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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Vivekananda is the vital link between Bankimchandra and Sri Aurobindo

First and foremost, we must not neglect the symbolic value of any donation: adhering to the Sri Aurobindo theater campaign (allowing for the first time in the world the representation of one of His theatrical plays), means taking part in a concrete action on the material level, at the service of the Opus. Crowdfunding for the theatre of Sri Aurobindo https://t.co/m34thVC7Ha

30th April 1908: Prafulla Chaki & Khudiram Bose threw a bomb on d carriage Magistrate Kingsford at Muzzafarpur. Bose was swiftly executed. Tilak, writing in the Kesari, defended the heroes & called for immediate Swaraj. He was convicted & sent to Mandalay https://t.co/h7WkhxPrFb
https://twitter.com/Gopanarya/status/991103561718226944?s=19

Most Indians r heart centered & all it takes is some smooth talk & clever image building. Vivekananda lamented condition of Indians when he toured India. We were & to a gr8 extent still r shrivelled shrunken embodiments of weakness & incapacity. Y Sri Aurobindo stressed SHAKTI.🙏
https://twitter.com/viryavaan/status/990984067003899909?s=19

Indian Psychology - online course starts on 2nd June 2018 - Sign up NOW (elearn@gnosticcentre.com)  https://t.co/BHiTwg374l

A few Universities run courses including IGNOU @ignouonlinehelp but Sri Aurobindo is best understood through self-study. Besides, sensitising people on respecting difference and diversity is an important task for which online acts hit the nail on the head. https://t.co/fQ544eJNOR

So Far I have explored only his ideas on nationalism, education and culture.  Can you suggest books which explains his ideas on evaluation, universalism, spirituality etc.,

[Marxists are one of many cadre based organisations that have always evaded question of caste in our society. Burying one’s head in sand and pretending that this huge social disparity doesn’t exist will not yield anything. Marxists never understood this.] https://t.co/XowIqQMY6S

The present generation should realise that it can rethink and write a new Constitution taking into consideration current realities and global imperatives. Many errors institutionalised in 1950 can be rectified and a new order in the form of Federation of India can reshape future.

Panel discussion on Protest Music dovetails into opposing political leaders and it's interesting to hear politics in Sri Aurobindo Centre itself. So politics is ubiquitous! @SACACIndia Beyond the Present @Leeterature @toxicslink @Mixtapelive https://t.co/JOzNPqlLdP

I have tended to look at Aurobindo, RL Kashyap and to an extent Vidyarthi. And Vamadeva Shastryji of course.. I spent 15 yrs acquiring a college education and now, after 30 years I realize that I will need 15 more years to master the Vedas

My work (which is ongoing) leads me to the conclusion that IVC is likely 3-5000 years AFTER Vedic culture. The details include refs to texts, paleoclimate studies and radioisotope findings of IVC region river "Saraswati

If you read Vedic scholars outside of Griffiths/Muller etc - horse and cow do not mean horse and cow literally. I suggest Aurobindo and RL Kashyap - both in English. Grifiths Muller mistranslated Sayana's work. Sayana himself had strayed off earlier works by others (Yaska IIRC)

90% of Indians who learn about Aryan "invasion"/"migration" miss the woods for the trees. They fret about the migration part which is unimportant. What led to the rewriting of our history was the claim that the language came to India from somewhere. This can be disproved -cont'd

A beautifully written piece people. Read and spread. Tears Tony Joseph a new one for detecting Y chromosome in women. And my 4 hoaxes article is part of the refs. 👍👍 https://t.co/tfWLDkNrx6

No my point is all the genetic dates may well be 100% correct. Just don't connect them up with linguistics. If you must do that - go the whole hog and look at all the linguistic evidence and do not cherry pick. This is my rebuttal - see link https://t.co/6ZOC6oeI3l

This is true in science as well - given competing hypothesis. 
Now think about it: One's "bias" is based on what one believes & belief gets pulled into what used to be science. If you "believe" AIT you will be pro-AIT because your belief, not objectivity defines your mind.

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/yLoidDohmX 03 Richard Hartz_AVR-SACAR_Vedanta–In the Light of Sri Aurobindo

The Historical Imperative of the Development of the World-State https://t.co/d8AlOgd5B0

@ArunudoyB This whole baul tradition of undivided bengal, in which Hindu/muslim identities never mattered,only mysticism mattered, is a syncretism of Gaudiya Bhakti Darshan with Tantric Deha Tattva, Kundalini etc. This is the beauty of bengali culture. Divergebnt streams merge here.

