The spiritual gift of India to the world has already begun. India's spirituality is entering Europe and America in an ever increasing measure. That movement will grow; amid the disasters of the time more and more eyes are turning towards her with hope and there is even an increasing resort not only to her teachings, but to her psychic and spiritual practice. -- Sri Aurobindo (from the message broadcast on the eve of August 15, 1947)

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.


Monday, May 02, 2016

Dharampal, Naipaul, Elst, and Pavan K. Varma

Assorted tweets:
@SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 It's unlikely that by disabling 95 % of the population, the Markets will ever be efficient.
@SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 You speak as if English is necessary for "Markets". Tokyo's GDP is greater in nominal terms than the whole+
@SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 + of India's. Some "English advantage"; if by Market you mean an endless stream of mediocre call-center+
@SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 + workers, then please state it to be so. Or perhaps you're too keen on holding on to the class advantages the current states gives you. Either way, betrays a totally clueless and unimaginative mind.
@rajivchandran @SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 This is whole project of Orientalism (which continues to this day).
@Ozymandias1993 @PavanK_Varma describes this in his book. Sadly his party has done zilch to rectify it.
@SavitriEraParty Ah! an Advaitin becoming modern by spewing inanities about the "Market". Well done sir. Alas, your economics is good either
@Ozymandias1993 @SavitriEraParty If *you* want to mine for Iron in a Gold field, that's *not* the "Market", that's *your* stupidity.
@Ozymandias1993 @SavitriEraParty Sensing is of course an issue, which is why such brainless "greedy" systems get stuck. +
@Ozymandias1993 @SavitriEraParty + Very well known in optimization (as @sarkar_swati would attest).
@sgpriolkar @Ozymandias1993 @sarkar_swati @SavitriEraParty ... and clearly denying access to 95% of the population is good policy. Pfft!
@sgpriolkar @maidros78 @sarkar_swati @SavitriEraParty Yes, we can achieve a monopoly over call centers and BPOs at this rate. Well done!
@sgpriolkar @maidros78 @sarkar_swati @SavitriEraParty In that case, we should beg and plead the British to come back and rule us. +
@sgpriolkar @maidros78 @sarkar_swati @SavitriEraParty + They're atleast competent at ruling a (quasi) Anglo-Saxon state!
@maidros78 @sarkar_swati @sgpriolkar @SavitriEraParty I often wonder if there are enough Indians worthy of India; esp. since this is +
@maidros78 @sarkar_swati @sgpriolkar @SavitriEraParty + the state of even the "cultural nationalism" junta (relying on Elst's obs.)
@rajivchandran @SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 It's also interesting that the poverty caused by this obvious tax/gun/court powered system +
@rajivchandran @SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 + is pushed on a non-existent power-structure called "caste". No one speaks of the +
@rajivchandran @SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 British-engineered famines and the economic destruction of India's craftsmen. +
@rajivchandran @SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 See, 
No tries to untangle causality for this very reason. +
@rajivchandran @SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 + They're probably aware that their orientalist projects will come to nought, if they dig+
@rajivchandran @SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 +into sources like Dharampal did.
@SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 Not if a feudalistic state puts it in a straight-jacket (which is what yours does).
@SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 Was this also the "market" ?
@Ozymandias1993 @rajivchandran Indeed! @SavitriEraParty skirts the issue of regulation and legislation completely.
@Ozymandias1993 @rajivchandran @SavitriEraParty Markets are too "greedy" to ever be optimal in the long run (which is what legislation should achieve).

@SavitriEraParty @srin151a It almost sounds like Sri Mohapatra is talking about God. ☺️
@srin151a Sri @SavitriEraParty assumes that the market will fix all without accounting 4 subpar signalling sans perfect info. @sarkar_swati
@srin151a What he means is that the deracinated elite will choose for us - and he'll love their choice. @SavitriEraParty @sarkar_swati
@srin151a They'll choose to ditch Indian languages because, well they don't know any better. @SavitriEraParty @sarkar_swati
@srin151a And we faithful subjects will go along with that choice because...The Market! @SavitriEraParty @sarkar_swati
@a_r_j_u_n For all the pontification about choice, he seems to selectively favour top-down impositions. @SavitriEraParty @TejasOmkara
@a_r_j_u_n Here's news, @SavitriEraParty, your democratic market would never have passed the Indian Constitution. @TejasOmkara
@SavitriEraParty I see. So India is a factory of workers-to-be-exported-to-the-West, is it? That's its raison d'être?
@SavitriEraParty Hmm. So if the market tomorrow says, ditch all Indian languages, that's exactly what we should do?

