Thursday, June 02, 2016

Reignite the dream of a society wedded to Equality & Freedom

Human beings, irrespective of their skin colour, culture, language, religion, nationality, or gender, face the same Evolutionary challenges.
When it comes to confronting one's own psychological states in order to overcome them, no castes or social status is of any particular value
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo teach about the universality of human condition and how resolving hindrances is more psychological than material.
Followers of Sri Aurobindo used to celebrate his birthday on August 15 and India became Independent on that date. His teachings guide future
Both, Congress and BJP worship false gods instead of following the path shown by Sri Aurobindo and his message broadcast on August 14, 1947.
Despite founding an Ashram, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never emphasized the political aspects of collective living (like in Marxism/Fascism)
Auroville, like Sri Aurobindo Ashram, practices a new paradigm of living for the sake of the Divine with politics and economics subordinated
The effort, however, is to transcend the economic and political animal in man and endeavouring for a more psychologically fulfilling life.
It's sad that the huge emancipatory potential of Sri Aurobindo's teaching has not attracted the attention of thinkers like Chomsky or Žižek.
Nearer home, the continued overlooking of Sri Aurobindo's humanist ideal by the followers of Ambedkar of different hues defers Dalit welfare
@skjain_05 In Sri Aurobindo Ashram & Auroville, a model of collective living can be found transcending division of labour imposed by castes.
The more people I follow at Twitter, the more I am pushed into an echo-chamber. How to escape this reign of teapoys and rescue discourse?
Read, how the question of death (also, central to SAVITRI) stirs the imagination of Hobbes, Hegel, Heidegger down to Baudrillard and Bauman.
Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772–1833), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) are 3 pioneers of East-West synthesis.
@SanyalIndranil Sri Aurobindo comes to the scene almost a century later and gives a definite direction to what by then had turned a clutter.
Mythology trains the mind not to seek evidences & the same mindset pervades political culture as well as scientific attitude in our country.
The philosophy of David Hume (1711–1776), supposedly indebted to Nāgārjuna (c. 150–250), gave an impetus to scientific attitude in the West.
Surely disturbing as @blog_supplement puts it so pithily "the greatest innovations in biology which make us what we are come from conflict."
@ngc1729 Agree; hard to judge oneself. What others think of me must be true (someone called me a fraud recently!). Thanks for the attention.
@ngc1729 I'm just relying upon @AgentSaffron in this respect. Believing in (science + sociology) seems to be more credible than (sociology).
@ngc1729 @AgentSaffron The other extreme is @krishnarjun108 who believes in the Puranic cycles of time and civilisation. Do you believe him?
@ngc1729 @AgentSaffron @krishnarjun108 Okay, peace! When you find time, please suggest to me which are the things I should believe/promote.
Born in the pre-Independence days, both Congress and RSS have succumbed while the Left has heroically wrestled with intellectual challenges.
I'm not aware what happens in FB but in Twitter I have been cautioning people against anti-Evolutionary role of RSS and Hindutva Nationalism
BJP facing opposition from Secular faction is normal but my attempt in drawing justification from Sri Aurobindo's philosophy is distinctive.
I am 61 but Hindutva specialists are talking about either 1061 or 2061. So, instead of harbouring such optical illusion of 2016 #FiveDreams
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta @Sheks65
Despite such large number of educated Indians wedded to Hindutva, I keep faith on power of intellect. One day they will follow Sri Aurobindo
@strongissilent @karan1402d Oh, that's the reason many consider me as a genius !
Sam Harris, in his book "Waking Up," brings forth his doubts about Sri Aurobindo, but many like me haven't found anything else to rely upon.
Sam Harris asks to ignore Sri "Aurobindo's long, unreadable books." Savitri, for instance, seems impenetrable but is worth struggling with.
