Not many people knew him before he murdered Gandhi, nor he terrorised anyone. He had his patriotic conviction for the crime and was successful. One needn't agree with him but forgetting his idealism just because he committed the crime is distortion of history. Nuance is necessary.
The problem is, there's no neutrality left and each voice is identified with one side or the other. The reality is that, we have a duly elected govt but all its actions can't be wrong. If good measures are also appreciated, then credibility can be earned; real critical scrutiny.
There's no dearth of scholarly works on #SriAurobindo's poetry, philosophy, or political prophecies. But so much of insight are of no use for most Twitter users. Time to seek what's valuable than the routine of daily outrages and chasing celebrities. 2020 can really be a new year
Younger generation doesn't get attracted towards yoga or meditation. Spirituality too has been besmirched by spurious Babas spurring mushrooming of commercial exploitation of success or wellbeing. In the circumstances The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's teaching remains the most genuine
It's said that, Sri Aurobindo developed nascent spiritual sensibilities from the poems of Shelley and Keats that dovetailed into Savitri. This connection, when seen in the light of Colonial education itself providing stimulation for Freedom struggle, is infinitely more important.
Ignorance about Sri Aurobindo and deliberate sidelining of him has to be reversed. Followers have to do it themselves but must first be adequately oriented. Scholars similarly need sufficient acquaintance but there's no shortcut. We tweet diverse clues at the risk of generalising
Cuttack in Odisha is one of the oldest towns of India and continues to be a melting pot. Devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo gather here in large numbers, on several occasions in a year, showing light to the rest of the world. Odisha has 12,000 Study Circles and 1000 Schools. https://t.co/aDH2qJLvwl
Sri Aurobindo's stress on spirituality is well known though not readily available. Ordinary intelligence however is enough to read his books where he busts conventional wisdom at every step. Thus it's not a pleasant experience for many and becomes a source of disappointment alas!
If the past glory is a perpetual cause of anguish for the present generation, then I think, it needs to be jettisoned. Focusing on achievements on a realistic basis with future potential should be a more prudent course. So, Odia identity needs to kneaded with many unique Konarks.
Not much knowledge on the intricacies of this particular debate but I often RT controversial seeming tweets for the benefit of those who check my TL. Further, blocking or ignoring is not particularly helpful when we are just on the cusp of an age of reinvention and transvaluation.
Mythology is literature and Rituals are superstition; following tradition is not a compulsion. Mitra and Varuna as portrayed in The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo form the true objective of human aspiration. It's the real discovery of India that transcends nation or religion
A simple solution. The Veda is one of the most ancient texts with ancestry from Iran to India. Modern commentators like Shankara or Vivekananda are silent about it. Dayananda took it up and Sri Aurobindo presented a whole new interpretation. Reading it can open eyes about Hindus.
The Veda is about the fight between light and darkness and the challenge of growing in illumination till one reaches at Mitra and Varuna. This Evolutionary journey, according to Sri Aurobindo, is difficult through sheer human effort. Hence aspiring for the grace of Divine Mother.
Sri Aurobindo offers extensive guidance on the metter with Yogic insight. Consulting him can provide a more enduring foundation for erecting theoretical shelters. Thanks.
Savitri Era: Aim of life is to arrive at Mitra and Varuna https://t.co/eDkYPAepBY #SriAurobindo #SecretOfTheVeda #TheLifeDivine #FiveDreams #WorldUnion @NathTusar
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad https://t.co/YGoEhdLyp7
Harnessing Western Philosophy for Self-Management
SAMSMRITI SAMS Journal 10 (2), 16-17 2016
Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management
Nitte Management Review 9 (2), 1-18 2015
#MirraAlfassa #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #SAVITRI