Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.


Monday, August 31, 2015

The Mother gives a Global aura to Savitri Era

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
No ritual is necessary within Savitri Era Religion as a rule, but some minimalist acts like recitation and offering flowers & incense happen.
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The Relics & the pictures of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped by us and so Savitri Era Religion is not against idol worship, per se
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RSS should hold training camps for its ignorant followers like this. https://twitter.com/pras4net/status/638256088589053952 …
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@ranikhet All of them are pawns of International syndicates.
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East-West synthesis forged by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo gives a Global aura to Savitri Era Religion with followers living in every country.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Savitri Era Religion, with a modern & scientific ontological undergird like The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo, is the most suited for future.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[To be conscious of this Reality and its right relations with /other truths /would then be the law of a perfect life] http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/12/god-the-one-reality#the-divine-eternal-and-infinite …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Sri Aurobindo convinces you of your lofty potential which needs to be worked upon instead of hitching it to any particular leader or Party.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Sri Aurobindo doesn't force his views but arguing with him is essential to clear up the cobwebs of prejudices & superstitions clouding mind.

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From 1907, Sri Aurobindo started preparing true knowledge base of a free India. Imbibing those is the secure way to the future, not Hindutva

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Indian Constitution awards you an independent individuality & free choice. Never mortgage your intelligence to Mythology, Astrology, Rituals

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Noah's Ark to sail through the sea of confusion: 1) Indian Constitution, & 2) The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo http://incarnateword.in/cwsa 

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@Parikramah KW's skewed portrayal of Sri Aurobindo is true. Heehs is accurate http://www.academia.edu/2717177/Sri_Aurobindo_and_Hinduism … @AbhinavAgarwal @harikiranv @jsaideepak
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@jsaideepak [Many people think of Sri Aurobindo as a Hindu, but ...] http://www.academia.edu/2717177/Sri_Aurobindo_and_Hinduism … @harikiranv @sarkar_swati @AbhinavAgarwal
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
It's a matter of great relief that Patna rally today represented 70% of voters. Dharwad Professor's murder puts this in proper perspective.
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Nitish Kumar is trying to balance Lalu with Sonia and Kejriwal and they will be needed more in 2019, as a broad-spectrum alliance necessary.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Patna saw new twist to Indian politics today. Anti-Modi polarization is expected but fresh Oxygen for Dynastic Congress is an ominous sign.

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History, archeology, and Mythology are a passion with many here on Twitter. Please write books on them and don't unload your junk on others.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
I'd like Aurangzeb's name to lie in peace near a road instead of flooding my TL continuously as I am least interested in him or his history.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Can't believe such a salubrious and sleepy town like Dharwad which I visited in April will be in national news for the murder of a Professor.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
From October 30, 2013 at Talkotra Stadium, New Delhi to August 30, 2015 at Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Nitish Kumar is growing stronger & stronger.
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Along with the Road, the Tomb of Aurangzeb should also be renamed so that he is effectively banished from the public memory. No halfway job!
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Instead of moving towards excellence and striving for Global status, Modi fans are insistent on renaming a road. Such pitiable standards!
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It will be the greatest punishment for Dr. Kalam if his name is forever linked to Aurangzeb, a contentious ideological war hovering over it.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@shashiasha There can be greater accused than him waiting to be discovered. Writing is essential. So, all renaming can be done at one go.
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@MDPai05 @bhoopalp @madhukishwar Gandhi was also a British collaborator, if you read @sarkar_swati et al. So, rewrite all history first.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
AAP, BJP, and Congress prove that inner-Party democracy is an impossibility. Imposing a ceiling of 10 to 12 years on tenure is the only way.
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Ideology aside, everyone should watch [How do we rescue Hinduism from Hindutva? "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" has some answers] http://bit.ly/1KTe6rm 

