Friday, May 24, 2024

Transformatory paradigm of 1914

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007) and Founder Savitri Era Religion (2006) 

It's undeniable that India has lost respect during the Modi tenure. While he was trying his best to act as a seasoned statesman through his costumes, lack of intellectual muscle was apparent. The ideology his party represents is medieval and obscurantist. The lost ten years, alas!

I don't agree that Modi is autocratic or megalomaniac by nature. He used these methods to gain supremacy in the party. Indira Gandhi had to split Congress. Modi was in a similar situation and rivals were many. But not addressing a press conference spread his image as an ignorant.

Like Indira Gandhi, he tried to draw power directly from the people by bypassing the party. He showed that he is not accountable to media. All part of image build up. But when ennui sets in and fatigue occurs, votes also dry up. Perhaps that stage has arrived thanks to democracy.

This is the fourth revolution I'm witnessing. I supported and worked for the JP movement. I also supported the nationwide campaign of V.P. Singh. I had supported Kejriwal's agitation for a while. Present electoral fight for unseating Modi, accentuated by DR's videos, is momentous. 

Congress has started pondering over ideology and seems willing to rectify past mistakes of eclipsing many streams of thought. Still neither Congress nor Hindutva can be relied upon for a right kind of narrative. Savitri Era Party is trying to incorporate Sri Aurobindo's viewpoint. 

Many educated Indians have wasted precious years of their lives by chasing the mirage of Hindutva ideology. They should rethink their priorities in the wake up electoral loss. Savitri Era Religion (2006) and Savitri Era Party (2007) are right avenues for all with modern mentality. 

Reading the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo gives clarity on things and raises the quality of one's perception. Old narratives start fading and new possibilities open up. Savitri Era Party has been offering this alternative since 2007 and many have benefited from its campaign. 

Sri Aurobindo was missing in the school text books as a result of which two three generations couldn't know about him. Media coverage of him too was negligible. Books and journal articles never quoted him. Politicians were totally unaware of him. But I know for the last 60 years.

Sri Aurobindo shouldn't be compared with Vivekananda, Tagore, Subhas, or Gandhi. Nor with Ambedkar, Savarkar, Lohia, or Periyar. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine without any connection with any past religion or philosophy. Worshipping other gods is forbidden.

Unlike the Socialists, Communists in India were against the castes. But, interestingly, they have been together in fighting BJP which took up the Hindu plank. Thus, Mandal vs Kamandal war continues. Besides, BJP couldn't enrol the secular and liberal section of Hindus of Congress. 

Sri Aurobindo wrote The Life Divine when uncertainty and incompleteness were in vogue through Quantum physics. They also crept into philosophy through Deconstruction and postmodernism. The evolutionary schema of Sri Aurobindo is also open ended but it's firm on Harmony as outcome. 

The basic principle is our equality as human beings and citizens of a democratic country. Spreading hatred against others in the pretext of some tribalism can't have a better validity. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo represent human unity and world peace. Following them can transform.

Two books of Sri Aurobindo are very important. They are, The Life Divine and The Synthesis of Yoga. It's not necessary to understand the content but just reading them page after page can bring a very different kind of experience. Many don't believe in spirituality but it changes.

Many devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo feel that politics is dirty but to vote for the right party is also a responsibility. I have been making it clear that Hindutva is opposed to our ideal and authoritarian tendencies of Modi are anti-democratic in nature. Change is needed. 

After many years, this lane in front of our flat saw some repairs. May be due to elections.

This may not be the first election to be fought on social media but the rise of the YouTube channels as the voice of the opposition has been phenomenal. Their growth has been organic and in a fiercely competitive environment. Alternative viewpoints are indispensable for democracy. 

Economic issues are more dominant in this election than emotional issues like religion. Secondly, the threat to Constitution has become a significant talking point. BJP has atrophied by being enamelled by Modi who has no worthwhile qualities except acting. Let's pray for a new PM. 

Savitri Era Religion is a global phenomenon. Countless people worldwide have been inspired by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and their direct disciples who were both scholars as well as devotees. Savitri Era Party too doesn't insist on borders when seeking human unity and world peace. 

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo shouldn't be identified with Ashram, its branch in Delhi, or different Centres. Each place has some good features but also some undesirable aspects. So learning from books is the best way in this path. Lots of videos also are available. 

In the ontology of Sri Aurobindo, the world and all that is happening in the flow of time are seamlessly Divine. History, therefore, has evolutionary significance. But when it comes to yoga, willful forgetting has many advantages. In politics too selective amnesia is a necessity.

Followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo don't have read the traditional Sanskrit texts or books of Western philosophy. The Secret of the Veda is the most original contribution of Sri Aurobindo which needs to be digested by all Indians. Mythology and rituals are rendered outdated.

Congress had corrupted the minds of people in the last century and Hindutva has corrupted the minds of the people in this century. Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and reading their books is the only way for acquiring the right worldview and narrative.

Apart from the Partition, the Constitution of India divided the country into two factions of citizens. The Scheduled Castes and Tribes and the rest of the people. India can never become a modern nation unless everyone is entitled to equal treatment. Creamy layer shouldn't benefit. 

Everyone is an expert on Advaita Vedanta. They are also aware of Kashmir Shaivism. But reading The Life Divine of Sri Aurobindo can teach much more than the traditional commentators. Understanding the inner significance of Veda is also crucial for a complete ontological picture.

Political philosophy and politics are two different arenas. Theoretically all sorts of ethics can be signalled but in practice things don't work out that way. The reason being involvement of human beings who are work in process. Sri Aurobindo's yoga and spirituality is a catalyst. 

Elections are entertainment too. Saw thousands of people on both sides of the road as a roadshow was underway. Massive mobilisation of people. Money and power hold the sway and not any independent judgement of an individual. So, to call it as the wisdom of the crowd is debatable.

Ramdev and Kejriwal's agitations prepared the ground for Modi's ascent. Riots and Mayawati's division of votes in UP enabled him to become the Prime Minister. So the mandate was not earned by him. But greatness of Hindutva throwing such a person for the top post is disappointing.

Savitri Era Party respects Western philosophy and the Enlightenment values that have shaped the Indian Constitution. The history of democracy as a Western product is also of paramount importance. It also appreciates Bengal Renaissance for creating the foundations of modern India.

Savitri Era Religion is the most suitable religion for the future. The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo provides the best intellectual and emotional satisfaction. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine is the best protection from the tyranny of mythology and rituals.

Hindutva supporters don't recognise the preeminence of Sri Aurobindo and always try to show him as one among many others. They also don't give any importance to The Mother. Savitri Era Religion and Savitri Era Party endeavour to rectify such a narrative by establishing uniqueness. 

As it's becoming more and more clear that Congress will be a part of the next govt at the Centre, Savitri Era Party is buffeted by mixed feelings. While riddance from Hindutva and Modi is a great relief, there's nothing to expect from Dynasty vis-à-vis The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

Hindutva has many voices and different ideological nuaces are being added continuously. But unfortunately there's no systematic presentation of the ideas or any authorised version of its vision. Absence of competent scholars and lack of foundational books makes it a free for all.

Sri Aurobindo's writings are full of intellectual stimuli in different disciplines of Humanities. So, academic scrutiny of his ideas will continue. But the role of devotees is different. Knowing various implications of his philosophy is important, but it's subordinate to loyalty.

Followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo suffer from a lot of confusion and, hence, are unable to express their opinions freely on this platform. My posts don't have much reach as a result of which people are wallowing in their own ignorance. Some pose as scholars without reading.

There was no Internet and there was no money to buy books. Going to listen to a lecture were few and far between. A few periodicals were there which satisfied the intellectual hunger. Now all books are available online but people are reluctant to read. Genuine appreciation absent. 

So many people put all their eggs in Modi's basket. They thought he would be there for ever but when the chickens come home to roost, it will leave a bad taste in their mouths. Irrespective of the outcome of the elections BJP has undergone transformation during the last one month. 

Many Hindutva hardliners have been criticising Modi and, in that sense, Modi can be considered as a liberal. But his one man show for building charisma has created an atmosphere of autocracy. There's no other formula for winning elections and, hence, political dynasties flourish.

The theory that Gandhi represents the aspirations of most Indians is wrong. Savitri Era Party (2007) has been opposing AAP, BJP, and Congress on firm ideological grounds. Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the only way for fruition of #FiveDreams broadcast on August 14, 1947. 

The most essential book to know Sri Aurobindo is, Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo by Nirodbaran. His other books are Sri Aurobindo's Humour, Sri Aurobindo for All Ages, Sri Aurobindo - A dream-dialogue with children, and Memorable Contacts with The Mother.

Many here exhibit exemplary creativity and confidence but lack an equally sound ideology. Most Indians haven't read Sri Aurobindo's books leading to an intellectual anaemia. Savitri Era Party (2007) has been recommending the right ideological formulation based on his #FiveDreams.

Political parties work for their own interests but analysts and intellectuals offering patently partisan opinions is not conducive to a vibrant civil society. Universities are cauldron of freedom of expression but how to distill truth and objectivity is also their responsibility.

Around a dozen channels are predicting Modi's downfall although there's no empirical data to support. Young leaders in UP and Bihar seem to have an edge. These two States will decide the results. But the Dynasty has many demerits and, therefore, running a coalition won't be easy.

When Mamata Banerjee accused the monks of BSS, RKM, and ISKCON for indulging in politics, it must have some truth. It's unfortunate that many devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are supporters of Modi. Savitri Era Party has been showing the right political direction since 2007. 

I was born in a Hindu family but developed distaste for mythology and rituals from an early age. After knowing about The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in 1964, I accepted them as god. For legal purposes, I started Savitri Era Religion in 2006. Also formed the Savitri Era Party in 2007.

Most people are busy with their careers and social relations which tend to mould their philosophical or spiritual orientations. But followers and devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo need to take care not to be swayed by popular sentiments. Not to worship other gods, essential.

All this seems to be an ad campaign for the car! 

Many Hindutva supporters feel relaxed now as the chance of being relieved from carrying the Modi burden during the last twelve years brighten. Many had very high hopes of India achieving glory on a Hindu template but that has been proved false. So time to return to Sri Aurobindo.

