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.


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.

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#TheMother #SriAurobindo


Thursday, January 25, 2024

Names of disciples and their questions in full should be published

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

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.


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!


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.


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

Seeds of Savitri Era Religion were sown by launching Arya in 1914

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Current slugfest over rituals exposes their vacuity and futility which Savitri Era Religion has been highlighting for the last two decades. In his The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo has, clearly, discovered that the symbolic meanings are the true representation of the mantras.

Savitri Era Religion doesn't scavenge upon the past for it's precursed on the texture and contours of the future. Not only the dynamics of society or mindscape of man but also possible changes in his body and capabilities of the organs. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have done a lot.

Many people don't find The Mother & Sri Aurobindo relevant and they may be right. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never relied upon any of the current formulas or piecemeal solutions. Descent of the Supramental consciousness is the only means for ushering in Harmony, they insisted.

Reading some books of Sri Aurobindo is indispensable for intellectual development. But that's only the beginning. Being conversant with at least one hundred books connected with him may take a decade or two. Then integrating all those thoughts for the right worldview is the task.

The Mother has announced that the Supramental consciousness descended in principle on February 29, 1956. Its effect is very much there and any activity relating to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has the potential of transforming into unimaginable consequences. One must be conscious.

Savitri Era Religion is free from Mythology and Rituals. It also steers clear of Astrology, Ayurveda, and allied Superstitions. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo dealt with the Occult but advised their disciples to avoid it. Aim of Integral yoga is manifestation of the Spirit in Matter.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo launched Arya in 1914 for giving new knowledge to the world. They also started giving guidance on yoga after establishment of the Ashram in 1926. Surrender to The Mother is a fundamental aspect of their teaching. Both of them are the one Supreme Divine.

Many intellectuals sympathetic to Hindutva have earned enormous popularity in the current century, but their study of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy is negligible. Many books are sold but without the insights of Sri Aurobindo, they suffer from the same malady as Leftists churned out.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo sowed the seeds of Savitri Era Religion by launching Arya in 1914. It's an intellectual challenge even in 2024 to understand and assimilate the knowledge disseminated through it. It's unfortunate that many don't find the sources. incarnateword.in/cwsa

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the one Supreme Divine and their writings might sound similar to that of many others of their time but the latter lack the divine force and transformative power. No one else has any clue to Vedic evolutionary imperative and adventure of immortality.

I have once given you this link but Malayalam is not there. You can contact your local centre.


A few books however are available at Sabda.


Please use Google search before asking superficial questions as I'm not connected with Ashram

The Life Divine was originally published in Arya from 1914 to 1919. The philosophical breakthrough it accomplished remains unsurpassed. However, the role of people believing in this theory or supporting it is not much stressed in the book. Savitri Era Religion fills up this gap.

How much money and organisation goes into the publicity and propagation of old religions is well-known. Savitri Era Religion relies on the intellectual calibre of the young generation for appreciating freedom from mythology and rituals. Further, it's universal without boundaries.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are present everywhere and anyone can connect with them without any reference to any particular place or person. No middleman is required in Savitri Era Religion. No system is necessary for Integral yoga. Surrender to The Mother is the only condition.

Record of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo and Mother's Agenda by The Mother are witness to how much dedicated work they did for transformation of physical being. This evolutionary endeavour is unprecedented and Savitri Era Religion is an invitation for collaborating with this epochal task.

Savitri has the central place in Savitri Era Religion. Set in the Miltonic tone it's one of the longest poems in English. Echo of Dante's Divine Comedy too can be heard here. Sri Aurobindo's treatment of pain is interesting in this Manifesto of Immortality incarnateword.in/cwsa/34/the-wa

Sri Aurobindo started revealing the true meaning of the Veda right from the inaugural issue of Arya in 1914. India's greatest treasure is this, he has emphasised at many places. Yet, people have become habituated in consuming cheap adulterated knowledge. Change of taste warranted.

Engineers in our country get best of technical education and cutting edge internship but believe in tinsel philosophy. Sri Aurobindo provides best of philosophical knowledge but he is avoided with the excuse of his writings being complex. Yet they dream of India leading the world.

The philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is the greatest contribution of the 20th century and in believing it lies the hope for transformation of humanity. Otherwise, war and strife, exploitation and suffering will continue to afflict. Savitri Era Religion invites all to join!

The Life Divine is the greatest book on earth and should have its deserved place in the world. Educated Indians must realise its importance so that India can show light to the world. Evolutionary march of consciousness will bring a race of Supermen and collaboration of all needed.

