Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo play with unseen forces

Reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo leads to better understanding of life and the world. First, knowledge gained through ordinary experience gets expanded. Secondly, new questions are generated as regards future course. These are, of course, Philosophical matters not unrelated to Science and Technology. And, it constitutes a veritable feast for those with intellectual bent of mind.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, however, used to handle unseen powers. Even after their departure, they are believed to be exerting their force and subtle presence whenever invoked. This aspect of their teaching adds a potent and fertile dimension to the Philosophy authored by them. Books written on them analyse only what is texual while action and actual experiences are rarely covered.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo intended to interpret and integrate available knowledge without any indication of finality or infallibility. This open ended nature of their teachings is a sign of maturity as well as versatility. But it also involves a risk of being invaded by spurious claims of 'anything goes' variety. As their legacy is being passed to newer hands, the questions of purity will, obviously, be a much contested space. [TNM55]

Being part of history, the role of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and their writings can be examined from various viewpoints resulting in varied verdicts. The effect of such enterprises, therefore, can be adverse and confusing, especially, for those harbouring prejudices. Institutions connected with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, also, might be responsible for spreading bad impressions due to mismanagement or undesirable performance. Aligning with a certain political faction, too, can repel a substantial section of people. Besides, peculiarities relating to geography and culture contribute to unsubstantiated opinions and rumours circulating.

Overcoming all such hurdles is crucial for an honest and objective encounter with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. But unsavoury incidents in the Ashram, Auroville, and elsewhere in the past have given rise to lingering conflicts and controversies. Not surprisingly, such factors have proved to be repulsive for many people. Nevertheless, faith in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is growing through diverse sources. Disenchantment with mushrooming fake New Age avenues is a prime cause as many are discovering The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the most genuine and authentic teachers. Further, the liberal and ritual-free atmosphere their path provides is proving attractive for the young.

When Sri Aurobindo asked his disciples to surrender before The Mother, it can be termed as a religious turn. The Mother book published around that period reinforced the trend. Since then, reliance on The Mother among the devotees has been more predominant than mere intellectual justification or Ontological superiority. This devotional approach, paradoxically, obviates the need for struggling with any Philosophical or Sociological concerns emerging from the vast corpus of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's writings. Avoiding this other extreme is also a major challenge in the face of many denouncing the intellectual culture by privileging the spiritual experience.

Be that as it may, age and health issues do play a catalytic role in retarding intellectual vigour and enforcing more devotional fervour. There is also a major chance of aesthetic enjoyment fading and fatigue setting in. Clinging to an undefined Integral Yoga, in such circumstances, needs more intellectual conviction and rigour rather than less. Influx of more people might dilute the teachings and dogmas erected but to confront it is required loads of sincerity and unwavering loyalty. This, in short, is the rationale for Savitri Era Religion. [TNM55]

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sri Aurobindo taps Art and Poetry

No point in blaming human nature; the task is how to surpass it. Sri Aurobindo shows the Vedic route to self-exceeding through Integral Yoga. 
@GreatHeretic Electoral victories are fine but winning Vedic intellectual targets, as Sri Aurobindo has alerted, remains a challenging task.
Listening to Bhajans is the easier option. Sri Aurobindo awakens to the deeper concerns and challenges of human life and its aspiration.
Higher significance of human life as per Vedic injunctions must receive equal importance as politics, technology, and material prosperity.
Influencing political affairs through Sri Aurobindo's insights on society is a far greater enterprise for the educated than current affairs.
Interest in politics is fine but understanding the basic questions of human destiny as revealed by Sri Aurobindo is also an essential role.
By reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo at a young age helps to confront many hard questions of life with confidence and courage.
The Secret of the Veda unveiled by Sri Aurobindo 100 years ago is the most important task for the present day Indians for understanding life.
Sri Aurobindo taps Art and Poetry - what's ordinarily lumped under Culture - as a means for self-ascension as well as an aid to Evolution.
Hindutva mobilises easier and materialistic mode of Rituals, Fairs, and Festivals whereas Sri Aurobindo asks for elevation of Consciousness.
Decoupling the Veda & Upanishads from Mythology and Rituals, Sri Aurobindo emphasised upon their utility for self-Evolution and Perfection.
Sri Aurobindo encountered the Veda and Upanishads in an altogether different manner than traditional teachers to give modern interpretations.
Radha Rajan discounting any political contribution by Sri Aurobindo beyond 1907 is a travesty of established facts.
If Hindu historians assume that the course of political events can't be influenced by Yogic powers, then they are as good as Secularists.
Nationhood is a magnified form of Property rights aligning a specific Religion with which makes a heady cocktail and hence must be spurned. 
Sri Aurobindo: Nationalist or Extremist? via @academia
@NekkantiR There are many other issues which need to be seen together.
@NekkantiR Even if it is so, it should come to light. Who are those people who want to harm the Ashram and why can't they be fought openly.
Be it Sri Aurobindo Ashram or Congress; AAP, BJP, or RSS: the High Command culture rules everywhere - rare scope for democratic functioning.
@skjain_05 @dr_rajpurohit Please spare some attention to probe Sri Aurobindo Ashram affairs to enlighten the public.
@snayagam @krishnarjun108 @chinmaykrvd @ChandrusWeb @vijayvaani Cognitive research is quite in line with Sri Aurobindo's Consciousness rungs
@cpings4 @chinmaykrvd @krishnarjun108 “Yoga Psychology and the Transformation of Consciousness: Eyes of Infinity”
@WordOfTheFree @Mamdhata The Foundations of Indian Culture – by Sri Aurobindo
@samAlochaka Savitri Era Devotees: "Man:Slave or Free?" by Sri Aurobindo
After navigating through a reasonable terrain like Times of India when one scans Delhi Times then the realisation dawns how chaotic life is.
@_Mauna_ War is the father of all, said Heraclitus. So conflict has a role and a wise enemy is better than foolish friends but people block.
@_Mauna_ Paradoxically, despite their atrocities, ensuing technological strides have contributed to human Civilisation greatly!
For large sections of Indians 2014 brought the sense of Independence but like Congress BJP too will decline given its widescale ambivalence.
If she wins, @thekiranbedi will be the 16th. [Fifteen women have served as the chief minister of an Indian state.]

Saturday, January 17, 2015

No Master-disciple Social-contract in Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Sri Aurobindo wrote the Foreword to Hymns to the Mystic Fire in as late as 1946 wherein he reiterated the salience of his interpretation of the Veda. So, it’s sad that Heehs has introduced such degree of ambivalence regarding what can be called the most original of Sri Aurobindo’s contributions. [TNM55]

