhuri-listed-12-fundamental.html 
[Sri Ramakrishna had initiated integration which found fruition, culmination and completeness through Sri Aurobindo.] http://cejournal.org/GRD/Ramakrishna.htm 
Aesthetic charm of Odia script "rounded like pebbles on a river’s soft bed" is surely the highest among all languages http://www.thehindu.com/books/books-reviews/odishas-katha-in-colour/article4823723.ece 
Hindutva approach is intolerant of Democracy and individualism. So preserving Freedom is the most challenging task for citizens of India now.
Despite lacklustre progress on Development front, Democracy is the single most spectacular achievement of India during the last 60 years.
@tapansur Lack of positive approach within Hindutva ecosystem even after more than one year of assuming power indicates deep fear & frailty.
Nauseating to read endless complains against Marxist historians, Western scholarship, Christian influence in media etc. Victimhood must stop.
[31 back volumes of Indian Philosophical Quarterly (1035 articles) available online] http://unipune.ac.in/snc/cssh/ipq/english/default.htm 
@manuakula That's one & the confidence that one can't be wrong or no superior rationales exist is a sad commentary on supposed high calibre.
Odia is the most ancient among North Indian languages. If, instead of line on top, a hood is added to Ka in Hindi then it becomes Ka in Odia.
@manuakula So, you are a giant killer; Compliments!
Many are missing the game-plan that multi-cornered contests would actually benefit Nitish camp instead of straight fights with BJP & allies.
@_Mauna_ @harsh___gupta [Peter Heehs - In the interest of coherent dialogue, I have expanded and slightly amended...] http://seof.blogspot.in/2015/08/i-have-expanded-and-slightly-amended.html 
[For a more contemporary Hindu perspective, writing of the revered sage and philosopher, Sri Aurobindo is insightful] http://www.metanexus.net/essay/living-universe 
If asked to choose between one who steals your money and another who steals your freedom, then the choice, understandably, should be obvious.
@bainjal @PriyabrataT RSS regularly conducts OTC & most of its products are Certificate holders. It should get the Deemed University status!
No experience of the West but in India each person tends to avail some added advantage of his or her position while interacting with others.
@AgentSaffron Autonomy as a citizen is also surrendered to a doctor (when hospitalised) and an advocate (while filing a case)!
@Sanguakshi @bhoopalp Difficult to define liberalism, Hinduism, or democracy too precisely and, hence, let's enjoy the reign of ambivalence!
[The coming together of Dilip Kumar Roy the seeker and Sri Aurobindo, his guru was a unique relationship.] http://www.harikrishnamandirindiraniloy.com/dadaji_on_sri_aurobindo.htm 
Most political parties fail as they are bereft of secure metaphysical undergirding. Savitri Era Party is anchored to Sri Aurobindo's Dreams.
Many harbour erroneous impressions regarding the Veda without making any effort to be acquainted with how Sri Aurobindo unveils its secrets.
One may not understand what Sri Aurobindo writes; yet a fundamental appreciation that none has been able to surpass his philosophy is needed.
A book becomes a bestseller and a movie box office hit by word of mouth. Savitri Era Party can grow swiftly with everyone's participation.
@sarkar_swati @maidros78 Please use the new spelling Odisha conforming to the actual pronunciation in Odia. It has been won after long fight
People are born with set predispositions and biogenetic destiny, says Evolutionary Psychology. Why and how is mystery.  http://evergreenessays.blogspot.in/2015/09/people-are-born-with-set.html 
Join Savitri Era Party to ensure a secure future of the country by building firm foundation for value-based politics. http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2015/09/join-savitri-era-party-for.html …
@crguna Evolution is irreverent towards rules and customs. It can use any unconventional route, including brands and market, to achieve aim.
India is yet to liberate itself from feudal template of politics. Each one has some responsibility to throw it out. Savitri Era Party leads.
Just because Modi & Kejriwal muddied the waters of value-based, participatory Democracy, the hope for it is not dead. Join Savitri Era Party.
Those disenchanted with AAP and BJP may follow the Evolutionary vision of Sri Aurobindo and work for a modern and liberal Savitri Era Party.
A language has a certain level of utility as well as beauty. To demand more from it entails grappling with avoidable terrains of difficulty.
Science, Modernity, Democracy, Market, and English are fuel for future Evolution and, hence, should not be undermined under sway of emotion.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Manoj Das Gupta, Tara Jauhar, and R.Y. Deshpande

