Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Savitri Era steers clear of Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals

Launching ARYA in 1914, Sri Aurobindo started writing on Human Aspiration and not merely about Hindu Destiny. Time to get over parochialism.
Long years of sedimentation has robbed religions of their true worth. Savitri Era inaugurated by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo rescues essence.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have examined human affairs from all possible angles and the solution they offer are by far the most appropriate.
Savitri Era Religion is a fresh option and an intellectual challenge to overcome present conflicts and contradictions arising from the past.
Neither Ethics nor Elections, the collective mind must find time and opportunity to concern itself with the Veda, Savitri, and Evolution.
Hindutva is drunk on Power now and it's tad impossible for its enthusiasts to see reason but Sri Aurobindo had warned against such scenario.
Hindutva is opposite of Vedic imperative that Sri Aurobindo seeks to uphold. Savitri is his message of Evolution, Perfection, & Immortality.
Hindutva stalwarts are unsure about basic ontological questions like Rebirth, Karma, or Yoga but are unwilling to learn from Sri Aurobindo.
Savitri is, not only a storehouse of Metaphysical knowledge, but also an excellent medium of practice of Yoga through Poetry and Aesthetics.
Now that Hindutva is in power, important to understand the redeeming perspective of Sri Aurobindo instead of defending Nehruvian secularism.
Hindutva rides on Mythology and Medievalism. Sri Aurobindo gives a global spectrum anchored to the Vedic ideals of Evolution and Perfection.
Hindutva Rituals tend to whip up desire and greed for a materialistic or hedonistic life. Sri Aurobindo asks to seek Vedic "ratna" or bliss.
Present Hindutva Govt can hardly claim any ethical distinction and, hence, the Evolutionary paradigm of Sri Aurobindo remains a destination.
Sri Aurobindo theorised against Sankara, Sayana, and Max Muller in 1914 and hundred years later it now turns pivotal for resisting Hindutva.
Let Hindutva scrutinise Mythology, Astrology, & Ritualism. When the initial charm evaporates, the youth will gravitate towards Sri Aurobindo.
Forcing unadulterated Hindutva down the throats of the new generation has its limitations. Thankfully, Sri Aurobindo hewed an escape route.
Savitri Era unveiled by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has robust Philosophy and Psychology and steers clear of Mythology, Astrology, & Rituals.
Sri Aurobindo weans away from Vedic Ritual and initiates into Integral Self-Perfection derived from Psychological interpretation of the Veda.
Nehruvian neglect of Sri Aurobindo's Knowledge Capital has cost the country dear and it has to pay the price by way of Hindutva backlash.
Nehruvian perspective was okay for adolescence but the Nation must evolve into Sri Aurobindian maturity after a brief Hindutva interregnum.
Twitter is full of know-alls but the challenge is how to inform and educate the young whose numbers are added every day across the globe.
Anti-corruption rhetoric of Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Ramdev, & Modi etc was thoroughly exposed and found hollow. #Lessonsfrom2014
Unique Nationalist & Nonpartisan comments on current affairs in the light of Sri Aurobindo's insights at Savitri Era:
[On 29 March 1914, the Mother met Sri Aurobindo ... triggered the publication of a monthly journal, the Arya.]
[Hundred years ago happened two events which make 1914 a landmark year in the spiritual history of the world.] ~RB
Solar Energy industry has serious potential health and environmental costs as per a @toxicslink study as millions of PV panels add to waste.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sri Aurobindo speaks of global Civilisational goals

