Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Future Poetry was published 100 years back

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Savitri Era (since 2005): Sri Aurobindo is opposed to all dominant narratives #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams

Knowledge gathering is integral to being human but stereotypes developed over the centuries are proving to be roadblocks. Career and commercial aspects act as bottleneck and tend to perpetuate status quo. Moreover, widespread marketing overwhelm people and herd behavior overpowers.

Thus, it is becoming increasingly difficult to reach at any reliable knowledge source. Making sense of the world around us and meaning of life remain relevant, nevertheless. While philosophy and religion provide a readymade treasury for the purpose, science and technology tease towards an alternative understanding of things.

It's impossible, therefore, to aver the veracity and soundness of any piece of proposition. Since such a situation can easily breed cynicism and nihilism, holding Sri Aurobindo as anchor as well as touchstone is imperative. It's crucial to remember that no one else can fill that position.

Hegel's philosophy may or may not have been influenced by his impressions derived from Indian wisdom but provides a foothold towards a full fledged appreciation of Vedic ontology as accomplished by Sri Aurobindo, so magisterially, in his "The Life Divine."

Opposing AAP, BJP, Congress, and the Left is the only course left. Following The Mother and Sri Aurobindo can generate refined thinking among the countrymen by freeing them from sectarian approach and myopic worldview. Savitri Era Party proudly marches ahead in a pioneering role.

Sri Aurobindo spoke of his #FiveDreams in his radio message on August 14, 1947. Democratic process is the means to achieve these and hence there is no escape or shortcut. Every citizen has the responsibility to act for cleansing the political atmosphere.

Some exotic adventure can engender an equal level of aesthetic enjoyment as rootedness if one holds open mind. An already interpreted world doesn't allow to think freely but urge for chancing upon something new always lurks somewhere. "Fire-intimations from the deathless planes."

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo met each other in Puducherry (then Pondicherry) on March 29, 1914. Their work continues and instills hope for the future. Our gratitude at this unique hour.

Left intellectuals possess formidable ammunition against Hindutva obscurantism but lack any credible alternative. Vedic Evolutionary dialectic offered by Sri Aurobindo is the only viable solution available. "The Future Poetry" was published 100 years back in ARYA of December 1917

Following a specific tradition or culture has limited advantage. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo emphasised upon each person's uniqueness and Evolutionary possibilities. For them the Earth is One and one needn't confine himself within the national boundary for intellectual development

From politics to poetry, Sri Aurobindo inaugurated fearless criticism on nationalist plank but subsequently tried to highlight World Union.

[A citizen of many scenes and climes, 
Each soil and country it has made its home; 
It took all clans and peoples for her own]

Neither Goel nor Golwalkar have been able to capture the goal of human life in any definitive manner. The Judeo-Vedic Evolutionary dialectic expounded by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the most dependable roadmap for humanity which every Indian must internalise as well as endorse.

Religions take away freedom and try to bind people with the snares of empty rituals and superstitions. Younger generation turning areligious is a good sign of critical reason. Sri Aurobindo, on the other hand, invokes the Vedic utterances to lead mankind towards a sublime destiny

Citizenship doesn't come from ancestors and each individual is endowed with many possibilities. So keeping people chained under religions is unfair and against freedom. Those with vested interests want Astrology, Mythology, and Rituals to continue but Sri Aurobindo shows new path

BJP is wisely following the Congress formula of keeping different sections of people happy for electoral gains. Its hawkish Hindu supporters are whining but have no other option. After investing their intellectual treasure in losing causes, they are paupers now; zero credibility!

Development is dependent on science and a slight wrong direction can lead to disaster. So diligence is crucial. Evolution is not linear and hence predicting its course is hazardous. Vedic ontology unveiled by Sri Aurobindo seeks to harmonise the two but beware of wishful thinking

Sri Aurobindo himself admitted that events didn't take place the way he would have liked which means the Evolutionary purpose is shrouded in mystery. Instead of suffering from victimhood, it's advantageous to take lessons from myriad cultural invasions India has harboured so far.

Sri Aurobindo foregrounds the deep structural framework described in the Veda for working of the universe thus providing the answers for what science and philosophy have been searching so far. By delivering the Veda from the snare of Chanting and Rituals, he has universalised it.

Heidegger's Fourfold is well-known, but a more foundational ontological breakthrough has been achieved by Sri Aurobindo through his delineation of fourfold Vedic deities addressed as Varuna, Aryaman, Mitra, and Bhaga as principal powers and cosmic players.

