Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sri Aurobindo arrives, Peter Heehs leaves

General Editor TLOSA Looks like "guru4s", "Naadkhula", "Nirpinder" are all friends of Peter Heehs or his own aliases. Wake up Heehs, you cannot break the law and expect to get away with it!
Nirpinder Aulakh He writes on the history of violence in India's fight for freedom
Bharat Vij - Completing Books or gathering of their material can take a long time.  India should just extend his visa as a good sport - since, his case has gone all the way to the HM.  Just some graciousness in this age of close US-India relations!

Tweets rupa subramanya  @RupaSubramanya My pc today more interesting than "scoup". Shld Peter Heehs be treated differently from othr frgners denied visas?
rohit sahoo  @tutuRohit The Mother & Her Son Andre Morisset. Shared by Divine Blessings of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother. to subscribe visit... http://fb.me/Vs2yRqsw
Pradeep Maheshwari  @PKDEL Posted in my group Significance of Flowers. The meanings were given to flowers by The Mother of Sri Aurobindo... http://fb.me/UHSegSrO
Digna Rotty  @Dignaumk Auroshikha Aurobindo Traditional Incense - MATTIPAL FLORA 10 gms - Sri Aurobindo Ashram: The ancient art of maki... http://amzn.to/HLKqgo
0 @qivorur The Life Divine (Hardcover): Sri Aurobindo's principal philosophic work, a theory of spiritual evolution culmina... http://amzn.to/wwwi4b
 @eralokeraw Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo's Teaching & Method of Practice (Paperback): Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo's Teachin... http://amzn.to/HHPMNb
Vikram Anand  @AnimatedVikram - @GoutamBhattach1 If you read Sri Aurobindo's secret of Vedas, he argues that the super human knowledge of Vedas have not passed to us.  In reply to Goutam Bhattacharjee
Michelle Kaminski  @TransHathaYoga Remember why u came. Find your soul, recover your hidden self. In silence seek God's meaning in your depths... -Sri Aurobindo
Molly Rowan Leach  @malirowan Knowledge is the foundation of a constant living in the Divine. -SriAurobindo
santosh krinsky  @santoshk1 Sri Aurobindo. spiritual essential change of consciousness, not surface manipulation of Mind & Reason, that alone can transform & uplift Life
Gautam Chikermane  @gchikermane As one who has read the book (The Lives of Sri Aurobindo), I can say that it's unlikely ever to be surpassed: Ram Guha 3 Apr
Gautam Chikermane  @gchikermane No one knows more about Sri Aurobindo's life than Heehs, no one has done more to preserve his works: Ram Guha 3 Apr

Chidambaram won't allow US historian to stay in India Hindustan Times - Aloke Tikku, Hindustan Times New Delhi, April 04, 2012 00:46 IST
Home minister P Chidambaram is unlikely to reverse the order rejecting US historian  and author of The Lives of Sri Aurobindo, Peter Heehs’ visa. Government sources said the Puducherry Foreigner Regional Registration Officer’s decision on the historian’s visa had more to do with violations of norms than his intellectual work.
“Heehs’ visa had expired last year, but was allowed to continue staying in India pending disposal of his representation,” a government source said. “It is not as simple a case as it has been made out to be.” Heehs was told to leave India before April 15 after considering the views of the state governments and security agencies. [Posted by General Editor at 4/04/2012 07:34:00 AM]

Mr. Heehs has written extensively on modern Indian history and religion, but some Hindu fundamentalists have objected to his book about Sri Aurobindo, a freedom fighter and spiritual leader who died in 1950. They say the book, which was ...kkk

