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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Paul Richard wrote the first hagiographic account of Sri Aurobindo's life

While the Congress Party has seen its domination in the states and in the center erode of late — it lost power in the 1970s following Indira's emergency ... Page 160 The Substance of Aurobindian Hagiography
Paul Richard (husband of Mirra Richard) wrote the first recognizably hagiographic account of Aurobindo's life when he published a highly laudatory speech in his book Dawn Over Asia.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Aware of the objection of “furtiveness” the author...": 
Sri Aurobindo certainly has no need for CUP's prestige to enhance His standing. Furthermore, a person could have his book published from a so-called prestigious university and yet have the intent to damage the reputation of the subject. The perfect example is Jeffrey Kripal with his book on Sri Ramakrishna in which he tries to impute motives of homosexual pedophilia as the well-springs of the love of that Master for his "boys". Could anything be more derogatory? And yet it is published from a "prestigious" Western/European academic institute. 
If I could play the prophet, if for nothing else then just for our mutual amusement, I would predict that you will eventually see the prestige of this Wall-Street + Fossil-Fuel based civilization crumble and along with it the prestige of CUP as well into the dust. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Open Forum at 8:39 PM, October 19, 2010

Mirror of Tomorrow Re: Peak Oil and the Collapse of Industrial Civilization
by Anonymous on Mon 27 Sep 2010 08:17 AM IST  |  Permanent Link
I am certainly concerned with the issues you mentioned, but the terminal decline in oil production of which we are just at the cusp will have more "devastating" effects than possibly anything the human race has ever experienced. Deforestation, overfishing, and massive waste production have all been made possible through the availability of cheap energy, mainly oil. The nations are desperate to drill for oil near the North Pole because of the declining availability of the resource. Many argue that climate change has been greatly exacerbated because of the emissions produced by the burning of fossil fuels. It is estimated that about five billion people are able to exist only because of cheap oil.
Declining birth rates won't do the trick, but the effects of the downslope of global oil production and all the resulting problems related to it, namely financial collapse, food and water shortages, and grid failure and the human toll of these problems WILL destroy European civilization, just as they will destroy American civilization and completely reshape the world as we know it. In a purely mental way I see this period of epochal transition as a brilliant opportunity for a widespread evolution of human consciousness, free at last from the suffocating influences of capitalism, television, mainstream media, government propaganda, religious tyranny and the tamas resulting from over-reliance on technology. Reply

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