Saturday, March 30, 2024

Indians must realise the importance of March 29, 1914

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: Fostering a longing for good things

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Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), President, Savitri Era Party (2007) and Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (U.P.)

It's difficult, now, to identify any event as conforming to the evolutionary ideals propounded by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo or not. Still, Savitri Era Party is trying to put forth an independent opinion outside the blatantly partisan views peddled by politicians and journalists.

By reinterpreting the Veda, Sri Aurobindo explained that behind external rituals, a call to progress at the level of consciousness exists. So a general re-examination of the social customs and festivities can lead to a realisation of their real evolutionary import that is hidden.

Political defections have become common and opting for greener pastures can't be contested. But abandoning the ideology one pursues is not a sign of morality. Finding the right intellectual framework in the current circumstances is possible only through The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. 

In ten years each of Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi, India has seen opposite extremes. A new Prime Minister is needed who can really lead the govt without much fanfare. Performance and not publicity should be the priority. Transparency and accountability should be reestablished. 

Ideology is the last thing for the political parties as the reason for their existence, now. Even capturing power is not the priority. Money has become the sole motive in all kinds of activities undertaken by them. Dynasties of all hues are busy devising new schemes to get money.

Apart from the Cosmological formulations of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, Savitri Era Religion has the unique priority of descent of the Supramental consciousness and achieving physical immortality. These lofty ideals are part of day-to-day life and collective yoga and spirituality. 

In view of the reports that partiality is going on in performing rituals, EC should direct all temples to hold a common puja ceremony for all candidates for ensuring a level playing field. No party should get a preferential treatment just because it fights for building of temples! 

Arabinda meant lotus but he changed his name to Sri Aurobindo. The Mother devised a symbol for him by redesigning the symbol of Max Théon's Cosmic Movement. Thus, the name and the symbol have huge occult significances when seen in the light of the Vedic imperative of immortality.

Thousands of institutions are running in the name of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and the situation in any one will depend on the owners. People getting drawn towards the current dominant political narrative is not unusual which becomes accentuated at the time of elections. Beware!

Savitri Era Religion worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine, but leaves their writings to the interpretation of scholars and devotees, as one pleases. It's necessary to remember that many of their writings are rhetorical, polemical, persuasive, or personal.

Arthur Oncken Lovejoy (October 10, 1873 – December 30, 1962) - The Great Chain of Being (1936)

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) - The Call of Cthulhu (1928)

James Ephraim Lovelock (26 July 1919 – 26 July 2022) - The Quest for Gaia (1975)

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On March 29, 1914, The Mother arrived in Puduchrry and met Sri Aurobindo signifying an evolutionary leap for the mankind. One hundred ten years later, when the situation in many countries is dimal, let's pray them and seek their blessings for peace and harmony in the whole world.

Reading diverse authors is part of intellectual development but it's only by reading Sri Aurobindo that one acquires a balanced worldview. It's not necessary to agree with him but the emphasis on unseen forces and interconnectedness helps to understand ourselves and world better.

Savitri Era Party is against AAP, BJP, and Congress for separate reasons. State level parties too have many demerits. Spotting local level candidate with record of genuine public service is important for nurturing grassroots democracy. So don't hesitate to waste your vote on them. 

Within a few months of their first meeting on March 29, 1914 The Mother & Sri Aurobindo thought of launching Arya the first issue of which came out in August 1914. As The Life Divine and other books were published month after month, WWI was gaining momentum. Not just coincidence!

This lane leading to the Platform No. 1 of Shyamnagar Railway Station, West Bengal, has been in a bad shape for years, although thousands of people use it every day. No one cares for the convenience of the commuters. So, why blame @sanjeevsanyal for telling some truth about them?

Civilisation in India is over five thousand years old and this land has seen countless events but the first meeting of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in Puduchrry on March 29, 1914 is the most significant. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine is a must for leap in consciousness. 

"While System 2 believes it is in charge, Kahneman wrote that, in reality, System 1 is in command." Those of us who are conversant with Integral Yoga psychology of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, these explanations sound rudimentary since there are physical, vital, and mental levels.

In this #InternationalWomensMonth, recognising and remembering the extraordinary life of The Mother (1878-1973), who was responsible for the establishment of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry and Auroville with thousands of disciples spread worldwide, is extremely important.

Embracing Savitri Era Religion is almost a compulsion for the educated mass. It is the most modern and rational religion without the burden of any mythology or rituals. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine and their life stories are well documented.

While Savitri Era Religion helps to be free from the mythological fiction of different religions Savitri Era Party, drawing inspiration from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, empowers to reject the ideologies of Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Periyar, Ambedkar, Savarkar, Golwalkar, Lohia et al.

Despite immense developments in technology, it's difficult to know, for sure, the direction of ideas moving from one civilisation to another. We live in the midst of a mixture, but one thing is definite that The Mother came to meet Sri Aurobindo, in Puducherry, on March 29, 1914.

By worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine, Savitri Era Religion modifies their ontological formulations and textual analysis of their writings. This entails a wide chasm between a devotee and a scholar. A new religion is no more a matter to be ashamed of. 

Coming together of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo on March 29, 1914 was indicative of correcting the errors of the previous two thousand years. Savitri Era Religion is hopeful of attracting younger generation who value knowledge and abhor mythology and rituals incarnateword.in/cwsa

Indians must realise the importance of March 29, 1914 which marks the first meeting of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, in Puducherry. Publication of Arya in August 1914 heralded a war against old religions and outdated knowledge systems. Genius of Sri Aurobindo can heal this nation.

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Savitri Era of those who adore,

Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Fostering a longing for good things

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo writes magisterially savitriera.blogspot.com/2024/03/sri-au

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

Savitri Era: World's problems will vanish under Savitri Era Religion

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Different political phases of the last six decades provide varieties of experience. Development of science and technology also add to the kaleidoscopic story. Awareness of philosophy too travelled in an identical trajectory. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo however have been a constant. 

Inner living and exploration of psychological continents are an important component of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's yoga. Savitri Era Religion however is not insistent on it due to lack of reliable empirical results of ascending consciousness or verifiable subjective experiences.

The Life stories of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are incomplete without each other's. Their presence through the two World Wars is an infinitely significant fact of history. Understanding that vis-à-vis descent of the Supramental consciousness should be part of college curriculums.

Election dates have been announced and when the results will be out on June 4 it will be apparent how the States have assumed the status of individual nations. This trend is irreversible and wishful thinking to the contrary won't be successful. The earlier it's recognised, better. 

The philosophy and vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo evolved before the TV, Internet, and Mobile phone era. Hence, their social and political dreams need to be reimagined according to the present context. Savitri Era Religion worships them as the one Supreme Divine, worldwide.

All kinds of unethical practices have been employed during the last sixty years for creating a godlike image of Gandhi by various quarters. The same is true to a lesser extent for Tagore and Vivekananda. Hindutva has been able to challenge but Sri Aurobindo is yet to get his due.

Many people confess here that they have not read Sri Aurobindo's books but give no impression that their knowledge or views may be inferior or defective. This sort of obduracy and disregard for a great modern philosopher is so rampant that it's not considered unusual or improper.

In the absence of much academic engagement with the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, it's safe to refer to them as the one Supreme Divine who are always present and lead the course of evolution. Seeking their love and grace in our own lives and also for harmony in the society. 

When Sri Aurobindo explained the evolutionary inevitability of a new Supramental race in The Life Divine, the concept of immortality or a divinised body was in a rudimentary form. It became more prominent in his priority in later years. In Agenda, too, The Mother talked of cells.

There is no other way of achieving purity than eliminating impurities. Rejection therefore is another principle of Integral yoga apart from Aspiration and Surrender. But significantly the latter two are more geared towards transformation through invoking the higher consciousness.

Savitri Era Religion came into being in 2006 on some scholars observing that the legacy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's yoga had degenerated into a cult. Recalling Bertrand Russell equating Marxism with Judaism/Christianity I had reasoned that Savitri Era fulfils seven parameters.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have done more than enough at the theoretical level and it's multifaceted. The resistance to evolution being what it is, patience with gratitude is the right attitude in the present circumstances. So avoiding false hopes and promises should be the norm.

When I launched savitriera.blogspot.com in 2005, Ken Wilber controversy was at its peak. Credit goes to him for making a large number of Westerners conversant with Sri Aurobindo. His misrepresentations however were ably contested by scholars like @akazlev. malankazlev.com

New voters and those born in the present century have a wonderful opportunity for understanding Sri Aurobindo and his future vision if they are a little bit curious about the Veda. theveda.org.in

His symbolic interpretation is in consonance with evolutionary philosophy.

UP being no longer very secure BJP can hope for a comfortable 200 figure. Anti-incumbency and Opposition-unity will play out in full force. People have become tired of empty rhetoric and endless theatrics. Indian democracy has thrown surprises in the past and two terms are enough. 

Modi supporters are examining the Bond issue from all academic angles except the corruption factor. They are even casting aspersions on CJI but find no wrongdoing by SBI. But they go hammer and tongs when it comes to Kejriwal. One feels sorry for such pathetic level of sycophancy. 