@rajivchandran @Ozymandias1993 @srin151a What a fraud @SavitriEraParty . To use names of Sri Auroqindo and Mother to subvert Indian culture.
@Ozymandias1993 @SavitriEraParty @srin151a Market forces favoring English is a myth. #EnglishApartheid enforced by Govt. Courts, Higher-Ed.

@sankrant @Ozymandias1993 @SavitriEraParty @srin151a exactly. Imperialism/monopoly of english invisible to intelligentsia. Willful deceit?
@SavitriEraParty @Ozymandias1993 English speakers  willfully oblivious to  apartheid it perpetuates but gleefully project same on sanskrit.

@srin151a @Ozymandias1993 @sgpriolkar @SavitriEraParty Aurobindo wrote extensively in Sanskrit&Bangla diehard follower wants these ditched+
@srin151a @Ozymandias1993 @sgpriolkar @SavitriEraParty So no one would be able to read Aurobindo in the language he wrote :)

Savitri Era: Sanskrit as an echo-chamber for an ecosystem built

Sanskrit as echo-chamber for an ecosystem built around Mythology and Rituals

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hazlitt, Chang, Prahlad, Rajan, and Banerjee

Assorted Tweets:
I can't claim any knowledge about economics etc but i recommend everyone reads 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by HJ Chang

@AgentSaffron plz also include "faultlines " by raghuram rajan n "poor economic" by akash bannerjee
[Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Harvard University. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT. Poor Economics: A radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty.] 

@rudraprahari @AgentSaffron 'Econ in One Lesson' - Hazlitt, 'Kicking Away the Ladder' - Chang, 'Fortune at bottom of the Pyramid' - Prahlad

@AgentSaffron Bhai, very very good book. Ha-Joon Chang is a very good writer. Do read his book "Bad Samaritans: Myth of Free Trade"

@AgentSaffron is it for or against capitalism mate? I know you wouldn't recommend socialist tripe..

@AgentSaffron looks like socialistcommie drivel, based on a cursory read.

@mmpandit @HindolSengupta @Junawan there are many paths.each path has its practices. Sri Aurobindo did not follow rituals nor sri Ramana ..

Today sadhaks should be activists and activists should be sadhaks, Battle is in both visible and invisible realms as Sri Aurobindo noted.

Nehru & Gandhi both were refused permission to meet Sri Aurobindo. Sri Aurobindo refused to meet them. #HistoryOfNehruDynasty

@ArunudoyB @sarkar_swati : he was NOT a typical ROOTLESS Marxist.i remember i once read his article where he immensely praised Sri Aurobindo

@sarbani_bajari @LinkedIn Yes what you write is so true. Only Sri Aurobindo can write with such precision and objectivity.

@Susmita_AAP @_ajeett @kiran_patniak Ambedkar did admirable study on society and religion but unfortunately ignored what Sri Aurobindo wrote
@bhoopalp Agree; foregrounding Sri Aurobindo is one such task. But, misdeeds of past Kings should not be used against present day Muslims.
Peddling hackneyed angry epithets is no substitute for argument and reason. Educated Indians must read Sri Aurobindo for conceptual clarity.
@dr_madindian @a_r_j_u_n I feel happy that you are affected. The contagion of Sri Aurobindo can work miracles with fundamentalist attitude.
Savitri Era Party has been able to bring awareness about the significance of Sri Aurobindo as a bold thinker [TNM55] …

Special edition of Nabakalika - wall magazine was unveiled at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan Koraput yesterday (24-4-16) 

Interesting thread, exploring the concept of sin in light of Vedas as interpreted by Sri Aurobindo. Highly practical 

A three day residential Trans-Generational Healing workshop with Anuradha Ramesh at Madhuban, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Talla Ramgarh, Nainital 

@SavitriEraParty Sri Aurobindo should b read by heart & not by head ! This may b kept in mind !! › Year 2016 › April 2016
These ideas have destroyed our understanding of what true religion is supposed to mean. As Sri Aurobindo had said, “It is true in a sense that religion should be ...