Development is a valid political goal but from the evolutionary ontological view competing with other nations in economic or military terms may not be an assured enterprise. The same is true for Varna diversity or disparity. Reading Sri Aurobindo’s explanations can clarify doubts. 

Karma is an important theme in both The Life Divine and Savitri. Even The Problem of Rebirth remained incomplete and unrevised. So deriving any firm view on it from Sri Aurobindo is difficult. Thus the only dependable thesis is Exclusive concentration or The logic of the Infinite. 

This election gives a good indication that the 20th century history has scarce relevance today. New ideologies and priorities have to be forged in view of the changed circumstances. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, however, had foreseen such a transformatory paradigm way back in 1914.

YouTube news is flourishing due to the elections and, especially, because there is no conspicuous wave for any side. So, it's a field day for speculations with spices like RSS withdrawal thrown in. The kind of crowds seen in UP and Bihar is not possible without RSS participation.

Savitri Era Religion, which believes in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine, has millions of devotees all over the world. Savitri is an epic by Sri Aurobindo which deals with the futuristic theme of conquering death. The Life Divine by him predicts social harmony. 

Democracy is a good thing. The idea of people electing their ruler is highly comforting. But the modalities of election process is not that innocent. The system of addressing huge rallies amounts to performance and logistics on industrial scale. Electronic or digital media better. 

Prapatti was instrumental for dissemination of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy throughout Odisha which boasts of thousands of Centres today. When I came to Bhubaneswar for College studies, I got to attend many meetings w.r.t. Birth Centenary celebrations of Sri Aurobindo.

My mother tongue and medium of instruction being Odia, I haven't read, practically, any text in Sanskrit. Grounding in Sri Aurobindo’s writings rendered all that's available in Sanskrit redundant. Thus Sanskrit is dispensable in the modern environment. One can learn Odia, instead.

Bengali educated persons can be appreciative of European languages but are indifferent towards Odia. Hindi songs are widely appreciated in Bengal but not an iota of sympathy for Odia music. The popular Rangabati song has been remade in Bengali instead of enjoying the original.

With access to Web, I started Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) in 2005, when online coverage of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo was poor. I also launched Savitri Era Religion (2006) and Savitri Era Party (2007) to give a formal identity to an alternative narrative running since 1914.

Sri Aurobindo wrote The Life Divine and The Human Cycle for understanding the world intellectually. I have been interpreting current affairs in this light under the banner of Savitri Era Party since 2007. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo represent human unity and harmony and not hatred. 

Sri Aurobindo has explained seven types of ignorance and not reading his books can be considered as the eighth category. They can be forgiven; "but thrice woe to them" who have read but, deliberately, try to misinterpret to suit their political preference.

ଶ୍ରୀଅରବିନ୍ଦଙ୍କ ଭକ୍ତ ହିସାବରେ ମୁଁ ୨୦୦୫ ମସିହାରୁ ହିନ୍ଦୁତ୍ବ ବିରୁଦ୍ଧରେ ମତବ୍ୟକ୍ତ କରିଆସୁଛି। ବିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ଧାରାରେ ଏହାର ପତନ ନିଶ୍ଚିତ ଏବଂ ଏହି ନିର୍ବାଚନ ଫଳାଫଳରେ ତାହା ପ୍ରତିଫଳିତ ହେବ ବୋଲି ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ସୂଚନା ମିଳିଲାଣି। ଯେଉଁ ଦଳମାନେ ଏହି ମହାଯାତ୍ରା ପାଇଁ ଏକାଠି ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି ସେମାନଙ୍କ ଶତ ଅପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣତା ସତ୍ତ୍ୱେ ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ।

ମାସେ ହେଲାଣି ମୁଁ ଶହ ଶହ ୟୁଟ୍ୟୁବ ଦୃଶ୍ୟବନ୍ଧ ଦେଖିସାରିଲିଣି କିନ୍ତୁ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ରାଜନୀତି ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ଆଲୋଚନା ଆଦୌ ନାହିଁ କହିଲେ ଚଳେ। ଦଶ ବର୍ଷ ପରେ ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଓଡ଼ିଶାକୁ ଏକ ନମ୍ବର କରିଦେବେ ବୋଲି ଯୋଉ ଆଶ୍ବାସନା ଦେଲେ ତାକୁ ମଧ୍ଯ କେହି ଖାତିର କଲେ ନାହିଁ। କିନ୍ତୁ ସମ୍ବିତ ବାବୁଙ୍କ ଦୟାରୁ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ନାଁ ଡିବି ଡିବି ହୋଇ ବାଜିଲା।

ଦିଲ୍ଲୀରେ ଯଦି ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ହେଉଛି ବୋଲି ଜଳ ଜଳ ହୋଇ ଦେଖାଗଲାଣି ତାହେଲେ ଗୋଡ଼ାଣିଆ ହେବାପାଇଁ ବ୍ଯାକୁଳ ହେବାର ଯଥାର୍ଥତା ଆଉ କୋଉଠି ରହିଲା? ହଁ ଯଦି ଦମ ଅଛି ତେବେ ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ଦଳଟିଏ ଗଢ଼ି ଲଢ଼ିଥିଲେ ମହତପଣିଆ ସାବ୍ୟସ୍ତ ହୋଇଥାନ୍ତା। କିନ୍ତୁ ଆମରତ ଏକ ବିଚିତ୍ର ପରିସ୍ଥିତି! ବନ୍ଧୁତ୍ବପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତାରେ ଫଳାଫଳତ ଆଗରୁ ସ୍ଥିରୀକୃତ।

ନୂଆ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଓ ନୁଆ ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ନିର୍ବାଚନ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଜନସାଧାରଣଙ୍କ ପାଖରେ ସୁବର୍ଣ୍ଣ ସୁଯୋଗ। ହାତରୁ ଖସିଗଲେ ପୁଣି ପାଞ୍ଚ ବର୍ଷ। ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ରକୁ ବଞ୍ଚାଇବା ନିତାନ୍ତ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ। ଗୋଡ଼ାଣିଆ ଭାବ ଛାଡ଼ିବାକୁ ପଡ଼ିବ।

ଶ୍ରୀଅରବିନ୍ଦ ବେଦର ନୂତନ ବ୍ଯାଖ୍ଯା ପ୍ରଣୟନ କରି ଜଣାଇଲେ ଯେ ଉପରଠାଉରିଆ ରୀତିନୀତି ପଛରେ ରହିଛି ଚେତନା ସ୍ତରରେ ଆସ୍ପୃହା କରିବାର ଆହ୍ବାନ। ତେଣୁ ସାଧାରଣ ଭାବରେ ଆନନ୍ଦ ଉତ୍ସବର ଯେଉଁ ସାମାଜିକ ପ୍ରଥା ସବୁ ଘତରେ ପଡ଼ିଯାଇଛି ସେସବୁର ପୁନର୍ନିରୀକ୍ଷଣ ଦ୍ବାରା ଯଥାର୍ଥ ତାତ୍ପର୍ଯ୍ୟ ହୃଦୟଙ୍ଗମ କରିହେବ। ଶ୍ରୀମାଙ୍କର ବାଣୀସବୁ ଶିକ୍ଷାପ୍ରଦ।

ମରଠା ଶାସନର ନିର୍ଯ୍ୟାତନା ଏବେବି ଓଡ଼ିଆ ମାନଙ୍କର ଜନମାନସରୁ ବିସ୍ମୃତ ହୋଇନାହିଁ। ପୁଣି ଥରେ ଓଡ଼ିଶାକୁ ଗୁଜୁରାଟୀ ମାନଙ୍କ ହାତରେ ଟେକିଦେବା କେତେଦୂର ଯୁକ୍ତିଯୁକ୍ତ? ନିଜର ସ୍ବାଧୀନତା ଓ ସ୍ବାଭିମାନକୁ ଜାଣିଶୁଣି ଜଳାଞ୍ଜଳି ଦେବା କୋଉ ବୁଦ୍ଧିମାନର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ? ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ଶିକ୍ଷିତ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତିଙ୍କର ଆତ୍ମମନ୍ଥନ କରିବାର ଆବଶ୍ୟକତା ରହିଛି।

ଓଡ଼ିଆ ହିସାବରେ ମୁଖ୍ୟ କର୍ତ୍ତବ୍ୟ ହେଉଛି ଅଣଓଡ଼ିଆ ନେତାମାନଙ୍କୁ ସମ୍ମାନ ବା ସମର୍ଥନ ନଦେଇ ସ୍ବାଧୀନ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ପ୍ରାର୍ଥୀ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ଜିତାଇବା। ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ର କେବଳ ରାଜନୈତିକ ଦଳମାନଙ୍କର କ୍ରୀଡ଼ାଭୂମି ନୁହେଁ। ସାଧାରଣ ଲୋକଙ୍କର ମଧ୍ୟ ସମାନ ଅଧିକାର ରହିଛି। ତେଲିଆ ମୁଣ୍ଡରେ ତେଲ ନଢ଼ାଳି, ପ୍ରକୃତ ସମାଜସେବୀ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ଭୋଟ ଦେଲେ, ଧାରା ବଦଳିବ।

ବହୁ ବଡ଼ ବଡ଼ ନେତାଙ୍କୁ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର କରି ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଦଳସବୁ ଭୋଟ ମାଗୁଛନ୍ତି କିନ୍ତୁ ଶ୍ରୀଅରବିନ୍ଦଙ୍କର ଆଦର୍ଶକୁ ଭିତ୍ତିକରି ଏ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ରାଜନୀତି ହୋଇନାହିଁ। ଯେଉଁମାନେ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା, ନୈତିକତା, ତଥା ଯଥାର୍ଥ ଗଣତାନ୍ତ୍ରିକ ମୂଲ୍ୟବୋଧ ଉପରେ ବିଶ୍ୱାସ କରନ୍ତି, ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ସାବିତ୍ରୀ ଇରା ପାର୍ଟିର ଅଂଶବିଶେଷ ହେବାପାଇଁ ନିମନ୍ତ୍ରଣ ଜଣାଉଛି।

ସାବିତ୍ରୀ ଇରା ପାର୍ଟି

ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା, ନୈତିକତା, ତଥା ଯଥାର୍ଥ ଗଣତାନ୍ତ୍ରିକ ମୂଲ୍ୟବୋଧ

ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ରର ପୁନର୍ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠା ସକାଶେ ଜନସାଧାରଣଙ୍କୁ ଏକ ରାଜନୈତିକ ବିକଳ୍ପ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିବା

ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷାର ସଂରକ୍ଷଣ ଏବଂ ରାଜନୀତିରେ ଅଣଓଡ଼ିଆ ମାନଙ୍କର ଆଧିପତ୍ୟକୁ ପ୍ରତିରୋଧ କରିବା

ସାବିତ୍ରୀ ଇରା ପାର୍ଟିର ଟିକେଟ୍ ବାଣ୍ଟିବା ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ନାହିଁ। ଯେ କୌଣସି ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ସମର୍ଥନ ଯୋଗାଡ଼ କରି ନିର୍ବାଚନ ଲଢ଼ି ପାରିବେ। ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ରର ପୁନର୍ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠା ସକାଶେ ଜନସାଧାରଣଙ୍କୁ ଏକ ରାଜନୈତିକ ବିକଳ୍ପ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିବା ଆମର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ। ତାଛଡ଼ା, ଅଣଓଡ଼ିଆ ମାନଙ୍କର ଆଧିପତ୍ୟକୁ ପ୍ରତିରୋଧ କରିବା ମଧ୍ୟ ସମୟର ଡାକ।

ଗୋଟିଏ ଛୋଟ ନିୟମ ମାନିଲେ ବହୁ ସମସ୍ୟାର ସମାଧାନ ହୋଇଯିବ। କୌଣସି ଅଣଓଡ଼ିଆ ନେତାଙ୍କୁ ସମ୍ମାନ ବା ସମର୍ଥନ ଦେବାନାହିଁ। ଯାହାଙ୍କର ବାପା, ମା, ସ୍ବାମୀ, କିମ୍ବା ସ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଅଣଓଡ଼ିଆ ତାଙ୍କୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ସେହି ଶ୍ରେଣୀ ଅନ୍ତର୍ଭୁକ୍ତ କରାଯିବ। ଅଣଓଡ଼ିଆ ବକ୍ତା ମାନଙ୍କୁ ସଭାସମିତିକୁ ଡାକିବାନାହିଁ କି ତାଙ୍କୁ ଦେଖି ଆନନ୍ଦରେ ଗଦ୍ ଗଦ୍ ହୋଇଯିବାନି।

ଉତ୍କର୍ଷ ଜୀବନ କିଭଳି ହେବା ଉଚିତ ବା ଉନ୍ନତିର ଯଥାର୍ଥ ସଂଜ୍ଞା କଣ ତାହା ଏପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଠିକ ଭାବେ ସ୍ଥିରୀକୃତ ହୋଇପାରିନାହିଁ। ସ୍ଥାନ-କାଳ-ପାତ୍ରର ବିଭେଦତା ନେଇ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ମତବାଦ ସୃଷ୍ଟି ହେବା ସ୍ୱାଭାବିକ। ଏହି ପରିପ୍ରେକ୍ଷୀରେ ଶ୍ରୀମା ଶ୍ରୀଅରବିନ୍ଦଙ୍କ ଶିକ୍ଷା ଅନୁଧ୍ୟାନ ସାପେକ୍ଷ। ରାଜନୈତିକ ଦଳମାନଙ୍କର ଦିଗଦର୍ଶନ ଛଡ଼ା କିଛି ଅଛି।

ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଓଳିଆ: ହେ ବିନ୍ଦୁ ବିଦାୟ

ମୁଁ ଗତ କିଛି ଦିନ ଭିତରେ ଲେଖିଥିବା ଡାକ୍ତି ଗୁଡ଼ିକର ସଙ୍କଳନ। ପାଠକମାନଙ୍କୁ ପୁରୁଣା ପୃଷ୍ଠାଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ଆଲୋଡନ କରିବାକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଅନୁରୋଧ। ତୁଷାରନାଥ ମହାପାତ୍ର, ଏସ.ଆର.ଏ.-୧୦୨-ସି, ଶିପ୍ରା ରିଭିଏରା, ଇନ୍ଦିରାପୁରମ୍, ଗାଜିଆବାଦ - ୨୦୧୦୧୪ ଉତ୍ତର ପ୍ରଦେଶ ଫୋନ୍: ୯୬୫୦୦-୬୫୬୩୬

Monday, May 13, 2024

Events are divine intervention

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo's philosophy took a decisive turn

Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007) and Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, UP

India must be reclaimed as belonging to its people and not any one religion or caste. Savitri Era Party follows the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo which teaches universality and harmony. Both Marxist and Hindutva narratives need to be thrown out.

Savitri Era Religion worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and believes that all past religions based on mythology and rituals are going to collapse. Reading The Secret of the Veda clarifies why spirituality and adventure of consciousness are evolutionary.

Many erudite people will attribute the downslide of BJP to its neglect of core Hindutva issues but a more rigorous intellectual scrutiny would point to the direction of Sri Aurobindo. BJP did exactly the same as Congress to Sri Aurobindo and his #FiveDreams. Consequences follow!

June 4 will end all the fun and hence now is the time for all speculation and wishful thinking. Modi evidently has forfeited his right to be the PM through his spiteful utterances. BJP may choose a Bengali as the next PM if it comes to power. Nitish Kumar can hold INDIA together.

Good reading material can shape mind. So the first step is to avoid Vivekananda. Then resisting to read R.C. Majumdar, Ram Swarup, Sita Ram Goel, or Arun Shourie is necessary. One can start with a book on Sri Aurobindo by Roshen Dalal. The Secret of the Veda by him is a must read. 

Follow The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and join Savitri Era Party. That's the best way to serve the country. Reading their philosophy amounts to collaborating with evolutionary force for descent of Supramental consciousness. This is one field where India can show the path to the world. 

Ambedkar is a renowned intellectual but he had no chance of reading Sri Aurobindo. His followers, consequently, are ignorant of Sri Aurobindo. Savarkar, similarly, was indifferent towards Sri Aurobindo, and as a result, his admirers are driving the country in the wrong direction.

After Modi fiasco, Hindutva will implode. Its intellectuals are already in disarray. No concrete benefits can be shown to have been achieved. The image of India has gone down drastically as espousing medieval obscurantism. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the savior in such a case.

Lakhs of people have been misled during the last two decades. Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) has been active since 2005 to correct the Marxist and Hindutva narratives. The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo aims at Vedic evolutionary immortality.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine and are unrelated to any past system of mythology or philosophy. Even, their own writings and conversations don't adequately explain their divinity, but the faith and devotion of their followers has been a growing phenomenon.

BJP can perform much better if Modi resigns and a new leader executes course correction. Otherwise, Modi is helping Dynasty to capture power. Modi should realise that his shelf life has expired and people are being repulsed by the foul odour. No one can be PM forever and he won't

Savitri Era Religion is obliged to him for his illuminating verdict in the Auroville case. [A Marxist in the Supreme Court: Justice Chinnappa Reddy]

Savitri Era Religion is meant for all those who worship The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and refrain from paying obeisance to other gurus or gods and goddesses. Savitri Era Party however is for all who oppose AAP, BJP, and Congress and resist Hindutva and Left. 

All available indications suggest exit of Modi. That would be a great development for Indian democracy. Brazen promotion of personality cult coupled with blind sycophancy by educated people has become a blot on image of modern India. Savitri Era Party has been demanding two terms

All life is yoga means all life is a constant and continuous search for spirituality. Each one's path and pace are different. One learns from, and grows with, all kinds of circumstances. Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, under Savitri Era Religion, forms a dependable anchor.

Watching videos on The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has become common but reading their books has multifarious advantages. Even holding a book is better than reading online. Strong intellectual development and critical reasoning is important in this path. That's being a fit instrument.

Crimes can be investigated but the sociological dimensions, in all their hues, should also receive adequate interrogation. That's where Humanities scholars are important and not the outrage types. A step further would be to consult the yogic insights of Sri Aurobindo, his poetry.

RSS justifiably is more aligned to RKM than The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Savitri Era Religion is drastically different from the priorities of Hindutva. In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo has explained the futility of mythology and rituals. A must read

With his crude remarks towards a section of the citizens, Modi has downgraded himself considerably. Sri Aurobindo wrote The Human Cycle and The Ideal of Human Unity to describe the kind of future he is interested in. Savitri Era Party invites all to follow

Many learned persons fight for Hindutva and India but unfortunately they haven't read Sri Aurobindo's books. They also find fault with other religions. In his The Synthesis of Yoga, Sri Aurobindo has shown the commonality of different spiritual traditions.

Supreme Court awarding added legitimacy to marriage rituals is ridiculous. It should favour modernity and invoke Sri Aurobindo for understanding the hollowness of rituals and the institution of priests. Lifestyle choices should be free from the stranglehold of outdated religions.

Google News has become staid. Shuffling of stories is very poor. YouTube rather has become a more vibrant informer of news and analyses. A system of showing latest uploads instead of highest viewed can make it more dependable. But misleading captions are a big nuisance in YouTube. 

Any theorising on Indian politics should consider Indians as Indians and not merely Hindus. That's the basic flaw.

Sure, Dear Emperor! Godspeed!

Reading wrong books can corrupt your mind and corrode your intelligence. Listening to provocative podcasts can rob you of sanity by turning into a fanatic. Earning a sound background in the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo therefore is the safest course for young Indians.

Should be forgiven as experiment with truth of the age of Internet.

Philosophy helps to understand the macro view as against the immediate street view. Empirical evidence therefore is not a sure guide for arriving at the truth. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo exhorted to open towards the inner reality of things and the interconnectedness of our lives.

When Sri Aurobindo was deeply involved in political activities, The Mother was receiving guidance in occultism from Max Théon in Tlemcen, Algeria. Sri Aurobindo had left Kolkata in 1910 and The Mother came to Puducherry to meet him on March 29, 1914. Savitri Era Religion was born. 

I don't know how far your diagnosis is accurate but your desire for Peace seems to be sincere. I don't have any solution to offer but since I have read the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo I believe strongly that they alone are the solution. They have clearly predicted Harmony. 

Modi promoted personal aura as he understands well that BJP on its own is not capable of capturing power. He won elections with the help of unusual circumstances but today almost everyone in BJP is against him. Further, he prefers defeat to anyone else from BJP becoming the PM.