A Controversial Biography by Peter Heehs, with this review by R.Y. Deshpande posted on September 17, 2008 over the now defunct SCIY site, erupted an acrimonious war of words and the Embers of Heehs imbroglio burn still even after seven years. Heehs, having presented the facts accompanied by a liberal sprinkling of his own views in the book with glaring mischievous twists, seems to be wriggling to be exonerated by the passage of time, but in vain. Moreover, Manoj Das Gupta shielding him to the hilt, so far, has added a dismal chapter to the history of the Ashram. The Reddy camp, on the other hand, is hell bent on a complete sellout to the Hindutva bandwagon, which is equally despicable. On the whole, the voice of the genuine devotees, who have no political agenda, have been pushed to the background and, virtually, have no role to play. This is unfortunate; ours, of course, is a faint voice which no one seems to support.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi branch is also undergoing a deep crisis the reverberations of which are not going to die easily. Life long dedication of Tara Jauhar being called into question is, however, a sad and absurd side of the ongoing drama. Apropos the sorry tale of Auroville, the less said the better. On such a disappointing note, it's, surely, impossible to expect any new breakthrough except for The Mother's Grace shining through which ever surprises. [TNM55]


Monday, September 14, 2015

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@crguna Evolution is irreverent towards rules and customs. It can use any unconventional route, including brands and market, to achieve aim.
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India is yet to liberate itself from feudal template of politics. Each one has some responsibility to throw it out. Savitri Era Party leads.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty
Just because Modi & Kejriwal muddied the waters of value-based, participatory Democracy, the hope for it is not dead. Join Savitri Era Party.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty
Those disenchanted with AAP and BJP may follow the Evolutionary vision of Sri Aurobindo and work for a modern and liberal Savitri Era Party.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty
A language has a certain level of utility as well as beauty. To demand more from it entails grappling with avoidable terrains of difficulty.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty
Science, Modernity, Democracy, Market, and English are fuel for future Evolution and, hence, should not be undermined under sway of emotion.
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[श्रीमाँ राहदिखाएँ नहींतो राहकेउसपारबैठे अभिभावक तुझे आश्रमसे बाहरकीराह अवश्य दिखादेंगे] https://savemirambika.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/ बुआ-दानवीर-दादू-सब-छोड़-अपन/
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[gives a critical message for a leader to understand himself. Who you are matters in everything you do as a leader.] http://www.amazon.com/The-Leadership-Strategies-Seeing-Being/dp/1118567439 …
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[You can take the person out of the Stone Age, ... but you can’t take the Stone Age out of the person.] https://hbr.org/1998/07/how-hardwired-is-human-behavior …
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Perfect Market is a myth; utopian. Market is always local and contextual. Each one a stirrer, each action has potential of Butterfly effect.
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Some treat Market as synonymous to Capitalism. Conversely, Market devours everything: Capitalism, Socialism, Totalitarianism, Monarchy, etc.
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Food, religion, language, whatever the issue, the Market is the ultimate arbiter. Those aiming for directed history, better learn this much!
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@sarvatragam @AgentSaffron @bipashafever @DwaipayanM @MhaskarChief Only Sri Aurobindo offers the right answers. Rest are idle speculations.
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[We may wish human beings were more rational but our brains, created for a different time and place, get in the way] https://hbr.org/1998/07/how-hardwired-is-human-behavior …
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Evolution is not merely imagination or distant dream; it is at work all the while. All speculations based on historical data can go haywire.
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If you love the country never believe the present regime as epitome of virtue that would pave the way for future Evolution towards greatness.
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Never believe in your current beliefs for they are sure to change further as you grow. So, being receptive to gifts of Evolution is crucial.
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The name of Nehru is synonymous with Modern India. First PM and an author of repute. You may find fault with him but can't dismantle him.
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No bigger paradox than one being asked to define, What is liberal? Secular has also suffered similar misfortune during the last two decades!
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@GovtAAPki @RangaSiyaar @A2687 Aranyer Din Ratri is perhaps one of the most enjoyable movies by Ray which actually moves with many surprises.
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@alok_bhatt @bhoopalp Arth and Saaransh are two milestones in Indian Cinema as director of which Mahesh Bhatt, surely, deserves accolades.
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State imposed restrictions on food and lifestyle reflects the worst kind of totalitarian mentality. Indians must wakeup to safeguard freedom.
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No reason to feel that existing Parties will continue; they are all relics of the past. Indians must join hands to build a new liberal Party.
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A modern and liberal Party respecting the freedom of every Indian is a must. Should run democratically but dynamics of finance is the issue.
