Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hindutva obscurantism pushed India a century back

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Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo is the greatest brand By Tusar Nath Mohapatra, SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, UP
Dwindling political relevance is likely to take Marxism on a road downhill. Better to pay attention to Sri Aurobindo
Being in a country of 1.3b people, Indians are forced to worry way too much like an extended family. Sovereignty to States is the solution.
An abnormally large country like India facilitates jobs at distant locations thus uprooting people and gradual disintegration of family ties
We are forced to learn 3-4 languages leading to dilution of cultural purity and arresting of creativity due to flawed linguistic proficiency
Everyone on Twitter is an unelected virtual MP; some even MPs of multiple nations. Vishwa Manava was Kuvempu's idea.
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Granularity of space-time is an outstanding issue #SriAurobindo
Politics in India relies on charisma and therefore we see a plethora of modern day kings and queens sprouting. Genuine Democracy is far away
Each State involving local leaders and their shifting allegiances is a different picture. Modi's attempt for a pan-Indian hold is a failure.
In many parts of India people are still emotionally attached to old kingdoms, their past rulers, and legends about them which is nationality
No wonder, most vibrant Democratic mobilisation of people is seen during Panchayat and local bodies elections. Real grassroots involvement.
People feel close to their own State and own language. Central Govt is a fictional imposition by the Constitution that needs to be discarded
There are 160 countries in the world with less population than Delhi. But hugeness of India implies obesity is a virtue and matter of pride.
People of all religions and all castes including migrants try to speak the same language within a State. Granting nationhood is most logical
1) Indian Constitution has outlived its utility
2) People centric worldview instead of grand narratives
3) Linguistic nations are best option
Hindutva votaries love to teach; want others to obey them and their ideas set by tradition; allergic to modern and independent thinking men.
China is under a totalitarian regime but their commitment to liberty as for lifestyle choices is perhaps much higher than Hindutva adherents
Armed with knowledge and technology, when Indians were on the cusp of claiming equality, Hindutva obscurantism pushed people a century back.
Peter Heehs has similarly been interrogating the life & legacy of Sri Aurobindo through his books & journal articles
There are two kinds of stocks: those that trade above book value and others which trade below. STT should be much higher for former category

Misc. References:
[Can we keep our republic?]
[With the Enlightenment & rejection of Judeo-Christian ideals, French scholars sought India's knowledge feverishly.]
[Sri Aurobindo's epic poem Savitri is “perhaps the most powerful artistic work in the world for expanding man’s mind towards the Absolute”]
[Savitri is likely the greatest yogic poem and spiritual epic in English, contains the secret of the higher evolution of humanity.] @Pragyata_
[My favourite book Telangana Today-Since 1977, my favourite book has been Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. I first read it as a student of M.A. English since it was a prescribed textbook. When I visited the Sri ...]

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sri Aurobindo is the greatest brand

Tweets by Tusar Sir @SavitriEraParty
Savitri Era: Ashtavakra, Nagasena, Chaitanya, and Mahesh Yogi #SriAurobindo
Indians are not independent yet; haven't tasted real Democracy. Political parties have done everything to deprive people of their equality.
Monarchical and Colonial vestiges are everywhere and therefore entire processes of India's Democracy industry must undergo complete overhaul
Many draw satisfaction by discussing about Army or Bureaucracy but the real challenges are in the unorganized domains like election campaign
As early as July 3, 1909 Sri Aurobindo writes, "In India we do not recognise the nation as the highest synthesis..."
Sri Aurobindo underlines, not "forgetting the ultimate aim of evolution" and outlines how to "rise to the higher synthesis, God in humanity"
Interestingly, in the same issue of Karmayogin, Sri Aurobindo wrote "Yoga and Human Evolution"
Hope, you are aware of this reader-friendly online treasure trove with search and dictionary facilities thrown in at
Reciting "Savitri" one or two pages a day can be a very rewarding affair. One can do it without any prefixed notion.
Human civilisation has progressed through creativity, invention, and innovation. Sri Aurobindo frames the story by Involution and Evolution.
Being in the middle of Evolution, the world is sure to move towards Harmony. No one has better credentials today than Sri Aurobindo to lead.
Anti Evolutionary forces like intellectual lethargy and clinging to superstitions are active. Crushing them with ruthlessness is necessary.
Trouncing Hitler was high point of 20th Century. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo remind that such forces are still dominating and need eradication
No means to clearly identify hostile forces today but propensity of deceit and lack of transparency can be taken as basic defining criteria.
Praying for future turning in one's favour is natural. Side by side, knowing whether it is in consonance with the Evolution is also crucial.
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." However, amassing all wisdom but not returning to Sri Aurobindo futile
Hostile forces tend to build gigantic organisations and accumulate awe-inspiring knowledge. So, material success is often suspect and vile.
Sincerity Humility Gratitude Perseverance Aspiration Receptivity Progress Courage Goodness Generosity Equality Peace
The Mother's views on significance of flowers are a good pointer to Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. @sinezero @lalitadvani
Occasion for laughing up my sleeves when Marxists take RSS fans to the cleaners. When Hindutva retaliates with scorn, it fills me with glee.
I'm fully convinced that Sri Aurobindo is the greatest brand the world has produced and so it will steamroll all rival political ideologies.
Sri Aurobindo migrated to Puducherry in 1910 to keep himself away from public but a tangle of conspiracies have banished him after his death
Sri Aurobindo offers the best explanation on mystery of creation and science of consciousness; indicates the most plausible political course
Many fume at my overdose of hyperboles but I'm either repeating or paraphrasing what I have read about Sri Aurobindo from different sources.
Surfeit of Media, Management, and Marketing experts here but my regret is that they lack insight for spotting value, talent, or opportunity.
I'm waiting for the day when someone enterprising is possessed by the sense that with Sri Aurobindo he has really struck gold & ventures out
Now that Hindutva is firmly in the saddle, Marxists will display their intellectual and artistic skills in denouncing like the cold war days
College and University teachers keep the Communist flag flying but self-interest will sow seeds of discord in their ranks and create rift.
Sundargarh-Jharsuguda in Odisha is centrally located in terms of rail transport and has plenty of land/power to develop as a Capital city.
[Cultivate a physical aesthesis. Try and develop your form into some mould of beauty... rhythm in movement.]