All political parties and different religions are championing their own narratives. Savitri Era Party and Savitri Era Religion, similarly, have very clear agenda. Indians must understand that there is no other way of achieving harmony than following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

Adding Sri to the name of Sri Aurobindo is as important as mentioning The Mother before his name since both are the one Supreme Divine. Looking at him from the political or historical perspective is less important than his adventure of consciousness or quest for Vedic immortality. 

When a Chief Minister allowed a mob to forcibly demolish a Masjid, the Constitution of India got demolished. Similarly, when a Chief Minister was arrested on presumptive crimes, the Judiciary was demolished. Citing mythology for ethics has no meaning if such instances perpetuate.

Those who are most concerned about diversity are also very particular about their own ecosystem. So, ultimately, it's about human nature, self-interest, and tribal instincts. Ideologies based primarily on socioeconomic issues can't be successful since the evolutionary aim differs. 

Every detail of Sri Aurobindo's life has been documented and published. Many books have already been written on him. So, what do you want now? One has to accept him as he was and not judge him on the basis of some imaginary template.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo stressed on evolution as a means for a better future thereby ending the debate on existence of god. The Hegelian concept of time and history got its due justification. A new teleology and panpsychism took root. The Vedic aim of immortality was rekindled. 

Having lived under the rule of all Prime Ministers, I rate V.P. Singh as the best. As the nation goes for the Third phase of Lok Sabha polls today, let's pray for a new Prime Minister who matches his ethics and compassion. A person from grassroots without any false metanarrative.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine who have been giving an intellectual as well as political alternative since 1914. Indians must understand its significance and evolutionary inevitability and apply it in all spheres of life. Current leaders are ignorant of it.

India has been suffering since 1990 in the wake of the temple movement. The best ideology to counter Hindutva is Sri Aurobindo. But neither the Congress nor the Dalits realise this truth as a result of which BJP manages to hoodwink the people. Savitri Era Party spreads awareness.

@bijli @Krupakar_m @RupaSubramanya @nilanjanaroy So the solution is to go for self-study of Sri Aurobindo's works whatever one's profession.

Coming in contact with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's teachings sixty years back was like a revolution. The changing landscape of life through its various phases hasn't dented that feeling. Today when we are listening about AI so much, Supramental consciousness seems more relevant.

End of Modi rule will also be the end of Hindutva and he will be remembered for sabotaging it. Young persons will no longer fall prey to the propaganda machine of RSS. Let's hope that genuine interest in Sri Aurobindo develops and mere economic issues don't dominate our politics.

It's unfortunate that Sam Pitroda is being criticised on flimsy grounds. Anyone can notice the resemblances that he talked about and people don't understand that taking umbrage rather amounts to being racist. In any case Savitri Era Party has been demanding Sovereignty for States. 

I'm from Odisha and in the family we discuss that we look like the Chinese, to some extent. I don't know how it's insulting to my existence. When I came to Delhi, I found the physical appearance of the people here to be drastically different. I thought it may be due to Alexander!

To say that Modi is megalomaniac and narcissistic in nature may not be accurate since he used these strategies for capturing power and eliminating his rivals and adversaries in party. His campaign was modelled on Obama and he knew the power of optics well. Political compulsions!

Many in the Hindutva camp are happy. They are good at criticism but their own govt provided very little scope. When an INDIA govt becomes a reality on June 4, they can go hammer and tongs. Whining and lambasting is what they can do so well. But after Modi, BJP is going to split.

Hindutva has been a threat since 1990, but became widely acceptable due to Kulkarni Doctrine. Modi, however, has emerged as an independent threat. His comparison to Fascism or Hitler may be unfair but his style of functioning and language is abhorrent. His exit is a great relief.

A general misconception is that all religions or philosophies are the same. There might be some truth in it but to ignore all new streams may not be prudent. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have created a new path for the whole mankind which all politicians should follow. #SavitriEra

So many have identified Modi with India, Hindutva, or BJP so much that they feel crestfallen. It's like an After Nehru who? moment. Now that he is going in a month, RSS ecosystem is working hard on a best scenario situation. It will certainly want to keep Dynasty out. So Kejriwal

Savitri Era Party (2007) is opposed to AAP, BJP, and Congress. Savitri Era Religion (2006) worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine. Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - 2005) has been striving for propagating Sri Aurobindo's philosophy which is unparalleled.

Only the followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are aware of the significance of evolution vis-à-vis current affairs or history. Secular or rational approach is to look at events as determined by human beings but a devotee of Savitri Era Religion takes it as divine intervention.

Election results can go either way and speculations will continue till June 4. Defeating Modi is good for democracy and the country. Interestingly, it's also good for BJP. Demolishing the painstakingly cultivated Modi cult through a fiercely fought election will be a good lesson.

BJP and RSS love to highlight emotional issues more than the economic ones. But Modi attempted to replace all other issues by putting himself at the centre of people's emotions. Unfortunately, this leveraging ensued from the violence unleashed in 2002. So, a change is inevitable.

Attributing the cause of one's own difficulties to some other person, gender, caste, religion, or nation is an easy and lazy solution. The more complex philosophical reason as explained by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is that each one's position is as scripted in the evolutionary play.

Many express misgivings about Sri Aurobindo being the greatest teacher or philosopher. Resolving this problem is not possible without reading the 36 volumes of The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo.

Besides, Collected Works of the Mother and Mother's Agenda are there.

Discover a wealth of perspectives and conversations at my two dozen blog sites if you are interested in breaking free of the dominant narratives. Include a couple of sites for Odia music too.

Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Sri Aurobindo's philosophy took a decisive turn

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: No apparent division between religious and secular

Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007) and Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.

India's Rebirth is a compilation of quotations from Sri Aurobindo's writings but was not published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram. This mischievous book has corrupted minds of countless readers. Sri Aurobindo: The Life and Teachings of a Revolutionary Philosopher by Roshen Dalal is good.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine. Evaluating their roles along with other great men has very little relevance. If one reads their books in a comparative context, then there's every possibility of missing their real significance. Faith and loyalty is essential. 

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo unveiled a new paradigm of knowledge and life in 1914. They emphasised that it's part of evolutionary inevitability and everyone, eventually, will be forced to adopt what looks to be impossible today. Technological developments don't tell the full story.

Fierce debate in going on over atheism and Hindutva stalwarts seem confused. Savitri Era Religion invites all to its fold to partake of the wisdom of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. They have cleared all philosophical doubts and riddles in 1914 which anyone can consult with profit.

Current election has triggered vigorous guessing game with both sides claiming to cross 250. Looks like it may be a reality and tiny parties will be in great demand for govt formation. In such a scenario, narratives will be reformulated and the federal spirit will get rejuvenated. 

The most damaging also.

Sri Aurobindo launched Arya in 1914 which dealt with humanities. Reading his books can revise perceptions.

Distribution of resources is being debated today but not on economic lines, alone. Religion is very much in the picture and claws are out in the open. Savitri Era Religion, deriving inspiration from the writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, offers the most suitable ideology.

Culture or nurture is considered an advancement over nature.

Apart from the focus on Charvaka, Sanatan vs Dravidian debate is simmering as part of the election campaign. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo provided a new philosophical formulation in 1914 and Savitri Era Party invites all to follow it so that the ancient contradictions get resolved.

It's immaterial which party says what. Parliament is supreme and what it enacts should be debated. There are hundreds of checks and balances in our system. So keeping faith on modalities of democracy is important. Spreading unnecessary panic is not in the interest of the country.

Savitri Era Religion is an intellectual adventure and political leap. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo prepare the mind continously for higher ideals and universal truths. One no longer feels chained to the narrow confines of a nation, caste, or religion. A truly liberating experience.

Evolution of BJP from RSS, Jana Sangh, SVD, Janata Party, and Vajpayee-Advani era to the present Modi-Shah Pvt Ltd Co is as tragic as the gradual degeneration of Congress. It would appear that democracy is an impossible ideal and what we actually get is perversion and debasement.

Savitri Era Religion believes in Integral Advaita enunciated by Sri Aurobindo and accordingly even the current political goings on are deemed as ordained evolutionarily. The Prime Minister hitting a new low in public discourse may be one such example of how a turning point comes.

I haven't read many books apart from Sri Aurobindo's and some on philosophy. I haven't read, for instance, William Dalrymple, Amish Tripathi, Vikram Seth, Vikram Sampath, Devdutt Pattanaik, APJ Abdul Kalam, Shobhaa De, Chetan Bhagat, Bibek Debroy, Sanjeev Sanyal, or J Sai Deepak.

The Mother's final arrival in Puducherry on April 24, 1920 is a red letter day in the history of India. It's observed as a Darshan Day in Savitri Era Religion. Sri Aurobindo's philosophy took a decisive turn towards the worship of The Mother. They both are the one Supreme Divine.

Savitri Era Party suppots Sam Pitroda for suggesting review of policies relating to the creamy layer. He is being derided like V.P. Singh but ultimately every party will have to adopt these revolutionary measures. His connection with poorer part of Odisha is of special importance. 

South Kolkata also.

I have witnessed many streams of political and economic ideologies flourishing in our country during the last sixty years. They are in flux and nothing has stabilised. The only path that I have never been able to lose faith on is that of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. My gratitude!

Spreading hatred has become so normalised that the concept of treating all citizens equally has practically vanished. So everyone has to be a representative of a specific caste, religion, or language. No common existence or universal feeling. Constitution is a worthless document!

Body should be exempted from criticism.

Savitri Era Religion believes in the divinity of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and their predictions. Current political phase in India is clearly a case of degeneration and aberration. Financial and intellectual corruption are all pervasive. Let's pray for some higher consciousness.

Sandeep Balakrishna is giving a series of video lectures on Marxist destruction of Indian history. Dhruv Rathee in his latest video is explaining how millions of Indians are being brainwashed by Hindutva propaganda on the lines of Hitler. Reading Sri Aurobindo can bust distortion. 

Greed and hostility can't be the motivation for healthy politics. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo therefore endeavoured for transformation of human nature. Descent of Supramental consciousness is the only means for such a prospect for which aspiration, rejection, and surrender needed.

Modi has repeatedly proved being incapable of representing the lofty spirit of Indian Constitution. He has also destroyed the collective leadership concept in BJP. His preference for certain industrialists has cost him dearly. It's unfortunate that so many people want him again.