Mythology and sycophancy go together which have kept Indians chained and downtrodden for centuries together. It's time to overgrow them.
Once the meaning and destiny of human life is understood as per the Veda, a clearer picture emerges beyond Mythology, Astrology, or Rituals.
No other Civilisation is fortunate to retain an ancient record of Wisdom like the Veda, reminds Sri Aurobindo, but Indians seem indifferent.
At a time, when India needs to discover the path of Sri Aurobindo, the Ashram is embroiled in unseemly controversies!
Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a unique organisation so far as its ideals but its constitutional and regulatory provisions have proved to be slack.
Currently, there is no Master-disciple Social-contract operating in Sri Aurobindo Ashram; it's between Trust management and Beneficiaries.
If one set of Sri Aurobindo Ashram inmates enjoy Power, comfort, and limelight while expecting the rest to be bonded labourers, it's absurd.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram has the moral obligation of not disowning human failings and must devise adequate sociological cushion than throw out.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram must recognise that aspiring for Power is a normal human trait and hence be permitted in-house avenues to vent itself.
Supporters of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust lambaste a rival group in public for being Power hungry which they claim can't be called politics!
Sri Aurobindo Ashram owes an explanation to Indian public as to why it has not been able to issue an authorised biography of Sri Aurobindo.
@sunkal1 Ignorance about The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is widespread and add to it tons of prejudice & malice which need to be countered slowly.
@sunkal1 Sociological scrutiny of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as normal human beings is bound to generate warped views
@sunkal1 That's for the reader to decipher but I have been consistent in publicising Sri Aurobindo's epochal revelations regarding the Veda.
Sri Aurobindo solves Capitalism/Socialism, Secularism/Communalism, Development/Environment, or Worldly ambition/Spiritual aspiration.
@mohitiitd The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have specifically mentioned many items which one must give up to aid Evolution.
@mohitiitd One crucial element in the teaching of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is not to cling to the past as most of it are anti-Evolutionary.
@ngc1729 @openmindedatma "This world is a life sentence," no doubt, but Sri Aurobindo assists to turn it into an adventure of Consciousness.
@bipinbhimani Agreed but Democracy means each citizen will express his choice dispassionately without fear or favour, regardless of results.
@bipinbhimani Statistically, a single vote means nothing but the sovereignty and autonomy it enjoys at that moment is a modern day wonder.
@bipinbhimani But in U.K. we see the coalition is running fine although, initially, many feared incompatibility. Chaos is part of Democracy.
To the credit of BJP, Modi Govt. has not yet skidded much from the Nehruvian path which makes it attractive for more and more fence sitters.
No Modi fan ever imagined even in his dreams that the Govt will have to meet population growth figures along with other economic parameters.
Hindutva advising women to have 4-5 children proves that it's 4-5 centuries back in intellectual growth & must evolve
@gopimaliwal True, but it'd also be a mistake to claim that India didn't benefit at all from the Socialist phase. May be, many were unseen.
@skjain_05 @dr_rajpurohit Really astonishing that no one has been able to diagnose Kejriwal so far whether he is a Maoist or closet Sanghi.
@AapAnandKumar AAP has not been able to set up a duly elected Executive body yet which goes against it's being ascribed as a political Party.
[whether Sri Aurobindo should be considered a Hindu and whether his teachings could be classed as Hinduism. ~RP]
[Sri Aurobindo represents an authentic third position beyond the world-negating spirituality of the past, and.. ~Ned]
[Radha Rajan needs to study more - Foreigners like Heehs have made baseless insinuations on the Mother & Sri Aurobindo]

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sri Aurobindo exhorts to work towards Evolution

No post-Colonial nonsense; one must be absolutely impartial and dispassionate about the source as far as Knowledge or Poetry is concerned.
Reading first two chapters of The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo should be considered as essential for anyone trying to understand India.
Instead of treating the Veda as History, Sociology, or mere Rituals, Sri Aurobindo restores to it the original dynamics of self-Evolution.
The story of civilisation is virtually Vedic adventure of Consciousness and Sri Aurobindo has restated the same in Savitri, a legend retold.
Sri Aurobindo rescues from the deafening noise pushing Mythology and Medievalism to acquaint with Vedic modes of volitional Self-Evolution.
Before turning inordinately proud of saving the country, the youth of India must learn about what the Veda ordains them, from Sri Aurobindo.
Politics serves as an easy means of boosting self-esteem for the youth but Sri Aurobindo exhorts to work towards Evolution of Consciousness.
If Hindutva follows Congress example of ignoring Sri Aurobindo, it'd be a colossal loss of opportunity not only for India but also the world.
@sunkal1 Ignorance about The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is widespread and add to it tons of prejudice & malice which need to be countered slowly.
@sunkal1 Sociological scrutiny of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as normal human beings is bound to generate warped views
@sunkal1 That's for the reader to decipher but I have been consistent in publicising Sri Aurobindo's epochal revelations regarding the Veda.
@ngc1729 @openmindedatma "This world is a life sentence," no doubt, but Sri Aurobindo assists to turn it into an adventure of Consciousness.
@dkgdelhi @AmarRajivDixit Vishwaguru Sri Aurobindo should fire the imagination of Indian youth at present
It's difficult to sustain the claim that Sri Aurobindo belonged to Indian tradition only if one is aware of his Ilion
Worrying about Power generation is fine but it's also crucial to probe Powers Within by Sri Aurobindo. via @amazonIN
Sri Aurobindo: Saga of a Great Indian Sage by Wilfried Huchzermeyer - a concise & brilliant introduction via @amazon
Sri Aurobindo CWSA Volume 30 PDF 1.3 MB: 04 Jan 15 Letters on Yoga — III, Volume 31 PDF 2.1 MB: Letters on Yoga — IV
[translations and performers for a Satprem play - Auroville Art Service] via @avartservice
[Those who do not know anything about his great mission can hardly understand how concentrated was his application..]
[Prasad sisters: Documented facts and details about their case
A well-wisher of Sri Aurobindo Ashram has sent]
AAP is the odd man out in Indian politics and hence BJP bagging Delhi looks like to be in the interest of the NCR as well as the Country.
Since NCR will continue to be the growth engine of the country, a BJP Govt. in Delhi should make more sense despite abhorrence for Hindutva.
AAP Govt. in Delhi is likely to ensue endless Saas-Bahu episodes as BJP will resort to arm-twisting methods relating to Development of NCR.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Defeat ill effects of Mythology and Hindutva

Modern generation of Indians must directly access Sri Aurobindo and be worthy inheritors of priceless ancient Wisdom.
Sri Aurobindo releases Ontology and volitional modes of human Perfection from religious boundaries and makes them available universally.
With the aid of Sri Aurobindo, youth of India must be willing to defeat ill effects of Mythology & Hindutva and espouse Science & Modernity.
Don't carry misunderstandings and prejudices imbibed from Indian tradition all your life and learn from Sri Aurobindo to enrich civilisation.
@mohitiitd Theoretically yes, but from personal experience I have observed that once co-opted by a school, it's difficult to be open-minded.
Most Hindutva defenders are hardcore Vivekananda disciples who have undertaken the burden to prevent Sri Aurobindo's teaching from spreading.
Both Hindutva and Vivekananda are barriers to the sublime Knowledge source and path to Perfection unveiled by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Multiple wrong perceptions did penetrate the Indian consciousness through Gandhi, Tagore, and Vivekananda, and Sri Aurobindo rectifies them.
Acolytes of Golwalkar, Savarkar, and Vivekananda must make up their minds to receive higher education and understanding from Sri Aurobindo.
Winning Power after decades long struggle is bound to make Hindutva blind for a while but faultlines of its clash with Modernity will show up.
@bhoopalp Right now, it's easier to see the adversary outside but as debate thickens, more insiders will be influenced by Western fairness.
@bhoopalp Like people educated in British system also fought against its rule, dynamics of Hindu consolidation will throw own critical foe.
@bhoopalp Implementation will have its rough edge due to imperfect nature of human condition but that shouldn't deter from targeting Harmony.
@bhoopalp Not very sure, but they say that the best possible examples are certain Scandinavian nations (which are small and Christian).
@bhoopalp You may be right but I was thinking of people like Berlin, Rawls, and other postmodernist philosophers who theorised upon Justice.
@dkgdelhi Gandhi's role in India's history in terms of sheer duration & diversity is do dominant that it will need scores of books to erase.
Both AAP and BJP are functioning like fascist organisations without any transparency, clear hierarchy, or inner-party examination of issues.
Modi and RSS are prisoners of International syndicates & people of India are being befooled by clever media management. Hindus must wake up!
Hoping to win successive elections through Hindu votes consolidation is a chimera as Democratic aspirations are likely to take precedence.
Indian Constitution doesn't give any special weightage to any religion and hence all aggressive mobilisation of Hindus is counterproductive.
Some people made noise about Intellectual Kshatriyas but right now India has evolved up till Intellectual Shudras as Modi and Irani signify.
as abilities are unevenly distributed those crawling at the bottom of the pyramid need to be treated sympathetically.
@ranikhet You are in a different mood, it seems. Otherwise, you would permit the daughter-in-law and wife of two former PMs some speciality.
@ranikhet Sonia, an Indian citizen and MMS, a RS member from Assam, to be precise. Why lose perspective (and err on facts)?
@ranikhet I don't think even the worst enemy of Congress would ascribe UPA rule as unconstitutional. You are perhaps a bit harsh & emotional.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Inconsistency is not hypocrisy

