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, June 28, 2010

Sri Aurobindo University was inaugurated on 4th April 2007 at Sri Aurobindo Srikhetra, Dalijoda, Odisha by Dr. M. V. Nadkarni

There is an inner drive within humanity to strive towards greater perfection, greater achievement, and reach out for harmony, love, knowledge, power and longer life. This drive is directly related to our experience of incapacity, limitation, suffering and defeat. In fact we see that individuals surfeited with pleasure or enjoyment tend not to strive for greater perfections. It thus becomes clear that somehow the mystery of suffering is tied into our evolutionary purpose and that the suffering itself is one of the keys to our evolutionary action.

India's struggle for independence, 1857-1947 Bipan Chandra - 1988 - 600 pages
1903–1908: Women, students and a large section of the urban and rural population of
Bengal and other parts of India became actively involved in politics for the first time. ... The richness of the movement was not confined to politics alone. The period saw a breakthrough in Indian art, literature, music, science and industry. Indian society, as a whole, was experimenting and the creativity of the people expanded in every direction.

Orissa is an ancient seat of culture and The Telegraph is the newest chronicler and analyst of the state’s many achievements and of the activities of its people. This contrast between the ancient and the latest should not, however, be pushed too far because Orissa is today a vibrant province and The Telegraph is wise beyond its years. The contrast carries within it the promise of a fruitful partnership. In the last decade or so, Orissa has rapidly transformed itself from a backward and poor state into one that is seen by most investors, domestic and foreign, as the preferred destination. …
It would be simplistic to view the Orissa success story only through the prism of economic achievements. Education, the most important vehicle to make any growth sustainable, has also felt the winds of change. … This will is also manifest in the manner in which the people of Orissa attempt to refashion their own proud regional identity with a new and emerging presence in the national scene. This is one reason why Orissa is an exciting place. The Telegraph, by bringing that excitement to its readers, wants to be part of it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

JP was very much influenced by the penetrating ideas of Sri Aurobindo

Back from dead: inside the Subhas Bose mystery Anuj Dhar - 2007 - 400 pages
Guha claimed that when JP saw the picture in October 1978, he was "overwhelmed with an ecstatic joy and he deemed ... Netaji will not go the Sri Aurobindo way ... he will appear in public and take to politics again ... the moment Netaji ...
He said that he had already shown the same picture to Jayaprakash Narayan and the Lok Sabha Speaker KS Hegde. ... 
Janata Socialist Party (India) - 2007
he treated him with benign neglect until December 1953 when Jayaprakash Narayan visiting the Roy couple at Dehra Dun ... "JP" promptly contacted Rashtrapati Rajendra Prasad to seek Government help for Roy. Goaded by Rajen Babu, Nehru called on ... conspiracy case 1910, while SriAurobindo fled to t French possession of Pondichery evade the British police. ... [Jawahar Lal Nehru and his critics, 1923-1947: A study with reference to the ideas of Nehru, Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, M.N. Roy, and the Communists 
R. C Pillai]
The radical humanist Radical Democratic Party (India), Indian ... - 2007
until December 1953 when Jayaprakash Narayan visiting the
Roy couple at Dehra Dun was shocked by Roy's deteriorating health. ... "JP" promptly contacted Rashtrapati Rajendra Prasad informing him about Roy's serious condition and lamenting over his negligence by ... Drawn, in the process, to Aurobindo Ghosh (later day Sri Aurobindo) and his terrorist apparatus, ...
Jayaprakash Narayan: his life and mission - Page 72, Ratan Das - 2007 - 323 pages
... withdrew himself from the cult of violence in the same way as being done by Aurobindo, Tilak and ...
Indian English Literature - Page 242 Ed. Basavaraj Naikar - 2007 - 256 pages
Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Gandhi, Tagore, Ambedkar, JP and Lohia were sufficiently exposed to the West before preparing their critiques of the colonising powers. Those who are afraid of being labelled as "die-hard traditionalists by using... Studies in commonwealth literature - Page 159
Mohit Kumar Ray - 2003 - 216 pages English in India: issues and approaches Nila Shah, Amee Sinroja - 2006 
Indian English poetry and fiction: critical elucidations - Page 2 A.N. Prasad Rajiv K.Malik, Amar Nath Prasad - 2007 - 290 pages
The neo-Vedantism of Vivekananda, Gurudatta, Aurobindo, Ram Tirtha, Satyadeva, Radhakrishnan, and DM Dutta, ... JP and Lohia have their roots in western thought patterns. The third source of contemporary Indian Humanism is a revival of ...
