Comment on "Who Represents the Ashram?" – by a Devotee and Disciple - If anyone has to be blamed for the possibility of a government intervention, it is the Trustees themselves. First, they behave with an absolute authority w...1 day ago
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo play with unseen forces - Reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo leads to better understanding of life and the world. First, knowledge gained through ordinary experience ge...3 days ago
Monday, January 26, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
A kind of froth of irreducibility that rises up from natural selection without ever leaving it to form some sort of other plane (the froth is nothing without constant up-frothing). Culture is ‘what makes life worth living’ for beings self-aware enough to *need* a ‘life worth living.’ It is not what transcends life but what mediates the deadly contradiction of consciousness (something to which we could easily grant various animals to greater or lesser degrees).
Who Represents the Ashram? – The Hornet’s Sting - The other day, while having lunch in the Dining Room, someone asked me if I have done right in going against the Ashram. I was completely taken aback at su...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Even blaming entire religion or followers on the basis of actions of a few of a religion is unsolicited as well. -ks
@Hashestweets excellent new piece on the RSS: A new vision of India, 100 percent Hindu http://t.co/7WiijLWyRp via @BV - wd
Thursday, November 20, 2014
[Morality involves regulating one’s physical and vital desires and impulses by the power of the mental will. Service to others – family, society, country – and other forms of idealism, while helping to discipline and mould human nature, still belong to the mental evolution and are bound by the ego. Exoteric religion serves a purpose in the life of societies to correct collective egoism and provide a support and help to those who have some spiritual devotion. But there is a radical difference between these three approaches to higher life and that of spirituality. Spirituality and yoga depend essentially on a change of consciousness; they reveal to man another realm entirely, beyond the rule of the ego, where one can begin to live more freely and unite with one’s true self.]
Morality, Idealism, Religion and Yoga
The Meaning of Spirituality — Selections from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry Binding: Soft Cover Pages: 174 Price: Rs 80 ISBN: 979-81-7058-037-8
[Spirituality may often be confused with morality, idealism, and religion, which play significant roles in regulating, controlling, and directing the lives of most men. But spirituality, or yoga in its more general sense, is essentially different because it proceeds directly by a change of consciousness and presents a radical new approach to life. This approach, which goes beyond the ego and its exclusive focus on the common habits of the mind, life, and body, reveals to man how to find his true self and seek union with the Divine. The editor has selected passages from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother that define and clarify these fundamental differences and, in the final section, that describe how to prepare for and take up the path of yoga.]
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Avoiding the slightest public homage to Sri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda in spite of knowing their crucial roles in Sri Aurobindo’s and Mother’s sadhana for fear of being branded a religious institution. But regularly commemorating the life and works of Tagore in poignant speeches and emotive presentations, knowing that he had not the slightest role in Sri Aurobindo’s or Mother’s sadhana; knowing that, in the Mother’s opinion, his spiritual attainments were not exceptional and the fame he has gained in the West is only “because his stature does not go beyond the understanding of the Western mind”, whereas “India has far greater geniuses than him in the most varied fields, scientific, literary, philosophic, spiritual”. Posted by General Editor at 9/04/2014 09:45:00 AM
Sunday, August 10, 2014
@SavitriEraParty You must be a covert Anarchist! :-)
Wow, sad to hear @SavitriEraParty say "stand by English". I'm not anti-English at all, but not at the cost of our Prakrits & Sanskrit.
All in all, @SavitriEraParty seems another transparent attempt to hijack Hindu philosophy for Commie policy. Virulently anti-Modi, too.
Only thing @SavitriEraParty takes from Aurobindo is "evolution". Hence the contempt for "mythology". Left only with Hegelian nonsense.
A lot of Bengali Commies are also into some half-baked "Vedanta". Same with @SavitriEraParty
@Parikramah examples also include Anandmargis @SavitriEraParty
@Parikramah Also who decides what Mythology is to be shunned? A large chunk of our history will disappear that way. @SavitriEraParty
Thursday, March 13, 2014
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General EditorMarch 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM Anonymous Comment:
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There we will leave you, then: standing, hands folded and head slightly bowed, before the tomb of