@GreatHeretic SH is cautioning people against deceptive Gurus. Respecting Common Sense is also valid but the discerning finds Sri Aurobindo.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Let's be thankful to whoever has plagiarised, simplified, or even distorted Sri Aurobindo's theory. Primary schools needed.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Knowledge production is a more integrated phenomenon now & no one can thrust his solitary interpretation on global audience
@BhartiyaAgnosti Even Sri Aurobindo borrows many ideas from different sources and synthesises them without explicit attribution or debt ack.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Western inspiration for Indian Renaissance is unmistakable & it's impossible to track various streams or trace their origin
Many pretend that they represent the Indian tradition in its purity and give the impression that they have not been benefitted by the West.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Forcing a dichotomy (like RM) is a current flavour in India but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have harped on Global harmony.
@BhartiyaAgnosti Sri Aurobindo has elucidated upon all these aspects in his book, The Human Cycle which was published in ARYA 100 years back
@BhartiyaAgnosti Studying the works of Sri Aurobindo in original is the only way to discern things in right manner.
@BhartiyaAgnosti All part of sabdajalam; the whole Vedic secret is eclipsing the light and truth and fighting to recover them (Indra/Vritra)
@BhartiyaAgnosti Sri Aurobindo's works can be likened to a University from where nobody has been able to collect a Degree yet. Try your luck
@BhartiyaAgnosti Good that you have the necessary background and if you read three pages daily then you can finish The Life Divine in a year
@maidros78 @dikgaj @sarkar_swati Social unity better preserved during Muslim rule than British opines Sri Aurobindo.
@Ji16Sanjay Savitri is for everyone; there should be no distinction. Each one is part of Evolution and no one knows which faculty opens when
True that many Gurus sell Enlightenment deceptively, as Sam Harris has cautioned. Sri Aurobindo, however, is emphatic about its possibility.
Cultural and religious difference across nations pose challenges but Sri Aurobindo has upheld unity and not uniformity in future World Union
No trace of any political instability in India now but many people are constantly tweeting on conflicts and social unrest instead of harmony
Why it is that RSS is so enthusiastic about Savarkar but absolutely lukewarm towards Sri Aurobindo? A comparison can reveal many fault lines
A notion is prevalent that capitulating before corruption is normal to politics. But it is certainly possible to overcome such a compulsion.
Past paradigm of politics presents disillusionment and despondency before people and so hope of not compromising with values must be aflame.
Ethics and ideology must be the cornerstone of politics. Fighting against AAP, BJP, and Congress is the first step for achieving that target
@maidros78 @chinmaykrvd @sarkar_swati SEP will emerge as the alternative when more and more people will realise the futility of backing BJP.
Banishing AAP, BJP, and Congress are national goals. Today's results have confirmed fulfilment of this target in 2019. #CongressMuktBharat
@sarvatragam @MangoBwoy @Moskvaa Emergence of a party catering to Hindu interest is not unusual but it has not been an organic rise for BJP.
@chinmaykrvd Shows he can handle and head a coalition whereas the ladies specialise in splendid isolation, Maya included #CongressMuktBharat
@chinmaykrvd The feminine attraction is a substantial factor just like ladies in Twitter garner more followers. Stops other males as leader.
@chinmaykrvd 1) Once upon a time Samata Party was the only ally of BJP; 2) Biharis are indebted to Nitish Kumar for giving them self-respect
Modi to rule for three more years; countdown begins. So, no need to prepare new history text books; they will again be changed in any case.
Any truck with Congress is an assured recipe for harakiri; Nitish Kumar must understand this countrywide verdict well. #CongressMuktBharat
Election results prove Hindutva Nationalism fails to seduce people and faces a civilisational roadblock by being patently anti-Evolutionary.
Why BJP has no future is clear from what Sri Aurobindo wrote in ARYA in 1916. Mere lamenting over losing Election is not enough @rameshsethu
Right ideology is what attracts people and all political parties operating in India at present are peddling dregs. Sri Aurobindo will lead.
@VanzaraDg @KvsethuNair You know very well that nothing of the sort will ever happen. You are simply deluding yourself and others. Jumla !
@manishkbaid Anti-Defection bill brought stability but has made the MPs slaves. Indian Constitution suffered partial disablement. Tragic !
@chitraSD Ideology matters and Sri Aurobindo offers the most modern and Evolutionary vision for the future of India as well as the world.
Sri Aurobindo's followers are a legion but the question of politics and religion has not been confronted by them as yet in a honest fashion.
