Monday, July 15, 2019

Limits will be set by Him

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Sri Aurobindo was a fast writer n couldn't revise most of his texts. I appreciate the editors' work in the 2009 complete works. However, I don't use the revised Savitri (1993) n I don't appreciate anyone using it. I use the 1950-51 unrevised edition.
I am not talking of Sri Aurobindo’s revision of Savitri (1950-51 text). 1993 edition was revised by 2 of his disciples. Many of us don't accept that revision of Sri Aurobindo’s original Savitri . RYD has got Sri Aurobindo's text reprinted by a Delhi publisher. Huge controversy.
The now available Savitri (1993) is not entirely Sri Aurobindo's text. I wish all to use Sri Aurobindo's text which first came out in 1950-51 in 2 volumes. Contact RYD for Sri Aurobindo's original text. Or collect it frm a library.

it's always a joy & privilege for me to be in the company of Aurobindo devotees, I love this openness, & flexibility of thinking in both of u, that I see in rishi Himself, something miserably absent in a few of His followers though, but that is also by His will I presume

After He kneads you will also become flexible like us..don’t worry 🤣🤣🤣 our dealings are with Master..each of us..and at each level the Dharma most suited for that stage of development...limits will be set by Him, not by opinion of people..

58) Hymns 372 - 377 (Verses 3,780 - 3,805): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 05, Sukta 018 to 023 (including hymns on the fulfillment of the soul); with #SriAurobindo's words on the true psychological significance of Indra

Hey, I just signed the petition "Devotees and admirers of Sri Aurobindo: Deport Peter Heehs and his supporters from India" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Thanks! RY

“True tolerance must not only make distinctions but also connections. These connections must find their place in a hierarchical structure. It’s not just a matter of connections between the essential & nonessential but also between the whole and the parts” -Panikkar

Another #Nalanda denier found. Meet @AudreyTruschke, a privileged White women, apologist for #Aurangzeb's crimes against Hindus & Sikhs, lecturing me abt bigotry. Edward Said's orientalists hv descended on Bharat to echo Pakistan's Islamist propaganda. cc. @NioZenji @AsYouNotWish
The single point mission of her writings is to whitewash Indian truth and create an alternative history that buttresses the fake narrative of Islamists of South Asia. Her shoddy scholarship  unfortunately is promoted by Indians.

The evidence behind the Islam-killed-Buddhism-at-Nalanda narrative is paper thin, although the bigotry behind it is formidable. See my article below for more.
#SpoilerAlert - Library burning and Muslims wiping out Indian Buddhism allegations are dubious

Is population explosion truly religion based? Question needs honest reply. Attached map disproves this fallacy. Northern states are bursting forth. It's visible to naked eye when driving in those states. Not religion but politics is harming India more

At Tripuri, Congress Socialist Party, led by Acharya Narendra Dev & Jai Prakash, struck a death-blow to Subhas Chandra Bose by abstaining. Internally, the Bengal revolutionary wing of CSP led by Jogesh Chatterji fought against this CSP decision tooth&nail:

Many of the current controversies over transgender rights and identities derive from false beliefs, explains the author and academic Susan Stryker. Here she selects five excellent contemporary trans titles with depth, complexity and heart

This gender war that is being waged in the west trickling to our land, is one my recurring nightmares. With a billion population, imagine how quick we will be mutated to zombies if this fad pushes aside genuine transgenderism and takes front stage.

“Chandrayaan-2 project will be India’s first planetary mission led by women—design engineer Vanitha Muthayaa & mission director Ritu Karidhal.”
All the best !

if only someone actually read P.N. Oak... but even the most ardently logical communist historians can't rebutt half of the 108 proofs Oak has given for Taj Mahal being a misappropriated building... if only RWers read P.N.Oak .. if only ...

My piece today counters Rana Safvi’s lazy history, argues she’s taken facts selectively & that the Mughal empire was extortionate, nasty, economically stagnant and a nightmare for its citizens to live in. The British were MUCH better

What if an author absolves a real plagiarist who has lifted chunks of material from him or her without proper acknowledgement? Does the author’s absolution, like a papal bull, wash away the ‘sin’ of plagiarism?, asks @MakrandParanspe,
An eloquent piece on MP @MahuaMoitra &plagriarism. An eloquent&excellent piece! Kudos Dr. @MakrandParanspe for writing this! Hv always enjoyed your articles,despite not agreeing with them at times(totally agree with this one tho). @Iyervval Give it a read
Of Mahua Moitra and Plagiarism | As someone who takes plagiarism very seriously and often warn young, upcoming writers about pitfalls of ‘lifting’, I am glad ⁦@MakrandParanspe⁩ has written this essay on plagiarism and thus started a conversation.