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Flurry of insane steps like renaming of roads and ban on food items indicate that the Hindutva ecosystem will collapse under its own weight.
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Although the Indian tradition has produced an intellect of the order of Sri Aurobindo, it's a matter of regret that people follow Mythology.
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[Save Mirambika case is finally taking a Constitutional turn-Counsel for the 36 parent petitioners, Kanika Agnihotri] http://marketime.blogspot.in/2015/09/save-mirambika-case-is-finally-taking.html …
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Instead of dismissing the Sickulars (sic) and Paid-Media, Hindutva enthusiasts should examine, clinically, what ails India's vast population.
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Mythology blunts critical faculty. One can hail Sita Ram Goel's criticism of RSS and admire RSS at the same time. Elst endorses these Hindus!
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Resisting the hegemony of muscular Hindutva, for instance, is a significant task for Savitri Era Religion at present. http://seof.blogspot.in/2015/09/resisting-hegemony-of-muscular-hindutva.html …
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Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee happens to be the grandson of Bagha Jatin. @Parikramah @dikgaj @maidros78 @sarkar_swati https://twitter.com/wpblogsch/status/641970901865660416 …
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[No accommodation is possible between Hindutva and democracy, or between Hindutva and equality] @Akshayamukul http://selforum.blogspot.in/2015/09/no-accommodation-is-possible-between.html …
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[My point is to revive the messianic vision, humanity’s messianic vocation, Mad as agent of messianic transformation] http://selforum.blogspot.in/2015/08/the-greatest-messianic-philosopher.html …
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These guys should be hauled up. Why they are spreading utter falsehood in the name of surveys that are nothing but drawing room speculation.
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Even in tri-cornered contests BJP/NDA candidates will finish third. Those predicting BJP capturing power in Bihar are absolutely intoxicated.
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Even a bitter critic of Nitish Kumar can't deny his signal contribution for creating the Bihari pride at the national level and he will reap.
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BJP/NDA vote share may not touch 25% in Bihar but their in-house pollsters are predicting 75% of seats. No better example of shamelessness!
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Pitiable that BJP/NDA has nothing concrete to offer to Bihar than Modi who has already been proved as nothing but a bundle of false promises.
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Those who are dreaming a repetition of 2014 in Bihar should never forget their Delhi debacle. The AAP/Left micromanagement can override RSS.
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Many are making safe prediction but Bihar will vote decisively with 200 seats for the winning side. As of today, Nitish camp has no worries.
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[Shanmuganathan recalled how he was inspired by writings of Sri Aurobindo, Subramania Bharathi, Ramalinga Swamigal] http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/meghalaya-governor-feted/article7627323.ece …
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Though a historical accident English flourishing in India is part of a greater Evolutionary design which must not be deprecated or neglected.
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That many persons in decision-making positions in India today are either averse or unable to read and understand English is very disquieting.
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Savitri Era Religion: Acquiring a broad idea on the genealogical cords of Sri Aurobindian ontology is a must. [TNM55] http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2015/09/genealogical-cords-of-sri-aurobindian.html …
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[No two people organize their thoughts... in the same way. What is obvious to you is not obvious to everyone else.] http://themusepaper.blogspot.in/2010/06/jose-ortega-y-gasset-alphonso-lingis.html …
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@tyrantasorus [Watch at night the innumerable constellations glittering like so many solemn watchfires of the Eternal] http://selforum.blogspot.com/2012/02/we-are-planned-not-to-be-sure-that.html?showComment=1328858298759#c4116344034476917066 …
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[Orion with his sword and belt... Sirius in his splendor, Lyra sailing billions of miles away in the ocean of space.] http://selforum.blogspot.com/2012/02/we-are-planned-not-to-be-sure-that.html?showComment=1328858298759#c4116344034476917066 …
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Democracy fails to function properly due to the presence of a large number of erstwhile elected representatives extracting the lion's share.
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Sri Aurobindo extricates the Veda from a Mythological setting & snarls of Rituals by offering a psychological interpretation linked to Yoga.
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Entire Indian thought and literature ensue from the Veda. Sri Aurobindo has restored the original meaning of every term used in its verses.
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Before reading any book, just check whether the author understands what the Veda contains. If no, why should you waste your time and future?
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All commentaries on Gita & Upanishads are defective except Sri Aurobindo's because no one except Sri Aurobindo has any understanding of Veda.
