Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CM Yogi is speaking like a moral education teacher

Mirra Alfassa, The Mother, arrived in Puducherry, then Pondicherry, on March 29, 1914 and met Sri Aurobindo; an epochal event for mankind.
@TrueIndology @SanjivDas74 Sri Aurobindo was born in Kolkata on August 15, 1872; was an accused in Alipore Bomb Case
There is no major politician or public intellectual in India today who'd proactively push the ideal of Sri Aurobindo in policy or curricula.
Be it Churchill or Hitler, or Subhas and Savarkar; best means to understand their historical significance is borrowing lens of Sri Aurobindo
[ARYA Vol.3. No 8—March 1917: The Integral Knowledge, Oneness, Sankhya & Yoga, PSD VIII, Second Hymn to Mitra-Varuna, IHU, & Heraclitus (4)]
Sri Aurobindo wrote The Secret of the Veda 100 years back but people are unwilling to imbibe this sublime resulting in a faulty understanding
Individuals overcome their weaknesses by following an ideology under some institution. Wrong ideology and interpretation can ruin a person.
Last year, many from Hindutva camp were expounding on Dharma. Now, they have forgotten it all like Kejriwal abdicating value-based politics.
@harshawardhan_j @smadygo @sanjayuvacha Obama campaign was the model on which Modi capitalised with Reliance as midwife; VIF had expertise.
Irreconcilable dichotomy between Yoga & Hindutva schools of thought. Focus on such finer points can raise the quality of political discourse
@ravikumarg14 This is an unsolicited advice. Reading Sri Aurobindo in some detail can impart the right frame of mind to sift truth from lies
@k_bhairav Poor Buddha fought against the Veda and had no clue to its wisdom. Sri Aurobindo gives the actual meaning of Go after millennia.
@k_bhairav 1) My thrust was on meaning, 2) Your personal emotion is fair enough; and 3) State must not interfere in matters of food choices.
India is too large for an individual aspiring for top Constitutional positions which means negation of Democracy and conspiracy led politics
Incessant talk of Purvanchal has already bifurcated UP, psychologically. Two CMs should have been sworn in by BJP before an impending split.
When supporters of ruling party uphold each and every move of the Govt and shoo away detractors, a sense of disquiet sets in as to goings on
If only those heading गोरक्ष पीठ could understand the real meaning as interpreted by Sri Aurobindo: Not, cow protection but nurturing light.
@prabhashashi If you read "The Secret of the Veda," then your whole perspective of civilisational history will alter and victim-hood vanish.
Popularising Vedic symbolism and Yogic spirituality as conceived by Sri Aurobindo is a thousand times more valuable than building any temple
Scholars tend to quote and equate him with others but when Sri Aurobindo wrote The Secret of the Veda he intended his interpretation to rule
Congress and BJP approach to Religion are two extremes. Sri Aurobindo rescues the situation by reinventing the Veda and recasting Evolution.
The notion that Religion is based on people's faith is erroneous. It's a full-scale industry and trade with professionals working for money.
Valorising Religion, Rituals & Mythology blunts vigour for Modernity. Sri Aurobindo recommends Spirituality instead.
Lethargy and technology-aversion of Indians in the past resulted in foreign occupation for centuries. My tablet and Twitter are both foreign
@vinod_sharma @Ymethink How long you will complain? We are eager to know what corrective steps have been taken by the Govt during last year.
Being prisoners of local culture, vast sections of Indians have not tasted fruits of Modernity yet. Hindutva will further put the clock back
BJP is in Govt and raising concern on minor matters is unwarranted. We are used to excesses in India and so waiting for a few years is fine.
Those romanticise environment and village living fail to notice their hypocrisy. Similarly indigenous knowledge system of tribals is a hoax.
A false notion Democracy feeds is what the masses say is right. Majority rule is merely an authorisation; can't be extended to every action.
Airlines refusing to fly a person is arm twisting and outright fascist. Even a murderer can't be refused and a minister escorted terrorists.
Young generation can benefit best by integrating the lead of MRP with YY. Anything less would be parochial, partial, and inconsequential.