In his new book on Aryan Invasion debate, Shrikant Taligeri refers to @KalavaiVenkat as "the racist-casteist Hindu activist Kalavai Venkat". Despite my problems with Kalavai, I find this does not belong in a research book.
Emotions --> Ad Hominem --> Book loses credibility

Many thanks for such a principled stand which will go a long way in cleaning the public sphere.
I think, the govt is following a well thought out approach. It has its own experts and analysts and let's rely upon them.
Everyone's opinion will obviously vary but Bengali victimhood clouds the overall picture. However, only one opinion matters in the matter: that's of Sri Aurobindo. Accepting his insights with humility is the only sane option. Emotions and arguments have no place before it. Thanks
Savitri Era Learning Forum: It's literally the edge of our collective knowledge @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014. #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Preserving faith at the Dakshineshwar Kali temple

Telegraph India-20 hours ago
Some were recognisable — Khudiram, Preetilata, Madhusudan Dutt, Kabir, Krishna, Jesus, Kazi Nazrul, Mahavir, Rishi Aurobindo... I had to read the names of ...

Literary lion

The Statesman-07-Jul-2019
Kudos to Sutradhar for bring out this book in these changing times. After all, SriAurobindo had rightly said, “Bankim created a language, a literature and a nation ...

Mental health programme launched at 15 Puducherry government ...

Times of India-11-Jul-2019
PUDUCHERRY: Sri Aurobindo Society in collaboration with the Directorate of School Education launched a two-day universal positive mental health ...

Friday, July 5, 2019

Stop misrepresentation of Sri Aurobindo

Assorted tweets:

Peter Heehs and his American supporters at the Archives of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, should be packed off to Donald Trump’s country -- read

Peter Heehs Reinstated as Head of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives – Anirjeet
Is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust in Pondicherry bent upon destroying the spiritual legacy of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother?

Some of the  modern Bengali sociologists are allergic to Sri Aurobindo. Reason? Sri Aurobindo asks for a refined life style, which they can't practise. I too can't satisfy the minimum standard set by him. But I don't speak disparagingly of Sri Aurobindo.

Savitri Era Religious Fraternity: Strive for a united, peaceful global society
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) @NathTusar
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

The way @AmitShah is reverberating the Indian Parliament with his forceful and fascinating exhortations replete with the classic Indian Motif, Indian Intellectual Renaissance as envisioned by the giants like Sri Aurobindo is just but round the corner.

Peter Heehs talks to me about 'Godless Spirituality' : ‘It’s possible to be an atheist and practise a religion; many religions get along quite well without gods’

Plain & Simple: Welcome to Peter Heehs 2.0 at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives
Posted by @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (U.P.) on July 1, 2019. #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
It appeared downright blasphemous when Peter Heehs announced in 2008 that [The Aurobindo that interests me is the one who...was able to write a shelf full of books] but his own fetish for them (and lifelong engagement) must be seen as the redeeming factor.
Sri Aurobindo is regularly accused as an escapist and a slew of 'mudslinging' has been documented by Peter Heehs in his book, The Lives of Sri Aurobindo. A masterly work but also famous for its skew. Parts of it are available online free.
Mother's Agenda, edited by Satprem was highly controversial when published without consent of #SriAurobindo Ashram. The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs also generated much heat a decade back. Still, she remains almost unknown in India. Hardly anyone has read her 30 volumes.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville has scores of scholars who have dedicated their lives to research on Sri Aurobindo and allied fields but media including RW journals are fond of giving coverage only to foreigners. This colonial mentality should end and Indians should get chance
Issuing the warning for the nth time in the public interest, especially for the budding Hindutva intellectuals and scholars (a rare species, indeed): Please don't contaminate your understanding of Sri Aurobindo via Danino, Elst, Frawley, or Gautier (DEFG).
Danino, Elst, Frawley, Gautier, and Heehs, though sound sympathetic, are responsible for misrepresenting the message of Sri Aurobindo. (TNM55)
"Sri Aurobindo is uncompromising" Danino tells evocatively "he rejects humanism and all hopes for a more 'moral' human being as shallow and ineffectual, and insists on a fundamental change in human nature as the only hope for the species' survival." But AIT is his Achilles' heel!
Scholars from Ambedkar to Ashis Nandy, from Sita Ram Goel to Arun Shourie are just primers and shouldn't be allowed to be the final template. Even Rajiv Malhotra and S.N. Balagangadhara, Koenraad Elst or Michel Danino fall in the same category. Sri Aurobindo is the finishing coat.
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo can't, definitely, be identified with one nation; they worked for the whole humanity or rather to transcend it. Those who are in love with a muscular representation of Sri Aurobindo's political philosophy are, of course, entitled to such a tunnel vision

