Saturday, January 30, 2016

Would have retired from PNB today

Would have retired from PNB today but Google & Twitter helped to build an alternative identity during the last ten years which keeps growing.
Came in touch of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in 1964 and there is no greater sense of fulfilment today than being able to spread their words.
Strayed into Western Philosophy through Sri Aurobindo without which my understanding of life and society would have been naïve and juvenile.
@avenger_D It would be more profitable if you examine the whole issue in detail & tell what your conclusions entail.
@avenger_D Each one is free to draw his own conclusions based on what The Mother and Sri Aurobindo wrote and the way they ran their Ashram in Puducherry.
@avenger_D I try to understand what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have said and believe in them. Rest are texts, legends, and sundry opinions.
Political relevance of Sri Aurobindo is my strongest conviction today but how that takes on rival ideologies and wins depends on public inclination.
Most go for the easy option of supporting an existing party but the truth is that an ideal party has to be built brick by brick by idealists.
Four years on Twitter convinces me that there is an absolute need for independent thinking beyond propaganda unleashed by parties and media.
Apart from BJP, I'm also opposed to Congress, AAP, the Left, and many other regional parties but extend support on the basis of lesser evil.
When I oppose Modi, RSS, or Hindutva, it's out of my personal preference and judgement and not any direct communication from Sri Aurobindo.
Instead of quoting what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have said, I just urge to read. Where and how a new person meets is between him and them.
Accumulating even an iota of appreciation for The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is an Evolution of gigantic proportion given the normal life around.
Each person is unique in his life's path & goal. How he benefits from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can't be predicted or evaluated by another.
Writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo include diverse possibilities but their followers must refrain from making false promises & forecasts.
The political appropriateness of Sri Aurobindo's thought vis-à-vis Hindutva, Nehruvian, Marxist, and Ambedkarite positions is very clear now.

Many a time, I tweet to defend facts but am accused of "following Sri Aurobindo and feel the need to defend him." …
Escaping the spell of Mythology, legends, distorted history, and motivated media campaigns is perhaps the most challenging task for Indians.
Sri Aurobindo's candid views on Gandhi, Subhas, & Hitler should guide the historians so that a lot of myth is excised from school curriculum.
Sri Aurobindo's philosophy must replace faulty ideologies of great men and misleading theories thrust by majoritarian electoral politics.
Lessons on critical irreverence is good to an extent but caution must be exercised against it leading to excessive scepticism and nihilism.
All political parties are selling dreams. Students must be very careful before falling in their traps by reading The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
You toiled on Twitter and now Modi and his Ministers are enjoying. Time to turn to your own aims as amplified by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Too much of political ideology and sociology can distort life-goals unless life-skills offered by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are integrated.
@harsh__g Any agenda for future should include insights from Sri Aurobindo which he fine-tuned 100 years back.
Let not chasing a nebulous dream like Hindu Rashtra lull you from performing the immediate tasks that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo foreground.
No ideal society can be built without enough transformation of human nature for which The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have laid firm foundations.
Reject RSS and BJP, discard Congress, and dump the Left for the anachronistic ideologies they are following. Discover Sri Aurobindo instead.
Many are trying to impress the young generation with the misleading combination of Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo who are diverging domains.
It is also essential not to identify Sri Aurobindo with any kind of Saffron campaign converging on the Hindu Rashtra
Nationalism and heroism can induce disproportionate motivation, especially in women, as the tragic story of Sadhvi Pragya is unfolding now.
Whose ideology serves best for India's future should attract more critical attention than juvenile drum beating about who had wielded a gun.
Freedom struggle encompasses diverse events both recorded and unreported. So, absurd to construct any coherent theory or ideological victory.
RW fascination for whatever semblance of armed resistance against the British is intriguing although Sri Aurobindo never put his whole faith.
Many on the RW faction are extremely enthusiastic about Sri Aurobindo; ironically, just as an icon but not what he writes or how he differs.
