Sunday, December 31, 2023

We don't worship other gods or gurus

 Collated X posts by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo restored the occult dimension

X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) and President, Savitri Era Party (2007).

Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

No one assured me that the country I was born in will be a highly developed one. So, no frustration on that count. No one gave any firm indication that human misery will vanish. So, no disappointment on that score, either. That leaves only The Mother & Sri Aurobindo to rely upon.

The Mother is inseparable from Sri Aurobindo but some scholars tend to ignore her. Descent of Supramental consciousness can't take place without her grace and sanction. Sri Aurobindo has written about her significance extensively and hence there shouldn't be doubt on this score.

It gives the impression that Dayananda came after Vivekananda. Overlooking all that happened before the latter is also a blind spot.

Ideally, the review should start with Chaitanya.

Some are of the opinion that the future of the earth is dark but Sri Aurobindo strongly believes that human society is moving towards a brighter destiny. His appeal for the cooperation of all for descent of Supramental consciousness. No need for old customs in this grand journey.

From the psychoanalytical perspective, Nitish Kumar said about himself more than what he said by way of advising others. Discussion on sex thoughts in old age is a rarity and should equally draw attention as his reported comments. No one should be prevented to speak his mind.

Vivekananda tried to raise a new religion around Ramakrishna and Nehru attempted the same around Gandhi. Both failed but count as important milestone in reforming Indian society. Savitri Era Religion with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as inspiration is the real option for the future

I wrote religion not ideas. Fine. You can post your appraisal.

Being from the RKM background, many Hindutva intellectuals hold high regard for Vivekananda. But over the last five years, the message has spread gradually that Sri Aurobindo is a far more original and authentic thinker. This will grow as more and more people will read his books.

I have been writing on The Mother & Sri Aurobindo since 2005 and here on X from 2012. I have been trying to bring clarity and transparency to their complex legacy since it's difficult for any newcommer. But unfortunately, people don't read my posts and prefer their own ignorance.

Savitri Era Religion is the best means for leading a modern life. No mythology, no rituals, and no traditional customs. Aspiration for Supramental consciousness and surrender to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the only basic requirements for being part of this worldwide community.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have gifted me the intellectual freedom from imaginary mythology and vain rituals. They have avoided empty promises or lofty miracles. They simply extend the scientific theory of evolution to show how the descent of Supramental consciousness is certain.

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is meant for the whole humanity. No specific institution or location has ownership over it. Anyone living anywhere in the world can turn to them and read their books without having to depend upon someone else. It's direct relationship.

Modernity, in fact, entered with the Europeans and Nehru, no doubt, nurtured it with all his might. He, however, had no means of delivering people from the clutches of religious obscurantism the effect of which we witness today. That task had been ably performed by Sri Aurobindo.

On the one hand Nehru ignored Gandhi's illogical views and on the other he spurned Hindu pressure. In economic field too he resisted attraction of capitalism on one side and socialism and communism on the other. Disregarding America and Russia he created the Non-aligned movement.

Not lost exactly but suffers from the lack of deserved evaluation and dissemination. Thanks for this little help for spreading his name which is so essential for furthering the ideals Nehru represented. It's absolutely necessary to understand how the combination works for India and the world

The penetration of modernity into Indian society was not complete. But the support of the educated people for Hindutva has turned the clock back. Proper maintenance of the foundations laid by Nehru can only be possible by following the principles of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

Visiting their bookshop, instead, would have been more enlightening and humbling. Mapping exercise and the right direction in life, therefore, is so important! Many people return back from Auroville thinking, mistakenly, that it's the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Yes, brick and mortar have their limitations everywhere. The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, therefore, have left behind seventy volumes of their writings to be accessed online, free.

Most people think that most of the things change except religions. Nobody is courageous enough to foresee a world bereft of the present religions. Only The Mother & Sri Aurobindo did and Savitri Era Religion is going to replace the religions of today. That will be the end of war.

Sri Aurobindo started publishing his prominent books in 1914 and they were mostly unknown for a century but with the advent of Internet, it's intriguing why they remain so after 2014. Intellectual lethargy and political antipathy is understandable but institutional failure, not.

You have been highlighting this for a while now but to no avail. The legacy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is complex and, hence, anyone can mould it according to her sweet will. My take, however, is slightly different. Legal recognition as a minority religion will provide safety.

Congress cannot inculcate the visceral hatred in its workers which is the hallmark of BJP karyakartas. That ideological recipe has hundreds of ingredients or a million mutinies.

Please get rid of such misconceptions and make an informed assessment of The Mother & Sri-Aurobindo. This life is a wonderful opportunity for discovering their genius. Thanks. What I'm requesting is to have a fresh look regardless of your past experiences and impressions. This can be a good area of research. Any thesis has to be discursively established instead of the hit and run approach. So you have to analyse what exactly led you to believe this way

You are entitled to your political beliefs and counter-narratives but roping in great men with very different ideologies as mere tropes or slogans won't earn you credibility. Further, transposing what's local as the national, or even civilisational, is intellectually dishonest.

Please let me know how far you could decipher so that I can fill in the gaps.

Each person had his own distinctive philosophy and ideology and hence conflating them is erroneous.

Someone should take responsibility for keeping content outside free public access all these years. Two decades is a long time and it should have grown as a major voice for dissemination of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. Now the things are mired in controversy. Lost opportunity alas!

Let there be no doubt as to what Sri Aurobindo achieved in his life. His Vadodara and Kolkata periods were preparatory. Life in Puduchrry till 1926 was consolidation. 1926 to 1950, when descent of Supramental consciousness was his focus, is the real Sri Aurobindo we worship today

A member of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry, using intemperate language to a devotee on a public platform should attract appropriate disciplinary action. Employees and teachers should be trained adequately as to how to behave with the public on matters relating to Sri Aurobindo.

As devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, we don't worship other gods or gurus. Those flouting are admirers and not devotees. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo haven't prescribed any particular method or ritual. Succumbing to contrary social pressure is at the risk of one's own peril.

Further sadness awaits when you reach at his marriage. cc. @roshendalal

That's nice but your political leanings don't betray a right orientation in the ideals of the great institution. That's fine, of course. to each their own!

The political ideal of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is patently at variance with your own personal preference and the onus of realising this is solely upon you. How it affects the public image of the Ashram is far more disquieting, to say the least.

A big thanks.

Sri Aurobindo had punctured the intellectual legitimacy of Hindutva even before it was born. He had also pointed out shortcomings of Congress. So beware of all those who are expressing deceptive tributes to him today without subscribing to an iota of his ideological formulations.

Savitri Era Party, drawing inspiration from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, is opposed to AAP, BJP, and the Congress. Rising above narrow sectarianism and promoting value-based politics is our objective. Young Indians are invited to work for this noble purpose. - Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Ideology matters and drives people. India must discover the relevance of Sri Aurobindo's future vision and how it is the best option in the present circumstances. Savitri Era Party can be a big player in 2024 if people like @madversity can see in it some merit by due evaluation.

As Founder of Savitri Era Religion and President of Savitri Era Party, it's my job to make others agree to my way of thinking and perceiving of things. That's the precise role of any leader. Current advantage of instant communication facilitates that in a democratic environment.

Thanks. The role of intellectuals is much greater in this new venture aiming at value-based politics.

The direct disciples lived in a different age. The Nehruvian vision was in operation and they employed all their creativity in portraying The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in as liberal a way as possible. Hindutva is a global menace now and Savitri Era Party offers the right concoction.

Thanks to the great foresight of Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy, ably articulated in the dissenting judgement in the Auroville case that we in the Savitri Era Religion feel safe. Otherwise, the majoritarian ethos would like to annihilate us one day. Savitri Era Party too is relevant.

The Mother was responsible for erecting a distinct identity for Sri Aurobindo's philosophy which managed to draw hundreds of followers and creation of Ashram. Immense sacrifices were involved for nurturing this speciality which a few are willing to sell for a few pieces of silver. 

Let's be honest. BJP rode to power on the Mandir wave. Modi capured power by piggybacking on Kejriwal. A similar advantage may be difficult to come by. Now almost all States are run by satraps. The scenario is entirely different now. The concept of a national party is over.

No doubt, you have stated your case (or, rather verdict) with clarity but it seems to me that it's out of sync with reality. I'd, however, prefer to wallow in my "confusion" and continue to propagate Savitri Era Religion with full conviction, since everyone is entitled to his or her inspiration (or, stupidity). [TNM55]

Immersion, contemplation, and meditation

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era Religion is the culmination of three thousand years of human civilisation, both East and the West. It aspires for divinisation of body or physical immortality, dreamt in the Veda. It also strives for Supramental consciousness for ending strife.

Savitri Era Religion is an invitation to all people of goodwill who aspire for justice, fair play, and peace. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have assured evolution to the next level of consciousness and victory over death. Each one needs to collaborate with it

Savitri Era: Lifelong study, loyalty, and dedication

Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007) and Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006)

Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

A section is of the opinion that the ruling party is acting undemocratically but I don't remember any party or govt acting democratically during the last sixty years. Hypocrisy has been widespread all along and hunger for power and money have reigned which will have consequences!

Like all religions, Savitri Era Religion has many ways as to how to approach The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Savitri and The Synthesis of Yoga are ideal for immersion while The Life Divine and The Human Cycle are good for contemplation. The Mother and The Letters are for meditation.

I have been active in social media since 2005 and maintaining two dozen blog sites, apart from X, has enabled me to be in the business of thinking. Besides, looking at current affairs from the point of view of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's philosophy has been a constant challenge.