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[active participation of Sri Aurobindo's followers needed to supplement present discourse on socio-political issues.] http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2015/08/gandhi-was-trying-to-uphold-civil.html …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
A woman indicting another woman's conduct is seen in the same spirit as demanding Muslims to speak up against a crime committed by a Muslim.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
The key to solve most problems faced by the world today is to forget about the 20th Century like a bad movie and move on with Common sense.
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Those who are voting for Congress, Janata Parivar, or the Left out of compulsion must get a choice of a national Party to vote against BJP.
It's illogical for 80% of the population to run a one-Party-rule in a large Democracy like India and hence an alternative to BJP is a must.
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@maidros78 Please recommend this gem: सर्वेसांनो जननी भारत by Radhanath Ray http://youtu.be/7BjEDXexUSs 
Linking every festival, cuisine, or even, monuments to BJP is the most problematic phase in Hindu history. Separate Party must for Dissent.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@Sshankara You may be true, but, like others, he too ignores Sri Aurobindo which is not a good sign. Existing theories must be responded to.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@Sshankara Oh, that's like a good student. But Critique is something beyond criticism; taking the work further to probe fresh implications.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@Sshankara Even he needs to be critiqued. My point is instead of just criticising on twitter, even writing blogs with proper argument better.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@Sshankara Arguments should be countered by arguments but no concerted effort to present facts in academic format. Even @SwarajyaMag falters.
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@kiran_patniak Modi Modi na raha, Kejriwal Kejriwal na raha!
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@DrGarekar @Lohana1983 Democracy has nothing to do with equality or reservations. Just selecting/electing the ruler as per people's wish.
Everyone grows and undergoes change. But many on Twitter suffer from the malady that they know and there is no view other than what they say.
Relationships need not be derided just because a crime takes place. No one can understand another's compulsion in behaving a particular way.
More than financial corruption, adhering to democratic norms & being subjected to due process are important areas for all political players.
Is there any connection between Vyapam and Chara Ghotala? Yes, only one is visible at a time depending upon which side of the isle you are.
Even Anna Hazare or Yogendra Yadav fail to disclose funding in public. So accusing any political Party or its leader as corrupt is hypocrisy.
Democracy is hostage to political Parties which, in turn, are hostage to corruption, since State collecting tax is like sex within marriage.
If morality is difficult to expect from all members of a small family then how can the members of a political Party be expected to be moral?
It appears that Modi would be satisfied with one term as his popularity level even among supporters nosedives. Something is seriously wrong!
Those who bitterly complain against Media must check their own TL on Twitter & discover how they themselves have damaged the cause of truth.
Apart from history, archeology, or mythology, it's hard to come across any Modi fan recommending even a book. Terrible anti-intellectualism!
Twitter is a fine medium to throw ideas, joggle them, interrogate them, wrestle with them but Modi fans are intolerant of intellectual probe.
Instead of supporting and valuing independent voices on Twitter, Modi fans run campaigns and cartels to run them down. Utter slavishness!
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Kejriwal brought a bad name for protests and agitations. Modi fans sabotaged a great revolution like Social Media & participatory democracy.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Market is fuelled by asymmetry and Media is a willing partner. Competition alone can't redress it; a robust Voluntary sector is the answer.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Modi is being pilloried for inaction but, as far as Market is concerned, that is his best contribution. Habit of begging from Govt. must go.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Kejriwal joining hands with Nitish ends an era of chaos and uncertainty unleashed in 2011. But Hardik Patel episode has added a new enigma.
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@dikgaj Your emphasis seems to be on the military, a valid ground. Sri Aurobindo, OTOH, invokes the vedic imperative. http://savitri.in/blogs/light-of-supreme/posts/17-the-battle-in-the-veda-and-in-savitri …
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@dikgaj If we demand more from persons who are dead and gone, it's pointless. They are to be accepted as they are at the academic level. But...
@dikgaj I can assure you at the personal level that if you really study Sri Aurobindo in some detail, he will far surpass your expectations.
@dikgaj How many teenagers gave life or opted for spiritual life are all recorded now but how these can enter your articles is the question.
@dikgaj This impression was popularised through Ghare Baire (novel and movie) but the role of the historian is to dig deeper. @sarkar_swati
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@dikgaj Particularly, on this topic of Gandhi vs. Revolutionaries, Sri Aurobindo coming to the picture is inevitable. He needs to be quoted.
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@dikgaj You are entitled to your own estimate of Sri Aurobindo, but in history writing, Sri Aurobindo, as a public person, deserves mention.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@dikgaj Thanks for responding in such detail but somehow it went tangential. My specific request is for quoting Sri Aurobindo's own comments
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@aruaugust [LET PPL DECIDE. Not u.]
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@aruaugust People are free to choose, they don't need my tutelage. Nor would I like them to be under some collective yoke like Hindu unity.
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@aruaugust I said if 80% people come under one party then Democracy collapses; it virtually becomes One-party-rule. That's the apprehension.