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ashtavakra, Nagasena, Chaitanya, and Mahesh Yogi

Finitude and Philosophy

Sadhu-Sanga mulls over consciousness
From pigs to piano, quantum and qualia
Taking a tour from Turing to Penrose and Rosen
Leibniz to Gödel

Machines can know their incompleteness
Numbers conspire to spur consciousness
Notions from Nagasena to Chaitanya
Tug of war over physicalism

From eight-limbs Yoga to eight-bends Gita
Mails flying to and fro throughout eight praharas
Weaving web of words on world wide web
To comfort

Theories don't compare, domains vary
Pushing names a political game
Leibniz is lionised, Gödel waiting for Godot
TM and Vedic Unified-Field

Investigating consciousness via science
And mathematics can never be satisfying
Because of the subjective nature
Of the object of observation.

It's agreed that we are far away
From any semblance of a solution
This should mean as a very sobering attitude
In the face of human finitude

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Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): "We are just spending time writing words that make our worlds comfortable"
Savitri Era: Life is a mystery but a language has some certainty #SriAurobindo
Abandoning all bookish isms and grand narratives, what is most urgent is to grant Sovereignty to the States by abolishing the Central Govt.
Independence of the States of India on language basis is necessary for Democracy, Development, and Governance reaching people's doorsteps.
Poverty and deprivation are out of nationalist discourse. Sovereignty to States is the only recourse to alter narrative and apply corrective
50m population forming an administrative unit is the optimum size in the present world. Shedding past baggage is essential for future progress
Eradicating poverty and expanding the scope of participative Democracy should be the focus. Tourism will flourish more when States are free.
It's 50m and not 5m. There are around 200 countries in the world with less than 50m population. India, if divided, can add about 50 more.
Middle class may celebrate but nothing has changed for the poor who are outside the radar of those who are comfortably saddled over Twitter.
Not an ounce of sympathy for the deprived on the part of the well-heeled who smugly perorate on hollow nationalism and civilisational pride.
People are so conditioned now they can't imagine any alternative beyond the Congress, RSS, or Leftist narrative. Sri Aurobindo is the answer
Savitri Era Party is in the quest of citizens' equality by abolition of reservations and Sovereignty for States by abolition of Central Govt
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo thought and theorised about whole humanity where parochial criteria as nation or religion collapse like balloons.
Platitudes abound but remembering that Modi, despite his moderate record, is anti-Evolutionary and hence joining issue with him is binding.
SEP is fighting against: 1) Ruling dispensation 2) Ashram establishment 3) Devotees wedded to Hindutva 4) Religions, Rituals, and Mythology.
Earth is rushing forward in its orbit around the Sun at about one lakh kms per hour and Man has been inhabiting it for almost one lakh years
Philosophers and scientists have tried to make sense of it but in vain. All we have today is speculations, approximations, or plain fiction.
An intellectual shelter or Ontology, nevertheless, is important and the safest proposition, at the moment, on this score is by Sri Aurobindo
While science provides a sense of certainty and authority, role of philosophy is to clear cobwebs of misconception by posing right questions
What one learns in school or college and from profession or religion shouldn't mould one's worldview. Sri Aurobindo's philosophy guides well

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Life is a mystery but a language has some certainty