Without any means of participating in the electoral politics, Savitri Era Party prays to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for ushering in a new Govt that is more democratic minded and displays accountability, transparency, and willingness for unreserved communication sans manipulation.

My involvement in Sri Aurobindo Study Circle movement in Odisha gave me a solid grounding for a later phase of intellectual development, when I shifted to Delhi. Freedom from institutional restrictions have permitted me to voice independent and objective views on varied subjects.

Leftist ideology has several merits, but it destroyed the political and intellectual climate in the last century in many repects. The same kind of fanaticism and intransigence, unfortunately, is developing muscle under Hindutva aegis. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are being ignored.

The three banners I created have contributed to a distinct alternative, when most people are wallowing in confusion. Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - 2005), Savitri Era Religion (SER - 2006), and Savitri Era Party (SEP - 2007) provide enormous online resources for this century.

Many Hindutva activists have turned authors. Once the feeling of victimhood and craving for fame subsides, the academic humility and real quest for knowledge will grow. Critical faculties of comparing and responding to rival opinions will develop. From Goondaism to Kshatriyahood!

The Savitri Era paradigm derives its confidence from the evolutionary philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. No one knows the future but perceiving the desirability of happenings and fostering a longing for good things should be instinctive. Thus theory will unfold as history. 


History of political ideologies in India after Independence can be analysed very easily. It can also be found why none of the schools has achieved success. Sri Aurobindo laid out a vision for India way back in 1914 but it stands neglected. Savitri Era Party is the first attempt.

So many suffer from an incurable disease of mentioning Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo together although each one's vision and philosophy varies widely. Apart from being the greatest philosopher of the world Sri Aurobindo is worshipped as the one Supreme Divine alongwith The Mother. 

While evaluating the present situation, keeping in mind the Emergency is important. Congress still suffers from the Dynasty virus while Modi has risen from the grassroots. Besides, Hindutva has undergone substantial transformation during his tenure. But his two terms are enough.

Considering the hold of the dominant religions, popularising the message of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is a Herculean task. It's rare to see any post on them on this platform from the Western world. But, it's instructive to remember that the days of the old religions is numbered.

The concept of evil is very complex in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. The rigidity of Karma is absent and the choice of the Psychic Being plays a big role. Thus, the quota of evil is an invited guest. The same is true for the society too. So the path of reforms is lame.

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Savitri Era Religion has the potential of replacing all other religions since it's the most modern and rational faith. Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the most credible metaphysical formulation without the crutches of any mythology and rituals.

Savitri Era Party is opposed to AAP, BJP, and Congress. It has been demanding granting of Sovereignty to the States under a loose federation so that the nucleus of a #WorldUnion as per the #FiveDreams of Sri Aurobindo takes shape. It also demands maximum of two terms for CM & PM.

As a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for the last sixty years my allegiance to them is almost natural. Drawing intellectual and philosophical sustenance from them has also firmed up over the years. Such a combination is unique in both the centuries that I have lived through.

I don't think you have read Sri Aurobindo's works adequately since what you say about him is a misrepresentation.

Almost all persons from whom I imbibed my devotion towads The Mother & Sri Aurobindo or looked up to for inspiration are no more. Situation has drastically changed now due to the menace of Hindutva. The ideological alternative i give, however, provides me sufficient satisfaction.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo thought for the humanity. How peace and harmony can replace the present ignorance and suffering. They perceived that the next stage of evolution is near and asked for our collaboration. Savitri Era Religion invites all to this adventure of consciousness.

As human beings, death and disease are our adversaries. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo came to resolve this challenge continuing from the Vedic era. Supramental consciousness is the next stage of evolution and surrender to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the only way for its descent.

Kejriwal may or may not be guilty of corruption but he is certainly guilty of defrauding people on the issue of corruption in 2011. Let the truth come out. There should be no relaxation on investigation.

Connection between Bankim Chandra and Sri Aurobindo is well-known, but when I read the same between Sarat Chandra and Sri Aurobindo, I immediately became curious. But then it turned out to be in the context of the ongoing scams. What with Arvind Kejriwal, Aurobindo Pharma, et al!

Reading books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as well as their direct disciples is important for commenting on various subjects in their light. Otherwise, spreading wrong views is like blind leading the blind. Acknowledging Sri Aurobindo's change of opinions over the years needed.

Savitri Era Party (2007) is against AAP, BJP, and Congress. It draws its inspiration from political philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Now that all political parties are entangled in the corruption of Electoral bonds, ethics need to be adhered to by players in public life.

Instincts of survival, self-preservation, and self-interest are wired into every living being, and politics is no different. Hold of various canons of morality, therefore, can't be very firm or stable. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo aim at change of consciousness for enduring effect.

Modi or Hindutva supporters are eminently entitled to pursue their passion without mixing it with their devotion to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. The two are entirely different paths and I have been emphasising this since 2005. Savitri Era Religion came into being in 2006 for this.

For the last two decades, I have believed that Sri Aurobindo is the greatest brand and one day, it will be recognised spontaneously. I continue propagation of this on various platforms but not to much success. Certain turns of events may facilitate, and let's pray to them for it.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

World's problems will vanish under Savitri Era Religion

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Without reading The Mother's works, Sri Aurobindo's writings alone don't provide the Integral picture. So, both intellectually as well as spiritually, they are one. Besides, The Mother's grace is essential at every step of life. Savitri Era Religion is, basically, worshipping her. 

Congress took the Dynasty for granted and history books were doctored accordingly. When that era seemed to be receding, Hindutva victimhood and imaginary past glory popularised fresh falsehoods. Sri Aurobindo has been a victim in both scenarios. Truth and knowledge have no takers.

It's very difficult to get convinced of Sri Aurobindo's divinity from his political involvements or even writings. The Mother's words and testimonies of their direct disciples are useful for this purpose. Savitri Era Religion nurtures this little-known truth of great significance.

Sri Aurobindo's mature writings tell a different tale. Difficult to bind him exclusively to India or Hindu concerns. In any case, we are living in a world which has progressed more than a century. His #FiveDreams Manifesto broadcast on August 14, 1947 will change whole humanity.

It's very difficult to get convinced of Sri Aurobindo's divinity from his political involvements or even writings. The Mother's words and testimonies of their direct disciples are useful for this purpose. Savitri Era Religion nurtures this little-known truth of great significance.

Sri Aurobindo's mature writings tell a different tale. Difficult to bind him exclusively to India or Hindu concerns. In any case, we are living in a world which has progressed more than a century. His #FiveDreams Manifesto broadcast on August 14, 1947 will change whole humanity.

Politicians and Self-Help gurus are faking their own life-stories for making a bigger impact. Movies and fiction, in fact, do exert considerable influence on our lives and thinking. Most of philosophy is surely speculative. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the anchors of certainty.

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is not only of academic interest. It has got practical value. It's about evolution and being involved with it. Aspiring for higher consciousness by worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine and surrendering to them is what's required.

Imagining an unbridgeable chasm between ancient and modern values is common but The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo reveals how it's a myth. Ethical paradigms as represented by various deities has been a task for humanity in all ages and cultures. Studying it can reorient one.

Western philosophy is basically about this philosopher or that. The same is true for ancient Indian and Buddhist philosophy. The Life Divine of Sri Aurobindo obviates all these choices. Further, it provides a credible and dependable metaphysical framework of workings of Universe.

I have been writing about a political alternative to Hindutva since 2005. Savitri Era is my own formulation based on The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. I don't think anyone else is supporting such a scenario. The opposition is floundering due to lack of any viable ideology.

Savitri Era Religion is based on devotion and loyalty to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, although they are not the founders. They are connected with many happenings and philosophical streams of 20th century, which form a modern-day mythology. Max Théon is one.

Around a dozen great men belonging to the last two centuries hover over the intellectual landscape of Indians and their ratings keep on fluctuating over time. Sri Aurobindo,undeniably, is head and shoulders above others but there are more effective propaganda machines for others.

The philosophy advanced by Sri Aurobindo in The Life Divine remains unsurpassed. Savitri by him is the greatest poetic creation. Moreover, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine who are always present in individual, universal, and transcendent poises.

No one can understand why the senses are called Indriyas unless he or she reads The Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo. It would be clear that Indra or Varuna are not mythological deities but realms of consciousness that are waiting to descend in earth atmosphere on receptivity.

Nehruvian consensus committed despicable things to history and education but that doesn't mean we throw away the whole legacy and ethical framework. Sri Aurobindo is the golden mean between Nehru and Hindutva. Evolutionary trajectory is clear as present regime would face hurdles.

As devotees, we try to imagine the hand of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo behind all happenings and, in that sense, nothing is strictly secular. Politics and Constitutional arrangements, however, are to be perceived as secular domains since people from multiple religions are involved.

Sri Aurobindo introduced revolutionary ideas more than a century back but our Universities, regrettably, have failed to respond. Western materialiasm, on the one hand and Hindutva obscurantism, on the other need to be eschewed. Such a philosophy can remodel life too through yoga.