Democracy and civility, as demonstrated by the ruling elite in India, is of abysmal quality and doesn't reflect the lofty ideals enshrined in the ancient scriptures. Knowledge production too remains at the pedestrian level and it's a matter of regret how so many people feel proud

Evil will manifest in some form or the other since its role is essential for the Evolutionary play. Sri Aurobindo's views are the best lens to observe what has gone wrong during the last 100 years...

We are 134.60 crore people in India as of today. This abnormality must end with the States and Regions being granted Sovereignty like Europe and Africa. Local languages and cultures must have necessary autonomy to flourish without any patronising control from Delhi Central Govt.

A neat demarcation between the Right Wing and Left Wing echoes how Suzanne Britt spelt out [the difference between neat people and sloppy people]

Feel unhappy as Bengali is prisoned in an alien script. Madhumalati written in the rounded Odia script would look so majestic and bountiful.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Sri Aurobindo is opposed to all dominant narratives

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Savitri Era: Rally round The Mother & Sri Aurobindo #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams #MirraAlfassa

If most people are unaware of Sri Aurobindo having any defining role in history, it doesn't matter. His relevance is for the future and when technology has integrated the world, his message will spread across continents as C.R. Das had predicted in 1909.

Sri Aurobindo's writings help to understand the Indian tradition and wisdom in an authentic manner. He sets forth the Evolutionary agenda for India and the world in his #FiveDreams.

Essays on Gita by Sri Aurobindo invokes the Vedic symbolism for right understanding of its myth, message, and relevance for future.

@SuprabhSaxena1 The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo is the most authoritative work on the subject which enunciates the integral approach as envisaged in the Veda and other ancient texts of the West.

Reading "The Secret of the Veda" by Sri Aurobindo transforms your worldview in the sense that common terms and names unveil fresh meanings. For instance, [the word ghrta is constantly used in connection with the thought or the mind, that heaven in the Veda is symbol of the mind.]

Looking beyond ordinary circumstances is the first lesson from Sri Aurobindo. Aspiring for a better state of affairs is the second. That present imperfections can be remedied through Evolution is the next. And the last is collaborating with that process by being a humble student.

Sri Aurobindo has been excluded from the Hindu list and it seems to be quite appropriate. His integral approach has that subversive element which no past religion or ideology would accommodate. Even, his eulogy of English poets contains severe strictures. -

Local and social problems abound India and ceding them to political parties for solving hardly succeeds. Formal social organisations needed with statutory backing for taking up issues facilitating negotiation and conflict resolution.

Castigating Congress or the Marxist historians might be valid on many counts but religious sentiments are not the right ingredient for erecting an ethical bulwark for justifying the demolition of a medieval monument that deserved preservation by a modern and democratic nation.

Like it or not, Sri Aurobindo is opposed to all dominant narratives, - what postmodernism ushered in much later - so much so, all his philosophical expositions fail to construct any fixed Ontology. Evolution, and not some specific culture or tradition, is the crux of his teaching.

Arun Jaitley can be said to be the prime intellectual guide of the present regime who deserves encomium for preventing Hindutva hardliners from going berserk. By and large, "Kulkarni doctrine" seems to have concretised and has been internalised by the RSS to the chagrin of hawks.

Best part of the present situation in India is each State is almost a distinct nation with a separate language and its own peculiar political theatre dominated by local players. How the States are witnessing growing self-determination despite Globalization needs to be studied.

Hindutva sympathisers draw immense satisfaction from imagined legitimacy of their fond hopes of India as a Hindu Rashtra. Power at the Centre amplifies their sense of certainty but the reality is cruelly otherwise. India is too diverse and fissiparous to embrace such a prospect.

Hindutva presupposes almost a static mosaic of culture and aesthetics by valorising heritage and tradition but human nature detests such imposed paradigms and forced consumption. Sri Aurobindo once exhorted: [Who would live largely? Who would live freely?]

Congress might have been successful in hiring many intelligent and erudite scholars and scribes but they are never able to rise beyond parroting hackneyed themes. Ignoring Sri Aurobindo and his potential for effectively confronting Hindutva on political front is a bright example.

Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - since 2005): Neo-Vedantic Knowledge project of Sri Aurobindo #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams

Savitri Era Open Forum (SEOF - since 2005): With the Mother, Sri Aurobindo ushered in modern Hinduism @madversity @viryavaan @redLotus1_ @NathTusar #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Rally round The Mother & Sri Aurobindo

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@SuprabhSaxena1 The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo is the most authoritative work on the subject which enunciates the integral approach as envisaged in the Veda and other ancient texts of the West.

Essays on Gita by Sri Aurobindo invokes the Vedic symbolism for right understanding of its myth, message, and relevance for future.

