Saturday, October 29, 2016

Keeping both Hindutva and Marxism at bay

Ever since I got acquainted with semiology and its implications, the impression took root that fiction must be looked upon in consonance with its actuality without contaminating the reality. But, last night, as I was watching Pyaasa (for the first time) and R&S joined midway, it occurred to me that it's a moment in history and the movie has entered my life, memory, and understanding of things. Thus, the role of content and the behind-the-scenes stories of content-creation are all part of history having their multifarious influences on human situations. Then, if one probes a little deeper to locate how one thing leads to another and discovers connections between events, then the complexity of the whole goings on becomes evident. At such moments, the mind readily accepts defeat and doesn't contest the advice for surrender.

The role of content in education and for inspiration is enormous. Since most of the things are stereotypical and commercial in nature these days, credible endorsements catering to niche interests and thirsts need to be cultivated. Philosophical and Spiritual discussions serve a useful purpose in this context. Whether or not one acquires any intuitive ability, the very opening of intellect's windows to these possibilities should be seen as a considerable progress. Some gain in artistic or poetic sensibilities, itself, is a substantial leap. All these lead to strengthening ethical substratum which is essential for sound individuation. The fact that even Management is searching for insights in Yoga psychology is proof enough of their relevance. But to be on the safe side, these ideas should always be treated as realms of possibilities instead of instant prizes. Further, tethering material demands like quality and success to spiritual pursuits is fraught with hazard.

So, apart from being sensitive to higher Consciousness, being politically correct, too, is an important task. But, this can be said with certitude that Internet doesn't have much guidance. Hindutva has become a magnet like Marxism in the yesteryears and there is no one to alert against both the streams, apart from us. Besides, blindly following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and quoting their words out of context are dangerous practices. And all these are going to be mainstream in the coming days. Thus, keeping aloft an alternative understanding of collective affairs is crucial and pushing it in the face of dominant resistance is, definitely, a revolutionary stance. Let's hope that more and more minds understand this perspective and lend their backing to this initiative. [TNM55]

Misc. References:

The Hindu-Sri Aurobindo Study Forum: Discourse on Sri Aurobindo's 'Life Divine' by Subramany, Nithyatha, Auro Lab, Veerapanjan, 10 a.m..

The Statesman-27-Oct-2016
On November 13 -- the day of Kali Puja -- Sri Ramakrishna's spiritual consort Sarada ... In India it influenced the revolutionaries, pre-eminently Sri Aurobindo. 

“Invitation to Savitri” by Prof Nadkarni Pt 04 – How to Read Savitri -"The 20th century has been a century when ... anything sublime necessarily sounds bombastic. We have almost reached the point of no return in the senilit... 

The Proper Function of the Psychic Prana - Sri Aurobindo’s examination of the instruments of human nature is not done with a view toward suppressing them, but toward determining the right and proper... 

The Qur’an’s eternal now - The Qur’an makes high claims for its clarity and internal consistency, and as I have spent the week reacquainting myself with it in class, I am coming to a... 


‏بعض المراجع للمهتمين بالعالم الكوانتي و الإبداع من خلال فيزياء الكمّ #MEsummit5 https://t.co/F5xdtneHrO
@Danadesh Both Aurobindo and Wilber have been quoted in my book #هل_وجدت_معناك

WATCH LIVE | OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture by Pratap Mehta – Metaphysics of Avoidance: Self & History in Aurobindo https://t.co/m5SIMSyByY https://t.co/Qrwqu3sd3B

Savitri Era: Science is a fence against trickery https://t.co/69NOy0EoXo

Savitri Era: Prerna Singh's book vindicates our campaign for Sovereignty for the States https://t.co/J28IahtmIV #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion

Sachin in a Ferrari; how will they react if he rides a motorcycle? Take away the idols and you ruin the temple. https://t.co/0Lzg3ptoMs





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