Savitri Era Religion modifies the standard version of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy which predominantly relies on The Life Divine. Savitri Era Religion accepts The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and accordingly a new cosmology warrants to be imagined to accommodate.

Savitri Era Religion can't be divorced from ethics although there is no mechanism for enforcing it on devotees. Loyalty to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo entails subscribing to the spiritual view of life and the world the logic of which should convince one of a moral path as natural.

Quoting from Sri Aurobindo's writings is easy, but to assume that the wisdom contained in it will act automatically, may not be true. Believing in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the secret which gives their words the real transformative and dynamic power.

New knowledge, presented by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in the last century, remains valid in this century, too. Advances in science and technology have not been able to surpass their inferences. Mythology, however, is gaining traction resulting in society going backwards. Beware!

Savitri Era Religion is pregnant with political possibilities and many of the world's problems will vanish under its umbrella. It's the most modern and rational religion without the bondage of any redundant mythology or superstition. All thinking persons must come under its fold.

Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo writes magisterially savitriera.blogspot.com/2024/03/sri-au

Collected X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF since 2005), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (Uttar Pradesh). #FiveDreams

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Friday, March 08, 2024

Sri Aurobindo writes magisterially

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Sri Aurobindo writes magisterially, without quoting others or bothering for citing authority. Be it philosophical nuances or sociological scrutiny, his insights are always confident as well as competent. His reliance on the intuitive or spiritual realm may seem distant but is apt.

Nature has created different languages and people speaking a particular language constitute a nation. We are flouting this simple principle in India leading to multiple maladies. Savitri Era Party has been demanding granting Sovereignty to States so that each language flourishes.

The Divine manifestation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has not been explained adequately in their writings. So visualising them as the one Supreme Divine depends on the devotees. Further, avoiding the gender identity is in order just like suppositions such as twin avatar or guru.

Most devotees are conversant with the four powers of The Mother but Sri Aurobindo had written corresponding classification at some places before. Knowledge, Power, Harmony, and Work being the four pillars of any organisational system, commensurate social hierarchy is unwarranted.

I have been following a flexible approach as regards writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo by avoiding literalism. There are different periods and readers need to be acquainted with changes in focus and modalities. Scholarly texts go by citations which can be misleading at times.

The superiority of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy has not been accepted by the people in general. His new interpretation of the Veda is relatively unknown. Political parties are not interested in him and Universities, too, tend to ignore his books. But the force of evolution is on.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine which is the foundation of Savitri Era Religion (2006). Attempts are on to secularise them in the name of Integral yoga or appropriate them under the Hindutva narrative. Devotees must be conscious on Darshan Day.

Following Sri Aurobindo helps to be free from the dominance of Western philosophy as well as Buddhist philosophy. As The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine their writings don't provide a comprehensive metaphysical framework. It has to be pieced together by devotees.

Surrender to The Mother is the only route for Integral yoga as her grace is indispensable for any progress. Even our day-to-day activities would be impossible without it. Remembering her, itself, is an instant evolutionary switch. She and Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine.

Coverage or response to The Mother's Birthday on X is almost negligible. There is a general reluctance to acknowledge her status as the one Supreme Divine along with Sri Aurobindo. Quoting two lines from Savitri or posting a photo is not how she should be presented to the public.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram was started in Puduchrry in 1926 the roots of which can be traced to Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) arriving there in 1910. It has only one branch in Delhi. Auroville was started as a small township for human unity in Tamil Nadu in 1968 by The Mother (1878-1973).

Sri Aurobindo fought against the British but also collaborated with it during WWII. So the evolutionary exigency is important. India-centric approach can be erroneous. Advance of technology and new knowledge is part of evolution. Right now Indians are more content with mythology.

Savitri Era Religion is universal. Anyone anywhere in the world can be a part of it just by keeping a photograph of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo at home. Their writings are available online. There are some systems like Integral yoga and Integral education but finally it's surrender.

Sri Aurobindo is known to have borrowed from Plotinus, Hegel, and Nietzsche but the framework of evolution he creates has a unique backing called involution. His interpretation of the Veda is unprecedented and harnessing of the Upanishads to involution-evolution is unparalleled.

Economics is run by human nature but Savitri Era Religion aims at transforming it. Politics has certain aims for refining it but process is tardy and unsteady. Thus all kinds of philanthropic or altruistic endeavour have their own limitations. Even ecological concerns are suspect.

Prefix of Rishi or Maharshi is erroneous as his adopted full name is Sri Aurobindo (Sri being part of the name, শ্রীঅরবিন্দ). Please take care to refer to him as Sri Aurobindo only.

Some anonymous handles with zero credentials try to run down Sri Aurobindo without any basis. It looks like urchins throwing stones and running away. Informed discourse following academic parameters is welcome but stray comments and comparisons without reading his works are duds.

Sri Aurobindo advocated the spiritual approach as a solution to all problems but his philosophy or yoga doesn't have any straightforward method for direct access to spirituality. Nor is anyone's subjective spiritual experiences verifiable. In such an event, surrender is the best.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine and a complete reliance on them is the safest path. Those wandering in many lanes and trying to integrate many lines of thinking are bound to be frustrated. Academic practice of surveying is not a good idea for life's journey.

Apart from S.K. Maitra's Meeting of East and West and Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx by D.P. Chattopadhyaya, I had picked up my lessons from Will Durant's Story of Philosophy, A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, and A History of Modern Philosophy by Frederick Mayer.

The Mother, first published in 1928 and Bases of Yoga, first published in 1936 by Sri Aurobindo are of considerable importance for Savitri Era Religion. Similarly, Science of Living and The Spiritual Significance of Flowers by The Mother carry substantial prominence for devotees.

Sri Aurobindo's letters on yoga were written to specific disciples and hence they may not be applicable for general guidance. In the absence of empirical validity young seekers should not be lured by self-realisation or similar stuff. Staying away from false promises is necessary.

Savitri Era Religion is based on surrender where the devotees are free from the burden of Integral yoga. Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the primary requirement and aspiring for the descent of the Supramental consciousness is the paramount task.

Defects and imperfections shouldn't deter anyone from aspiring for Immortality. Pursuing a life of spiritual goals is the right of everyone. Evolution is in operation round the clock and any new breakthrough can happen at anytime. That's the promise of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

There are millions of people in the world and, obviously, it's not by reading The Life Divine, Savitri, or Mother's Agenda that they will turn towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. So, Savitri Era Religion is an easily recognisable brand for the common people to take shelter under.

Savitri Era Party favours common sense and science instead of mythology and superstitions. It also believes in the evolutionary view of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. European invasion of India might have been a disaster but it spurred a strong cultural and technological revolution.

Supramental consciousness can't be the result of any method or technological development. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo tried their best for reconfiguration of body cells but we don't know about its progress. Both are, perhaps, related. A new race will, certainly, possess a new body.

Auroville is home to all kinds of activities these days while procedural wrangle in its administration continues. Govt takeover has served its purpose and it's time to return it to the devotees. Many articles are written on it but no one highlights this root arbitrary act of Govt.

The challenge is to keep Sri Aurobindo alive in the present discourse. Not as a Hindu revivalist or a votary of cultural nationalism but as a universalist who has built a robust philosophical foundation for an evolutionary prospect of ushering in Harmony and Sublimity in society.

The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo has been fondly ascribed as Integral Advaita which is said to have some affinity with that of Plotinus as well as Kashmir Shaivism. Savitri Era Religion envisages The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine navigating the evolutionary path.

Politics affirms faith in Constitutional values but in reality they are flouted more than being abided by. Savitri Era Party, drawing inspiration from Sri Aurobindo, however, believes that morality alone can't be the guarantor for high ideals. Surrender to The Mother is essential.

Believing in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is far more convenient and convincing than putting faith on mythology. Real estate or architecture shouldn't be the parameter when it comes to judging the superiority of a 20th century philosophy or its effectivity.

Music, art, and poetry are good avenues for personal development but all those who are engaged in them may not attain the desired ethical level. Mere skill, expertise, or success is not enough. Surrender to The Mother is necessary for turning any sort of talent as transformative.

Savitri Era Religion encourages modern thinking and rationality so that mythology and pseudoscience are driven out of currency. Accepting The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the most coherent philosophical framework in consonance with the evolutionary engine.

Apart from ancient mythological literature of all hues that abound in our country, history and politics have created new mythologies during the last century. Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine ensures accurate evaluation of such motivated narratives.

Instead of spending time and energy in reading ancient Sanskrit texts, it's far more profitable to read the works of Sri Aurobindo in English. Apart from translations and commentaries, his books of synthetic philosophy including Savitri and related correspondences are a treasure.

Even after the temple victory, a section of the Hindus are still dissatisfied and keep on maligning Abrahamic religions. Antipathy towards Western culture too goes on side by side. Devotees belonging to Savitri Era Religion, however, don't suffer from such a parochial dichotomy.

Although The Mother had announced the descent of the Supramental consciousness in principle on February 29, 1956, inauguration of Auroville on February 28, 1968 can't be assumed to be directly related to it. Auroville, therefore, is bound to undergo the normal human difficulties.

Writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo continue to be misinterpreted by the scholars as something secular although Sri Aurobindo has clearly designated The Mother as the Divine Mother. Savitri Era Religion, launched in 2006, worships them as the one Supreme Divine, always present.

There are several utopian visions for a perfect human society but what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have foreseen is altogether different. The dream of Auroville amounts to some reforms but the promised Supramental race will entail radical departure from present modes of enjoyment.

Spirituality means to be aware of seamless consciousness the ladder of which has been delineated by Sri Aurobindo in The Life Divine. The four levels that we all are built of are capable of transformation through aspiration and surrender. Supramental is the next rung of evolution

Philosophy has grown in leaps and bounds in the West during the last two hundred years but in India only Sri Aurobindo's contribution makes the mark. Indians, unfortunately, are oblivious of this achievement as the general atmosphere is close to illiteracy. Sell mirrors to blind!

A special day for Savitri Era Religion the significance of which is difficult to perceive for those who are not acquainted with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. A day of infinite possibilities and hope for the whole earth. Something very unique and unprecedented. A day for gratitude.

February 29 forms the most concrete foundation for Savitri Era Religion as the occasion has no connection with any other religion or mythology. The Mother's declaration of descent of Supramental consciousness, in principle, in 1956 marks realisation of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy.

The history of Auroville is much more complex involving lifelong dedication and suffering of a large number of devotees of The Mother & Sri-Aurobindo. There are people who have been interested in material benefits and exercising power. But it's all part of history and recorded.

Sri Aurobindo remoulded the scientific theory of evolution to predict descent of Supramental consciousness upon earth and The Mother announced its first glimpse on February 29, 1956. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine and surrender to them is core of Savitri Era Religion.

Reading the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can convince one of the uniqueness of their future vision. Those who are satisfied with the past won't be able to understand the significance of this. Savitri Era Religion invites for orientation in this new knowledge and aspiration.

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is futuristic and warrants belief in them as the one Supreme Divine. Savitri Era Religion propagates this fundamental requirement in a forthright manner. Savitri Era Party, too, is driven by the same ideal and provides an alternative.

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Savitri Era Religion was formed by Tusar Nath Mohapatra in 2006

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The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have been able to debunk all forms of rituals and occult practices. Nature worship was prevalent from prehistoric times, and continues in different traditions, where symbols have given way to material means. Sri Aurobindo invalidates such superstitions.

Savitri Era Party is opposed to AAP, BJP, and Congress. Young Indians should unite under its banner for building a truly democratic party from the grassroots so that the Federal spirit of the Constitution takes shape. Sri Aurobindo as the political icon has not been used till now.

Savitri Era Religion has the advantage of no priests or mediators. Anyone, anywhere, can establish his or her own personal relationship with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo through their pictures or books. Ashram, Auroville, or local centres don't hold any special place for a devotee.

As devotees, our job is to sing the praise of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo at every available occasion. People are not aware of the basic details of their lives. So it's futile to expect that they will be worshipped as the one Supreme Divine by all. They had met on March 29, 1914.

After visiting Ashram or Auroville, many discover to their surprise that it's a cult. This confusion prevails because worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine in Savitri Era Religion is not communicated. Misleading public in the name of yoga is dishonest.

No one has been able to present a better account of the working of Universe than what Sri Aurobindo wrote in The Life Divine, way back from 1914 to 1919. More than a century has passed but Indians are yet to acknowledge this great intellectual achievement.

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Most direct disciples felt the divinity of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and expressed it in various forms. But, no one ventured to announce that it's a new religion. Some scholars, however, noticed it and accused it of turning into a religion. I gave the name, Savitri Era Religion.

Hundreds of videos are available, in different languages, now to be aware of the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. So, practically, there's no need of reading their books. But getting used to to plough through the difficult prose of Sri Aurobindo’s books is very rewarding.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo mention the Divine umpteen times in their writings. As devotees, we have to learn to read The Mother & Sri Aurobindo wherever the Divine has been referred to. Savitri Era Religion causes some modification to their popularly known philosophical framework.

The Secret of the Veda is the most original contribution of Sri Aurobindo which debunks mythology and rituals. Such brilliant hermeneutics is unparalleled. Thus the Veda seamlessly lends itself to the scientific enterprise of Consciousness studies apart from Ethics and Aesthetics.

As more and more people are being attracted towards BJP, Savitri Era Party retains its ideological opposition to Hindutva on the strength of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. Glorifying the past and imaginary greatness of India shouldn't fuel politics of hatred. Diversity is most basic.

Anyone can pose as an expert on spirituality by borrowing from the writings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo but it's important to remember that there is no direct method of translating psychological explanations into intuitive experience. Avoiding false promises should be the norm.

Gadadhar Mishra, Mamu to all in Odisha, is no more. I had met him in 1964 while playing football with devotee boys in a field near Kafla Fandi where he was the referee. He used to be in Bali Jatra also selling the books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. His leadership was exemplary.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have inaugurated a new future for the humanity and it's for people to recognise them as the one Supreme Divine. Sri Aurobindo's Record of Yoga and Mother's Agenda are testament to their extraordinary lives apart from what they have written on philosophy.

Leftist historians were successful in keeping Sri Aurobindo outside the text books and Hindutva votaries try to chain him down to Sanatan Dharma. His epochal creations like The Life Divine or The Secret of the Veda are never talked about. This sort of anti-intellectualism is bad.

All political parties run on the principle of deception while Savitri Era Party stands for truth. Sri Aurobindo was instrumental for the split in the Congress in Surat in 1907. The legacy of his #FiveDreams Manifesto, unfortunately, has not been harnessed, successfully, till now.

There are many ways of approaching Sri Aurobindo:

1) As a Revolutionary Freedom figher

2) As a Hindu revivalist

3) As one who champions the supremacy of India

4) A yogi and a guru

5) A philosopher and a poet

6) An escapist and a recluse

7) A charlatan who mastered the supertalk.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine

Faith, Sincerity, and Surrender

Aspiration, Rejection, and Surrender

Widening, Heightening, and Integration

Psychicisation, Universalisation, and Supramentalisation

Individual, Universal, and Transcendent

Sat, Chit, and Ananda

Pasting a few lines from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has become so fashionable that no other credentials are needed. Even anonymous handles attain stardom! One's ideology and ethical standards must be subject to public scrutiny. Without that, talking of spirituality is ridiculous.

The Mother's grace is always there, for our personal lives as well as the society. But as we know, the course of evolution is spiral and hence asking for miraculous results is not in order. Surrender, nevertheless, is the only recourse. The country will see many changes this year.

Savitri Era Religion worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine who are always present in their three poises: individual, universal, and transcendent. Founded by Tusar Nath Mohapatra in 2006 this new faith has no connection with any other religion or mythology.

Savitri Era Religion was formed by Tusar Nath Mohapatra in 2006 as indicated by Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy in his dissenting judgement in Auroville case. Needless to mention that there are other ways like Integral yoga & Integral education for following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo represent multiculturalism and universality and I'm fortunate to have been under their influence for the last sixty years. They are the one Supreme Divine for me which has saved me from mythology and rituals. All are invited to join Savitri Era Religion.

Supreme Court is applying corrective in many cases. Paid Media bias is being challenged. Many Govt actions are facing protest. So it's time to be extremely vigilant. History is being rewritten. Sri Aurobindo is being ignored as usual. Savitri Era Party stands firm in its resolve.

Savitri Era Religion worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine who are always present in their three poises: individual, universal, and transcendent. Founded by Tusar Nath Mohapatra in 2006 this new faith has no connection with any other religion or mythology.

No book establishes The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine as yet and their biographical accounts are inadequate. Savitri Era Religion, however, has been flourishing even after fifty years of the departure of The Mother. Govt recognition will help devotees' children.

The Collected Works of The Mother (CWM) and Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library (SABCL) were published around 1972. The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo (CWSA) in 36 volumes are available now online incarnateword.in/cwsa

Mother's Agenda in 13 volumes at incarnateword.in/agenda

It's not the Left vs Hindutva dichotomy. The real intellectual challenge is to perceive the Sri Aurobindo vs Hindutva difference. In fact, it's Sri Aurobindo vs everyone else. Defying the political climate, I have been harping on this through Savitri Era Learning Forum since 2005.

Puducherry is that sacred place where The Mother & Sri Aurobindo met first on March 29, 1914. Their mortal remains too are lodged there. Matrimandir is situated in nearby Auroville. All these are of great significance for Savitri Era Religion. Let's hope, it shows light to world!

People of my generation are ignorant of Sri Aurobindo while I have spent the last sixty years in the company of his books. These are two entirely different worlds. It's unfortunate that neither the politicians nor the academics realise the importance of teaching his philosophy.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo fought against Hitler and this modern mythology needs to be understood correctly. Many streams of political thought in India today draw sustenance from Hitler's legacy and it's an evolutionary duty to oppose them. Savitri Era Party is awake to this task.