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@aruaugust Democracy is about individuals who coalesce voluntarily into political parties one of which is elected to rule. Nothing Hindu.
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@DivyaSoti My rationale is this without making any distinction between cultural & political, which leads to monopoly https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/636467080175312897 …
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@DivyaSoti China? One party rule. Erstwhile USSR, they also claimed to be a democracy!

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@DivyaSoti Why do you say so? I have posed a grim scenario. You are a scholar, you must problematise and come out with possible solutions.

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@dikgaj Humanities in India has almost ignored Sri Aurobindo and, I hope, the same pattern is not continued by you, in your current studies.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@dikgaj Sri Aurobindo's Evening Talks provide valuable insights into events and people which must be put under lens as to any farsightedness

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@dikgaj While appreciating your recent articles on Gandhi etc, I find that without references to Sri Aurobindo they remain factually flawed.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Sri Aurobindo was working on this project 100 years back, was busy writing several books at a time. Promises a certain change via Evolution.

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Indian Constitution is a dream, has inherent contradictions, & hence won't be realised fully unless there is transformation of human nature.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Constitution of India is the shelter under which we live & define our interrelations. So it's the primary duty of each citizen to beef it up

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[spiritual riches ... a power for the journey and a force of battle. For the sacrifice is a journey, a progression] http://savitri.in/blogs/light-of-supreme/posts/16-vedic-journey-of-the-angirasas-and-aswapathys-travels-of-the-worlds …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Without questioning the intention of those who are campaigning for Hindu unity, it's essential that they discuss implications for Democracy.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Democracy empowers each citizen to act on his own while call for Hindu unity seeks to bind him under collective initiatives & coercive norms

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
As Hindus form 80% of population their unity would mean one party rule & capitulating before religious stipulations sans scientific scrutiny

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Caste welfare can be a bona fide concern within the Indian Constitution but Hindu unity is absolutely disruptive of Democracy and diversity.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Those who put Hindu unity & dominance above respect & tolerance for all Indians don't value Democracy. No remedy within Indian Constitution!

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Contention issues should be decided by voting in Parliament. Similarly, referendum on major moves of national importance should be the norm.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Two principles should be uppermost in our minds instead of demanding things from Govt. Market through competition, and Democracy by voting.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Despite exponential growth of Media, many feel dismayed since they fail to realise that Paid-media or Crony-capitalism are normal to Market.

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Thus all talk of Swaraj, equality, reservation, civilisation, Hindu consolidation, etc are all part of the Market with enormous economic say

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If we tentatively equate Evolution with Market, it seems to have no compulsion to bring about equality among different sections of people.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@agniveer Let's not allow past definitions to prevent future possibilities emerging from the present fermentations.

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Just like holding a stock also constitutes a decision like sell or buy, inertia & inaction contribute a lot to economy but hard to quantify.

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Since competition is pivotal to Markets, fragmentation on castes, religions, & languages lines erect multiple levels besides economic basis.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Many moan about a utopian free market but I consider the present state of India, warts and all, as the best example of a Market Economy.

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@AgentSaffron Dalit leader @shantprakash is spearheading a Movement Against Reservation as it has become a bottleneck for their upliftment.

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A person's name is just an identification and it shouldn't be deformed to mock him. Let proper nouns and proper spellings retain integrity.

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@AgentSaffron Naya agnostic Hindu !!!