Gandhi-Nehru-Tagore-Ambedkar brand of Modernity has locked horns with Mythology-based Hindutva-bandwagon, but the solution is Sri Aurobindo.
Evolution sparingly adopts crooked means to achieve its goal. Democracy is helpless before such harsh vicissitudes.
@LazyFatYeti Once upon a time there were two close friends: Ranga and Billa. Today, perhaps, their names would have been Taqiyya and Jumla.
@AgentSaffron Calculation is not easy as actual Protein content in each type of food is different.
Five to six persons, together, can form business firms or undertake affirmative action. But people are reluctant for joining hands, legally.
Plethora of mythological Yogis crowd our mind. Hopefully celebrity real-life Yogis straddling public sphere now will be able to replace them
Three Rishis of Modern India:
Jayaprakash Narayan
V.P. Singh has been a victim of a vicious campaign against him by the upper caste people and political detractors...
Reservations perpetuate inequality and hierarchy. Abolishing all types of reservation would bring justice to Dalits and end their alienation
@DivyaSoti Hope, you enumerate sometime their positive contributions like empowerment of the marginalised or quality art, movies and theatre
@GajananSK1906 Knowledge gathering is a life long process and one must see through propaganda or polemic. Honest quest for truth bears fruit
@madhukishwar @yogi_adityanath Democracy doesn't demand superhuman abilities or Messiah. CM just needs to be the First among equals. Enough!
@AshDubey_ Invaders were within their rights when they "re-used" under the sanction of a Monarch. Democracy doesn't award such an authority.
@AnupamConnects The deliberations, however, were focused; quite enlivening as well as enlightening. @sardesairajdeep @Swamy39 @asadowaisi
@GajananSK1906 It's not the question of my believing. Online distortions of history need to be pointed out for the benefit of young readers.
@GajananSK1906 @hindu_g Reads like an eye-witness account which it is not. What happens within a Monarchy can't be challenged by a Democracy
@trivedi_vinod I don't intend you to agree. That Monarchs can't be challenged was missing in your tweet and I wanted it to be kept on record
@trivedi_vinod I said, within his kingdom, i.e. after he conquered certain territory. Occupation is always through war and that's legitimate
@trivedi_vinod Babar's actions were lawful within his Kingdom. Indians should support rule of law instead of justifying demolition by a mob.
A Yogi by definition must not accept a high Constitutional position. How Sri Aurobindo had refused requests to head Congress is unequivocal.
@Sheks65 @htTweets @anirbanganguly Another Yogi
@skjain_05 Just a replay of pre-Emergency days!
@WordOfTheFree I'm reminded of how Dhiren Bhagat used to poke fun at celebrities like Shourie and  Nanporia.
@balajiworld Why different? A criminal act should not be pushed under the carpet. Unlike riots, there is no dearth of witnesses in this case
@balajiworld SC hasn't ruled out hearing; merely suggested an alternative. Anyway, your endorsing the same is against Rule-of law principle.
@balajiworld Medieval dispute is an oxymoron here by using which you are obfuscating. Dispute is very much current and SC must give verdict.
@mahesh10816 Imposing National Integration upon others on your own terms is not only patronising but also highly undemocratic. @balajiworld
@balajiworld That's ideal. Let SC say in its judgement that it's all sentiments and we are unable to find solution to it. That's acceptable.
@balajiworld Point is, what private individuals support or wish is immaterial here. How Rule-of-law operates and Fair-play blossoms is issue
PM from RS remains the most brutal attack on Indian Constitution, even greater than the Emergency. BJP bypassing RS is like abacus fiddling.
Two MPs of Odisha are fighting as if they were responsible for BJD retaining power all these years. They forget that they are just ciphers.
@Devinder_Sharma Do you mean to say that the festival is secular and devoid of any religious connection? That seems to be a far possibility.
@LazyFatYeti Kejriwal-Sisodia pair is also a comparable one, may be, with a different set of skills. Jaya-Sasikala is another refuses to die
There is nothing to be particularly happy or proud about in the humdrum of a Democracy. The fact that some are smacks of superiority-bigotry
The very word minorities is absurd in a Democratic set up since every individual is equal. Eradicating grouping and ghettoisation is a must.
