Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sri Aurobindo's 1915 essays Superman and Evolution need to be reread

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo introduced such revolutionary ideas that people of all faiths get influenced causing turmoil in their religions.
Intellectual dishonesty due to political, religious, & cultural anchorage is preventing many from approaching Sri Aurobindo with receptivity.
The singlemost innovation that India has produced during the past one century that can beat rest of the world is Sri Aurobindo's philosophy.
Disillusionment with BJP and AAP is forcing people to look for alternatives. But everyone wants a readymade party instead of building one.
Fixation with Mythology and tradition is so strong that majority of Indians can scarcely imagine of a new party, a philosophy, or a religion.
Reluctance of Indian Universities to offer courses on Sri Aurobindo Studies (covering Poetry, Philosophy, Psychology, and Politics) is sad.
Jagannatha Dasa Odia Bhagabata, Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita, or Ramcharitmanas act as barriers to new thought in respective linguistic areas.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have grafted profound new thought to the medley of Indian tradition for negotiating with the demands of Evolution.
Popularity of Shankara, Vivekananda, and Ramana privileges a strand of metaphysical thinking which Sri Aurobindo has challenged successfully.
Many supporters of Vidyasagar, Vivekananda, Tagore, & Subhas Bose are found lukewarm towards Sri Aurobindo and dismissive of his scholarship.
@ramolia82 Examples of how affinity to a certain school of thought and ecosystem or spell of charisma can keep one bonded to the old tunes!
A common impression is Sri Aurobindo is merely a scholar and not a realised soul. Still it's worth reading his books.
The Bengal Renaissance article in Wikipedia doesn't consider it worthwhile to mention Sri Aurobindo or his politics.
Endeavour for progress continues in countless ways but to determine whether they are Evolutionarily aligned consulting Sri Aurobindo needed.
No means to amend incoherent and defective theologies of past religions. Adopting Sri Aurobindo's Vedic Evolutionary paradigm is best option.
Present popularity is no indicator of future resilience. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have clearly expressed no confidence in past religions.
Instead of identifying themselves as Dalits and trapped forever under the shelter of reservations, SC/ST people should follow Sri Aurobindo.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo offer the most modern and liberal alternative for overcoming fragmentations on the basis of castes and religions.
Sri Aurobindo was a top Nationalist and wrote extensively on the significance of Indian culture much before Gandhi or RSS came into picture.
Whether one is interested in the political vision of Sri Aurobindo or not, understanding his metaphysics is essential for self-management.
Superficial meanings of Sanskrit texts popularised by poets and playwrights need to be critically examined in the light of Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo unhinges Veda from ritual & religion to explain the Ontological framework hiding behind its utterances
SELF aims at supplementing the individual’s struggle for a successful social adjustment with more aspirational input
@India_Policy Political correctness is an evolving phenomenon; not something fixed. Demonizing human rights, liberal values brings no glory.
If one ignores Grotius or Locke and relies upon Golwalkar instead for his philosophical foundations, then his ethical perspective is warped.
Heraclitus and Plotinus, Schelling and Hegel, Nietzsche and James, all find their stands reconciled in Sri Aurobindo's Integral Philosophy.
Neglecting Sri Aurobindo is the most detrimental lapse in Ambedkar's scholarship. [Ambedkar, Democracy, Upanishads]
Sri Aurobindo is the most appropriate political alternative to Gandhi, Nehru, Lohia, Periyar, Ambedkar, Savarkar, Golwalkar, or Kejriwal.
@rupasubramanya Support Savitri Era Party drawing inspiration from Sri Aurobindo's Five Dreams.
@Retributions The Doctrine of Passive Resistance - Introduction by Sri Aurobindo
Published in 1915, Sri Aurobindo's two essays on Superman and Evolution need to be reread.

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