Most of the devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo don't look beyond their personal sadhana and welfare. I as the President of Savitri Era Party, on the contrary, am concerned with the sociological aspects of our collective existence like Govt recognition for Savitri Era Religion

I have been opposing all political parties and hence my posts don't reach many. However, I have the satisfaction of taking an ethical and impartial stand on various issues. Reservation, for instance, may be good but it renders the Constitution as unjust against the other sections

In addition to air pollution or noise pollution, it's necessary to be aware of intellectual pollution. Most educated people haven't read anything by Sri Aurobindo as a result of which suffer from warped thinking and skewed logic. Some even write books the blind leading the blind!

There's no shortcut for knowing Sri Aurobindo or understanding his writings. The writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and some of their direct disciples constitute one hundred books. The education system, unfortunately, is indifferent to the immense value of this knowledge hub.

Savitri Era Learning Forum, Ghaziabad has been trying to introduce people to new knowledge since 2005. Apart from the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo awareness of Western philosophy and futurology has been the focus. Right view on historical narratives too is a preferred area

It's by the immeasurable grace of The Mother that I have been able to run Savitri Era Learning Forum (2005), Savitri Era Religion (2006), and Savitri Era Party (2007) uninterruptedly, almost singlehandedly. It has been an unique effort considering immense technological changes.

Namo Bharat Duhai Depot Station is at a nice location. Developing a park nearby can attract more people for spending time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. @officialncrtc

Reading the books of Sri Aurobindo in original is necessary for assimilating the right knowledge. Mentioning his name on the basis of sketchy impressions or clubbing his name along with other great men should be avoided. The works of The Mother is an altogether different subject.

Wrong persons have been imposed upon the people as icons as a result of which educational ideals have become topsy-turvy. Neglect of Sri Aurobindo continues as no one in policy-making area is interested in his philosophy or prophecy. Self-effort needed to read and understand him.

Most people are curious about politics and hence the historical significance of Sri Aurobindo interests them. Some others are enthusiastic about the history of ideas who try to lacate Sri Aurobindo's contributions to it. Both have their own validity but real import is elsewhere.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram enforces discipline and silence which makes the devotees passive and aloof. I tried to introduce themes like politics and religion and many people have benefited from this discourse. The hegemony of Hindutva, however, is a roadblock and has to be surmounted.

Some Hindutva handles are consistent in quoting a few sentences where The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have mentioned some Hindu gods or goddesses. They are not willing to read anything else from their writings since they claim to have already received significant spiritual experiences

Savitri Era Party has no presence on the ground but it possesses immense intellectual legitimacy in comparison to the ruling party or the opposition. We pray to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for hastening the force of evolution so that the country chooses the right ideology in 2024.

We know about the ongoing evolution from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and are asked to aspire for the Supramental consciousness. Instead of looking at the course of events as mechanical, we perceive it as unfolding of the divine plan. It's wrong to treat the current phase as ideal.

Traditional religious morality on the one hand, and the current politically correct positions on the other, have imposed certain uniform pop-psychology on women and their choices. Assuming a fixed template of female mentality in all circumstances, and at their all ages, is absurd

Savitri Era Religion worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and doesn't harbour any mythology or historical antecedents. No one can be compared to them or be associated with their divine status. They are ever-present and shouldn't be seen as avatar or guru.

It has taken sixty years for me to be what I am today. The Mother passed away in 1973 and the direct disciples, one by one, thereafter. Today, no one is there to look up to. I founded Savitri Era Religion in 2006 for the safety of the devotees, so that they don't face harassment.

Savitri Era Religion is separate from those who consider The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as part of Hindu religion. Savitri Era Religion traces its justification to the dissenting judgement of Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy in the Auroville case. This minority religion seeks legal rights.

Birth and growth of a new religion is a long-drawn process. It germinated when The Mother & Sri Aurobindo met on March 29, 1914, in Puduchrry, to which I gave the name Savitri Era Religion in 2006. It's likely to replace all other religions as per the prediction of #SriAurobindo.

No biography of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo presents them conclusively as the one Supreme Divine. Their devotees are mostly silent and Hindutva agents are out aggressively to appropriate them. In the event it's necessary for Savitri Era Religion and Savitri Era Party to be strong.

It's not easy for anyone to read the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo to understand them. They have been reticent about their own divinity and it has to be imbibed from the writings of their direct disciples. Savitri Era Religion helps in following them for seeking their grace

The logic of Enlightenment assures that people will be led in the rational route. The cycles of civilisation will by and large follow the same track, theorises Sri Aurobindo. But the trajectory is spiral and involves phases of irrationality. Hindutva is such a phase and we wait.

It's idle to believe that Sri Aurobindo didn't establish a new religion as he himself had identified The Mother as the Divine Mother, individual, universal, and transcendent. Savitri Era Religion is of those who don't worship any other god or guru than The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can liberate from mythology and superstitions

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

It's idle to believe that Sri Aurobindo didn't establish a new religion as he himself had identified The Mother as the Divine Mother, individual, universal, and transcendent. Savitri Era Religion is of those who don't worship any other god or guru than The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.


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The Mother passed away fifty years ago and the social organisations she created are in disarray. Savitri Era Religion needs to be on a stronger footing and be future-ready. Persistent vigilance required against traditional systems and rituals invading this new modern-day religion

Savitri Era Religion encourages politically correct viewpoints and historical narratives free from the pressure of mythology and legends. It imparts a certain respect for supra-physical realities while supporting scientific method. It believes in universality, but also diversity.

Savitri Era Religion is a futuristic socio-political and intellectual pillar of light. The Five Dreams of Sri Aurobindo broadcast on August 14, 1947 form the basis of this optimism. The current political situation in India provides a picture of contrast and the need for evolution

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine supervising the future evolution. Seeking their love and grace in life is a wonderful opportunity. #SriAurobindo passed away in 1950 and #TheMother in 1973. They have left behind immense intellectual resources to fall back on.

Breath of Grace by M. P. Pandit

Seven Dedicated Lives by Sunayana Panda

The Golden Path by Anie Nunnally

(Interviews with Disciples of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville)

As part of the Savitri Era Religion for the last sixty years, I have been free from religious rituals and festivals, legends and mythology. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo stress on psychological approach for progress in spirituality which is integral to their philosophy of evolution.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo came to hasten the process of dissolution of the old religions so that descent of Supramental consciousness can happen without much resistance. Savitri Era Religion is a small beginning towards that end and following it is the best option at the moment.

There are hundreds of conscience keepers of the nation active on this platform but as regards intellectual propreity, there is hardly any. Magnificently articulate people with thousands of followers are intellectual duds. They haven't read some key books; not even willing to read

The Synthesis of Yoga is the only book the chapters of which were published throughout the entire run of the Arya from August 1914 to January 1921. Only the first part, The Yoga of Divine Works was revised by Sri Aurobindo to be released as a book in 1948.

Sri Aurobindo has been able to alter the standard definitions of subjects like philosophy, psychology, poetry, and political science. Universities however are unable to appreciate his worth as a result of which they are still four to five centuries behind.

Sri Aurobindo, in his brief but profound treatise on Heraclitus, refers to the book, Herakleitos by Ramchandra Dattatraya Ranade, which can be read here. Many such rare books are available under resources for those interested in research on #SriAurobindo.…

This compilation on Kant is extremely useful for those who are interested in the intersection of philosophy and spirituality and from the point of view of the pedagogical as well as technological advances like AI. Many can hear voices of postmodernism too.

Leftists reaped rich dividends from their ecosystem in the last century and the same model is being followed by the Hindutva ecosystem at present. Scholarship on Sri Aurobindo has progressed at a slow pace without such incentives or inducements. But thankfully, honesty is intact.

Science and technology is the driving force of the modern civilisation but Sri Aurobindo reminds of the power of the Humanities. His version, interestingly, differs from the Marxist variety prevalent in the Universities. In fact, his psychological explorations surpasses science.

Indians should discover the philosophical and spiritual significance of Sri Aurobindo instead of constantly wrestling with his historical role. One can spend one's life by simply reading his poetry or literary criticism. Deciphering his Vedic interpretation is equally engrossing.

The magnitude of contempt, disdain, and derision that the Hindutva camp suffered in the hands of the Congress and the Left was much more than even what the Britishers would award. From the point of view of Sri Aurobindo, however, the opposition to Hindutva is more philosophical.

One may or may not believe in the divinity of Sri Aurobindo but reading a book like The Life Divine forces one to realise about the superhuman ability of its author. One may or may not understand the book but simply reading it amounts to collaboration with the Earth's aspiration.

People are unable to know the difference between the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and the traditional Indian philosophy on the one hand and Hindutva on the other. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine who are always present and carry evolution forward.

Savitri Era Religion is universal and has no particular affection for any nation or civilisation. It provides a wonderful opportunity for lifelong education and aspiration without any atavistic pride or bigotry. All life is yoga which means surrender to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo had witnessed two World Wars and were acutely aware of the futility of the current civilisation. They were sure that the descent of the Supramental consciousness is the answer. So, it's for the people to believe in their words, instead of the past gods.

There's a difference between watching a video explicating the philosophy of #SriAurobindo and reading one of his books. Technology facilitates video and it's good for instant assimilation of information. But a book contains Sri Aurobindo's own chosen words including his revisions

No amount of triumphalism can make right what is wrong. No amount of crowd can impart legitimacy to an act of foolishness. No amount of bravado can save a crumbling castle. Sri Aurobindo stated his assertions with sufficient clarity. Listening to him can save from further errors.

Anyone claiming to be educated should have read a couple of books of Sri Aurobindo otherwise he or she is in Kindergarten! Newspapers have a neat arrangement of topics knowing which is considered enough for modern living. Sri Aurobindo lends some gravitas.

There are about a dozen drafts of The Life Divine before it started getting published in August 1914. Sri Aurobindo was aware of different views on evolution prevalent in Europe. But his attempt was to base his theory on the Veda. Cosmic Tradition by Max Théon also played a part.