[On the unreasonableness of legal religion  by Isaac Weiner 
what many “lived religion” scholars find most interesting, namely the productive tension between norms and practices, the varied ways that individuals negotiate their religious lives from within disciplinary power structures, or, put more simply, the fact that inconsistency is not tantamount to hypocrisy. ]

Being ordinary and average is an inalienable aspect of human condition that deserves protection. It's surely admirable to pursue excellence and attain expertise but as abilities and opportunities are unevenly distributed, those crawling at the bottom of the pyramid need to be treated sympathetically. [TNM55]

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Light radiated from Puducherry

Survival of the fittest tantamounts to being commercially viable at present, and so languages & religions need much more than mere emotions.

Events baffle but the sure step of Evolution is on
Apparent discord proceeds towards an unseen Harmony
In conflict, people prepare the road.

Rather than the paradigms of the past
Nature would hew new pathways
A destination, eschewing repetition
To the Vedic progressive Perfection.

War, a Vedic device to score over the night
And welcome Evolution, an unavoidable interregnum
A delight for the hero but for choosing sides.

Tagore's ambivalence over Sandeep
And Subhash hobnobbing with Hitler,
Gandhi's fetish for Nonviolence,
Marxists securing Nehru's obedience.

Not easy to decipher the ways of the Evolution
Eminent men have faltered in their sojourn
Not Pune nor Delhi
Light radiated from Puducherry.

Auroville example is a clear violation of The Mother's words

@wwosaa Thanks for responding; I have simply reiterated my oft-repeated demand that Ashram head should be elected/selected for fixed tenure.
@wwosaa That's quite admirable and I too hope & wish all success for the Ashram without stirring any further Human Rights concerns in media.
@wwosaa As Sri Aurobindo's entire body of writings are not published yet and I have no access to the Archives, I perforce pick and choose.
@wwosaa The liberty of writing Sri Aurobindo's biography can as well be extended to politics etc though I don't consider it a sound argument.
@wwosaa I'm not inflicting but, I guess, I do enjoy the independence of commenting on Sri Aurobindo Ashram, without starting any new Ashram.
@wwosaa I'd prefer to restrict myself to what I think today instead of indulging in conjectures on hypothetical assumptions about tomorrow.
@wwosaa Auroville example is a clear violation of The Mother's words and the same might follow for the Ashram irrespective of my devotion.
Autonomy and non-interference policy is good but Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a test-case how authoritarianism develops without sound elections.
Since scope for individual initiative is limited, drawing a fine balance between State jurisdiction and Social/Corporate intervention is key.
Spewing venom against erstwhile Muslim or Christians rulers of India today is pure anachronism but serves as a convenient defence mechanism.
Employing History to spread hatred among the present generation is no doubt despicable but some have been specifically recruited for it.
About a dozen SouthIndian Brahmins who have mortgaged their high intellectuality to Hindutva are doing the greatest disservice to the Nation.
High time to disabuse yourself of the aggressive doctrine that the words Secular or Liberal are pejoratives; it would help sensible debate.
It's for the youth of India to discard present political parties and organise themselves under the inspiration of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Focus of current discourse proves that dominant players are not interested in ushering in alternate political culture or required reforms.
The only possibility for India to attain greatness is through understanding Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy and Prophesy and following his path.
Sri Aurobindo imparts a body blow on the resectability built around Six Darshanas and goes on to develop Integral method of Self-Perfection.
Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Evolution of Consciousness takes the stress out of a materialist and mechanist view of Life and the Universe.
Better to be wary of scientific evidences pertaining to ancient India & rely upon Sri Aurobindo for right interpretation of Vedic utterances
There are issues against Science and Modernity but that doesn't mean we discard them and welcome Mythology, Astrology, & Speculative theses.
Free thought, Free Markets, and Free Progress system of Education are crucial for future evolution of India as a leading nation in the world.
Transparency and open competition in all spheres of life including Religions is the only way to revivify people and National consciousness.
RSS and Reliance are now the twin agencies to hold India back from achieving its destined political and economic superiority in the world.
The circumstances are not exactly conducive at present in India but that's no reason to lose faith in Democracy, Modernity, and Free Markets.
It's assumed that everyone will act towards his economic advantage and safeguard self-interest except for the journalists and media-houses!
Congress dynasty has been a hurdle against a genuine Democracy taking shape in India and now Reliance dynasty proving hurdle for Free Markets.
After robbing AAP successfully of its Jhadu, BJP is attempting to take away NITI from the name of Nitish Kumar who looms as its scourge.
Has @NitiCentral since been notified as the Official organ of @NITI_Aayog ? Exemplary foresight in naming the website!
Difficult to understand why the Sanskrit word Niti is not acceptable to Hindutva Govt. which clumsily transformed it into the acronym NITI.
May the Boat issue that is mired in obscurity be a springboard for accessing Knowledge in its plenary originary regions plumbed by the Veda.
Varuna denotes the vastness and immensity of Light and Knowledge to which the Veda invites all human beings to arrive, as per Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo however gives more weightage to Vedic innovations on Consciousness than scientific or artistic excellence achieved in the past.
Sri Aurobindo formulated all principles of raising human Consciousness for aiding Evolutionary mechanism that acts as per higher inspiration.
The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo too is a vision & a prophesy but is saved by the logic of inevitability of Evolutionary pressure & action.
Quality of Democracy by definition would depend upon people involved and it that sense Indian Constitution remains an aspirational document.
So often we fall prey to wishfully repairing the past instead of hearing what the present tells or where the future Evolution is leading to.
Democracy can be said to be an ideal like Harmony but since Evolution is not linear, it's a long way for Humanity.
Harmony is a crucial term in Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy that presupposes plurality and posits an aspirational destination through Evolution.
@postcolonialist @scotchism Agreed Aryabhatta was a genius but how that entitles Modi to become PM is really very hard to see the connection.
The same BJP & RSS which are loathe to look at their own Advani turning so enthusiastic about resurrecting Aryabhata seems so hypocritical.
Ignoring Advani - the tallest politician of our times - but honouring Malaviya or Patel appears meaningless for country's current realities.
Issues relating to Religions, Castes, Gender etc. require much more mature and sensitive handling than the brusque ways of Modi or Bhagwat.
@aashish_bhalla Advani understands India better than Jinnah, Malaviya, Patel, and Ambedkar put together. He should have been at the helm.
Sri Aurobindo set forth his major and mature theories on Society, Religion, and Culture between 1914 and 1921 before RSS took birth in 1925.
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Speculative chronology and fresh myths
Confusing cultural aspects as the core of religion is naïveté. Savitri Era Religion releases one from vacillation.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Follow the Judeo-Vedic Savitri Era Religion