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[On 25 October 1936, Sri Aurobindo sent Amal Kiran the first sixteen lines of Savitri as it then stood.] http://savitri.in/library/resources/richard-hartz-on-savitri/symblism-of-night-the-symbol-dawn …

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[In Savitri Sri Aurobindo seemed to take a story right out of "Faerie" to symbolise what he had in mind for humanity] http://savitri.in/library/resources/richard-hartz-on-savitri/symblism-of-night-the-symbol-dawn …

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Hindutva can be described as the most secular version of Indian tradition and Sri Aurobindo seeks to rescue it by endowing with Vedic seeds.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Spotting excellence is one of the most challenging & demanding aspect in any pursuit of excellence. No wonder so few recognise Sri Aurobindo

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Misusing one's energy & technology just for the sake of empty musings might not seem unusual but from life's aim point of view, it's futile.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
One may not perceive the negative aspects but whenever a hint arrives, it must be examined in all seriousness and appropriate lessons taken.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Many want to appropriate Sri Aurobindo within the Mythological narrative and silence him but his forty volumes speak. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa 

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Those who are upset with linking my political preference with Sri Aurobindo are free to present their interpretation instead of advising me.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
To ignore how Left has delved deep into the question of human alienation, possibility, and emancipation is flippancy. Sri Aurobindo furthers

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In an intellectual environment where rule of law is sought for its utilitarian role of guaranteeing free market Sri Aurobindo teaches ethics

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Many are exited about Saraswati River but have no idea how Sri Aurobindo visualises it as the source of inspiration and a tool of meditation

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
The most important aspect about Sri Aurobindo is how his views match with that of The Mother. From Veda to Savitri, they press an adventure.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Past is never a template for Sri Aurobindo. From poetry to politics, he churns the best of history to extract possible catalyst for future.

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Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo is a process, a possibility and being within its circle of influence provides an opportunity, yet unimagined.

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Think of the thousand ways in which you are benefited by the Market, Democracy, and Liberalism. So, defending them is no less a sacred duty.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Market crash is mistakenly, and mischievously, portrayed as a debacle whereas it provides some most opportune moments for fresh investments.

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@sarkar_swati No fixed formula how one evolves, but IMO your history writing is a much loftier service to Mother India than shrill activism.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Hindutva must extricate itself from victimhood and refrain from perpetual whining. Reading Sri Aurobindo helps in developing Critical Reason

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Putting blame on past events and persons responsible for the same is an easy & lazy habit instead of engaging with present to remedy future.

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That transposing poetic, fictional, Monarchical, premodern value-system to a democratic environment is fraught with problems isn't cared for

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Western theories are being taught in Indian Universities for the last 200 years but Hindutva proponents pretend ignorance & quote Mythology.

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Hindutva love for ancient India and the Kings is well known. Systematic training in liberal values is needed to get rid of feudal attitude.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
By promoting slogan against liberals, Hindutva is doing enormous damage to itself by shielding criminal and antisocial forces within itself.

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Instead of examining issues on merit, a blanket condemnation of liberal values by Hindutva enthusiasts smacks of herd mentality and rigidity

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Even the erudite within Hindutva camp spreading the notion that being Secular or Liberal is a bad thing is injurious to the Nation's health.

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[Sacrifice of the Veda is an occult transaction between the individual & the universal Powers, mortal & the Immortal] http://savitri.in/blogs/light-of-supreme/posts/14-sacrifice-of-the-veda-and-the-surrender-of-savitri …

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[Csikszentmihalyi’s book offers a pointer: Happiness must be prepared for, cultivated and defended privately] http://mintonsunday.livemint.com/news/why-is-it-so-difficult-to-be-happy/2.4.269845568.html …

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[The foremost reason that happiness is so hard to achieve is that the universe was not designed with the comfort of human beings in mind.]

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[Sri Aurobindo and The Mother lent a spiritual aspect to the land. The influx of their devotees make the city a cosmopolitan destination.]

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[a compilation of Sri Aurobindo's lights on the third quartette of the four Ashramas of the Indian system of culture] http://savitri.in/blogs/bhawani-bharati/posts/08-the-four-ashramas …

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Mythology, history, and archeology are considered the most vital areas of scholarship by Hindutva proponents. They also call it Right Wing!

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Evolution, Consciousness studies, and Posthumanism are cutting edge areas where Sri Aurobindo has significant things to say. Indians aloof!

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Those enjoying settled life in small cities & towns are likely to support Hindutva. Fairs, festivals & feasting are all that they have to do

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
It was amusing to note Gupta invoking Roy who was exactly a Century behind Sri Aurobindo. Good intentions; proof, how people love mythology!