No greater irony than instead of following The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo, claiming unwilling Buddhists as Hindus forms a priority.
When one doesn't realise own strength, he fears others. Reading Sri Aurobindo can infuse the inherent strength of India and the Vedic power.
Modi represents the confusion, vacillation, and ambivalence of Hindutva whereas Sri Aurobindo speaks of India's global Civilisational goals.
If the object of Nationalism is power and prosperity, there is no long term assurance on this. Time to understand Sri Aurobindo's Evolution.
Indian polity has suffered much due to Nehruvian, Marxist, Subaltern, and Hindutva narratives. Time now to usher in Sri Aurobindo's thought.
Instead of debating Bharat Ratna award, learn how Sri Aurobindo interprets "ratna dhatamam" (first rik of Rig Veda).
Indian youth must never remain satisfied with mere clapping from the gallery. Sri Aurobindo's SAVITRI invites for Adventure of Consciousness.
Morality or anti-corruption stand are temporary tools. Sri Aurobindo stresses on radical internal changes through Yoga, for enduring effect.
Thinking in line of religious divides is a trap whereas Sri Aurobindo wants us to evince interest in Evolution and Transformation of nature.
Most people are disappointed at Sri Aurobindo's criticisms and reinterpretation of Vedic texts but he had little respect for mere tradition.
Thorough in Western culture and tradition, Sri Aurobindo applied a critical examination of Indian religions and pointed out shortcomings.
Present religions are out of date, Sri Aurobindo was sure. He pursued the Vedic idea of Perfection as a general goal for humanity as a whole.
When we compare the ongoing concern for castes or conversions, Sri Aurobindo clearly stands head & shoulders above with theory of Evolution.
What Sri Aurobindo achieved during his forty years' stay in Puducherry is hardly understood. Apart from Sadhana, he produced robust Theory.
Eminent commentators avoid The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and, therefore, it's for young learners to discover them independently with own effort.
The paradigm The Mother created after Sri Aurobindo's departure has much relevance in India today as various religions are at loggerheads.
Many have developed appreciation for Sri Aurobindo through Twitter interactions and they must also know about Mirra Alfassa, The Mother.
@ranganaathan My request is to avoid extreme language and harsh judgment of important persons of history who were products of their time.
@kickthecorrupt Sri Aurobindo has discussed Max Muller in his famous "The Secret of the Veda" which is worth reading.
@calamur 2014 also happens to be the Centenary year of "ARYA," a Philosophical monthly Sri Aurobindo started on August 15 just before WW-I.
The demand to change the name of Delhi Aurangzeb Road is actually intended to beat the present Muslim citizens of India with a symbolic rod.
Some people seem to be suggesting there should be religion based international armies to fight for their own men (and women) in distress!
@vivekshroff Who prevents Shourie from writing authentic history text books instead of merely criticising and sensationalising peace meal?
@vivekshroff Certainly not and it should be left to the academicians to give their verdict instead of popular folklore or plays and movies.
@vivekshroff No need to follow others nor it's desirable to juxtapose Hitler with Aurangzeb that has the potential of further twisting truth.
@vivekshroff It's for the Govt but I personally feel the status quo should be maintained so that the tension in the full story is available.
@vivekshroff Let's be honest in arguing. I tweeted against demonizing present day Muslims through the pretext of Aurangzeb. This is unjust.
@rnpadukone There might be some lacuna in your supposed Hindu View as you might not be as well read. Hope, you discover more uncertainties!
@rnpadukone I didn't say you are wrong, I said it's simplistic. So no contradiction as your views are as much valid as mine on their own.
@rnpadukone I find your worldview a bit simplistic since there is no such thing as truth and everything is text & its varied interpretation.
@rnpadukone @dkgdelhi Not necessarily. History is a contested place and as assessments differ from age to age all players must be in story.