There is a tendency to believe that some aspects of our society and economy are built by the god and the rest are man-made. The Integral approach, however, wouldn't brook such a dichotomy. Any attempt towards piecemeal solutions and reforms, therefore, is bound to be a failure.

Scholarly speculations and political exaggerations promise a better world but without any concrete basis. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo explained that it's only by rising to a higher level of consciousness, or descent of the Supramental, that the problems of the world can be solved.

Like Sarna, Savitri Era Religion also demands legal recognition as a separate religion so that Auroville can be handed over to it. Govt has no business in managing it since Matrimandir belongs exclusively to the devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo who don't worship other gods.

In view of the prevailing scarcity of intellectual and ethical leadership in the country, Savitri Era Party invites all good people to either join it or work for it for creating a viable and credible political alternative driven by the future vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

Savitri Era Party has been showing the demerits of Hindutva as well as the Congress since 2007. It's of the firm opinion that only the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the solution. It's against discrimination or preferential treatment on the basis of caste or religion.

Many people in our country are thoroughly dissatisfied with existing political parties but go to vote for them in the absence of alternative. Intellectuals must come together under ideological umbrella of Savitri Era Party to create awareness without hoping for electoral victory.

Some people are fond of speaking against Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Jawaharlal Nehru without whom thinking of modern India is impossible. Savitri Era Party encourages sound historical perspective even though Leftist historians have done enormous harm to the legacy of Sri Aurobindo.

From Lenin and Hitler, the world has seen enormous amount of changes during the last one hundred years. Human nature however hasn't transformed much. The spirit of love and harmony isn't easy to be found. All admirers, followers, and devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo unite!

Modern Western thought is greatly indebted to Nietzsche (1844-1900) and Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) occupies almost an equivalent position in India. Nietzsche rakes up philosophical and psychological problems while #SriAurobindo solves them in The Life Divine and The Future Poetry.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo stressed on meditation and inner living when Television, Internet, and Mobile phones were not there. In the changed circumstances, Aspiration and Surrender are the best option. Reading their luminous books can provide the right intellectual undergirding

Aurora Mirabilis has seen 7645 hits this month. I have been tending a number of such blog-sites since 2005 which contain innumerable links and hints to varieties of knowledge sources. As Director of Savitri Era Learning Forum, I have a bias towards Humanities.

While reading hundreds of X posts every day, I profusely thank The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for having given me the right intellectual orientation and conducive circumstances in life. Also I have the satisfaction of not having let their teaching thrown to the wolves for two decades

I have been distributing the correct worldview without leaning towards the Right or the Left. Having worked in the field of knowledge outside the Universities and various ecosystems I don't represent any echo-chamber. My paper illustrates unique perspective…

Political power coupled with religious fervour is spreading false narratives. Universities and the Publishing industry are propagating false philosophies. Savitri Era Learning Forum is the only place where one can find right perspective wrt Sri Aurobindo.

Religions impose lots of socialisation and collective activity. They also feed a lot of intellectual garbage. Reading the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can liberate one from mythology and superstitions. The Mother passed away fifty years ago in 1973. Knowing her is crucial.

If Savitri Era Religion receives govt. recognition today, then ninety percent of the present followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo will leave the scene, since most devotees are fake. The Ashram will stop receiving donations from all sections and its survival could be at stake.

Savitri Era narrative isn't widely known but possesses far more credibility than Hindutva, Congress, Marxist, or Dalit versions. Savitri Era Learning Forum has clocked 11692 hits this month which gives hope that really inquiring minds will surely benefit.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Lifelong study, loyalty, and dedication

 X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956)

I have been writing at since 2005. Those who don't agree with my views should read about the explanations. I'm not bound by what other followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo say. My opinions have been formed out of lifelong study, loyalty, and dedication.

Sri Aurobindo had punctured the intellectual legitimacy of Hindutva even before it was born. He had also pointed out shortcomings of Congress. So beware of all those who are expressing deceptive tributes to him today without subscribing to an iota of his ideological formulations.

Some are under the illusion that The Mother came to India to tell the people to visit the temples. Nothing is more absurd than this. Sri Aurobindo has categorically mentioned that he didn't come to repeat the past. He wrote volume after volume to state this. Then why impose lies?

I have been campaigning against Hindutva but their activists simply ignore me as they are aware that Sri Aurobindo is not their strong point. Peddling some intellectual hotchpotch for securing votes is their motive; not astute academic learning. So it's futile to argue with them.

It's good to have a reasonable orientation in Western philosophy but spending time in comparing the spiritual practices recommended by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo with those of others is useless. Integral yoga is something unique and its modalities are lifeless without The Mother.

"The Left’s identitarianism seems even more imprisoning, and deeply anti-political," castigates Mehta but he fails to provide any alternative. It's true that the path of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo doesn't offer any concrete issue but a firm assurance of a solution resides there.

Each moment in our lives is critical from the evolutionary point of view in the sense that the possibility of culmination of the divine plan in the form of ascending to a higher consciousness is lurking to take place at any time, as prophecied by Sri Aurobindo in The Life Divine.

Hindutva is all about racial superiority and social asymmetry whereas modern political theory preaches liberty, equality, and justice. Reconciling these two extremes is impossible unless The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are accepted as the reigning ideology. Sine qua non for harmony.

You are reading the greatest book on earth. Bear with the pain and it will turn to ecstasy.

No, it's not a pre-requisite. Simple aspiration is enough and, of course, turning to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

Sri Aurobindo theorised about the descent of the Supramental consciousness as part of evolutionary unfolding. This is his most original contribution to philosophy which the Universities continue to ignore. The political dimensions are significant and hence neglecting it hurts.

Believing in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine helps to be freed from premodern ideologies and social stipulations. The direct disciples have shown the way and the new generation should take it forward. The philosophy and poetry of Sri Aurobindo has no parallel.

Westerners are prisoners of the Western philosophy. Hindutva adherents, similarly, are bonded to mythology and rituals. Devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo on the other hand enjoy the best philosophy and modern social attitude. Savitri Era Religion is most suitable for future.

Many people are in the habit of exhibiting that they are experts on Sri Aurobindo by repeatedly quoting just one line from an early speech of Sri Aurobindo. They have not read anything else. Conference-wallahs don't find any future after his 150th birth anniversary celebrations.

Considering the size of population in our country, awareness about The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is negligible. That should be the first priority. Dissemination of their political relevance is the next stage. Attraction for their philosophy should follow. Spirituality is the last.

Sri Aurobindo is not limited to his books. He wrote a few essays before his death in 1950 and one can take them as the starting point to know him. His correspondence with Dilip Kumar Roy at this point is also important. Not to mention Savitri which he is dictating to Nirodbaran.

Neither the Ashram nor Auroville portray the right picture of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. Message of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is universal and applicable anywhere. It's not about an ethical life alone but also excellence and innovation. Grappling with politics and commerce too.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo form an anchor in life if one is conversant with their teachings. So, too much of eagerness for spiritual realisation may not be the right approach. That leads to early frustration. Proper study is essential for right orientation and a universal ethos.

By incorporating the castes in the Constitution, the document was pushed backwards by one thousand years. If that truly reflects the social reality, then it may be good. But, what's the way out? Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the only way for a clean break with the past.

Savitri Era Party reiterates its longtime demand that the States be granted Sovereignty on the language criteria under a loose federation for paving the way for formation of a free World Union as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo in his #FiveDreams broadcast over AIR on August 14, 1947.

Many are addressing LitFests on Sri Aurobindo just by citing from his Uttarpara speech and Bhawani Mandir. Westerners confuse his Integral philosophy as integration with success and leadership. Misrepresentation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is rampant. Savitri Era Religion saves

At one point the Congress too felt confident about its ideology duly certified by the Left and we have seen its fate. The current recipe will also meet the same prospect in a matter of time. Evolutionary stirrings are on that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have unmistakably foreseen.

Intellectual confusion among people sympathetic to Hindutva is enormous. Each one has his own brand of the past and the future. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, therefore, have prepared the best possible elixir. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine solves all contradictions.

Greeting a person should be limited to expressing or exhibiting respect without uttering any religious or political slogan as these slogans are weaponised in course of time. Incorporating modern behaviour instead of repeating defective cultural motifs should be practiced by all.

Conceiving Democracy as a potent antidote of Monarchy seems ethically soothing but what are the evolutionary implications? Considering the Indian situation where democracy is unable to come out of the apron strings of dynasty and authoritarianism, the churning is to continue.

If the whole of India comes to be ruled by one party and the Chief Ministers are nominated like the recent examples, then the kind of democracy will be a disaster. Savitri Era Party demands Sovereignty to the States so that local level decision making receives full efflorescence.

Unlike others only the followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo know that changes come about through evolution. The desired results don't happen in a miraculous way but take the arduous path of negotiating through processes of ignorance. So there is hope and we need to be patient.

Everyday various business houses are spending crores of rupees in advertisements for promoting their brands. Different political parties are doing the same for mobilising supporters. Dominant religions also follow the same path for securing their turf and winning more adherents.

Money and organisation is essential for making people realise that a much better path is there than the present political options. Willingness of people for working for this cause should be spontaneous and voluntary. Admirers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo need to be more active.

In view of the fact that Hindutva has been successful in marginalising the castes politics, the majority having its own way in a democracy should have looked normal, especially when it has been denied this preeminence for nearly a century. But Sri Aurobindo doesn't agree with it.

All political parties are undergoing churning as regards ideology. Quest for a successful electoral formula is on without questioning the leadership. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have handed down a philosophy that is disruptive. Evolutionary push towards ethics and fairness to act.