@gopimaliwal I remember an equally thrilling feeling on the day of [VP Singh's resounding victory in the Allahabad by-election in June 1988]
If BJP wants to defeat Naveen and win Odisha in 2019, then the only way is to make Manoj Das the President of India.
Those pretending as supporters of Market and also proponents of Hindutva must come out of their self-delusion. Conflating objectives futile.
Most feminist discourse raise their arguments on the premise of lack of proper understanding on the part of men when real culprit is passion
@Vidyut @genderlogindia @SuzaneNayak Human behaviour is inextricably linked with interplay of money, power, and sex. Futile to find solution
@Vidyut @genderlogindia @SuzaneNayak Point is, each person behaves differently in different situations and so, seeing patterns is arbitrary.
@sagarikaghose [If the god merely lifted his toes, avalanches of water would go skating to the shore and flood out]
@sagarikaghose He will come tomorrow, the Alien
Who has the key to all our ills, the clue
To all our jigsaw puzzles.
For those feeling confused by my TL potpourri, let me reiterate that Savitri Era Party is against AAP, BJP, Congress, and the Left parties.
As I plough a lonely furrow on Twitter, the soundness and validity of the political ideology I put forth is becoming more and more evident.
@iManojSingh @ashokepandit @drsugandhakohli Please work for Savitri Era Party for building a better future for India
Savitri Era Party current policies: 1) No Reservations, 2) Free Markets, 3) Sovereignty to States, and 4) No bowing to Mythology and Rituals
People in general have no idea as to what exactly role of an elected representative is. So no one bothers about qualities or qualifications.
RSS wishes to reinforce the Monarchy model by bypassing Parliament, Judiciary, and Elections. Everything can be settled through "consensus."
In the absence of effective communication much that happen remain in the zone of speculation. RSS somehow prefers this hush hush functioning
Tweets of Modi supporters are superfluous for all practical purposes. Ear for those few independent voices outside echo-chamber is essential
SM facilitates dissemination of opinion and access to dissenting voices. Blocking such critical views is like living in a windowless room.
A tweet should be judged on its own right and technology allows ready dissemination by RT. Despite merit in content, the author is boycotted
Jealousy and false pride is so rampant in India that people are reluctant to follow (which is not following, in actuality) or share by RT.
@SaffronWatch @DailyO_ अपने पैर पर कुल्हाड़ी मारे हैं
Do you notice how diehard Modi supporters have suddenly woken up against Yogi? It's all sponsored by Modi camp to ease him out or discredit.
Modi was General Secretary of BJP before being offered CM's chair on a platter in 2001. He didn't earn people's mandate; was a manipulator.
Before Modi RSS was admirably wary of personal charisma and focused on agenda. Surrendering ideals to political expediency will prove costly
Intellectuals mortgaging their brains to the ruling party and abdicating their duties to instruct the public ring alarm bells for Democracy.
@dhume Hope, you are saying it in earnest. Btw, your support for Modi has misguided thousands of people and that's perhaps the original sin.
@dhume I respect your scholarship and judgement but disagree with perception on Modi. Country needs your critical views once in a blue moon.
Old supporters of BJP seem to be feeling let down and dispirited because hordes of fresh entrants are quite vocal and hugging the limelight.
Atmosphere is so modified now that the Chief Justice of India volunteered to fire the first salvo of the 2019 campaign for LokSabha election
@_Mauna_ Thanks. There are justifications, no doubt, but my concern is for that child born in a Muslim family today bearing the past burden!
This is the nadir where anonymous heroism can lead to an otherwise brilliant intellectual. Being responsible or in power teaches moderation.
@VikasSaraswat Isn't renunciation and power separate domains? Rajarshi has different connotations; Classic template doesn't apply! @_Mauna_
@VikasSaraswat @_Mauna_ Involvement and the Throne are separate realms apart from the Varna restriction on jobs. Why not modify the Classic?