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Modern thought has been thoroughly churned in the West which Sri Aurobindo further undergirds with Vedic insights & Evolutionary imperative.

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Ideologically, both Congress and BJP are failures, but they offer a contrast for theoretical exploration of politics based on Sri Aurobindo.

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Considering the spate of anti-Congress tweets, it seems that BJP sees an opportunity to win all the 40 seats allotted to Congress in Bihar.

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@Sheks65 Past is not a guide; Constitution provides for amendments. Nothing is more legitimate and powerful than Democracy, not even Dharma.

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@Sheks65 It's Democracy; no options here, nor sermons. Scotland referendum should form an ideal template and philosophical justification.

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It's a shame that Bundelkhand and Vidarbha have not been granted separate Statehood yet. Regional demands for identity must be respected.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Ideally, India should be a confederation of about 100 States purely based on the people's consent and a few States opting to be independent.

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Worst scenario for fans is when Modi is praised by sickulars (sic) for some action (or, lack of it) in consonance with his Nobel aspiration.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Nothing amuses more than the deep consternation of the Modi fans at the state of the Nation & the contorted way they vent their frustration.

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[to emphasise the Indian personality, Gandhi took his anti-western stance too far, to the dismay of Tagore and Nehru] http://evergreenessays.blogspot.in/2005/11/gandhi-fought-against-foreigners-and.html …

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@chinmaykrvd Please avoid referring to physical attributes. Thanks.

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[But proclaimed from a forum that abjures street sloganeering for solemn sophistry, the choice of words unfortunate.] http://rainbowther.blogspot.in/2009/06/forum-that-abjures-street-sloganeering.html …

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Sri Aurobindo, who wrote defying the Colonial oppression, should serve as a better guide on the tenets of free speech http://swarajyamag.com/ideas/freedom-of-speech-must-be-absolute/ …

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Sri Aurobindo offers the best explanation of reality and everyone must internalise that instead of parroting some favourite, faulty picture.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@ScrewedbyState Freedom is a superstition and, as Sri Aurobindo underlines, the world is moving ahead as per the intention of Evolution.

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So it turns out that the name Hubballi is corruption of Bāhubali, so majestically portrayed by the record breaking movie. Renaming justified

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
There is a huge misconception that people learn history from school text books. Fact is, people are more concerned about present and future.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
TV mimics many roles of Parliament but they are meant to be content. 800 members representing 80 crore voters denotes a different dimension.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Restoring its legitimate place in being the pulse of the people & hub of apex consultations to the Parliament remains a challenge for India.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Democracy & Parliament are like living in a large joint family. The Prime Minister can't simply get rid of them by preferring a nuclear one.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Addressing large rallies is as important as animating the Parliament as a round the year political chaupal, even when it's not in session.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Parliament is a consultative forum; nothing more democratic than physical mingling with political adversaries and lending an ear to them.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
The Prime Minister of India is intended to be a product of the Parliament who acts as per its wishes. PMO & NSA obviate and negate the link.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Ever since Brajesh Mishra was appointed as the first National Security Adviser, the working of the Constitution of India has become warped.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[NCERT guidelines are full of recommendations for telling lies to children, or for not telling them the truth at all] http://www.thelivesofsriaurobindo.com/2015/08/battle-for-indian-history-how-to-fight_22.html …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[My first attempt to approach money as anthropological inquiry was a Malinowski lecture (‘Heads or tails? - 1986).] http://thememorybank.co.uk/2015/06/15/the-limits-of-naivety-for-the-study-of-money/ …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[people in futures markets are nobetter than gamblers making guesses, much like tipsters inthe horse racing business] http://adamsmithslostlegacy.blogspot.com/2015/08/another-false-prospectus-for-suckers.html …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[Sri Aurobindo's lights on the first of the three quartette of the four purusharthas of the Indian system of culture] http://savitri.in/blogs/bhawani-bharati/posts/06-the-four-purusharthas …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[a compilation of Sri Aurobindo's lights on the second quartette of the Chaturvarnya of the Indian system of culture] http://savitri.in/blogs/bhawani-bharati/posts/07-the-ancient-chaturvarnya-and-the-later-caste-system …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[Sri Aurobindo is neglected as literary critic. Because people considered him as saint but not as a poet of eminence] http://www.indianruminations.com/featured-stories/aurobindo-the-first-indian-english-critic-of-poetry-dr-sandipan-vitthal-wanve-maharashtra/ …
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[to reduce the voluminous works of Sri Aurobidno to a simple Hindu Nationalism is a failure of hermeneutic integrity] http://marketime.blogspot.co.uk/2006/08/sri-aurobindos-writings-have-been.html …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[Sri Aurobindo, Jeffersonian in matters of liberty,Marxist in matters of equality,Gandhian in his view of fraternity] http://marketime.blogspot.co.uk/2006/08/sri-aurobindos-writings-have-been.html …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
THE MEANING OF VARUNA [We have the word Varuna from a root which means to surround, cover or pervade.] ~Sri Aurobindo http://varuna.org.in/about-varuna-m/meaning-of-varuna …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Plenty of jingoism on Twitter but they seem juvenile. The root case of Indo-Pak animosity has to be resolved once for all, today or tomorrow

