- one which adhered enemy-of-enemy-is- my-friend school of real politics and favored aligning with Nazis and Fascists, Netaji belonged to this, so did a lots of educated Indians.
- There was another school which supported allied war efforts for many reasons, Guru Aurobindo belonged to this, he saw Nazism for the monster it was and decided that even at its worst English imperialism was better than German Reich.
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- 365 and a Wakeup
A Life @ Full Strength
A Mindful Life
A New York Escorts Confessions
Alex Gibson @ INJournals
AQALuscious: Adventures In Integral Rant
Awaken to Nonduality
BETWEEN BOTH WORLDS
Blaine Snow exploring integral consciousness
Blog of Collective Intelligence
Brazilian Integral Sangha
Bridge of Light
Catallaxis - Integral Economics
Dashh: A Day In The Integral Life
e x o t e r i c a
Echo Chamber Project Media
Ed Kowalcyzk @ INJournals
Freedom, Flexibility, and Flow
From the Mouth of Madhness...
From The Suburbs
Getting a Leg Up é²ç«
Hiphop Journalism (hard news fit to flow...)
How to Save the World
IN SEARCH OF AN INTEGRAL PATH: INHABITING CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS
Indistinct Union: Nonduality and Christianity
Integral Fitness Solutions
Integral Options Cafe
integral reflections - integral rhapsodies in the blogosphere
Integral Talking Heads
Jim Moore's cybernetics, politics, emergence, etc.
Kenji Williams @ INJournals
Key 23 Occulture Evolved
Killing The Buddha
Lama Surya Das
Liberty Coalition -
Mathew Dallman - The Daily Goose
Mexico phone cards
Mitch Kapor's Weblog
Mystery of Existence
Nobody Knows Anything
Not A Dollarshort
Numenware, a blog about neurotheology
One More Paradigm
orange haired boy
Ottmar Liebert @ INJournals
Parents Behaving Badly
Pongsathorn's Blog v.2
Rising Up - Joe Perez
Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Savitri Era Learning Forum
Singin' the Tantric Blues
Song of Sentience
Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog
StuartDavis.com - The Official Web Site of Stuart Davis and His Music
The BARDO REALM
The Big Idea
The Boulder Anti-Apathy Cluster
The Drinking Hole
The Human Bean
The Voice In My Head...
To hell in a milk float
Tripp Lanier @ INJournals
Trying to empty the mind
Turning the Tide
Watch for Cairns
Who? What? Where? When?
WorldChanging: Another World Is Here
Zen and the Art of Dreaming
Best New Blog - Boulder Anti-Apathy Cluster
Most Geeky Blog - Coolmel
Most Fluffy Blog - Indistinct Union
Best Group Blog - Generation Sit
The Bodhisattva Blog - Steve Pavlina
Best Non-dual blog - Mystery of Existence
Weblog of the Year - Coolmel
It’s a wonderful assortment of excellent blogs, worthy of a read – even if every one isn’t Buddhism related.And here are the awards of ebuddha of Integral Practice, which we’ll dub the eBuddhys:
Best New Blog - Integral Options Cafe
Best Integral Politics and Social Commentary Blog - Joe Perez
Best Integral Techie Blog - Coolmel
Best Integral Theory Ken Wilber blog - Indistinct Union
Best Integral Theory Non-Ken Wilber blog - SELF (Savitri Era Learning Forum) blog
Best Multimedia Integral Blog - Mark Davis Lippman
Best Art Integral Blog - Matthew Dallman
Best Non-Dual Blog - Mystery of Existence
Best Individual Writing Integral Blog - (1) enthusiastic stylings of Stuart Davis, (2) the passionately sober Vince, (3) the resonant writings of Syntegral, (4) the wry intellect of The Human Bean posted by Zen Unbound @ 1/27/2006
- These include the war against terrorism,
- supporting democratic institutions in other countries,
- promoting economic prosperity through free trade,
- addressing global challenges of health and environment
- and developing clean-energy technologies, especially new techniques of nuclear power generation.
In a speech that lasted over half an hour, Bush set the tone right in the beginning: “More than five centuries ago, Christopher Columbus set out for India and proved the world was round. Now some look at India’s growing economy and say that that proves the world is flat.” America’s relationship with India and Pakistan, he said, is important “for our economic security..and for our national security.” He then went on to define this relationship against the backdrop of India’s growth story, its secular, pluralistic democracy, its growing affluence and its young talent. “The people of America and India understand that a key part of defeating the terrorists is to replace their ideology of hatred with an ideology of hope. And so we will continue to work together to advance the cause of liberty”, Bush said.
