Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Savitri Era is the keynote

Once upon a time there was a book called "The Celestine Prophecy" which ruled for 3-4 years. It showed invisible interconnectedness and how we are propelled like puppets. Many were influenced and their lives changed. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo keep on reminding of such a reality.

Speaking of fiction, perhaps the closest one to the logic of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is that slim but great book by Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Many are calling upon the citizens to remain united but what's the central glue? Unfortunately the country has failed to identify this even after seven decades. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo alone provide that keynote but our intellectuals have been myopic in not picking up that key

Deluge of content is driving people to more and more tiktokisation or fragmentation of consciousness whereas The Mother & Sri Aurobindo insisted on integration. This is an ontological U-turn whereby one discovers a central guiding force within oneself that's shaping future course

Sri Aurobindo arrived in the Tamil land on April 4, 1910. His prediction of the future is the only solution. The task is to understand and accept which can save from strenuous speculation. The role of The Mother is also crucial. Some are trying to malign her which is unfortunate!

Basic political lessons:
1. Upfront authoritarianism is better than clandestine dictatorship
2. Open revision of history or narrative is better than secret, invisible, or round about manoeuvre
3. Brazen fakery or clumsiness is better than its sophisticated or ivory tower versions

1. Hazardous to speculate long term in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic.
2. Time has a role and present status of RSS is not rock solid.
3. Drastic changes are possible in next five years.
4. Dynastification of Congress created a vacuum of which RSS is merely a beneficiary.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo postulated reconfiguration of Cell functioning as an Evolutionary necessity for attaining Immortality. Hope, this is a step forward in the direction of unraveling that mystery. How much volition or yoga can really engineer changes in biological process.

The sense of entitlement of some on Twitter is amazing. They say they would have made a much better Prime Minister without of course the inconvenience of contesting in any election. And this section of citizens regularly calls others as fascists and warns against authoritarianism

First codification; then implementation. First laying down the tenets and then following them. Thus be it Quality or Dharma, the blueprint is essential for building. Domain knowledge, therefore, is crucial; respecting it essential. This is the lesson number One of Dharma practice

1964 - Came in contact with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and began reading their booklets and magazines in my village, Sailo Jharapara
1971 - Came to Bhubaneswar to join BJB College
1977 - Came to Sundargarh to join PNB
1988 - Came to Delhi
2000 - VRS & SELF

2005 - Access to Internet and instant publishing of a blogpost was a dream come true. A lot of learning during the last fifteen years
2012 - Joined Twitter which continues to be a second home
2020 - Lockdown but strayed into Elyments; so, great days ahead.

2005 - Centenary year of Bande Mataram movement provided the impetus for an epochal event. Google gave the opportunity for launching Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Blog. Sify was at 64 kbps on my freshly acquired assembled AMD desktop with 256 mb of RAM

2006 - Savitri Era is our religion [though Sri Aurobindo and The Mother warned against creation of a cult, they themselves encouraged it. Sri Aurobindo himself deified The Mother and vice versa] From Sri Aurobindo Reader (1999) edited by Makarand Paranjape

2007 - Centenary year of Congress split at Surat provided the stimulus for SEP.
None of the present political parties in India is willing to toe the ideals of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. So, perforce we launch the Savitri Era Party. On to the streets then!

2008 - An unprecedented war of words broke out over The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs. I refused to be under either faction and maintained a sane position. The book was banned and present generation is deprived of knowing about a great son of India

2015 - As I have been vocal about religion, politics, and anti-establishment themes, I remain an untouchable but somehow Nitte invites me to present a paper which was later published in their journal. Thankfully, that gives me the credentials of a scholar.

2016 - I hit upon the idea that overpopulation is at the root of all problems of India. Further, each language is a distinct nation like the European countries and hence the States should be granted Sovereignty under a loose Federation. Replica #WorldUnion

Granting Sovereignty to the States can itself form an alliance of 20 to 30 Nations with immense international clout. Local innovation and enhanced decibel level on multilateral fronts can really create an impact. Going the USSR way is the finest solution; also for US and China.

It was pretty historical by juxtaposing himself and Sri Aurobindo. The latter has never recovered in the public eye.