One can love the country and his or her religion but to equate both with Modi is nothing but fanaticism. To give the devil his due, Modi is regularly criticised by some for not doing enough for the Hindus, and in that sense, he has kept the hawks at bay. But he is ceeding space!

Savitri Era Party demands maximum two terms for CMs and PMs. Thankfully, Indian voters have ensured that no Prime Minister enjoys such a luxury after Nehru and Indira Gandhi. INDIA has many PM aspirants but Nitish Kumar joining it for top post can't be ruled out. India needs him.

Modi had nurtured a very strong image of having a sagely detachment towards money. Public loved him as being incorruptible. But the Electoral bonds exposure has shattered the trust. He is perceived to be an impostor. His supporters pretend to forget the issue. But the die is cast!

I have been an observer of politics since 1966 when Harekrushna Mahatab left Congress and later Biju Patnaik followed suit. Significantly, that trend has never stopped. BJP should have turned a mainstream descendant of JP movement but misplaced emphasis on religion has spoiled it. 

Modi needs to be defeated to prove that Hindutva has run its course. Politics should aim at abolishing reservations so that all are treated equal. Dynastic parties should be extinct like Dinosaurs. States should be granted Sovereignty on linguistic basis under a loose federation.

Most people are drunk on the hope of seeing a strong India but my priority is ethics. There should be ample transparency and accountability adorning out democracy. The Prime Minister not addressing a single press conference is sacrilegious. Modi is unfit to govern on this ground.

Savitri Era Party considers Hindutva as anti-evolutionary in the light of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. Modi has displayed utter intellectual bankruptcy and political unscrupulousness validating this. After 77 years of Independence, Indians deserve mature politics and institutions.

I check hundreds of handles but finding some non-partisan view is simply impossible. Reading the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has helped me to be wary of motivated narratives. Reasonable acquaintance with Western philosophy prompts me not to be impressed by smart analyses.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

No apparent division between religious and secular

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: श्रीअरविन्द का अनुसरण करना सर्वोत्तम विकल्प है

Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007) and Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad (UP)

Most people are swayed by propaganda of new age gurus and they remain deprived of genuine philosophical orientation despite the best of communication avenues. Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - 2005) is dedicated to the ideals of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and its dissemination.

Inveighing against the falsehoods Congress perpetrated was a commendable campaign of Hindutva, but replacing them with another set of doctored narratives has been its most reprehensible act. Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can rectify historical and metaphysical distortions.

Having travelled in different States, the improved condition of roads makes me happy. But when it comes to knowledge and discourse, the elegance of highways and flyovers is missing. Scientific attitude, and not political preference, should drive quest for knowledge or objectivity. 

Stealing knowledge and claiming credit for it including ghost writing is age old. Colonialism created a fertile ground for manipulation of history and narratives resulting in undermining of indigenous resources. Sri Aurobindo wrote extensively to restore balance and critical eye.

Novels, movies, and advertisements legitimise falsehood which gets accentuated during election campaigns. Justifying imaginary scenarios becomes the hallmark of experts and analysts. Painting a glorifying past turns intoxicant for self-esteem. Sri Aurobindo demolishes many myths.

Career opportunities lure academics into twisting narratives. Journalists fall prey to such inducements easily. But educated persons swallowing false propaganda and defending it is difficult to understand. Sri Aurobindo provides philosophical background for psychological analysis. 

Western philosophy is a battlefield where each thinker refutes others. Buddhist philosophy also suffers from the same ailment. Sri Aurobindo ends all cosmological quarrels by authoring The Life Divine. New Age gurus have become popular by borrowing from him without acknowledging.

Savitri Era Party doesn't agree with the RSS version of nationalism. It prefers to support the AIT although Sri Aurobindo is on record to be against it. Savitri Era Party also demands Sovereignty to the States on the basis of languages. Abolition of reservations is another plank.

Savitri Era Religion encourages worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine, so that one is free from outdated beliefs and rituals. Descent of Supramental consciousness is pivotal to Sri Aurobindo's vision and collaborating with it is evolutionary imperative.

Most here succumb to hubris and pose as specialists in order to conceal ontological insecurity. Reading The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's books helps delving into inner recesses and discovering remedial measures. The beauty of exploring own self is eradicating differences with others.

Indians are going to vote tomorrow for a new Lok Sabha. Savitri Era Party is against AAP, BJP, & Congress for different reasons. Unlike 2014 and 2019 no emotionally charged event has vitiated the atmosphere apart from a stray remark incensing the Rajputs. Let's pray for a new PM!

Sri Aurobindian school of philosophy is multi-layered but comprehensive. Its evolution and embracing of new horizons, including branching out, are interesting fields of study. A further fascinating facet is the deployment of poetry in elucidating prophetic or mystical niceties.

Two chapters from The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo (CWSA) are immensely important when it comes to ethics with no apparent division between religious and secular.

The Suprarational Good

Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have inaugurated a new era for humanity. They have written extensively for explaining innumerable issues and problems. Reading them helps to acquire new insights into life and deeper understanding of the world. Following them amounts to practicing yoga.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

श्रीअरविन्द का अनुसरण करना सर्वोत्तम विकल्प है

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: Indians must realise the importance of March 29, 1914

Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007) and Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006), SRA102C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad

My suggestion is not to look at them together as their work and periods are different. Each should be understood separately and critically. Secondly, concentrating on the first phase of Sri Aurobindo's life can be misleading. His arrival in Puducherry on April 4, 1910 is new era.

Sri Aurobindo wrote in English and hence is almost unknown among those who are fed on Bengali literature and music. Even in intellectual matters his ratings are not very high where Western authors dominate. Thus it's important that he is recognised as the greatest son of the land. 

As more and more people are tasting prosperity they realise that corruption is an integral part of wealth creation and political parties are no different. So corruption as an issue doesn't bother the voters much. Cultural or ethnic pride is more important than maintaining ethics.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have opened a road of sublime possibility for the humanity. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine and surrendering to them is the most wise option for all. Otherwise, the old ways of suffering and exploitation will continue for thousands of years.

My family of blogs are receiving thousands of views every month and it's a great satisfaction that so many people are benefiting from Archives from 2005. Awareness of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is widening in the process. It has been a record of history of ideas over two decades.

Western philosophy and science had been hostages of Christianity in many ways. Sri Aurobindo demolished this nexus by writing The Life Divine by which the Vedic cosmology integrated with evolution was reestablished. Through Savitri he gave it a scriptural status for whole mankind. 

Sri Aurobindo's insights on Nietzsche, Blake, or Coleridge, among others, are almost unknown in the West. His philosophy and poetry too is yet to have access in University corricula. This sort of neglect of knowledge resources is a colossal shortcoming of the modern civilisation.

Anti-BJP parties and intellectuals throwing their weight behind Kejriwal is enigmatic. Assuming that he is not involved in any scam is against the logic of any investigation and judicial process. Accusing the govt of unjust action doesn't hold water. Savitri Era Party supports ED. 

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo represent new knowledge, devotion, and dedication towards self-transformation in consonance with evolution. No other book or philosophy offers this epochal advantage. It's the responsibility of all educated people to verify the claim and act accordingly. 

As a participant of JP movement, watching a DR's video stirs many questions. It's instructive to remember that Hindutva forces came to the centerstage through JP and VP movements, in general, and Ramdev and Kejriwal's agitations proved to be a springboard for Modi, in particular.

Congress dynasty didn't allow democracy to take root in India. Modern concepts like fascism or dictatorship is not the right lens for evaluating the Indian situation. Mythological sanction for Monarchy runs deep in the psyche of people which even Nehru exploited. Modi repeats it.

So many people are newly learning about Sri Aurobindo but their interest is limited to India-centric pride and aspiration. The political situation is responsible for such a scenario. The challenge however is to be aware of the evolutionary imperative of Supramental consciousness.

I have witnessed Emergency and nothing at present can be compared to that. Why go that far? NAC was a clear example of subverting the Indian Constitution. Opposing Modi has many merits but rejuvenating Congress is harakiri. Savitri Era Party is in favour of independent candidates. 

RSS avowedly is a cultural organisation and hence is not interested in Constitutional positions. As long as Modi is PM, voices of other elected representatives don't matter much. Hence ministerships can be distributed among the defectors. But the real centre of power will be RSS.

In a vast country like India, divided by various linguistic and provincial sentiments, attraction towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo appears to be an uphill task. But a rational examination of all available options will lead to that inevitable destination of Savitri Era Religion.

Scores of political parties are opposed to Hindutva now. Even constant rumblings continue within the Hindutva camp itself. So the position of Savitri Era Party is something unique. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have clearly predicted the demise of religions and it's a matter of time. 

By analysing the situations of 1914, 1974, and 2024, it becomes evident that the human confusion has been a constant. It's only by following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo that right ideology can be discovered. Savitri Era Party and Savitri Era Religion are pioneers in this direction. 

Nice explanation but blaming democracy looks a bit harsh since in spirituality too the family can be a victim. Of course these are theoretical positions for in reality such neat detachment may not be possible. Further spiritual grounding provides multi-layered checks and balances.

Sri Aurobindo escaped from Kolkata and reaches Puducherry through sea-route on April 4, 1910. It's an absolutely new phase of his life. Along with The Mother, he ushers in unprecedented intellectual revolution in the subsequent years. Spirituality and yoga become evolutionary aim. 

Peter Heehs wrote The Lives of Sri Aurobindo in 2008 the controversy around which lasted for five years. The book is still banned in India but many unknown facets of the attitudes of the devotees and followers towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo came to the fore during the period.

The real ideological challenge to BJP or Hindutva is Savitri Era Party inspired by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. I have been highlighting this since 2005 but journalists in our country have no inclination for searching or giving publicity to anything new. Intellectuals are the same. 

Congratulations on behalf of Savitri Era Religion and I hope that the new knowledge, devotion, and volitional yoga that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo inaugurated on March 29, 1914 are duly evaluated by the present generation. The Life Divine and Savitri are incomparable creations.

Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine helps one to be freed from ancient mythologies and cumbersome rituals. Savitri Era Religion, established in 2006, is a pioneer in providing alternative evolutionary cosmology and modern socio-political environment.

When everyone is clueless about ideology, following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, blindly, is the safest alternative. They had met for the first time on March 29, 1914 in Puducherry and Arya, a monthly philosophical journal, was launched by them on August 15 of the same year.