Music plays a big role in Savitri Era Religion. Apart from The Mother's music and Sunil's music, many other artistes are popular in different languages. I used to attend the song offerings by Devi Karunamayee at Delhi Ashram. Kusum Kali-Saa Meraa Maanas

Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine without any adulteration is what is required. Those who have extraneous attractions should dwell there without corrupting the faith of the genuine devotees or confusing them. Savitri Era Religion is very clear on it. 

There are many ways of approaching Sri Aurobindo and his writings are vast and diverse. Savitri Era Religion founded by me in 2006 is intended to narrow down the followership to the basics. It's voluntary and without any rituals or dogma. Loyalty and devotion can't be a mixture.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are important for the present age, not only for enunciating the philosophy of evolution, but also for being in charge of the evolution and leading it. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine is the right way of collaborating with evolutionary forces.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Understanding The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is like a jigsaw puzzle

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The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine which is fundamental to Savitri Era Religion. Their guidance to disciples are elaborate which may not be binding for all devotees. Reading however is important since their words carry the vibration for evolution.

Remembering The Mother & Sri Aurobindo with the feeling of gratitude is a common emotion for the devotees. Apart from their writings, their work for the divinisation of the body is most profound. Savitri Era Religion understands the exclusive and evolutionary nature of their work.

Simply being an admirer or a follower of Sri Aurobindo is not enough. Accepting The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the sign of being a devotee. Only the devotees are capable of aspiring for descent of the Supramental consciousness effectively with their grace.

The Secret of the Veda was written by Sri Aurobindo more than a century ago but hasn't been read or discussed adequately. There should be clarity as regards how far his propositions are true. Paying lip service to Sri Aurobindo by ignoring his important contributions should stop.

Hindutva sympathisers are misguiding people by focusing on the political aspect of Sri Aurobindo. Savitri Era Religion emphisises the spiritual significance of their work and how they are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine. Following them entails an adventure of consciousness.

It's ridiculous that some are addressing meetings on Sri Aurobindo without reading even ten percent of his writings. They are totally ignorant of The Mother too. Such attempt of the current regime for creating pseudo intellectuals is reprehensible. Expertise requires hard work.

Religion is part of people's day-to-day lives but the political branches of different religions are fighting with each other. Social aspects too clash at times but that's not difficult to resolve. Capturing power and building careers by using religion is attracting lots of people.

Sri Aurobindo's philosophy is the best route to get out of the tangle of various schools of Indian as well as Western philosophy. By integrating the Upanishads with the Veda, he has accomplished a much needed synthesis to stand as an alternative to popular mythological worldview.

Thinkers have dreamt of a perfect society but Sri Aurobindo doesn't share their optimism. Descent of the Supramental consciousness is the only means for establishment of a harmonious society, he contends. Collective aspiration for this is essential through surrender to The Mother.

The best part of democracy is the dramatic and cathartic changes it throws from time to time as we have witnessed in the last half-a-century. That's not a small thing.

Philosophy is generally understood as a mental conception but in the case of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy, it includes practice too. He calls it Integral yoga and anyone reading his books is automatically drawn to a higher level of consciousness and wishes it to be a firm reality.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have written extensively on various aspects of life, society, and the future. Still it is not possible to derive a complete picture of the world we live in. Believing in them, however, saves from the false and misleading narratives propagated by others.

Evolution of consciousness is the most important element Sri Aurobindo has introduced into philosophy. Explaining its divine origin and impetus, he foresees transformation of human nature and freedom from misery and suffering. Surrender to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the route.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine and therefore comparing them with other famous personalities is absurd. Their writings too are of a different order as most of their insights are unprecedented. Reading their books with devotion and surrender constitutes yoga.

By writing The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo rendered all previous philosophical formulations redundant which continues to this day. The Secret of the Veda too was explained in terms of evolution of consciousness as represented by various deities. Immortality was posited as possible.

Various parties are asking for votes centered on many great leaders, but politics based on The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's ideals has not been attempted, so far. All those who believe in goodwill, ethics, and sound democratic values ​​are invited to be a part of Savitri Era Party.

Constant tussle amongst the Hindutva adherents is not surprising as such debates are continuing since the days of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Sri Aurobindo, too, has examined many issues relating to religion, threadbare, but some scholars are more interested in writing books than reading.

Sri Aurobindo had postulated that there's no Arya-Dravida divide or AIT but if modern research and evidences prove the contrary, it should be accepted. Defending his views on sheer nationalist sentiment is an insult to his scholarship. His support for Sanskrit should be moderated.

Philosophy is one subject in which centuries old texts rub shoulders with modern ones. Sri Aurobindo tried to synthesise the wisdom of many streams of knowledge in The Life Divine, including the Veda. In Savitri too he created high level of poetry around the theme of immortality.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have inaugurated a new era for the mankind and hence worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine is the best option, at present. Savitri Era Religion is the most modern and rational religion without the burden of any cumbersome rituals. All are invited.

There is no sign of the present humanity being pitchforked into the Supramental stage as predicted by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo but that is the most audacious dream to believe in. "This mire must harbour the orchid and the rose" explains the logic of future evolution in Savitri.

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is universalistic in nature and hence is opposed to Hindutva or an India-centric approach. Associating it with that of Vivekananda or anyone else is patently wrong. Integrating the Veda with evolution and science forms its uniqueness.

All art and creativity is a search for the ultimate enjoyment of which we are all ignorant. Each moment of life, similarly, is a struggle towards overcoming death. Whole process of evolution, in fact, is a journey towards Truth, Consciousness, and Bliss of which we are portions.

The Supramental being or Superman as conceived in the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is too distant from present realities. The highest conception for a human being, however, has been defined as the characteristic traits of a Brahmin. Not birth or caste-based of course!

All life is yoga can really mean all life is yoga only if one is devoted and surrendered to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. It's by the conjunction of call and grace that any yoga is possible. Integral yoga is a specialised invention of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo with evolution's aid.

Savitri Era Party is the only party which can provide an ideological alternative to BJP, which is seen as current favourite. Popularity doesn't endow legitimacy to policy and there are multiple serious complaints against BJP. So, democracy springing a surprise can't be ruled out.

Sri Aurobindo brought some fundamental changes to philosophical thinking as he never shied away from mentioning the Divine while explaining worldly affairs. The scientific theory of evolution gave him the instrument for turning supposed mechanical processes as the Divine's plan.

Many are appreciative of the current regime in India but Savitri Era Party considers it as anti-evolutionary. The vision and guidance of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the only path for the country for achieving true justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity for all its citizens.

Govt. recognition for Savitri Era Religion is a long pending demand without which children of devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are finding it difficult to be in the fold. Establishing specialised institutions also is not becoming possible without requisite legal protection.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo created a new path for the humanity and thousands of centres are functioning for popularising their teaching. As Savitri Era Religion is yet to be granted Govt recognition, Hindutva elements are infiltrating these institutions and corrupting philosophy.

Sri Aurobindo was responsible for split in Congress party in 1907, at Surat. It was on strong ideological grounds and India has been searching for the right ideological framework since then. Sri Aurobindo wrote in detail about the future but Indians are yet to take him seriously.

Hindus were divided into Arya Samaji and Sanatani which was easy to understand, but now we find numerous sects arguing with each other on this platform. Most are RSS/Modi supporters but some are opposed to them. Temple at Ayodhya should hold a conference for thrashing out issues.

Understanding The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is like a jigsaw puzzle and many get confused by so many books. Savitri Era Religion is the only route through which one can worship them as the one Supreme Divine and after that there is no need of learning about them through quotations.

Undue promotion of Tagore, Vivekananda, and Gandhi in post-Independent India gave rise to irrationality and mediocrity. Neglect of Sri Aurobindo has contributed to continuation of old forms of philosophy and religion. Dominance of obscurantist forces in politics now is its result.

Savitri Era Party drawing inspiration from Sri Aurobindo is the only party which can provide ideological alternative to BJP.

Dry-as-dust Secularism has run its course in India. Social justice, too, will, increasingly, seem to be an insult to a section of the citizens. Savitri Era Party, drawing inspiration from Sri Aurobindo, is the only party which can provide a viable ideological alternative to BJP.

I don't know how did you miss his argument. Comparison to Sri Aurobindo is on the basis of original ideas and not vis-à-vis the West.

Like Hegel, Sri Aurobindo has aligned history with philosophy. Thus evolution or Divine intention can't be decoupled from politics. Practical nature of politics is taken for granted and many are too cocksure of managing or manipulating but the outcome is not wholly in their hands.

There are scores of Sanskrit texts and their commentaries belonging to different traditions. Each person reads a few and becomes a prisoner of their thought process. Sri Aurobindo did a diligent selection for Arya (1914-1921) among which The Secret of the Veda has a prime place.

Savitri Era Religion provides the option of worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and freedom from mythology and rituals. It's a wonderful opportunity for establishing one's own direct relationship with the Supreme Divine without any intermediaries.

I had the good fortune of accepting The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine at the age of eight in 1964. Thereafter acquiring a sound intellectual background by reading their books took several decades. Not being exposed to any other guru has saved me from confusion.