No book on the relevance of Sri Aurobindo vis-à-vis Hindutva and therefore gargantuan confusion prevails in the minds of most. Many people feel inspired by Phule, Periyar, or Ambedkar as their ideologies have been publicised widely. The same is needed in respect of Sri Aurobindo. I was thinking of a more topical and polemical one so that the contrast with the ruling ideology comes out clearly.

Reading about the rival opinions on temple construction reminds of the Matrimandir at Auroville and how The Mother thought aeons ahead of others. Knowing about why the Mother worship should take precedence over the puranic or patriarchal forms from Sri Aurobindo is also relevant.

Elections are integral to democracy but Govt development plans and welfare schemes tend to be pushed to the pre-election year for deriving maximum electoral mileage. Such manipulation derails smooth and timely execution of projects affecting numerous stakeholders or beneficiaries. 

Negotiating multiple elections in over thirty States with a muilti-party environment is a superhuman task. There's no example of any god ever having performed such a feat. Thus, the Prime Minister of India indeed exceeds the achievement of any god, past or present. So, a new god!

Ensuring soundness of democracy is the responsibility of all and Savitri Era Party doesn't approve of the attempt of BJP and BJD for influencing the public mind through overtly religious temple ceremonies in the election year. They should be performed in a non-partisan way later.

Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the foundational principle of Savitri Era Religion. They are considered as ever-present and busy directing the course of evolution for descent of the Supramental consciousness upon earth.

Savitri Era Religion is the outcome of a complex intercultural genealogy but the identity is firmly Indian. Sri Aurobindo harking back to Veda and Upanishads restores the original religious sentiment in place of the conventional mythological superficiality.

Savitri Era Religion is not tied to any location or system. Anyone thinking of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can instantly be connected with it. Aspiration for higher consciousness and rejection of the past methods are essential, apart from surrender to them.

Savitri Era Religion aims at rising above the hypocrisy and mechanical approach practiced by the present-day religions, without the bondage of any fixed rituals. Surrendering to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo who carry forward evolutionary urge is fundamental.

There are plenty of books to read with regard to Savitri Era Religion but the simplest way is to open towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. That's how one collaborates with the Earth's aspiration for descent of Supramental consciousness ushering in Harmony.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo were dissatisfied with various religions and recommended the path of spirituality, instead. Savitri Era Religion is nothing but following their footsteps and showing a new way of life by sowing the seeds of the new consciousness.

Savitri Era Religion is the culmination of three thousand years of human civilisation, both East and the West. It aspires for divinisation of body or physical immortality, dreamt in the Veda. It also strives for Supramental consciousness for ending strife.

Savitri Era Religion is an invitation to all people of goodwill who aspire for justice, fair play, and peace. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have assured evolution to the next level of consciousness and victory over death. Each one needs to collaborate with it.

Monday, November 06, 2023

Sri Aurobindo restored the occult dimension

 X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) and President, Savitri Era Party (2007)

Savitri Era: Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the solution…

X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) & President, Savitri Era Party (2007)

Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Yes, Sri Aurobindo is like that. In fact, Kena is where the psychological interpretation of Vedic deities begins.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine without any connection with any mythology or past philosophy. Savitri Era Religion doesn't harbour any ritual or superstition. Those worshipping other gods or goddesses & gurus shouldn't drag them to the quagmire of old faiths

It's improper to oppose Western civilization as a whole because of colonialism, because modernity has its roots there. In 1784, Sir William Jones founded the Asiatic Society whose influence is immense. Sri Aurobindo likewise ushered in a new era in 1914 through his journal Arya.

Gandhi's role has generated a great deal of scholarship which has gained worldwide recognition as a credible political ideology. Sri Aurobindo's philosophy is relatively deep and complex. However, from a long-term perspective, Sri Aurobindo's vision on evolution makes more sense.

On the one hand Nehru ignored Gandhi's illogical views and on the other he spurned Hindu pressure. In economic field too he resisted attraction of capitalism on one side and socialism and communism on the other. Disregarding America and Russia he created the non-aligned movement.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo didn't prescribe any religious ritual or fixed form of practice but encouraged inner living. This might lead to a world-shunning situation if one happens to be over-ambitious in spirituality. Thus maintaining balance is important since All life is yoga.

Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo doesn't depend upon any mythology, philosophy, or a particular book. Devotion and surrender to them is all that what's required. Rejecting obscurantist mentality and anti-evolutionary activities is essential for becoming their fit instruments.

Unlike in the past Sri Aurobindo didn't go out to destroy some religious places. He wrote a few books and the results are unfolding to the peril of gigantic castles. The general perception that many people are turning areligious is not simply the effect of modernity but evolution

The Chooran sellers have evolved!

Only the Southern section of Odisha was part of Madras Presidency. Not much but the people in Odisha are recalling the popular tale of Kanchi Abhijana in this context.

The influence of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820-1891) is well known who had held adverse views against Indian philosophy in favour of science. We can imagine the status of knowledge had Sri Aurobindo not restored the occult dimension in his theory of transformation of nature.

Savitri Era Religion relies on emergence. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have employed all their spiritual power for descent of the Supramental consciousness. It's difficult to decipher which strands of current affairs are aligned with the evolutionary trajectory. Still, try we must!

Right attitude is one of the phrases that are found frequently in the writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and on it stands the whole edifice of Integral yoga. One escapes from the tyranny of the local situation by being in a state of right attitude of certitude and receptivity

Savitri Era Party has been giving voice to an alternative paradigm of political culture, intellectual atmosphere, and emancipatory anticipation. People are engaged in improving the lot of the disadvantaged but that route is not enough. Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is key.

Internet facilitated easy access to varieties of reading material and scholarly presentations whereby instant comparison became possible. Ken Wilber's formidable fortress floundered because of that. One lesson is not to study any other person vis-à-vis The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

No dearth of people expressing pious hopes but what can really propel reliable action towards any solution is listening to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. From geopolitics to domestic disparities, the power of their philosophy and future vision is the answer.

Having followed The Mother & Sri Aurobindo since when I was an eight years old, I don't expect any logical or ethical turn of events. They are outside the popular radar but there's no other avenue in sight for amelioration of suffering and exploitation. Thus they embody the hope.

Savitri Era Religion relies on the divine manifestation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo who met each other on March 29, 1914. They brought revolutionary changes to scriptural interpretations, philosophical formulations, and religious attitudes. Following them can usher in harmony.

Digesting the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo takes quite long. So instead of a scholarly attitude a devotional approach helps. Collaborating with the evolutionary agenda of descent of Supramental consciousness should be a priority. Practical methods are incapable of solution

Religious divide is playing havoc with the human civilisation. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo had foreseen such abhorrent situations. Following their path of human unity and world peace is the most credible solution. Freedom from obscurantist faiths is the responsibility of everyone.

The education system continues to ignore the psychological elements that are essential for coping with social changes and the pressures that come with it. A juvenile view of life and the world is accepted by everyone as truth. Fortunately, Sri Aurobindo's philosophy is profound.

Many dismiss Sri Aurobindo for escaping to Puduchery in 1910 and his foray into spirituality is referred to disdainfully. The fact that he wrote nearly forty volumes, there which surpass in significance what even forty Universities would have produced is not given proper thought.

Biographies of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo don't matter much for the devotees but are referred to in context. They are the one Supreme Divine who are in charge of our lives all the time. Devotion and surrender to them exclusively is what's asked of us. Any dilution is detrimental.

Sri Aurobindo is a known pioneer of the Freedom movement and his writings are well documented. He engaged with modernity with a deeper philosophical perspective. Yet the reluctance of Leftist intellectuals to give any importance to him keeps the current political discourse naive.

Savitri Era Party has this pious responsibility of foregrounding the relevance of Sri Aurobindo's philosophically embedded political theory. Rising above its speculative and utopian appearance it posits a formidable transforming apparatus propelled by evolutionary inevitability

Political discourse of last seventy six years hasn't helped the country and needs to be jettisoned lock, stock, and barrel. Sri Aurobindo inaugurated a brand new vision for the future of humanity drawing sustenance from the twin sources of Vedic aspirations and scientific inquiry

Sri Aurobindo's appeal is to the individual. He has to review his own situation. His affections, affinities, and believes. A blanket condemnation of any religion or nation is of no use since overlaps are abundant. Each person must assimilate new thought for inner transformation.

If modernity can be said to have dawned in the West around the same time when Sri Aurobindo was writing his books like The Life Divine and Human Cycle then they are worlds apart. Just like he used new terms like Supermind his version of modernity is best expressed as Integralism.

I have been listening to complaints against the Western powers and Western culture since childhood but most things and ideas I use are Western in origin including this device and the language. Hindutva unfortunately hasn't been able to provide any viable intellectual alternative.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the solution

 Savitri Era: The Mother & Sri Aurobindo didn't promise any miraculous solution…

X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra, b.1956, Founder, Savitri Era Religion & President, Savitri Era Party

Savitri Era of those who aadore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

1. Sri Aurobindo is the greatest philosopher,

2. He is also a creative writer and poet,

3. He was a leading Freedom fighter,

4. He turned a spiritual explorer of the highest order,

5. He had a set of disciples to guide; and

6. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine

As Director of Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), I have been posting many educative resources since 2005. There are fifteen more blogs besides the one below. Horizon of one's knowledge expands by reading them and he is able to give right direction to life

Savitri Era Party provides an alternative narrative based on future vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. On the face of it, not much difference from dominant political ideals would be perceptible but evolutionary journey toward a Divine harmony instead of unpredictability is key.

Most resented and were aghast when I launched the Savitri Era Party in 2007. How can The Mother & Sri Aurobindo be dragged to the dirty lanes of politics, they wondered. Today, I am proved right when Hindutva is poised to impose a uniform system of worldview upon the whole nation

It's not ideal to tell of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for motivating toward spirituality. But the philosophical knowledge about the spiritual functioning of the world needs to be brought home. Connecting it with the scientific fact of evolution is the basis of Savitri Era Religion.