Golden opportunity for the country at present to have a new Prime Minister since two terms are enough for anyone. True democracy has eluded the country till now and let's hope that a new goxt comes to the power for reestablishing Constitutional values and Federal atmosphere.

BJP's chances can be better if it announces a new person as the next Prime Minister since there's no compulsion to repeat Modi. RSS had cited the age factor for eliminating Advani from the race in 2014. Serving two terms, similarly, can be implemented now as Modi is damaging BJP.

By implementing the Kulkarni Doctrine, Vajpayee and Advani had been successful in broadening the support base of BJP which Modi and Mohan have continued. But the dictatorial tendencies of Modi has become a liability for the party. His theatrics has become stale; words sound empty. 

श्रीअरविन्द का अनुसरण करना सर्वोत्तम विकल्प है।

Though against Hindutva, I have tried to maintain a positive attitude towards the Modi govt. but the Electoral bonds issue has robbed fhat sympathy. BJP has a historic role against Dynasty and dethroning Modi is the only way to save the party and restore democratic functioning.

As the country is approaching another election, praying to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for morality and democracy is also necessary. Many issues relating to corruption are stirring the public consciousness the outcome of which can be exemplary. Ramdev's yoga should include ethics.

Constitution of India and that of different political parties are meant for ensuring ethics. Those flouting them are enemies of democracy. Defections before elections prove the futility of ideology. So, establishing their own credibility is a big challenge before the politicians.

Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine, under Savitri Era Religion, enables one to enjoy freedom from the tyranny of mythology and rituals. Their writings are subject to academic scrutiny and no dogmatic belief is required in this most rational religion.

Castes and subcastes are being intensely analysed for the elections in Western UP as the fight between SP and BSP hots up. BJP might drop to the third position as its prospects seem to be nosediving nationwide. Electoral bonds issue has exposed the moral hypocrisy of BJP and RSS.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Indians must realise the importance of March 29, 1914

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: Fostering a longing for good things

Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007) and Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (U.P.)

It's difficult, now, to identify any event as conforming to the evolutionary ideals propounded by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo or not. Still, Savitri Era Party is trying to put forth an independent opinion outside the blatantly partisan views peddled by politicians and journalists.

By reinterpreting the Veda, Sri Aurobindo explained that behind external rituals, a call to progress at the level of consciousness exists. So a general re-examination of the social customs and festivities can lead to a realisation of their real evolutionary import that is hidden.

Political defections have become common and opting for greener pastures can't be contested. But abandoning the ideology one pursues is not a sign of morality. Finding the right intellectual framework in the current circumstances is possible only through The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. 

In ten years each of Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi, India has seen opposite extremes. A new Prime Minister is needed who can really lead the govt without much fanfare. Performance and not publicity should be the priority. Transparency and accountability should be reestablished. 

Ideology is the last thing for the political parties as the reason for their existence, now. Even capturing power is not the priority. Money has become the sole motive in all kinds of activities undertaken by them. Dynasties of all hues are busy devising new schemes to get money.

Apart from the Cosmological formulations of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, Savitri Era Religion has the unique priority of descent of the Supramental consciousness and achieving physical immortality. These lofty ideals are part of day-to-day life and collective yoga and spirituality. 

In view of the reports that partiality is going on in performing rituals, EC should direct all temples to hold a common puja ceremony for all candidates for ensuring a level playing field. No party should get a preferential treatment just because it fights for building of temples! 

Arabinda meant lotus but he changed his name to Sri Aurobindo. The Mother devised a symbol for him by redesigning the symbol of Max Théon's Cosmic Movement. Thus, the name and the symbol have huge occult significances when seen in the light of the Vedic imperative of immortality.

Thousands of institutions are running in the name of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and the situation in any one will depend on the owners. People getting drawn towards the current dominant political narrative is not unusual which becomes accentuated at the time of elections. Beware!

Savitri Era Religion worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine, but leaves their writings to the interpretation of scholars and devotees, as one pleases. It's necessary to remember that many of their writings are rhetorical, polemical, persuasive, or personal.

Arthur Oncken Lovejoy (October 10, 1873 – December 30, 1962) - The Great Chain of Being (1936)

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) - The Call of Cthulhu (1928)

James Ephraim Lovelock (26 July 1919 – 26 July 2022) - The Quest for Gaia (1975)


On March 29, 1914, The Mother arrived in Puduchrry and met Sri Aurobindo signifying an evolutionary leap for the mankind. One hundred ten years later, when the situation in many countries is dimal, let's pray them and seek their blessings for peace and harmony in the whole world.

Reading diverse authors is part of intellectual development but it's only by reading Sri Aurobindo that one acquires a balanced worldview. It's not necessary to agree with him but the emphasis on unseen forces and interconnectedness helps to understand ourselves and world better.

Savitri Era Party is against AAP, BJP, and Congress for separate reasons. State level parties too have many demerits. Spotting local level candidate with record of genuine public service is important for nurturing grassroots democracy. So don't hesitate to waste your vote on them. 

Within a few months of their first meeting on March 29, 1914 The Mother & Sri Aurobindo thought of launching Arya the first issue of which came out in August 1914. As The Life Divine and other books were published month after month, WWI was gaining momentum. Not just coincidence!

This lane leading to the Platform No. 1 of Shyamnagar Railway Station, West Bengal, has been in a bad shape for years, although thousands of people use it every day. No one cares for the convenience of the commuters. So, why blame @sanjeevsanyal for telling some truth about them?

Civilisation in India is over five thousand years old and this land has seen countless events but the first meeting of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in Puduchrry on March 29, 1914 is the most significant. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine is a must for leap in consciousness. 

"While System 2 believes it is in charge, Kahneman wrote that, in reality, System 1 is in command." Those of us who are conversant with Integral Yoga psychology of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, these explanations sound rudimentary since there are physical, vital, and mental levels.

In this #InternationalWomensMonth, recognising and remembering the extraordinary life of The Mother (1878-1973), who was responsible for the establishment of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry and Auroville with thousands of disciples spread worldwide, is extremely important.

Embracing Savitri Era Religion is almost a compulsion for the educated mass. It is the most modern and rational religion without the burden of any mythology or rituals. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine and their life stories are well documented.

While Savitri Era Religion helps to be free from the mythological fiction of different religions Savitri Era Party, drawing inspiration from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, empowers to reject the ideologies of Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Periyar, Ambedkar, Savarkar, Golwalkar, Lohia et al.

Despite immense developments in technology, it's difficult to know, for sure, the direction of ideas moving from one civilisation to another. We live in the midst of a mixture, but one thing is definite that The Mother came to meet Sri Aurobindo, in Puducherry, on March 29, 1914.

By worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine, Savitri Era Religion modifies their ontological formulations and textual analysis of their writings. This entails a wide chasm between a devotee and a scholar. A new religion is no more a matter to be ashamed of. 

Coming together of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo on March 29, 1914 was indicative of correcting the errors of the previous two thousand years. Savitri Era Religion is hopeful of attracting younger generation who value knowledge and abhor mythology and rituals

Indians must realise the importance of March 29, 1914 which marks the first meeting of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, in Puducherry. Publication of Arya in August 1914 heralded a war against old religions and outdated knowledge systems. Genius of Sri Aurobindo can heal this nation.

Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Fostering a longing for good things

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo writes magisterially

Collected X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956)

Savitri Era: World's problems will vanish under Savitri Era Religion

Collected X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad-201014 (Uttar Pradesh). #FiveDreams

Different political phases of the last six decades provide varieties of experience. Development of science and technology also add to the kaleidoscopic story. Awareness of philosophy too travelled in an identical trajectory. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo however have been a constant. 

Inner living and exploration of psychological continents are an important component of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's yoga. Savitri Era Religion however is not insistent on it due to lack of reliable empirical results of ascending consciousness or verifiable subjective experiences.

The Life stories of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are incomplete without each other's. Their presence through the two World Wars is an infinitely significant fact of history. Understanding that vis-à-vis descent of the Supramental consciousness should be part of college curriculums.

Election dates have been announced and when the results will be out on June 4 it will be apparent how the States have assumed the status of individual nations. This trend is irreversible and wishful thinking to the contrary won't be successful. The earlier it's recognised, better. 

The philosophy and vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo evolved before the TV, Internet, and Mobile phone era. Hence, their social and political dreams need to be reimagined according to the present context. Savitri Era Religion worships them as the one Supreme Divine, worldwide.

All kinds of unethical practices have been employed during the last sixty years for creating a godlike image of Gandhi by various quarters. The same is true to a lesser extent for Tagore and Vivekananda. Hindutva has been able to challenge but Sri Aurobindo is yet to get his due.

Many people confess here that they have not read Sri Aurobindo's books but give no impression that their knowledge or views may be inferior or defective. This sort of obduracy and disregard for a great modern philosopher is so rampant that it's not considered unusual or improper.

In the absence of much academic engagement with the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, it's safe to refer to them as the one Supreme Divine who are always present and lead the course of evolution. Seeking their love and grace in our own lives and also for harmony in the society. 

When Sri Aurobindo explained the evolutionary inevitability of a new Supramental race in The Life Divine, the concept of immortality or a divinised body was in a rudimentary form. It became more prominent in his priority in later years. In Agenda, too, The Mother talked of cells.

There is no other way of achieving purity than eliminating impurities. Rejection therefore is another principle of Integral yoga apart from Aspiration and Surrender. But significantly the latter two are more geared towards transformation through invoking the higher consciousness.

Savitri Era Religion came into being in 2006 on some scholars observing that the legacy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's yoga had degenerated into a cult. Recalling Bertrand Russell equating Marxism with Judaism/Christianity I had reasoned that Savitri Era fulfils seven parameters.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have done more than enough at the theoretical level and it's multifaceted. The resistance to evolution being what it is, patience with gratitude is the right attitude in the present circumstances. So avoiding false hopes and promises should be the norm.

When I launched in 2005, Ken Wilber controversy was at its peak. Credit goes to him for making a large number of Westerners conversant with Sri Aurobindo. His misrepresentations however were ably contested by scholars like @akazlev.

New voters and those born in the present century have a wonderful opportunity for understanding Sri Aurobindo and his future vision if they are a little bit curious about the Veda.

His symbolic interpretation is in consonance with evolutionary philosophy.