Most people haven't read Sri Aurobindo's books and don't feel any intellectual handicap. Neither the education system nor the political environment provides any stimulus either. Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) has been doing transmission of awareness of Sri Aurobindo since 2005.

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Monday, February 05, 2024

Development or democracy cannot create an ideal society

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Old philosophical texts in Sanskrit have been flogged to death. Commentaries on them too have been combed ad nauseam. The books of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are a breath of fresh air in this context which hold immense futuristic potential for moulding minds and unfolding events.

Old religions have their peculiar mythologies but Savitri Era Religion is more inclined towards philosophy and psychology. Universities world over are teaching outdated philosophies but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have unveiled Vedic evolutionary philosophy and Integral psychology.

After writing The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo examined the question of Rebirth in a speculative format. He also wrote about India in a popular style. The Future Poetry too could be construed as catering to the cultural genre. Comments on current affairs like War however are rare.

Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) has been emphasising the importance of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy since 2005. Savitri Era Religion (2006) spreads the idea of worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine. Savitri Era Party (2007) is against AAP, BJP, Congress.

There is no substitute to adopting new technology. The same is true for philosophy, too. Following Sri Aurobindo is the best course instead of wasting time and energy on outdated ideologies and great men who are spent forces. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine.

Sri Aurobindo wrote continuously in Arya from August 1914 to January 1921 the intellectual output of which is unparalleled in human history. Wisdom of the past was insightfully aligned with the evolutionary future. Empty predictions about human society were given intuitive filip.

The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo (CWSA) are available online in 36 volumes at incarnateword.in/cwsa

Correspondence at incarnateword.in/sa/corresponde

Collected Works of the Mother (CWM) in 19 volumes at incarnateword.in/cwm

Mother's Agenda in 13 volumes at incarnateword.in/agenda

Our intellectuals and journalists have forgotten Sri Aurobindo completely. No one is interested in him. No one finds any virtue in his massive writings. He is totally irrelevant in politics. Absolutely valueless for academics too. Such a sad state of affairs! It will end one day.

Tagore and Netaji popularised the image of an escapist about Sri Aurobindo among the Bengalis. Congress labelled him as an extremist advocating violence. Historians banished him from the text books due to spirituality. Hindutva camp confines him to a revolutionary and nationalist.

Radhakrishnan didn't rate Sri Aurobindo's philosophy highly and refused to treat his symbolic interpretation of the Veda as of any significance. Ramakrishna Mission didn't permit its followers to study Sri Aurobindo's books. P. Lal and Nissim Ezekiel, too, disapproved his poetry.

Technology and development shouldn't delude us into believing that we live in an era of knowledge. The whole world is wallowing in ignorance and the challenge is to turn towards the beacons of light. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the only source of knowledge and right direction.

Arya in August 1914 was a new revolution. Its content is yet to receive wide acceptance. Universities are neglecting superior knowledge. Savitri Era Learning Forum has been striving for foregrounding the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo since 2005.

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The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo seem tethered to Ashram and Auroville. In Ashram the members are dependent for their sustenance on an authoritarian management. In Auroville people are to fend for themselves and hence all kinds of conflicts. Yoga however is different.

The Mother was born on February 21, 1878 in Paris of Jewish parents, her father being Turkish and mother Egyptian. She first came to India in 1914 and stayed in India from her second visit in 1920 till she passed away in 1973. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine.

Savitri Era Religion is more about The Mother than Sri Aurobindo under whose grace I have lived for the last sixty years. She gave me the opportunity to be free from the narrow religious, cultural, and nationalistic sentiments so that I could found Savitri Era Religion and Party.

Many refer to Sri Aurobindo but without knowing about The Mother, it is difficult to acquire any correct impression of him. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine, who are always present in their three poises: individual, universal, and transcendent.

Savitri Era Religion unites all devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo spread across the world. No central organisation, no authority, no rules or rituals, and no formal initiation or system of exit. It's absolutely voluntary on the basis of a common faith and rational philosophy.

Savitri Era Party is the only political party in India which accepts Sri Aurobindo as the ideal and icon. It has got a different outlook on things and a universal approach. It supposes that the other political parties are following anti-evolutionary paths and outdated ideologies.

We have been reading incorrect history from the school days and have seen undue promotion of some great men excluding Sri Aurobindo. This has not been rectified till date. Savitri Era Learning Forum has been spreading awareness of Sri Aurobindo since 2005. selforum.blogspot.com

Sri Aurobindo's philosophy predicts descent of the Supramental consciousness and Savitri Era Religion is dedicated to it. Worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and surrender to them is the basic principle. Reading of their books is practice of yoga too.

20th century philosophy explored diverse avenues and the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the most valid among them. It has also implications for empirical fields like psychology, biology, and physics. Consciousness studies is increasingly becoming interdisciplinary.

It's clear now that neither the Left nor the Hindutva faction is interested in the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. Savitri Era Religion has become an effective barrier for appropriating him, too. But evolutionary inevitability will push the relevance of Sri Aurobindo to logical end.

Situating Sri Aurobindo is ticklish since a wrong lens can lead to skewed inferences. Thus a linear or historical approach can't do justice to him. Savitri Era Religion holds The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and their philosophical contributions as derivative.

The physical presence and actions of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo (1872-1973), and not their published writings alone, should be the basis of awareness of them. Further, their dealings with the Occult should be given due prominence for understanding them and their mission on earth.

Modern life is about options and accepting The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine can save one from meaningless mythologies and rituals. Savitri Era Religion boasts of a robust philosophical undergirding in consonance with the scientific Consciousness studies field.

The whole world is a victim of wrong narratives and fake news. Apart from political and religious establishments, various civil society institutions are also perpetrating this practice. People have no means to check facts. Each individual should be aware of this danger and act.

Awarding Bharat Ratna to Advani, on second thoughts, smacks of lack of confidence on the part of the Govt. For it may or may not get a chance in future for this privilege. BJP hasn't been able to expand its vote base and people have become tired by seeing Modi's theatre, daily!

Political delusion is preventing many educated people from appreciating Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. For them some icons of social justice and ethics are more important. Yogic vision of Sri Aurobindo which transcends ordinary morality is overlooked. Sharpening of intellect needed.

Universities in India are deaf to upgrading syllabi and Sri Aurobindo continues to be outside their curriculum. There's no rationale why outdated knowledge is fed to the young students. Instead of promoting mythology, Govt should take steps to impart right philosophical education.

Each country pays respect to its poets and philosophers but Sri Aurobindo is yet to be accorded the deserved status in India. Further, philosophy is not something ornamental. It's like medicine which needs to be administered upon the minds of people on a daily basis for results.

Unlearning is a very important component of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. Apprehending him with an open mind without any past baggage is the best way for assimilating his thoughts. Trying to seek validation for old theories and assumptions is the biggest barrier for his teachings.

India was under the British rule and Arya came out in August 1914 from Puducherry which was under French occupation. Apart from The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, Paul Richard was involved in bringing out the monthly magazine in English as well as French. Epochal!

Many people feel emboldened by the current narrative in India but democracy can disrupt such dominance in a whiff. This is not simply wishful thinking or political bashing. Savitri Era Party believes in Sri Aurobindo's prediction that rationality will prevail by replacing myths.

Surrendering to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the best intellectual opportunity at present. No other party or religion can provide such foolproof philosophical shelter. If someone estimates that The Life Divine has no significant value then he is a prisoner of his own foolishness.

We don't meet people in their entirety in Social media. Most project a particular image of theirs or back some specific ideology out of self-interest. Those promoting marginalised issues remain invisible since merit is overlooked. Popular paradigms rule by commerce and politics.

Her sponsors and beneficiaries are at fault. She was simply hired as a professional.

I don't agree with your logic. What you characterise as waste of time was the preparation so that the mind seeks more. Secondly, what is good for one person may not be good for another. Depends upon one's background and propensity. One can start from Poems

incarnateword.in/cwsa

A large section is rueing the loss of Nehruvian scenario but it was inevitable. Lack of acquaintance with Sri Aurobindo's philosophy spawns such shallowness. Hold of morality on human mind is not strong enough and is likely to give way. Hence Sri Aurobindo recommends spirituality

It's difficult to understand why college text-books are not revised with the same speed as the temple. Breaking the grip of the Leftist ecosystem on education is not easy and blaming foreign universities or media houses for this is ridiculous. Intellectual wherewithal is lacking!

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine who are always present. Anyone can love them and receive their grace without any rituals or system of practice. Their contributions to 20th century philosophy is phenomenal which predicts descent of Supramental consciousness.

Various schools of thought like Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Theosophical Society, and Ramakrishna Mission emerged during the 19th century and it was the work of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in the 20th century to dispel the confusion spread by them. Arya was launched in August 1914.

New theories of diverse thinkers like Marx, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, and Freud created a confusing situation in the West during 19th century. Science too provided an uncertain worldview. Sri Aurobindo integrated all these streams in The Life Divine along with the Vedic wisdom.

Remembering The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and reading their books is important from the view of future evolution. Simply development or democratic atmosphere cannot create an ideal society. Descent of Supramental consciousness alone can bring lasting changes. All must collaborate.