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Savitri Era: Hindutva has no use for Sri Aurobindo's Secret of the Veda
Integral Yoga is not a secular exercise and amounts to a new religion by another name. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo spent their lives for it.
Simply put, Sri Aurobindo's reinterpretation of the Veda rejects Mythology and Rituals thus establishing the foundation of a new religion.
Central Govt has become locus for big ticket corruption with sophistication, benefitting a handful. Sovereignty to States will decentralise.
Not only Punjab or Kashmir, each State of India representing the 22 recognised languages and other major dialects must acquire Sovereignty.
Sri Aurobindo's reinterpretation of Veda is proving to be epitome of Consciousness studies as Quantum physics & Neuroscience fail to fathom.
Not to be sucked into group identity and preserving one's independent voice and thinking is essential to give Constitutional values a boost.
Political parties, media houses, career-oriented journalists, and business organisations present twisted view. Vigilance necessary for truth
Despite his blemishes, Churchill is said to be a favourite of Sri Aurobindo as former was instrumental in fighting the greater evil, Hitler.
Would you propose that new nation-States are reorganised around rivers or natural assets and not language, ethnicity, or such human emotion?
Modi came to power with a decisive mandate but the last three years have proved that Democracy and Development are not reaching the people.
Nobel prize is his only ambition now and he is not even bothered about 2019. All those who have supported him in the past must not be cruel!
Each language of India demanding autonomy for its speakers and Sovereignty for the State can no longer be refused. Warrants urgent redressal
Constitution requires an overhaul after seventy years with abolition of the Central Govt and the States acquiring their long due Sovereignty
Indian Constitution not being modelled on U.S. Constitution is a grave mistake and States lack autonomy affecting Democracy and Development.
Central Govt has become a well-oiled machine for high-level corruption with foreign collaboration. Needs to be jettisoned with States freed.
High-decibel debate on National affairs is going on 24x7 on news channels but they never touch the poor. Has become a theatre of the absurd.
Life is a mystery but a language has some certainty. Respecting each language by granting Sovereignty to the States of India is most prudent
Old religions are beyond repair and hence The Mother & Sri Aurobindo hewed a new path of living by reinventing Vedic Evolutionary dialectic.
Need to forget 1947 mentality and time for the States to take full responsibility. Guardianship of the Central Govt must end after 70 years.
Hatred for Islam, Muslims, or Pakistan may be understood as normal but not hatred for human beings and urge for legitimate self-determination
Like all other States of India, Punjab and Kashmir will be independent some day but just think of the long struggle for what is inevitable!
USSR lasted for seventy years and similarly India must democratically facilitate its own dissolution after seventy years in peaceful manner.
Poor rating of Modi Govt after three years is actually a reflection of absurdity of Indian Constitution keeping the States bonded and wilted
Ten years of UPA rule produced nothing and that Modi can give nothing has become clear. Sovereignty to States is the only workable solution.
Sri Aurobindo helps in breaking free from the shackles of prejudice and conditioning at three crucial levels: Ontology, religion, & politics
1. As regards Ontology both science and philosophy encounter an impasse. Nothing to surpass Judeo-Vedic Evolutionary teleology of Sri Aurobindo
2. Savitri Era Religion with the Integral Yoga of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo at its core is the most modern & liberal alternative to old faiths
3. Sri Aurobindo rolls out the golden mean amidst the chaos and confusion perpetrated by Gandhi, Nehru, Marx, Lohia, Ambedkar, Savarkar, et al.
Dismissing Sri Aurobindo as a Guru is common but his futuristic theories on Consciousness, Evolution, and Human Unity is grabbing attention.
1. RSS strayed away from its original inspiration from Sri Aurobindo to make Muslim-hatred a core principle by pandering to popular sentiments.
2. Sri Aurobindo had tried to salvage Congress in 1907 but the British used Gokhale to anoint Gandhi as leader to keep it under own patronage.
3. Apart from Congress and RSS, the Communist movement also owes its origin to Sri Aurobindo through M.N. Roy, Anushilan, and Jugantar groups.
4. Thus, it's clear how three major political streams have moved away from Sri Aurobindo during the last 100 years and it's time now to return.
Twitter providing an opportunity to write and share is a whopping advantage of our age which helps in disseminating Sri Aurobindo's message.
No dearth of Sri Aurobindo's followers being sympathetic to Hindutva but I attribute it to their scant reading & exercising critical reason.
Those writing on Twitter feel themselves to be Gurus and are averse to read Sri Aurobindo. But tough mental blocks vanishing is not unlikely
A new novel or movie makes news but reading a couple of pages from The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo can be practiced