K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar's biography of Sri Aurobindo is till date the best one. It is not "hagiography" at all. It is subtly critical n balanced. When d subject's name is Sri Aurobindo one has to be extremely careful. Criticise we must but on bended knees!
Iyengar was a trained critic, got his D.Litt. on Lytton Strachey in 1938. Sri Aurobindo didn't interfere with the interpretations; he just corrected some facts.

Let me tell you as a precis  the mischiefs done by a foreigner who wanted to  sell his book. 1. Can a biography of Sri Aurobindo be written thoroughly in an ironic style? 2. Can a person totally untrained in literature n poetry write a biography of Sri Aurobindo? Unpardonable.

What @peterheehs did is unpardonable. It was also a mediocre work written with bias and malign intent. I don't know what purpose it served.

From the age of fifteen Michel Danino was drawn to India, some of her great yogis, and soon to Sri Aurobindo and Mother. In 1977, dissatisfied after 4 years of higher scientific studies, he left France for India, where he has since been living. #quotes
Michel Danino is an author and historian with works such as the "The Lost River: On The Trail of the Sarasvati" to his credit. Influenced heavily by Sri Aurobindo and The the Mother, he left France for India in 1977, and has been living here ever since. #quoteoftheday

Excellent article on the Sarasvati River and its centrality in Vedic chronology by Michel Danino via @academia

I am deeply humbled and awed by the force of Prof. Michel Danino's essay. Why is this Frenchman so patiently persuading Indians who just don't want to listen? 
Thank you Prof. Danino. You are Indian. More Indian than any of us. Thanks to Aurobindo for inspiring people like you.

The creation of an atmosphere of genuine culture where students are invited to critically explore wider horizons is what is needed but one that is also free of the high-decibel, stereotyped and neo-colonial disparagement of our public intellectuals.

If you have never read  Sri Aurobindo and India’s Rebirth now is the time to get the new release,edited by Michel Danino. Aurobindo warns early enough the need to distinguish reason from a blind imitation of the West, a trap we are falling into.

Begun "Sri Aurobindo & India's Rebirth" by Michel Danino.
Had no idea he was so anglicised, school & college in England from age 8 to 21!
His rediscovery of heritage, yearning for freedom, & passion for  education has shades of conservatism at which today's liberals would flinch.

I have maintained my interest in #Auroville as an experiment of great value, an aspiring laboratory for Sri Aurobindo’s vision of a humanity endeavouring to rise above the ego and its endless greeds, says Michel Danino

Sri Aurobindo’s view of non-violence contrasted with Mahatma Gandhi, explained by Michel Danino. Aurobindo extols older Kshatriya Dharma.

#ExpressOpinion | Only #NarendraModi has understood the idea of Bharat Shakti and is therefore the best instrument to confirm and fulfill Aurobindo’s augury. @MakrandParanspe writes: Modi’s elevation to the post of India’s prime minister in 2014 is a watershed moment for India. @PMOIndia @narendramodi has understood the idea of Bharat Shakti & is therefore the best instrument to confirm & fulfil Aurobindo’s augury.

Savitri Era: Modi as a modern day Ashoka
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Elst cult bashes Oak

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Here & there, Hindus still remind the BJP of the reason for its existence. Some of them have even given up hope that it can ever be shaken from its forgetfulness and its tamasic intoxication with the once-normative doctrine of minority appeasement.

Arif Mohammad Khan articulated Rammohan Roy’s contribution very well. He asked should my identity be that I can instantaneously divorce my wife & can have 4 wives together.Rammohan Roy made a parallel question redundant 4 Hindus (notwithstanding his economic collusion with Brits)

Fascism has much more in common with “progressives” and the Left in its totalitarianism and aim for State control.
Important article.