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Compared to the Veda, Mythology is like the Cartoon Channels telecast for toddlers. So understand The Secret of the Veda from Sri Aurobindo.
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Mythology might be having a hundred merits but it's your responsibility to keep yourself and your family members free from its dire snares.
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Sri Aurobindo doesn't qualify [Famous Teachers of India and their contribution to education Written by Preeti Panwar] http://www.oneindia.com/feature/famous-teachers-of-india-and-their-contribution-to-education-1859408.html …
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Following the politics of one State of India is difficult. Still, some on Twitter want us to be aware of the politics of all the countries!
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Merit judged on the anvil of Hindutva is a most despicable form of relativism dovetailing to dismal Ghettoism. India must eschew such a path.
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No amount excellence achieved by someone has any value for the Hindutva supporters unless he is a sworn enemy of secularism and communism.
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@only_Truthllwin It's surprising that Modi fans have no confidence in his wisdom of retaining Jaitley as his colleague and trusted advisor.
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After Kalam, who is the most revered scientist/engineer/technocrat among the Hindutva fans? Stringent criteria to meet their expectations!
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Nothing wrong in RSS-Govt. tête-à-tête, if known in public. They can be held accountable; otherwise, these kind of exercises go on secretly.
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Maintaining State-wise Hindu Rashtra has become a demographic challenge for Hindutva followers unless internal borders are redrawn suitably.
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OROP is best accepted in parts and the affluent can be excluded. Veterans, through in-house surveys, should recommend who are really needy.
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@_Mauna_ You may attempt a new book with your handle as the title. Lots of confusion need to be dispelled both within and outside Hindutva.
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@65thakursahab SE stands for Savitri Era suffixed to sane. So rest assured!
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Mythology & Rituals promote genuflection enfeebling one's innate urge for discovery and innovation. India must surge ahead out of this mire.
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@davidfrawleyved Sri Aurobindo surely shows the way for the future of India (and the World) beyond Nehruvian, Marxist, and Hindutva tunnels.
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@davidfrawleyved It'd also be proper to point out on which counters you diverge from Sri Aurobindo & the registers where you differ from him.
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@_Mauna_ Saying this is clear patronising. Relegating minorities as 2nd class citizens, in essence, may not be acceptable to them, nor fair.
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@_Mauna_ Then Nehru should considered an apostle of Dharma who made the Constitution walk. Why is he berated regularly by Hindutva followers.
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@_Mauna_ I don't think we are. Modi has scrupulously adhered to the secular spirit of Indian Constitution and any thing else is imagination.
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@_Mauna_ Hindus are 80%. Rest of the population (plus, even 25% Hindus) doesn't want to live in a Hindu nation. What do you do about that?
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@_Mauna_ Hindu Rastra remains a tentative idea unless given a firm shape. Whether to carve it out or declare whole of India more preferable?
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Political Parties and NGOs are legitimate agents to secure collective interests and so blaming Hindus or Muslims as aggregates is erroneous.
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@shaviro Two very good offerings from India: 1) Bahubali: The Beginning & 2) Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Wish you watch for a change.
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Harbouring such high degree of hatred on a continuous basis is likely to tell upon the health of the person, apart from corrupting thinking.
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Taking exception to a formal speech by the VP advocating affirmative action for Muslims shows how deeply some people have grown intolerant.
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[Shortly after his birthday on August 15, 1912 he described in a letter to an old friend another major turning point] http://www.ipi.org.in/texts/matthijs/mc-sa-shortbio.php …
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TheMother & Sri Aurobindo emphasise the role of Yoga in our lives over all other pursuits through The Secret of the Veda to the epic SAVITRI.
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@AnaMyID It'd be a great gift if he is introduced to SAVITRI, the gospel of Immortality.
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Personal journey towards Perfection is different from Professional ambition or Political preference. One must try to keep the three separate.
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Searching for right source of Knowledge is your own responsibility and if you prefer to be deluded by tradition & culture, it's your failure.
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Sanskar is a very clever word which is used by parents to keep children under leash and demand obedience. But remember, you are born free.
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Savitri Era Religion is the most honest reflection to date of humanity's Godward emotion as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2015/08/the-mother-gives-global-aura-to-savitri.html …

