Sunday, December 01, 2013

Sri Aurobindo's Vedic dialectic of Integral Evolution

@SavitriEraParty: [The essence of Rig Veda: Sri Aurobindo and Sri Kapāli Sāstry. It has four key steps described briefly [1; 16, Vol.4]
@SavitriEraParty: [On Mantric Traditions: the teachings of Kukai and Sri Aurobindo by Rod Hemsell]
@SavitriEraParty: Memorizing the first verse of the Veda is the minimum one can do in honour of such an ancient yet profound poetic wonder. Just 24 syllables.
@SavitriEraParty: Despite the all round moral degeneration, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never did lose hope. The Veda, The Life Divine, & Savitri are saviours.
@SavitriEraParty: Upon contemplating the probable fate of India after Independence 100 years ago, Sri Aurobindo saw nothing optimistic and opted for the Veda.
@SavitriEraParty: Internet has bestowed too much of wisdom upon too many persons at too young an age. But, their orientation on the Veda would almost be zero!
@SavitriEraParty: Safeguarding secularism may be a noble mission but if it blinds one to riches of the Veda, then that must be labelled as a serious delusion.
@SavitriEraParty: Moral values will never endure by merely relying upon youthful exuberance or devotional preponderance. The Veda is a more secure anchor.
@SavitriEraParty: India was under foreign rule as the Veda was banished from people's memory; Sri Aurobindo enthroned it and India regained its Independence.
@SavitriEraParty: The way Sri Aurobindo decoded the Vedic terminology, The Mother too brought out the significance of flowers by assigning them Vedic values.
@SavitriEraParty: The Vedic transaction is a dialogue involving both ascent and the descent leading to further transformation and conquering of territory.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo picks up the idea of Evolution and Overman from Western discourses but finds their confirmation later in the Vedic utterances.
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda said it 1000s years earlier that human mind has potential of roaming faster than what a Google search command can accomplish today.
@SavitriEraParty: Those who are eager for forecasting Election results can certainly be able to hone their intuition further by uttering certain Vedic hymns.
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda may not be a coherent document for historical or anthropological investigation but has enough fodder for psychological exploration.
@SavitriEraParty: The horse has ceased to be a combat vehicle but the imagery has forever been captured by the Veda to mean war against agents of disharmony.
@SavitriEraParty: It's only by internalizing the priorities enunciated in the Veda that an ideal society can be conceived of like Sri Aurobindo's Life Divine.
@SavitriEraParty: Veda is an altogether different Continent by entering into which one can partake of its savour and not by telescopic observations from afar.
@SavitriEraParty: Quality of life has come to be measured in terms of skyscrapers but the adventure of consciousness the Veda facilitates has no competitors.
@SavitriEraParty: Worshippers of liberty are often dismayed by their pet projections going haywire but fail to realize that thwarts are of Vedic stipulations.
@SavitriEraParty: Semiology hypothesizes divergence between the text and the addressee but The Veda's mantric lift can be a means to hearken to the originary.
@SavitriEraParty: The hermeneutic of the Veda is not to be confused with that of any subsequent Karika or the Gita. Sri Aurobindo takes us to the very source.
@SavitriEraParty: Even the distribution of portfolios in deference to gender aptitude and specialisations offers a very interesting area of study in the Veda.
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda not only gives the clue to fathom taxonomy of human temperaments but also geographical attributes ruling over psychological traits.
@SavitriEraParty: Those who are too bothered about Equality better consult Bhaga of the Veda who presides over all distribution and notion of share and quota.
@SavitriEraParty: Harbouring political ambition or seeking power are often held as pejorative but the Veda thinks it otherwise. Aryaman is the ideal of force.
@SavitriEraParty: Fighting against corruption & misconduct is surely a Vedic imperative since light & transparency are primordial elements of human Evolution.
@SavitriEraParty: Regional saint poets of yesteryears were responsible for distancing the Veda from popular appreciation and Sri Aurobindo reverses that flaw.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo also liberates the Veda from meaningless ritual & turns it accessible to people of all cultures as a tool for self-perfection.
@SavitriEraParty: Through his inimitable translations and unsurpassed commentaries Sri Aurobindo has transformed the Veda into a universal document of ethics.
@SavitriEraParty: Land of its origin or language in which it is written are insignificant aspects in comparison to overall worth of content the Veda uncorks.
@SavitriEraParty: When we extol the Knowledge Society & Transparency, it's basically Varuna in the Vedic diction the "oceanic vastness" of which Twitter aims.
@SavitriEraParty: What we call Multiculturalism, Diversity, or a Tolerant society today is nothing but the domain of the Vedic Mitra seen as a political goal.
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda is the repository of all values, both human and Divine, and verily the fount of all Codes & Constitutions of various Civilisations.
@SavitriEraParty: It's instructive to approach the Veda sans poetic embellishments & the Deities as sheer powers shorn of latter day mythological distortions.
@SavitriEraParty: Man's petition to Deity in the Veda in fact constitutes the dialectic between the actual and the possible and quenches quest for perfection.
