Saturday, November 28, 2015

Savitri Era gains when Congress and RSS fight

Remember the two cats and a monkey story? When Congress and RSS wrestle over Secularism, benefit would accrue to Savitri Era automatically.
BJP, RSS, Modi and Margdarshak Mandal are four different directions. I don't think it's within human capability to manage this contradiction.
Disproportionate emphasis on Hindi is a major factor contributing to corrosion of intellectual vigour in RSS. English can instil liberalism.
Those used to read Hindi newspapers tend to avoid English almost instinctively and, consequently, are deprived of much intellectual stimuli.
Many are comfortable with glorifying Hindi, Sanskrit, and other regional languages, but promoting English and Humanities should be priority.
English is a link language not only in India but also across the globe. Nothing to be apologetic about this great language & unmatched reach.
Language, culture, religion are evolving phenomena like technology or markets. Developing receptivity for what suits the future is prudence.
Cartelisation is the most debilitating disease Markets are suffering from. In a way, regulatory bodies facilitate this by enforcing rules.
Without trying to understand Sanskrit as per Sri Aurobindo's hermeneutics, pedantic conclusions are bound to be flawed
@curbset @Openthemag Consulting Sri Aurobindo what he wrote a century back can solve many of our ideological dilemma
@jothishnair1010 @TRILOKHNATH Please go through latest scientific findings which favour AIT/AMT without any bias.
Follow Sri Aurobindo's Ideal of Human Unity
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

1 comment:

  1. B: Sanskrit!
    That is not... Everyone should learn that. Especially everyone who works here should learn that... not the Sanskrit of the scholars... all, all of them, wherever they may have been born.
    A: In principle, Mother, that is what we are thinking of —next year, to make all the children do Sanskrit, plus their mother tongue.
    M. Yes. Not Sanskrit from the point of view of scholarship, but Sanskrit, a Sanskrit—how to put it?—that opens the door to all the languages of India. I think that is indispensable. The ideal would be, in a few years, to have a rejuvenated Sanskrit as the representative language of India, that is, a Sanskrit spoken in such a way that—Sanskrit is behind all the languages of India
    and it should be that. This was Sri Aurobindo’s idea, when we spoke about it. Because now English is the language of the whole country, but that is abnormal. It is very helpful for relations with the rest of the world, but just as each country has its own language, there should... And so here, as soon as one begins to want a national language, everyone starts quarrelling. Each one wants it to be his own, and that is foolish. But no one could object to Sanskrit. It is a more ancient language than the others and it contains the sounds, the root-sounds of many words. This is something I studied with Sri Aurobindo and it is obviously very interesting. Some of these roots can even be found in all the languages of the world—sounds, root-sounds which are found in all those languages. Well, this, this thing, this is what ought to be learnt and this is what the national language should be. Every child born in India should know it, just as every child born in France has to know French. He does not speak properly, he does not know it thoroughly, but he has to know French a little; and in all the countries of the world it is the same thing. He has to know the national language. And then, when he learns, he learns as many languages as he likes. At the moment, we are still embroiled in quarrels, and this is a very bad atmosphere in which to build anything. But I hope that a day will come when it will be possible. So I would like to have a simple Sanskrit taught here, as simple as possible, but not “simplified”—simple by going back to its origin... all these sounds, the sounds that are the roots of the words which were formed afterwards. I don’t know whether you have anyone here who could do that. In fact, I don’t know whether there is anyone in India who could do it. Sri Aurobindo knew. But someone who knows Sanskrit can.
    Extract from CWM P414-415