A spiritual Bloomsbury: Hinduism and homosexuality in the lives ... - Page 368 Antony R. H. Copley - 2006 - 397 pages
He's always followed Vinoba Bhave and JP Narayan, so his credentials are excellent. ... You can see why he would latch onto Aurobindo. One way he sought to demonstrate that
India had in the past been in the forefront of applied science ...
Philosophical Humanism and Contemporary India - Page 190 Vishwanath Prasad Varma - 2006 - 211 pages
The neo-Vedantism of Vivekananda, Gurudatta Vidyarthi, Aurobindo, Rama Tirtha, Satyadeva, Radhakrishnan and DM Datta, the concept of Swaraj of Dayananda, Tilak, ... MN Roy, Jawaharlal, Beni Prasad, JP and Lohia have their ...
Gujarat pogrom-2002 Krishna Gopal - 2006 - 306 pages
Tilak, Vivekananda (writer of Geeta), Gokhale, Pandit Motilal Nehru, Babu Rajendra Prasad, Lala Lajpat Rai, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, C. Rajagopalachari, Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Gosh, JP, Kripalini and many more. ...
Political ideas in modern India: thematic explorations - Page 455 Vrajendra Raj Mehta, Thomas Pantham, Project ... - 2006 - 481 pages
Gokhale, Aurobindo, BC Pal, Phule, Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru, Ambedkar, MN Roy, Lohia and JP Narain are often full of profound insights and repay close study. Indian political life too has been a site of many valuable experiments. ...
Page 414 The ideas of Vivekananda, Tilak and Aurobindo had some influence on him. His stay in USA for higher studies brought about a major shift in his attitude towards social and political issues. Exposed to a particular kind of Marxism in the ...
Vive la difference!: visions of, and challenges to, cultural plurality K. Ayyappapanicker - 2006 - 257 pages
Shri Aurobindo, Jayaprakash Narayan in his later days and Ram Manhar Lohia were among those who thought of an indigenous ideology that could replace the imported ones as a viable alternative. Changes in the social structure initiated by ...
Religious identity and political destiny: Hindutva in the culture ... - Page 139 Deepa S. Reddy - 2006 - 213 pages
So on one level, the issue was the constitution of the "secular," or perhaps more accurately, it was about the endless contestation of "made-up" meanings that spirals — and here Tavleen Singh's suggestion echoes JP — into ...
Star crossed India: let down by leadership - Page 53 G. S. Bhargava - 2005 - 354 pages
COMMUNICATION Honouring JP in his Birth Centenary ... 'JP' had never been a member of Parliament, not even a legislator at the State level. So as in the case of Sri Aurobindo and Netaji Subhas Bose, he has been commemorated by a statue in the proximity, however remote, of the temple of ... Mainstream
2001
Jayaprakash Narayan: a centenary volume - Page 211,
Sandip Das - 2005 - 395 pages
JP was very much influenced by the penetrating ideas of Sri Aurobindo, Bhagwan Das and Gandhi to place social order on a spiritual basis. Socialism and especially Marxism have stressed the necessity for social and economic changes, ...
Unfinished revolution: a political biography of Jayaprakash Narayan, Ajit Bhattacharjea - 2004 - 467 pages
Swadeshi was an old idea in
Bengal, brought by the Bengal revolutionaries in the days of Sri Aurobindo and others, but it had not become a mass movement as it became during Gandhiji's time. So, when I came back from the United States, ...
Democratic politics and governance in India M. M. Sankhder - 2003 - 343 pages
It would be pertinent to argue that this truth has not been adequately appreciated by thinkers, such as, MN Roy, Nehru and Jayaprakash Narayan — the crusaders of India's social, economic and political emancipation. ...
Lineages of the Present: Ideology and Politics in Contemporary ... - Page 175 Aijaz Ahmad - 2002 - 382 pages
Large chunks of Bankim and Aurobindo are simply rehearsed as precursors of modern-day Hindutva. ... RSS by such diverse individuals as Sardar Patel during the Partition violence, and by Vinoba Bhave and Jayaprakash Narayan during the
Religion, religiosity, and communalism, Praful Bidwai, Harbans Mukhia, Achin Vanaik - 1996 - 272 pages
India looks ahead: Jayaprakash Narayan memorial lectures, 1990-2001 B. Vivekanandan - 2002 - 220 pages
During this period he was influenced by Aurobindo Ghose's writings - his idea of mixing spirituality with politics, ... "It was so refreshing, so inspiring to readAurobindo 's writings," he wrote. In the summer of 1914, ...