Speaking of the Constitution and the Hindu interest in the same breath (as if both are synonymous) is absurd as well as height of hypocrisy.
Nationalist sentiment as a component of Hindutva may look as a valid cause but when endorsed by Brahmins becomes suspicious on past records.
As most people have not read Sri Aurobindo's books they fail to realise his worth. So one has to accept someone's advice to turn towards him.
The responsibility of persuading yourself that the ideology of Sri Aurobindo is the most suitable for the country and the world is upon you.
Sri Aurobindo continues to be neglected during the last 20 months the same way as the previous 20 years. Young Indians must study him self.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have stressed the universal aspect of man and why our aspirations and endeavours should be in the same direction.
Messianic & Utopian dimensions of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's teaching notwithstanding, Evolutionary paradigm is intellectually compelling.
Events of the last hundred years prove that the vision of Sri Aurobindo is in the right direction and young Indians must follow #FiveDreams.
No amount of gratitude is enough for Sri Aurobindo writing the ARYA articles 100 years of ago giving a definite direction to human Evolution.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo prepared the road towards a single global fraternity where people of all nations, races, & religions would mingle.
Sri Aurobindo's political philosophy doesn't pertain to his Freedom Struggle period alone; it has got vast significance for future of India.
Not many of his eminent contemporaries were much impressed with Sri Aurobindo & that speaks of the circumstances of their fast obsolescence.
The most important task in studying history is to understand the role of Sri Aurobindo in trouncing Hitler & how Churchill turns instrument.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo were prominent among those who raised voice against Hitler. So it's anti-Evolutionary to praise his collaborator.
Sri Aurobindo charts out an Evolutionary path for the whole mankind in accordance with the Vedic dialectic resonating with Lurianic Kabbalah.
Take your pick: Vivekananda doesn't understand the Veda, Subhas allies with Hitler while Savarkar endorses him & Ambedkar opts for Buddhism.
Failure of Hindutva in providing a robust intellectual leadership coupled with feeble crawling of Congress makes Sri Aurobindo most relevant.
Concentrating on the Hindu cause or Hindu unity is clearly a different and minor goal than thinking about India. Sri Aurobindo shows the way.
Electoral politics forces certain rigidities & exclusivities. Sri Aurobindo rises above such narrow confines to push an Evolutionary agenda.
RSS at the helm of the nation is definitely a sad state. Besides the opposition seems powerless against it. Sri Aurobindo is the only answer.
Most Bengali scholars portray Sri Aurobindo as a minor adjunct to Bankim, Vivekananda or Tagore. Now the nation must discover his true worth.
Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo orients one in Planetary concerns and Evolutionary imperatives vital for World peace and Human unity.
Many followers of Sri Aurobindo are averse to politics but Savitri Era Party is a pioneering venture to serve the cause of the Motherland.
Distorted history has taken its toll on the present generation of Indians. Mythology, Astrology, and Rituals have further debilitated them.
RSS adherents have their own conviction and compulsion but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo posit a much larger vision and schema of Evolution.
Many historians balk at any sign of teleological explanation but seem to be at a loss to account for all unexpected handiworks of Evolution.
Before paid media were paid professors & writers who used to crawl when asked to bend. Plight of intellectuals before patronage is pitiable!
RSS is trying hard to push itself on borrowed curry (Odia proverb) but its ideological bankruptcy will lead it to doom sans Sri Aurobindo.
We witness now how our political parties are floundering due to lack of any cohesive and coherent ideology. Sri Aurobindo, a firm anchorage.
Ignoring merit & disregarding talent is a basic political instinct for self-positioning. Mediocrity prospers as a result midst pedestrianism.
Sri Aurobindo's firm grip on values and vision for future can be traced even in his 1893-94 writings when he was 21.
Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest - Sri Aurobindo #FiveDreams
Constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950 and Sri Aurobindo breathed his last on December 5, 1950.
Those keen on delving deep into Indian wisdom must focus on Sri Aurobindo's ARYA (1914-21) writings available online
Anilbaran Roy: Conversations with Sri Aurobindo A.B PURANI: EVENING TALKS with SRI AUROBINDO
@vhpparekh She never travelled beyond Puducherry and adjoining areas.