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
If Kashmir is the issue and the Prime Minister takes some initiatives, then the nation should be one to back him for the sake of posterity.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@BHPanimalwatch If one reads the articles on Gandhi and the Revolutionaries, for instance, do you find problems apart from the authors?

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@BHPanimalwatch Shouldn't their recent works be judged separately from their usual personalities motivated choice of topics notwithstanding?
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals serve the need for cognitive closure but Philosophy helps by acquainting with more ambiguity & complexity.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Mothers go through multiple childhoods along with children & run the risk of undergoing regressive episodes later in life. Philosophy helps.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Tradition & childhood memories exert a disproportionate longing for nostalgia during alienated & stressful mid age years. Philosophy helps.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@BHPanimalwatch Hope, you use revisionism in a positive sense. Or, any issues?
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
[Despair & Modernity: Reflections from Modern Indian Painting by Harsha V. Dehejia, Prem Shankar Jha, Ranjit Hoskote] http://www.amazon.in/dp/8120817559/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_W-Y1vb0GC4QWD …

Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Interesting when Modi fans are forced to vent their opposition to Govt decisions in a circumvent manner by carefully choosing the syllables!
Twitter should dispense with the Favourite button as it's a worthless feature and diverts user's attention without any commensurate benefit.
Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
Correcting our own history like @sarkar_swati and team is much more relevant than Rajiv Malhotra whining against West http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2015/08/neither-development-nor-corruption-it.html …


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gandhi was trying to uphold Civil Society values

There is nothing more precious for us than Sri Aurobindo's works. However, I'm not very enthusiastic about compilations. Let's take the example of Letters on Yoga. Without historical context and the conversational setting, the reader misses much of the charm. Besides, Sri Aurobindo's own words may not be quite apposite for specific current issues.

The solution I have in mind is to secure articles on various problems from present disciples to create anthologies. Let people muster courage to speak out sans the compulsion of citing Sri Aurobindo and without resorting to verbosity. Let's say it clearly that the solutions The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have foreseen are far away, and so, we must come forward to think about the present issues, ourselves, like rest of the world is doing.

Thus, active participation of Sri Aurobindo's followers is necessary to supplement present discourse on sociopolitical issues. If you can get one article each from ten different writers, that would be a more interesting and relevant book. [TNM55]

A. Gandhi

Gandhi has come under attack recently through a series of articles in the Press for being unsympathetic towards the Revolutionaries resorting to violence during the freedom struggle. These well documented works seek to portray Gandhi as a tacit collaborator of the British and hence undeserving of reverence as Father of the Nation. The Revolutionaries, obviously, are treated with sympathy and awe. On the face of it, this reading seems genuine and close to patriotic sentiments, which is fair. But there are other aspects when examined in more detail.

The crux is the context. What the Revolutionaries were engaged in was perhaps justified because they were fighting against the Colonial rule, but Gandhi was trying to uphold Constitutionalism and Civil Society values that are valid even after independence. From this angle, Gandhi's statesmanship qualities seem to far surpass the patriotic heroism of the Revolutionaries. So any rigid stance on this matter violates basic ethical subtleties.