UP being no longer very secure BJP can hope for a comfortable 200 figure. Anti-incumbency and Opposition-unity will play out in full force. People have become tired of empty rhetoric and endless theatrics. Indian democracy has thrown surprises in the past and two terms are enough. 

Modi supporters are examining the Bond issue from all academic angles except the corruption factor. They are even casting aspersions on CJI but find no wrongdoing by SBI. But they go hammer and tongs when it comes to Kejriwal. One feels sorry for such pathetic level of sycophancy. 

Without any means of participating in the electoral politics, Savitri Era Party prays to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for ushering in a new Govt that is more democratic minded and displays accountability, transparency, and willingness for unreserved communication sans manipulation.

My involvement in Sri Aurobindo Study Circle movement in Odisha gave me a solid grounding for a later phase of intellectual development, when I shifted to Delhi. Freedom from institutional restrictions have permitted me to voice independent and objective views on varied subjects.

Leftist ideology has several merits, but it destroyed the political and intellectual climate in the last century in many repects. The same kind of fanaticism and intransigence, unfortunately, is developing muscle under Hindutva aegis. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are being ignored.

The three banners I created have contributed to a distinct alternative, when most people are wallowing in confusion. Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - 2005), Savitri Era Religion (SER - 2006), and Savitri Era Party (SEP - 2007) provide enormous online resources for this century.

Many Hindutva activists have turned authors. Once the feeling of victimhood and craving for fame subsides, the academic humility and real quest for knowledge will grow. Critical faculties of comparing and responding to rival opinions will develop. From Goondaism to Kshatriyahood!

The Savitri Era paradigm derives its confidence from the evolutionary philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. No one knows the future but perceiving the desirability of happenings and fostering a longing for good things should be instinctive. Thus theory will unfold as history. 

History of political ideologies in India after Independence can be analysed very easily. It can also be found why none of the schools has achieved success. Sri Aurobindo laid out a vision for India way back in 1914 but it stands neglected. Savitri Era Party is the first attempt.

So many suffer from an incurable disease of mentioning Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo together although each one's vision and philosophy varies widely. Apart from being the greatest philosopher of the world Sri Aurobindo is worshipped as the one Supreme Divine alongwith The Mother. 

While evaluating the present situation, keeping in mind the Emergency is important. Congress still suffers from the Dynasty virus while Modi has risen from the grassroots. Besides, Hindutva has undergone substantial transformation during his tenure. But his two terms are enough.

Considering the hold of the dominant religions, popularising the message of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is a Herculean task. It's rare to see any post on them on this platform from the Western world. But, it's instructive to remember that the days of the old religions is numbered.

The concept of evil is very complex in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. The rigidity of Karma is absent and the choice of the Psychic Being plays a big role. Thus, the quota of evil is an invited guest. The same is true for the society too. So the path of reforms is lame.

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Savitri Era Religion has the potential of replacing all other religions since it's the most modern and rational faith. Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the most credible metaphysical formulation without the crutches of any mythology and rituals.

Savitri Era Party is opposed to AAP, BJP, and Congress. It has been demanding granting of Sovereignty to the States under a loose federation so that the nucleus of a #WorldUnion as per the #FiveDreams of Sri Aurobindo takes shape. It also demands maximum of two terms for CM & PM.

As a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for the last sixty years my allegiance to them is almost natural. Drawing intellectual and philosophical sustenance from them has also firmed up over the years. Such a combination is unique in both the centuries that I have lived through.

I don't think you have read Sri Aurobindo's works adequately since what you say about him is a misrepresentation.

Almost all persons from whom I imbibed my devotion towads The Mother & Sri Aurobindo or looked up to for inspiration are no more. Situation has drastically changed now due to the menace of Hindutva. The ideological alternative i give, however, provides me sufficient satisfaction.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo thought for the humanity. How peace and harmony can replace the present ignorance and suffering. They perceived that the next stage of evolution is near and asked for our collaboration. Savitri Era Religion invites all to this adventure of consciousness.

As human beings, death and disease are our adversaries. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo came to resolve this challenge continuing from the Vedic era. Supramental consciousness is the next stage of evolution and surrender to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the only way for its descent.

Kejriwal may or may not be guilty of corruption but he is certainly guilty of defrauding people on the issue of corruption in 2011. Let the truth come out. There should be no relaxation on investigation.

Connection between Bankim Chandra and Sri Aurobindo is well-known, but when I read the same between Sarat Chandra and Sri Aurobindo, I immediately became curious. But then it turned out to be in the context of the ongoing scams. What with Arvind Kejriwal, Aurobindo Pharma, et al!

Reading books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as well as their direct disciples is important for commenting on various subjects in their light. Otherwise, spreading wrong views is like blind leading the blind. Acknowledging Sri Aurobindo's change of opinions over the years needed.

Savitri Era Party (2007) is against AAP, BJP, and Congress. It draws its inspiration from political philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Now that all political parties are entangled in the corruption of Electoral bonds, ethics need to be adhered to by players in public life.

Instincts of survival, self-preservation, and self-interest are wired into every living being, and politics is no different. Hold of various canons of morality, therefore, can't be very firm or stable. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo aim at change of consciousness for enduring effect.

Modi or Hindutva supporters are eminently entitled to pursue their passion without mixing it with their devotion to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. The two are entirely different paths and I have been emphasising this since 2005. Savitri Era Religion came into being in 2006 for this.

For the last two decades, I have believed that Sri Aurobindo is the greatest brand and one day, it will be recognised spontaneously. I continue propagation of this on various platforms but not to much success. Certain turns of events may facilitate, and let's pray to them for it.

Friday, March 15, 2024

World's problems will vanish under Savitri Era Religion

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Without reading The Mother's works, Sri Aurobindo's writings alone don't provide the Integral picture. So, both intellectually as well as spiritually, they are one. Besides, The Mother's grace is essential at every step of life. Savitri Era Religion is, basically, worshipping her. 

Congress took the Dynasty for granted and history books were doctored accordingly. When that era seemed to be receding, Hindutva victimhood and imaginary past glory popularised fresh falsehoods. Sri Aurobindo has been a victim in both scenarios. Truth and knowledge have no takers.

It's very difficult to get convinced of Sri Aurobindo's divinity from his political involvements or even writings. The Mother's words and testimonies of their direct disciples are useful for this purpose. Savitri Era Religion nurtures this little-known truth of great significance.

Sri Aurobindo's mature writings tell a different tale. Difficult to bind him exclusively to India or Hindu concerns. In any case, we are living in a world which has progressed more than a century. His #FiveDreams Manifesto broadcast on August 14, 1947 will change whole humanity.

It's very difficult to get convinced of Sri Aurobindo's divinity from his political involvements or even writings. The Mother's words and testimonies of their direct disciples are useful for this purpose. Savitri Era Religion nurtures this little-known truth of great significance.

Sri Aurobindo's mature writings tell a different tale. Difficult to bind him exclusively to India or Hindu concerns. In any case, we are living in a world which has progressed more than a century. His #FiveDreams Manifesto broadcast on August 14, 1947 will change whole humanity.

Politicians and Self-Help gurus are faking their own life-stories for making a bigger impact. Movies and fiction, in fact, do exert considerable influence on our lives and thinking. Most of philosophy is surely speculative. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the anchors of certainty.

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is not only of academic interest. It has got practical value. It's about evolution and being involved with it. Aspiring for higher consciousness by worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine and surrendering to them is what's required.

Imagining an unbridgeable chasm between ancient and modern values is common but The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo reveals how it's a myth. Ethical paradigms as represented by various deities has been a task for humanity in all ages and cultures. Studying it can reorient one.

Western philosophy is basically about this philosopher or that. The same is true for ancient Indian and Buddhist philosophy. The Life Divine of Sri Aurobindo obviates all these choices. Further, it provides a credible and dependable metaphysical framework of workings of Universe.

I have been writing about a political alternative to Hindutva since 2005. Savitri Era is my own formulation based on The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. I don't think anyone else is supporting such a scenario. The opposition is floundering due to lack of any viable ideology.

Savitri Era Religion is based on devotion and loyalty to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, although they are not the founders. They are connected with many happenings and philosophical streams of 20th century, which form a modern-day mythology. Max Théon is one.

Around a dozen great men belonging to the last two centuries hover over the intellectual landscape of Indians and their ratings keep on fluctuating over time. Sri Aurobindo,undeniably, is head and shoulders above others but there are more effective propaganda machines for others.

The philosophy advanced by Sri Aurobindo in The Life Divine remains unsurpassed. Savitri by him is the greatest poetic creation. Moreover, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine who are always present in individual, universal, and transcendent poises.

No one can understand why the senses are called Indriyas unless he or she reads The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo. It would be clear that Indra or Varuna are not mythological deities but realms of consciousness that are waiting to descend in earth atmosphere on receptivity.

Nehruvian consensus committed despicable things to history and education but that doesn't mean we throw away the whole legacy and ethical framework. Sri Aurobindo is the golden mean between Nehru and Hindutva. Evolutionary trajectory is clear as present regime would face hurdles.

As devotees, we try to imagine the hand of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo behind all happenings and, in that sense, nothing is strictly secular. Politics and Constitutional arrangements, however, are to be perceived as secular domains since people from multiple religions are involved.

Sri Aurobindo introduced revolutionary ideas more than a century back but our Universities, regrettably, have failed to respond. Western materialiasm, on the one hand and Hindutva obscurantism, on the other need to be eschewed. Such a philosophy can remodel life too through yoga.

Savitri Era Religion modifies the standard version of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy which predominantly relies on The Life Divine. Savitri Era Religion accepts The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and accordingly a new cosmology warrants to be imagined to accommodate.

Savitri Era Religion can't be divorced from ethics although there is no mechanism for enforcing it on devotees. Loyalty to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo entails subscribing to the spiritual view of life and the world the logic of which should convince one of a moral path as natural.

Quoting from Sri Aurobindo's writings is easy, but to assume that the wisdom contained in it will act automatically, may not be true. Believing in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the secret which gives their words the real transformative and dynamic power.

New knowledge, presented by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in the last century, remains valid in this century, too. Advances in science and technology have not been able to surpass their inferences. Mythology, however, is gaining traction resulting in society going backwards. Beware!