And you are as usual attempting to justify the hatred manufactured in the BJP-RSS ecosystem. 
It is the hatred that is the center of their politics and their attempt to homogenize. Any one who loves their culture will oppose it and that opposition can be detrimental for India

No. History of that period cannot be viewed as a battle between Hinduism and Islam. It was about Kingdoms and people.

May go through 📚 by Shyam Kumari , a very good writer from Sri Aurobindo Ashram,pondycherry,titled “How they came to Sri Aurobindo & d Mother “! She was kind enough to accept my suggestion of printing d stories in a 📖 form!
https://twitter.com/Sanjays81301051/status/990896410408116227?s=19

I feel it's difficult to turn to SA if one has already not been through a journey. I see that almost all his disciples were already into some form of spirituality when they mey him. He provides a syntheisis so tbst mind can rest and heart awakens. Maybe Mother is simpler.

Sri Aurobindo had the mettle to reduce me from a hyper-intellecualized-adwaitin-nearly-buddhist to a simple aspiring bhakta, without even meeting me. That is the thing that makes me bow down to him.

They found the new Tufail.
https://t.co/tYA7nqxGEx
https://twitter.com/wassuupp12/status/990889538435284995?s=19

Kuhn said, [science itself evolves and is far from absolute; must be understood the context in which its theories are created.] Feyerabend rejected [existence of universal methodological rules.] Randall Collins probed [intellectual networks and their inner divisions & conflicts.]

[arithmetic is far beyond all effective theories. It is important to understand that mechanism is a vaccine agents reductionism.] [Both Changeux and Connes remain still Aristotelians, but the contradiction becomes apparent as they think deep indeed.] -Bruno Marchal, Apr 17, 2018]

Gandhi had  said correctly or incorrectly that Hindus are cowards. They easily get bullied. Hindu BJP politicians in power are worse, get bullied more easily. Gandhi though never saw Hindu BJP politicians in power!

Don't add me to a Hindutva group; I am a Hindu, not comfortable in the company of Hindus who do not or cannot go a step further than slogans and posters. Don't add me to a liberal group; I am not... https://t.co/K1123wKFfx

The beauty of a free market lies not in its morality but in the fact that it provides an equal opportunity to all, sellers and buyers alike, to be immoral. However, what is immoral is a grey area, too: not... https://t.co/DEhoubrf6P

अछूत जातियों का निर्माण 1911 में अंग्रेजों ने किस प्रकार किया सच्चाई का खुलासा ध्यान से पढ़ें https://t.co/WhtILmdktF

"खुद को दलित कहना आत्महत्या के समान है"
जिन सरकारी संस्थानों स्मारकों व पार्कों के नाम में दलित शब्द जुड़ा है बेहद दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण लज्जाजनक व शर्मनाक है इससे भारत की छवि बिगड़ती है इसको तुरंत हटाया जाए। https://t.co/IAMW26Oafd
https://twitter.com/shantprakash/status/990559672057839616?s=19

'This is really dangerous situation,' says BJP MP Udit Raj on mass conversion of Dalits to Buddhism https://t.co/Rp1E01D7hg

Two articles, one by @arvindneela (https://t.co/ooVVqjGRqo) and another by @aalokelab (https://t.co/pZMoIGjBgL), that must be read. Right now. TOTAL annihilation of the nonsensical and grotesque piece so enthusiastically peddled by the Print recently.

The Divine Mother, or as she is known more widely, the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram: https://t.co/DGSsHuVmeH

India Should Reclaim Buddha's Philosophy and Vipassana to Build Soft Power https://t.co/xlVbqHHFTO via @thewire_in

Eight Facts Communists Hide About Marx. Here are 8 facts you should know about the man who undeniably made a great dent in human history.  https://t.co/gQ3UvOzORA via @swarajyamag

An Indic Renaissance Is Far From Complete - Swarajya

https://swarajyamag.com/magazine/an-indic-renaissance-is-far-from-complete
11 hours ago - In a fascinating document called Bhawani Mandir, that Sri Aurobindowrote in Baroda in 1905, we can glean clues of what we need to do, not only to regain our lost heritage, but how to build a more glorious future. Citing Japan's example, Aurobindo tells us that our best opportunity lies in revitalisation of our ancient spiritual ...
We must not forget that it is Swamiji who is the vital link between Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, the poet of Vande Mataram, and Aurobindo. Vivekananda, thus, is the key to the process of India’s reawakening. - Makarand Paranjape

 

Sonia Gandhi to Sooni Tata, Mother Teresa, a new book examines the ...