The Constitution of India is thoroughly secular and doesn't lean towards any religion. Savitri Era Religion, drawing inspiration from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, is supportive of such Constitutional values and modern ethos. Additionally, it has no mythology or rituals, as a drag.

The spirit of propaganda has engulfed the minds of people so much that nobody is remotely worried about any exaggeration or misrepresentation. Preserving the true essence of Sri Aurobindo's thought, in this atmosphere, is a challenging task. But no one feels responsible for this.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo accepted evolution which is a scientific phenomenon but modified it by adding modalities of spiritual nature. Without this integral view all kinds of developmental approach is handicapped. The Life Divine therefore is an essential read for professionals

When Sri Aurobindo was asked why did he try for the Congress accepting the Cripps offer, he told it was his Nishkama Karma but today we realise how skillfully he documented it for the historians to judge. His four political interventions towards the end of his life are momentous.

The trajectory of evolution is not linear or logical leaving a lot of scope for drama. The CM of Odisha can't speak Odia and Jayalalitha and Rajinikanth are not Tamils. CM of UP is also an outsider!

My posts don't reach many people but I'm trying to communicate the result of my experience of the last sixty years as honestly as possible. I know that people are not as fortunate as me in receiving the teaching of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo but a slight opening can change things.

Long Colonial rule hadn't done much harm to Hinduism but from 1990 it got weaponised as a result of which there's a vertical split among its adherents. Sri Aurobindo didn't exactly predict such a prospect but his critique of religions as a whole can be thought of as becoming true.

As devotees, we worship The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and don't consider anyone else as remotely comparable. All their historical connections are contextual, devoid of any real significance. So, not to be misled by literal or factual accounts is preemptive.

It's usual for the devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo to suffer from bouts of doubt and faithlessness. Periods of identification with either of them and aloofness from the other is also common. Strong intellectual bulwark comes to the rescue at such times. Devotion not enough.

Dr. R.L. Kashyap passed away last year leaving his monumental contribution to the field of rediscovering the Veda in the light of Sri Aurobindo, T.V. Kapali Sastry, and M.P. Pandit. I'm not sure if he leans a bit towards the traditional religious approach.

Visiting Puducherry and one's experience at the Ashram or Auroville should not cloud one's impression of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Their books are available online and a lot of expository material are there to examine their relevance like Kireet Joshi's.

After centuries of foreign occupation India earned democracy in 1947 the quality of which remains tainted. It's not the fault of the people alone. There's something in the evolutionary scheme which is not allowing perfection. I pray to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for rectification.

Politically correct and culturally amusing but intellectually dishonest and religiously immoral.

"Nature does not think we are special," says @devduttmyth. But what is nature? And what's its nature and whether it's capable of thinking. Without borrowing from The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo, these questions can't be answered satisfactorily. Western philosophy too is inchoate.

Leftist intellectuals have their own training and ecosystem which they guard. But why Hindutva guys contest their opinion with such ferocity is difficult to understand. Inferiority complex as regards intellectual level and frustration of not achieving their status are the reason.

Apart from @OpIndia_com and @myindmakers, there are many other publications on the Right side like @SwarajyaMag @dharmadispatch @IndiaFactsOrg @Pragyata_ @advaitaacademy @brhat_in @IndicaOrg etc. It's difficult to understand why non of them is enthusiastic about Sri Aurobindo.

Like Leftist movements providing satisfaction for fighting for the poor, Sri Aurobindo too exalts:

[The sun-eyed children of a marvellous Dawn,

The great creators with wide brows of calm,

The massive barrier-breakers of the world

And wrestlers with destiny in her lists of will,]

Philosophy and spirituality are indispensable ingredients for understanding life. Those who avoid The Mother & Sri Aurobindo on some pretext gather their quota from different sources. Substandard knowledge doesn't show the right path. Professional expertise too is of limited use.

Feeling overwhelmed by the religious ecosystem and paraphernalia is normal. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo advise to get over such complacency so that the real aim of life gets attention. Thus, yoga is a solitary enterprise but the evolutionary imperative turns it into as collective.

Without any reference to The Mother, the profile fails to provide a clear picture. Besides, eclipsing vital information with regard to someone amounts to censorship. Further, it's debatable whether he endorsed the kind of socioeconomic model favoured by Organic Radical community.

Thanks for telling something so boldly which Sri Aurobindo had very clearly indicated. Hope, you focus on more insights of Sri Aurobindo instead of wasting your time and energy in criticising RSS.

Congratulations. You have been exposing misdeeds at great risk and finally, you're proved right. Also, please enlighten whether all foreigners should be painted with one brush?

Ram Swarup was well aware of Sri Aurobindo's writings but unfortunately could not be convinced of them.

The issue is not what Sri Aurobindo had commented on Gandhi but what he would say about the latest discourse by Rahul Gandhi. Since he has written in a poetic language Sri Aurobindo would recommend to read his play titled Perseus the Deliverer in five Acts…

All those who have been responsible for hiding Sri Aurobindo from the students during the last seventy six years will face the consequences. Riding on the horses of falsehood won't last long. Their confidences will be crushed and reputations will bite the dust. Make no mistake!

I have been living in India all my life and have visited most of its States. I know that things are not ideal but there's no solution to the human condition. Some societies may be better in some respects but glossing over their own imperfections is not honest or objective. Thanks. 

I don't think any religion is free from idolatry. Besides, mythology and superstitions are part of all cultures and religions. Even science fiction promotes a sort of mythology in a different form. If you feel that you are free from all these, it's a tad exaggerated. Thanks.

In the third sentence you are contradicting what you rightly observed in the first two. Nietzsche had predicted something identical. But it's illogical to expect human beings to jump out of their own limits. What's the means apart from known superstitions? So back to square one.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the only solution to all problems of the world. Intellectuals, unfortunately, ignore this basic truth as a result of which war and conflict proliferates. Economic inequality and commercial imperialism, too, are on a growth track. Reversal needed.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo represent universality. National or racial identification is a hallucination. Just like looking at the material world as subatomic particles, human beings need to be conceived as cells. War of immortality has to be fought there via higher consciousness.

It's a fight between two religions and there's no easy solution. The Mother was of Jewish origin but found a new way for humanity along with Sri Aurobindo. They fought against Hitler and predict that the evolutionary path for the mankind is bright. Following them can see solution. 

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine and Savitri Era Religion was created by me in 2006 for unambiguous identification and legal protection for their devotees spread worldwide. Savitri is a long futuristic poem by Sri Aurobindo on victory over death. 

Good for self-validation and inflated elation but assimilating the right message of Sri Aurobindo is also important. As you're well aware his Complete Works comprises nearly forty volumes and there are any number of Secondary literature. So do yourself a favour by consulting them. 

One of the distinctive contributions of Prime Minister Modi to political discourse is Andolanjeevi. Protest industry is also a source of bread and butter for the Media. It is another matter that the protests by Ramdev, Anna Hazare, and Kejriwal catapulted them and Modi to power.

Sri Aurobindo is known in terms of meditation and spirituality but I am the first to apply his philosophy to politics. The formation of Savitri Era Party by me in 2007 created a golden opportunity to break out of the polluted environment of Hindutva. Gave a blow to the Left too.

Move just five Kilometres away from the urban limits and you encounter the stark reality of poverty in India. Thus how hypocritical it is to talk of Hindu Rashtra or Vishwa Guru. Those drunk with power are worried about how to retain it. So deception is the only weapon and option. 

A monthly tax has been imposed on some residents of Auroville which seems to be an arbitrary measure. Administration should inform the public about the rationale of its actions in view of international ramifications. Further, reputations of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is involved.

The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo seems to be the perfect choice for any Shastri. Thanks.

There are a couple of clowns among the devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo here who like in any collective play their appointed roles of displaying comical acrobatics. Nothing wrong but some newcomers get prejudiced and feel repulsed by such antics. So beware of such worthies!

Self-determination is a basic political instinct. Just remember, how the Odia people were fighting for a separate State. It could have resulted in a separate nation like in Europe. Nationhood of the present day India is a British legacy. Population growth has made it obsolete.

The general assumption is a large country is good which may not be true from many angles. But it can be contested with any kind of identity. Violence or non-violence is a question of modality with no definite norm. If Nepal or Bhutan are separate nations then why not Punjab?

What happened in Surat in the Congress session of 1907 is important to know for understanding the politics of today. The ideals envisioned by Sri Aurobindo are yet to take shape due to lack of awareness about this historic event with great civilisational message. #SavitriEraParty

Many in this country are dreaming of Rahul Gandhi replacing Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister next year. They can't think of any other Indian for the top post. This is the state of democracy in India. Drama and media manipulation are the potent means for hoodwinking the voter.

Nitish Kumar is the most prominent ideological heir today of JP, Lohia, and VP Singh with wide administrative experiences. He should clearly lead the opposition alliance on the basis of sheer seniority. All those who are creating conflicting signs are saboteurs. #2K24 is not far!

All lovers of democracy should demand that two terms for any Prime Minister are enough. Progress of the country should not be tethered to any single individual and others should also be allowed to use their talent and power of innovation. Personality cult shouldn't be cultivated. 

