Saturday, August 22, 2009

Badiou glosses over the religious register present at the beginning of Meillassoux’s work

[Marko Rinck Says: November 12th, 2006 at 4:30 am So if we, for instance, look at the teachings of Aurobindo and Almaas. Those teachings were revealed to them and after they conceptualized them it appeared that they were a synthesis of many different teachings and fields. In the case of Aurobindo it was, among others, all the different main forms of yoga, evolutionary theory etc. And with Almaas it is sufism, buddhism, advaita, developmental psychology and object relation psychology, among others. What I know from Almaas is that he did not set out to create a teaching like that. It was revealed to him and he found the similarities in those fields and theories and used those for conceptualization. I wouldn’t be suprised if it was the same with Aurobindo.
(Another interesting similarity is that they both formed a team with a woman to manifest these teachings. Very interesting to look at the interplay of Shiva and Shakti and its connection to the Creative Force there, but lets leave that for another discussion).
Open Integral]

[Andy Smith Says: December 29th, 2006 at 5:04 pm
Personally, I feel Gurdjieff is the most original teacher I have encountered, but I don’t feel the need to start a thread on him, or to convince others that he was the most realized man of all time. I would point out that he was teaching his students in Moscow about holarchy years before the term was even coined, about different brains half a century before Paul MacLean developed the idea of the triune brain, that his system specifically addresses questions of physiological events that occur during meditation, that he was virtually alone in suggesting that there is a limit to how many people on earth can realize higher consciousness, and so on and so on. I know he didn’t invent these and other ideas out of whole cloth, that he had his sources, but nevertheless I have never found ideas like these in the writings of others. I have personally confirmed some of his most important ideas, but like all great teachers, he encouraged his followers to be critical of him, and I am. I think this is a healthier attitude than what seems like total belief on your part that Aurobindo was infallible.
Open Integral]

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Sam Harris is my personal favorite among the New Atheists... God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Daniel Dennett and Robert Thurman Talk) The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (Review: The God Delusion: Memes, Moral Zeitgeist, and Spiral Dynamics) Breaking the Spell by Daniel Dennett (Rupert Sheldrake On Daniel Dennett) The End of Faith (Review: End of Faith) by Sam Harris Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris (Review: Letter to a Christian Nation)]

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[Thursday, August 20, 2009 Obama would like you to see government as religion.
He addresses a group of religious leaders: “I know there’s been a lot of misinformation in this debate, and there are some folks out there who are frankly bearing false witness,” Mr. Obama told a multidenominational group of pastors, rabbis and other religious leaders who support his goal to remake the nation’s health care system.]

[The work of Speculative Realists, from the beginning is very interesting for me, and they refer to me sometimes too. The rupture with the idealist tradition in the field of philosophic study is of great necessity today. We return to the question of realism and materialism later. Its a very complex question. The Speculative Realist position is the position where the point of departure of philosophy is not the relationship between the subject and object or the subject and the world and so on or what Quentin Meillassoux names correlationism. Badiou on Speculative Realism
Posted on August 21, 2009 by Ben Woodard//
Anthony Paul Smith, on August 21st, 2009 at 5:35 pm Said:
It is a little weird that Badiou glosses over the religious register present at the beginning of Meillassoux’s work. And his own.// Thursday, August 13, 2009
Interview with Nick Srnicek Paul John Ennis]

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