In the long history of the cycles of civilisation in the world many details have vanished & hence it's conjectural to claim cultural purity.
Debating over how people of different religions behave with each other is futile exercise. Sri Aurobindo tells to say goodbye to old faiths.
Period during which Kings were competing with each other by building huge temples establishing their claim to fame can be called Stone Age.
Savitri Era urges to extricate yourself from the hegemony of temples and mythology and apply the principles of Self-Perfection upon oneself.
In order to judge if something from the pre-1947 period is really good or bad, one must consult Sri Aurobindo for the most authentic opinion.
Despite Sri Aurobindo being away from active politics, his nuanced differences with Gandhi, Tagore or for that matter Nehru are interesting.
It's possible for present regime to whitewash history so as to banish memories of past rulers but Sri Aurobindo will be a pain in the neck.
Present Indian scenario is not a tussle between the Hindu and the rest. It's between Modernity and Freedom vs. Medievalism and Superstition.
RW is now on overdrive in growing some theoretical muscle but one substantial mistake they commit is to treat Hindu as a monolithic category.
Resolve to protect Liberty and Modernity by rejecting Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals so that children always feel India as their own land.
Prevalence of Mythology, Astrology, & Rituals forces many Indians to turn agnostic but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo offer a fascinating option.
It's worth the while to get rid of victimhood & negativity and follow the Judeo-Vedic Savitri Era ushered in by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo wades through Mythology, Mysticism, and Philosophy to express his Prophesies through Poetry. Make his SAVITRI a daily habit.
All educated Indians should keep a copy of SAVITRI with them to recite a page or two from it whenever they feel like.
Hindutva privileges Mythology and promotes Ritualistic mode of religion while Sr Aurobindo presents an enlightened version of Vedic culture.
Just because Modi was able to become PM doesn't exonerate Hindutva of its ills and make it trustworthy for future generation. Buyer beware!
The youth of India must develop adequate intellectual muscle to wrestle with what Sri Aurobindo wrote hundred years ago in 1914 in the ARYA.
Indian culture must unshackle itself from Medieval Hindutva & claim Sri Aurobindo's Judeo-Vedic Integralism to keep pace with Economic surge.
Nehruvian perspective was okay for adolescence but the Nation must evolve into Sri Aurobindian maturity after a brief Hindutva interregnum.
Nehruvian neglect of Sri Aurobindo's Knowledge Capital has cost the country dear and it has to pay the price by way of Hindutva backlash.
Sri Aurobindo weans away from Vedic Ritual and initiates into Integral Self-Perfection derived from Psychological interpretation of the Veda
Savitri Era unveiled by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has robust Philosophy and Psychology and steers clear of Mythology, Astrology, & Rituals.
The Mother recognised the spiritual worth of Sri Aurobindo much before anyone else in India could.
@PawanDurani RSS thinking is steeped in Mythology & Medievalism which is difficult to wash away by public service or educational undertaking.
Must read for RSS [Western intellectual culture, from Plato and Aristotle forward into the early nineteenth century.]
@shantprakash Savitri Era steers clear of Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals - Launching ARYA in 1914, Sri Aurobindo
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Antecedent, narrative and conceptual frameworks
[As per philosophy of Vedic seers, what is realised on the microcosmic scale must prove on macrocosmic scale as well]
History, Science, and Hermeneutics
Honey on a tree nearby
"The strength of India is that it is a country of in-betweens. It is a median country."
The RSS's plan for 2015: to lay claim to non-Hindus, non RSS-Hindus
and even anti-RSS Hindus!
@Hashestweets @kunalmajumder brings up the question of
politics played by Mohan Bhagwat
[We can look back at waning year with gratitude for all lessons it taught and for little victories over our nature.]
@KausikGy @sarkar_swati @vinod_sharma @prasannavishy @amargov [Excellent introduction to Sri Aurobindo's life -DB]
[From tomorrow I shall not be making any posting on Another moment has arrived ... thank all my friends]
[Long after he is dead and gone, his words will be echoed and re-echoed, not only in India but across distant seas and lands. ~CR Das, 1909]

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Savitri Era steers clear of Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals

Launching ARYA in 1914, Sri Aurobindo started writing on Human Aspiration and not merely about Hindu Destiny. Time to get over parochialism.
Long years of sedimentation has robbed religions of their true worth. Savitri Era inaugurated by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo rescues essence.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have examined human affairs from all possible angles and the solution they offer are by far the most appropriate.
Savitri Era Religion is a fresh option and an intellectual challenge to overcome present conflicts and contradictions arising from the past.
Neither Ethics nor Elections, the collective mind must find time and opportunity to concern itself with the Veda, Savitri, and Evolution.
Hindutva is drunk on Power now and it's tad impossible for its enthusiasts to see reason but Sri Aurobindo had warned against such scenario.
Hindutva is opposite of Vedic imperative that Sri Aurobindo seeks to uphold. Savitri is his message of Evolution, Perfection, & Immortality.
Hindutva stalwarts are unsure about basic ontological questions like Rebirth, Karma, or Yoga but are unwilling to learn from Sri Aurobindo.
Savitri is, not only a storehouse of Metaphysical knowledge, but also an excellent medium of practice of Yoga through Poetry and Aesthetics.
Now that Hindutva is in power, important to understand the redeeming perspective of Sri Aurobindo instead of defending Nehruvian secularism.
Hindutva rides on Mythology and Medievalism. Sri Aurobindo gives a global spectrum anchored to the Vedic ideals of Evolution and Perfection.
Hindutva Rituals tend to whip up desire and greed for a materialistic or hedonistic life. Sri Aurobindo asks to seek Vedic "ratna" or bliss.
Present Hindutva Govt can hardly claim any ethical distinction and, hence, the Evolutionary paradigm of Sri Aurobindo remains a destination.
Sri Aurobindo theorised against Sankara, Sayana, and Max Muller in 1914 and hundred years later it now turns pivotal for resisting Hindutva.
Let Hindutva scrutinise Mythology, Astrology, & Ritualism. When the initial charm evaporates, the youth will gravitate towards Sri Aurobindo.
Forcing unadulterated Hindutva down the throats of the new generation has its limitations. Thankfully, Sri Aurobindo hewed an escape route.
Savitri Era unveiled by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has robust Philosophy and Psychology and steers clear of Mythology, Astrology, & Rituals.
Sri Aurobindo weans away from Vedic Ritual and initiates into Integral Self-Perfection derived from Psychological interpretation of the Veda.
Nehruvian neglect of Sri Aurobindo's Knowledge Capital has cost the country dear and it has to pay the price by way of Hindutva backlash.
Nehruvian perspective was okay for adolescence but the Nation must evolve into Sri Aurobindian maturity after a brief Hindutva interregnum.
Twitter is full of know-alls but the challenge is how to inform and educate the young whose numbers are added every day across the globe.
Anti-corruption rhetoric of Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Ramdev, & Modi etc was thoroughly exposed and found hollow. #Lessonsfrom2014
Unique Nationalist & Nonpartisan comments on current affairs in the light of Sri Aurobindo's insights at Savitri Era:
[On 29 March 1914, the Mother met Sri Aurobindo ... triggered the publication of a monthly journal, the Arya.]
[Hundred years ago happened two events which make 1914 a landmark year in the spiritual history of the world.] ~RB
Solar Energy industry has serious potential health and environmental costs as per a @toxicslink study as millions of PV panels add to waste.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sri Aurobindo acquaints with Evolutionary questions