X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra from September 19 to October 2023. Posts in Odia at @NathTusar

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo didn't promise any miraculous solution

X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) and President, Savitri Era Party (2007). Savitri Era of those who aadore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Savitri Era: Keeping Sri Aurobindo out of intellectual discourse continues…
X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion and President, Savitri Era Party.
Savitri Era of those who aadore, 
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
Reasonable acquaintance with Western philosophy is absolutely necessary otherwise it will intimidate always. I spent a few years and then could understand that they have a limit. Sri Aurobindo goes much further and with the Veda as the foundation. Besides, The Mother supplements.
In the last century, the books of Fritjof Capra, Stephen Hawking, Gary Zukav, and Alvin Toffler, among others, stirred the imagination of people. They provoked ontological thinking. In this century the focus seems to be on the mundane. Races, religions, culture, and civilisation.
Savitri Era Religion is free from mythology and rituals. It's also free from complex metaphysical formulations. No one or place has any special claim or ownership over The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. They haven't appointed any authorised representative. They belong to the whole world.
Many bestsellers have appeared in this century but I haven't read them. My impression is that they haven't, in any way, surpassed the significance of Sri Aurobindo's The Life Divine. Further, the practical aspect of collaboration with evolutionary forces can't be found elsewhere.
Modern life awarded legitimacy to advertising and that is where falsehood starts. Advocates, similarly, are exempted from the obligation of telling the truth. Media has become synonymous with fake news. Politicians too boast of jumla. Sri Aurobindo's writings are unadulterated.
Reading the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is a lifelong love affair. No need to follow in the beginning. Being conversant with the names of books and their chapters and reading the publisher's notes can create interest and affinity. Rest will follow.
Winning elections and coming to power is not a validation of ideology. Congress ruled for so many years but its philosophy could not gain public approval. Hindutva, similarly, has captured power by various tricks. But its agenda doesn't have public support. It will collapse soon.
Sri Aurobindo's writings are vast but many are in the habit of invariably referring to the Gita and allied mythology for explaining ethical or normative issues. Sri Aurobindo wrote The Life Divine with global readership in mind. That shouldn't be sabotaged with sinister intention.
The Life Divine can be read without referring to The Synthesis of Yoga and vice versa although both were written simultaneously. In fact, all of Sri Aurobindo's major works can be read by completely forgetting about the earlier period of his involvement in the Freedom struggle.
After twelve centuries, Sri Aurobindo altered the meaning of a single word to give a whole new philosophy called Integral Advaita. How many people in India know about this interesting story? And what's its effect on the future of religion and culture? Political discourse included.
All citizens are equal in a democracy irrespective of the office they hold or property they own. Being aware of individual rights and dignity is necessary.
[Do not look up to men because of their riches or allow yourself to be impressed by the show, the power or the influence.] SA
All professional and technical learning falls in the category of skills. Philosophy points attention to the things unattended. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo discovered that evolution can be accelerated by human volition. Following them opens the door for adventure of consciousness.
Pursuant to the universal philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, Savitri Era Religion (2006) is opposed to mythology and rituals and Savitri Era Party (2007) is against Hindutva which has nothing to do with the recent outbursts against Sanatan Dharma by some top leaders of DMK.
Can you compare them a bit?
The Mother first arrived in Puducherry in 1914 and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram came to function under her stewardship from 1926. After Sri Aurobindo's departure in 1950, she attempted many innovations while her own sadhana on the mind of the cells continued. She passed away in 1973.
A large number of handles here think in terms of Hindus and Muslims. Others stress on Brahmins vs Dalits. Followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo however treat all as human beings. Savitri Era Party reiterates the equality of all citizens and despises the superiority of any group.
Savitri Era Religion represents negation of all other religions. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine marking the end of dogma and rituals. The next step of evolution is inevitable for which surrender to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is indispensable.
I haven't seen much improvement in the social condition during the last sixty years. Suffering, exploitation, discrimination and conflict continues. I don't think The Mother & Sri Aurobindo promised any miraculous solution to all these. So expecting politics as panacea is puerile. 
Independence of India came at a wrong time because it missed the technological revolution. Y2K revolution similarly put so much emphasis on technology that all other sectors and activities were neglected. It will take a very long time to make up for the lag and changing mentality. 
I have been warning against false promises in the name of yoga and spirituality. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are famous for their extensive writings on exploration of inner psychological continents but no one has been successful in accessing those realms or exhibiting any evidence.
When our country has hundreds of Universities, why some historical facts should be decided by a doctored video interaction between a Pattanaik and a Sanyal is difficult to understand. Hindutva should gather intellectual muscle but not by unfair and sensational media manipulation.
Numerous institutions dedicated to the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are running across the country. Seeking govt assistance for their survival is not unusual. Attracting people on the pretext of healing camps and yoga workshops are common leading to ideology dilution.
While the grip of Hindutva over Ashram, Society, and Auroville tightens, it's necessary to maintain the independence of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's philosophy as their writings belong to the whole world. Savitri Era Religion and Savitri Era Party serve vital roles on this score.
Sri Aurobindo's writings before The Mother's arrival were intended for motivating people against the British. These are used selectively to justify his endorsement of Hindutva ideology which took shape later. Thus, it depends upon how one interpretes or which facet of him is seen.
Not all but some are susceptible to material gains.
Given their complex legacy, no one can claim of an authentic stand. So this diversity of approach will continue. And each person will grow in his/her understanding over the years. That is fine. But the threat of misuse by political mobilisation through uniformity is a reality now.
Hope you remember Sri Aurobindo, too, at times. Thanks.
Somehow, I was reminded of this book which appeared two decades back.
Four ideological camps are prevailing at present.
1. Nehru - Gandhi,
2. JP - Lohia,
3. Ambedkar - Periyar: &
4. Savarkar - Vajpayee.
Savitri Era Party seeks to establish a more intellectual environment for politics as enunciated in the future vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo wrote on different subjects but to quote him on specific topics is problematic. Literal interpretation of his 20th century views may not be applicable in 21st century. Academic scrutiny is okay. His relevance for human unity and universality needs to be appreciated.
That's fine. I think, The Future Poetry is a much more mature work.
The major works of Sri Aurobindo are treatises on respective subjects and hence it's difficult to say whether they strictly represent his opinion. Some books are mere manuscripts. From this perspective, his letters comprising eight volumes of CWSA are rather more considered views.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Keeping Sri Aurobindo out of intellectual discourse continues

X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) and President, Savitri Era Party (2007). Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Savitri Era: Reading The Life Divine has a transformational effect…
X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) and President, Savitri Era Party.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
Many people are in the habit of posting quotations from different authors. They are educative and inspiring no doubt but why not read the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo so that one gets all such wisdom from one authentic source? The tendency of surveying takes a lot of time.
Many books have been written on Gandhi and Ambedkar has been discussed to a great extent. But a complete analysis of modern Indian thought hasn't found expression as Sri Aurobindo's writings are left out. It's necessary as background material in the run-up to the 2024 elections.
India-centric view of Sri Aurobindo is the school-stage. For college-level study critical analysis is necessary. Evolution involves the whole world as adventure of consciousness is universal. Colonialism helped East-West integration to a large extent. Such opportunities will grow.
All of Sri Aurobindo's writings, from 1893 to 1950, are available online.
Secondary literature relating to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is growing fast.
Many publications of historical interest are available at…
I have been reading the books and magazines relating to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo since 1964. I have found them the most illuminating and inspiring. It's unfortunate that our education system is keeping such authentic knowledge out of its scope. Self-effort is needed to be aware
The basic principle behind civil society is to keep people free from the worries of governance or security but, sadly, democracy in India is, increasingly, being utilised for entangling the lives and thoughts of people with the ideological strands of different political parties.
All political parties are misguiding people by feeding them dubious narratives. This has been going on continuously and systematically. Paid anchors and columnists are everywhere. I have been appealing to follow The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for sound worldview and ethical conduct.
My name is Tusar because in Odia ତୁଷାର or Tushar is pronounced as Tusar. Otherwise, Odia is the most phonetic one among all Indian languages. It has the most charming looking script in comparison to all other languages. Akshaya Mohanty is a popular singer.
The accused anchors owe an explanation to the public as to how much intellectual dishonesty they practice. Hoodwinking viewers is no different from day-light robbery. Those benefitting from such jugglery should also apologise to the public. Good opportunity for cleansing polity.
He is giving a factual account.
Tell me what are the facts. On the one hand Sri Aurobindo is preaching Doctrine of passive resistance and on the other, he is encouraging his brother to play with bombs. It's difficult to explain away such ambivalence. Everything is documented and the inferences are quite clear.
He seems to have read something on Sri Aurobindo and has his own opinion. I don't find any reason to disagree with it because I have been fed hagiographic views about Sri Aurobindo since childhood. He is telling the king is naked. So no need to be worked up over personal opinion.
I don't think you can claim with certainty that he didn't denounce his "revolutionary" activities. It's not that clear. He was acquitted in the Alipore case on the basis of his being aloof. Theoretically he never supported violence. There would be other references too. So caution!
Sri Aurobindo is entirely different from all other gurus and great men. He wrote The Secret of the Veda which is his unique discovery. He also wrote The Life Divine which is the greatest book on earth. No wonder The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine.
We are all inhaling narratives along with the air and hence it is necessary to be cautious and alert all the time. Keeping a photograph of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in the room can change the atmosphere. Their books also have the same effect. They force you to think differently.
The 14 anchors episode has exposed the ulcers our democracy is suffering from despite all scientific and technological advances. It is just the tip of the iceberg. Savitri Era Patty can change the whole atmosphere with its principled stand derived from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.
Hindutva followers, understandably, are finding it difficult to worship The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine. They should explain their position in this respect so that others are not subjected to confusion and hypocrisy. They should also stop political canvassing.
After Independence the education system has been used to spread myriad falsehoods like the father of the nation. The present govt also is pushing the Hindutva agenda aggressively. Savarkar is being promoted to replace Gandhi. Savitri Era Party requests people to oppose distortion.
Savitri Era Party is opposed to both NDA and INDIA factions. All independent-minded citizens should come forward to support me in spreading the message of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Assiduously built, the Gandhi myth, the Tagore myth, and the Vivekananda myth needs to be busted.
A lot of exaggeration has been propagated over the years by neglecting more authentic themes like Sri Aurobindo.
Keeping Sri Aurobindo out of intellectual discourse continues which needs to be corrected.
[Four thinkers who guide modern Indian history on the changing values of Hinduism come to mind: Ram Mohan Roy; Vivekananda; Gandhi; and Radhakrishnan] -R Srivatsan
Comparing TV debates with Parliamentary proceedings, or the lack of it, can fetch some perspective. Whether the style and substance has declined over the years? Since both estates are related to democracy and elections which are quite vibrant the decay is its natural consequence.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine and are presiding over the fate of whole humanity. They have shown ample optimism for human unity but how national and cultural barriers will give way is not yet clear. Understanding evolution of consciousness can facilitate.
Doordarshan took birth on September 15, 1959 and since then India has seen phenomenal progress in all fields. But the demand for understanding the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo has not grown. He is facing boycott from almost all quarters. Let's hope, such indifference ends, soon!
The 14 anchors episode is symptomatic of the rot our intellectual life has developed. Lack of any ethical anchor is the reason. Lack of the philosophical awareness of purpose of life is also a factor. Paradoxically, a Hindu scenario is on the upswing. So strong correctives needed
Highly educated professionals are responsible for creating a situation like boycott of 14 anchors. The style of functioning of the Prime Minister is also a prime reason. Democracy is fragile and deriving more benefits from it than it can sustain will break it. Beware of anarchy!
I was against the Congress rule and had high hopes from Janata movement. But it degenerated into vote-bank politics. Hindutva philosophy never attracted me as I detest the obscurantism and anti-intellectualism of RSS. Kejriwal and Modi captured power through deceit and theatrics.
Congress conspired to keep Sri Aurobindo out of education and national recognition as a result of which Hindutva grew. Even today they are suspicious of his philosophy and foolishly supporting the DMK brand of rationalism. The direction of evolutionary inevitability is otherwise!
The Mother arrived in Puducherry to meet Sri Aurobindo on March 29, 1914 and the course of Sri Aurobindo's life took a different turn. A new narrative took birth which continues to show light to the humanity. I feel so fortunate to be in service of disseminating this new truth.
Savitri Era Party is non-aligned and the 14 anchors episode has proved how ideological purity is sacrosanct. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo symbolise human unity and world peace and hence it's necessary to steer clear of any narrow parochial mentality. We are the only such option now.
I don't see any sign of anyone being supportive of my ideological line and so the sense of responsibility multiplies. I created the Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) banner in 2005 and, by the grace of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, no one has been able to refute its justification.
As observed by Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy in the Auroville case, religions are created by devotees and not by the gods. Accordingly, I took the initiative to create the Savitri Era Religion in 2006 so that the constant accusation of Integral yoga turning a cult or religion stops.
I created Savitri Era Party in 2007, the Centenary year of Sri Aurobindo leading the Congress split in Surat. We are still against the Congress and against Hindutva too. No progress has been possible on ground but devotees are everywhere who can contest elections, independently.
Descent of the Supramental consciousness was theorised in The Life Divine but Sri Aurobindo's own seclusion and sadhana was not known. The Mother too carried on the work to a partial success in 1956. For devotees, the situation today is one of aspiration, prayer, and anticipation.
The rise of Hindutva in the political sphere has provided a good opportunity for the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo to be seen as a contrast and a corrective. The practical utility of such a great proportion hasn't been realised by the educated Indians or the opposition.
The attack on Sanatan Dharma and the 14 anchors episode have thrown open a lot of discussion and debate. Till now selected quotations from Sri Aurobindo have done the job. But henceforth a more rigorous analysis of his critiques of religions might happen. Thus it has huge potential.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Reading The Life Divine has a transformational effect