Invasions other than AIT/AMT are rarely discussed. [...Huns were absorbed in the Hindu fold as Kshatryas while Jats occupied a lower strata]
The disproportionate clout of a large State like UP is a cause for consternation among other States and poses a threat to Indian Democracy.
UP should be split into four or five States before the Election so that each region gets a popular Gov't of its choice. Same for Maharashtra
Hindutva has loads of reasons to forge opposition but those aired by persons on other than political ground, though justified, look suspect.
@SonaChele1 Whining even two years after coming to power is so sad and shameful. Proof that the RSS ecosystem is woefully bereft of talent.
@SJha1618 @kbunckbunc Who in this country doesn't feel dwarfed by Nehru's towering figure? Modi is no exception; wants to measure up to him.
Perhaps the most enduring achievement of Modi during his 5 years rule will be renaming four to five roads in Delhi. Nothing else is visible.
Modi has two aims:
1. Takeover Congress, lock, stock, and barrel and head it by ditching BJP;
2. Nobel prize for Peace, by hook or by crook.
Whenever anyone tweets about 56-inch working 18+ hours without taking any leave, I remember the train scene in Jaani Dushman (1979) instantly
All Chief Ministers carry the onerous burden of ensuring own security except Delhi CM whose protection is the duty of the PM and President !
@samAlochaka @Janamejayan Reason is good people, instead of supporting good people, vote for the corrupt and those without any ideology.
@samAlochaka Forgetting all other human problems and concentrating upon Jihad all the time seems to me intellectually dishonest and intimidatory.
@samAlochaka I have heard this staple threat n number of times. It's hardcore RSS agenda to create fear and spread hatred by poisoning minds.
@samAlochaka There is Govt, Defence services, Internal security apparatus to take care of such exigencies. Ordinary citizens need not bother
@kbunckbunc Despite your painting a grim picture, I'm not in favour of raising a private army in a Democracy. That's against Civil Society.
@kbunckbunc Each person is entitled to his pet brainwaves but the nation is run by something called Constitution which has no such provision
@kbunckbunc Option 1: Raise private army like Naxalites
Option 2: Form party, win election, have 2/3rd majority and change the Constitution.
@kbunckbunc Religion is not a genetic phenomena, it's a matter of mind. The ideal of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has the power to convert.
@kbunckbunc It's illogical to look at time in such linear fashion. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have seen the future in a different trajectory
@kbunckbunc Demographics will conform to Market forces playing out but TheMother & Sri Aurobindo have given us the right compass to navigate
@kbunckbunc The Mother & Sri Aurobindo take us beyond geography and visualise a World Union. India, of course, retains a prime place in that
@kbunckbunc This is a false and needlessly alarming scenario in which Anonymous SMites take fancy. Read Sri Aurobindo to heal your thinking.
@kbunckbunc You must spell out what it means to say being prepared. Dealing with arms like Naxalites is out of question for a civil society.
@kbunckbunc The right way to face those perceived threats is to be well versed in the writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, and not arms.
@kbunckbunc Hindutva lacks intellectual armament to deal with the challenges of future and The Mother & Sri Aurobindo provide them amply.
The model of man and future society as envisaged by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo lie buried under their voluminous writings on Yoga psychology
@jogakhichudi @vishaluponzero
The Secret of the Veda: With Selected Hymns
Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo, Volume 15
@kbunckbunc That's your own theory in which many may not rely upon. But there are millions of people worldwide who believe in Sri Aurobindo.
@kbunckbunc The Mother & Sri Aurobindo predict that all major religions will collapse gradually. Then everyone will follow their teachings.
@kbunckbunc @sarkar_swati @dikgaj @maidros78 @Rjrasva @Shanbarani Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, all to convert to Savitri Era Religion
The just concluded Election in Puducherry has less relevance to Sri Aurobindo Ashram there than the forthcoming Presidential Election in USA
@pashyaka @kbunckbunc These theoretical approximations need to be read along with the prophesies of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. #FiveDreams
@kbunckbunc You are perturbed about a macro issue about which no individual can do much. Better engage yourself to popularise Savitri Era.