Liberal Ideology Has Outlived Its Purpose. All Of Us Live In A World Based On Biblical Values: Vladimir Putin

Article 15 should be seen by everyone who believe in a New India, who want to fight caste discrimination. It shows the reality of Indian police system, unlike most of the Hindi movies which create a caricature of a Police officer. Article 15 should be TaxFree. I
One needs extreme honesty, courage & conviction to make a movie like Article15, I watched it yesterday to a packed crowd& every viewer was taken into the harsh reality of rural India by a superb director @anubhavsinha . I good meaningful film after a long long time. 4****

Eminent people strongly support GM technology and the farmers' civil disobedience. See details at and download PDF at Circulate the PDF widely. #KisanSatyagraha

Talked to a girl working in a company and she spoke of the "peer pressure" to drink. "Liberalism" makes predator work easy, and has adverse health affects, particularly for women. Girls who refuse are mocked as "Sati-Savitris." My article:

In "Three Women," Lisa Taddeo tries to take the pulse of American sexuality by immersing us in the lives and hidden desires of her subjects

When the operative principle underlying the Brahma-Kshatra combination was destroyed, it led to the total unravelling of an entire civilization. By Sandeep Balakrishna @dharmadispatch
#quote #IndianCivilization

Those who want things to change, and instill pride for our roots should respect PN Oak than those who bash him. He is more reliable and worthwhile than his bashers. Ignore minor gaps because no one is perfect. I have same respect for PN Oak bashers that they have for PN Oak.
Let us see some views of Koenraad Elst cult that bashes PN Oak. He hates Oak because Oak claimed Taj Mahal is Hindu temple. Elst defended MF Hussain for painting Hindu Gods claiming that is what Hindu culture is all about. He has tendency to find flaws with everyone in Ghar Wapsi
Need to also add that this Elst brigade is also obsessed with proving beef as natural diet of Vedic culture. There is valid reason they will find some reason to hate anyone who doesn't fit their narrative of Sanatan Dharma being anything more than a helpless victim of invasion

क्या सूफी शान्ति का पैगाम लाये थे?: A detailed examination of the fundamentals of Sufism in this #IndicTalks episode in Hindi. I establish that there is no difference between Ulema’s Islam and Sufi Islam at a fundamental level. Both preach Dawa’ and Jihad

Al Biruni (973–1048 CE) used a new method to accurately compute the Earth's circumference, by which he arrived at a value that was close to modern values. He also made use of algebra to formulate trigonometric equations and used the astrolabe to measure angles.

If I told you that Kanada (~600 BCE) had four kinds of atoms, two with mass and two without, and a system where each substance has all these four types, you would say I am joking.
But it is true. Kanada also had laws of motion!

In computer science, Pāṇini–Backus form is a way of notating syntactical features of programming languages. It is named for 4th-century BCE Indian scholar and linguist Pāṇini and John Backus (1924–2007), who further developed the idea 2,400 years later!

Sir Panini definitely pre-dated Euclid. Most probably his life was around 1000 BCE - prior to Zarathushtra and before the Assyrian conquests of Bactria. By 400 BCE Aramaic was the language of Gandhara

There’s nothing wrong with taking a dim view of Aurangzeb or Tipu Sultan if that’s your thing. The problem arises when you start imagining that your Muslim neighbour owes you an explanation for them. [Reup]

I suspect however, that these representational choices flow from the inability or even unwillingness of Indian filmmakers to break the single-issue mold. So #Article15 teases the nuances of caste but is hesitant to address gender seriously even though it is ostensibly about rape.
Yes, #Article15 has a couple strong women characters (both Dalit), but it stops short of engaging with the many ways in which caste itself is gendered. There are absorbing moments in the film, however, when class-within-caste makes an appearance, and those are worth remembering.
Oh, undoubtedly! It's not Newton, or even Gully Boy, but given our current political climate, it's quite incredible it even got made.

