Friday, October 07, 2016
Ramanuja, Dayananda, and Sri Aurobindo
Week-long cultural and entertainment bonanza opened downstairs last evening as part of 18th year Durga Puja celebrations. The hold of religion is so well-oiled that it's difficult to even think of for anyone its negative features that we discuss. Attended the IGNCA seminar on Ramanuja in the morning and the focus was on bhakti and service which lubricate religion. The speakers were emphatic how he secured philosophical validity for bhakti as if philosophy ended there. Silika presented her pre-thesis submission seminar on Object-Oriented Ontology today which is, of course, a matter of joy and pride. Let's hope that this latest stream of philosophy doesn't take the new converts for a ride.
The followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, in this context, are lagging behind considerably. Every organisation is using modern management and communication techniques for involving more and more people but nothing comparable is being attempted by us. Thus, expanding religious modalities should be a priority so that the intellectual content can be fed in small doses in due course.
1. In the last century postmodern philosophies lead us down the path of a hyper-romanticism that took the inner turn toward mind to its ultimate limits in post-structural irony and endless disquisitions on the blindspots of mind and (inter)text(uality).
2. my long interview of Markus Gabriel
September 23, 2016 On the EUP website, HERE.
3. @peaceful_monk12 no but am big admirer of that greatest of all Hindu lions after Shivaji, Swami Dayananda Saraswati
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Sri Aurobindo envisages a perfect world - INTEGRAL PSYCHOLOGY – THEORIZING ITS DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES: A TALK AT THE CULTURAL INTEGRATION FELLOWSHIP, SAN FRANCISCO, 2008 http://www.sciy.org/?p=1774 January 6, 2010 in Praxis by debbanerji
It is what is illegitimate to assert about her and in her name that concerns us foremost. Yet a corpus of collective experience in an Integral Psychology about what is possible and how, cannot but speak of her and must find the languages to do so. These languages may be impersonal, personal but ahistorical or personal and historical or all of these (as in Sri Aurobindo’s own case, in his varied narrations). But without this attempt, the formulation of an Integral Psychology will remain impractical and incomplete as a core possibility within the (post)-human.