X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) and President, Savitri Era Party(2007).
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
I'm a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for the past sixty years. Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) ତୁଷାରନାଥ ମହାପାତ୍ର @NathTusar

The Mother passed away fifty years back and Nika Kuchuk in her many pronged interrogations brings out diverse fascinating dimensions relating to her which surprisingly don't attract the attention of the educated world. She should be appreciated on her own.
Savitri Era Party or Savitri Era Region is not premised on identity politics but its contours in the current context can give it such a colour. Surrendering to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the only way for the descent of Supramental consciousness and it's the duty of each person
The followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are always awake to the possibilities that the integration of the East and the West will unleash. Current mode of globalisation is only a limited edition. True human unity and solidarity would involve much deeper and unselfish emotions.
There was no Internet when I was reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo with acute interest. Keeping notes and thematically classifying their sayings for ready reference. Today, everything is available online with seach facility but people don't understand their value.
Opposing Modi or Hindutva means you are a Congress supporter and vice versa. Savitri Era Party, however, has been opposing both the camps with its own independent line of thinking. The evolutionary philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo forms the bedrock of all future politics.
After more than a century, Sri Aurobindo's stand on many issues have stood the test of time, except a few like AIT. I have the good fortune of presenting his ideas in Social Media, since 2005, in the absence of any prominent public figure recommending his philosophy, exclusively.
Indians are forever afflicted by inferiority complex and victimhood and therefore are unable to appreciate the insights of Sri Aurobindo without the endorsement of a foreigner. Sri Aurobindo's treatment of the problem of evil or the concept of God and progress is a seamless whole
It's not possible to know the worth of Sri Aurobindo without reading him and hence there is hesitation in admitting that he is the greatest philosopher of modern India or in fact the world. Savitri Era Party is striving since 2007 to rectify the warped narratives surrounding us.
It's well-known that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo discouraged publicity but after their departure, the most important task is to remember them and contextualize their relevance. Even Remember and Offer is very much an integral part of the everyday yoga. An evolutionary obligation.
Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo enacted a massive disruption of Sanatan…
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Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
The clue to building a modern and egalitarian society lies in embracing Savitri Era Religion. This option has been there for more than a century but thought leaders have been neglecting it, all along. Going through all the phases of ignorance is perhaps the evolution's mechanism.
The Veda and evolution are Sri Aurobindo's USP. That man can be conscious enough to accelerate the process of evolution is the most ambitious role envisaged for him. That leads to being able to reconfigure body cells so as to conquer over death and disease. Not science fiction!
Being a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo means to lead a life of aspiration and anticipation. Living within or growing within is certainly the target but day-to-day activities hardly permit such luxury. Surrender and not self-realisation of traditional paths is the priority.
Is the intellectual arsenal of the seven thousand years old Sanatan Dharma is so poor that it is banking, exclusively, on a couple of sentences from a public speech by Sri Aurobindo delivered on an emotional occasion after his release from the jail and which was abandoned by him?
Is there any means to verify that they are not fiction or fictionalised?
Many thanks. I haven't read them nor am aware of their contents. I don't think I have any need of reading them at this age. But I feel that they should be appreciated as poems or literature just like Ramayana or Mahabharata without insisting as history. Totally, personal opinion.
Fine. Let's hope, text books incorporate them as so.
Okay but how to verify that they are history?
You have resorted to rhetoric which is not needed. Reading them will not produce evidence for verification. Critical examination has standard procedures.
We can ask @roshendalal as to what is the academic verdict on the veracity of Rajatarangini texts as actual history.
Thanks for the neat observation.
If people have become celebrities or occupying chairs of power by peddling dubious ideologies, Savitri Era Party too can reach at that level by the grace of The Mother & Aurobindo. That will be good not only for Bharat but also for the whole world. #WorldUnion will be a reality.
Sri Aurobindo belongs to the whole world and anyone anywhere can derive inspiration from him or benefit from his luminous and voluminous writings. Savitri Era Religion however is worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine irrespective of intellectual anchor.
Political polemics needs theoretical sustenance and hence the need for sound ideological formulations. The world has almost exhausted its stock and Sri Aurobindo has to be adopted as the solution for the future. But a system based on self-interest and deception won't run for long.
One aspect has been left. That is reading. Sri Aurobindo is famous for his magnum opus, The Life Divine, in which he builds his metaphysical architectonic heralding evolutionary prophecies. Reading it has a transformational effect, apart from the reorientation of one's worldview.
Savitri Era Religion worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and is free from mythology, rituals, and superstition. It encourages a simple surrender-based devotional approach instead of the high spirituality and inner-living recommended under Integral yoga.
As Sri Aurobindo is being quoted in the wrong context, media has no interest in probing what is the truth. Intellectual lethargy is so pervasive that no one is willing to access the original sources and discover the true picture. The Religion of Humanity…
The religion space in India got warped in the wake of the temple movement. Growing prosperity exacerbated the situation. So, Hinduism or Hindutva is more of hubris and hedonism now. At least, that's the impression one gets in social media. Sri Aurobindo had anticipated such decay
Attachment to one's culture and religion is natural but the challenge before the devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is to get rid of it. It's not another edition of Humanism's sentimentalism but rather transcending emotions for deciphering unity and mutuality at soul's level.
Debate on Sanatan Dharma should ideally lead to a similar interrogation of Perennial philosophy of which Ananda K. Coomaraswamy was a prominent votary apart from René Guénon and Frithjof Schuon. It is, apparently, opposed to evolution which is Sri Aurobindo's philosophical plank.
Yes, still it's a very influential school with lots of admirers like Gagdad Bob.
I have seen many foreigners referring to him but have never felt to read on him. So, practically, nil. You may look up at
Internet has altered the global society beyond recognition. Sociopolitical analyses of Sri Aurobindo vis-à-vis nation-soul or human unity need to read in this light. Integration of cultures may be a good sign but undesirable episodes going viral and affecting millions is a threat
One nation, one election
One clan, one God
One caste, one religion, one god for humankind
Nothing wrong in seeking unity.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo however
Were never eager for such formats
Diversity and organic growth
Have the evolutionary resonance. 
Unity, fine
No uniformity.
Sri Aurobindo is the only philosopher in the modern world whose writings should be taken as truth. He proceeds logically providing ample room for variations or exigencies but the inferences are foolproof. He wrote "if this is not the way, then there is no way for the human kind."
It's astounding that no one is bothered about the social ills. Instead genocide has been invented to suppress the voice. This is hijacking of the first order. Even showing a little concern for the issues raised would have been greatly appreciated. But that would be seen as defeat.
People didn't learn anything about Sri Aurobindo in the school or college, after Independence. The media also chose to ignore him. No political party adopted him as an icon. Modern gurus discouraged their followers to read him. Western philosophy refused to recognise his thought.
Hindutva hedonists quoting Sri Aurobindo is the most paradoxical aspect. When they read more, they will realise how he has criticised all facets of their religion and predicts a demise of it. Till then, they should be happy. But the debate is good as a lot of mud will emerge.
Ready made answers are not good for research. It's better to discover things in proper context and perspective.
A gradual progress of reason can make the mechanical dynamics of religion dysfunctional. That's the linear process. The other is emergent as descent of the Supramental consciousness will make existing arrangements redundant. The Mother has also told about it at several places.
Reading the history of Bengal Renaissance is important for every Indian since the modern India took shape from those epochal events. Trying to turn the clock back is simply wishful thinking. Sri Aurobindo examines social development in The Ideal of Human Unity and The Human Cycle
When any religion is harnessed as a means for capturing political power, then it forfeits its right to protection, tolerance, or respect. It turns just another ideological plank which opponents would like to tear apart. So, safety of a religion lies in being neutral and secluded.
Although I write about The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, I don't claim it to be the only or most authentic interpretation. Others are free to present their views as per their own understanding. My posts could be slanted as they are on behalf of Savitri Era Party or Savitri Era Religion.