@rnpadukone @dkgdelhi Those who award Bharat Ratna also name Roads and go for wars. It's the ruler who has the power but looks at votes too.
@dkgdelhi As long as he is firm in history books there should be no objection to remembering him by students through roads, tombs, or forts.
Invoking Aurangzeb for demonizing present day Muslims in India is but crude intellectual terrorism built upon a false religious superiority.
Those who are consistently abusing fellow citizens for their Religion are doing a disservice to their own Religion and Indian Constitution.
Accusing some Religion on the basis of certain sections of a Book is unrelated to majority of followers who never bother about these issues.
Sociological studies on Religion are clear that most people follow their faith quite pragmatically reflecting dollops of overlap with rivals.
@Srichand01 Each country has its own history, tradition, and Constitution and must evolve according to the wishes of its own population.
@Srichand01 No one can alter texts; as long as an individual is not taking the law into his own hands he shouldn't be discriminated against.
Hindutva is being pushed into more and more farcical zones every passing day and the kind of repugnance it emits will lead it into oblivion.
War, terror, or crime must be dealt with appropriately but blaming any specific religion for these is warped logic & absolutely unwarranted.
Ordinance episode proves that BJP has not learnt to be the Ruling party yet despite having won majority in the Lok Sabha. RSS is aeons away!
Emphasis on Sanskrit can mean privileging of Mythology and hence due vigilance is necessary to nurture and bolster Modernity in our country.
Mythology blocks entry of new ideas. Just because a Scientist or Economist endorses Mythology, its validity or utility doesn't get enhanced.
Marxist medicine of "No Religion" is like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Sri Aurobindo opts for the Vedic Evolutionary dialectic.
The sorry state of India today can easily be attributed to lazy reliance on Mythology and Astrology. Let's save the next generation from it.
Astrology and Mythology corrupt the creativity and critical faculty of children. Parents are requested to protect kids from their influence.
Poetry or painting, dance or music, propagating Mythology and privileging it in the name of art and culture must be avoided by the educated.
Mythology has been sustaining the lack of accountability of RSS what Mehta terms "an abdication to an abstraction."
So, @pbmehta can teach a lesson or two to @bibekdebroy or @gurcharandas on #MahaBharata and @mjakbar or @madhukishwar on #RajDharma of Modi.
Erecting ethical paradigms on the basis of Mythological fiction or Movie themes is like building castles in the air or a house of cards.
Not only RWs are seen to be divided as Social and Economic; Hindutva, as Swamy advocates, should split into Soft and Virat. Good days ahead!
Hindutva privileges Mythology and celebrations while neglecting more cerebral areas like Philosophy and analytical thinking. Result shows!
Accredited religions are in short supply in India and once they are available online, people will be able to change their faith as they like.
Politics and Religion, Ethics and Entertainment are components of the Market which, in turn, is part of Ontology like the Climate or Comets.
Twitter must not degenerate into mere war of numbers. Time to nurture sane voices hid in the minority. @timesofindia
@deray Twitter's supposed power is illusory as most have fixed opinions and don't learn from others. Rather, they block inconvenient voices.
Vinoba, JP, & V.P. Singh are 3 luminaries of independent India whose contributions to micro-politics is unparalleled.
Before May, it appeared Modi is abiding by instructions of some on Twitter but now that he is not listening to anyone, they are inconsolable!
India deserves a Prime Minister who is also the leader of his Party. Not yet; 'remote control' has become the norm subverting authorisation.
Anti-corruption rhetoric of Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Ramdev, & Modi etc was thoroughly exposed and found hollow. #Lessonsfrom2014
Kautilyan dictum of keeping mum being the strength of the unwise and Chaucer's to make virtue of necessity

