Monday, February 8, 2016

Tilak, Gokhale, Gandhi, Nehru, and Sri Aurobindo

But you have a lot of interest in spirituality and are a follower of Sri Aurobindo, while Nehru was a committed secular person. Was there never a clash in the two approaches?

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There was a divergence rather than a clash. Towards the end of his life, he was a little more appreciative of the ‘Vedanta’—the Upanishads-which are also my main inspiration. As you know Hinduism comes in a whole variety of moods and impulses and manifestation. He was certainly not religious in the strictest sense of the term. But I remember that when he was opening the  Institute at Trombay—which is now the Bhaba Reserach Institute—he referred to the ‘Trimurti’ across at the Elephanta Caves and said that this too was part of our heritage. If you read his Discovery of India you will find that he had very high regard for the Sankaracharaya etc. So, it is not that he was anti-Vedanta. But he somehow felt the rituals and all that were part of the religion were something that did not interest him. So it was not that he was anti-Vedanta. He had written somewhere that the anthropomorphic concept of God was something he found difficult to accept. But there was no conflict because I knew that is his interest and he knew that this is my interest.

    Nehru's Legacy Has Permeated The DNA Of India”

    Outlook-07-Nov-2014
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    The Icon Renaissance

    The New Indian Express-01-Nov-2014
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    When and how the Jawaharlal Nehru began to be addressed as “Panditji” is, indeed, a matter for ... Netaji, for example, got a First, and so did Sri Aurobindo.
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    Sri Aurobindo Ghose: Great Philosopher and Yogi

    Free Press Journal-17-Nov-2015
    Aurobindo set on a path of spiritual learning and evolution by practicing .... the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the then President Rajendra Prasad. Sri Aurobindo Ghose was an Indian Nationalist, philosopher, Yogi, Guru and Poet.
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    Why Nehru Is No Longer An Icon

    Swarajya-15-Nov-2015
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    Marxist historians are perpetrators, not victims of intolerance

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    Now, historians rise against 'intolerance'

    Deccan Herald-29-Oct-2015
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    Dayananda, Aurobindo, Vivekananda and Savarkar: Hindutva's Big ...

    Business Standard-15-Oct-2015
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    An interview with Sudheendra Kulkarni

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    The Hindu

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    Daily Mail-13-Oct-2015
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    Calcutta Telegraph-14-Aug-2015
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    The Hindu

    State celebrates Intl Day of Yoga

    The Shillong Times-21-Jun-2015
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    The Indian Express

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    Zee News-21-Jun-2015
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    Daily News & Analysis-10-Jun-2015
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    Swarajya-07-Jun-2015
    In the same article, Sri Aurobindo further points out that Indian nationalism ... for the emancipation of Dalits and the Nehru-Gandhi high command backtracking.
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    Re-Defining The Significance Of National Icons

    Google (press release)-01-Jun-2015
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    The New Indian Express-16-Jan-2016
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    Oneindia-11-Jan-2016
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    Assam Tribune-13-Dec-2015
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    India Today-04-Dec-2015
    He got in touch with Sister Nivedita and Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He also ... In 1926, his followers set up the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The legacy of the ...
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    Sri Aurobindo Ghose: Great Philosopher and Yogi

    Free Press Journal-17-Nov-2015
    He established contact with Lokmanya Tilak and Sister Nivedita. Aurobindo ... SriAurobindo Ghose was an Indian Nationalist, philosopher, Yogi, Guru and Poet.
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    Hindustan Times-27-Sep-2015
    ... were conspicuous by their absence from the collage which featured, among others, Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, Sri Aurobindo and Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

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    Mainstream-15-Aug-2015
    ... the successes and failures in realising the vision of Swaraj which evolved during the national movement since the days of TilakSri Aurobindo, Gandhi, Nehru, ...
    Story image for Sri Aurobindo tilak from Swarajya

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    Swarajya-14-Jun-2015
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    Dwaraka to Dakshineswar

    The Statesman (press release)-13-Jun-2015
    Political scientists put the “terrorist” leaders of Bengal, Sri Aurobindo, Bal GangadharTilak and Subhas Chandra Bose in this chain of our freedom-fighters who ...
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    Geography, Culture, Rootedness, A Large Heart

    Swarajya-10-Apr-2015
    Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Tilak, Gandhi, Savarkar, Ambedkar. .... In this definition, Sri Aurobindo explicitly states that Hinduism is so-called because of the ...
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    Bhagavad Gita is a formidable weapon against Adharma

    Niticentral-05-Sep-2014
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    Individuals and institutions

    The Hindu-23-Jun-2014
    The BJP manifesto of 2009 said: “Leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi and others who spearheaded the ...
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    IBNLive

    Poet Modi

    Indian Express-08-Apr-2014
    It later talks of the Freedom Struggle making a mention of Vallabhbhai Patel this time besides Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo and Subhas ...

    India needs another Vivekananda

    Daily Excelsior-13-Jan-2014
    ... which brought men of sterling eminence like Gandhi and Tilak to the scene. It is pertinent to recall what Sri Aurobindo said: “British rule has been the record ...
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    Congress is not a party of Indians

    NitiCentral-15-Jul-2013
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    Aurobindo, Vivekananda and Gandhi too oxymorons?

    The New Indian Express-15-Jul-2013
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    Marxist intellectuals appropriate pre-Gandhian freedom fighters

    NitiCentral-27-Apr-2013
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    Remembering a guru

    The Hindu-16-Aug-2012
    ... contacts with public figures such as Lokmanya Tilak and Sister Nivedita. ... Well-versed in both Indian and European cultures, Sri Aurobindo was proficient in English ... The central theme of Sri Aurobindo's vision is the evolution of human life ...

    Why a Frenchman built a Bhavani & Shivaji museum

    Daily News & Analysis-12-Feb-2012
    ... in Haridwar) which Sri Aurobindo and Lokmanya Tilak wanted to build in Maharashtra 100 years ago. The VIPs then inaugurated three exhibitions: a miniature ...
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    Memoirs of a Hindutva hawk

    Rediff-29-Dec-2005
    We asked our cadres to believe in heroes of the nation like Lord Ram, Lord Krishna, Sri Aurobindo, Lokmanya Tilak and Ramakrishna Paramhans. To some ...