Contest for 2024 is hotting up and Savitri Era Party seeks right principles to win. Both the alliances have serious ideological deformities and State parties are nothing but personality cults. True democracy necessitates electing independent representatives without ticket system.
Many of Modi's supporters don't believe in socialism but complain that he is not doing enough for Hindus. Why the govt and not the society should be expected to work for welfare of religious groups is incomprehensible. Secularism in statecraft is non-negotiable by all standards.
Protection of one's religion is quite valid in a democracy but substituting the govt. with it is not. That's the hallmark of the Constitution of India. There shouldn't be any scope for relegating people as second class citizens and hence the concept of Hindu Rastra is abhorrent.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo provide us with inexhaustible intellectual ammunition for fighting against any ideology or philosophy of the world. All religions stand dwarfed before their brilliant emancipatory vision. Three dozen tomes of his works are online
Hindutva enthusiasts would have us believe that Sri Aurobindo didn't write anything beyond the Uttarpara speech. It should be understood clearly that his pre-Puducherry writings were polemical and contextual. Quoting from them for justifying any dubious ideology is self-delusion.
Ambedkar, unfortunately, didn't read Sri Aurobindo's philosophy otherwise he wouldn't have opted for Buddhism. As an intellectual his frustration was logical but couldn't discover that SA provides a way out. He got his ideas on castes through Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo wasn't a scholarship awardee; he was a salaried employee. Ambedkar, unfortunately, didn't read Sri Aurobindo's philosophy otherwise he wouldn't have opted for Buddhism. As an intellectual, his frustration was logical but couldn't discover that SA provides a way out.
Admirers of Sri Aurobindo should realise that apart from personal satisfaction there's a collective dimension too. Knowledge leads to refinement of emotions and aspiration for higher ideals. Ultimately, human unity, mutuality, and harmony is the aim with Supramental consciousness.
ARYA ceased publication in 1921 and after a century its intellectual reservoir has not been surpassed. The world has no answer to the questions Sri Aurobindo posed and the solutions he proposed. Be it philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics, or art and literature he outshines
Odia is the only modern Indian language beyond the South and is an extremely fit candidate for being adopted as a link language. It possesses the most charming script of the world. ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷାର ଲିପି ପୃଥିବୀର ସବୁଠାରୁ ବେଶୀ ଆକର୍ଷଣୀୟ। 
An Odia song by Bhupinder:
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo first met on March 29, 1914 and she passed away on November 17, 1973. They created all infrastructure for Savitri Era Religion within these sixty years. This is the most modern and rational religion on the planet but local people are yet to discover it.
I started writing in 2005 in Savitri Era blog and switched to Twitter in 2012. I have tried to be forthright and transparent otherwise many things would have remained under wraps. Some writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are unpublished now and what we read are edited versions.
The problem with Auroville case was it was considered in an abstract manner without any adherent claiming it as a living religion. Justice O. Chinnappa Ready being a Christian could see things independently and gave the right verdict since practice of faith is a fundamental right.
Accepting The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the litmus test. If one fails in this test, then there's no point in beating about the bush. Sincerity, loyalty, and devotion are primary and any lapse or laxity amounts to treachery. Savitri Era Religion is strict.
All political parties are busy pushing defective ideologies. Savitri Era Party is working from 2007 for restoring the right narratives as indicated by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. All those writing in the name of Sri Aurobindo or quoting him harbour tainted intentions. So, beware!
Some prominent voices have spoken against religion and the matter should be discussed from the sociological perspective. But indulging in personal attacks shows lack of debating power or material. Intellectual ammunition for crafting the right ideology is a necessity in democracy.
Sri Aurobindo's philosophy can't be understood from one speech or one paragraph. He aptly warned against learning by snippets. Selective use of his writings for dubious political agenda is reprehensible. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo stand for universal Supramental consciousness.
I got down from the train
It was a different terrain
Everything looked normal
But for the low footfall.
I crossed some dogs and goats
Cocoanut and betel nut trees
A stream was flowing nearby
There was no passerby.
Once upon a time
This was the scene
As human beings
Hadn't arrived
One of the most important interventions in the philosophical discourse is The Two Negations by Sri Aurobindo. How past religions encouraged nihilist philosophies and practices leading to dispiriting of human life and civilisation comes to the fore. He aims at a spiritual society.
X know-alls are in the habit of blaming previous rulers but it's intellectual adolescence. Everything is being decided by evolution and dreaming of milk and honey flowing is immature. Imperfections and impediments are very much part of the scheme and have definite roles to play.
Sri Aurobindo has stated, categorically, how difficult his work was and how, meticulously, he was engaged with it, just like a scientist. The Mother also related similar things in the Agenda. So, what was their work? They were working upon the body cells for their transformation.
Eminent and intelligent people are interested in matters relating to money and career. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo counsel investing life in collaborating with the evolutionary task of Supramental descent. No other religion or philosophy has such high emancipatory vision or target.
We are all victims of faulty narratives and The Mother & Sri Aurobindo help us greatly to mend them. But their message is not reaching people and some are trying to misrepresent their views. Institutions founded by them are no better. Savitri Era Party seeks to provide corrective
His name and spelling have changed several times.
Most modern gurus have borrowed heavily from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo including the liberal environment of their Ashram in Puducherry. Integrating spirituality with material pursuits appears so common today but the philosophical underpinning is drawn from The Life Divine.
Evaluating Sri Aurobindo without taking into consideration The Mother's contribution is half-baked. Ignoring the fact that they are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine under a new religion is self-delusion. Any scholarly lecture without incorporating these basics is a caricature.
You can't read her complete works at one go. You have to start with any particular book. Side by side, no harm in paying furtive glances towards Sri Aurobindo.
If you have the books, then you can start reading with, say, On Education.
By now, people are thoroughly convinced that all politicians are corrupt and they don't bother. Some middle class types are intoxicated with India conquering the world and nothing else matters to them. Rest are busy protecting their caste interests and how to occupy good position
Unlike many New Age gurus, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo haven't put much weight on success. Skill in works has been interpreted as the successful ability of surrendering action to the divine. Becoming a perfect instrument of divine will is much more valuable than climbing career.
Consulting Sri Aurobindo's metaphysics and his prophecies can offer a much better roadmap than of those after his departure in 1950. Continued neglect of this great treasure is surprising.
Although it's difficult to acquire an appreciation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo through general education, any genuine quest for meaning of life or solution to human condition can lead to their works. One shouldn't be immature to react at that point that it's hard to understand.
Hindutva stalwarts are trying their best to keep Sri Aurobindo chained as one of the many icons of nationalism. Beyond that they are not interested. The revolution that he wrought through his The Secret of the Veda doesn't interest them nor his pronouncements in The Future Poetry.
Savitri Era Religion is an alternative avenue to the intellectual route. Integral yoga can mislead many into believing that it's a Spiritual but not religious path without any formal affiliation. Such freedom is absurd for one has to declare one's beliefs at some point of life.
Studying Sri Aurobindo is a daunting exercise but that alone is not enough. He has to be connected with The Mother at every step for they both are the one Supreme Divine. The four powers described in the Mother book applies to both of them which has Vedic antecedent as four suns.
TV serials have made a definite image of an Ashram but Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry is different. Although it's difficult to judge its efficacy, it remains the most important symbol. Sri Aurobindo's philosophy, however, doesn't, specifically, encourage living in an Ashram.
Getting beyond the froth of history is necessary for internalising the essence of civilisation. The works of Sri Aurobindo are geared for this crucial function. He once wrote a letter to his elder brother defending the poetry on Indian themes which reflects his strong conviction.
Accepting The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine by defying the pull of old religions is not easy but desirable. Simply reading their books or watching their videos is not enough. Surrender to The Mother is essential for fast descent of the Supramental consciousness.
Savitri Era: The Mother & Sri Aurobindo stand for peace and harmony…
X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) and President, Savitri Era Party.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.