Economics Journal: Should India Relax its Visa Rules? Wall Street Journal (blog) April 4, 2012, 9:00 AM IST By Rupa Subramanya
So Eurowailers, Ameriwhiners, I hope you have a tough time getting an Indian visa; I have always had a tough time getting yours.” So tweeted Indian writer Jerry Pinto late last week. The feisty Mr. Pinto was reacting to a column by writer and politician Shashi Tharoor, who was arguing that India’s bureaucratic and unfriendly visa procedures were damaging its image abroad.
In a related vein, historian and journalist Ramachandra Guha on Monday went to bat for American historian Peter Heehs. Mr. Heehs, a noted specialist on the philosopher and mystic Sri Aurobindo, was at the time of writing in danger of being kicked out of India after nearly 40 years here. Fortunately for Mr. Heehs he has friends in high places. A distinguished group of writers and politicians, including Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, wrote to Home Minister P. Chidambaram asking for a review of his case. With such high powered support it seems unlikely that Mr. Heehs will in fact be deported. The case raises many difficult questions. The fact that some devotees found Mr. Heehs’s work “blasphemous” is at the root of his current difficulties. But at least he has powerful allies…
Even the U.S. and Canada, possibly the two most integrated economies in the world, with a shared history and culture, have recently tightened controls at their borders rather than loosening them as many economists have been urging for decades. Should national borders be loosened? Economics points one way, politics and security another. Rupa Subramanya writes Economics Journal for India Real Time. You can follow her on Twitter @RupaSubramanya.

from: Viswa viswa.ghosh@gmail.com [SBICitizen] It feels so rejuvenating to think of a society where every individual is healthy, educated and aware, positive-thinking, full of energy and “gung-ho” spirit. But in its place we have created a society of rigid hierarchies, fossilized divisions between those who live in 15-storie mansions and those who live on the pavements. Viswa

Mind, involution & evolution Times of India Georges van Vrekhem Apr 4, 2012, 12.00AM IST
The universal scheme behind terrestrial evolution may, in Sri Aurobindo's view, be outlined as follows. There is the silent Brahmn, the Ineffable, which can only be known by the highest spiritual experience. One and the same is the active Brahmn which ... 
All the (typal) worlds are on the Earth, and to imagine a clean cut or irreconcilable difference between them is ignorance: 'here and not elsewhere, not by going to some other world, the divine realisation must come'. But this is another matter. From Evolution, Religion and the Unknown God.

Intuition and Reason « Sri Aurobindo Studies Sri Aurobindo points out that: “…even if the mind became predominantly an intuitive mind reliant upon its portion of the higher faculty, the co-ordination of its ...

Saraswathi: What is homeopathy? - gibgnab.blogspot.com - by Saraswathi Mukkai - It reinforced many of the concepts of Sri Aurobindo as illustrated by Sri Karmayogi. Some of the concepts are: Infinity behind the finite (1 drop of the remedy cures the disease); Consciousness pervades everything (the memory of water); Our ...

integralmusings So in envisaging the future possibilities we have to take into consideration not only the perceptions of the futurists thinkers of the “secular” schools of thought, but also insights of spiritual thinkers and prophets like Sri Aurobindo and ...

Two day Orientation Program on Magic and Logic of Sanskrit karmayog.in - Friends, you will be happy to note that Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), a project of Sri Aurobindo Society, is going to hold a two-day...

Books | Integral Library Sri Aurobindo: Savitri: a Legend and a Symbol v.1.2: epub mobi. The Life Divine v.1.1: epub mobi. The Upanishads v.1.0: epub mobi. The Synthesis of Yoga ...

Sandeep April 2, 2012 at 11:49 am stumbling mystic: It’s hard for me to understand why someone who was educated in England, had exposure to the progressive movements, must have interacted with liberated Englishwomen, and whose parents were not traditional Hindus but atheists, would come back to India and have a really conventional traditional marriage to a woman who was half his age (he was 28, she was 14).
You are making several assumptions in this passage. It is not known if he had any exposure to liberated Englishwomen. In fact, women were not admitted to King’s College until 1972! See http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/archive-centre/college-archives/constructing.html
“The twentieth anniversary of women’s admission in 1992 was also celebrated with a seminar which looked forward to a greater role for women in the College and outside, as well as recollecting the past.”
Even if Sri Aurobindo wanted to marry an Indian woman of his age and education, he would not have found one because they would all have been married. In Hindu society a hundred years ago, it was considered abnormal and inauspicious to have an unmarried daughter in the house past the age of fourteen.
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