Firstpost-27-Apr-2018
Even a woman like Mirra Alfassa — who helped found the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville township, and stayed in (then) Pondicherry from the 1970s, travelled the world. She went to Japan, North Africa... Travel imparted the mental flexibility needed to perform with poise the identity acrobatics demanded of the Indian ...

Interpreting Hegel's India

Economic and Political Weekly-19-Apr-2018
This would require some amount of rigorous substantiation through a reading of Hegel and the Gita, but rather what is to be found are references to the works of Vishwanath Prasad Varma's The Political Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo (which can hardly be considered to possess a rigorous discussion of Hegel's politico-ethical ...

Things to do in Mumbai today

Mumbai Mirror-17-Apr-2018
He teaches Integral Psychology at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Pondicherry, and is the director of the Indian Psychology Institute. At this session, he will focus on Sri Aurobindo's Vedic understanding of reality as an evolving manifestation of consciousness, which provides a perspective on the future ...

Madurai Today

The Hindu-28-Apr-2018
Sri Aurobindo Study Forum: Discourse on Sri Aurobindo's 'Life Divine' by Subramany, Auro Lab, Veerapanjan, 10 a.m.

[PDF] The History and Patterns of Education, Evolution of Schools and the Role Played by the Educational Institutions in India - S Karnel
… expanded and by which one can stand on one's own feet”. Sri Aurobindo viewede education as, “helping the growing soul draw out that is in itself.” According to Rabindranath Tagore, “Education is that which makes one's life …
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Hi Avtar, thats a very interesting view and surely needs serious consideration! We should perhaps think of consciousness, matter and energy as different phases of the same primordial entity. Consciousness is like gas, energy is like liquid and matter is like solid.

Best,
Kushal.

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 9:33 PM, 'Asingh2384' via Sadhu-Sanga Under the holy association of Spd. B.M. Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. wrote:
Just as at the critical point state, solid, liquid, and vapor states are no longer distinguishable, at the Zero Point State of the universe mass/energy/space/time (physicality or non-physicality, zero or inifinity or any numbers) are no longer separable and exist as a wholesome entity which is eternal, omnipresent, and all-inclusive reality of the implicate order of the universal laws or cosmic consciousness.
 Best Regards
Avtar 


My article in Times of India regarding Swarna Bharat Party, India’s only liberal party https://t.co/F64uWf8DET

People of India are too tolerant; we need to have a peaceful movement with civil society playing large role to awaken & churn the Politicians bureaucrat nexus. Unfortunately AAP has failed. Still no leader in sight. Droves of intelligent leaving country won't help
https://twitter.com/MistSunny/status/966904420691668993?s=19

My email to Sagarika Ghose about the meaning of liberalism https://t.co/IuZBiJoDgw #swarnabharatparty

Liberalism in #India – a reading list https://t.co/NiS8NRKAHx #liberty
S.P. Aiyar wrote perhaps the best article on Indian liberalism that I’m aware of: The Concept of Liberalism and its Relevance for India (I published it online at the India Policy Institute around 20 years ago).
But there are many other readings worth looking through. I’m listing a few of these – in no particular order:
Whiggism in India by GANESH PRASHAD Banaras Hindu University, published in Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 3 (Sep., 1966), pp. 412-431. Word version.
Liberalism in India by Manish, G. P.; Rajagopalan, Shruti; Sutter, Daniel; White, Lawrence H., Econ Journal Watch . Sep2015, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p432-459. 28p. Word version.   (I take a particularly dim view about this article – very poor scholarship).
SANJAY SONAWANI’S WORK
After 20 years of failure to make any dent on Indians’ psyche with the message of liberty and good governance – so deeply immersed their mind is in their narrow identities of caste, religion or region – I’ve come to the (reluctant) view that we need to strengthen the nationalist focus of our liberal message.
Liberalism and nationalism are often at logger heads. Potentially, these two ideas are irreconcilable.
But the practical reality is that Indians, in particular, are perhaps the most collectivist group of people in the world. They do not easily seem themselves as individuals first and foremost. Their identifies are completely subsumed by some ethnic, regional or religious category.
So, I’ve come to the view that we should mix the least dangerous of collectivisms with the message of liberty. The least dangerous is perhaps nationalism, although that can deteriorate into fascism if it is allowed to further mix with religion.
The best collectivism is America’s pride in being “the land of opportunity”. The statue of liberty represents this idea of a nation whose sole purpose is to defend liberty.
So if we shift SBP’s message towards this – India as a great melting pot, the goal of becoming the greatest land of opportunity – then we could hopefully avoid the dangerous elements of nationalism and awaken the sleeping Indians who are slipping far behind the leading nations of the world.
I am proposing (this needs to be tested on the ground) that we start with a collectivist ultra-nationalist message that rejects small thinkers (those who focus on caste/religion/region). Then we move to “sarkar hamari naukar hai” type messages.