The Hidden Master From I To Itness On Vimalaji`S Teaching - Page 250 Christine Townend - 2002 - 314 pages
Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, and Jaya Prakash Narayan, were moved by the same philosophy, the same grounding. It was as if there was one great sweeping ray which washed across the land, and in that colour, that vibration, ...
Think India 2002
That was nothing new for JP. Soon after Gandhiji's death he had said that the country needed a spiritual awakening and had appealed to persons like Aurobindo and Raman Maharshi to come forward to give leadership to the country ...
Jayaprakash Narayan: 1948-1950, Bimal Prasad - 2000 - 528 pages
But I do not find it possible to go ahead with the idea alone. I am leaving for
Madras in an hour. As ever, JP ... 14 For biographical note on Sri Aurobindo see item no. 161 in Vol. IV. 15 For biographical note on Ramana Maharishi see ...
History of modern political movements Prasant Kumar Nayak - 2003 - 257 pages
Aurobindo (1872-1950) was the most complete thinker of the freedom struggle of
India. ... Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) alongwith MN Roy and JP Narain introduced the socialistic philosophy into the stream' of nationalism. ...
Citizens' rights, judges and state accountability Abdul Gafoor Abdul Majeed Noorani - 2002 - 396 pages
9 and
23 April 1907 that Aurobindo propounded the doctrine of passive resistance as an instrument of political action. ... So were the socialists — JP, Minoo Masani, Asoka Mehta, and Lohia. One pamphlet by Lohia deserves particular...
Class, ideology and political parties in India, Arun K. Jana, Bhupen Sarmah - 2002 - 318 pages
thought of Swami Vivekananda, Aurobindo or Tilak are being appropriated in the interest of Hindu majoritarian politics. ... leaders like Lohia and JP Narayan and ultimately joined the Janata Government (Malik & Singh, 1994., p.34). ...
Bharatiya Janata Party: profile and performance - Page 90 Pratap Chandra Swain - 2001 - 322 pages
nationalism' like Swami Vivekananda, Aurobindo Ghose, etc., recognised the cultural and spiritual heritage of
India as the ... The leadership took inspiration from JP for launching the new party and also from Gandhi for giving it an ...
Gandhi, freedom, and self-rule - Page 77 Anthony Parel - 2000 - 164 pages
Within this exciting world of ideas, not only Gandhi, but other leading Indian intellectuals as diverse as Rabindranath Tagore, BG Tilak, Aurobindo Ghose, Subhas Chandra Ghose, Vinoba Bhave, JP Narayan, and MN Roy all conversed. ..
Veteran freedom fighter, eminent journalist Madduri Annapurnaiah, I. V. Chalapati Rao, Madduri Annapurnaiah - 2000 - 56 pages
JP took the right decision. The atheist was transformed into theist and took refuge in the doctrine of love which is ... this transformation because we know how Aurobind Ghosh the revolutionary became Sri Aurobindo of Pondichery Ashram....
Quest for excellence: the volume in honour of Śrī Kireet Joshi Kireet Joshi, Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya, S. R ... - 2000 - 379 pages
Comparatively, Jayaprakash Narayan has really breathed the Indian air and got acclimatised to Indian climate of thought ... But Jayaprakash Narayan' s theory of total revolution, as an alternative to communism, which caught the people's ...
Colonialism, tradition, and reform: an analysis of Gandhi's ... - Page 330,  Bhikhu C. Parekh - 1999 - 359 pages
Sri Aurobindo, The Foundations of Indian Culture (Pondicherry: Sri AurobindoAshram, 1959), p. ... a strange habit of missing out such important thinkers as Dadabhai Naoroji: Bipan Chandra Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai and Jayaprakash Narayan....
Between tradition and modernity: India's search for identity : a ... G. N. Devy, Fred Reinhard Dallmayr - 1998 - 374 pages
As should be noted, Sri Aurobindo, at an earlier point of his life, espoused a radical kind of Hindu nationalism both in his ... 18 Compare in this contextJayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979), Socialism, Sarvo- daya and Democracy (ed....
Aspects of India: essays on Indian politics and culture, Noël O'Sullivan - 1997 - 453 pages
JP Narain, Vinoba Bhave, Dada Dharmadhikari, ... What is true of Gandhi is also largely true of such other creative pre-independence writers as Bankim Chatterjee,Aurobindo Ghose and even Rabindranath Tagore. During British rule
India ...
