Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Ideal of Human Unity was unfurled in 1915

Although I am blogging since 2005 on the theme of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, some accuse me of misusing their names for political purpose. This is nothing unusual since they are primarily seen as Gurus who are dedicated to spirituality. Bulk of their writings, in fact, relate to practice of Integral Yoga and psychological topology. Sri Aurobindo Centres, also, focus on meditation and weekly discourses on scriptures. In this scenario, even the academicians can't be faulted for treating Sri Aurobindo's writings as emanating from a Guru and not from a political thinker.

Be that as it may, it needs to be mentioned for those who are new that my blogs were meant for wide dissemination of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's works. The purpose was to inaundate the Internet with their names by way of unabashed propaganda. Needless to say that many devotees find this approach unpalatable. The second reason why most people are enraged is that I favour a new Savitri Era Religion. This posits an option 'either/or' which irritates tradition worshippers. The third reason is politics or Savitri Era Party. This is totally unacceptable, they shout in unison.

The Heehs imbroglio, no doubt, was an eye opener and it's satisfying that I maintain an independent position to this day. Ascendancy of Modi, similarly, provided an opportunity to hold a distinct line of opinion at the national level through Twitter. These, I believe, are not mean acheivements. But, unfortunately, there is hardly anyone capable today who would judge things on merit. The Ideal of Human Unity was unfurled in 1915 and this is the Centenary year. There is an urgency to reread this "most dated" book of Sri Aurobindo so that it doesn't become the most hated. [TNM55]

Internal squabble, ideological confusion has been responsible for lackluster dissemination of Sri Aurobindo's thought
His assumption that some are in possession of pure reason and are propelled by it, is a myth.
Nothing amazes more than fans lamenting constantly that media & Sonia are more powerful as Modi is incapable of doing anything against them!
Hindutva fans are intolerant of different opinion, ideology, or religion & want one-party-rule like China. No such luxury under Constitution.
RSS focusing on Hindi has alienated the elite & even now it is lukewarm towards scholarly enterprise in English. Also looks as anti-science.
Internet has brought massive collection of information but think of the deprivation of those who know only Hindi or single regional language.
Confusing Mother India for a picture or a painting is an easy trap. Whether one's actions subserve or subverse needs critical sensitivity.
Western scholarship is provincial and hence warped which needs to be corrected through adequate emphasis on India.
Many ridicule Marx without trying to know what he wrote & why his predictions continue to attract brilliant minds who give first rate books.
That both Marx and Sri Aurobindo were lovers of Man and foresaw emancipation, might be the point of departure for...
Democracy is a game of numbers but if you apply the same rule in Twitter to judge whether an issue has merit, then it may lead to a blunder.
[Attend MEDITATION (Weekdays: 7-7:30PM) & SATSANG (Sunday: 10AM) at Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi Branch (opp. NCERT)]
[The Necessity of Overcoming the Sense of the Individual As the Doer of Works]
[Any chapter of Satprem's book is worth all the volumes of Ken Wilber (and even to say that is a slur on Satprem).]
[The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955 By Leela Gandhi]
[Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan & Gandhi promoted the notion that all world religions belong to a single spiritual unity]
[Graham Harman's take on Rousseau and Locke's definition of the State of Nature in the modern political age]
[how human culture evolves positively through exchange and specialization, bestselling author Matt Ridley does more]
[where Kurzweil, Diamandis, Ridley and Kelly leaves off and extends their thought to all the way to the Omega Point.]

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