To quote Aurobindo Ghosh, “as the individual lives by the life of other individuals so does the nation by the life of other nations, by accepting from them ...
The idea had intrigued the whole life and realisation of Sri Ramakrishna and furthermore, the great Yogi-philosopher Sri Aurobindo. Sri Aurobindo accepted the deep pattern as the guiding lifeline of his living philosophy. Thus, the magen star also became the symbol of the ‘supra-mental and its descent onto earth and transforming it’. It replaced the orthodox idea of the feminine as the evil which is originally divine and even more, a power directly coming from the supreme. The whole idea of resurrection and transfiguration of the body, the moon, the earth, thus became a recovery of an ancient thought-ideogram. It is embossed in white marble on the red sandstone of the Humayun’s Tomb, where the body of the Mughal god-king awaits ascent to the heavens.
Sri Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, said ... 
Eulogizing Bankim Chandra as “one among the Rishis of the later age”—the seer of the mantra, ‘Vande Mataram’, which is creating a new India, Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo says: “It is not till the Motherland reveals herself to the eye of the mind as something more than a stretch of earth or a mass of individuals, it is not till she takes shape as a great Divine and Maternal Power in a form of beauty that can dominate the mind and seize the heart that these petty fears and hopes vanish in the all-embracing passion for the Mother and her service, and the patriotism that works miracles and saves a doomed nation is born. To some men it is given to have that vision and reveal it to others.”

Ritu S The Indian Express April 25, 2016
The Mother (Sri Aurobindo) says: “To trust in God with all the heart is a great virtue. In hours of trial, when darkness prevails all around and man’s thoughts are confused, there is no other way left except to commit oneself to the Lord and say, 'Let thy will be done'." She adds, ""An absolute Faith and trust in the grace is, in the last analysis, the supreme wisdom."
The perfect antidote to ‘fear’ is ‘trust’ in God because, as the Mother says: "Alone the divine can give us a perfect safety." And with His safety net, there is indeed, nothing to fear but fear itself. Karma Sutra: How we're gripped in the clutches of fear ...
Sri Aurobindo, “The Hidden Forces of Life“. That's really what it comes down to in a nutshell, regardless what people and activists focus on externally on a 3D ...

TR Subjectivity - Qualitative Research on Illness, Wellbeing and Self- …, 2016
Excellent, well worked-out theoretical frameworks and effective practical methods are already available within the Indian tradition, and for the rest of this article, I'll base myself on the work Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950) has done in this direction. ...

D Parasher - Qualitative Research on Illness, Wellbeing and Self- …, 2016
his own self. Sri Aurobindo (1999 [1948]: 67) states: While it is difficult for man to believe in something unseen within himself, it is easy for him to believe in something which he can image as extraneous to himself. The spiritual ...

I Sevea - Walking Histories, 1800-1914, 2016
A broad review of the writings of figures like Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda and Aurobindo Ghose on meditation, physical movement, exercise and the senses illustrates how walking, like other corporeal practices, including breathing and posture, was theorized in the light of the ...

A Sharma - Qualitative Research on Illness, Wellbeing and Self- …, 2016
Sri Aurobindo (1990) writes that 'the intuitive mind constructs nothing in an artificial fashion but makes itself a receiver of light and allows the truth to manifest in it and organise its own constructions'. ... New York: Basic Books. Aurobindo, S. 1990. The Life Divine. ...

IA Breto - Indialogs, 2016
A completely different angle on the issue of violence is chosen by Edgar Tello García to develop his profound ruminations in “Returning to Sri Aurobindo: On the Enigmatic Dragon of Violence”, which evokes this singular figure from a historical and mostly philosophical stance. ...