@_Mauna_ @VikasSaraswat @vasudha_ET As he himself has modified the Classic template by accepting the Throne, why blame others for curiosity?
Nariman's diagnosis may be a bit too alarmist but not without basis. He also brings Yogi into focus than a fake Modi. Up to Yogi to leverage
Being from UP & UK, Yogi can outmaneuver Modi and create an all-India profile. He is authentic, Modi is fake. But has to shed saffron robes.
Yogi was never Modi's choice; was deprived of the honour of being CM candidate prior to the election, thus failing to earn popular mandate.
@k_bhairav No leader can stand the way Yogi has started functioning. His wings will be clipped, sooner than later. Then cold war will begin.
Groundswell of support for Yogi must have unnerved Modi. May prod Yogi to make mistakes; then throw him out destroying his career for ever.
Yogi is a sadhak, not a politician. He won't compromise like Ramdev or resort to sleight and like V.P. Singh will resign on slightest slight
CM Yogi is speaking like a moral education teacher and it's unbecoming of a high Constitutional authority to be identified with a sect/path.
@anilkshastri Yogi is being projected as Hindutva icon but he will ultimately expose the fiasco that is Hindutva. Babri was PVNR trump card!
Some hardliners are extremely delighted with Yogi's elevation asCM but their fondhopes are bound to come crashing down in a matter of months
@cpings4 Be it politics or economics, individual is the key. Revolutions take root in minds first before manifesting
Present generation of Indians are product of Congress culture and Nehruvian worldview. Many merits in them and are also part of Nation's DNA
Sanskar is the internal scaffolding but its quality depends upon the nature of what's imparted. Respect education and not semiliterate folks
Social compulsions are a major factor for people being sucked into religious networks but the cultural and intellectual costs are enormous.
Sound Democratic practices are yet to evolve in India and past anomalies are no justification. Btw, Yogi has not won the mandate like Modi.
Look at individuals as individuals instead of his religion or ethnicity. Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo helps to overcome parochialism
Time for revolting against dress codes, food prescriptions, and other religious diktat is today. Parents must not impose them upon children.
Ancient texts in all languages contain utterances contracting Modernity. Present generation must be prevailed upon to preserve rationality.
Religious scriptures popularise many versions of creation story. Science helps to dispel such superstitions by establishing latest research.
The dream of the World Union doesn't seem irrelevant or impracticable but the Hindutva Juggernaut will have to collapse under its own weight
Now that the focus is on Hindutva, nothing is more fragile and nebulous than that. It will be in smithereens on closer rigorous examination.
@athapar15 @ShekharGupta @sankrant [Akshaya Mukul's Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India is a well-researched..]
Amazing that BJP enthusiasts always find some Congress fault to justify their own wrong. Never realise the fallacy!
Mourning for Congress sinking is getting louder by the day; it's shelf life over. They fail to see, Sri Aurobindo is the hope of the future.
Management education has popularised the notion that you can design your future. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo recommend the path of Surrender.
Professional education can be a lame guide when it comes to dealing with psychological turbulences. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are experts.
Many had imagined 2019 will be a cakewalk for Modi but from now on, it'd be an uphill task as contradictions galore with spectre of rivalry.
Politics is about individuals. The day they differentiate what Sri Aurobindo is exhorting vis-à-vis current cesspool, Indians can progress.
Agrarian society was observing periodical festivals relating to crop cycle and Religion appropriated them. No inherent virtue in celebrating
@k_bhairav No denying that. Problem is religious codification and commensalism which are ultimately harnessed for political mobilisation.
@JGN190 The simple formula is to suspect the old and accept the modern. Sri Aurobindo has clearly demarcated what is good & what to jettison
@gopimaliwal At your own level you may consider creating a blog to record factual narratives so that it becomes a permanent reference source
Market dynamics should decide lifestyle choices, deviance, or innovation. Religious and political dispensations need to stay away from scene
@cpings4 I don't think Market debars anyone from altruism, philanthropy, affirmative action, voluntary simplicity, or other idiosyncrasies.