A friend tried to chasten me for my bias of Sri Aurobindo by "Gurus are for those who cannot find themselves and lack proper introspection."
Educated people in India in general possess virtually no information on Sri Aurobindo save all misconceptions spread against him as rumours.
Acquaintance with writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can inculcate an overall maturity in thinking from practical matters to aim of life
Welcome to the modern and liberal ethos of Savitri Era Religion inspired by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. #FiveDreams
Each Devotee has his or her unique way and it's difficult to generalise. Your impression against worldly desires seems to be a bit misplaced
That seems to be at variance with what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo seek and hence comment on Devotees can be wrong without adequate awareness
I don't know how far you have read but "realizing the self" or "the ultimate goal" don't occur in the teaching of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo
Futile debates on whether God exists, whether Guru is necessary, separating science and Yoga, etc don't matter for Sri Aurobindo's followers
Saussure deriving his structuralism from Sanskrit leading to poststructuralism, postmodernism, and hermeneutics is a seminal gift of India.
Intellectuals in India get sucked into political networks and hence no one bats for Sri Aurobindo. But, then, they must complete schooling!
Knowledge dissemination in India isn't free or fair. Selective amnesia, political slants, skewed criticisms, agenda-driven priorities galore
Being exposed to Sri Aurobindo outside academia has been a blessing for me, personally, but most people in our country are not so fortunate.
Sri Aurobindo's synthesis has become a crucial signpost for science of consciousness but Indians don't distinguish his notion from tradition
Hindutva endeavor to stretch religious morals to cover a Democratic and liberal society is neither legitimate nor practical. Will be failure
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo were against suppression and advised transformation of nature and gradual rejection of impurities when convinced.
Philosophy in its purity should be able to tell us the mystery of certain basic issues. They are our Aim, Birth, Choice, and Death (ABCD). 
When Hindutva ecosystem is gung-ho about taking over institutions and discourse apparatus, Twitter emerges as the new foe, beyond their hold
Hindutva banks on Mythology while Marxists stick to commonsense. Sri Aurobindo disrupts calm by announcing the seamless nature of existence.
Although Freud is credited with introducing subconscious into Science, Sri Aurobindo has offered the most detailed account of consciousness.
Though two decades old, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) is confined to web. Those desirous of opening centres under its banner are welcome
That of course is the popular impression but if you explain a bit and spell out specific points I can attempt clarifications.
If you are aware of Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and Freud, then heal your intellectual malnutrition by reading The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo's ARYA (1914-1921) writings are a revolution: "collapse of the old order" for "love, wisdom and unity"
[love, wisdom and unity...ultimate goal,—the conscious oneness of the Soul in humanity and the divinity of man.] ~SA
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
Harnessing Western Philosophy for Self-Management by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (SAMSMRITI July-Dec 2016) - Sambhram Group
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Richard Hartz, Rand Hicks, Debashish Banerji, and Michel Danino #SriAurobindo
[Despite profundity of his philosophy and wider implications Sri Aurobindo and his ideas are less known in the West]
The Torch of Attention— The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram: #MirraAlfassa #SriAurobindo
[I did two years of research & came to know that we never learn anything about mystic experiences from Neuroscience]
[Bharati was joined in Pondicherry by Sri Aurobindo & V.V.S. Iyer.. many a stirring literary & spiritual discussion]
[fundamental physical science does not require an explicit assumption on the existence of qualia.] ~Bruno Marchal (Sadhu-Sanga Google-group)
[Not really...language remains the best demarcation between different sub-cultures. My argument is for a stronger property rights regime.]
[Not happening till the masses realise the inherent contradiction at the heart of their worldview...that the union of India is not a nation.]
[Your smartphone could soon translate your thoughts into text via @wef this is what Aurobindo visualized as Planchet]
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Michel Bibbol, David Kaiser, and Sam Harris #SriAurobindo #SavitriEraReligion
[How can we recognise the shackles that tradition has laid upon us? For when we recognise them, we are also able to break them. -Franz Boas]
New banknotes in denominations of ₹25 and ₹75 by phasing out ₹20 and ₹50 can be very useful for actual cash transactions in vegetable market.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hindutva has no use for Sri Aurobindo's Secret of the Veda