Rise of fundamentalism by way of Hindutva and in other top Religions are sure pointers of how they are moving fast towards self-dissolution.
At least a dozen top Hindutva votaries on Twitter nurture serious misgivings on RSS which a sympathiser like @gopimaliwal always downplayed.
Hindutva teapoys are under the swoon of an infrarational hubris whereas Leftists suffer from an overdose of rationalism. Sri Aurobindo saves
Purpose of education is to make modern generation aware about wrongs of motheaten theologies, scientific theories, and political ideologies.
@strongissilent @MohsinRexman @karan1402d No one obeys each stipulation; liberal & pragmatic interpretation of scriptures shud be encouraged
@strongissilent @MohsinRexman @karan1402d I said all stipulations, that includes this one also. Majority of Muslims do that, they don't kill
@karan1402d @strongissilent By saying "them" you're implicating all. Criminals & deviants are there in every faith; it's for State to tackle
@karan1402d @strongissilent If they teach something illegal, it's for State to act. Spreading social hatred for Muslims by RSS is despicable
@karan1402d @strongissilent When people live in a multicultural society they adjust the teachings for pragmatic reasons. RSS doesn't want it
@karan1402d You may not be associated with RSS but it has poisoned your thought by supplying simplified arguments and dichotomous worldview.
@karan1402d That's the problem; why study scriptures? We should be satisfied with the conduct of peace living and patriotic Muslim citizens.
@satyanveshan @karan1402d @strongissilent Please read Sri Aurobindo's works in a little bit more detail to understand his "Global harmony."
@karan1402d Please don't bring in polemics and anachronism. Let's concentrate on 21st Century and follow Sri Aurobindo's Evolutionary vision
@satyanveshan @karan1402d Reading Sri Aurobindo as a social scientist and political theorist, and not literally, has its own rewards. Thanks
@satyanveshan @karan1402d RSS has been spreading hatred toward Muslims by creating imaginary fear in the minds of people. Let's say no to it
@karan1402d Things don't happen in 1 stroke; it's a chain of events. Difficult to decide which narrative to believe.
@satyanveshan Be careful, be a good citizen; don't take law into your hands or join any private army. No sad- or bad- guru can help you then
@nidsnow Muslims are living throughout the country without any acrimony. So, spreading hatred in the name of Islam or Pakistan is not fair.
@strongissilent @karan1402d Twitter is meant for exchange of ideas and opinions. If your views are so fixed and indoctrinated, then no use!
History lessons are about to begin. At least a dozen top-class know-alls will entertain you with rare known and unknown facts till morning !
@maidros78 I'm curious to know how does one verify? His narrative may be written in a way to create trust but certifying it's true is dicey.
@TrueIndology @a_r_j_u_n @dikgaj Candid comment against Bhyrappa seems to signal the third Hindutva war (1st: Ganesh/RM, 2nd: Talageri/MT) !
@ColonelGerard @Dirghakarna @sanjeevsanyal Care should be taken to clearly demarcate between empirical evidence and speculative opinion.
@ColonelGerard @Shakra_Kulish What about R.C. Dutt, author of Economic History of India ? Not Kosher ?
@yugaparivartan But why are you reacting to someone's using certain terms or characterisation of people so severely? Let discourse happen.
@yugaparivartan See, we have not been able to produce quality humanities studies due to leftist academics. So, engaging them is important.
@yugaparivartan That worldview has not been stated/debated/scrutinised adequately. For that we need them; calling Sepoy is counterproductive
@yugaparivartan They are standard vocabulary and to introduce alternative taxonomy fresh books have to be written, defended in dissertations
@yugaparivartan Hindutva ecosystem has no consensus on procedures. But I felt the tenor of your response not conforming to academic humility
@yugaparivartan Oh, great blog; you never post links perhaps. What you say in this post is well known but how to deal with them is debatable
@yugaparivartan Being brought up on Sri Aurobindian fare, I have issues with your heroes, their methods, and their worldview as a whole.
@yugaparivartan That is to be appreciated and I feel tempted that I can bring some new orientation to your thinking, if we interact or meet.