The multiverse of democracy: essays in honour of Rajni Kothari, Rajni Kothari, D. L. Sheth, Ashis Nandy - 1996 - 278 pages
Others such as Rabindranath Tagore, Aurobindo Ghose, Mahatma Gandhi, MN Roy, JP Narayan and Vinoba Bhave, all either conservatives or radical socialists, condemned it in strong terms. In their view the state was a 'soulless' machine, ...
Mainstream 1996
owing allegiance to JP, Radical Humanists drawing inspiration from MN Roy's ideas, a few Marxists and Communists, ... some of our own great thinkers like Rabindranath Tagore, Aurobindo Ghose, Gandhi, MNRoy, and Jaya Prakash Narayan. ...
Economic and political weekly 1996
The idealist philosophers like Ramakrishna. Vivekanand, Mahatma Gandhi, Aurobindo Ghosh, Radhakrishnan, Vinoba Bhave, Jayprakash Narayan, etc, were struggling to find meaning of the humanist social structure. Tit for the new age, ...
BJP today Bharatiya Janata Party - 1996
The profound impact that Aurobindo Ghosh had on Subhash Chandra Bose is reflected in his autobiography: "In my undergraduate days, Aurobindo Ghosh was easily the most popular leader in
Bengal... a mixture of spirituality and politics ...
Democracy and federalism, V. R. Krishna Iyer, Andhra Pradesh Judicial ... - 1995 - 200 pages
Those who are attuned to the Indian experience can find this essence in the words of Sri Aurobindo : "The ... It is this Dharma that is expressed by Sri Jayaprakash Narayan : "The concept of Dharma represents the organic self- ...
Janata Socialist Party (India) - 1995
During this period, Shri Aurobindo from
Pondicherry had sent a message to Gandhiji with a suggestion to accept Cripps Mission. ... and it was Jayaprakash Narayan who emerged as the greatest hero of the Quit India Movement. ...
The radicalism handbook: radical activists, groups and movements ..., John Button - 1995 - 460 pages
Chattopadhyay Mahatma Gandhi Aurobindo Ghose MN Roy Sarojini Naidu JP Narayan
The Book review 1994
Dr., Johnson analyses the Indian predicament with reference to the reactions of Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo and Jayaprakash Narayan and offers ...
Khadi gramodyog India. Khadi and Village Industries Commission ... - 1994
Sure 'Ha and Bapu\ But the fire of 1857 blazing through Phadke with Sri Aurobindo, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Azad and others to JP, Rama Manohar Lohia, Usha Mehta, the line and list to torch bearers is unending and unique. ...
Journal of social and economic studies A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies - 1994 - 156 pages
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), Aurobindo (1872-1950), Nehru (1869-1964), Narendra Deo (1869-1954), Subhash Chand Bose (1897-1945) JP Narain ... We find a long galaxy of proponents of national ideology from Ram Mohan Roy to JP Narain....
Religious nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India - Page 94 Peter van der Veer - 1994 - 247 pages
He had his predecessors in Hindu saints like Vivekananda and Aurobindo and his successors in persons like Vinoba Bhave and Jayaprakash Narayan. Gandhi called himself a sanatani (orthodox) Hindu who believed that Hindu scriptures such as ...
Understanding commnunalism, M. Muralidharan, Parayil Kochupappu Michael ... - 1993 - 100 pages
The moderate phase of BJP politics has been characterised by a changed attitude to socialism. Though "socialism" has not found its way into ... It was asserted that Vivekananda and Aurobindo had, a healthier and more advanced socialism of an indigenous ...
Society and change: quarterly journal of the Association for the ... Association for the Study of Society and ... - 1993
the Gandhian spell. It was JP Narayan who also said that socialism in
India would reject Gandhism at its peril. ... unaware of the fact that Sri Aurobindo too had a consistently developed philosophy of history as is evident from his book, The Human Cycle. ...
Mainstream 1992
RAMANAND CHATTERJEE ... The following editorial which appeared in Modern Review ... The great nationalist philosopher,Aurobindo Ghosh, held similar views when he wrote: 'Shivaji had the darshan of only ...
Seminar: the monthly symposium 1992
... not only Jawaharlal Nehru but also Jayaprakash Narayan, Lohia, Ambedkar etcetera saw the need to redefine ... Swami Vivekananda and Dayananda Saraswathi to those of Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi, as the struggle of Hinduism to build ...
The Great Indian patriots, P. Rajeswar Rao - 1991
Acharya Narendra Deva … He soon became a convert to extremism and learnt lessons in Indian nationalism from Tilak, Aurobindo and Har Dayal. His study of Mazzini made ... Achut Patwardhan, Asoka Mehta, Ram Manohar Lohia and Jayaprakash Narayan, he built up the ...