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Savitri Era: Cling to Sri Aurobindo's Vedic rediscovery - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
India as it stands today and its people are not under any kind of compulsion to protect or preserve any form of custom, culture, & tradition
Just like a Company overlooks social responsibility in favour of stakeholders' gain people must guard self-interest by sacrificing sentiment
Please get the article vetted by MT who firmly holds that AIT/AMT is plausible so that readers are spared of needless confusion on the issue
My twelve years with social media has revolved around a single theme and it's Sri Aurobindo. My belief/views are free as I'm not accountable
Instead of bothering about my problem or whether I'm a fake or not, both of you should read as I can't spoon feed.
Popular notion is the past dictating the future but Sri Aurobindo doesn't admit any such obligation and votes for an unpredictable Evolution
Publish where? All my tweets are published in my blog. Just Google my name and find out. I'm not accountable to you or any anonymous handle.
I said, I will not write catering to your demand but I'm certainly accountable to what I tweet or write at my blog.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram is within Puducherry. Auroville is an enclave in Tamil Nadu. Please check their websites to know about their activities
Reciting Savitri can generate self-awareness and enhance self-discovery. @hchaturv
That's fine. Thanks for reading my tweets and responding. Whatever problems you have diagnosed in me may be correct and I'm like that only.
I refuse to rely upon your theoretical assumptions and will prefer Sri Aurobindo's Vedic Evolutionary vision instead
I'm at my wit's end to impress upon both of you that I'm least interested in what you personally think as I'm convinced about Sri Aurobindo.
Eighth Schedule to the Constitution lists 22 languages; 38 more are under consideration. India must transform itself as a EU-like Federation
Gender (of object) problem is big difference between Hindi and Bengali. No new learner can speak or write Hindi correctly. Same with French.
Indian Constitution recognising 22 languages is proof that as many nations are subjugated. Sovereign States under a EU-like Federation must.
India comprised of multiple kingdoms, historically, some of which even survived British rule. Linguistic States must be granted sovereignty.
Odisha was conquered by the British in 1803 and it should have been independent in 1947. Why it is under the "occupation" of Delhi till now?
People's will, and not forcible occupation of territory, is paramount in a Democracy. Sovereign States should voluntarily form a Federation.
Forced merger of Hyderabad in 1948 & highhanded suppression of Khalistan demand in 1980s are not signs of Democratic handling of the matter.
Subjugation of legitimate linguistic nations by the Central Govt. at Delhi is coercive, undemocratic, and immoral. We must not share guilt.
Are you endorsing him for next President? Karat had rejected his name for his image of being associated with too much Hindu.
I'm a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. I call it Savitri Era Religion; fosters rationality & is a good alternative for new generation.
Many people are repelled by Mythology, Astrology, and meaningless Rituals. Faith it a personal matter and each one is free who he worships.
Indian Constitution is very particular about freedom of religious practices. Faith is in one's feelings and can't be banned very effectively
Funding is immaterial; even RSS gets overseas funds. Fundamental arguments and future vision of Sri Aurobindo attracts worldwide attention.
Savitri Era Religion ensuing from the legacy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is free from any form of rituals or dogma
Some people are shell shocked at the emergence of new nations or new religions forgetting that it's all part of Nature's play and Evolution.
RSS votaries are leaving no stone unturned to appropriate Sri Aurobindo and ignore The Mother but Savitri Era Religion foils their game plan
Instead of discussing about problems of our own Nation-States, some people seem to be intoxicatedly talking about Pakistan, China, US, etc.
With his epochal reinterpretation of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo has inaugurated a radically new adventure for the mankind. Join the gold rush!
All 22 recognised languages and other major dialects should form the basis of creating new Sovereign nations from India like SAARC countries
No leader or thinker other than Sri Aurobindo has delved deep into the Veda to redefine the Indian wisdom for integrating it with Evolution.
Hindutva has no use for Sri Aurobindo's The Secret of the Veda and it's anathema for Marxists. Hence the rationale for Savitri Era Religion.
Heehs’ lecture on “Sri Aurobindo and Hinduism” is a devastating document contributes to new religion being created
Far reaching repercussions of Sri Aurobindo's profound Vedic rediscovery has somehow been omitted by Heehs in the speech, incurring a glitch
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo refrained from peddling any kind of utilitarian or ritualistic practice as part of Integral Yoga to ensure purity
Savitri Era Religion based on Sri Aurobindo's Vedic rediscovery gives an alternative to all those who feel alienated by Hindutva aggression.
Self-interest and security concerns have prevented Sri Aurobindo Ashram from disseminating this new religion option in an effective fashion.
A simple mention can create a slant as an omission a fork. #SriAurobindo #MirraAlfassa #SavitriEra #WorldUnion
Savitri Era Open Forum: My twelve years with social media #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
[There was never in Vedic tradition any statement to affirm that creation was unreal or terrestrial existence a lie]
[Sri Aurobindo reincarnated the whole pantheon of Mount Olympus, Greek gods and goddesses in this book called Ilion]
[The house where Sri Aurobindo went into hiding and used the space to make bombs still stands. -By Kalyani Majumdar]