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sri Aurobindo is not wanting in offering theory and guidance

Most of Sri Aurobindo's writings come to us in a much revised and heavily edited form. Matters from different periods are also presented thematically as in the Letters. So, understanding the context before examining any attempt at deconstruction is important. And then, debate on issues raised should be welcome instead of being unduly apprehensive. [TNM55]

Savitri Era Religion drawing inspiration from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the religion of the future & has people from all over the world.
Scientific & Sociological studies owe their findings to diverse human behaviour but that they are Ontologically connected is often forgotten.
India is too large for building as many busts or statues and there shouldn't be any objection if public money or property is not involved.
BJP wants Monarchy back and not Parliamentary accountability. RSS runs on that lines the Head of which is no less than Mythological kings.
It's severely damaging to defer splitting of UP into four separate States just because no one is demanding it vociferously at the moment.
The notion that our future should be validated by precedents and tradition is intriguing. Indians must think Innovation and Experimentation.
Sad that Sri Aurobindo Ashram is in news for wrong reasons. Enforcing election of a fixed tenure based Head for it is a crying need today.
Some seem to be suggesting that there should be an amendment to the Constitution barring Prime Ministers from speaking in the Parliament!
Hindutva enthusiasts display reasonableness on Twitter at times and that's the silver lining amidst RSS push of medievalism and homogeneity.
Modi has undoubtedly wasted seven precious months. Juvenile showmanship doesn't add to prestige; he must reinvent to retain respect for PM.
BJP is no longer what it used to be under Advani and autocratic functioning will take it in the path of destruction. Caution for supporters!
@Srichand01 You are right but the author is proposing that Gandhi attempted to raise Ahimsa to a creed (instead of say, a liberal Syadvad).
No one expected that the integrity of @SurajitDasgupta would decline to such inane level.
It is sad & unfortunate that since 2011 Indians are being continuously fed with falsehood courtesy Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Ramdev, and Modi.
@ngc1729 Sri Aurobindo allows to see a problem in relation to multiple issues leading to amelioration of feeling of injury or victim hood.
@ngc1729 Everyone is free but if somebody has certain grounding in Sri Aurobindo's teaching then his worldview would be better. @drsbasu2115
@ngc1729 What is the right course of action is most important to decide and Sri Aurobindo is not wanting in offering theory and guidance.
RSS is fond of spectacles and large scale mobilisation reminiscent of fascist era. Nothing like a nationwide event involving school children.
BJP is targeting schools directly to extend its reach bypassing State Govts. especially those are unfriendly. Turf war to get dirtier ahead.
@Outlookindia Next, the PM will advise erring CMs to observe Rajdharma!
Sri Aurobindo's Third Dream was World Union. The situation in Pakistan is indication enough for formation of a World Govt. on federal basis.
Kant or Coleridge, Nietzsche or Deleuze, in Sri Aurobindo we get exposed to expression of Integral spirit of humanity
@GreatHeretic Is it compatible with the latest findings of Neuro-
Science etc? How come such an old text has not been superseded?
[@SwarajyaMag @prasannavishy What is Life --- Erwin Schroedinger This small book of 32 pages is a must read. Read it a couple of pages per day & ponder over it.]