Intellectual matters should be examined objectively and decided on the basis of rigorous rationality but it's absurd that intellectuals in India are divided along political lines. Evidences are valid on partisan lines. Even a stone or a pillar has multiple semiotic connotations.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Surrender is a powerful psychological tool

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Different political parties are busy spreading their ideologies aided by money and organisation. Savitri Era Party is confident that knowledge alone can conquer and power of the message of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo will be self-evident. Evolution of consciousness is infallible.

In view of the fact that various schools of thought and traditional systems are being promoted with all modern management techniques, the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo fails to reach the attention space of people. Those who are aware also don't feel interested about it

The Life Divine began appearing in Arya in August 1914 and within two three years, its groundbreaking philosophy of evolution was published. However, the world is callous towards it after more than a century. Let's hope that Sri Aurobindo is taught in Universities as part of NEP.

Sri Aurobindo wrote fresh appraisals of Veda, Upanishads, and Gita in Arya. He also tried to synthesise various spiritual attitudes towards a universal approach. His optimism for a harmonious society is a pillar of light. Consciousness, and not mere development, is the solution.

Spiritual experiences are subjective and hence surrender to The Mother is the only method of Savitri Era Religion for which The Mother with Letters on The Mother book is an excellent guide. This book is different from Arya period writings of Sri Aurobindo.

incarnateword.in/cwsa/32

I had purchased Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx: Integral Sociology and Dialectical Sociology (1991) by D.P. Chattopadhaya from Daryaganj Sunday market three decades back and I can't tell how much have I benefitted from the book to understand Sri Aurobindo. Deserves to be a text book

The Meeting of the East and the West in Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy (1956) by Sisir Kumar Maitra is the main book which turned me towards Western philosophy. Sri Aurobindo and Bergson (1972) by A.C. Bhattacharya and Sri Aurobindo and Whitehead (1972) by S.P. Singh also helped.

Mythological background prevents rigorous ontological inquiry in India. Western philosophy reveals eminence of Sri Aurobindo's contribution in the history of ideas. Besides, his sophisticated presentation is also a connoisseur's delight. To top it all, spirituality and divinity.

Awareness about Sri Aurobindo as the topmost thinker of the country has increased in a great measure. But reading his works isn't an easy job. I was given this opportunity for the last sixty years which is a blessing. Those who will take it up will do a great favour to themselves

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo assure that whenever we read, write, or think about them, we are actually collaborating with the Earth's consciousness for descent of the Supramental light and force. Anyone with myriad imperfections is entitled for this. Integral yoga is so inclusive!

Knowing The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as they are is important. Apart from the outstanding intellectual resources they have left behind, they are the one Supreme Divine who are always present. Different books present their different facets. No book can reveal their complete picture.

Is anyone bothered by the fundamental menace of death? The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have tried to raise the humanity to the deathless state of consciousness. It's an audacious adventure. One must believe in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and surrender to them.

Savitri Era Party provides an alternative to Hindutva as well as Congress. It's against reservations which validates discrimination. It's also in favour of granting Sovereignty to the States on linguistic basis for formation of World Union as per the #FiveDreams of Sri Aurobindo.

Sri Aurobindo was born on August 15, 1872 and Savitri Era Religion ensues from there. A concrete shape was given when The Mother met him on March 29, 1914 and Arya came out in August 1914. This holds immense significance even in 2024 and educated Indians should consent to support

Any number of resources relating to Sri Aurobindo are available online but some prefer only one quotation on nationalism to understand him. Knowledge seeking is like mountaineering and not like a frog frolicking within a puddle. Echochamber of the ecosystem needs to be abandoned.

Rallying behind The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is an evolutionary call irrespective of current political goings on. Studying The Life Divine facilitates a scientific understanding of our existence and our required role in it. Believing in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is a new religion.

Death concerns the whole humanity and that's the challenge The Mother & Sri Aurobindo addressed. Young Indians should pay attention to this and not mere mythology or temples. Next stage of evolution is descent of Supramental consciousness and surrender to The Mother is the means.

Most followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are happy being part of Hindutva but I'm against it. Current political situation also clouds the mind of many. Lack of adequate scholarship on Sri Aurobindo is a further reason. Savitri Era Religion and Savitri Era Party show the way.

There's a need to overcome overly reductionist representations of Sri Aurobindo as a Bengali, a Freedom fighter, a Hindu revivalist, or a yogi. Apart from being the greatest poet and philosopher of the world, he, along with The Mother, envisages a sublime future for the humanity.

Many fancy being a spiritual seeker but it's necessary to read and possess right intellectual understanding. Books by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the best guide but they are also varied and vast. Further accepting The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is crucial

Neglect of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy by not only the Indians but also the whole world population is amazing. The time is not ripe, that's how we can rationalise but Sri Aurobindo also reminds that it's the hour of the unexpected. So we can't take the current reality for granted.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo supported the British in its war against Hitler and made a public display by contributing money. Scholars should examine the significance of this single incident to judge them and their contemporaries. This is the new mythology for the current century.

Reading Sri Aurobindo’s books from a Hindu perspective is misleading since he is the culmination of Bengal Renaissance which redefined the tradition. Quest for the solution to human problems leads to the Vedic concept of immortality and the logic of evolution points to the same.

Although I claim to be a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, I have not been able to put much of their teachings into practice. Now that I'm past the age of modifying myself, defects and imperfections don't scare me. Remember and offer is the best recipe and boosts confidence.

Nitish Kumar is Prime Minister material despite his dwindling popularity in Bihar. BJP wants to keep him chained but the country wants an alternative to Modi. A good fight is in the interest of the health of the democracy. Nitish Kumar still is the JP or VP in the present context

PM Modi may be popular but a huge vote bank exists against him. Centralising tendency is against the Federal spirit and many States feel peeved due to that. Relying upon too much of religion is also repulsive to many. BJP's chances are bright only if opposition votes are divided.

Savitri Era Religion worships The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine which has far reaching implications in the sphere of history, politics, philosophy, religion, education, management, psychology, and sociology. Technology and AI too would have to track evolution.

Apart from the baby-cat metaphor of surrender, it is one of the most powerful psychological tools. It's about concentration, audacity, and stubborn refusal to be distracted by the waves of the mind. Entails a firm conviction that knowledge is not outside but will come from inside.

Links to online books by Sri Aurobindo:

incarnateword.in/cwsa

motherandsriaurobindo.in/Sri-Aurobindo/

sriaurobindoashram.org/sriaurobindo/w

worksofthemotherandsriaurobindo.org

auromaa.org

kireetjoshiarchives.com

overmanfoundation.org

debashishbanerji.com

peterheehs.net

motherorissa.com/Home.aspx

Links to online books by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo:

sriaurobindoashram.net/articles/

aurosociety.org/society/index/…

auro-ebooks.com

auropublications.org

auroville.org/category/books

iiyp.net/index.php

ipi.org.in/texts/matthijs

universityofhumanunity.org/wp/

#TheMother #SriAurobindo

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Names of disciples and their questions in full should be published

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The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine and they chose India as their place of work. The role of their direct disciples has been outstanding. Current confusion and misunderstanding might evaporate with political change which is not unlikely. Rationality is solution.

I worship The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and have been opposed to the temple movement from its very inception. I don't know why did they choose my birthday for their inauguration. This also comes with the sad news that Sri Aurobindo's Relics Centre is theirs.

No amount of celebration can earn even a single extra vote for BJP since the situation in different States remains rigid. Division of votes in UP between SP and BSP is the only factor for winning in 2024. It might change with opposition uniting. Too much of religion may backfire!

The celebration seems to be more by shaming and humiliating the detractors than any positive or epochal achievement. Victmhood is very much the running theme. Remember, you can't wipe out political differences in a democracy. Rather respect those who hold their convictions dearly.

Savitri Era Party (2007) is the only party with the right ideology and ethical moorings. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo came to show the inevitability of the evolutionary journey leading to the possibility of a harmonious society. Savitri Era Religion (2006) pitches for modern values

Judging things analytically through theory as enunciated by thinkers like Marx or Nietzsche forms a foundation of the modern world. Sri Aurobindo did a splendid job in this direction in The Life Divine way back in 1914. Young Indians should be aware of his arguments and findings.

Knowledge and rationality should be promoted and not irrationality and superstition. By achieving the symbolic interpretation of the Veda in 1914, Sri Aurobindo has exposed the futility and obsolescence of rituals. Young Indians need to understand the rationale behind his vision.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine under the Savitri Era Religion who are always present in their three poises: individual, universal, and transcendent. It has no mythology or cosmological connection with any other religion, theology or philosophy

The divine status of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is not explicit in their writings and hence many of their theoretical formulations need to be read accordingly. They have said many things, out of politeness, in their interactions with the disciples which also should be reimagined.

It's difficult for me to share the enthusiasm and optimism expressed by the Hindutva stalwarts, today. I'm against Dynasty but that doesn't mean we can throw away the Nehruvian legacy. For nurturing an ideal democracy, dollops of ethics and intellectual honesty are indispensable.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo created a new world of knowledge in August 1914 but Indians are reluctant to follow. Savitri Era Party (2007), Savitri Era Religion (2006), and Savitri Era Learning Forum (2005) are trying their best to persuade people for responding to evolution's call.