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

No modality to judge each other's action or experience

It's not "by not discussing things in the light of His teachings" rather by discussing things in the light of His teachings is what I had in my mind. However, individual inspiration is paramount and must be followed as the occasion demands. [TNM55]
A very valid question, and let me attempt to answer again by borrowing your own phrase, "the very light." How do we describe that? It's not about their writings alone. Their life history, and their dealings with the disciples and so on. On the part of the followers, what they imagine, what they see in their dreams etc. So defining that "light" is not easy; further, there is no modality to judge each other's action or experience. It's a free world. But when the followers come together and participate in some collective action, then it takes a specific form, which Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy has identified as legitimate religious practice in the famous Auroville Case.

How to communicate about it to the younger generation? Some nomenclature is needed; Savitri Era or anything. Depends upon which phrase (including, "the very light") becomes popular and endures. Sri Aurobindo with Barin (and later, Motilal) had thought of a Deva Sangha. Thus, a name for describing "Ourselves" is necessary, if not mandatory. [TNM55]
No doubt, you have stated your case (or, rather verdict) with clarity but it seems to me that it's out of sync with reality. I'd, however, prefer to wallow in my "confusion" and continue to propagate Savitri Era Religion with full conviction, since everyone is entitled to his or her inspiration (or, stupidity). [TNM55]


Sunday, September 06, 2015

Genealogical cords of Sri Aurobindian ontology

It's well known that the works of Sri Aurobindo are replete with allusions and sly references to countless counters. In his style of writing, he avoided footnotes and citations. This poses a problem for modern readers. His devotees also get the false impression that whatever he is writing is original. His responses to past theories, therefore, are not properly appreciated or understood.

Reverence for The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is one thing, and the place of his writings, available in black and white, is another. Sri Aurobindo's education in the West, further, puts his works in direct relation to Heraclitus, Hegel, and Heidegger. Knowing them is, thus, essential to imbibe the full import of Sri Aurobindo's utterances. Acquiring a broad idea on the genealogical cords of Sri Aurobindian ontology is a must.

By establishing an Ashram, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo lend themselves to Anthropological scrutiny. From Rishabhchand to Prasad sisters, numerous case studies can be of academic interest for understanding the sociological dimensions of Yoga and self-abnegation. Activities undertaken by various Centres also provide fertile space for examining the extent to which the principles of Integral education can actually be imparted or practiced. [TNM55]