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gita is a covert means for Mythology

Defending your religion without understanding the essence of it or knowing its malaise is juvenile. Sri Aurobindo endows the power to probe.
Gita is a covert means for spreading Mythology. Rationality demands that Sri Aurobindo's symbolic interpretation of the Veda is followed.
Without understanding the significance of the ancient texts many make the empty claim that the Gita is the essence of Vedas and Upanishads.
Prejudice is part of one's past but wrestling with Sri Aurobindo is one wonderful opportunity to look at the world afresh. @sarkar_swati
Life, History, and Evolution are so entrenched in the writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo that no serious researcher can afford to ignore.
@sarkar_swati Please look at people and events in history through the prism of Sri Aurobindo's viewpoint for more accurate dissemination.
Since general tourism is tied mostly to monuments, Indian mind tends to travel backwards instead of thinking in Futuristic terms & Evolution.
Whenever a Hindutva fellow contemplates something that would bind the nation together, it really means dividing the people by sowing hatred.
Shourie, Malhotra, or Akbar - if one has no hesitation in endorsing a person like Modi at the top then public esteem automatically plummets.
Bypassing Advani has proved to be a Himalayan blunder for the Hindutva movement which has now become a prisoner of international syndicates.
The Adani connection is conveniently overlooked by those who go ballistic over Shourie softcorner for Shekhar Gupta. Such moral high ground!
The same forces who unleashed 26/11 are now controlling Delhi through myriad strings and the public is in dark due to lack of transparency.
Judging Indians through Hindu prism is the greatest folly RSS is busy with to delude its supporters knowing fully well that it's a chimera.
As regards rituals sanctioned by scriptures: [Circular reasoning is of the form: "A is true because B is true; B is true because A is true"]
Let not youthful enthusiasm goad you to support group actions that are ethically abhorrent, no matter how much justified they appear to be.
RW-wallahs pick up issues from pre-Independence period to stoke conflicts which is intellectually dishonest & denotes disrespect for others.
RW worthies certify each other as great intellects and formidable thinkers but ask them about Sri Aurobindo's thought, they draw a blank!
Hindutva know-alls on Twitter are so fearful of Sri Aurobindo that they invariably eclipse references to him whether laudatory or critical.
Religion and Culture are always at war with rivals and do fail like bad brands competing in the Market. Sri Aurobindo is key to stay afloat.
@CatchHRah You may be right but since Ashram publications state "The Mother" as the author, no one else or no other name can own copyright.
Ontology, and not Mythology or Religion, is key to human emancipation and hence The Mother & Sri Aurobindo hold the helm of future Evolution.
Reading Sri Aurobindo's Letters & Conversations awakens to the fact that defending present state of dominant religions is anti-Evolutionary.
@Hitarth1987 The spirited attempt can really boast of substance if Sri Aurobindo's insights can be imbibed showing Evolutionary direction.
Think Civilisation, it's Sri Aurobindo; think Evolution, it's Sri Aurobindo. Be it Religion or Politics there's no escape from Sri Aurobindo.
@the_hindu Away from the MSM glare, the narrative Sri Aurobindo inaugurated in 1914 is slowly occupying the arena as a viable alternative.
Instead of discussing the Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and its superiority, many are just content in remembering a few incidents of his life.
Left or Right, Centre or Subaltern; Sri Aurobindo is the most sought after voice to cut through theoretical confusion
@ariannahuff @HuffPostIndia Fair to begin with Gandhi but the Indian adventure of consciousness is understanding Sri Aurobindo's Evolution.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