Marketime: Patterns of the Present and Beyond the Present #SriAurobindo @SACACIndia @desharbendu @toxicslink @Mixtapelive @Bongchild https://t.co/YYXIqnZQMk https://t.co/J9shZTrALu

Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - since 2005): Gnostic Centre, Savitri Bhavan, SACAR, SAFIC, and Esalen courses https://t.co/PTPfebIN22 #SriAurobindo #MirraAlfassa #FiveDreams #WorldUnion #SavitriEraParty @NathTusar SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (UP)

Savitri Era: The Mother & Sri Aurobindo signify Evolution and Revolution https://t.co/xEqTal8xQi #SriAurobindo #MirraAlfassa #FiveDreams #WorldUnion #SavitriEraParty @NathTusar Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (UP) India

Since its inception in 2007 (Centenary year of Surat split), Savitri Era Party (SEP) has been busy in expanding scope of practical action in the light of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's thought. Their works belong to a certain time period; so conceiving future policies is necessary.

Indians love being under some big authority; the legacy of long years of Monarchy and Colonial rule is yet to dissipate. Savitri Era Party (SEP) advocates Freedom and supports Market so that people imbibe courage to think freely and act according to their free choice. #FiveDreams

[When Bipin Chandra Pal was speaking of China and Japan overthrowing European civilisation, how many understood or appreciated great issues? We have lost the faculty of great ideas, outlooks, which divines the great motions of the world.] Sri Aurobindo BANDE MATARAM April 1, 1908

Any one learning music or dance revers a Guru which itself is of religious nature and akin to believing in God. https://t.co/O4Tc9Q9Yjf

There are innumerable taxonomies but the one that's fundamental to Sri Aurobindo's explanation on the significance of Castes derives from his unique psychological interpretation of Vedic Deities: Knowledge, Power, Harmony, and Work are the four essential domains within a society.

Material progress and consequent pleasure seeking has affected human nature and so, it won't be correct to lay the blame at the door of the West alone. Story of human civilisation has to be seen as a whole instead of creating false binaries and imagining an Indian exceptionalism.

Opacity or liminality are far more preferable to simplifying complex scenarios. To quote Isaiah Berlin (6 June 1909 – 5 November1997), [To confuse our own constructions and inventions with eternal laws or divine decrees is one of the most fatal delusions of men. (1974)] #EHCarr

[Writing the village, becoming the nation: The work of Manoj Das. M Ratti - The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 2018. Manoj Das is a leading senior writer within Indian literature, with his novels, short stories,
and poems centring on village and rural life, mingling realism]

Exquisitely written. Reading it just made my day. https://t.co/Lat6gDNa9R

A good overview of Shakespeare and Odia literature through comparison of Dr Mansingh's work and another translation of Hamelt in 1934 by A K Bandopadhyay https://t.co/tkx2Gtk9bm

Heard this Odia song and realized that languages in the East are quite similar. Maithili, Bangla, Odia, Assamese are so close that a native speaker of one can get about 90% of the other with no prior training and some concentration: https://t.co/ey1ONh8Q01

[Relics installation day, Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018: Sri Aurobindo Adhyayana Kendra, Rajgangpur (Odisha) and Matrubihar, Sundargarh (Odisha) installed by Sri Champaklalji in 1984. Sri Aurobindo's Relics has come to Odisha fifteen times to sixty-five places.] https://t.co/Y4L4ULsjWK

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