Vizag Rocks .. #acrylicpainting #art #vizag #beach now i look at these old rocks anew .. i am getting strongly attached to these lately #oilpainting #biswaalart #realism

24) Hymns 147 - 153 (Verses 1,590 - 1,627): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 01, Sukta 147 to 153 (including the hymns addressed jointly to Mitra-Varuna) with #SriAurobindo's words on how understanding the laws of language-evolution helps in His Vedic interpretation

25) Hymns 154 - 160 (Verses 1,628 - 1,666): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 01, Sukta 154 to 160 (including the glories of Vishnu) with #SriAurobindo's words on some distinctive features of Vedic Sanskrit

Hindutva adherents have become restless and are increasingly loosing patience with Modi govt. This unpredictable turn can be ascribed to the Evolutionary intention outlined in the #FiveDreams of Sri Aurobindo. Many of his followers however remain staunch admirers of Hindutva alas
Educated Indians are under the spell of celebrity culture, thanks to Bollywood and Cricket. Mythology perpetuates a feudal environment and politics runs accordingly. Individuality and rationality must come to fore; Savitri Era Party is confident of ushering in such an atmosphere.
Intellectuals are unable to think in terms of fundamental changes and wrestle with minor reforms or improvements. Evolutionary inevitability announced by Sri Aurobindo gives us the assurance that drastic changes can take place at any moment even without adequate prior arrangements.
VIP VAK: Glaring gaps even in works of Ram Swarup and Sita Ram Goel
Posted by @NathTusar Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (UP): #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Marketime: Allegiance to the constitution concept is flawed
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Not concerned with evaluation of evidence
Feel Philosophy: Fighting against fascists is no less fascist
Posted by Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - since 2005) for eradication of intellectual malnutrition. @NathTusar
Rainbow & the Other: Outrage is contagious; Truth is not

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sri Aurobindo's vision of a world union of free nations

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Tagore, Aurobindo: On Vande Mataram row
Sri Aurobindo was convinced that appeasement of fundamentalism would further whet its hunger for more. He stood for a deeper solution of the Hindu-Muslim tangle. "...Hindu-Muslim unity cannot be effected by political adjustments or Congress flattery.

We continue to add more resources for those interested in Ancient Indian  perspectives on prenatal education. Two new videos have been released  today. See the link below.

Savitri Era Party came into being twelve years back in 2007. Bringing Sri Aurobindo's knowledge to the forefront is possible if his followers form a formidable force to reckon with. Solidarity and concerted action is essential for this lofty goal; Hindutva needs to be jettisoned.
Hindutva votaries are recounting their war in Rediff and Sulekha against Western academia but Savitri Era had other tasks in 2005. Although Ken Wilber had brought Sri Aurobindo to wider notice, his portrayal was underinformed and unsympathetic. Rod Hemsell & @akazlev fought that.
People of India are being manipulated and exploited in various ways and those who are in the know are in the rolls of perpetrators. Deep State and Big Data are calling the shots in connivance with religious predators. The positive agenda of Savitri Era can combat vulnerabilities.
Debates prior to Sri Aurobindo must be understood for locating him properly.
[Where Nietzsche or Emerson say to be more individual, Kant tells us to be more universal – to act according to the same moral law that everyone else should act under. -Amod Lele]

June 25 the date on which #Emergency was imposed is also the birth anniversary of George Orwell, whose landmark novel 1984 was about totalitarianism.
George Orwell was born in Bihar(Motihari) as was JP who became the face of the anti Emergency protests.
Some coincidence this is.
Laloo Yadav who was JP's follower was also from Saran, and the lines JP uttered  for Indira "Singhasan Khali Karo" were by fellow Bihari Ramdari Singh Dinkar. Not to mention George Fernandes won from Muzaffarpur.
Looks like Bihar has a long connection with #Emergency

अनल anala -This word is formed from two words न meaning not, and अलम् meaning enough. So अनल means not enough. This indicates the all-devouring nature of Agni, which is ever dissatisfied. The entire creation can go into the mouth of Agni, but still it's not enough for Agni. 1/4

Only VamaMargi's can defeat global Marxist elites(#falseleft). That's why Shakta's have been at the receiving end for so many centuries. Dakshina Marg can't do it.
Aghora's are the real Vama Margi. Shakta's at large follow Vama Marg. Vama Marg is individualistic. Real Vama Margis are better as lonely. They know & worship death, that's why so many Ugra devatas in the Vama Marg.

Anand Patwardhan’s 'Reason' Is Both Uncomfortable and Reassuring
Anand Patwardhan’s 'Reason', is a lesson in the blood-laden contemporary history of India’s majoritarian metamorphosis.
Some of the facts which unfold are not just baffling, but outright dangerous. | @shahalam13 writes.

Black women’s experiences of violence tend not to be featured on radio or television shows, or in public debates about Peru’s alarming rates of violence against women.