Sri Aurobindo, and not Aamir Khan, can teach you what's wrong with religion & how to imbibe correctives to set right Evolutionary alignment.
It's a challenge, every morning, to shift genuine news from planted news, manufactured news, engineered news, & sponsored reports of events.
Return of BJP-RSS to power has kindled a fresh lease of talk on monolithism about India but history has never favoured such a dispensation.
Sri Aurobindo, surely, theorises about larger human aggregates but hastens to insist on federalism with the formula, "unity not uniformity."
Any number of Virat Nationalists on Twitter but most don't care to be aware of Sri Aurobindo's sociopolitical thought nor Secret of the Veda.
@Openthemag Any encomium on Vajpayee must not overlook how @SudheenKulkarni doctrine helped shape his perceived statesmanship & inclusivism.
Rajya Sabha should be constituted by proportional representation on the basis of Assembly elections and restricted to women and minorities.
@OsamaManzar Managing Trustee should be elected by inmates for a fixed tenure instead of present continuing for life.
@ChandrusWeb Multiple issues are involved and a plethora of material has appeared on the web since 2008. Needs careful examination & verdict.
@ChandrusWeb The Ashram may be a highly inspiring place but the present management has many vices which mustn't be pushed under the carpet.
@ChandrusWeb Managing Trustee should be elected by inmates for a fixed tenure unlike the present continuing for life.
Each citizen should be free to change his religion through a simple legal formality. Mass ceremonies and sponsored spectacles may be banned.
If one must embrace some utopian vision then The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo is a much preferable model than what Hindutva or Marxism offer.
A lot of Modi supporters have turned silent or evasive on Twitter as promises never seem to be fulfilled and high expectations stand belied!
All those who pushed the Modi mass hysteria have irreparably damaged the fledgling Democracy of our country by espousing fascist hype modes.
Absence of level playing field during election canvassing jeopardises democratic process and BJP's conduct has set so many bad precedents.
It's no secret now that BJP has thrown out internal democracy but its attempt to strangulate Democratic polity of the country is unfortunate.
Most issues hugging the limelight at present relate to religion while crucial Election reforms that can safeguard Democracy stand neglected.
Can India rely upon people with fascist mentality to strengthen Democracy? Surely not, and hence it's really urgent to mobilise resistance.
Team Anna and its later avatar AAP badly mauled the rules of game of electoral politics. Their campaigning method in Delhi was hugely flawed.
Both AAP and BJP lack transparency and share fascist instincts. So Democracy is not safe in their hands. Adopting Election ethics is a must.
Mythology is bound to lose adherents over the years. Unless people follow Sri Aurobindo & adopt critical reason consequences will be dismal.
Colleges and Universities never teach to succumb to Mythology or Astrology. Educated Indians must protect their children from its influence.
As a follower and student of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, one is bound to experience a steady intellectual growth. The path it takes varies.
Religious conversion is politics & doesn't relate to religion proper. Understanding Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga leads to inner perfection.
Nehruvian & Marxist models have failed miserably and Hindutva is no different. Sri Aurobindo's #FiveDreams Manifesto is the most appropriate.
Bhagwat is aiming at something which RSS never attempted in its history. Such daydreaming and megalomania is sure to have a Quixotic climax.
Hindutva enthusiasts suffer from victim hood and rant against other religions. Sri Aurobindo delves into basic questions of human existence.
Even if Indian population turns 100% Hindu - as RSS aspires - aim and meaning of life will torment man for which Sri Aurobindo is the answer.
Mythology corrupts and atrophies thinking. Grounding in Sri Aurobindo's thought allows to overgrow the puerile fascination for fantasy tales.
Carbon footprint or Energy security etc are not the only threat staring at human future. Sri Aurobindo acquaints with Evolutionary questions.
Democracy enables periodical change of rulers and Sri Aurobindo Ashram badly needs a new Head elected by winning hearts of majority inmates.
The country heaves a sigh of relief today with forceful launching of a strong opposition party in the shape of Janata Parivar. Best wishes!
Good that BJP is proceeding in the right path, towards chaos, confusion, and likely disintegration. Mythology & medievalism won't last long.
Some had alerted that Modi victory is not a ratification for RSS but it was overlooked it seems. Communists too had erred on power of Castes.
Kejriwal & Modi have already extracted their first mover's advantage. Nitish Kumar is marking time but knows the power of Castes & Ideology.
Stock excuse for BJP fans for why A is at fault is that why not look at B of C party who is equally guilty. Strange way of justifying wrong!
One felt that Modi indeed has undergone a genuine change of heart & is out to atone for his past sins by concentrating on Development. Alas!
Economists are shying away from labelling the record of Modi Govt's 7-months either as leftist or rightist. Spectre of Hindu rate of Growth!
Ensuring proportionate representation for Muslims in Parliament & Legislatures in line with SCs is essential if India indeed values justice.
The ruling party not having adequate presence of Muslims in Parliament is a travesty of Indian Constitution and an insult to its populace.
Rajya Sabha should be constituted by Muslims, women & other marginalised sections through proportional representation via Assembly elections.
Congress poor poll performance is no endorsement of Hindutva and all young Indians must understand the Evolutionary appeal of Sri Aurobindo.
Mythology and heritage may motivate to a limit. Challenges of future, as Sri Aurobindo pointed out, are deeply psychological and must be met.
Waiting for Godot ended and Hindutva had its peak in May 2014. Now, Godse mythology and such other craziness will drive it to dissolution.
Wild fascination for Kejriwal or Modi proves how the young yearn for better future and Sri Aurobindo shows the way it should be channelised.
We do empathise with enthusiasts who confess that espousing Hindutva characterises them as regressive or communal, but then that's the truth.
Young and educated taking interest in politics means good but politician worshipping implies perversion. Studying Sri Aurobindo imparts why.
Neither @NitiCentral nor @Team_CRI or @SwarajyaMag have been able to mobilise a really coherent and convincing Hindutva narrative so far.
The essence of being Indian and its implications have been delineated by Sri Aurobindo with unmatched insight which the youth must be aware.
BJP winning polls no longer makes interesting news. How far Hindutva expands its area of influence among the intelligentsia is the real test.
Converting some folks to Hinduism is mere statistics. How BJP approaches issues like Ram Sethu or GM Crop will tell its stamina for marathon.
Never forget about the Index of Opposition Unity that is crucial in determining election results. Analysts should be honest about its role.
Lambast the Left, if you must, but belittling the human welfare issues they foreground amounts to throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Hindutva enthusiasts focus on History and keep away from Philosophy whereas Left ideologues sharpen their brains by wrestling with Theory.
The Left welcomes discourse, invites debate but Hindutva is intolerant of views, movies, and human freedom and favours fascist restrictions.
Each field of study spawns its own habitus but the cocktail of history, religion and politics can be heady as Hindutva ecosystem has proved.
@Satyapriyan No religion exists by itself; it's only practitioners what one observes. People's behaviour anyway changes; so does observer's.
@DilliDurAst Are you serious? Before taking such a step, please check Savitri Era Religion. Sound prospects!
Interestingly, #Gharwapsi for those born as Muslim or Christian etc would mean returning to their Mother's womb! How impractical and absurd!
[all religions should have privilege of free exercise and be evenhandedly treated, political ideals are placed first]
[A tale of two Right wings - Hindustan Times]
[A full night's rest isn't what you've been led to believe] -

