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Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake on February 17, 1600. https://t.co/nVZQcsquGc
Every situation or event will have at least four different types of response; of the Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras and many others overlapping of course. The Veda brings out this distinction which unequivocally becomes the cornerstone of Sri Aurobindo's contention.
My original contributions to understanding or interpreting Sri Aurobindo can be summarised under a number of heads:
1) Against Hindutva, Mythology, & Astrology
2) Vedas against Rituals
3) Against Vivekananda
4) Espousing Modernity & Democracy
5) Nationhood to States & languages.
Accumulation of more and more memory can disorient a person and hence nature helps us to forget by erasing brain cells. If a joint family grows too big, then tragedies become everyday affair tormenting all its members. India with its abnormal level of population must get divided.
I don't watch TV but so many tweets against NDTV proves that it is serving the function of the principal Opposition party in a Democracy to its level best when the role of Parliament is actually getting increasingly eclipsed with the possibility of redundancy or even obsolescence.
"This meant a continuous thinking, a high and subtle and difficult thinking on several lines, and this strain, which we had to impose on ourselves, we were obliged to impose also on our readers," wrote #SriAurobindo but his followers unfortunately love to be at picture-book level
Prabhu Sri Aurobindo came along with a galaxy of geniuses: poets, philosophers, artists, and inventors to prepare the field for the Supramental consciousness. Many came before him too so that the contrast or tension becomes amplified. Need to understand this difference and forte.
It's always necessary to remember the shape of Indian map on August 15, 1947 to understand that India is not an integral whole and being deaf to regional self-determination is counterproductive. Graduating to a model like EU is the only way to avoid an ugly, USSR-like, situation.
That's not fair as we are talking about theory only. Each person has to find his way through the maze of propositions and interpretations; nothing is self-evident in this world, I presume.
Many philosophers of Jewish ancestry have displayed exemplary sensitivity owing to acquaintance with the religious texts whereas in India the Veda stands neglected despite Sri Aurobindo's valiant efforts for decoding its true connotations. This is one area where scholarship fails.
Life in the West is much more ordered and less complex than in India, I suppose, which perhaps is the reason for its philosophers like Levinas or Rawls to present such profound conceptions of man. But lack of adequate examination of Indian society is a drawback of their theories.
I'll be happy if you can locate some writings to show that someone has read Sri Aurobindo adequately. Quotation or inspiration can't be seen as sufficient ideological anchor. RSS in any case is accused to be confused. Still, your optimism itself should give hope. @singh_shreepal
Agree, but reverence for Vivekananda is fundamental to RSS ideology, a legacy of Golwalkar, himself. On the contrary, I'm of the opinion that Vivekananda like other popular gurus is a barrier or even antithetical to understand and appreciate Sri Aurobindo. https://t.co/X7CGFPqhOA
There is a reason why Congress, RSS, or other political forces are averse to Sri Aurobindo. Of course he doesn't command any vote bank but as an icon also no one is interested in him. Lack of awareness is the primary factor but no deep ideological engagement is major contributor.
Sri Aurobindo migrated to Puducherry in 1910 and Tamil helped him to untangle many knots in understanding the Veda. Indian languages have enormous power and potentialities for driving human excellences and creativity further in the path of Evolution. All they need is nationhood.
Took VRS at the age of 45 and engaged myself in many types of activities which would have been simply impossible had I continued with PNB till retirement. Developing skills for deriving enjoyment from diverse experiences is the key without of course earning money as top principle
Packing everything within 24 hours is the real problem. Jobs should be for 4 hours a day with every 4th day a holiday. Designing professions with ample considerations for quality of life and variety is important. Getting rid of the myth of gender equality is also equally crucial. https://t.co/kNWpoWIBdQ
Odia cinema: They live on https://t.co/DTsQRV7mzG Odia films trivia that will blow your mind, Odisha Sun Times May 10, 2016 Taranisen Pattnaik @TaraniTrotter How puritanism is hurting the cause of Odia, Odisha Sun Times Jun 11, 2018 Shyamanuja Das @OdiaCulture https://t.co/tV8jBhohLA
Eminently pertinent how @drsbasu2115 and @santoshk1 are interpreting Sri Aurobindo's various perspectives on the matter which need to be grappled with vigorously by academicians as well as those literate politicians. https://t.co/SfyzsFjwXT #FiveDreams #WorldUnion #SriAurobindo
So sagaciously summarized by @Janamejayan today which everyone must read a thousand times to get freed from the megalomania of a British Empire. https://t.co/SYKlz6sBhk #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Outrage will die down after a few days but the appeal of languages won't. Respecting each language and coronating them with nationhood is the only lasting solution to the Colonial legacy we have inherited. Waking up to Sri Aurobindo's words on this score is an insightful pointer.