PC Mukherjee - 2016
Further, we attempt to challenge the stereotypes associated with western scholarship buy opening the possibilities of experiencing cosmopolitanism in lived human spaces through the thought threads of Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo and Mikhail Bakhtin. ...

A Das - IJAEDU-International E-Journal of Advances in …, 2016
Not just western philosophers, but also modern figures from India, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and Shri Aurobindo, have all stressed upon imparting of education as the very foundation of creation and development of a society. ...

M Danino - A Companion to South Asia in the Past, 2016
Indian scholars—Srinivasa Iyengar (1914), Pusalker (1950), BN Datta (1936), PV Kane (in Chakrabarti, 2008)—and other prominent public figures in India, including Swami Vivekananda (1897), Sri Aurobindo (1998, writing about 1914) and BR Ambedkar (1970, writing about ...

GGK Shree, MR Premalatha, K Jothilakshmi - … of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2455-4499), 2016
Ph.D., Thesis submitted in Pondicherry University entitled “The prevalence of overweight and obesity in school going children of Pondicherry. 4. Pranab, K. 2008. Book on basic education of the body. Sri Aurobindo Ashram publication department. Puducherry. First edition. ...

R Sharma - International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, 2016
at modern application of Vedanta and merely raised issues for posterity to deal with. He does not even bother to indicate where the answers will come from except for quoting Vivekananda, Aurobindo and the Vedanta. In comparison ...

In 1986, the Rishi Valley Educational Foundation began setting up small rural schools (Valmiki Vanam, Rishi Vanam, Sundar Vanam, Vidya Vanam and so on). Sri Aurobindo and the Mother Academic International Centre for Education (SAICE) ‗Integral education' ...

A Gupta, SS Bajpai
Vivekananda was a novel blend of East and West and his words – “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached” definitely instilled nationalism into the nerves of the people. Aurobindo, Vidyasagar, MG Ranade etc. were other social reformers. ...

India Today-22-Apr-2016
Q. What made you take up Sri Aurobindo's life for a play? Boma is a ... There was no intent to glorify and Aurobindo is not the main focus of the play. This is more ...

Times of India-21-Apr-2016
With the assistance of Sri Aurobindo Society, the basic education department has developed what it calls the 'Inspection Management System'. Under this, block ...

The Hindu-10 hours ago
In Chennai, the students visited the Crocodile Bank and Dakshina Chitra and in Puducherry, they spent time at Auroville and the Aurobindo Ashram. Shiladitya ...
... the Unity Pavilion in Auroville, India, and the Russian Academy of Art in Moscow, Russia, with others being planned for the continents of Africa, South America, ...

The Indian Express-17-Apr-2016
Anupama Kundoo's experiments in material research have been internationally recognised for over two decades. If her projects inAuroville have worn the mark ...

The News Minute-17-Apr-2016
When Veenapani Chawla, the extraordinary cultural force who built Adishakti, an even more extraordinary theatrical space outsideAuroville, suddenly died on ...

The Hindu-14-Apr-2016
Volunteer programmes in farming are still in a nascent stage in the city, unlike farms in Spiti Ecosphere, Auroville and other farms in Himachal Pradesh and ...

The New Indian Express-09-Apr-2016
A native of Belarus, Lipen has been conducting open programmes and weekly workshops called 'Tuning to Harmony: Healing Sounds' since 2008 at Auroville, ...

India Today-08-Apr-2016
Today, Auroville-'the City of Dawn', has blossomed into a universal town of over 2,000 residents hailing from close to 45 nations, living in the communal spirit of ...

Times of India-08-Apr-2016
According to Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Co-founder,, Pondicherry is known for its spiritual connections (particularly Auroville), good infrastructure and ...

The Dollar Business-02-Mar-2016
Jacqueline came to Auroville (in Tamil Nadu) when she was all of 24 and has not looked back since. Right from taking charge of the garments business at ...

Conde Nast Traveller India-01-Mar-2016
Cycle a bit further to Auroville ( Website), a settlement of those who aim to fulfil the vision of its founder, The Mother, as a place “where men and women of all ...