@dikgaj @Tretayug @babajibaala Political aspirations and ensuing conflicts will emerge conforming to human nature. Being Hindu is no escape.
If only people cared for friends and relatives, neighbours and colleagues as much as they discuss the dead and pay homage to them regularly!
@sarkar_swati The first principle of life is there are no principles. The same applies here and one gains something while losing something.
@yugaparivartan Looks pedantic at first glance but the author is creating a model of examining ideas with past tools
@a_r_j_u_n In praise of right Left-tools of inquiry
@TrueIndology @dikgaj @Mamdhata @Ozymandias1993 @CholericCleric
@a_r_j_u_n He has limited competence. He started with Sri Aurobindo's Veda (M.P. Pandit) but I don't give weightage to his current opinions.
@SonaChele1 @KiranKS Another opinion
@TrueIndology @SonaChele1 @KiranKS A similar observation
@TrueIndology @SonaChele1 @KiranKS A similar clarification
By @AgentSaffron
By @maidros78 @dikgaj and @sarkar_swati
SandeepB used to praise Bhyrappa and AgentSaffron ridicules PN Oak. I have not read them but it transpires that both wrote creative history.
@vs70 That's the impression accumulated by reading tweets from several sources. However, I was waiting for your verdict to know the truth.
Educated youth being misguided by polemical writings of @Swamy39 @RajivMessage @davidfrawleyved @fgautier26 and Arun Shourie is deplorable.
@HinduAmericans Hindutva Research valorises mythology and predetermined theories. Scant regard for 'versity degrees!
A few weeks back @sankrant called me a fraud but with this Sokalesque essay, he has documented he himself is a fraud
@Hiranyareta Further complicating the issue with anti-Brahminism not fair. MT takes his stand on science; let it be scrutinized accordingly.
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta You have to prove that MT is doing bunkum science. What I meant was only a capable person can contest him, not me/you.
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta So, let's wait; what's the hurry?
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta I'm supporting science (till it's disproved) although Sri Aurobindo wrote against AIT. Hindutva believes in Mythology!
@ngc1729 @Hiranyareta I'm not equipped to understand all these. Matter should be debated with scholarly rigour and better wait for a year.
Hindutva teapoys now realise how difficult it is to write a book even to qualify as a sepoy. Parroting the names of Goel or Shourie not enuf
@yugaparivartan Like in the case of AIT, we support gifts of Science and careerists shouldn't derail Development by discredited ideologies.
@yugaparivartan The Mother & Sri Aurobindo used to encourage new technology in the Ashram and Auroville is an example of innovative culture.
There is no dearth of people in this country who genuinely aspire for a #GlobalHarmony and their only recourse is to follow Sri Aurobindo.
It's not easy to renounce affection of, and affiliation to, one's caste and community but Sri Aurobindo's teaching endows with perspective.
@Indian4liberty Targeting particular caste/votebank is not the longterm solution. RSS must shed strident Hindutva so that BJP is mainstream.
While attacks on Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd needs to be condemned, his hare-brained ideas on economy, production, protest etc. better discarded.
Dalits have occupied all kinds of Constitutional posts. Savitri Era Party demands end of all sorts of Reservations and branding of citizens.
We are the only party in India that demands complete abolition of all Reservations and electing one man and one woman from each Constituency
@raulral1987 Just double; not a very large number. But the election process will acquire considerable depth and complexity. @kiran_patniak
@raulral1987 Costs don't matter when refining Democracy and system of representation is the priority. Reservations have served their purpose
@raulral1987 Your projections are based on historical data but we have a different vision altogether. Money won't rule but serve Democracy.
@raulral1987 Election is sine qua non of Democracy. A people who opts for Democracy has to pay the price for it. There is no free launch.
@raulral1987 I'm not sure whether your calculation of costs is error free. In that case, Constituencies can be merged for optimal no of reps
@raulral1987 No, each seat elects 2 persons, the top ranking man and woman who belong to different parties. So, FPTP is modified suitably.
@gupta_milan Ladder (proposed) (which one must kick away after climbing :-) ) 
@gupta_milan To satisfy legal formalities; part of plans and possibilities.