By launching Arya in August 1914, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo inaugurated a period of rationality and intellectual culture. They also rescued the Veda from meaningless rituals and obscurantism. 2024 offers a challenge to be worthy of such superior knowledge and evolutionary poise.

The logic of The Life Divine is simple. If man came after the animals then Superman is sure to come after man. Our job is to believe in it and aspire for it. Conscious collaboration with Surrender to The Mother can work wonders. Immortality conceived in the Veda will be a reality.

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.


Thursday, January 11, 2024

Paul Richard's meeting with Sri Aurobindo in 1910

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

In the absence of anyone else expressing his or her exclusive allegiance towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo on this platform, my personal achievements over the years become important as basis for possible legal recognition of Savitri Era Religion which I founded way back in 2006.

Situation in Auroville is worsening day by day and it's now clear that the original dream of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has been successfully derailed. Matrimandir being the most important place of worship for the devotees, Auroville should be handed over to Savitri Era Religion.

From the perspective of Savitri Era Party, intellectuals belonging to Hindutva, Congress, or Left camp are ethically compromised. Otherwise it's not difficult to perceive the truth of what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are saying. Exacting intellectual and ethical levels are needed.

Being a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo from early childhood I haven't faced any inducement to read Sanskrit scriptures or literature. Sri Aurobindo has done a splendid job in translating what's necessary and by writing commentaries on them. Going beyond is at your own risk.

It's easy to get an ego-boost for the followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo by seeing the devotees and tourists visiting the Ashram but the reality outside is dismal. Integral yoga, with its ivory tower presentation, has failed to percolate. Savitri Era Religion is the solution.

Philosophy basically is the attempt to explain the reality without bringing in the god, religion, or any divine cause. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo too tried to avoid the framework of religion in their writings but they being the one Supreme Divine, it's difficult to avoid religion.

Savitri Era Party is opposed to AAP, BJP, and Congress. It believes in the predictions of Sri Aurobindo as heralded in his #FiveDreams broadcast over AIR, Tiruchirappalli on August 14, 1947. Right thinking people of the country are requested to support this political alternative.

I haven't been overly critical of the Govt headed by Modi since its performance on Governance and Democracy front has been reasonable. But two terms are enough for any person and hence there should be change in leadership. Cultivating personality is understandable but no further.

After inauguration of Auroville in 1968, a lot of plans and programmes marked Sri Aurobindo's birth centenary celebrations in 1972 as The Mother had wished that the message of Sri Aurobindo should reach every home. Savitri Era Party is geared for fruition of such an onerous task.

As a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo for the last sixty years my knowledge of other traditions or schools of thought is meagre. Exclusive allegiance and surrender to them is essential for collaborating with the Earth's aspiration for descent of the Supramental consciousness

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo emphasised inner significance as in the case of Vedic deities. External forms and rituals do possess aesthetic aspect but the essence is elsewhere. Ethics therefore occurs at a higher pedestal or udasina. Personal effort however is at the mercy of grace

Scholars won't go beyond the text or recorded history. Thus, it's difficult for them to establish the divinity of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Savitri Era Religion, founded by me in 2006, holds both as the one Supreme Divine without any connection with past mythology or cosmology.

Leftist narrative spoiled the academic environment in the last century and Hindutva does exactly the same in the current century. The Savitri Era lens otoh relies on the insights of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Their philosophy too should replace what's there in present curriculum

Matrimandir is the most important place of worship for the devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and hence I have been demanding that Govt. must vacate Auroville and hand its administration over to Savitri Era Religion, established in 2006. Both feuding factions are extraneous.

As man is often used in the abstract sense in the philosophy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, the realities of life's problems seem to have been overlooked. In fact, they are not very particular about the details. They are more concerned with the overall change of consciousness.

You are doing things what you are passionate about and others too have freedom to do what they like. That's the kaleidoscopic beauty of social media. “A drop of ink may make a million think.” Personally, I'm not very enthusiastic about the political phase of Sri Aurobindo. Thanks

What The Mother & Sri Aurobindo wrote or achieved during their lifetime can't be the sole measure of their worth. For, they are the one Supreme Divine and are always present. They are in charge of navigating the evolutionary trajectory and designing the course of future events.

She is the Divine Mother, we were told, and I accepted. That was in 1964 when I was only eight. Ideal Child was not easy to understand but had some exotic attraction. All this because of the Study Circle movement across Odisha led by Prapatti and Babaji Maharaj through Navajyoti.