How Sri Aurobindo challenged the Congress

Sri Aurobindo isn't a mere writer. His intervention in politics in the embryonic stage of Freedom Movement was crucial & effect far reaching.
How young Sri Aurobindo challenged the Congress veterans of his time should warm the hearts of all patriots but few are willing to revisit.
@SwarajyaMag The article seeks to spread the superstition that what was handed down by tradition are successful formulas, without scrutiny.
@PranayGupte Sri Aurobindo's #FiveDreams Manifesto provides the much-needed corrective to the defective paradigms referred to in the article.
Hindutva insistence on unchanging tradition and culture of ancient India is not only anti-Evolutionary but also suppresses human innovation.
Modesty is as much a virtue in Academics as in Democracy. Citizens must get used to the habit of recoiling from the theatrics of politicians
Charmed people were attributing omniscience & omnipotence to a Chief Minister a year back but now their enthusiasm seems to have lost steam.
@Satyapriyan @AShetty84 BJP supporters now feel so relieved as they don't have to tweet furiously against terrorist killings or rape cases!
@Janamejayan Matter of regret that the questionable means of Modi capturing power is tolerated while pioneers are castigated! @manekshaws
One Hindutva Gharana slams Vajpayee, another Advani, some other is against S.R. Goel, yet another against Shourie or Malhotra. So riddlesome!
Good that Hindutva no longer appears a monolith as fault lines are becoming public. RSS effort to conserve the Banyan tree image will fail.
Hindutva must shed Mythology and Medievalism to embrace Modernity and Science. Sri Aurobindo has already demonstrated this so successfully.
@vijayprashad @bhartendu2206 Neither Congress nor Left, Sri Aurobindo is the right answer for India's future as he links Veda to Evolution.
Sri Aurobindo signifies new Illumination and the next Evolution integrating Vedic wisdom with modern love for Freedom

Saturday, December 06, 2014

No better authority on Veda than Sri Aurobindo

@brownbrumby There is no better authority on the Veda and the Upanishads than Sri Aurobindo reading whom all doubts are easily clarified.
@brownbrumby Spirituality is nothing but depth-Physics as Sri Aurobindo has delineated in his magnum opus The Life Divine based on the Veda.
@TweetsFromHP @brownbrumby Sri Aurobindo awakens us to the Vedic notion of Existence, Consciousness, & Bliss instead of anthropomorphic God.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo show the way to steer clear of both Nehruvian as well as Hindutva extremities in espousing a sensible worldview.
Sri Aurobindo empowers us to discard Mythology - its naïve literalism and ritualism - and rely, instead, on deeper symbols of Vedic vintage.
Nehruvian propensity is to keep matters of religion private but Sri Aurobindo insists All life is Yoga and so no such separation is possible.
Sri Aurobindo's passing away anniversary passed yesterday without stirring India's elite a bit. Such indifference and ignorance is ignoble.
@ShekharGupta The only true route of Liberalism is following Sri Aurobindo and his #FiveDreams Manifesto crafted by East-West integration.
@veejaysai Time now to turn to Sri Aurobindo and his epochal works like The Synthesis of Yoga, The Life Divine, The Future Poetry & Savitri.
@Vamsee9002 @AgentSaffron @dikgaj The Human Cycle by Sri Aurobindo envisages a comprehensive view of future based on Evolution and Harmony.
@GuruuGhantaal I don't trust anonymous Cyber-Gurus and prefer to rely upon the writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for matters esoteric.
@GuruuGhantaal What I tweet is meant for potential learners, to stimulate their curiosity; I don't explain "my" views here nor am answerable.
@GuruuGhantaal You are free to draw your own conclusions and characterise me according to your sweet will.
@GuruuGhantaal The Mother started speaking high of Sri Aurobindo right from 1914 and in any case, the posterity weighs one and not himself.
SavitriEra of those who adore Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother - Adam Smith, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter & Sri Aurobindo
Poet, Prophet, Philosopher Sri Aurobindo (August 15, 1872 - December 5, 1950) is the greatest son India has produced.
[Confluence: by elisa freschi — What is the difference between intercultural philosophy and comparative philosophy?]
[We, the devotees of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo in Odisha, read on 28.10.2014 in the Odiya…]
One comes across an overdose of moral stances on Twitter but it's doubtful whether that many people are really so ethical in their behaviour.
@Nimai_Swain Himself a beneficiary of #Reservations, @shantprakash now finds that the provision is not benefitting majority of SCs and STs.
To be fair, the term used by the Minister Ms. Niranjan Jyoti for which she has expressed regret was rhetorical meant for alliterative effect.
Behind the façade of euphoria, disillusionment is fast spreading in the Hindutva camp due to incoherence of Ideology and a confounding Govt.
The young and the intelligent understand that the path to glory is not demolition but construction in which the record of Hindutva is zilch.
The message the young Indians must take is that a ghastly attempt was made to cripple the Indian Constitution but was rescued by patriots.
Nothing more ridiculous than foreigners like Frawley, Elst, or Gautier defining true Hindu identity and certifying genuine Indian character.
These worthies are hellbent on forcing inferiority complex among Indians for not being militant enough & thereby spoil the feelgood factor.
Rajiv Malhotra is another Hindutva killjoy who is perpetually haunted by ghosts of Sepoys through every individual he meets or thinks about.
Too much of learning, it appears, is also a dangerous thing as demonstrated presently by RW luminaries like Malhotra, Gurumurthy or Shourie.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Sri Aurobindo took care to craft an Integral path