The Hindu-27-Feb-2016
Horses paced about their paddocks at the Red Earth Riding School (RERS) in Auroville on Saturday afternoon and strode in a measured manner across the ...
They family bought some 70 acres of barren land in Auroville, Tamil Nadu and started slowly transforming it. Aviram Rozin. With the help of local ...

Auroville Wiki
Auroville Institute of Applied Technology (AIAT) is a not-for-profit vocational training institute serving students in the villages in the bioregion of ...

Monday, April 18, 2016

RM type discourse has given respectability to anti-Dalit bigots

Why insist on English education? Because only then one gets introduced to vast work in humanities field, which we won't find in local lang.
Knowledge of English allows you to access works of Voltaire and Tolstoy, freedom of thought and what not.
How much would people keep translating? New material produced every week. Also, how will you converse with outside world?
"Even if 10% of our children got English education, the intellectual field would have changed."
Many free-market types who have nothing to do with caste also favour abolition of quotas, but I never call them casteists. ...
Look, quota issue has many facets. So, not mixing that with claiming that a guy is casteist. I have other ways to judge. ...
Casteists are those who believe in purity of their caste, think that caste is relevant today, that its an ideal way for scoeity.

All Dalits should master English, it opens doors for them। Also English environ less casteist than Hindi one
RM type discourse has given respectability 2 anti-Dalit bigots who now hide behind fighting ‘breaking India forces’.
In practice Varna was always based on birth just like today…

Deleterious effect of books written by Shourie & RM types can't be ignored. Too many RW come across as sheltered.
Same folks will never ponder on numerous "breaking india" forces in Lutyens/Foregin academia who are from Savarna classes

No one has done a better job at maligning Ambedkar than Ambedkar himself: his copious writings are there for all
Deleterious effect -Shourie has simply reproduced Ambedkar's shameful speeches & writings.Should they be hidden?

read Annihiltion of Caste where ambedkar has shown that Chaturvarna will also eventually lead to caste system
even if Hindus today try to change Varna system to chaturvana it will eventually lead to current caste system

: first of all Varna is NOT based on google & read Sri Aurobindo's writings on caste..ENLIGHTENING
all I can say is read Sri Aurobindo's writings on Varna once.. its based on Guna.. a Satwik person shld be 
well, Dr Ambedkar faced Caste based discrimination almost all his life. he had every reason to feel BITTER but time has changed. now we have to implement REAL Guna based Varna System for an Ideal spiritual society.
find a fault with Sri Aurobindo's writings on Varna if U can. annihilation of Caste/Surname is necessary though

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nobel prize and the Magsaysay may well be rewards for doing the West's bidding

Instructive that the two axes of scholarly discussion which so irks these orgs. are and .

You wonder about trupti, Rohith, kanhaiya? I forecast assault
The enemy is clever, has deep pockets, and vast resources, including many moles and sleeper cells. In the UPA years, the project of keeping India down worked nicely. The challenge for the Modi government is to ensure it can escape this well-laid trap, and let it be known that it will neither expect, nor give, any quarter. The PM might take a leaf out of Lee Kuan Yew's book. No more Mr. Nice Guy. And no more being ashamed just because white people say you should be, either. India should march to its own, and different, drummer.

i fear their output is far too long, a cut and paste job, and seriously discriminatory. needs rewritten in 10 pages

There can be nothing more harmful to economy than FRBM act, it's such a subtle monster with devastating impact

Indian universities must change what they teach their political science graduates.

We mangled Ambedkar’s Constitution: Here are 10 changes we must make

How Left's terminological terrorism reduced Hinduism to Brahminism - when Brahmins were essentially just priests.

Humbled & delighted to see my piece on Bezos & Buffett in 's top 10 weekly reading list

[a poor farmer taking few thousand rupees is taken to task but these big people are making merry, top court said] SC

[Mainstream, April 4, 2016: ‘Danger to Constitutional Values’ - Statement by Retired Civil Servants, Niranjan Pant...]

10 वर्ष के लिए तय राजनैतिक आरक्षण हर 10 वर्ष बाद बढ़ा दिये जाने के कारण लीडरशिप में आत्मविश्वास की कमी साफ़ दिखती है