On a day like this it's such a relief that we have The Mother & Sri Aurobindo to show us the right path. We don't have to look to the West for inspiration. We don't have to look back at the past for validation. "We do not belong to the past dawns, but to the noons of the future."

"Ayodhya Ram Mandir: India PM Modi inaugurates Hindu temple on razed Babri mosque site" BBC headline encapsulates the truth. A truth which can't be buried. Hinduism was torn apart. One religious and another political. One devotion and other hatred. And never the twain shall meet.

Sri Aurobindo and what he stands for continue to be misrepresented on this platform. Well-read and well-meaning people, unfortunately, don't get to read my posts. The Mother's teachings are totally ignored. India-centric worldview acts as an intoxicant. Integral approach needed.

Continued dominance of Hindutva in the national scene will keep Sri Aurobindo relevant for the scholars since he is the only alternative. The Life Divine should be included in the college syllabus so that people know his philosophy beyond his oft-repeated opinion on nationalism.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo were not appreciative of religions but tolerated them for being a help towards spirituality. I founded Savitri Era Religion in 2006 for legal and sociological reasons. Goings on in Auroville and Ayodhya confirm why our properties ought to be protected.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Sri Aurobindo Society were established by The Mother. I'm yet to hear anything official regarding Sri Aurobindo's Relics temple at Ayodhya. Savitri Era Religion has nothing to do with Hindu religion. Protecting property is a responsibility of authorities.

Finding a suitable philosophy and a credible narrative in life is a challenge in India, today. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo heralded a new path in August 1914 but it hasn't received general acceptance. #SriAurobindo has reiterated it in his #FiveDreams broadcast on August 14, 1947.

Electoral victory and ethical legitimacy are different things. Religious belief and philosophical inference, similarly, are separate domains. Further, intellectual speculation and intuitive perception are divergent realms. Sri Aurobindo implies ethics, philosophy, and intuition.

Photographs of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are to be found in thousands of homes as they are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine. Savitri is recited daily by the devotees as part of invocation and inspiration. Aspiration for descent of Supramental consciousness forms the anchor.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram was established in 1926 and it will complete one hundred years in another couple of years. What are the plans for its Centenary celebrations? Does it communicate with the devotees spread across the world? What's the legal protection for Centres and Schools?

Names of disciples and their questions in full don't form part of Sri Aurobindo's writings at present. Separate books should be published incorporating these in view of their historical as well as literary significance. Chronological compilation can give a better picture of ideas

Savitri Era Religion is based on the faith that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine without any connection with other religions or philosophies. Those attempting to entangle them with other gods and goddesses are misguided and shouldn't spread needless confusion

Different sections are expressing various types of apprehensions but having lived under the Constitution of India for the last 68 years, I don't find the situation is altered in any manner. Our democracy is evolving in the right direction and getting vibrant with media assistance

Regarding The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is the best means of benefiting from them. Otherwise, it's all intellectual gymnastics and historical porridge. Apart from descent of Supramental consciousness, their work on divinisation of the body is unprecedented.

Universality, in the vision of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, is not uniformity. They don't discard identity but foresee harmonious relationship developing organically among them. Understanding self-interest in the true sense can sensitise one towards the sensibilities of the other.

Symbolic interpretation of the Veda is the most original contribution of Sri Aurobindo whereby different deities forming a ladder of consciousness can be conceived. Evolutionary journey of the creation as explained in The Life Divine can be understood easily as also Varna system.

Savitri of Sri Aurobindo deals with the question of death and suffering. The story is about victory over death but Sri Aurobindo turns it into a saga of adventure of consciousness so as to arrive at a deathless state. This is the most daring proposition of the Veda turning real.

Wisdom of the Veda is the greatest achievement of India, asserts Sri Aurobindo. But before Darwin's theory of evolution, it was not possible to understand its full import. Sri Aurobindo integrated both in The Life Divine to produce the most sophisticated philosophy of the world.

Prayers and Meditations from the Collected Works of the Mother forms a sacred text for the devotees of the Savitri Era Religion. These were written by The Mother but are to be read as directed towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine.

incarnateword.in/cwm/01

India was firmly under the British rule and The Mother & Sri Aurobindo launched Arya from the French enclave of Puducherry in August 1914 in which fiercely futuristic books like The Life Divine, The Human Cycle, The Future Poetry, and The Secret of the Veda were published. Read!

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Sunday, January 21, 2024

Direct disciples didn't face a challenging situation like Hindutva

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Savitri Era savitriera.blogspot.com had 8700 views last month and close to 800 so far this month. It contains over two thousand posts since 2005 with unique perspectives and forthright views. Coterminous with my own intellectual journey, it harbours numerous links for further reading.

One can read Sri Aurobindo's Letters on Poetry and Art for many such insights. incarnateword.in/cwsa/27

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine who are always present. No one can be compared to them nor can any old mythology or cosmology be imposed upon them. Many of their writings need to be read in the light of their own divinity which they never claimed explicitly.

Many followers are reluctant to accept The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and, of course, it takes time. The idea of a separate religion, similarly, is repulsive to most, but it's a legal and sociological necessity. Savitri Era Religion seeks Govt. recognition.

The direct disciples wrote in the Nehruvian environment and didn't face a challenging situation like the present. Hindutva, no longer, is just one of the players but intends to be the only player. Other religions may or may not succumb but Savitri Era Religion is for the future.

Remembering Sri Aurobindo on Vivekananda's birth anniversary might seem magnanimous but the two represent different worlds. I have been warning against the ill-informed and anti-evolutionary philosophy of Vivekananda. One can easily add Tagore, Netaji, and M.N. Roy to the list.

Deserves an article. Trads are unhappy as Modi-Mohan are busy crafting a refurbished Hindutva. Give the devil his due!

Political power is not the only or the highest power. Political power seeks validation from philosophical power. Philosophy is rational but attempts are often made to circumvent it by invoking mythological irrationality. Faith is flaunted as mightier than reason. The jury is out!

If after sixty years of worshipping The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine, I can't belong to a separate religion in a democracy, then what's the meaning of high sounding vocabulary of Article 25 of the Constitution? Auroville is in turmoil and this is the solution.

You are free to inaugurate your own temple but why Matrimandir and Auroville are not being handed over to the devotees? Savitri Era Party demands that Savitri Era Religion be granted Govt. recognition. Ban on The Lives of Sri Aurobindo, book by Peter Heehs should also be lifted.

Working in a public field is difficult without a common urge for raising voice for just causes and the morality of supporting democratic mobilisation. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never encouraged politics but their devotees and followers shouldn't be silent spectators of injustice.

The Constitution of India gives each person a new role as a citizen. This is apart from the social and professional duties we perform. Savitri Era Party has been simulating such a political consciousness among the devotees and followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo since 2007.

Social media provides the opportunity for expressing opinions. Various issues can be resolved through discussion and critical analysis. Silence doesn't mean inaction or leaving the decision in The Mother's hands. Silence implies being led by some dominant power and exploitation.

Unity shouldn't mean there needn't be any space after a fullstop or comma.

Western theory is inchoate as it ignores Indian social reality on the one hand and Sri Aurobindo's philosophy on the other. Study of Humanities is poor to that extent and a robust survey of the Human condition is missing. Students of Sri Aurobindo too haven't shown much promise!

I have lived in Odisha, Delhi, U.P., and West Bengal and The Mother has given me the opportunity to study Sri Aurobindo's philosophy as well as Western philosophy. At 68, it gives me the sense of fullness and satisfaction which perhaps nothing else would have provided. Gratitude!

The yoga of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is not linked with external things or material objects. So use of land for bigger projects can't be objected to. However protection of private property is a concern. It's only by acquiring a separate religion status that this can be ensured.

Devotion and surrender to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, who are the one Supreme Divine and are always present, is the fundamental principle of Savitri Era Religion. They are not connected with any other religion or their stock of mythology, cosmology, or philosophical formulations.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo discouraged inquisitiveness about their lives. The challenge is to contemplate on their universal and transcendent poises while conceiving them as the ever-present, one Supreme Divine. Savitri Era Religion invites all to this adventure of consciousness.

Philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is not simply philosophy. It's a medium for unfolding a sublime future for us. Believing in them and their words can transform the world. Savitri Era Religion is free from mythology and rituals. Descent of Supramental consciousness is aim.

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Modern day de Gaulle

Holding the Sengol

One day Chandrayaan

Next day Yajman.

TV in every home

Should sing his paean

His face on screen

Needs to be seen.

Mobile in each hand

Must spread his message

Even in a train

His voice tells not to scratch.

Moderation and restraint

Are passé!

Read the news, বৃষ্টি হবে বৃহস্পতিতে, and for a moment I was stunned. Then I remembered,

[The hand that sent Jupiter spinning through heaven,

Spends all its cunning to fashion a curl.]

-Who by Sri Aurobindo