The Mother came from France a 100 year ago and made India her home. Thus, it's certainly not easy to predict the future course of Evolution.
Sri Aurobindo targeted man's adversaries and focused on Evolution without concentrating solely on his political opponents or foreign rulers.
All those who cannot mention the name of Sri Aurobindo without referring to Swami Vivekananda are the most misguided lot who mislead others.
RSS and RKM have been successful in spreading many misconceptions about Sri Aurobindo depriving many Indians of the opportunity to read him.
Proud Hindus don't consider it necessary to read the Veda. Sri Aurobindo's The Secret of the Veda can alter their worldview & notion of Self.
Promising fast development prior to the election is first rate dishonesty. Spreading support base by invoking religion is downright improper.
Reading Sri Aurobindo's works is an easy way of imbibing the best of all the insights the ancient Sanskrit texts can offer without originals.
Such intelligent people being mesmerised by Modi is the most astonishing phenomenon in India today, 45 years after man landed on the moon!
Our educated are more perturbed over the errors in History than reforms required at present. Social issues are hardly discussed seriously.
Resistance of human nature would have been insurmountable but for Evolution which, says Sri Aurobindo, is bound to carry the race forward.
Movies portray a moralistic angle but Politics displays actual difficulties ethics poses. This tension, however, is a pointer to Evolution.
Attacking the ideology must be the priority & not the person espousing it. Intellectual winning over is more durable than other enticements.
You are well within your right to love & learn Sanskrit but don't push it down the throat of school children. It should be left to Colleges.
Basic difference between the approach of traditional Religions and Indian Constitution is that the latter is nonchalant if you alter faith.
Hindu exceptionalism & chauvinism have acquired added legitimacy under the current regime but such leeway accrues from Indian Constitution.
No traditional Text of India can be said to equal the liberal and universal ethos unveiled by Constitution of India by burying differences.
Hindu tribalism can never reconcile with the spirit of Indian Constitution and the demographic reality of the country as it stands today.
Nothing unusual in supporters of the Ruling party being euphoric on decimation of all opposition parties but then that would be no Democracy.
Continued coexistence of Ultra-Left and RSS within Indian Democracy may be a sign of resilience but the long-term corrosion is inevitable.
Rampal or Sai Baba controversies relate to possible reforms in Hinduism but no serious response emerges signifying intellectual lethargy.
Most religions have tasted political power for long periods & Hindus have just acquired it after the gap of a millennium. Nothing promising.
Mythology narrates Monarchical models that run against the spirit of Democracy for which transparency and humility are essential elements.
Cricket & Bollywood have trained the young to chase the Stars but in Politics it's Ideology, and not the person, that needs to be supported.
BJP took birth on an ideological divergence and the dichotomy refuses to vanish despite wildly fluctuating electoral fortunes over the years.
Starting from canvassing in Hisar bypoll to abstaining from Haryana Assembly elections, all political moves by AAP so far has benefited BJP.
@Parikramah Not exactly, rather a much broader reference to the whole community or especially involving all those who prefer to be so known.
@Parikramah I might not doubt your broadmindedness but Hindutva does harbour elements who tend to display worst kind of hatred and animosity.
Genuine Nationalism is about expressing Indianness as our Constitution demands it and not lazily espousing Mythology, Astrology, or Rituals.
No way to dethrone English that looks down upon other Indian languages and cultures associated with them. Better take the bull by the horns.
English can never usurp the space for popular entertainment but it has a predominant position in prose: both journalism & academic discourse.
Sri Aurobindo understood the essence of India hundred years ago and wrote his profound thoughts in English. No language chauvinism involved.
Priority is how the present and future citizens can effectively contribute to make India a better nation. Sri Aurobindo shows the right path.
Fighting the so-called Sickulars and Sepoys involves colossal negativism and waste of energy; whining leaves a bad taste in your mouth too.
If Pfau makes a herculean attempt to resurrect Coleridge, why can't Indians rediscover Sri Aurobindo and take pride in his prose and poetry?
Instead of Pfau's "Modernity as a Metaphysical Dilemma: Moral Agency in Coleridge" we have the option of Sri Aurobindo's Integral Psychology.
The problem with relying upon Hindutva is that nothing is assured in terms of welfare or fortune. Reading Sri Aurobindo is an eye opener.
Integral Yoga enunciated by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo gives meaning to individual life & strivings with a pronounced emphasis on Evolution.
The ideal of Hindutva has many loopholes and is a blind alley. Sri Aurobindo took care to craft an Integral path acceptable to all people.
Neither Hindutva nor Nehruvian temperament is based on any full proof Ontological framework whereas Sri Aurobindo possesses The Life Divine.
Reading a few pages from Savitri can make anyone realise the depth and height Sri Aurobindo is trying to reach but few get that opportunity.
Learnt skills turn of less use every few years and that's life's biggest predicament. Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo teaches to be a learner.
Power and showmanship can never rise to gain respect as Wisdom and Statesmanship. Numbers are a tool in Democracy but no assurance of virtue.
Current cultural scene in India is a complex mix of the Western and Tradition and hence it's impossible to identify anything as truly Indian.
Any attempt to resurrect ancient India or revive age old traditions is misguided & will fail. Evolutionary angle of Western contact crucial.
@GreatHeretic Just hinting at The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's effort in integrating India with the West that remains below the radar of elite.
@GreatHeretic Difficult to label Sri Aurobindo's multilayered contributions but then you may confine yourself to your present notions of him
RWs consider K.M. Munshi an icon and here is one of his less known sides
Peter Heehs' The Lives of Sri Aurobindo is under Govt. ban in India but those interested can now read it online at
As an extension of Parliamentary discourse Twitter interactions must persevere to preserve Democratic norms like transparency and tolerance.
@arunmsk @firaism Too much interest in women in Twitter runs counter to honest intellectual pursuit. But one can't help it, it's so natural!
@DharmicFundoo I said my observations and not what Sri Aurobindo said. However, he doesn't agree with the present muscular form of Hindutva.
@DharmicFundoo My observations are based on reading Sri Aurobindo whereas many Hindutva enthusiasts continue to neglect his epochal thought.
Sri Aurobindo's Savitri & The Life Divine being extensive investigations into story of creation as well as human condition are eye openers.
Let not group dynamics spoil your poise. The onus of navigating your life is solely in your hands and Sri Aurobindo is the safest channel.
True Nationalism is to discover the timeless spirit of India as Sri Aurobindo imagines it and not slavishly following worn out ideologies.
@Pawankhera Sri Aurobindo's extensive writings have made it difficult to appropriate him but attempts are on nevertheless.
@doctoratlarge Please read The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo before making such lofty pronouncements and misguiding others.
@doctoratlarge The delusion of being "self-made" is transitory but dangerous.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have put in place the right kind of educational model for future Indians to follow in a globalized environment.
Understanding functioning of the body like Metabolizable Energy Intake (MEI) and Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) should be accessible.
@Hareshraichura The question is who'd pay them the fee. Further, they can argue the opposite way if someone else pays them more. So, tricky!
Some people used to admire Sanjay Gandhi. The same mindset is fond of Modi; the logic that "danda" mode is the right "medicine" for Indians!
@GuruuGhantaal I have used the word some. Anyway I wished to convey that many people vent their repressed instinct for violence vicariously.
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