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

Tweets by @SavitriEraParty
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

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