An excellent thread which should be mulled over over and over again in future LitFests instead of discussing inanities and focussing on fake celebrities. Really knowledgeable persons can invigorate discourse and show ways to creative destruction for a genuine benevolent situation https://t.co/5xz0iVZ67j
The Life Divine is obviously Sri Aurobindo's response to Evolution but draws basic principles from The Secret of the Veda further elaborated in The Human Cycle and The Ideal of Human Unity. Optimism for humanity turns environmental concerns for our planet significant severalfold.
The Synthesis of Yoga and Essays on the Gita by Sri Aurobindo are excellent for explication of concepts or ethical principles but debatable as texts with some central message or firm ontological framework. The Life Divine, duly revised and expanded by him, holds that rare honour.
Intellectual integrity is integral to Integral Yoga enunciated by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Devotional fervour often makes way for Overmental powers and forces but right intellectual conviction can ensure adequate insulation against such downfalls. Primacy of Aspiration pivotal
Embodied existence within a social circumstance entails dealing with objects and their utilitarian aspects. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never denounce them and even insist on work as the apt locale for yoga but hoping for transformation through reforms and modifications not sound.
You want war? But how it's possible without more soldiers being killed? Mourning every morning?
Savitri Era: Patra is good, Mohapatra better https://t.co/HaixojPCl9 [give to our heart and mind a titan’s strength, a titan’s energy, to our soul and intelligence a god’s character and knowledge] #SriAurobindo #TheMother #TheLifeDivine #FiveDreams #WorldUnion #SAVITRI @NathTusar
The transmission of the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is largely academic in nature. Their interdisciplinary implications rather fall mostly at the postgraduate level or above. https://t.co/PmxmQYNQEW #TheHumanCycle #TheIdealOfHumanUnity #TheRenaissanceInIndia #SAVITRI
Sri Aurobindo rewrote countless canons of Indian philosophy and psychology ably integrating them with thought currents of the day in the West. His synthesis verily is the acme of acumen that waits for a wider reception. https://t.co/irUF1E1uTe #TheLifeDivine #TheSynthesisOfYoga
No one should occupy office for more than two terms and twelve years in aggregate. Don't vote for those who have already served two terms.
Why maintain a separate IST and INR? Why can't India switch to GMT and adopt Euro? 24X7 life surely needs a common currency and single time.
I love reading Western philosophy but mercifully could not develop any attraction towards their fiction, movies, or music, not even poetry.
Why the Western music seems like a rollercoaster journey while our Hindi evergreen old movie songs are so neatly symmetrical is beyond me.
Zero attraction for TV serials, Cars, or Cricket is also something which I consider as a blessing. The time obviously is consumed by Twitter!
As a child I had promised to myself: No cosmetics and no narcotics which continues to be in force. So, many assume me to be ten years older.
Grey hair is also a good teacher. It alerts to be socially responsible so that one is saved from the temptation of stupidly playing younger.
Community life suffers a lot due to disproportionate reliance on cosmetics especially by women who feel younger & avoid normal conversation.
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[we have to achieve a fourfold transformation: economic, social, cultural and spiritual. In this compilation of quotes from Sri Aurobindo’s writing, the prophet of the Life Divine reveals a glimpse of the ideals we have to realise in our future world.] MSS https://t.co/xyNCIjPplo
[Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Buddhism says only Prakrti exists, Vēdānta says only Purusha exists https://t.co/MKAhsybRkY @vakibs @NathTusar https://t.co/ngz1JPZkwe
[The Quarrel of Reason With Itself: Essays on Hamann, Michaelis, Lessing, Nietzsche by James C. O'Flaherty http://t.co/LwzfRjeyvV via @amazon
[The psychological bases for tribalism persist even when people understand that their loyalty to their nation, skin color, god, or sports team is as random as the toss of a coin, writes Robert Sapolsky. https://t.co/git1yqazcG
[Gravitational waves will settle cosmic conundrum-Measurements of gravitational waves from approximately 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade will definitively resolve an intense debate about how quickly our universe is expanding, according to new… https://t.co/njhaqFicwi
[Philosophy: What exactly is a black hole?-What is a black hole? A philosopher shows that physicists use different definitions of the concept, depending on their own particular fields of interest. - https://t.co/egFJqRhJRm