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sri Aurobindo speaks of global Civilisational goals

No greater irony than instead of following The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo, claiming unwilling Buddhists as Hindus forms a priority.
When one doesn't realise own strength, he fears others. Reading Sri Aurobindo can infuse the inherent strength of India and the Vedic power.
Modi represents the confusion, vacillation, and ambivalence of Hindutva whereas Sri Aurobindo speaks of India's global Civilisational goals.
If the object of Nationalism is power and prosperity, there is no long term assurance on this. Time to understand Sri Aurobindo's Evolution.
Indian polity has suffered much due to Nehruvian, Marxist, Subaltern, and Hindutva narratives. Time now to usher in Sri Aurobindo's thought.
Instead of debating Bharat Ratna award, learn how Sri Aurobindo interprets "ratna dhatamam" (first rik of Rig Veda).
Indian youth must never remain satisfied with mere clapping from the gallery. Sri Aurobindo's SAVITRI invites for Adventure of Consciousness.
Morality or anti-corruption stand are temporary tools. Sri Aurobindo stresses on radical internal changes through Yoga, for enduring effect.
Thinking in line of religious divides is a trap whereas Sri Aurobindo wants us to evince interest in Evolution and Transformation of nature.
Most people are disappointed at Sri Aurobindo's criticisms and reinterpretation of Vedic texts but he had little respect for mere tradition.
Thorough in Western culture and tradition, Sri Aurobindo applied a critical examination of Indian religions and pointed out shortcomings.
Present religions are out of date, Sri Aurobindo was sure. He pursued the Vedic idea of Perfection as a general goal for humanity as a whole.
When we compare the ongoing concern for castes or conversions, Sri Aurobindo clearly stands head & shoulders above with theory of Evolution.
What Sri Aurobindo achieved during his forty years' stay in Puducherry is hardly understood. Apart from Sadhana, he produced robust Theory.
Eminent commentators avoid The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and, therefore, it's for young learners to discover them independently with own effort.
The paradigm The Mother created after Sri Aurobindo's departure has much relevance in India today as various religions are at loggerheads.
Many have developed appreciation for Sri Aurobindo through Twitter interactions and they must also know about Mirra Alfassa, The Mother.
@ranganaathan My request is to avoid extreme language and harsh judgment of important persons of history who were products of their time.
@kickthecorrupt Sri Aurobindo has discussed Max Muller in his famous "The Secret of the Veda" which is worth reading.
@calamur 2014 also happens to be the Centenary year of "ARYA," a Philosophical monthly Sri Aurobindo started on August 15 just before WW-I.
The demand to change the name of Delhi Aurangzeb Road is actually intended to beat the present Muslim citizens of India with a symbolic rod.
Some people seem to be suggesting there should be religion based international armies to fight for their own men (and women) in distress!
@vivekshroff Who prevents Shourie from writing authentic history text books instead of merely criticising and sensationalising peace meal?
@vivekshroff Certainly not and it should be left to the academicians to give their verdict instead of popular folklore or plays and movies.
@vivekshroff No need to follow others nor it's desirable to juxtapose Hitler with Aurangzeb that has the potential of further twisting truth.
@vivekshroff It's for the Govt but I personally feel the status quo should be maintained so that the tension in the full story is available.
@vivekshroff Let's be honest in arguing. I tweeted against demonizing present day Muslims through the pretext of Aurangzeb. This is unjust.
@rnpadukone There might be some lacuna in your supposed Hindu View as you might not be as well read. Hope, you discover more uncertainties!
@rnpadukone I didn't say you are wrong, I said it's simplistic. So no contradiction as your views are as much valid as mine on their own.
@rnpadukone I find your worldview a bit simplistic since there is no such thing as truth and everything is text & its varied interpretation.
@rnpadukone @dkgdelhi Not necessarily. History is a contested place and as assessments differ from age to age all players must be in story.
@rnpadukone @dkgdelhi Those who award Bharat Ratna also name Roads and go for wars. It's the ruler who has the power but looks at votes too.
@dkgdelhi As long as he is firm in history books there should be no objection to remembering him by students through roads, tombs, or forts.
Invoking Aurangzeb for demonizing present day Muslims in India is but crude intellectual terrorism built upon a false religious superiority.
Those who are consistently abusing fellow citizens for their Religion are doing a disservice to their own Religion and Indian Constitution.
Accusing some Religion on the basis of certain sections of a Book is unrelated to majority of followers who never bother about these issues.
Sociological studies on Religion are clear that most people follow their faith quite pragmatically reflecting dollops of overlap with rivals.
@Srichand01 Each country has its own history, tradition, and Constitution and must evolve according to the wishes of its own population.
@Srichand01 No one can alter texts; as long as an individual is not taking the law into his own hands he shouldn't be discriminated against.
Hindutva is being pushed into more and more farcical zones every passing day and the kind of repugnance it emits will lead it into oblivion.
War, terror, or crime must be dealt with appropriately but blaming any specific religion for these is warped logic & absolutely unwarranted.
Ordinance episode proves that BJP has not learnt to be the Ruling party yet despite having won majority in the Lok Sabha. RSS is aeons away!
Emphasis on Sanskrit can mean privileging of Mythology and hence due vigilance is necessary to nurture and bolster Modernity in our country.
Mythology blocks entry of new ideas. Just because a Scientist or Economist endorses Mythology, its validity or utility doesn't get enhanced.
Marxist medicine of "No Religion" is like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Sri Aurobindo opts for the Vedic Evolutionary dialectic.
The sorry state of India today can easily be attributed to lazy reliance on Mythology and Astrology. Let's save the next generation from it.
Astrology and Mythology corrupt the creativity and critical faculty of children. Parents are requested to protect kids from their influence.
Poetry or painting, dance or music, propagating Mythology and privileging it in the name of art and culture must be avoided by the educated.
Mythology has been sustaining the lack of accountability of RSS what Mehta terms "an abdication to an abstraction."
So, @pbmehta can teach a lesson or two to @bibekdebroy or @gurcharandas on #MahaBharata and @mjakbar or @madhukishwar on #RajDharma of Modi.
Erecting ethical paradigms on the basis of Mythological fiction or Movie themes is like building castles in the air or a house of cards.
Not only RWs are seen to be divided as Social and Economic; Hindutva, as Swamy advocates, should split into Soft and Virat. Good days ahead!
Hindutva privileges Mythology and celebrations while neglecting more cerebral areas like Philosophy and analytical thinking. Result shows!
Accredited religions are in short supply in India and once they are available online, people will be able to change their faith as they like.
Politics and Religion, Ethics and Entertainment are components of the Market which, in turn, is part of Ontology like the Climate or Comets.
Twitter must not degenerate into mere war of numbers. Time to nurture sane voices hid in the minority. @timesofindia
@deray Twitter's supposed power is illusory as most have fixed opinions and don't learn from others. Rather, they block inconvenient voices.
Vinoba, JP, & V.P. Singh are 3 luminaries of independent India whose contributions to micro-politics is unparalleled.
Before May, it appeared Modi is abiding by instructions of some on Twitter but now that he is not listening to anyone, they are inconsolable!
India deserves a Prime Minister who is also the leader of his Party. Not yet; 'remote control' has become the norm subverting authorisation.
Anti-corruption rhetoric of Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Ramdev, & Modi etc was thoroughly exposed and found hollow. #Lessonsfrom2014
Kautilyan dictum of keeping mum being the strength of the unwise and Chaucer's to make virtue of necessity