@SavitriEraParty: Even learning about a solitary term of the Veda can alter the whole perspective of life and priorities. Sri Aurobindo invites to adventure.
@SavitriEraParty: Neither the Leftists nor the Right Wing stalwarts have anything to do with the Veda; they even ignore Sri Aurobindo but worship mediocre.
@SavitriEraParty: Not the mythological stories that are merely faraway symbols but the original invocations of the Veda leading to man's perfection must rule.
@SavitriEraParty: Veda also presents an interesting spectacle of not giving way to reductionistic ontology of Upanishads thus defending postmodernist terrain.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo exhorts every Indian to rescue the Veda from disuse and to seek the enlightened company of Mitra and Varuna, Mahi and Sarama.
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda neither needs temples nor statues, neither havan nor chantings rendered with bodily gestures. It must suffuse our minds and senses.
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda not only gives the key to stray into higher levels of cognition but also imparts rare poetic sensibilities from unimagined regions.
@SavitriEraParty: For millions of Indians the Veda is a closed book, used during the funeral rituals. Sri Aurobindo says it's the book of life and aspiration.
@SavitriEraParty: The fact that so much of disinformation pervades Twitter, it's also a Veda-ordained task to expose perpetrators of falsehood & lie-peddlers.
@SavitriEraParty: Veda is replete with allusions to war and prayers for victory. Sri Aurobindo identifies it as fight for light waged since prehistoric days.
@SavitriEraParty: The clarity with which Sri Aurobindo has depicted the course of future human Evolution is not unrelated to his overall political projection.
@SavitriEraParty: The role of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo during the WW-II is proof enough that their joint agenda has significant future political dimensions.
@SavitriEraParty: Let the elixir of the Veda - and not alcohol - be the companion of youth in a prosperous India that leads the world towards the Life Divine.
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda shows us the path of life, tells its destination, armours against adversaries & keeps reminding of the final victory against death.
@SavitriEraParty: Europe was engulfed in War and whole West was gasping for breath under Existentialism is when Sri Aurobindo revealed the Secret of the Veda.
@SavitriEraParty: Technology has put us in a flux & it's futile to fulminate against contesting cultural norms. The Veda conversely anchors the core concerns.
@SavitriEraParty: The great men that are eulogized day in and day out are ignorant of the Veda. Only Sri Aurobindo understood which he brings out in Savitri.
@SavitriEraParty: To be young and educated but not conscious of the challenges of life and society is a colossal delusion. The Veda alerts us to adversaries.
@SavitriEraParty: Science is yet to be sure whether the Universe is continuous or discontinuous but the Human destination is starkly demonstrated in the Veda.
@SavitriEraParty: Most philosophical streams have been able to explain the problems of life and perception quite excellently but they call it a day midstream.
@SavitriEraParty: Poverty, no doubt, is a potent political issue but the real issues are beyond economics. The Veda awakens us to the deeper concerns of man.
@SavitriEraParty: The contribution of Indian psychology to the emergence of a subjective and spiritual age (Sri Aurobindo)by Don Salmon
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda is the foundation of ethics and excellence and Sri Aurobindo has enhanced its core relevance by yoking it to the future Evolution.
@SavitriEraParty: Neither Nehru nor Radhakrishnan forbid anyone from studying the works of Sri Aurobindo but our columnists & analysts blame education system.
@SavitriEraParty: The Veda is too vast is a clever pretext to avoid it. But what prevents to learn about a single term like Agni, Arya or Ratna to start with?
@SavitriEraParty: Why blame Nehru if you are unwilling to read even a page of The Secret of the Veda authored by Sri Aurobindo that's freely available online?
@SavitriEraParty: Greenhorns ticking off Sri Aurobindo on Twitter is so laughable that one only prays for this country & English-knowing citizenry in silence!
@SavitriEraParty: How can those who are so concerned about the erroneous Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT) be so complacent regarding right interpretation of Veda?
@SavitriEraParty: Most people would pretend as if the Veda doesn't exist & so-called votaries of Hindu religion are silent about it. Why? Who has authorised?
@SavitriEraParty: Understanding Lal-Bal-Pal individually is essential and more important is how Sri Aurobindo went many steps ahead to reinterpret scriptures.
@SavitriEraParty: No one has any right to call himself a Hindu unless he reads and understands the Veda the way Sri Aurobindo has unveiled its potent secrets.
@SavitriEraParty: Mechanical recitation and foolishly listening to chanting has spawned a culture of anti-intellectualism for which Sri Aurobindo is antidote.
@SavitriEraParty: Misguided reading of ancient texts has been the bane of Indian society for Centuries and Sri Aurobindo alone is the sun who dispels darkness.
@SavitriEraParty: A thumb rule for present generation is not to accept any text or scripture without consulting Sri Aurobindo's opinion on it & allied books.
@SavitriEraParty: It's definitely preferable to take guidance regarding life and action from the sayings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo instead of present owls.

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