Sri Aurobindo's writings help to understand the Indian tradition and wisdom in an authentic manner. He sets forth the Evolutionary agenda for India and the world in his #FiveDreams.

[In 1877 Dr. Ghose sent his three sons to Loreto Convent School at Darjeeling, a school intended mainly for children of European officials in India. Aurobindo's age then was five. Thus very early he became accustomed to being away from family and home life.]

Hegel's India - Aakash Singh Rathore; Rimina Mohapatra - Oxford University Press

The Philosophy of Consciousness: Hegel and Sri Aurobindo - Rod Hemsell

Feel Philosophy: Emerson's influence on Nietzsche

[a step in evolution which would raise man to a higher and larger consciousness and begin the solution of the problems which have perplexed and vexed him since he first began to think and to dream of individual perfection and a perfect society] #SriAurobindo

In 1997, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry started publishing the Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo (CWSA) in a uniform library edition. 36 volumes have come out so far which can be viewed and downloaded in PDF format for personal use only. #SriAurobindo

[Sri Aurobindo’s Action does necessarily need to include political aspect of Society into Its scope. ~Barin Chaki]

[Sri Aurobindo was not only an Adventurer of Consciousness, but Himself the Adventure. -BARINDRANATH CHAKI ] #August15

[December 5 is Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi Day. On this occasion a group meditation will be held from 10.30 am to 11.00 am at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Sector 62, Noida.] [on 5 December 1950 at 1.26 a.m., Sri Aurobindo had left His physical body...]

Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Sartre, Sri Aurobindo, Donne, Tagore, Milan Kundera...

Ontological significance of the Siddhi attained by Sri Aurobindo on 24 Nov 1926 needs to be deeply understood vis-a-vis Schrödinger or Gödel

Rally round The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and India is sure to lead the humanity in sync with the Evolutionary goals as propounded in the Veda.

Fighting against religious & historical mythologies must remain a priority for all educated people so that young minds grow critical reason.

No narrative explaining reality is reliable as jumbled up versions of the past refuse to fade. Safe to start with synthesis by Sri Aurobindo

Those championing Hindutva must be circumspect and exercise caution before endorsing dubious ontological systems and belief

Mythological fiction must not be the cause of spawning hatred towards fellow human beings who are bonafide citizens in a Democratic nation.

Imagined history peddled by Hindutva enthusiasts is no less pernicious than the manufactured history dished out by Leftist scholars till now

The key is to voluntarily stop believing in Mythology and persuading others upon the firm foundation of Sri Aurobindo's thought

A section of Indians feel some religions or nations are absurd and must cease to exist but accepting the reality is a more sobering lesson.

Crowd and Knowledge are inversely proportional but many seem to be blissfully unaware and seek legitimacy from numbers and size of garlands.

Sri Aurobindo's estimate of persons and events of that distant period is a much safer pillar to lean on and avoid misjudgement

Championing Hindu issues is normal for many but many Hindus are averse to be identified as so when social or political problems are involved

Caste was never a unifying factor beyond some basic level and the role of Religion is similar. Democracy entails mature individual thinking.

If most people are unaware of Sri Aurobindo having any defining role in history, it doesn't matter. His relevance is for the future and when technology has integrated the world, his message will spread across continents as C.R. Das had predicted in 1909.

Technological wonders like cinema, radio, TV, & social media proving to be futile within our own lifetimes vindicates primacy of inner quest

Sri Aurobindo can be said to be the most original thinker and assimilating his insights is the best course for life and the nation's future.

Savitri Era: Physics is perplexed and philosophy is stagnant #SriAurobindo

Enchanting Haldia (WB)

Rustic charm of the river embankment is part of the bargain and is one of the best spots I've visited. Such refreshing wind

Couldn't cross Haldi river as the boat returned back due to engine failure. #KartikPurnima #BaliJatra

Haldia is not in the tourist map but those who long for tranquility and refreshing their lungs must visit riverside.

Loud music forced me to leave midway from National Chhow festival at Rabindra Mandap yesterday. Remembered Delhi SBKK shows of yesteryears.

@LarvalSubjects Please have a look at this important book on Hegel. Thanks. @loveofallwisdom @shaviro @ThouArtThat

Prolonged Congress rule didn't benefit the nation and BJP regime will also prove so. Prefer Sri Aurobindo's vision for a luminous future.

Returned from touring West Bengal and Odisha. Both the states will stay out of BJP's clutch but long tenure of CMs is a threat to Democracy.

Enchantment continues even after sixty years. via @youtube Madhumalati