Misc. References:

[PDF] Philosophical Journey: Bridging the Gap
JL Shaw - Journal of World Philosophies, 2019
… I read Indian scriptures and engaged with philosophers and writers such as Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, and Sri Aurobindo. Through them, I had questions such as, “What is the nature of ultimate reality? What …

PI Devi
… Essayists from the most punctual phases of Indian English composition like Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Sri Aurobindo and others were regarding the novel as a report for social change and as a weapon of the nationalistic battle …

JH Coetzer - Journal for Advancing Business Education
… In India and Pakistan there have been several influential thinkers. Aurobindo (1872-1950) wrote about evolution and cyclic dynamic change according to a Hegelian model while building upon the Hindu tradition. Mohammed …

The Ocean of God: On the Transreligious Future of Religions
R Faber - 2019
Page 1. - - - º - Page 2. Page 3. The Ocean of God Page 4. Page 5. The Ocean of God On the Transreligious Future of Religions Roland Faber A. ANTHEM PRESS Page 6. Anthem Press An imprint of Wimbledon Publishing Company …

Postcolonial perspectives on colonial heritage tourism: The domestic tourist consumption of French heritage in Puducherry, India
H Jørgensen - Annals of Tourism Research, 2019
Skip to main content Skip to article …

[PDF] Patterning Intuition with the Fifth Discipline
J Lent
… zero). A similar phenomenon is evident in the distinctive comparison made with respect to the integral theory of Ken Wilber. The theories usefully compared are those of: Aurobindo, Jean Gebser, Jean Piaget, James Fowler. In …

The Psychophysics of Saccidananda - Sri Aurobindo and Vedanta

Using The One And The Many to Reconcile Theology, Philosophy, and Science. by Roger Sawtelle Theory of Everything • Philosophy of Cosmology
The One And The Many Puzzle has been solved and the solution gives us the answer to Western Dualism and the key to the Theory of Everything.

The counterculture astrology of Gavin Arthur

The Wild Hunt-3 hours ago
He influenced D. H. Lawrence, Sri Aurobindo, and E.M. Forster. Carpenter traveled to the US in the 1870s and spent considerable time with Whitman. Hinduism ...

Enter kuteer: Change begins with the name of barracks in Model Jail ...

The Indian Express-24-Jun-2019
... Jawaharlal Nehru, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Sri Aurobindo Ghose and Sardar Vallabhbhai ...

Transforming Indian democracy from infantile to intelligent

The Hindu-24-Jun-2019
(The Indian National Congress used to petition to the colonial rulers to dole out sops, an attitude that was criticised by Sri Aurobindo as “mendicant policy”).

It's time Modi dismantles Congress era's high command culture

News Intervention (blog)-24-Jun-2019
... to implement Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo's vision of a dominant Bharat, spreading its ancient knowledge that the world needs so badly: 'Who am I, ...

In Season 2, Modi needs to deepen India's soft power around ...

Observer Research Foundation-20-Jun-2019
... we have several modern teachers that include Swami Vivekananda, Paramahansa Yogananda and Sri Aurobindo – who have taken Indian scriptures forward, ...

What yoga can teach us

The Hindu-20-Jun-2019
I can see clearly the interconnection between Sri Aurobindo's vision of a world union of free nations, the vision of a spiritualised society, and the vision of integral ...

Bengal is in focus for BJP but HRD minister has no clue of state's history

At a meeting with ministry officials on Auroville Foundation earlier this month, Nishank caught everyone by surprise when he asked, “But who is Sri Aurobindo?”.

'…Or in 50 Years, We'll Become Like Congress': Why Libraries are ...

The volumes on second RSS chief MS Golwalkar, Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, Swami Vivekananda, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, SP Mookerjee, Deendayal Upadhyaya ...

Historically rebellious

The Statesman-14-Jun-2019
Rightly has it been noted that “Sri Aurobindo practised non-cooperation and passive resistance during the Swadeshi movement long before Gandhi”.

Smash the Congress culture

DNA India-13-Jun-2019
... to implement Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo's vision of a dominant Bharat, spreading its ancient knowledge that the world needs so badly: 'Who am I, ...

What Kind of Nationalism Do We Need Today? Exploring Tagore on ...

Economic and Political Weekly-13-Jun-2019
Unlike many 19th century thinkers like Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo who rooted indian cultural unity in canonical texts, Tagore ...

Understanding the Indian right

THE WEEK-10-Jun-2019
While he seeks to trace right wing political and economic beliefs through the writings of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Sri Aurobindo, Nirad C Chaudhuri and ...

