Friday, August 13, 2021

There´s no alternative to The Mother.

Tweets in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - since 2005)

I have been using Twitter since 2012 for expressing my views as SavitriEraParty and NathTusar. Besides, my blog at is in operation since 2005. Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Photo from Ashram at Talla Ramgarh, Uttarakhand

August 15, Sri Aurobindo´s birth anniversary Annual reminder of the agenda Evolutionary A journey towards a sublime human destiny Midst ignorance and suffering extraordinary Supramental Consciousness is very much in action What it needs is our unreserved collaboration.

Looking at history through the lens of Subhas can be as skewed as imagining everything in terms of Gandhi or Nehru. They have exhibited heroism or leadership but when it comes to visionary element, there´s no one who can match Sri Aurobindo. Revolution, yes but Evolution, urgent.

Excellent introduction by @AmanAlbelaa to the life and work of Sri Aurobindo, the greatest poet and philosopher of India, on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary year celebrations from August 15. I speak on his current political relevance at 10:10. #FiveDreams #WorldUnion

@NathTusar interviewed by @aajtakradio for a podcast on Sri Aurobindo. At 10:10 min. A great conversation.

Two minutes to a fresh perspective Cc @pbmehta @_YogendraYadav @rahuldev2 @ASR_Metta @shantprakash @DhalGobardhan @MANOJNAYAK71 @prakascnayak @OdiaCulture @odiamelody

Many thanks for giving me this opportunity for saying a few words on the political relevance of Sri Aurobindo, when the country is standing on the crossroads. Content is almost flawless and the voice is powerful. Kuldip Mishra, Gopa Basu, and Jagjit Singh also feature in capsule.

Winning elections by hook or by crook has become the norm. But, Democracy demands restraint, eschewing misrepresentation, and fair play. So, society needs men and women of character and a line of thinking or ideology is also required. Sri Aurobindo provides them in ample measure.

Apart from the Vedic deities like Aditi, Ila, Bharati, Mahi, etc correspondence wirh the four suns, viz., Varuna, Mitra, Aryaman, and Bhaga is an interesting aspect. Although roots can be traced to Iranian antiquity, four and five brothers in Ramayana and Mahabharata too resonate

Theosophical Society also provides many such scientific looking calculation. I´m 65 and my experience is limited; rest is hearsay. Fortunately The Mother picked me up at an early age and I believe that she is in charge of the future Evolution. Past rules and patterns don´t matter

One might possess all resources and plan meticulously but he has no control over future events. Can´t be sure of even his location. Well everything is not so erratic but unpredictability is a significant part of human affair. Gods and astrologers proliferate but equanimity is key

I have been telling this at from 2005 and in Twitter since 2012. But I perceive that people harbour enormous resistance and loads of prejudice. The political climate is to blame and also hesitation and reticence of devotees to be a bit vocal and aggressive

Twitter has been a great success as a communication medium due to its limit on characters. Quickly reading succinct views expressed by others is so refreshing and educative. One may pin a photo once in a while but pasting a poster regularly is encroachment. I detest the visuals.

Twitter gives me the sense of belonging to a Democracy since I can freely vent my pent up thoughts and feelings. But most here dread RT as a plague. Communication is a relay race where the baton ought to be passed on to the next person. Knowledge and ideas need to shared, widely.

Many RW stalwarts are authors now and it's a good sign. But how objective the contents are is something nebulous without critical appraisal. Garuda Prakashan has a respectable back list but insisting ideology backfires. However the book everyone is waiting for is by True Indology

A person born in a SC family is told to revere Ambedkar but isn´t encouraged to intellectually search any further. The same is the case with RKM, RSS, and Congress. Yet, there´s a growing awareness among the young that Sri Aurobindo is the greatest poet and philosopher of India.

Puducherry is almost within Tamil Nadu but mostly the State is indifferent towards Sri Aurobindo. Tamil pride about their language and culture may be justified but new horizons shouldn´t be overlooked. Hold of tradition is another reason for people´s aversion toward Sri Aurobindo

Staying away from false assurances of self-realisation, siddhi, or miracles is absolutely necessary. Each person coming in contact with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo will have his own trajectory. The Evolutionary fashioning of the future is on. Multiple loyalties may mar the show.

Old age has many body related problems which forces to have a re-look at tenets of yoga, that are so complacently taken for granted when young and strong. Distant dreams like Supramental can trigger disillusionment but the only mantra is that there´s no alternative to The Mother.

Many scholars are obsessed with dating of ancient texts. They have undergone so much of additions and alterations. New kings must have sponsored new compilations. Names of authors may not be authentic. So, it's better to read their content only. Any glorification is preposterous.

Nice overview. Frederic W.H. Myers and Franz Brentano could have been mentioned as pioneers. Emerson inspired everyone and so did Carlyle. [Sri Aurobindo remains a perfect example of Hero as Poet and Hero as Man of Letters expounded by Thomas Carlyle.]

Misc. References

[There is no doubt that history will regard Sri Aurobindo as an outstanding landmark, and as the turning point in the life of India and its people. But will history regard him as the last of the stalwarts who] - EPW, December 9, 1950 #SriAurobindo @epw_in

[Whether Sri Aurobindo was a revivalist, or a real prophet, only the future can say for certain.] - EPW, December 9, 1950. #SriAurobindo @epw_in @NathTusar

Cf [The experiment of human life on an earth is not now for the first time enacted. It has been conducted a million times before and the long drama will again a million times be repeated. - Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine and Human, The Beginning and the End]

[Savitri is well-known as the supreme revelation of Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual vision.. lofty Himalayan grandeur and plunging Pacific depths are given in soul-stirring poetry.. all the lines that best show the meticulous poetic artistry in-between Savitri.]

[A sovereign ruling falsehood, death and grief, It pressed its fierce hegemony on earth; disharmonising the original style of the architecture of her fate’s design, It falsified the primal cosmic Will and bound to struggle and dread vicissitudes. (62.11)]

[Notes for the Savitri Class Notes for the Savitri Class - Book 11_Part 4 - RY Deshpande #12607 by Alagesan published on Wednesday, August 11th 2021, 5:10:00 am]
[आगरा में श्रीअरविंद शिक्षण संस्थान द्वारा 15 अगस्त को महर्षि अरविंदों जन्मोत्सव मनाया जाएगा। राष्ट्र भक्ति में गीत-संगीत सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया जाएगा। होटल गोवर्धन, देहली गेट, आगरा में दोपहर तीन बजे से जन्मोत्सव का आयोजन किया जाएगा।] आगरालीक्स
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