The Mother laid the foundation stone of Auroville in 1968 started by Sri Aurobindo Society. She passed away in 1973 leaving some impractical dreams behind. Govt. of India took it over in 1980 demolishing all those dreams and visions. Govt. should return Auroville and Matrimandir.

I have been against the temple movement since its inception. Now I will have to bear an unsavoury memory on my birthday, i.e., January 22. As Founder of Savitri Era Religion, I worship The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine who have predicted descent of Supramental.

There is a general perception that insights from different cultures and religions are to be found in the works of Sri Aurobindo, which is true. But the way he presents them as unconnected with any particular tradition or institution is simply marvellous. Spirituality to the core.

Hindutva enthusiasts tend to see no difference between the govt and the party. The party is within its rights to debar any shade of opinion. But why the govt should throttle diversity of opinion and plurality of viewpoints is difficult to understand. Universities may fall in line

Since degrees are now linked directly to quantum of pay packages, talking of intellectual activity for the sake of pure joy or wonder might seem misplaced but there is a time in life when one is drawn towards these things. Sri Aurobindo's writings are a fertile ground to explore.

Reading many gurus or great men can be confusing. Sri Aurobindo's books provide the right intellectual orientation and aesthetic enjoyment. Establishing one's intimacy with his thought is important. Each one has his own special background and hence no need of help of someone else

The course of Freedom struggle in India had the tacit support of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. They also had their roles in both the World Wars. The current phase of Indian history is not without their intention of distilling some noble templates out of the evolutionary cauldron.

Westerners writing book after book on philosophy without reading Sri Aurobindo is hilarious. It's surprising that no one tells them to read something authentic outside their academic world. Why philosophy is kept in such a moribund state in the Internet era is difficult to fathom

Sri Aurobindo's Relics Centre in Ayodhya is in news. The man behind establishing this Centre was Ramakrishna Das (Babaji Maharaj) from Odisha who later joined Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry and became responsible for setting up thousands of Study Circles throughout the State.

The temple movement can be seen as a genuine democratic upsurge and its political use therefore has considerable legitimacy although its basis is wrong ab initio. But that the whole affair will be surrendered to the political masters of the day before elections was never imagined

Sri Aurobindo has given the best possible explanation of the mystery of the world and its future. He has provided the most elaborate psychological framework, vetted by the Veda, useful for attaining spiritual states. Thirdly, his prediction of a perfect society is no mere utopia.

Never before in India, so many people were able to read, with infinite access at their fingertips. Yet most are unable to reach at the right knowledge source due to lack of curiosity and zeal for research. Echo-chamber and ecosystem are preventing them from critical perspectives.

Intellectuals in India have mortgaged their conscience to one party or the other. Thus, let it be known that this is the only handle for independent and objective views. Sri Aurobindo provides that Archimedean point which even many of his well-known and well-read followers miss.

Jayant Bhandari is preaching that India will become a barbaric nation but The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never foresaw such a future. They were rather confident that India has the Vedic knowledge which it will pass on to the world. But one can't be sure what happens in the short run.

Some commentators have inferred that the Romanticism of English poetry had influenced Sri Aurobindo's conception of Nationalism. But it is instructive to remember that he simply had wanted the sleeping nation to rise through a variety of methods, including resorting to militancy.

Remembering The Mother & Sri Aurobindo by nourishing a sense of surrender is the sign of a devotee. Aspiration for high ideals like Harmony, Perfection, and Supramental consciousness is also an indication. Worshipping them as the one Supreme Divine however is a primary condition.

Savitri Era Party has been demanding legal recognition of Savitri Era Religion as a separate minority religion so that the devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and various places of worship or educational institutions dedicated to them get Constitional protection. Devotees unite!

Those expressing devotion towards other gods and goddesses are defying The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Such persons holding institutional positions is a double whammy. Savitri Era Religion has to fight with outsiders as well as insiders. Clear cut directions to officials is necessary.

Savitri Era Religion promotes a simplified version of the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo without insisting on the intricate architecture of Integral yoga like Psychic Being or Inner living. It leans more on remember, surrender, and Grace than systematic personal effort.

History of the evolution of Savitri Era Religion right from Paul Richard's meeting with Sri Aurobindo at Puducherry in 1910 is an interesting one. Today the legacy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo stands fractured as against the ideal of Integral. But reach of my voice is negligible.