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cling to Sri Aurobindo's Vedic rediscovery

Finitude and Philosophy

Dear members of Sadhu-Sanga,

This forum has seen some intense debates over the nature of reality and dynamics of consciousness. The topic has been approached from the perspective of different streams of science as well as philosophy. Very advanced knowledge from each field has been marshalled by respective specialists to unlock the mystery. But mostly it has been agreed that we are much far away from any semblance of a solution. This should mean as a very sobering sentiment in the face of human finitude.

Although, Freud is generally credited with introducing a nebulous notion like subconscious into Science, Sri Aurobindo can be said to have offered the most detailed account of consciousness in the realm of speculative philosophy. His framework encompasses elements from diverse schools of theology, theosophy, philosophy, and science. Such a synthesis and integral scheme is unprecedented and has not been surpassed as yet.

I quite understand that such hyperbole would shock many of you as this forum has many staunch devotees of other philosophers and scientists. But, I would request you to examine my assertion with utmost scientific or logical rigour. I know, it's not possible since most of you are hard pressed for time; others lack inclination. So, what's the solution? An expert of Domain A can't give a dependable opinion unless he is reasonably aware of Domains B, C, D, Etc.

So, there are no shortcuts and my request to all of you is to invest some time on The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo. While delineating the whole spectrum of consciousness, he is also emphatic that it's definitely knowable despite our human finitude. Further, his method of Integral Yoga unveils a volitional course of self-enlargement which, he insists, is the only means of fathoming the mystery of consciousness. This might appear arcane and esoteric but he provides an escape route from the web of numbers and mathematical equations.

Be that as it may, what Sri Aurobindo divulges in superb English prose needs to be chewed and digested. Many of his ideas have become quite common and are often spoken without giving him the due credit but many other concepts are still there which can lead the debates here to their logical as well as satisfactory conclusion. I'm resisting the temptation of citing one example or two with the hope that the members of this esteemed forum discover the joy, themselves, in Sri Aurobindo's own magical words.

Finally, there is no gainsaying that no one likes jargon but it's unavoidable in this forum. However, there is a need for standardising terminology for the purpose of scientific investigation of consciousness. Here, Sri Aurobindo's contribution forms an excellent anchor as well as point of departure. I don't think members can take any more.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1955)
Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF)
May 19, 2017 (wasn't published)

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Savitri Era: Theosophical influences are present in the work of Sri Aurobindo
ARYA (1914-1921) writings of Sri Aurobindo envisage radical break from past formulations apropos religion, philosophy, politics, and science
An intellectual colossus like Sri Aurobindo waging war against tradition as well as science at the same time is an absolutely new paradigm.
By providing Freudian psychology the Vedic anchorage and Nietzschean Evolution, a sublime orientation, Sri Aurobindo overturned materialism.
Difficult to describe objectively but Sri Aurobindo's theories are yet to find application on a wider scale and so, results are a mishmash.
Models of consciousness galore marrying neuroscience and quantum physics but what Sri Aurobindo wrote in ARYA (1914-1921) remain unsurpassed
No one knows the truth & hence the need of clinging to Sri Aurobindo's Vedic rediscovery without being intimidated by mathematical equations
All knowledge is Veda but the ladder of consciousness conceived in Rigveda as revealed by Sri Aurobindo imbues meaning to life and the world
Sri Aurobindo can be said to have received his first lessons of consciousness from Shelley, Keats, & Blake leading him later to Vedic vistas
Instead of believing in your predictions, I will prefer Sri Aurobindo's penetrating insights on future Evolution.
That's fine but why I should be bothered about what you do or don't do? Further, what an anonymous handle announces so pompously can be fake
What Sri Aurobindo learnt from Coleridge & Matthew Arnold in terms of romanticism finds its full efflorescence in the peaks of Vedic imagery
For most people in India today, the Veda means nothing whereas for Sri Aurobindo, it's a meeting point of science, philosophy, and politics.
No one has done it better than Sri Aurobindo but unfortunately none is willing to even read him let alone practice his ideas in India today.
Motilal Nehru (1861–1931) is renowned. Motilal Roy (1882–1959) sprinted off at lightning-speed to meet Sri Aurobindo
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo don't ask anyone to follow them but by reading their books admiration grows depending upon one's grasping faculty
Western world is eternally indebted to Plato, Aristotle, and Pre-Socratics. Indians must inculcate same pride for the Veda via Sri Aurobindo
Let it be known that, thanks to Twitter, I'm fighting here, simultaneously, against Marxist contempt and Hindutva indifference of Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo was concerned with the deepest questions of life and society during the ARYA period (1914-1921) which should attract attention
Schools and colleges are imparting defective worldview. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have prepared a futuristic educational philosophy to mend
Hindutva strategy is to concentrate on bottom of the pyramid for spreading its ideology whereas Sri Aurobindo targets a person's top storey.
Since Rituals or Idols hold no particular meaning for him, all castes and religions become equal in the eyes of a Sri Aurobindo's follower.
It's normal to base social and political analyses on history but Sri Aurobindo hints at Evolutionary forces waiting in the wings to catapult
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
Harnessing Western Philosophy for Self-Management by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (SAMSMRITI July-Dec 2016) - Sambhram Group