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sri Aurobindo is not wanting in offering theory and guidance

Most of Sri Aurobindo's writings come to us in a much revised and heavily edited form. Matters from different periods are also presented thematically as in the Letters. So, understanding the context before examining any attempt at deconstruction is important. And then, debate on issues raised should be welcome instead of being unduly apprehensive. [TNM55]

Savitri Era Religion drawing inspiration from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the religion of the future & has people from all over the world.
Scientific & Sociological studies owe their findings to diverse human behaviour but that they are Ontologically connected is often forgotten.
India is too large for building as many busts or statues and there shouldn't be any objection if public money or property is not involved.
BJP wants Monarchy back and not Parliamentary accountability. RSS runs on that lines the Head of which is no less than Mythological kings.
It's severely damaging to defer splitting of UP into four separate States just because no one is demanding it vociferously at the moment.
The notion that our future should be validated by precedents and tradition is intriguing. Indians must think Innovation and Experimentation.
Sad that Sri Aurobindo Ashram is in news for wrong reasons. Enforcing election of a fixed tenure based Head for it is a crying need today.
Some seem to be suggesting that there should be an amendment to the Constitution barring Prime Ministers from speaking in the Parliament!
Hindutva enthusiasts display reasonableness on Twitter at times and that's the silver lining amidst RSS push of medievalism and homogeneity.
Modi has undoubtedly wasted seven precious months. Juvenile showmanship doesn't add to prestige; he must reinvent to retain respect for PM.
BJP is no longer what it used to be under Advani and autocratic functioning will take it in the path of destruction. Caution for supporters!
@Srichand01 You are right but the author is proposing that Gandhi attempted to raise Ahimsa to a creed (instead of say, a liberal Syadvad).
No one expected that the integrity of @SurajitDasgupta would decline to such inane level.
It is sad & unfortunate that since 2011 Indians are being continuously fed with falsehood courtesy Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Ramdev, and Modi.
@ngc1729 Sri Aurobindo allows to see a problem in relation to multiple issues leading to amelioration of feeling of injury or victim hood.
@ngc1729 Everyone is free but if somebody has certain grounding in Sri Aurobindo's teaching then his worldview would be better. @drsbasu2115
@ngc1729 What is the right course of action is most important to decide and Sri Aurobindo is not wanting in offering theory and guidance.
RSS is fond of spectacles and large scale mobilisation reminiscent of fascist era. Nothing like a nationwide event involving school children.
BJP is targeting schools directly to extend its reach bypassing State Govts. especially those are unfriendly. Turf war to get dirtier ahead.
@Outlookindia Next, the PM will advise erring CMs to observe Rajdharma!
Sri Aurobindo's Third Dream was World Union. The situation in Pakistan is indication enough for formation of a World Govt. on federal basis.
Kant or Coleridge, Nietzsche or Deleuze, in Sri Aurobindo we get exposed to expression of Integral spirit of humanity
@GreatHeretic Is it compatible with the latest findings of Neuro-
Science etc? How come such an old text has not been superseded?
[@SwarajyaMag @prasannavishy What is Life --- Erwin Schroedinger This small book of 32 pages is a must read. Read it a couple of pages per day & ponder over it.]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sri Aurobindo warns against literal reading

Sri Aurobindo warns against literal reading of old texts. His extensive translations and commentaries on Veda & Upanishads are an eye opener.
Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo enables you to take control of the Present instead of worrying too much about History, Mythology and Rituals.
Right should uphold individual freedom but in India they tend to kowtow before Mythology while Left fights for liberty instead of supressing.
Scholars on either side of ideological isle find Sri Aurobindo problematic and avoid him as he is found subversive to their neat narratives.
Constitution of India offers everyone utter freedom but some fear it so much that they prefer to take refuge under the yoke of Mythology.
There is no greater delusion than professing a Hinduism based on Mythology, Astrology, & Rituals is better & hence others should embrace it.
Fortunately, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have left behind enough intellectual resource & cultural capital to take recourse to escape Hindutva.
@AgentSaffron @HindolSengupta No nation or religion should be a permanent address and man must reclaim his right to choose his destination.
Why the most dominant religion of India should depend upon State support to spread itself is really astonishing. Mythology fails to deliver?
Mythology and Temples perpetuate the Caste system and Indians must mull over how this social monster can be annihilated and justice awarded.
Sad that those under spell of mythology want their kids to be injected with it right from infancy. Indian Culture !!!
While Common Sense provides protection against Mythology, it isn't a sound base for Democracy or Civilisation. Sri Aurobindo, a great help.
Independence came on the day Sri Aurobindo was born (August 15) and he passed away the same year the Constitution of India came into force.
"Swami Dayananda denounced idolatry and ritualistic worship prevalent in Hinduism" and Jyotirao Phule "opposed idolatry and caste system."
@gsurya @rationalketan @sumanlayak @MDPai05 Not Economics, the Nehruvian view of religion, by ignoring Sri Aurobindo, has sapped the nation.
"Man is a transitional being, he is not final" said Sri Aurobindo. Thus Science, Economics, and Politics are in flux.
Sri Aurobindo's thought helps to overgrow Nehruvian juvenility & Hindutva obscurity by imparting a robust Ontology based on Vedic Evolution.
Man's relation to religion, as pointed out by Sri Aurobindo, is a permanent one. So both Hindutva and Nehruvian lines are avoidable extremes.
Despite good intentions, love for four languages is bound to be bogged down. English for reading, Hindi for Music and Odia for talking fine.
@Nimai_Swain Identity is not something fixed, it evolves; it's also traded for advantage in life. So, better to sail with time & technology.
@Nimai_Swain Consequence of unkind course of history & geography plus Market dynamics; emotion not enough to resist favourites of Evolution!
Reading Sri Aurobindo tells alternative motivations of "Male Idiot Theory: That men often do stupid and risky things"
Evolution is about the future and not lamenting over the past. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo award excellent opportunity to pursue Perfection.
Sri Aurobindo was busy writing The Life Divine while "Austria-Hungary competed with Serbia and Russia for territory" triggering World War I.
@GreatHeretic See, from one religion's viewpoint you may be right but one can be magnanimous unilaterally sans any spite towards rival faiths.
@GreatHeretic Those who are chasing political careers through religious mobilisation would act like that but for you and me, we needn't copy.
@GreatHeretic Doesn't help; history of Europe is different. Indian situation is complex and it's upon us to make our Constitution a success.
@GreatHeretic Their Management is facilitated by the Govt. but I don't think any siphoning of funds takes place. If yes it should be stopped.
@GreatHeretic Parliament should discuss this on a priority basis as there would be many angles to the problem. But no one demanding it seems
Indian territory has always been tempting and will continue to be so. War is a perpetual phenomenon, yet love for man must not extinguish.
AIT is defended by @blog_supplement and must be respected, so also Aravindan Neelakandan's @SwarajyaMag articles. 
Brief guide to access Sri Aurobindo's thought structure and its relevance for future Evolution and human emancipation
Nitish Kumar and the proposed SJD, despite all misgivings of the past, are a ray of hope amidst the gloom pervading Indian Democracy today.
While consolidation of all anti-Hindutva forces is welcome, Congress and Left are sure to face isolation/decimation. Tragic but inevitable!
@Lutyenspundit Who is the President of AAP? Do they have any list of Office Bearers, btw? Their Website doesn't show any; seems strange!
Internet Hindus feel ashamed and embarrassed that they have to repeat their pet demands on Twitter though having a majority Govt. in Delhi.
Ashok Malik is advising silence. The other name for censorship or dumbing down; a time-tested fascist tactic to mute dissent or criticism.
@waglenikhil Behind the hullabaloo, awarding some contract or big purchase takes place which generally goes unnoticed. Money surely matters!
2014 is a landmark year in Indian politics that exposed both Modi and Kejriwal's subversive ways to capture power and dumbing down methods.
The year 2014 can be fairly represented by a movie with the proposed title, "Modi, Mehdi, Modiano."