@gupta_milan Building a concept/machine is important, there is no dearth of people who just copy or are mere mechanics and technicians.
@gupta_milan We are against "High Command distributing Tickets" culture. Right now, any one supporting us can fight election as independent.
@gupta_milan We are committed to Democratic functioning and future decisions/diversions will depend upon the apex body, as situation demands
@gupta_milan We have not approached EC yet. Representatives should draw power from the people on their own without crutches of party/symbol.
For most anti-BJP parties Reservation is the Oxygen. USP of Savitri Era Party is to reignite the dream of a society wedded to Equality & Freedom
@gupta_milan Priority is to build the party and popularise its appeal for new politics instead of being seen as a NGO for systemic changes.
@gupta_milan I'm not conversant about the issue. You may consider to make use of SEP banner instead of fighting in your individual capacity.
I'm no economist but want 1) People settling transactions in whatever currency; and 2) Stock Exchanges permitting trade sans ceiling/circuit
Whenever economic issues are debated, I remember: [A Libertarian Rock Star That India Never Had: Sauvik Chakraverti]
@Rita_Banerji @autumnrainwish Right to do wrongs are part of human nature and can't be taken away or banned. How you penalise is different !
Forced migration of Tamil Brahmins, Kashmir Pundits, and poor Dalits has significant role in nation building. Same for to Gulf & Canada etc.
@YRDeshmukh @theDDixit Dreaming and executing a project in the Swadeshi spirit challenging the foreign rulers freed the minds of people.
@HabbuVijay @theDDixit There are more occult aspects than money-making. Swami Vivekananda has a role too. So don't take things at face value
@HabbuVijay @theDDixit [In 1907, Tata Steel undertook a groundbreaking journey into unknown and uncharted territory]
Sri Aurobindo reiterates Vedic sanction for four-Varnas (not birth-based). Though politically incorrect, those writing/tweeting are Brahmins
@proftakar @ColonelGerard
The Secret of the Veda: With Selected Hymns
The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo, Volume 15
@blog_supplement I remember, Sri Aurobindo mentions about Ila, Mahi, and Dakshina also.
@anil_pandey12 Like others, please mention the author's full and correct name as Sri Aurobindo (his adopted name & he used to sign as such).
@krumbbumm Please write Sri Aurobindo (the way he used to sign his adopted name) & stop distortion of a proper noun (pronounced as one word)
@Sheks65 Just Google: [Sri Aurobindo and his partner, known as "the Mother,” apparently claimed to have decided the outcome of World War II]
[in the body’s cells. One is compelled to constant vigilance. The slightest slackening, you know, is catastrophic.]
[Siddhartha Mukherjee's #TheGene is a biography of the gene as brilliant as his Pulitzer Prize-winning work on cancer]
Many on Twitter are forever in "crying over spilt milk" mode who deserve a royal ignore. Don't concentrate on difficulties, says The Mother.
Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo as inspiration and Freedom as focus #FiveDreams #WorldUnion #JoinSEP #CongressMuktBharat
[Emerson made leap through his brilliant fusion of neo-Platonism, science, Hegel, and India's philosophy of samsara]
[their crimes are not their fault. we can dispassionately consider how to manage offenders in order to rehabilitate]
Languages should flourish independent of their use in Administrative purposes. Recent decision on Odia for official use is a retrograde step
June, the month of Raja. No amount of words can describe how much happiness we felt in our childhood counting days for this swings festival.
@WrongDoc Absolutely right, they peddle the duplicate. To taste the original, you have to visit Salepur (not Pahala) in Odisha. @OdiaCulture
[Surya Deo has worked single handed, to document and highlight the beauty and history of 80 years of Odia cinema.]
Feeling of national integration is best invoked when credits flash on the screen at the beginning of old Hindi films
[We do not belong to the past dawns, but to the noons of the future.] Sri Aurobindo (Essays on the Gita)
[Overview of the Psycho-Physical Practices for Opening the Centers of Consciousness]
@alokpi Lila
"One who has made in sport the suns and seas
Mirrors in our being his immense caprice."
Sri Aurobindo

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