@cpings4 Market is free space where individual psychology gets a chance to have a rollercoaster ride. These drive (not, control) the Market.
@cpings4 You are right; it's about the future, part of Evolution's trajectory. [Secret is to begin by knowing that you have already arrived]
@cpings4 Thanks for the compliments. I'm only repeating outstanding prophecies of our time; no original thinking. You might be more prudent.
The Constitution of India doesn't make any Religion a necessity or value judges them. But a section of population is out to impose on others
Belonging to a particular Religion may be a legal description but given human nature what it is no person really remains confined to a faith
Venom against Islam is common on Twitter but when it comes to ground realities, it's hard to find a Muslim conforming to those abstractions.
Hindutva assumes that everything has already been told in the past and there is nothing to add. This stops creativity, ingenuity, and will.
Winning elections won't make any difference to the country unless higher education becomes common and reasoned arguments replace propaganda.
Hardly anyone in the Hindutva camp who has studied philosophy at the undergraduate level. Reason why Critical reason is in such short supply
Social issues are not good or bad electives; involve diverse ramification and complexities. Looking at them through religious lens is flawed
Better to proactively vote for first-timers so that new blood and new enthusiasm is infused into politics leading to genuine nation-building
BJP will be more responsible and civil in power than when in opposition. Being out of power is good for Congress to develop bones and brain.
Modernity Is bad, West is bad, English is bad, Science is bad, Secularism is bad, Liberalism is bad, Scholarship is bad: Dangerous mentality
Statecraft yielding to Mythology or Faith would be a regressive development when Development, Delivery, and Governance are pressing issues.
@livemint @ShashiTharoor Rajya Sabha should be constituted through PR based on the periodical State Assembly elections.
RSS could have been successful in carving out a Hindu Rashtra had it demanded the same in 1947. But, greed for the entire land prevented it.
Now, the choice is between Hindu population and whole of India. Coveting both is a compromise and recipe for perpetual anguish and unrest.
Many Hindutva supporters suffer from an inadequate understanding of the concept and are more driven by sentiment of hatred towards Muslims.
The future, however, demands a more refined configuration and The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have been prescient enough to hatch a new Evolution
[In our psychological interpretation of the Veda we are met at every turn Truth as the path to Bliss.] Sri Aurobindo
@murlignosis @kalisbrood Critical comments: High flown English, Weighed down by negatively towards the West. Too many concepts for newcomer.
Strangely, no rebuttals or clarifications from SAES !
[Savitri Era Open Forum: Mist persists on Mirambika imbroglio]
Savitri Era: Dictatorial mode of Modi doesn't bode well for Democracy #SriAurobindo
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Hegel's lifelong fascination with India
@EPButler @blog_supplement Hegel's India
[Please find attached a web-banner and a link to Facebook event page: Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts]
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
@TheAlohaSlav @yugaparivartan [Let your grand-daughter live in a hut in my village, tend goats all day & sing poems]
@jiteshpillaai @tufailelif Where Dilip Kumar bears a slight resemblance to Shah Rukh Khan sans the latter's on-screen antics, of course!

[What a read. Choice of Indigenous would b decided by Golwalkar or Aurobindo ? Must read]

[With the comprehensive victory of Hindutva, has India's (un)civil war ended? My op-ed column in DNA today:]

Misgivings on Science are to be dispelled by more of Science and not falling back upon, Mythology, Astrology, Rituals, or Ayurveda. Those deriding Liberalism and Secularism are enemies of Modernity and Plurality. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo provide us futuristic paradigms.

Beauty of Democracy is that it harbours diverse types of opinions and sentiments by citizens. Evolution hates repetition and is always in the mode of exploration for paradigm shifts. Stability and status quo are valued many a time, but the Time-Spirit brings out surprises from Womb of possibilities.

Ideology is not something fixed or static nor remains imprisoned in clichéd niches. History is witness to waves of thought and tides of fortunes with unfailing regularity. Evolution also sparingly adopts crooked means to achieve its goal. Democracy is perhaps helpless before such harsh vicissitudes.

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