B. Rajiv Malhotra

Plagiarism charges against Rajiv Malhotra has attracted wide attention recently. Malhotra is known for his books on Indology where he disputes the Western viewpoints and supplies alternative readings sympathetic to native culture and history. In his latest book, he cited several passages from a Western author some of which are not properly attributed. Upon being charged with plagiarism, he, instead of apologising, preferred to justify it by saying that the Western authors too borrow ideas from Sanskrit texts without attributing. Thus, a person who is expounding on Dharma was found to be wanting in adhering to basic publishing ethics, egged on by supporters on religious lines.

C. Ramdev

Ramdev is a famous yoga-guru with followers all over the nation. Sometime in 2011, he started speaking political language and undertook fast against corruption along with his supporters in Delhi. Later on, he came out openly in favour of BJP and campaigned actively for its Prime Ministerial candidate. However, once the elections are over, he became silent about blackmoney and any wrongdoing by the Govt. Two objections here: 1) He used his influence upon people as a teacher for political purpose, and 2) He leveraged the whole episode for furthering his business interests. Thus, there was clear compromise on the ethical front. [TNM55]


Friday, August 21, 2015

Neither Development nor Corruption, it is Democracy vs. Fascism

Tweets 8/19 2015
Einstein, Whitehead, Bergson, and Sri Aurobindo http://t.co/xKIF9JjI0Q Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
8/20 2015
#WorldUnion Day today as declared by The Mother (Third Dream of Sri Aurobindo). Let's all pray and aspire for Unity, Mutuality, and Harmony.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo identify Hitler as the greatest adversary of human civilisation. Men and events in history be judged accordingly.
Now reading The Clasp of Civilizations by Richard Hartz of Sri Aurobindo Ashram on #globalisation and #religion.http://t.co/Vm5goBu7rq ] Retweeted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra
[his thigh was broken. Nobody knew or knows much about the superhuman work Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have done] http://t.co/I62VzpJF3F
Hindutva supporters admire Hitler, Subhas fans also are oblivious of his grave error but Sri Aurobindo knew the truth http://t.co/I62VzpJF3F
Sri Aurobindo was meeting only The Mother & a handful of desciples, was writing in seclusion but also fighting Hitler http://t.co/I62VzpJF3F
@_YogendraYadav No overnight solutions. Corruption is within everyone; Sri Aurobindo calls for transformation of human nature via Evolution.
An impression is being spread that there is no other corrupt person apart from Lalu. Utter hypocrisy to be under such simplistic delusions.
@pras4net And someday, you will believe me!
[for one Lajpat, a hundred Lajpats will arise. Let them hear a hundred times louder your war-cry - Jai Hindustan.] http://t.co/r1cUUmCMOY
@SavitriEraParty thanks for speaking up for the safety of our children in #SaveMirambika don't let the management malign SriAurobindo's name] Retweeted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra
[The third dream was a world-union forming the outer basis of a fairer, brighter and nobler life for all mankind.] SA http://t.co/xCyB92ChKD
@India_Policy @chinmaykrvd The invisible force behind is the Left under the stewardship of Yechury who is a Harkishan Singh Surjeet acolyte.
@GarodiaVinay The present Mirambika crisis and the earlier Heehs imbroglio prove how coming together under one political set up is necessary
Congress with its inexhaustible resources has taken over the Bihar election management for Nitsh. Also, a test case for Rahul coming of age.
Remembering Ram Mohan Roy or Jyotirao Phule occasionally serves Civilizational impetus, but the right name for the future is Sri Aurobindo.
Many on Twitter lack intellectual integrity and are either prejudiced or paid. So, why blame politicians for corruption who fight elections?
[it has become standard practice for BJP leaders to duck tricky queries by referring to the UPA’s performance] @TheStatesmanLtd Edit.
The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, while synthesizing the East and the West, emphatically steers clear of Buddhist & Hindutva straightjackets.
@swaraj_abhiyan Abhiyan or Movements can avoid corruption which is not possible for a Party as it will fight election. So form a Party first
@swaraj_abhiyan Revolution and religion are both interested in a crowd so that people make money from each other under its benevolent banner
Present issue in the country is neither Development nor Corruption. Let it be drilled into everyone's head that it is Democracy vs. Fascism.
Absolute honesty & integrity is scarce even in an Ashram. Demanding corruption-free environment in politics is either hypocrisy or utopian.
Understanding the present context by overlooking what happened a decade back is essential for clarity on Bihar. All must back Nitish Kumar.
[Aurobindo has become a modern exemplar of inclusive values inherent in Hinduism by allowing linear progressive time] http://t.co/K888CDTbaJ
8/21 2015
When one finds people changing focus and searching for genuine course, then, there is no reason for being distraught. http://t.co/FzlGpeHaIG
@sarkar_swati @Un_Spin Commendable quest for facts, but the word judgment disrupts the discourse signaling the fact that there are no facts!
Goel or Gandhi, no respite from biting facts: A Daniel come to judgement! http://t.co/8HMpvdo6yp