Sunday, January 07, 2024

Most intellectuals are ethically compromised

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Sri Aurobindo's role in the Freedom movement and the subsequent phase of Ashram living offered him the opportunity to write. The Ashram has its own press and books distribution agency due to which his writings have been preserved for the future generations incarnateword.in/cwsa

One starts with the story books, no doubt, but not being able to graduate from fiction can't be regarded as a strength. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo encourage to know the mystery of life and the world. Reading their books is considered as part of yoga or a participant in evolution.

Many Hindutva intellectuals excel in exposing the weaknesses of the opposition but that's not the best way for proving your superiority. What intellectual ingredients would be of help in facing the challenges of future should attract attention. Sri Aurobindo is indispensable here.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are worshipped as the one Supreme Divine under the Savitri Era Religion, which came into being in 2006. Many of their followers are unwilling to join a separate religion and so are free to worship other gods or gurus. But it's wrong to follow two paths.

In the absence of anyone else expressing his or her exclusive allegiance towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo on this platform, my personal achievements over the years become important as basis for possible legal recognition of Savitri Era Religion which I founded way back in 2006.

Situation in Auroville is worsening day by day and it's now clear that the original dream of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has been successfully derailed. Matrimandir being the most important place of worship for the devotees, Auroville should be handed over to Savitri Era Religion.

Devotees of Ram Temple should exit so that genuine followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo may breathe peacefully. Integral yoga is inalienably linked to surrender to The Mother and any admixture is inadmissible. Savitri Era Religion has been specifically created for this reason.

The Mother has given symbolic names to a large number of flowers denoting their spiritual significance and a similar attempt has been done by Sri Aurobindo to identify the Vedic deities by their intrinsic qualities. Aspiration for embodying these virtues is yoga of transformation. 

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo were confident of giving some new knowledge to the world as against the then prevailing confusion wrought by the nineteenth century. They started the Arya monthly magazine in August 1914 wherein most major books of #SriAurobindo were published.

Although most of Sri Aurobindo's writings first appeared in the journal Arya (1914-1921), they weren't available for wider-reading until some of them were published as books, long after. The Mother used to stress more on the practice of yoga aspect than mere intellectual culture.

There's no other alternative to surrender to The Mother if one is serious about the descent of Supramental consciousness as the solution for all problems besetting humanity. Otherwise one is free to avoid Sri Aurobindo to follow any other guru or god. Such is Savitri Era Religion.

From the perspective of Savitri Era Party, intellectuals belonging to Hindutva, Congress, or Left camp are ethically compromised. Otherwise it's not difficult to perceive the truth of what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are saying. Exacting intellectual and ethical levels are needed.

Collective yoga is not confined to collective meditation that the devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are familiar with. It is, basically, aspiration by the collective for the higher consciousness and voluntarily striving for it. Savitri Era Party aims to be such a collective.

Britishers manipulated the media and the narrative and the trend continued after Independence. Today it has become mainstream with added legitimacy, aided by technology. The voice of Sri Aurobindo, in this scenario, has been feeble but has powerful potential and ethical rectitude.

With its size and variety of population, India should have been an interesting area of research but the Western world neglects it. Western philosophy chooses to be in the provincial mould without any chance of contact with Sri Aurobindo. India itself is fighting against Hindutva!

All life is yoga entails religion as well as politics being part of our daily activities. Exclusive allegiance towards The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is essential for success in the right direction. Democracy has high ideals and there should be constant effort to arrive at Harmony.

Many people compulsively mention Bankim, Vivekananda, or Netaji before Sri Aurobindo's name. This is a judgemental error. Only The Mother should be put before Sri Aurobindo so that the right representation of their being the one Supreme Divine is put across as evolutionary force.

Being a devotee of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo from early childhood I haven't faced any inducement to read Sanskrit scriptures or literature. Sri Aurobindo has done a splendid job in translating what's necessary and by writing commentaries on them. Going beyond is at your own risk.


Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Satprem's books have a special place

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Comparing, or equating, Sri Aurobindo with some of his contemporaries is an error. Putting all commentaries on Gita together, for instance, is misleading. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's writings are the words of the one Supreme Divine and should be accorded the commensurate status.

One line of thinking is that Sri Aurobindo is just a commentator on religious scriptures while another section perceives him as inciting violence during the Freedom movement. Thus his philosophy, poetry, and political theory don't receive the appreciation or respect they deserve.

Many books have been published regarding The Mother & Sri Aurobindo after their departure among which those by Satprem have a special place. He throws the necessity of an evolutionary transition, as shown by #SriAurobindo into stark relief. Of course, he was thrown out of Ashram!