Savitri Era Religion is pregnant with political possibilities and many of the world's problems will vanish under its umbrella. It's the most modern and rational religion without the bondage of any redundant mythology or superstition. All thinking persons must come under its fold.

Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo writes magisterially

Collected X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF since 2005), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (Uttar Pradesh). #FiveDreams

Friday, March 08, 2024

Sri Aurobindo writes magisterially

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Sri Aurobindo writes magisterially, without quoting others or bothering for citing authority. Be it philosophical nuances or sociological scrutiny, his insights are always confident as well as competent. His reliance on the intuitive or spiritual realm may seem distant but is apt.

Nature has created different languages and people speaking a particular language constitute a nation. We are flouting this simple principle in India leading to multiple maladies. Savitri Era Party has been demanding granting Sovereignty to States so that each language flourishes.

The Divine manifestation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has not been explained adequately in their writings. So visualising them as the one Supreme Divine depends on the devotees. Further, avoiding the gender identity is in order just like suppositions such as twin avatar or guru.

Most devotees are conversant with the four powers of The Mother but Sri Aurobindo had written corresponding classification at some places before. Knowledge, Power, Harmony, and Work being the four pillars of any organisational system, commensurate social hierarchy is unwarranted.

I have been following a flexible approach as regards writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo by avoiding literalism. There are different periods and readers need to be acquainted with changes in focus and modalities. Scholarly texts go by citations which can be misleading at times.

The superiority of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy has not been accepted by the people in general. His new interpretation of the Veda is relatively unknown. Political parties are not interested in him and Universities, too, tend to ignore his books. But the force of evolution is on.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine which is the foundation of Savitri Era Religion (2006). Attempts are on to secularise them in the name of Integral yoga or appropriate them under the Hindutva narrative. Devotees must be conscious on Darshan Day.

Following Sri Aurobindo helps to be free from the dominance of Western philosophy as well as Buddhist philosophy. As The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine their writings don't provide a comprehensive metaphysical framework. It has to be pieced together by devotees.

Surrender to The Mother is the only route for Integral yoga as her grace is indispensable for any progress. Even our day-to-day activities would be impossible without it. Remembering her, itself, is an instant evolutionary switch. She and Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine.

Coverage or response to The Mother's Birthday on X is almost negligible. There is a general reluctance to acknowledge her status as the one Supreme Divine along with Sri Aurobindo. Quoting two lines from Savitri or posting a photo is not how she should be presented to the public.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram was started in Puduchrry in 1926 the roots of which can be traced to Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) arriving there in 1910. It has only one branch in Delhi. Auroville was started as a small township for human unity in Tamil Nadu in 1968 by The Mother (1878-1973).

Sri Aurobindo fought against the British but also collaborated with it during WWII. So the evolutionary exigency is important. India-centric approach can be erroneous. Advance of technology and new knowledge is part of evolution. Right now Indians are more content with mythology.

Savitri Era Religion is universal. Anyone anywhere in the world can be a part of it just by keeping a photograph of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo at home. Their writings are available online. There are some systems like Integral yoga and Integral education but finally it's surrender.

Sri Aurobindo is known to have borrowed from Plotinus, Hegel, and Nietzsche but the framework of evolution he creates has a unique backing called involution. His interpretation of the Veda is unprecedented and harnessing of the Upanishads to involution-evolution is unparalleled.

Economics is run by human nature but Savitri Era Religion aims at transforming it. Politics has certain aims for refining it but process is tardy and unsteady. Thus all kinds of philanthropic or altruistic endeavour have their own limitations. Even ecological concerns are suspect.

Prefix of Rishi or Maharshi is erroneous as his adopted full name is Sri Aurobindo (Sri being part of the name, শ্রীঅরবিন্দ). Please take care to refer to him as Sri Aurobindo only.

Some anonymous handles with zero credentials try to run down Sri Aurobindo without any basis. It looks like urchins throwing stones and running away. Informed discourse following academic parameters is welcome but stray comments and comparisons without reading his works are duds.

Sri Aurobindo advocated the spiritual approach as a solution to all problems but his philosophy or yoga doesn't have any straightforward method for direct access to spirituality. Nor is anyone's subjective spiritual experiences verifiable. In such an event, surrender is the best.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine and a complete reliance on them is the safest path. Those wandering in many lanes and trying to integrate many lines of thinking are bound to be frustrated. Academic practice of surveying is not a good idea for life's journey.

Apart from S.K. Maitra's Meeting of East and West and Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx by D.P. Chattopadhyaya, I had picked up my lessons from Will Durant's Story of Philosophy, A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, and A History of Modern Philosophy by Frederick Mayer.

The Mother, first published in 1928 and Bases of Yoga, first published in 1936 by Sri Aurobindo are of considerable importance for Savitri Era Religion. Similarly, Science of Living and The Spiritual Significance of Flowers by The Mother carry substantial prominence for devotees.

Sri Aurobindo's letters on yoga were written to specific disciples and hence they may not be applicable for general guidance. In the absence of empirical validity young seekers should not be lured by self-realisation or similar stuff. Staying away from false promises is necessary.

Savitri Era Religion is based on surrender where the devotees are free from the burden of Integral yoga. Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the primary requirement and aspiring for the descent of the Supramental consciousness is the paramount task.

Defects and imperfections shouldn't deter anyone from aspiring for Immortality. Pursuing a life of spiritual goals is the right of everyone. Evolution is in operation round the clock and any new breakthrough can happen at anytime. That's the promise of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

There are millions of people in the world and, obviously, it's not by reading The Life Divine, Savitri, or Mother's Agenda that they will turn towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. So, Savitri Era Religion is an easily recognisable brand for the common people to take shelter under.

Savitri Era Party favours common sense and science instead of mythology and superstitions. It also believes in the evolutionary view of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. European invasion of India might have been a disaster but it spurred a strong cultural and technological revolution.

Supramental consciousness can't be the result of any method or technological development. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo tried their best for reconfiguration of body cells but we don't know about its progress. Both are, perhaps, related. A new race will, certainly, possess a new body.

Auroville is home to all kinds of activities these days while procedural wrangle in its administration continues. Govt takeover has served its purpose and it's time to return it to the devotees. Many articles are written on it but no one highlights this root arbitrary act of Govt.

The challenge is to keep Sri Aurobindo alive in the present discourse. Not as a Hindu revivalist or a votary of cultural nationalism but as a universalist who has built a robust philosophical foundation for an evolutionary prospect of ushering in Harmony and Sublimity in society.

The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo has been fondly ascribed as Integral Advaita which is said to have some affinity with that of Plotinus as well as Kashmir Shaivism. Savitri Era Religion envisages The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine navigating the evolutionary path.

Politics affirms faith in Constitutional values but in reality they are flouted more than being abided by. Savitri Era Party, drawing inspiration from Sri Aurobindo, however, believes that morality alone can't be the guarantor for high ideals. Surrender to The Mother is essential.

Believing in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is far more convenient and convincing than putting faith on mythology. Real estate or architecture shouldn't be the parameter when it comes to judging the superiority of a 20th century philosophy or its effectivity.

Music, art, and poetry are good avenues for personal development but all those who are engaged in them may not attain the desired ethical level. Mere skill, expertise, or success is not enough. Surrender to The Mother is necessary for turning any sort of talent as transformative.

Savitri Era Religion encourages modern thinking and rationality so that mythology and pseudoscience are driven out of currency. Accepting The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the most coherent philosophical framework in consonance with the evolutionary engine.

Apart from ancient mythological literature of all hues that abound in our country, history and politics have created new mythologies during the last century. Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine ensures accurate evaluation of such motivated narratives.

Instead of spending time and energy in reading ancient Sanskrit texts, it's far more profitable to read the works of Sri Aurobindo in English. Apart from translations and commentaries, his books of synthetic philosophy including Savitri and related correspondences are a treasure.

Even after the temple victory, a section of the Hindus are still dissatisfied and keep on maligning Abrahamic religions. Antipathy towards Western culture too goes on side by side. Devotees belonging to Savitri Era Religion, however, don't suffer from such a parochial dichotomy.

Although The Mother had announced the descent of the Supramental consciousness in principle on February 29, 1956, inauguration of Auroville on February 28, 1968 can't be assumed to be directly related to it. Auroville, therefore, is bound to undergo the normal human difficulties.

Writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo continue to be misinterpreted by the scholars as something secular although Sri Aurobindo has clearly designated The Mother as the Divine Mother. Savitri Era Religion, launched in 2006, worships them as the one Supreme Divine, always present.

There are several utopian visions for a perfect human society but what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have foreseen is altogether different. The dream of Auroville amounts to some reforms but the promised Supramental race will entail radical departure from present modes of enjoyment.

Spirituality means to be aware of seamless consciousness the ladder of which has been delineated by Sri Aurobindo in The Life Divine. The four levels that we all are built of are capable of transformation through aspiration and surrender. Supramental is the next rung of evolution

Philosophy has grown in leaps and bounds in the West during the last two hundred years but in India only Sri Aurobindo's contribution makes the mark. Indians, unfortunately, are oblivious of this achievement as the general atmosphere is close to illiteracy. Sell mirrors to blind!

A special day for Savitri Era Religion the significance of which is difficult to perceive for those who are not acquainted with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. A day of infinite possibilities and hope for the whole earth. Something very unique and unprecedented. A day for gratitude.

February 29 forms the most concrete foundation for Savitri Era Religion as the occasion has no connection with any other religion or mythology. The Mother's declaration of descent of Supramental consciousness, in principle, in 1956 marks realisation of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy.

The history of Auroville is much more complex involving lifelong dedication and suffering of a large number of devotees of The Mother & Sri-Aurobindo. There are people who have been interested in material benefits and exercising power. But it's all part of history and recorded.

Sri Aurobindo remoulded the scientific theory of evolution to predict descent of Supramental consciousness upon earth and The Mother announced its first glimpse on February 29, 1956. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine and surrender to them is core of Savitri Era Religion.

Reading the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can convince one of the uniqueness of their future vision. Those who are satisfied with the past won't be able to understand the significance of this. Savitri Era Religion invites for orientation in this new knowledge and aspiration.

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is futuristic and warrants belief in them as the one Supreme Divine. Savitri Era Religion propagates this fundamental requirement in a forthright manner. Savitri Era Party, too, is driven by the same ideal and provides an alternative.