Friday, December 12, 2014

How to benefit from Sri Aurobindo

Left or Right, Centre or Subaltern; Sri Aurobindo is the most sought after voice to cut through theoretical confusion
1. How to benefit from Sri Aurobindo is a complex topic but a few tips can be of help to those with open mind and tons of curiosity to learn.
2. The basic requirement is to be aware about Sri Aurobindo's life history in brief and remember the names of major books authored by him.
3. To look at Sri Aurobindo as a poet, scholar, and thinker at the outset is more profitable than as a Freedom fighter or Spiritual teacher.
4. Synthesising ancient and modern knowledge of East and West was the intention while Sri Aurobindo began publishing ARYA on August 15, 1914.
5. A secret of fast learning is not to compare Sri Aurobindo with others  and voluntarily keep him high above in appreciation on all fronts.
6. Sri Aurobindo might criticise your idols & heroes or oppose your fond theories & ideologies. Stay prepared for such cruel dethronements!
7. Sri Aurobindo's opinions on people and events are invaluable which may not match with popular impressions or politically correct notions.
8. What was Sri Aurobindo's most important task and accomplishment?
The answer is "downfall of Hitler" whom he considered anti-Evolutionary.
9. In "The Future Poetry" Sri Aurobindo has written in detail how he ranked European poets whom he admired and modelled his own poetry upon.
10. Romanticism is said to form the bedrock of Sri Aurobindo's poetry and philosophy while Vedic symbolism validated his Evolutionary thrust.
11. Sri Aurobindo's thought, though embedded in Vedantic utterances, is seen as response to Marx, Darwin, Spencer, Nietzsche, Freud, & James.
12. "Nietzsche," hazards Debashish Banerji, "can be said  to inaugurate  the modern age." ~
13. "Sri Aurobindo’s idea of the superman was derived neither from Darwin nor Nietzche, but from the occult visions"
14. Segall "theories of Schelling and Goethe in Germany, and of Coleridge in England, is already fully evolutionary."
15. Evolution being the cornerstone of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy entails a radically new Ontology involving human origin as well as destiny.
16. The voice of Vivekananda speaking to Sri Aurobindo for a fortnight in the jail gave him a clue towards Supermind.
17. Though seeds of some crucial concepts like Involution can be traced to Vivekananda (as Rajiv Malhotra emphasises), Sri Aurobindo excels.
18. Evolution for Sri Aurobindo means ongoing Transformation of human nature which needs to be accelerated by volitional Aspiration or Yoga.
19. Sri Aurobindo differs with Sayana (and Max Muller) on Vedic interpretation and with Shankara on Mayavada and interpreting Isha Upanishad.
20. Sri Aurobindo's association with and admiration for Lal-Bal-Pal and Bharathi is well known besides his eulogies on Bankim and Dayananda.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gita is a covert means for Mythology

Defending your religion without understanding the essence of it or knowing its malaise is juvenile. Sri Aurobindo endows the power to probe.
Gita is a covert means for spreading Mythology. Rationality demands that Sri Aurobindo's symbolic interpretation of the Veda is followed.
Without understanding the significance of the ancient texts many make the empty claim that the Gita is the essence of Vedas and Upanishads.
Prejudice is part of one's past but wrestling with Sri Aurobindo is one wonderful opportunity to look at the world afresh. @sarkar_swati
Life, History, and Evolution are so entrenched in the writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo that no serious researcher can afford to ignore.
@sarkar_swati Please look at people and events in history through the prism of Sri Aurobindo's viewpoint for more accurate dissemination.
Since general tourism is tied mostly to monuments, Indian mind tends to travel backwards instead of thinking in Futuristic terms & Evolution.
Whenever a Hindutva fellow contemplates something that would bind the nation together, it really means dividing the people by sowing hatred.
Shourie, Malhotra, or Akbar - if one has no hesitation in endorsing a person like Modi at the top then public esteem automatically plummets.
Bypassing Advani has proved to be a Himalayan blunder for the Hindutva movement which has now become a prisoner of international syndicates.
The Adani connection is conveniently overlooked by those who go ballistic over Shourie softcorner for Shekhar Gupta. Such moral high ground!
The same forces who unleashed 26/11 are now controlling Delhi through myriad strings and the public is in dark due to lack of transparency.
Judging Indians through Hindu prism is the greatest folly RSS is busy with to delude its supporters knowing fully well that it's a chimera.
As regards rituals sanctioned by scriptures: [Circular reasoning is of the form: "A is true because B is true; B is true because A is true"]
Let not youthful enthusiasm goad you to support group actions that are ethically abhorrent, no matter how much justified they appear to be.
RW-wallahs pick up issues from pre-Independence period to stoke conflicts which is intellectually dishonest & denotes disrespect for others.
RW worthies certify each other as great intellects and formidable thinkers but ask them about Sri Aurobindo's thought, they draw a blank!
Hindutva know-alls on Twitter are so fearful of Sri Aurobindo that they invariably eclipse references to him whether laudatory or critical.
Religion and Culture are always at war with rivals and do fail like bad brands competing in the Market. Sri Aurobindo is key to stay afloat.
@CatchHRah You may be right but since Ashram publications state "The Mother" as the author, no one else or no other name can own copyright.
Ontology, and not Mythology or Religion, is key to human emancipation and hence The Mother & Sri Aurobindo hold the helm of future Evolution.
Reading Sri Aurobindo's Letters & Conversations awakens to the fact that defending present state of dominant religions is anti-Evolutionary.
@Hitarth1987 The spirited attempt can really boast of substance if Sri Aurobindo's insights can be imbibed showing Evolutionary direction.
Think Civilisation, it's Sri Aurobindo; think Evolution, it's Sri Aurobindo. Be it Religion or Politics there's no escape from Sri Aurobindo.
@the_hindu Away from the MSM glare, the narrative Sri Aurobindo inaugurated in 1914 is slowly occupying the arena as a viable alternative.
Instead of discussing the Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and its superiority, many are just content in remembering a few incidents of his life.
Left or Right, Centre or Subaltern; Sri Aurobindo is the most sought after voice to cut through theoretical confusion
@ariannahuff @HuffPostIndia Fair to begin with Gandhi but the Indian adventure of consciousness is understanding Sri Aurobindo's Evolution.