... ”, which Sri Aurobindo translates as “By whom missioned falls the mind shot to its
mark?” using the imagery of an arrow or a bullet aimed and shot to its mark 3. ... 130
ff. 3. Eight Upanishads, Sri Aurobindo Asram, Pondicherry, 1953.... ]

M Manikandan - Thiagarajar College of Preceptors Teppakulam, …
... of manifestations. Sri Aurobindo describes it as a life force of self directive, knowledge inherent in consciousness which enables it to guide its own force inevitably along the logical line of the original self perceptions. So, the ... ]

VR Devika, G Arulmani, FTL Bakshi, AG Watts
... note that his views were deeply debated and respected by two other contemporary Indian philosophers: Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) and Aurobindo Ghose (1872-1950). All ... Aurobindo Ghose synthesized Eastern and Western philosophy, religion, literature, ... ]

4. [we don't know what numbers and machines are capable of. Even very elementary arithmetic appears to be quite transcendental, and explainably so with Mechanism. The difference between true and false in arithmetic is a bit like the border of the Mandelbrot set: definite, but very complex. For example: (May 5, 2017, Bruno Marchal)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Theosophical influences are present in the work of Sri Aurobindo

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Savitri Era: Specialists are mostly unaware of Sri Aurobindo
Dayananda focused on Veda but Sri Aurobindo bridged the age old chasm between Veda and Vedanta by unveiling symbolic meanings of Vedic terms
Vivekananda's Vedanta or any other stream of Indian philosophy for that matter is inchoate. Sri Aurobindo's synthesis therefore is priceless
Vivekananda might have been partly successful in that project but fell in their trap by ignoring Dayananda and Veda. Sri Aurobindo corrected
Unfortunately, that perception is highly impaired as Sri Aurobindo has proved in his The Secret of the Veda. That's the most valuable book.
Understanding certain things accurately, by shedding emotion, is very important and you must read Sri Aurobindo in original to settle that.
I said something by way of suggestion and information but don't want to argue with you; if you don't like it, you may simply ignore it.
Veda is not merely an ancient text but Knowledge in action for Evolution to a stage when Modernity, Democracy, & Equality don't need any law
If you read Sri Aurobindo, then you can realise that Veda is nothing but a Manifesto for a perfect political order. Please disabuse yourself
You are free to disregard my suggestion. Please read Political Order: The Vedic Perspective (2002) by Ramashray Roy.
Sri Aurobindo has given the right meaning of Vedic terms. Indra means mind by progressive perfection of which society can turn into Harmony.
What I write is based on my study of Sri Aurobindo and hence I can't forget him even if I try to. Can't fulfill your demand in 140 characters
@TheRajarshi [Sri Aurobindo found the clue in the Vedic conception of ‘Vya̅hṛti’, the seven worlds. -C. Krishnamurthy]
Marxist professors have enjoyed immense academic freedom during the last seventy years, but they have misused it by banishing Sri Aurobindo.
I respect the robust individualism espoused by Marxists but they should have given Sri Aurobindo a chance in the interest of open discourse.
There are certainly exceptions here and there but a representative case is a recent book by a Retd Bengali Professor
After toiling hard on Twitter for six years, the number of my followers is yet to touch the four figure. Likes and RT by a dozen only, alas!
One may not agree with my views but holding a welcome attitude for unconventional ideas and fields one is not conversant with should be norm
A group-soul, as per Sri Aurobindo, is never static and grows to attain maturity. States aspiring for Sovereignty can materialise with time.
Imposition of Hindi is a strategic project, as it can serve as a referendum between separatist and nationalist voices, wherever BJP is weak.
Law is the King in a Democracy and its rule is paramount but transgressions are tolerated and hidden within a family, Party, or Corporation.
No one thinks or treats the other person as his or her equal since competition & struggle for existence is primordial. Law enforces equality
Customs and conventions providing validity as law is juvenile and not to discard is lethargy. Annual review of all existing laws is a must.
The same Constitution worshipping equality and, at the same time, diminishing a section of citizens as Dalits is the most cruel betrayal.
Rituals being sanctioned by Shastra is no justification. Modern day Tattvas promulgated by Sri Aurobindo must take precedence over tradition
Strict Separation of Powers has been compromised in the Indian Constitution & so we are fast moving towards a full blown totalitarian regime
The Brahmins are synonymous with policy, theory, and R&D. No amount of deprecating them can take away their relevance, utility, or supremacy
Democracy vs. Management: [Sri Aurobindo and the Veda recognise four propensities in the evolving human individual.]
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Karma and popular imagination of it are universes apart #SriAurobindo #Leibniz #Qualia
Top intellectuals in sympathy with Maoist politics is in keeping with ethical imperatives taking priority over political and social order.
Ignoring economic development during British era is as prevalent as denying any benefit to India due to Chinese progress in last two decades
A simple example of human stupidity: BankOfficers not opting for Pension when offered but resorting to agitation to demand it a decade later
Rituals and astrologers flourish due to unreasonable and unhealthy reliance by people for easy gains without deserving or sweating it out.
Adam Smith never meant any Invisible hand behind economy but the way science and philosophy have failed to explain reality, it might be true
Advantage of flowing with Sri Aurobindo is that one doesn't have to depend upon flat-earth philosophers or even PoMo
For many people the idea of a guru or messiah is anathema but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo (1872-1973) are proof that human beings need a lead
If you regret one of your teenage traits, you might regret your present behavior, two decades later. Sri Aurobindo is the right touchstone.
Imitation of Colonial paraphernalia imparts a distorted image of Democracy in India upon which Modi is busy applying a fresh coat of varnish
Many sociopolitical forces in India are against Modi and have begun to work in tandem. Savitri Era Party however is opposed to both factions
One of the most intriguing facets of Indian scene now is how diametrically opposite Modi's defiant body language is to diffidence on policy.
Devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo must cut the apron strings of Congress & RSS if they want to see #FiveDreams Manifesto bearing fruit.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo were intensely involved with the Second World War (1939-1945) as part of their Judeo-Vedic Evolutionary dialectic
Without reading him hard to know Sri Aurobindo and no wonder some insinuate me being on drug
[Sri Aurobindo’s own concept of spiritual evolution, a central part of his philosophy, cannot be traced to any Indian source.] -Peter Heehs
[Theosophical influences are also present in the work of Sri Aurobindo, and through him in that of Eric Weiss ...] from "Beyond Physicalism"
[Shankara’s views on dreams resemble ideas popular in modern Western psychology but they differ greatly from that of Sri Aurobindo] -Sandeep
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
Harnessing Western Philosophy for Self-Management by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (SAMSMRITI July-Dec 2016) - Sambhram Group