Bush sang a paean to Indian democracy and demanded that Pakistan ensure “open”, “free and fair” polls in the general elections slated for 2007, as he emphasised his conviction that democracy is the best antidote to terrorism. Highlighting India’s role in strengthening political pluralism around the world, Bush pointed to the contributions India is already making to the success of fledgling democratic institutions in Afghanistan. “India’s work in Afghanistan is a good example of India’s commitment to emerging democracies. India has pledged $565 million to help the Afghan people repair the infrastructure and get back on their feet”, Bush said.
Reminding American people that India had a Muslim President and a Sikh Prime Minister, Bush said, “India is a good example of how freedom can help different people live together in peace. And this commitment to secular government and religious pluralism makes India a natural partner for the United States.” “In the past, the Cold War and regional tensions kept us apart, but today, our interests and values are bringing us closer together”, Bush argued.
Directly confronting and rejecting the traditional American hostility towards India on nuclear non-proliferation and more recent concerns about outsourcing American jobs, Bush underlined America ’s own interest in India’s growth and prosperity. Extending full civilian nuclear cooperation to India would help reduce the pressure on oil prices and in creating a better global environment, Bush said. Sharing clean energy technologies with India, Bush insisted, “will help reduce stress on global oil markets and move our world toward cleaner and more efficient uses of energy.”
Bush was even more forthright on business process outsourcing that has led to protests from trade unions and Democratic opposition in Washington. “It’s true that a number of Americans have lost jobs because of companies that have shifted operations to India,” Bush said. “Losing a job is traumatic. It’s difficult. It puts a strain on our families.” Opposing protectionism as a response, Bush said outsourcing improves the competitiveness of American industry by reducing costs and creating new jobs in the US.
He also pointed to the fact that growing prosperity in India will produce more opportunities to export American goods to India. But Bush also insisted India cannot hope to have a “one-way free trade” and that it should do more to lift caps on foreign investment and open its borders to US farm and industrial products.
During World War I, when Europe was convulsing in a self-destructive dance of war, Sri Aurobindo wrote masterfully and prophetically about the need and “inevitability of some kind of world-union of free nations”. His works, titled, “The Human Cycle”, “The Ideal of Human Unity” and “War and Self-Determination” (1915-18), were pathfinders in laying out the foundation and planting the seeds, perhaps deep in the consciousness of humanity, for the development of international organization. In 1916, Aurobindo advocated a “first scheme to which the life of humanity could turn for a mould of growth in its reaching out to a unified existence”.
For Aurobindo, “the whole secret of earthly existence” is that all life is in “progressive evolution of a Spirit”.[x] He welcomed Wilson’s initiatives in Paris, hoping that international law would be “an effective force which will restrain the egoism of nations as the social law restrains the egoism of individuals”, and delighted when the League of Nations “was in travail of formation”.[xi] In the inter-war period, however, he bemoaned the fact that the League was “constantly misused or hampered from its true functioning by the egoism and insincerity of its greater members”.[xii] Prophetically, he had noted in 1916, that difficulties and disappointments were “bound to help” the process of unification, since once begun it would be “impossible for humanity to draw back”.
When the United Nations was created after the World War II, Aurobindo recognized it as a continuation and improvement of the League: the same spirit, the same general structure, and, unfortunately, some of the same flaws. He lamented, for instance, that the “oligarchy of big Powers” witnessed in the League was a strong surviving element with the new United Nations, as seen in the “preponderant place assigned to the five great Powers in the Security Council and clinched by the device of the veto”.[xiii]
Nolini Kanta Gupta, Aurobindo’s close friend and disciple as well as the Secretary of the Aurobindo Ashram, provided an incisive articulation of the nation-soul concept: A Nation is a living personality; it has a soul, even like a human individual. The soul of a nation is also a psychic being, that is to say, a conscious being, a formation of the Divine Consciousness and in direct contact with it …[xvi] He further presaged Sri Chinmoy’s view and experience in his statement that “[t]he individual can know of and come in contact with the nation’s soul in and through his own soul”.[xvii] Sri Chinmoy elaborated upon this idea of the evolving soul of international organizations.
USA, January 15, 2006: by Lavina Melwani www.littleindia.com