@DemocracyParody Sri Aurobindo, in fact, is a timeless & seamless thesis; no real demarcation between his spirituality, philosophy, & politics.
@DemocracyParody Sri Aurobindo has clarified the matter at several places and that should be accepted sans any spin.
@DemocracyParody That's well known and from him you acquire the prejudice about Sri Aurobindo's exit from politics which is mistaken.
@DemocracyParody That's an excellent biography by R.R. Diwakar. (Or, you are referring to Karan Singh's dissertation with Nehru's foreword?)
@DemocracyParody 1) I don't agree on Sri Aurobindo = all great people. 2) What you like or not is immaterial; his life is between 1872-1950.
@DemocracyParody Consciousness, in our parlance, is a decent concept. So, it could mean something like the gut feeling (or, reflex action)!
@madversity @DemocracyParody The Mother’s brother safely kept the file in his office drawer.
@Parikramah This for example:
@Parikramah @kartheeque But then, why nationalism at all? Why not try to transcend it? World Union? Legal stipulations, however, will exist.
@Parikramah @kartheeque Geography, anyway, ensures that but with increased migration, it's difficult to maintain/demand cultural purity.
@YRDeshmukh Please try to evaluate Sri Aurobindo on a different scale than his contemporaries given his seclusion and ability of pre-vision.
@ranikhet Please read the tweet again. I don't think you suffer from comprehension problem!
@avenger_D In the meanwhile you can look at some facts @avenger_D I can sense the superiority you exude by being a member of the religion you follow as if anything else is senseless. Best of luck!
@maidros78 I didn't tweet about it but Sri Aurobindo himself claims of Divine intervention for escape which you may or may not treat a proof.
@maidros78 Peter Heehs also offered similar arguments in his biography. But here the specific issue is you prove the allegation or apologise.
The academic environment seeks to stick to the literal approach. The challenge here, on the contrary, is manifold.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Popular posts since 2005 … … Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
@subhashkak1 @SwarajyaMag [Dec 30, 1896. Swami Vivekananda had a vivid dream. “You are now in the island of Crete"]
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  19h 19 hours ago It's absurd that for history and sociology in India Mythologies are looked upon as authoritative sources, forgetting their fictional nature.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  6h 6 hours ago By reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo one can gradually extricate oneself from the influence of Mythology, Astrology & Rituals.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  6h 6 hours ago The Western world was also under the thrall of Mythology one day but got over it and developed. India, too, can by following Sri Aurobindo.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  6h 6 hours ago Young Indians must be ever vigilant not to allow reign of obscurantism & medievalism in the guise of Nationalism by following Sri Aurobindo.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  5h 5 hours ago Even Marxists, during their long hold over educational apparatus and national discourse, couldn't eradicate Mythology. Sri Aurobindo will.
Mythology, Astrology, & Rituals are responsible for clouding the minds of Indians so much that they fail to appreciate Sri Aurobindo's works.
Many intellectuals and academicians hesitate to express their admiration for The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in public to avoid sectarian image.
Savitri Era Party ‏@SavitriEraParty  Jan 18 Misrepresentation of Sri Aurobindo by both who have not read him and those who prefer a literal reading of his texts is a fearful prospect.
Shadow of Auroville looms large on the Ashram ownership given Sri Aurobindo's position as an eminent national icon.
""Integral Management" paper presentation" on @LinkedIn
A thousand oysters wasted for a pearl Once in a blue-moon comes the Midas touch The old man and the sea is an old tale
Once one qualifies for the oceanic vast Worlds of plenitude swim in in plenty Why settle for the tiny, mean and puny
Followers of Sri Aurobindo who react to my tweets may choose the E-mail route for a more flexible mode of conversation and/or clarification.
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Education for Human Rights and Democracy - KJS Chatrath (Ed)
Problems of Interpretation and Translation... NSS Raman

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