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Specialists are mostly unaware of Sri Aurobindo

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Savitri Era: He lives in some cult type fantasy #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #TusarSir
Competing narratives emanating from Dalit, Hindutva, Marxist, and Nehruvian camps are responsible for twisting facts and exaggerating claims
Politics and Democracy are work in process. Sri Aurobindo assures of a new paradigm & Evolutionary imperative and there is no harm in trying
Apart from perfection of body, life, mind, day-to-day living, and behaviour, Integral Yoga has aspiration for Evolution and surrender to it.
Aligning the urge for Development with aims of the ongoing Evolution is Yoga and a task for the current generation.
Unity, Mutuality, and Harmony is the future and the whole mankind is unerringly moving towards that sublime destiny.
Seems so, but I'm typing out this tweet on my Micromax tablet while I used to doodle on a similar looking chalkboard slate, sixty years back
So, embark upon in the right direction so that you look back with some satisfaction when you, eventually, get old after a couple of decades.
I write for all those who are on Twitter and you don't own Twitter threads. You are free to mute or block. Stop trying to be proprietorial.
You are free to troll if you have no other engagement now and it's certainly good entertainment. Wisdom and humility generally go together.
Better please block or mute so that you can sleep peacefully in your echo-chamber. Btw, it must be pleasant weather there!
Solemnity (Prannoy Roy) gives rise to caricature (Arnab Goswami) which implies that we are on cusp of a radical paradigm shift as synthesis.
The task is how to transform what was called Sub-nationalism by the Colonial masters to genuine Nationalism by jettisoning the Central Govt.
Integral education and Yoga are a systematic means of transformation of human nature and an inner perfection dovetailing to Harmony outside.
Many modern Ashrams and Hindutva affiliates are not permitting people to partake of the taste of Sri Aurobindo's futuristic yoga psychology.
Very advanced discussions are going on for unravelling the mystery of Consciousness but the Specialists are mostly unaware of Sri Aurobindo.
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Quarrel over qualia
RW is generally busy with beefing up its army of Mythology peddlers and is least interested in anything like Consciousness or next Evolution
When young engineers should be fighting in Cognitive science and AI forums by brandishing Sri Aurobindo, their preference is Maharana Pratap
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are light years ahead of what current physics, biology, and cognitive psychology are contemplating at the moment.
Rationalists claim they can know but Sri Aurobindo insists on becoming and body-understanding; Knowledge by identity by purity and sincerity
Understanding reality through charts, graphs, and mathematical equations is commendable but one's own consciousness is the ultimate utility.
Logic and numbers are essential to machines but a sort of transcendental consciousness emerging of it defying logic is bothering scientists.
Followers of Sri Aurobindo who should be spreading the immense significance of his teaching on Twitter are busy massaging Hindutva hunchoes.
If awareness about Sri Aurobindo's Vedic Evolutionary vision can rise even by a shoestring, India could pull itself up by its bootstraps.
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad
Harnessing Western Philosophy for Self-Management by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (SAMSMRITI July-Dec 2016) - Sambhram Group