When nobody had thought of Independence, Sri Aurobindo spoke of it. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo defeated Hitler by siding with the British and later, gave us Independence on the 75th birthday of #SriAurobindo. They predicted descent of Supramental consciousness, what no one knows.

Brahmo had everything. Elements of Advaita, Buddhism, Christianity, and Humanist romanticism. But The Mother & Sri Aurobindo settled for a personal god, The Mother. Integral yoga is meaningless without surrender to her. Spiritual but not Religious movement, too, is an absurdity.

The Dawn of Everything tells of the past but The Symbol Dawn by Sri Aurobindo beckons towards the future. #SriAurobindo definitely attempted to create something like Dante or Milton in Savitri but it transcended them by being an anthem of Immortality in the Vedic sense of mantra.

Educated men supported the British, educated men supported the Congress, educated men supported the Marxist agenda, and now, educated men and women too are supporting Hindutva. So, nothing to be surprised. Savitri Era Party is canvassing for The Mother & Sri Aurobindo since 2007.

Others are busy with their own religions and, so, I should be concerned with my Savitri Era Religion. The biggest convenience is that there are no rituals or mythologies to nurture. It's a modern-liberal mentality with lots of intellectual and aesthetic resources to fall back on.

Tiruchirappalli is in news. It's from here that the epochal #FiveDreams Manifesto of Sri Aurobindo was broadcast on August 14, 1947 a few hours before the Tryst with Destiny speech was delivered by Nehru in Delhi. There are two versions, a long and a short incarnateword.in/cwsa/36/the-fi

Howsoever slender, some amount of awareness is percolating through the social media and it's not possible for the young people to dismiss Sri Aurobindo altogether as was the situation in the last century. But without curricular support, self-effort is necessary to read his books.

Monday, January 01, 2024

Reserve 2024 for reading Sri Aurobindo

 Collated X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

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

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


There are clear signs that the ideologies of dominant political parties are floundering. That's a big hope for 2024, even though it may not translate into favourable election results. However, an iota of intellectual superiority can go a long way. Indians, surely, deserve better!

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are outside any institutional control or ownership. Initially one may be attached to some Centre or a School but the secret is to treat The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as your own and discover their myriad facets. Rituals and celebrations help but are a bar!

Confining The Mother & Sri Aurobindo to their biographical limit is an error. They are the one Supreme Divine and are always present. Etching this fact on one's mind is the responsibility of everyone for freedom from mythology and rituals and right guidance to younger generation.

Not to be able to accept The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine and attraction for other gods or gurus is a weakness. It has to be offered to them as such, with a constant prayer as to how to overcome it. I haven't faced any such problem during the last sixty years.

Many sincere devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo feel revulsion towards Savitri Era Religion as it can't be validated by their writings. But my lived experience of the last sixty years duly documented during the past two decades is no less significant than Ambedkar or Periyar.

Discovering The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the one Supreme Divine is not all that difficult. If one reads their books having a reasonable intellectual background, then their superiority comes to the fore and he or she can't go back to anything else. Easy way to eschew mythology.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo assure that India won't be pushed to a medieval scenario despite the attempt of the dominant ideology of the day. Other political parties lack intellectual wherewithal to fight for such a prospect. Only Savitri Era Party and Savitri Era Religion can do.

Most intellectuals haven't read the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and are busy spreading falsehood and ignorance. As Director of Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), I have been disseminating the Integral perspective through two dozen blogs since 2005.


Reading The Life Divine, The Human Cycle, The Secret of the Veda, and The Future Poetry can transform the intellectual landscape of anyone. Yet thousands of books are being published without any reference to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Indians must rise to this celebral challenge

Sri Aurobindo started publishing his mature works in August 1914 and 2024 is the right moment to be conversant with them. Reading them amounts to collaboration with the Earth's consciousness for descent of the Supramental light and force. Savitri is an invocation for Immortality.

People haven't read Sri Aurobindo's books because no one has told them to do so. Schools and colleges have been responsible for this. Media and the political parties are also complicit. But the role of the modern-day gurus in keeping Sri Aurobindo at bay is the most reprehensible

Reserve 2024 for reading Sri Aurobindo. This is an opportunity of the lifetime. The contours of his intellectual and aesthetic landscape is varied and full of wonders. The whole world and the whole universe will suddenly become so familiar and approachable incarnateword.in/cwsa