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