Almost all information on The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are in black and white. No one can add anything new except wild speculations and manufactured allegations. Yes, all enjoy the right to creative expressions like Heehs and entertaining adda opportunities.

I have been complaining against Marxist historians for ignoring Sri Aurobindo. Arunoday is a good person and well intentioned. He has expertise on many spheres but not on Sri Aurobindo. He should avoid writing on him till he reads adequately. Insulting The Mother too is not good.

No, AB is not a Marxist; he is staunchly against them. He like most RW handles doesn't follow me. I provide authentic information and objective views; a rarity in the present milieu. Yet most prefer what's pleasing instead of harsh truth. Being abreast of critical opinion needed.

Till now we are reading distorted history. So, if you can dig out the truth, that would be great. It's not the question of any person or organisation; their reputation matters little before the truth. So, there's no barrier; Indians deserve to know their past without adulteration.

Unfinished agenda and Evolutionary forces are sure to make it happen. Bande Mataram was written for Bengal and not for India. The song should be returned to the rightful owners. Sovereignty to the States is the best solution in the present circumstances. Colonial legacy must end.

1. By Colonial legacy, I meant India. It should return to its original status of multiple Kingdoms/States. Each language is a nation and must be recognised as such
2. As regards the song, it was of Bengal, for Bengal, and by Bengal. Most don't know that and it should be respected

"The key to happiness is setting realisable goals" but the Constitution of India is a compendium of myths. Such high standards are not humanly possible and so it flounders. Assuming that a MP will take care of thousands of families is a superstition. Hence, Sovereignty to States.

Democracy is a peace time pastime. The State comes to the rescue during a crisis. Thus the State needs to be near; within hearing distance. That's participatory unlike the present abstract or imperial model. Indians must turn India into a #BharataFederation as part of #WorldUnion

Ancient monuments of Greece, Rome, or Turkey are standing tall but in India they are all underground. Is there any particular reason for this? Recently a huge temple appeared from the bed of #Mahanadi in #Odisha. #PrachiValley is still shrouded in mystery.

India is running like a federation for the past two and a half months. So, CMs are in control. Modi isn't wholly responsible. Looking it that way is defective.

From the safety of my home, it's difficult to understand the kind of hardships so many are going through but then implementation of any policy will create its own victims. It's an unprecedented situation and the authorities are at pains in safeguarding the interests of citizens.

All are mental health experts now, but the same old foolishness and stupidity. Just successful social adjustment is not the solution; it's like moving in a round and round. Evolution imparts meaning, gives direction, and enhances worth. Only The Mother & Sri Aurobindo teach this.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo emphasise that the earth is one. They also express their dissatisfaction with the present political order and foresee a #WordUnion. It's an Evolutionary inevitability and no specific method has been set. Thus, this crisis is not without a silver lining.

When I'm hungry or thirsty, it's a human question; nothing to do with my religion, nationality, or linguistic ethnicity. This virus crisis, similarly, concerns the whole humanity. If it's not being tackled on that basis, then a greater disease afflicts the human race. Needs cure.

Most of life is basically a quest for direction. More important because of the plethora of options at every step. Many are oblivious but somehow are led towards it. Mere moving forward may not be the right way. Making a conscious decision is finally the sign of a diligent person.

Raja is about unadulterated merriment without much religious obligations or austerity. But it's not just tradition or mere repetition. Its occult significance has much to do with the current crisis if one is conversant with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Yoga reposes responsibility.

It's not just a material or medical problem; the occult Evolutionary dimension is far more profound. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have spoken about such prospects much earlier. Unfortunately our Universities refuse to examine these aspects of futurology and students remain ignorant.

Weighty dimensions: Sri Aurobindo as a politician, Sri Aurobindo as a poet, Sri Aurobindo as a philosopher, or Sri Aurobindo as a yogi. But his most important work was at the level of body cells. Something the current crisis has much to imbibe and subscribe to; Vedic Immortality.

The virus is a killer and also a teacher. So many things were taken almost for granted all these years but nothing is assured now. Understanding life and its meaning was getting neglected, or even ignored. But no, the basics have to be learnt anew from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

Lack of accountability is understandable but why transparency deficit? Who authorises such stupidity?

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