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Einstein, Whitehead, Bergson, and Sri Aurobindo

Tusar Nath Mohapatra @SavitriEraParty SRA-102C Indirapuram Ghaziabad
Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother. https://t.co/hSicPxwb5Q
264 Following 536 Followers 24,831 Tweets Joined Twitter 4/14/12
The war we bear daily on Twitter
Arise out of misguided ideologies. 
Men are prone to falling prey when young
And carry them all their lives.
Hundreds of books delineating the greatness of Sri Aurobindo but their message don't percolate to Twitter. Proactive learning methods, a must.
[A great spiritual pressure is making itself felt in all human affairs; old norms & tried-out forms are fading away] http://t.co/3T5gWtsaOl
Even vis-à-vis Science, Sri Aurobindo questions preferred paradigms and claims empirical legitimacy for logic of supra-physical perceptions.
Conflicts between religions are nothing but a result of false understanding of defective Cosmologies. Sri Aurobindo settles them all deftly.
Hindutva is not interested in debates and avoids the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. Instead, some Kalam clones are very dear to its supporters.
I purchased a desktop in 2005 and in 2011, iPhone bought at same price replaced all its functions. Sri Aurobindo has similar potentialities.
Like without Darwin, Nietzsche, or Freud, Sri Aurobindo's philosophy would lose much of its punch. Marx meets his worst foe in Sri Aurobindo.
Reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is enough but understanding their historical context & genealogical aspects has added charm.
When Einstein was venting his exasperation on meeting Whitehead and Bergson (1921-22), The Mother & Sri Aurobindo had established Knowledge.
After The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's writings, all the philosophies & scriptures of the world have become defective in their knowledge content.
Don't shy away from a critical comparison between writings of Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo with clinical precision to know right direction.
Words have power and Sri Aurobindo's writings can change the thinking of modern day Indians to shed Hindutva unreason & Marxist rationalism.
Barring a handful, Hindutva supporters did not pay any formal homage to Sri Aurobindo on August 15, this year on Twitter. Seems due to fear.
[To learn for the sake of knowledge, to study in order to know the secrets of Nature and life, to educate oneself..] https://t.co/2gfdaAJQFN
Sri Aurobindo did his best to endorse Cripps proposal but was ignored. Present generation also too unmindful of what he says. Not good sign!
India is yet to become equal with other advanced nations but Sri Aurobindo has endowed it with a task which needs to be pushed with vigour.
Learning is the key to take this nation ahead and not by chanting Hindu-Hindu & indulging in all kinds of hedonism in the name of festivals.
Hindutva enthusiasts must plug their intellectual deficiency by reading a little bit of Western philosophy along with Sri Aurobindo's works.
I don't feel it's my fault if others don't care to read Sri Aurobindo attentively or refer to his opinions on matters of national importance.
A person half my age might have many factors for supporting Hindutva or Modi but he must listen to opposite views carefully/benefit of doubt.
In Odisha, for instance, Hindutva has no relevance. People are already neck deep in Jagannath cult. Only issue that can click is Governance.
Congress failure and Janata debacle led to BJP upswing. But to remain politically relevant, BJP must come out of the Hindutva apron strings.
Mandir issue was responsible for turning good argument on its head and Hindutva has not recovered since then. No alternative to ethics/logic.
Hegel and Kierkegaard, Baudrillard and Merleau-Ponty http://t.co/d7yEQcljid Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.