Into the mind of the modern-day Chanakya

India Today-08-Jun-2019
Shah's great-grandfather and grandfather had been the nagarsheth of the princely state of Mansa. It is said that the family had also hosted Sri Aurobindo, then ...

Mother's birthday in song and words

Telegraph India-07-Jun-2019
Our teachers read out from the Mother's works in Bengali and English, which included Darshan Messages, which Sri Aurobindo would impart when he met his ...

Evolution, Religion, and Indian Traditions-whose Clash Is It Anyway?

Sri Aurobindo refined these ideas further. His ideas on evolution become explicit by some of his statements he made in various essays, lectures, and interviews.

Goddess of generalisations fails Gandhi and Ambedkar

The Sunday Guardian-01-Jun-2019
Here was the Mahatma who, to use Sri Aurobindo's words, was “a European…in an Indian body”. But Roy, after explaining how Gandhi “has become all things ...

As Modi swears in, read Sri Aurobindo's powerful nationalism speech ...

New Delhi: It was the year 1909. On this very same day (May 30), Indian philosopherSri Aurobindo delivered a fiery speech on nationalism that cemented the ..

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sri Aurobindo’s Shakespeare criticism is unmatched

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Good people in twitter: appreciate the poetry of Sri Aurobindo- Rose of God, Savitri, Sonnets. Appreciate the prose n plays by Sri Aurobindo.
You may not like Sri Aurobindo's world view, but he does not re-tell the Scriptures. He has his own interpretation of them. Besides he goes beyond the Vedic rishis in wisdom. Like, the Vedic rishis could only dream of "descent" n the change of the body. Auro makes it a reality !
I learnt some English only by reading Sri Aurobindo. So everybody becomes strong reading  Sri Aurobindo.
Despite my putting SA in a comparative framework, the Bengali intellectuals have been trying hard to black out Sri Aurobindo by excluding him from the syllabus. Obviously, the resistance is coming from the left intelligentsia.
In Literature, Sri Aurobindo’s Shakespeare criticism is unmatched by any Indian author. In philosophy, he is pushed away by Radhakrishnan, a second hand philosopher. In the field of Education, he stands far ahead of Gandhi. Then why not Sri Aurobindo in d syllabus?
Only in one department of Visva-Bharati ! Very sad !
Gandhi is moral; Sri Aurobindo spiritual. Gandhi is Western; Sri Aurobindo is Indian n Global. Radhakrishnan is not an original philosopher; Sri Aurobindo is an original philosopher. And yet Sri Aurobindo is neglected in the syllabi!  Why ? Ignorance or Politics ?
I think so. In Bengal it is politics. If Sri Aurobindo is there in the syllabus nobody will read the third class left sociologists!

Same here Goutam sir, my  English  improved only after reading Life Divine , Savitri , Synthesis of Yoga etc

It's ignorance and politics together Respected Goutamda... The left intelligensia faces a certain inferiority and security complexes...copying just the western curriculum won't do
The lord is still giving chance till the time when it will became extremely necessary for his blessing to include everything and help man in his necessary evolutionary journey

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The life and mythology around The Mother & Sri Aurobindo has Hitler as a key figure like any epic and this new religion is to replace all other religions. Understanding this basic fact is necessary for right appreciation of their work. Those clinging to Hindutva need to wake up.

Hitler was a secularist. Like most modern Europeans, he saw Christianity (& by extension religion) as obsolete superstition. He valued Catholic institutions such as celibate (as against hereditary) priesthood, perforce recruited from the masses. Count him in for anti-Brahminism.

Europe is in a state of very severe strain at the present moment. I am going to trace the history of Europe to the present day. Then I shall bring-in the major global players who are making history at the present moment and how they impact Europe. We will then know its direction.

Those fond of saying that 'All Religions Are Same' need to revisit their concepts. I trace them down to Time Beliefs to discover that Hindu concept of Time is fundamentally different from Abrahamic concepts of Time. Hindu 'Kaala' is nearest to Science.

#Sanskrit and its Relevance: Who said Sanskrit is a dead language?
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#Leila #DeepaMehta #Netflix
Yet again Deepa Mehta has shown her deep rooted hatred against Hindus through this third rate Netflix series Leila.
Actors look like RSS cadre & building looks like Aurobindo Ashram. What the hell is she trying to prove through it?@RSSorg

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BTW I am also an avid user of those agarbattis :)

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